This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. The authors of this collaboratively written book treat code not as merely functional but as a text—in the case of 10 PRINT, a text that appeared in many different printed sources—that yields a story about its making, its purpose, its assumptions, and more. They consider randomness and regularity in computing and art, the maze in culture, the popular BASIC programming language, and the highly influential Commodore 64 computer.
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The Brewing Academy LLC is located in Woodland, California, USA near Sacramento. We have been in Woodland since 2015 and have been operating in one form or another since 2005. In the past, we noticed that a lot of cool stuff came out for the Atari and the TI 99/4a and the Commodore, but that it always disappeared after awhile making it incredibly frustrating AND expensive for people to use their older computers. So, we decided to change that1 Our belief is that we find the coolest retro stuff we can and make sure we keep it available as long as possible.
An interesting operating system with file system compatibility to CP/M-80 (and other similarities).
"What I (Richard A. Leary) have done is attack the software side of the problem in order to make any 6502 system a truly workable disk based system. In addition a degree of compatibility is now possible not only between 6502 systems but with large parts of the world of CP/M systems. The result of my efforts is a system of software which I have named DOS/65."
Sells storage adapters, upgrades, and accessories for classic 8-bit computers, including the Atari and Commodore.
Lotharek sells hardware upgrades and replacement parts for retrocomputers, including the Commodore and Atari 8-bits.
The Transactor was started life in 1978 as a Commodore Business Machines publication used to explain low level details of the Commodore PET. In 1982 it was reborn as a bimonthly independent magazine published out of Milton Ontario (Toronto) covering all 8bit Commodore’s. This revised magazine used the slogan new slogan was “The Tech News Journal for Commodore Computers” and was paid for through advertising and subscription prices. A quick scan of the covers below and you will be able to see when this change occurred. The Commodore Transactors were mass produced using a very inexpensive mimeograph technology while the independent magazine was created using a proper printing press.
Both publications were known for their depth. They covered hardware hacking in detail and were read by serious users. One issue even boasted that it was 95% advertising free right on the cover.
Cases and replacement parts for Amiga computers. The cases even have mountpoints for popular aftermarket hardware upgrades, and even a RasPi 3 or 4 if you just want the shell!
If you have an interest in the Commodore 64 (C64), SX-64 and Commodore 128 (C128) and all the various hardware that comes with that, like 1541 disk drives, modems, 1702 monitors, etc, then the Commodore Computer Club and Users Group is for you.
We also discuss the Commodore Amiga, VIC-20, Commodore 16 (C16), Plus/4, CBM PET and even the C64 Direct-to-TV (C64DTV) designed by Jeri Ellsworth. If it’s Commodore related, we discuss it at our meetings.
The goal of the club is to have monthly meetings and discuss cool things that are still happening in the scene as well as share project ideas or concepts and to inspire each other for new ones.
In May of 2011 we started the Retro Computing Club as a “sister” club to compliment and cover other vintage computers like Apple, Atari, IBM PC, Tandy, Texas Instruments, Macintosh and more along with video game consoles like Nintendo, Vectrex, Sega, etc.
Like any self-respecting user group, their resources page is well populated.
Atari 8 bit computers, NES and SMS game consoles on your TV with nothing more than a ESP32 and a sense of nostalgia. Simple schematic to rig up video and audio outputs to connect to a television.
Emulates the Atari 400/800, XL, XEGS, 5200, NES, Sega Master System, and Game Gear. Controllers and keyboards must be Bluetooth enabled so that they can connect to the ESP32.
Win 7/8/10, and Linux/i386/AMD64 kernel driver and development library to control serial CBM devices, such as the Commodore 1541 disk drive, connected to the PC's parallel port via a XM1541 or XA1541 cable. Fast disk copier included. Successor of cbm4linux. Also supports the XU1541 and the XUM1541 devices (a.k.a. "ZoomFloppy").
OpenCBM provides an interface to the Commodore IEC bus at the level of simple TALK and LISTEN commands, similar to the one provided by the Commodore kernel routines. Additionally, some higher and lower level bus control is available as well, allowing for full control of the bus.
The CBM serial devices are connected to the PC either to the parallel port via an XM1541 or XA1541 cable and, optionally, an XP1541 or XP1571 add-on cable. Alternatively, more modern USB cable solutions like XU1541 or XUM1541 (a.k.a. ZoomFloppy) are supported.
Any Linux, FreeBSD or MacOS X variant that support libusb-1.0 should be supported. Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X have been explicitly tested.
Official documentation: https://opencbm.trikaliotis.net/
New games for classic computers and consoles.
A collection of manuals, instructions, schematics and information pamphlets related to the Commodore C64 computer at the Internet Archive.
A very large collection of corporate and development documents for Commodore Computers (RIP).
This repository collects the original source code of various Commodore Business Machines (CBM) computers converted to a modern encoding (ASCII, LF, indentation).
Using kernalemu and cbm6502asm, almost all source in this repo can be built from the UNIX command line. To build everything, run build.sh from the Unix command line, on a case-insensitive filesystem.
In the repo:
This is the Commodre 64 KERNAL, modified to run on the Atari 8-bit line of computers. They're practically the same machine; why didn't someone try this 30 years ago?
You will need bash, dasm, and Python 3.
IRATA.ONLINE is provided for the benefit of retro-computing users to have a place to socialize, and develop interesting multi-user, interactive, and graphical games and social applications. It descends from the historical PLATO system, a massive time-sharing system that lasted from 1962 until NovaNET was closed in 2015. More than a BBS but a bit less than a commercial computing service.
Multiuser. Graphical, so it requires its own cross-platform software. Online games, social network, realtime chat, online development of new applications for the service in a language called Tutor. Has its own client software, Platoterm, for a number of retro platforms, including the Atari 8-bits, C64, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, and the Amiga. There is also an Android port.
Another online vendor that sells retrocomputing stuff. Upgrades, addons, and replacements for Amiga, Atari, Commodore, and Sinclair.
Sells recap kits for everything. New keyboard springs, too.
No, I don't know why this has an IP address. It used to be part of bombjack.org.
"Commodore BASIC" (cbmbasic) is a 100% compatible version of Commodore's version of Microsoft BASIC 6502 as found on the Commodore 64. You can use it in interactive mode or pass a BASIC file as a command line parameter.
This source does not emulate 6502 code; all code is completely native. On a 1 GHz CPU you get about 1000x speed compared to a 1 MHz 6502.