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.
Welcome here and *respect* - I do remember Targon and Speed Skier! At Atari 800XL iirc of my old friend, that just called me!
Post by commodore64bob on Dec 27, 2018 19:58:40 GMT
WOW! . My name is Bob. Nice to meet you all. I just opened my C64 mini on Christmas morning. I wasn't able to play with it until yesterday. The C64 mini is so close to the original. It is kind of crazy actually. I could just turn on my original C64, but to be using the C64 mini on a modern TV, would not really be possible with the original now. I can't wait to dig out all of my old C64 books. I am going to be very busy. I actually think that I will have to boot up my original C64 to find the hundreds of games that I created myself back in the day. As I find them, and as I remember them, I will for sure post them on this forum. I remember some that I created. Carnival Coin Toss. Traffic Intersection Lights, that I actually perfected the real life timing for. I have many books with many easy and fun programs. I will post them all here soon.
In the future, I wonder if we will be able to add a cartridge attachment to the C64 mini. I still have all of my C64 cartridge games. I still play them on my original C64.
Has anyone found a way of putting floppy disk programs onto the C64 yet? We all need a floppy disk drive too. HA! This is very strange still talking about floppy disk drives.
By the way, I guess I should post a little bit about myself: My name is David and I've been a Commodore 64 and 128 user since 1983, after getting my C64 as a Christmas present from my parents. On my second year at college, my parents upgraded me to a C128 in 1987, so my younger brother could keep the C64 with him at home.
The first time I ever touched a computer was in 8th grade elementary school. Our class had a Commodore PET on loan from the local high school. The class took turns playing on the PET, mostly Space Invaders. I was hooked! From that point on, I wanted to learn how computers worked. The next year, my uncle bought his family a VIC-20 and loaned it to us for a week or two. My parents wanted to see if I really was interested in computers, which they found out I was. I used that VIC-20 every spare minute I had for the time we had it.
In 1982, I stared high school and, as if it were planned out by the good Lord Himself, my homeroom that year was in the school's PET lab! However, I had to wait until the next school year before I could sign up for any computer classes. But, in the mean-time, there was a television program on TVOntario (an educational channel) called "Bit's and Bytes", which taught the basics of micro-computers. What ever was covered on the program, I was able to try out in homeroom on the PETs, as I would show up to school early to get a chance to play on the machines before classes began.
After all of these years, I still have my C128 hooked up and ready to go on a moment's notice. I also have a blog, where I've been sharing my thoughts, experiences and much of what I continue to learn about my beloved Commodore computers. Feel free stop in and say "hi" sometime!
Love retrogaming and had not a C64 but an Amstrad in 1985, my cousin got a C64 and when the mini come out It was a great appeal to me! I have some old system like Nes and Megadrive and enjoy gaming since Im 6 years old witch an Atari 2600.
43 years old gamer and retrogammr from France, love the C64 and all old gaming platforms.
Rob from Canada, was a c64 user back in the day (along with pretty much all the main North American consoles and PCs lol). I'm having a lot of fun reexperiencing thec64 mini, the devs have done an excellent job. My main interest is digital pinball, been involved in the various with emulation in general a close second and it's been fun to re-experience the c64 pinball games. But it's not just about pinball as I still love to play lode runner, rescue on fractalus and many other of the great classics which really are timeless!
1983 I could only afford a second hand VIC-20, envious to those whose parents bought them C-64s.. A couple of years later the C-64, only then starting to learn assembly. Later sold that and bought a C-64C due to moving, then C-128D (my first with a disk drive, wow that was cool), Amiga 500, Amiga 3000UX (the Unix flavor, my first **IX machine) - finally this TheC64Mini thingy! Hadn't much cared about all these C-64 emulator boxes (have real working machines anyway) but happened to notice this beautifully real looking one on Black Friday sale, and found out one can run pretty much any games from USB sticks, thought it would be a quite more carriable addition to my pile of C-64s (even more than the "portable" SX-64) and got one. All good, expect the keyboard should be real (size is perfect, I don't want a bigger one with real keyboard), and the stock joystick naturally sucks (as expected).
Professionally I'm nowadays an IoT/embedded generalist, officially coder but very close to hardware (which I actually studied), soldering protos and test jigs almost daily. Let's see how much time I can devote on this, dreaming of a TheC64 Mini with real keyboard, LiPo batteries inside, a small LCD display on the bottom, D-9 connectors, SD card and USB connectors on back... Everything I sure could do, but with daily job, family and old house no free time to talk about.
My Names Rob, From Falkirk, Scotland, but now living in Glasgow. I was an Atari 2600 and Intellivision user in the 80's-Early 90's, and got my first C64 around 1991/2. I still have my C64 and all the games I bought on cassette, still in storage in my childhood home. Planning on getting them all transferred home, when I can get space for them!
Zoltan here - OpenWrt maintainer for mxs/sunxi (and an upcoming new target). I've arrived with the aim to provide a more open firmware for this lovely board, as a free-time project, so no guarantees (First C64 in '88 until '93, then a C128DCR from ~2006, ish.)
Hi All, I am Ben, from Victoria, Australia. I am a long term C64 user and love the C64 Mini I am also an avid tinkerer and have already moved the C64 Mini PCB into a custom made box with dual DP9 ports and UART port. Currently working through game transfers and learning Linux commands on the run
Hello folks! My name is Shavana, the name Pixies stems from online peeps
I am from Ohio and I grew up playing the C64 as a child. I would remember getting up and playing games like Battleship, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy as well as games like Jumpman.
As you can see, Jumpman is/was one of my favorite games which is why I have it as my avatar!
I bought my the C64 mini this past thursday after seeing most of my favorite games.
I have heard you can upload some games to the mini, but I am learning how to do that ^^
I grew up playing the C64 as a child. Favorite games: - Racing Destruction Set, Jumpman, Summer Games/Summer Games II, Winter Games, Skate or Die, California Games, Yie Ar Kung Fu. There are others but I cannot remember the other games!
Hello all... Joey here. BC Canada. Long time C64 enthusiast. It was the first computer I ever owned, and I saved with a paper route (remember paper routes?) for a year before I could afford the system. LOVED it, and of course nostalgia reigns supreme. I bought the C64 mini, and I'm having a great time.
I definitely have some novice questions, but I'm going to head over to the other sub-forums in an attempt to ensure my questions hit the correct forums.
My top 5 games, in no order:
Mule Archon Paradroid Lode Runner Seven Cities of Gold Below the Root Spelunker
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