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REVIEW C64
« on: 2011-Oct-23 »
Well I review of the mitic and awesome C64.

Enjoy, I be sure too much people here beggins whit this magnific Computer.


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Re: REVIEW C64
« Reply #1 on: 2011-Oct-24 »
Haha, this is fun to watch. :D

I enjoy watching old videos of old computers. "This thing's got 64KB of memory, that's enough for most programs!".

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Re: REVIEW C64
« Reply #2 on: 2011-Oct-24 »
Took me ages to get a C64 thanks to the price of it, eventually got a 2nd hand one as no way would my pocket money stretch to a new one (or my parents money either).

I progressed from a ZX80, ZX81 then a ZX Spectrum then it gets a bit Hazy as others included (in no particular order) a Memotech MTX512, Toshiba MSX, Sharp MZ80K, Jupiter ACE,  Atari (think it was a 130XL or something), BBC model B, Dragon32 & an Oric Atmos.

Wish I had kept them all but the sale of one helped fund the next :)
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Re: REVIEW C64
« Reply #3 on: 2011-Oct-24 »
What, no Amstrad CPC?!?  O_O  The one, the only, the best 8-bit machines of them all!

Ok maybe not, but I liked them.
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Re: REVIEW C64
« Reply #4 on: 2011-Oct-24 »
What, no Amstrad CPC?!?  O_O  The one, the only, the best 8-bit machines of them all!

Ok maybe not, but I liked them.

Funnily enough no, I have no idea why I never had a Amstrad CPC. Might have been that I was saving up like mad to get a BBC micro for my school project & computing exam, think my bedroom was bigger than the computing room at my school lol & getting a spare BBC to use was not easy  :'(
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Re: REVIEW C64
« Reply #5 on: 2011-Oct-24 »
I had a BBC Model B, took ages to get one also, mostly because they were outrageously expensive.  I think in the end we paid £400 for one, which is still crap loads of money really, especially in the 80s.  That's probably why it didn't do as well against the Spectrum and C64, and is also why the Archimedes didn't do that well either.

The C64 had the best hardware of it's generation for games mind.

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« Reply #6 on: 2011-Oct-24 »
The C64 had the best hardware of it's generation for games mind.

That's for sure, especially when programmers got to grips with what the machine had to offer, same as any new platform really. After the initial very blocky gfx & not so great sound it became THE games machine. What Rob Hubbard & Martin Galway done with the C64 sound was just awesome & no other computer (home or otherwise) could touch it.
Even now playing the sid tunes in a player via surround or any speaker set-up with a sub make the room rumble, we had sub-bass tunes in the 80's & nobody knew lol.

Was a pain to program though & the endless lines of POKE 53280 etc to change screen colours, sprites & sound was not fun  :giveup: .

Was made a lot easier with the Simons Basic cart although at a cost, Machine Code was def the way forward back then, which was true of nearly all the 8bit micros (less so on the BBC i think)
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Re: REVIEW C64
« Reply #7 on: 2011-Oct-25 »
I like the soundpart :D
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Re: REVIEW C64
« Reply #8 on: 2011-Oct-27 »
 =D =D =D =D 

  1:21 - 1.30   lol

dont throw it away !!  and he  throw  it away lol