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zip22

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Nov 18, 2003
i was at a friends house, and we went to the basement to get afrozen pizza, and she jokingly said "the computer's over there." i glanced over and it was a commadore 64. i thought i looked sweet and they had a bunch of books on how to use it too. it hasnt been used in many years, but i was wondering if there are people who collect them. i googled and checked yahoo, but it seems like there are a lot of them around, and no one really wants one. it has a color monitor and an external floppy drive. i was thinking of offering $20 for it just to mess around with. can those things access the internet? maybe if i get it, ill mod the monitor with a mobo and an lcd. thatd be sweet. do you think i could fold with a commador? its a whooping 0.985 MHz. hahaha. maybe i could slap on my whitewater and oc the crap out of it. the one guy on ebay was trying to sell his for $75, but it looks like a *newer* model than the one i saw. is there a linux port to a commador? man i cant wait to get my hands on some new hardware.
BTW, im also getting my girlfriends old family computer. i have no idea what sort of speed to expect, but i think ill make it a linux learning box. sorry to drag on with everything, but i am excited i found these 2 possible play things.
 

ThePunkGeek

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Mar 24, 2001
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i remember my 64.. my commadore 128 had a modem, you use to access computers directly, i don't believe they had tcp/ip tho. Don't expect it to ever get on the internet. i believe they ran geos so don't expect linux or windows to ever run on it. i remember the garbage bin was bottom right... yep "back in the day" i have a ton of software for them somewhere hiding, i learned to drive on ghostbusters... they said i was crazy.. i was 5 ;)
 

Permanoob

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Feb 27, 2004
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I still have my C64 here somewhere.. it's the original version. And I totally rmember playing Ghostbusters. THAT GAME TALKED! "Ghostbusters! Mwahaha!" and "He slimed me!" That was the best.

I was a big fan of Beach Head and Flip'n'Flop and Spindizzy. Always excellent memories.
 

turd

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Sep 16, 2001
Yes I have done it, back in like 82 or 3. I cant remember. It was mostly BBS and wargames type emulation.

You want to make sure that it really is complete with the disk drive, disks and cables before you make any offer.


Heres a good link on getting the C64 on line


http://cbm.videocam.net.au/telecomms.php
 

JigPu

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Jun 20, 2001
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Vancouver, WA
GHOSTBUSTERS!!
...though my copy is busted :-/

Yeah, the C64 can get online, though it's more of a BBS online than an internet online. You can find upgrades for it (faster CPU, more RAM, hard drives, etc), though they're pretty expensive considering how useful the C64 is currently.



BASIC > * :)
JigPu
 

Bensa

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Jun 2, 2003
I have one in perfect condition, floppy and tape drive, joysticks, tons of games. I take it out once in a while to play with, Yellow Submarine is still great.
 

radium

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Jun 16, 2004
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That'd be a sweet mod job. Take an old commodore case, and slap an athlon, a gig of RAM, etc... Just don't put in any windows, so it can be your crouching Commodore tiger :D
 

Mr.Radar

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I found 3 of them in a building of our downtown campus that is being torn down this fall. I am considering going on a rescue mission so they don't get demolished with the building. I never actually owned one back in the day.

The first computers I used were the Tandys in Jr High. Then the coolest thing we had was Leisure Suit Larry, which the school promply too away from us.