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The AOA Computer Museum - 1982 - Commodore 64
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Written by danrok   
Sunday, 03 April 2005 11:07
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1989 - Acorn Archimedes 3000
1991 - Dubna 48K (Soviet)
1992 - Commodore Amiga 1200
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1993 - HP 9000 Model 712 workstation
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Commodore 64 or C64 

The C64 was a very popular home computer which was first released in August 1982. Something like 30 million of them were made. It was similar to the VIC 20 at a glance.

It had a 6510 processor running at 1 MHz with integrated 6-bit I/O port, 64 KB of RAM and co-processors for sound and video. The video was most commonly run at a resolution of 320 x 200 pixels in 16 colours. Quite an impressive computer for $595 in 1982 and a gamers favourite.

Sound was handled by a MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID. 

The Commodore 64 was also sometimes known as the C=64, CBM64 and CBM 64. 

Commodore 64 photo
The C64 along with disk drive, cassette player and printer.

The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64.

Commodore 64 box
The C64 packaging. 

Software & Games

Some of the games for the C64 include:

  • 3D Ant Attack
  • 3D Golf
  • A View to a Kill
  • Agent Orange
  • Air Rescue I
  • Airbourne Ranger
  • AIrwolf
  • Alien Storm
  • Arkanoid
  • The Bard's Tale
  • Blue Thunder
  • Big Mac
  • Bugsy
  • Bruce Lee
  • Chopper
  • Chase H.Q.
  • Combat Zone
  • Crazy Kong
  • Cybernoid
  • Dalek Attack
  • Dark Star
  • Donkey Kong
  • Druid
  • Elite
  • Exolon
  • Flash Gordon
  • Friday the 13th
  • Frank Bruno's Boxing
  • Froggy
  • Galaxy
  • Gangster
  • Gauntlet
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gunship
  • Hacker
  • H.E.R.O.
  • The Hobbit
  • Ice Hockey
  • International Karate
  • Jet Set Willy
  • Knight Rider
  • The Last Ninja
  • Loco
  • Lords of Chaos
  • Madballs
  • Marble Madness
  • Match Day
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mission Impossible
  • Nebulus
  • Nemesis
  • Operation Wolf
  • Out Run
  • Paperboy
  • Pitstop
  • Pub Trivia
  • Quo Vadis
  • Rally Speedway
  • River Raid
  • Shinobi
  • Snoopy
  • Star Wars
  • Test Drive
  • Turbo Out Run
  • Ultima
  • World Games
  • Zaxxon

Some of the software applications for the C64:

  • Commodore 64 BASIC (programming language)
  • Koala Painter (drawing and graphics)
  • Magic Desk I (typewriter)
  • Multiplan (spreadsheet by Microsoft)
  • Vizawrite (wordprocessor)

Internals

Commodore 64 motherboard
A Commodore 64 motherbaord. (click for large image)

External Links

www.c64s.com An online C64 emulator with plenty of games.



 

See also

None found.


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