Introduce Yourself and let's find out abit about the people here..
My name is Nick from London,UK,but my family call me Spanner,it's a nickname I got when I was a kid,I hated it then cos I was different to the other kids at school and I got bullied alot but now I use it cos its the name I use online and use it now cos I like to make things and work out how things tick.
I got a C64 in 1983 when it came out in the UK,I loved it,I got 2 games with it one was Hover Bovver by Jeff Minter (I Like the music,I love Jeff's games.. ),and the other was Crazy Kong by Supersoft( I have both of them still on cassette),used a Pet before that,most of the games I would buy would be the budget titles with my pocket money and buy the ZZap64 mags cos of the free cassette on the cover and they were only a pound.I did have a friend who had a C64 and he had most of the US Gold games and would try and copy them using a portable tape to tape cassette recorder,some worked and some didn't..
When I found out about TheC64 Mini I thought it was a brilliant idea,there is nothing on the market like it ,well there was the C64DTV and thats is the same idea but the board is housed in the Joystick,I class TheC64 Mini as a upgrade to the C64DTV,if you think about it ,it is,and I like it..
Now I do collect computers from the 80s and 90s so I do have a C64(still),Amiga,ZX Spectrum,Atari and others.I am on YouTube under Retro Nuts,been on there for about 10 years now.I do like making videos when I can,sometime cos of my disability.(Autism,Dyslexic,Arthritis,Panic attacks and suffer from Depression too but I am ok.. )
I was the host of the popular internet radio show "RetroGaming Radio" and currently host the podcast "Passenger Seat Radio". I was also the co-host of the popular "Dual Screen Radio" with Chris Hentschel where we talked about Nintendo DS.
I've done both game development (Amiga/PC - Dark Unicorn Productions) and professional web application development.
First computer exposed to: TRS-80 Model III (16k). First owned: Commodore Vic-20. Computer heritage: Vic-20, C64, C64C, C128, C128D, Amiga 500, Amiga 2000, Amiga 4000 w/Toaster, Amiga CD32+SX1, and then finally PC.
Big into classic video game emulation (early consoles, computers and arcade).
Secondary fact: hold a second degree black belt in the Korean marital art Tang Soo Do.
Enough about me ... next!
Shane R. Monroe / TheC64MiniZone.com Home of the CJM Configuration File Tool
C64 Owner since 1983, co-author (with Karsten Schramm) of fastloader "Hypraload" in 1984, magazine editor (64'er, Power Play) and translator (Murder on the Missisippi, Maniac Mansion). Also did some cracking back in the old days, but better not talk about that.
Losing interest in the C64 Mini because obviously it is on an older VICE build, does not really keep the spirit of the VICE GPL license and has some rather serious bugs (HDMI CEC) that make me wish for a final Combian 3.0 build to start configuring that Raspberry Pi 3b+ again...
I am Crispinophur from ~Serenia~ of better known ~Daventry~. As 8-bit mAGIcian, I am in a quest of bringing back AGI world to our bread bin homeland, part of Annwn, ~The Worlds~ . It is just part of the bigger quest and parts of it are written in ~Hantur yn Serenia~ and Timbucus' ~The incantation of VapourWare~ prophecy. Shadrack, known as Shadow of Harlin, used Sands of Time to separate our worlds.
But in this game, I am some other entity.
Darko Bednjanec - Zagreb, Croatia. Graphic designer, graphician, comics artist, retro-archaeologist, C64 addict, ascii art and pixel art lover.
Nothing as cool or as special as some of the guys above me. Born with a Timex Sinclair Z80 in my hand, moved up to a Commodore 64 and later, the IBM Compatibles vine all the way up to my current machine now.
Mostly a tinkerer, I tend to find ways to make things do things when I can, or help others when I know how to do what they're looking to do. No written magazines, no developed games, not even a radio show or YouTube persona though someday I'd like to be.
But what I lack in credentials, I can make up for in enthusiasm for many of the great things these machines have brought us through the years! A lot of the magic we've lost with the machines we have these days. The wonderment of the games we were playing, the imagination, the sparkle, the amazement when we discovered something new it could do that we never knew it could do before.
All of this, being recaptured with the Retro Market these days. But what's Retro for some people, is History for us, and I'm proud to be a piece of it!
Currently living in Canada, but I was a world Traveller in my single digit years.
Im Shane, from Canada. I actually wasnt a C64 enthusiast in the day...I was an 8 Bit Atari user!! (800x and 130xe) I have a couple Atari 8 bits that I have used for years and have gone the emulation route as well to re-live the classics. I just got a C64 Mini as I think its the cleanest / best way to get those old games and I am looking forward to getting into it!!
My name is Francesco and I'm from Italy. I got my first personal computer in 1984 and it was a Commodore VIC-20. The next step was a Commodore 64. I have a small collection of vintage 8 bit machines including those two. I have recently developed an arcade game for the VIC-20 called Pyrotech (web site - post on the Denial forum). I have contributed the XVIC and X64 Italian symbolic keyboard layouts to VICE. I got The C64 Mini as a present. Nice to meet you guys.
