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Commodore 64 web synth

WebSID lets you play a Commodore 64 synth in your browser (mobile included). (found via)
posted by curious nu on Feb 21, 2014 - 25 comments

The Commodore 64: it's a pretty good computer, it has a lot of features

Let's go back to 1982 and let Jim Butterfield not only tell you about the Commodore 64, but really show you what it's all about, in a two hour demonstration and training video that takes you from opening the box to coding with the Commodore. (on YouTube, and with a different intro on Archive.org) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 31, 2013 - 87 comments

Because it was square.

Nice looking and sounding diy bass made with a C64. (SLYT). At first I thought she was just using the body of the thing, but there is some C64 goodness in the sound as well.
posted by not_that_epiphanius on Jul 11, 2012 - 30 comments

What if you could live your life over again?

You are in a warm, dark, comfortable place. This has been your place since you became aware that you are alive. It's almost time to enter a different world now. In 1986, Activision published a roleplaying computer game called Alter Ego. Unlike the action and fantasy titles that ruled the day, this game simulated the course of a single ordinary life. Beginning at birth, players navigated a series of vignettes: learning to crawl, reacting to strangers, getting a first haircut. The outcome of each scenario subtly influenced one's path, and with every choice players slowly progressed through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Graphically minimalist -- one's lifestream is represented by simple icons, and the scenarios are all text -- the game was nevertheless engaging, describing the world in a playful, good-natured tone tinged by darkness and melancholy. And it had quite a pedigree; developer and psychology PhD Peter Favaro interviewed hundreds of people on their most memorable life experiences to generate the game's 1,200 pages of material. Unfortunately for Dr. Favaro, the game didn't sell very well. But it lives on through the web -- PlayAlterEgo.com offers a full copy of the game free to play in your browser, and the same port is available as a $5 app for iPhone and Android. More: Port discussion group - Wishlist - Vintage review - Original game manual (text or scans)
posted by Rhaomi on Dec 31, 2010 - 46 comments

The Demoscene is alive and kicking

The latest thing they're doing with Commodore 64s - Cubase 64 [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Oct 5, 2010 - 15 comments

All I see now is blonde, brunette, redhead... in 8 bit sprites.

This isn't your grandpa's PEEK and POKE. Real-time graphical hacking of the Commodore 64 system.
posted by loquacious on Mar 10, 2010 - 45 comments

One Button Bob

This game uses only one button (your mouse button). It's up to you to work out what it'll do.
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 13, 2010 - 43 comments

Armin Gessert passed away.

Armin Gessert, the creator of the classic Giana Sisters game and more recently a remake on Nintendo DS no less, passed away (German) on Sunday Nov 9, 2009. Giana has quite the fan following, and has been ported to pc, 32k among others. Also, previously 1. [more inside]
posted by lundman on Nov 10, 2009 - 15 comments

Worth the wait.

It's the mid 1980's, computer games are stored on cassette tapes and they take a very long time to load. This lead to the creation of loading music. [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Jun 15, 2009 - 31 comments

The Venerable Old Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 In Pictures. Tom's Hardware, a respected authority on all that is cutting-edge in modern PC components, takes a break from reviewing the latest video cards to bring us a lovely trip down (8-bit) memory lane. If this well-annotated slide show isn't enough to satiate your nostalgic appetite, there's more to remember at rival fansites Lemon 64 and C64.com. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Feb 19, 2009 - 66 comments

Tubular Bells for the C64

Tubular Bells, arranged for Commodore 64: Part 1, Part 2. (Tubular Bells for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum has been on MeFi previously, but this has far more ring modulation.)
posted by Wolfdog on Oct 13, 2008 - 22 comments

At least you won't die of dysentery in this one.

Thule Trail is a cute modern remake of The Oregon Trail.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 25, 2007 - 17 comments

SID-licious

Let's hear it for SID.
The MOS 6581 SID was the voice box of the famed Commodore 64, and an inimitable speck of silicon that to this day sparks musical imagination and techno tinkering (YouTube). Reborn as a commercial synth, and remade in software (PC|MAC), the original SID chip is still employed by musicians for its 8-bit crunch, and a retro warmth that may charm you back into childhood.
Have an old Commodore in the basement? Know how to solder? As a project for 2K7, why not DIY a SID box with MIDI?
posted by kid ichorous on Dec 17, 2006 - 29 comments

TPUG

TPUG - The Toronto PET User's Group. Founded in 1979 and still holding monthly meetings. For all your "PET, SuperPET, CBM, B128/256/1024, VIC-20, C64, C128, Plus/4, C16, C65 and Amiga" needs.
posted by GuyZero on Dec 13, 2006 - 16 comments

Argh! Argh! Urgh! Argh! Argh! Argh! Urgh! Urgh! Argh!

Friday insanity: "We are no longer going to be the band that plays old game tunes. We are going to be the band that plays old game tunes on game controllers!" [23Mb DivX, explanation]. Witness Commodore 64 revival band Press Play On Tape playing Cannon Fodder using a bunch of game console controllers. War has never been so much fun.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on May 5, 2006 - 9 comments

Much less bovver?

"It has always been a dream of mine to bring that loveable lawnmower-stealing rogue Gordon Bennet to the big screen, and I relish the challenge ahead."
Hot on the heels of videogame-to-movie adaptations such as Bloodrayne [+], Doom [+] and the forthcoming (and possibly even good) Silent Hill, the enterprising chaps behind arguably best-ever games review show (of a fairly dodgy bunch, admittedly) Consolevania and BBC Scotland's VideoGaiden have snapped up the film rights to legendary ruminant fan Jeff Minter's smash-hit game Hover Bovver. On the, erm, Commodore 64. From, uh... 1983.
posted by terpsichoria on Apr 11, 2006 - 9 comments

play c64 games online

c64s is a pretty amazing site. Much of the popularity of the old c64 was in its wide array of games and this site offers a way to play most of the popular ones all in your browser (in java). Waste time today by reliving those old early 80s memories.
posted by mathowie on Jan 23, 2006 - 44 comments

Rick Dangerous

Rick Dangerous remade in Flash.
posted by mr.marx on Nov 7, 2005 - 15 comments

Dizzy - I'm so dizzy, my head is spinning...

Dizzy was looking forward to the round-the-world cruise. When he told the other yolkfolk about the good deal he found, they wondered just what lay ahead of him... A standalone PC emulation of the Commodore 64 version of Treasure Island Dizzy, by Eighties programming prodigies the Oliver Twins.
posted by greycap on Oct 7, 2005 - 14 comments

We bought it to help with your homework

Hey, Hey, 16K! What does that get you today? Perhaps the best bit of nerd nostalgia since the NESBuckle? Catchy song, dodgy animation, and the disembodied floating head of Clive Sinclair... what more could you ask for? Other than your old C64 back... [via AccordionGuy]
posted by krunk on May 7, 2004 - 8 comments

?SYNTAX ERROR

A massive archive of Commodore 64 game covers. An extensive archive of C64 magazine Zapp64 covers, features, reviews and editorials. SLAY radio (C64 remixes - very cheesy).
posted by nthdegx on Jan 12, 2004 - 6 comments

Hi-tech webserver platfrom unveiled!

Hi-tech webserver platfrom unveiled! Seriously though, a webserver running on a Commodore 64... what will people think of next?
posted by robzster1977 on Mar 7, 2002 - 9 comments

I was flooded with retro-memories of Commodore 64 music at c64audio.com. I distinctly remember playing boulderdash and hearing this for hours.
posted by mathowie on Oct 28, 2000 - 7 comments

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