Posted by Commodore Computer Club on February 9, 2014 in C64, Videos

Space Lords is an action-packed C64-party game for 1-4 players. The game principle is based on the classic Atari 2600 game Warlords but the graphics are heavily upgraded and the gameplay action moved into outer space:

You control the game using paddles like on the Atari 2600 or joystick controls are also supported but only allow two player action.

Special thanks to Tommy, a long time C64 Club member for that hat tip on this game. We’ll have it to play at future Commodore Computer Club meetings.

Source: RGCD Space Lords

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on February 2, 2014 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

Please note: Due to recent weather (snow and rain), the February 7, 2014 meeting will most likely be pretty low key and not go until midnight since most people don’t want to venture out in bad weather. If you decide to come out the meeting, please drive safe and be careful out on the roads and freeways.

Ok, back to the meeting announcement: Club members, guests, friends and retro enthusiasts from the PDX and surrounding areas typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST.

Our “first Friday of the month” meetings take place at Pied Piper Pizza located in Vancouver, WA which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon:

Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Pied Piper Pizza – 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd. – Vancouver, WA 98682 – Get directions

Once inside Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore computers. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the counter.

What You Can Expect To See, Hear and Enjoy:

The following hardware and software will be available to enjoy at the February 7, 2014 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges

Of course there is always more hardware, software and gaming fun brought to the meetings by our members and guests that we don’t have listed, so come and be surprised!

Bring your Family and Friends:

As always it’s perfectly fine to bring your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or kids with you to the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The more the merrier!

Presentations, Demos, Member Showcase, Etc:

As for presentations, we do plan on having a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member presentations which also include showcasing some cool software and hardware.

We always plenty of room, tables and electrical outlets, so if you have anything (game consoles, rare retro items, etc.) to show off or enjoy with other members, please feel free to bring it along.

Retro Gaming And Computer Marketplace – Buy, Sell, Trade or Give it away for free:

For those who frequent the meetings know, there are always good finds to be had at our buy, sell, trade and free tables, so remember to bring any Commodore, other 8-bit computer or gaming console items you want to sell, trade or give away.

Need more information?

To find out more about our meetings, get directions, etc, please check out the Commodore Computer Club meetings page.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting on Friday February 7, 2014. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on February 1, 2014 in C64, Videos

The Apple iPad is an amazing modern tablet, but what does it have over the classic C64 by Commodore? This video found on YouTube should help you make your decision:

In all seriousness, both the iPad and Commodore 64 are pretty awesome pieces of technology. You can even get a C64 emulator App to run on an iPad :)

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on January 20, 2014 in Meetings

Greetings Commodore friends, check out the pictures showcasing our January 3, 2014 Commodore Club meeting:

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

Conrad CGE Adventures Atari 2600 - PDX Commodore 64 Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

Buy, Sell, Trade, Free Tables - C64 Commodore 64 Computer Club

“Thank you” to everyone from the Pacific Northwest and surrounding area who continue to support and attend our Commodore Computer Club meetings. It’s really appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be February 7, 2014. We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on January 4, 2014 in Expo's, News

The 1st annual NWCGE Video Game Swap Meet will be held Saturday January 18, 2014 and the Commodore Computer Club will have a vendor booth at the show:

PRGE is proud to present the Northwest Classic Games Enthusiasts video game swap meet at the Portland Doubletree Hotel on January 18, 2014. We are taking it old-school…back when it was all about getting buyers and sellers together to help build buyers collections and help sellers find good homes for their extras while preserving the cultural and historical aspects of videogames. Nothing fancy – just games, games and more games.

The swap meet will be at the Portland Doubletree Hotel located at 1000 NE Multnomah Street Portland, OR 97232. The phone number is (503) 281-6111. Doors open at 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 USD at the door. The event is child-friendly so bring the entire family!

Whether you want to buy, sell or trade away your extras, or just hang out with a bunch of other gamers, you will have a great time at the first annual NWCGE retro swap meet.

Be sure to stop by the PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club vendor booth to play some great games including the opportunity to check out our free play arcade machine featured at recent C64 Club meetings.

Of course we will also have a ton of video game related items for sale including but not limited to Commodore 64, Nintendo NES, Colecovision, Sega and so much more!

For more information on the expo, please visit RetroGamingExpo.com

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on January 1, 2014 in Meetings

Happy New Year Commodore Friends and welcome to 2014! With it being January 2014, what does that mean? Our first meeting of the new year is just around the corner!

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 3, 2014 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

Club members, friends, guests and retro enthusiasts from the PDX and surrounding areas typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST.

Our “first Friday of the month” meetings take place at Pied Piper Pizza located in Vancouver, WA which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon:

Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Pied Piper Pizza – 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd. – Vancouver, WA 98682 – Get directions

Once inside Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore computers. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the counter.

What You Can Expect To See, Hear and Enjoy:

The following hardware and software will be available to enjoy at the January 3, 2014 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • Restored Commodore Educator 64
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • Atari 2600 programming presentation
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges
  • Jeri Ellsworth C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV plug-n-play

Of course there is always more hardware, software and gaming fun brought to the meetings by our members and guests that we don’t have listed, so come and be surprised!

