Posted by Commodore Computer Club on September 15, 2013 in Meetings

Due to an extremely busy personal and work schedule, the September 6, 2013 Commodore Computer Meeting recap and photos are just pictures and not detailed descriptions:

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Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Feel free to check out 3+ years of previous recaps and photos to get an idea of what to expect at an upcoming Commodore Computer Club meeting.

Our next upcoming first Friday of the month C64 Club meeting October 4, 2013 – same bat time, same bat channel.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on September 14, 2013 in Pictures

It’s not everyday that you come across an original Commodore 64 QuantumLink (Q-Link) Function Key overlay in 2013…

QuantumLink (Q-Link) Function Key overlay - Commodore Computer Club

I did try calling the 800 number but sad to report it’s not working, not that I expected Q-Link to answer, but if someone did oh the fun I could have had with them :)

As good measure, I did scan the overlay at 300 DPI and it’s available for free download courtesy of the Commodore Computer Club. Enjoy!

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on September 1, 2013 in Meetings

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

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 September 6, 2013 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • 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
  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Various Plug-n-Play consoles (JAKK’s Pacific, Namco)

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 September 6, 2013. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on August 17, 2013 in Meetings

Due to an extremely busy personal and work schedule, the August 2, 2013 Commodore Computer Meeting recap and photos are just pictures and not detailed descriptions:

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club

Feel free to check out 3+ years of previous recaps and photos to get an idea of what to expect at an upcoming Commodore Computer Club meeting.

Our next upcoming first Friday of the month C64 Club meeting September 6, 2013 – same bat time, same bat channel.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on August 8, 2013 in Videos

It’s not that often you see a fun game for the Commodore 16 computer, however Kik-Start for the C16 looks like a pretty cool game:

Doing a little research there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about this game on the web, but in searching there is also a Commodore 64 version of the game too, which means it’s time to load up the D64 on the Flyer modem and disk drive emulator.

If someone reading this has a C16 or Plus/4 NTSC D64 (or an actual floppy disk) or a cartridge image (or an actual cartridge) for this KikStart game, please comment below.

One final thought, if anyone has a Commodore 16 or Plus/4 joystick controller for sale or trade, please get into contact with the C64 Club. Thank you in advance.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on August 1, 2013 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

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 August 2, 2013 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • Atari 7800 Consoles with lots of classic games
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100′s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges
  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Various Plug-n-Play consoles (JAKK’s Pacific, Namco)

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!

Video Game Tournament:

That’s right, we have a game tournament happening at this months meeting. The game you ask? Robotron: 2084 on the Atari 7800 with two joysticks, just like the arcade coin-op. Come on down to the C64 Club meeting and test your gaming skills!

We’ll also be checking out CGE Adventures for the Atari 2600 that just happens to feature someone we might all know in the retro gaming community.

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 August 2, 2013. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on July 16, 2013 in C64, Videos

YouTube user and C64 enthusiast obliterator918 recently did an awesome Commodore 64 mod using a uIEC/SD mass storage device with control switches and JiffyDOS:

Here’s some information about specifics from the video description:

I mount a uIEC/SD mass storage device internally in the case along with control switches, add JiffyDOS, a reset switch, and give it a new paint job.

This is such an awesome idea for a case hack and system modification. Nicely done!

If you want to pick up JiffyDOS or a uIEC/SD device, be sure to check out Jim Brain’s online store RETRO Innovations. The C64 Club highly recommends any products done by Jim Brain.

Video Source: Commodore C64-C Gold Mod: uIEC/SD, JiffyDOS, Reset Switch

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on July 7, 2013 in Meetings

Below are the highlights with photos from our July 5, 2013 Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting:

Retro computing demos, hacking and presentations:

  • “How-To” program Commodore 64 C64 EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges
  • Another 2600-dapter II Hacking and Coding Presentation

PDX Commodore Computer Club members and guests also enjoyed:

  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment
  • A lot of buy, sell, trade and free deals took place
  • All you can eat Pied Piper Pizza dinner buffet

Below you can check out the photos that were taken during the fun times at our July 5, 2013 Commodore Club meeting:

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“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 August 2, 2013. We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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