It's back the C64 in PC format - Hooray

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Found 8th Apr 2011
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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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" 8th Apr 2011

football manager used to take 30 mins to load on one of these - aah the good ole dayz

Not a speccy tho is it

not for £360-too expensive imho

i remember when i had the old version.... i used to think if i pressed fast forward it would load quicker lol

Rupz

i remember when i had the old version.... i used to think if i pressed … 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

I had the original. Impossible Mission was my favourite.

Wasn't Lemmings on the Amiga not the C64 though?

MAME32 is cheaper and not taupe

Loved donkey kong, damm those invisible barrels!

Banned

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

junkenstein73Not a speccy tho is it


+1, no rubber keys, then not interested

Banned

boabbyrab

+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.

telegraph.co.uk/tec…tml



simplyjimbo

Daily Mail LinkThe original's specs:* O/S: Basic 2.0* RAM: 64k* … Daily Mail LinkThe 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 keyboardThe 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

thrustmaster

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



That actually worked though!
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