Commodore 64

This is a public facing notebook. It MIGHT get organized later, maybe. It is like my virtual junkyard of Commodore 64 related information


The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit computer introduced January 1982 and discontinued in April 1994 with approximately 17 million units sold. It was my first computer and still my favorite. I often wish I could do more of my day to work with it and I have projects in the works that will help me to that end.

Vision

Okay, who makes a vision statement about a 30 plus year old computer… really. Outside of playing some of my old favorite games on the trusty old C64, there is an actual, semi-useful project that I have planned for it. It started when I saw that there is an Ethernet expansion card for the machine. I had to have one and I dreamed of using the Commodore 64 for something other than the games I enjoy playing. Then I came upon this project called Contiki.

https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Contiki

I will have to build it, but afterward, I intend on having pre-built disk images here or linked here for future use.

The features that interest me most are:

  • IRC (Internet Relay Chat) – for chatting
  • Email – client for writing and checking emails from a email webserver.
  • Breadbox64 – C64 twitter client

I am most interested in the IRC client as that is what I would like to do most with the C64. Email… Okay… I guess but Twitter Client would be pretty dang cool too.

Sites of Interest:

My Retro Computer C64

The 64 Project Computer and Handheld Console

Commodore 64 Power Supply Pin Out

Hardware Info

Ultimate 64 | A New Commodore 64 main board

Pin Out Diagrams

C64 VGA Cable

Commodore 64 Network Connect

TCPSER and Terminal software for the Commodore 64
DIY Userport to RS-232 adapter and software – I am mostly interested in the software for the 80-column mode.
Linux Session on Commodore 64
http://retropcb.com/2018/10/31/commodore-64-9600-baud-wifi-adapter/
Replacement Parts

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