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It's back the C64 in PC format - Hooray

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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
A 1980s computer which was the best seller of its time and introduced users to games such as Donkey Kong and Lemmings is being relaunched as a retro classic.

The new Commodore 64 comes complete with the original chunky beige casing, clunky keyboard and rainbow logo.

But as well as allowing owners to play the original games, this version is also capable of running the latest software packages.

Anyone going to get for that nostalgic feeling?
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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1 Like #1
Daily Mail Link

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/07/article-1374554-0B872C9E00000578-655_468x185.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/07/article-1374554-0B872C9E00000578-349_468x208.jpg

The original's specs:

* O/S: Basic 2.0
* RAM: 64k
* Connectivity: joystick, cartridge, floppy drive, printer, tape recorder
* Graphics: 320x200 (hi-res mode), 16 colours
* Processor: Commodore VIC-20
* Smooth scrolling (vertIcal AND horizontal)
* Comes with built-in keyboard

The new version:

* RAM: 2GB of DDR3 memory - expandable to 4GB
* Processor: Dual Core 525 Atom
* Graphics: NVIDIA Ion2 graphics
* Connectivity: Slot or tray load DVD R/W (Blu-ray optional). Multi-format card reader/writer and a USB slot
* 1080p HD quality video playback and 6 Channel hi-def audio
* Plays 8-bit era games
* Fully PC compatible




Edited By: simplyjimbo on Apr 08, 2011 09:25
#2
football manager used to take 30 mins to load on one of these - aah the good ole dayz :)
1 Like #3
Not a speccy tho is it :p
1 Like #4
not for £360-too expensive imho
1 Like #5
i remember when i had the old version.... i used to think if i pressed fast forward it would load quicker lol
#6
Rupz
i remember when i had the old version.... i used to think if i pressed fast forward it would load quicker lol


Did you also blow into your megadrive/snes/N64 cartridges to make them work? :P
#7
I had the original. Impossible Mission was my favourite.

Wasn't Lemmings on the Amiga not the C64 though?
#8
MAME32 is cheaper and not taupe
#9
Loved donkey kong, damm those invisible barrels!
banned#10
barky
not for £360-too expensive imho


Daily Mail getting it wrong again.
It's actually $350 just for the case and goes up $950 depending on what specs you want inside, blu ray etc
#11
junkenstein73
Not a speccy tho is it
+1, no rubber keys, then not interested
banned#12
boabbyrab
junkenstein73
Not a speccy tho is it

+1, no rubber keys, then not interested


That will be next year

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01819/spectrum_1819249c.jpg

It's a bluetooth keyboard that connects to a tv via an iphone.Allegedly.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/8304237/ZX-Spectrum-relaunch-gaming-goes-back-to-the-future.html
#13
simplyjimbo
Daily Mail Link

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/07/article-1374554-0B872C9E00000578-655_468x185.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/07/article-1374554-0B872C9E00000578-349_468x208.jpg

The original's specs:

* O/S: Basic 2.0
* RAM: 64k
* Connectivity: joystick, cartridge, floppy drive, printer, tape recorder
* Graphics: 320x200 (hi-res mode), 16 colours
* Processor: Commodore VIC-20
* Smooth scrolling (vertIcal AND horizontal)
* Comes with built-in keyboard

The new version:

* RAM: 2GB of DDR3 memory - expandable to 4GB
* Processor: Dual Core 525 Atom
* Graphics: NVIDIA Ion2 graphics
* Connectivity: Slot or tray load DVD R/W (Blu-ray optional). Multi-format card reader/writer and a USB slot
* 1080p HD quality video playback and 6 Channel hi-def audio
* Plays 8-bit era games
* Fully PC compatible



Daily fail Journos

Processor: 6510 not Processor: Commodore VIC-20
#14
thrustmaster
Rupz
i remember when i had the old version.... i used to think if i pressed fast forward it would load quicker lol

Did you also blow into your megadrive/snes/N64 cartridges to make them work? :P

That actually worked though!

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