Hi folks, I’m Alan Reed from the US. I’m probably mostly known as the author of the C64 file browser “NAV” and as one of the developers of DotBASIC+. I’d kind of dropped out of the C64 scene until someone contacted me on Facebook and informed me that a lot of folks were using my C64 software with the Mini to browse disk images. Curiosity piqued, I went round and bought a C64 Mini to see what the fuss is about. Now I’m hooked!
I started off with a VIC-20 in 1981, graduating to a C64 in 1984. I continued to play and code on my Commodores until just a few years ago when I donated or sold most of my collection. Although I still have a few nice systems tucked away for safe keeping, these days the C64 Mini is how I’m enjoying some quality Commodore time. I simply don’t have space for a big C= setup, the Mini lets me easily get my fix.
Hey, my name is Mike, and I was consolcwby on QLink! So, everybody start ducking!!1! xD Amazingly, my first computer (1982) was a TI99/4A and I switched to the C~64 on the first week of December 1984. I remember since that was the week I went to see the Nutcracker at the Wang Center in Boston. (I wanted to stay home and play Michael Crichton's AMAZON! lol) I was erm, kind of a 'guru' on QLink's file section due to my propensity to ARC multiple disks together. Amazingly, I was the PITA who ordered Romulan Ale and Ghach at the Red Dragon Inn. Good times those! Well, glad to see new faces!
Hello I'm vonmeer from Montana, a semi-retired ceo and full times game addict. I started with the Atari 400 in the start of the 80s, then 800xl before getting an IBM by the early 90s...but my friends all had Commodore 64s and tons of GAMES. I fondly remember playing games at their houses like Impossible Mission but my favorites were the "Dungeon Adventure" games like Telengard, the Temple of Apshai and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons games. I loved Ultima as well but those table-top style dungeons were the best.
When I saw that the C64 mini comes with Gateway to Apshai, The Temple of Apshai Trilogy and Sword of Fargoal I was hooked. I'm really interested in reclaiming the games I had in my youth as so many are available legally and free.
I''ve seen what to buy, got my C64 for under $50 a "lag free" power adapter, powered 7 usb port hub, a HP Keyboard and Mouse (will it even recognize the mouse?) and a Sandisk 32gb USB drive to upgrade the firmware and add new games. Eventually I'll pick up another controller but for now I'm just hoping to play some solo games.
Another old timer here. I used to write games for Vic-20 and C-64 back in the early 80's. Also did stuff on Atari's (400's / 800's). All 6502 stuff back in the day (Still have my copy of Levanthal's 6502 book, along with Zak's Z-80, best books). Worked with Broderbund, Synapse, Net, Omtech back then.
Author: Targon, Speed Skier, Targon 64, Adventures of Alexander The Creep.
Hopefully I can answer a few programming questions and help folks out.
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2018 18:19:00 GMT by oldcoder: Added SW titles.
synchromesh: Anyone know why thec64.com is down ?
Aug 2, 2019 23:06:45 GMT
DG5KR: When I was young I felt like the world was turning faster. The C64 was a world full of adventure. First Basic, then Assembler, playing incredible games with friends. It was the best time of my life.
Jul 5, 2019 9:08:27 GMT
Heini: Zieht den Bayern die Lederhose aus!
Jun 27, 2019 21:20:54 GMT
j.: @lordvico - I've noticed this with lots of games. I wondered if this was a PAL vs. NTSC thing and also wondered why the screen type wasn't translated for me.
May 3, 2019 1:01:44 GMT
j.: william - don't pull the joystick. If you need to pull to insert a USB stick - get a USB hub so you can have both plugged in at the same time. One way to save would be to use the game save-state feature. This would be the easiest to do for 4 or less
May 3, 2019 1:00:29 GMT
william: So far I am pretty frustrated using the BASIC. Every time I pull out the joy stick to put the usb into the machine it pops out of BASIC and goes back to the main menu. How does one write a program in BASIC and save it?
Apr 29, 2019 15:11:45 GMT
eBUG: Hmm how about the C64 makers include some Pascal software and other creative software in addition to games in the carousel ? :-D
Apr 7, 2019 22:45:31 GMT
eBUG: the c64 rocks !
Apr 7, 2019 22:12:04 GMT
lordvico: hello, I have problem w Creatures 2 resolution, parts of screen edges are out of screen. Can U suggest sthg?
Apr 5, 2019 21:36:10 GMT
lucifer43: yep think the same anochrism
Apr 3, 2019 15:29:00 GMT
anochrism: Hmmmm... things are looking quiet here.....
Mar 31, 2019 19:16:38 GMT
Head Over Heals: Hi Peeps. I am a 45 year old Australian C64 Mini addict, and I have been using/modding the mini for the last four weeks. I have transferred this awesome little computer to a custom made, hard wood box and fitted a USB - UART adapter & dual DP9 joy ports.
Mar 17, 2019 9:39:44 GMT