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Subject: Commodore 64

Written By: Steve_H_2002 on 11/10/02 at 06:53 p.m.

Anyone else cut their teeth on this computer?  If you feel nostaligia, there are a lot of user groups out there.

I thought it was great.  Of course, no internet and a laughable harddrive, and a dot-matix b/w printer, and big floppy disks that were really floppy, but it was a computer...

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Rice Cube on 11/10/02 at 07:04 p.m.

The most retarded computer ever made...we had those in the elementary school computer lab.  I remember the CASSETTES we had to use, and to load the program we had to push "play".  Absolutely retarded.  We were so excited when we got the Apples <--which also sucked.


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Anyone else cut their teeth on this computer?  If you feel nostaligia, there are a lot of user groups out there.

I thought it was great.  Of course, no internet and a laughable harddrive, and a dot-matix b/w printer, and big floppy disks that were really floppy, but it was a computer...
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Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Steve_H_2002 on 11/10/02 at 07:08 p.m.

Ah, you guys were too young to appreciate it, Earl.

Here's a java based version of the most difficult text-only game ever, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe.  (We were more easily amused back then, methinks)  

http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Rice Cube on 11/10/02 at 07:29 p.m.


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Ah, you guys were too young to appreciate it, Earl.

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That's probably what our grandpappies would say about ENIAC and UNIVAC :)

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Edgewood_Dirk on 11/11/02 at 09:31 a.m.

Nah, they won't the most retarded... remember the Vic-20s? :)  Actually I loved my commodore. I still have my C-128 someplace around here. I don't think I have my DM printer anymore though, thankfully. That thing was so noisy that I used to cover it with a pillow to muffle the sound...

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Benny on 11/11/02 at 11:02 a.m.


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Nah, they won't the most retarded... remember the Vic-20s? End Quote



Oh, God - I remember making BASIC programs on a VIC-20 . . . and saving them on tape cassette!!!


                                                                 B.J.R.

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: AY on 11/11/02 at 12:01 a.m.

Yeah, the C64 was awesome compared to the Vic-20! (I had the VIC-20). Not only did you have the horrendously-slow tape deck, but you only were left with 3.5kilobytes of memory once it booted! I once was programming a simple BASIC program and ran out of RAM -- when I was like 10 years old...

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Nah, they won't the most retarded... remember the Vic-20s? :)  Actually I loved my commodore. I still have my C-128 someplace around here. I don't think I have my DM printer anymore though, thankfully. That thing was so noisy that I used to cover it with a pillow to muffle the sound...
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Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: pell on 11/11/02 at 12:34 a.m.

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Anyone else cut their teeth on this computer?  If you feel nostaligia, there are a lot of user groups out there.

I thought it was great.  Of course, no internet and a laughable harddrive, and a dot-matix b/w printer, and big floppy disks that were really floppy, but it was a computer...
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I cut my teeth on the Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I (4K), which I inherited when my Dad upgraded to a Model III (16K). He still has his Model III stored away.

We used a cassette tape for storing and loading programs also, and we didn't have a printer or floppy drive until we got a Tandy 1000.

By the way, the best part about learning to program in BASIC at home on these computers was that when we got to algebra in school, I already knew it. :)

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: SammyReed on 11/11/02 at 01:07 p.m.

    Those were the days, buddy....

10 PRINT " IS A DUMBO"
20 GOTO 10

RUN

    The 1st computer I fidgeted with was a TI-99 that was in Hill's dept. store when I was in the 8th grade (1982-83). I got a Commodore 64 computer for my birthday in 1985. I found out that you could hook any portable cassette recorder to it that had  microphone and remote plugins. I wrote a few little programs on tape. It took some sweat to make a really neat program, but when I got it all finished up it was worth it.
    There is a program called Microsoft QBASIC that you can use with DOS or Windows if you want to write those good ol' programs again. Unfortunately, this is VERY hard to find. I think it came with some Windows 3.1 computer packages.

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Bobo on 11/11/02 at 01:11 p.m.

Yeah, don't forget to double CHR$(141) it first...

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    Those were the days, buddy....

10 PRINT " IS A DUMBO"
20 GOTO 10

RUN

    The 1st computer I fidgeted with was a TI-99 that was in Hill's dept. store when I was in the 8th grade (1982-83). I got a Commodore 64 computer for my birthday in 1985. I found out that you could hook any portable cassette recorder to it that had  microphone and remote plugins. I wrote a few little programs on tape. It took some sweat to make a really neat program, but when I got it all finished up it was worth it.
    There is a program called Microsoft QBASIC that you can use with DOS or Windows if you want to write those good ol' programs again. Unfortunately, this is VERY hard to find. I think it came with some Windows 3.1 computer packages.
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Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: SammyReed on 11/11/02 at 08:02 p.m.

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Yeah, don't forget to double CHR$(141) it first...

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I'm sort of ashamed to admit this...
I've never been far advanced enough to know about what that means. :'( Pitiful case, ain't I?

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: ThunderVamp9 on 11/11/02 at 10:38 p.m.

I owned a C64 from about 1983 or 4 to 1999.  Only got rid of it when I moved from maine, I gave it to someone else.  Loved that little computer.  I had the 1641 Disk Drive, the printer, printer, the works.  Tons of disks.  Wrote quite a few of my own progs.  Now I have a C64 emulator on my PC.  Almost as good, but not quite right...

Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Bobo on 11/11/02 at 11:50 p.m.

The CHR$(141) or VDU141 command allows one to double-size the text. You had to print this twice, otherwise it just printed the top half of the text. Useful for all manner of headings and such like. Then you can TAB(n) : CLS : TAB(ną1) depending on which direction you want the big text to move in, left or right. I believe when I wrote programs in BASIC the centre of the screen was TAB(18) with 37 available spaces.

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I'm sort of ashamed to admit this...
I've never been far advanced enough to know about what that means. :'( Pitiful case, ain't I?
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Subject: Re: Commodore 64

Written By: Dennis73se on 12/13/02 at 08:49 a.m.

yeah i love it have it up and running right now much more fun than an emulator