Bring your Family and Friends:

As always it’s perfectly fine to bring your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or kids with you to the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The more the merrier!

Presentations, Demos, Member Showcase, Etc:

As for presentations, we do plan on having a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member presentations which also include showcasing some cool software and hardware.

We always plenty of room, tables and electrical outlets, so if you have anything (game consoles, rare retro items, etc.) to show off or enjoy with other members, please feel free to bring it along.

Retro Gaming And Computer Marketplace – Buy, Sell, Trade or Give it away for free:

For those who frequent the meetings know, there are always good finds to be had at our buy, sell, trade and free tables, so remember to bring any Commodore, other 8-bit computer or gaming console items you want to sell, trade or give away.

Need more information?

To find out more about our meetings, get directions, etc, please check out the Commodore Computer Club meetings page.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting on Friday January 3, 2014. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on December 22, 2013 in Pictures

At the December 6, 2013 Commodore Computer Club meeting a wish of mine was finally granted after close to a 4 year search… acquiring an Educator 64.

Here is how the PET 4064 machine looked when it first came into the meeting:

C64 Educator 64 - Commodore Computer Club

As you can see, it works, but really dirty and has the #3 key broken off. Cleaning is easy and so is replacing the broken key. It’s also missing the decals below the monitor and above the keyboard.

After a few minutes of using the Educator 64, a horrible burning smell was coming from it and also a loud buzzing sound. Uh oh. We immediately powered it off until further testing could be done at a later date.

Well after a few weeks, lots of elbow grease, replacing a bunch of capacitors, adding the missing #3 key and major cleaning, check it out now:

C64 Educator 64 - Commodore Computer Club

It’s now super nice and clean. In the above picture you can see the Commodore 64 game Space Taxi in all it’s PET green screen glory thanks to the EasyFlash 3 cartridge.

As for the buzzing, that was coming from the power transformer inside. I’ve been able to quiet it down a little and hopefully at some point down the road it can be replaced.

I’m working on recreating the missing decals in Photoshop for the Educator 64 and sometime in the new year I’ll get them printed off then applied to the computer.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on December 21, 2013 in C64, Videos

Every holiday season the C64 Club likes to showcase the magical SX-64 Christmas demo and share it with all our Commodore friends around the world:

The above Christmas Demo was included on the 1541 SX-64 Test Demo disk which came with the Commodore Executive 64 (SX-64).

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the PDX Commodore Computer Club. We hope you enjoy the video.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on December 12, 2013 in Meetings

Hey Commodore friends! Below you can check out the photos that were taken during our last Commodore Computer Club meeting of 2013. Some of the highlights were the following:

  • Multiple PET computers
  • PET 2031 and 4040 disk drives
  • Commodore Educator 64
  • Xbox 360 Japan model
  • EasyFlash 3 cartridges
  • Games, games and more games
  • Great friends socializing
  • Buy, sell, trade and free table

Ok, now for the moment you’ve been waiting for, pictures showcasing our December 6, 2013 Commodore Club meeting:

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Educator 64 - Commodore Computer Club

Xbox 360 Game Console - Commodore Computer Club

Xbox 360 Game System - Commodore Computer Club

Conrad CGE Adventures Atari 2600 - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

PET 4032 with 2031 disk drive - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Pet 4032 with 4040 disk drive - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

PET systems and disk drives - Commodore Computer Club

Buy, Sell, Trade and Free Tables - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank you” to everyone from the Pacific Northwest and surrounding area who continue to support and attend our Commodore Computer Club meetings. It’s really appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday January 3, 2014. We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on November 30, 2013 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

Please note: Due to recent weather (snow and rain), the December 6, 2013 meeting will most likely be pretty low key and not go until midnight since most people don’t want to venture out in bad weather. If you decide to come out the meeting, please drive safe and be careful out on the roads and freeways.

Ok, back to the meeting announcement: Club members, guests, friends and retro enthusiasts from the PDX and surrounding areas typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST.

Our “first Friday of the month” meetings take place at Pied Piper Pizza located in Vancouver, WA which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon:

Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Pied Piper Pizza – 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd. – Vancouver, WA 98682 – Get directions

Once inside Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore computers. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the counter.

What You Can Expect To See, Hear and Enjoy:

The following hardware and software will be available to enjoy at the December 6, 2013 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges

Of course there is always more hardware, software and gaming fun brought to the meetings by our members and guests that we don’t have listed, so come and be surprised!

Bring your Family and Friends:

As always it’s perfectly fine to bring your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or kids with you to the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The more the merrier!

Presentations, Demos, Member Showcase, Etc:

As for presentations, we do plan on having a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member presentations which also include showcasing some cool software and hardware.

We always plenty of room, tables and electrical outlets, so if you have anything (game consoles, rare retro items, etc.) to show off or enjoy with other members, please feel free to bring it along.

Retro Gaming And Computer Marketplace – Buy, Sell, Trade or Give it away for free:

For those who frequent the meetings know, there are always good finds to be had at our buy, sell, trade and free tables, so remember to bring any Commodore, other 8-bit computer or gaming console items you want to sell, trade or give away.

Need more information?

To find out more about our meetings, get directions, etc, please check out the Commodore Computer Club meetings page.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting on Friday December 6, 2013. Come to learn, come to share.

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