Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

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Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Postby The TJT » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:27 pm

Happy birthday!

Ah, the loading times... sort of like playing MAME playchoice 10!

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19055707
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Re: Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Postby BeeJay » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:43 pm

My C=64 was the best purchase I made as a kid.... even if it took over a years worth of my after school job to pay for it and the dataset drive to load games from tape... it wasn't long after that that I bought myself a monitor instead of plugging it into Mum & Dad's TV...... which also meant I could use it in my bedroom as well. :)

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Re: Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Postby CrazyKongFan » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:02 am

The TJT wrote:Happy birthday!

Ah, the loading times... sort of like playing MAME playchoice 10!

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19055707


Heh, over at RU, there was a thread complaining about 5 or 10 second load times on games between screens...I said they had it easy, since we had to sometimes wait 10+ minutes to load games on the old C-64 :mrgreen:
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Re: Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Postby mahlemiut » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Ah, the C64 and the slowest floppy disk drives ever... not all that much faster than cassettes... :)
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Re: Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Postby kernzy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:33 pm

yeah, but it gave you just enough time to have a fight with your bro to see who goes first! :D
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Re: Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Postby BeeJay » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:35 pm

mahlemiut wrote:Ah, the C64 and the slowest floppy disk drives ever... not all that much faster than cassettes... :)

Only because they wanted to "maintain compatibility" with the Vic 20 drives. They did have a much faster drive planned originally, but some boffin thought they'd get more people upgrading their Vic 20 if they could keep using the same drive..... which turned out to be a mistake anyway as they needed a new rom and made the 1541 instead of using the original 1540 drive. What a backwards thinking and terrible mistake that was as the C=64 was going to sell great regardless, even if it had used the much faster drives that weren't compatible with the old Vic 20!!

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Re: Commodore 64 turns 30: What do today's kids make of it?

Postby kernzy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:50 pm

interesting stuff.
i suppose they were trying to save cash by keeping most of it the same, like the mould they used.
i really would love to get the new c64, looks spanking!
http://www.techhive.com/article/224722/ ... _real.html
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