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Old 07-03-2014, 01:38 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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In the 80s the 8-bit computer social class was:

North America (rich): Commodore 64 with floppy disk drive
North Europe (average): Commodore 64 with tape drive
South Europe (poor): Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Japan (???): MSX
And Apple II... there was attacks to Apple even before PC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELHmkmQGVZo

Lots of books about Commodore 64: DLH's Commodore Archive - Commodore - Books

Lots of magazines about Commodore 64: https://archive.org/details/computermagazines

100 Commodore 64 games in 10 minutes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY2gK1MPgh8
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Those were the days. I was a diehard C64er. I learned how to write games using basic compilers and assembly coding and wrote some neat games. I sold one game to Compute! magazine. I remember the fantastic cracked games from the software houses. One thing the C64 had going was the video and the sound chips. They were unmatched.

Can't say I miss it much but some of those games I'd like to see again.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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Dude111 thanks for the link, will check it out
You should hook up your bbs VIA telnet bud!!! (Some do do that and it works well )

Hope ya enjoy the other site also!
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Nice find Sillon, that's a goldmine for the C64ers. Too bad I didn't see the book with my game in it. It's a 64/128 collection book which didn't sell very well. I think that's when the C64/128 died out during the popularity of the IBM PC.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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In my opinion, the best 80s computers were: 1982 Commodore 64 -> 1987 Amiga 500 -> 1992 VGA PC

My 80s computers were (my father's choice): 1984 ZX Spectrum -> 1988 CGA PC -> 1993 VGA PC

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Old 07-04-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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I love my Commodore 64!!!!

If anyone else here loves it as much as ME please feel free to join us here also

www.lemon64.com/forum
I loved mine and had 3 or 4 of them, I think. Couldn't get one to last more than a couple of years and I think my last one died about 20 years ago.

Some of those early games were better in concept than most modern stuff.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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List of games I had for my c64 (as much as I can remember):

Ant attack
Archon
Arkanoid
BC's quest for tires
Barbarian
Bomb Jack
Bonecruncher (love this game)
Buck Rogers planet of doom
Congo bongo
Crime and punishment
Cybernoid
Dizzy (series)
Equinox
Fairlight
Fast eddie
Flunky
Forbidden forest
Gorf
The great giana sisters
Hollywood or bust (hard!)
Hungry horace
Impossible mission
Jet boot jack
Krakout
Law of the west
Lode runner
Manic miner
Mario bros
Montezuma's revenge
Moon patrol
Music construction set
Night driver
Octapolis
Oil's well
Omega race
Peter pack rat
Pitfall!
Pole position
Pooyan
Potty pigeon
Qix
Quasimodo
Radar rat race
Richard petty's talladega
Robotron 2084
Rock'n bolt
Rockfall (excellent boulderdash clone)
Saboteur
Shamus
Sigma 7
Splat!
Starpost
Street beat
Street surfer (my fav)
Super pipeline
Test drive
Time tunnel
Trailblazer
Uridium
Zuul

I know there's more that's not listed and not including those I typed in from Compute! and Lodestar magazines. Lots of great games from them.
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