Skip to comments.Commodore 64 still loved after all these years
Posted on 12/07/2007 7:44:13 AM PST by meowmeow
Like a first love or a first car, a first computer can hold a special place in people's hearts. For millions of kids who grew up in the 1980s, that first computer was the Commodore 64. Twenty-five years later, that first brush with computer addiction is as strong as ever.
Millions of Commmodore 64s were sold in the 1980s.
"There was something magical about the C64," says Andreas Wallstrom of Stockholm, Sweden.
He remembers the day he first laid eyes on his machine back in 1984.
"My father brought it home together with a tape deck, a disk drive, a printer, and a couple of games...I used to sneak home during lunch to play [on it] with my friends."
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I miss it too. Better than anything today, especially LOONIX. I had this great game where you roamed around on some prison moon planting pylons to release gasses trapped in this prison moon. I think you had to plant 10 pylons.
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ZORK!!! What a great game! The graphics in my head were better than any on the new game consoles...
I actually DID solve ZORK, except for ONE thing. There was a little “clockwork bird” inside the egg that was always broken when I opened the egg, and it must have been worth 5 points, because that’s all I lacked to have all the points.
I did have help, though, another guy where I worked and I would go home every night and play it at our separate homes, and compare notes the next day.
That was a lot of fun.
Those old text games were terrific!
You can download it for free from here...
But seriously, was I the only one whose first experience on a computer was a Commodore PET with the cassette tape?
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Did I get it right?
Only if you had a cassette disk drive. :-)
Yeah. There was one on the University’s mainframe when I was in college called “Adventure”. Did you ever play that one? It was very similar to Zork, but it came first.
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No but in high school (pre C64) we played something called “Camel” that was a very simple text game.
Played most of the Infocom games on my Amiga back in the mid 80's. My favorites were "Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy" & "A Mind Forever Voyaging"...
Those were the days....
LOAD? We didn’t get to that for a couple of weeks!
My wife and I are both engineers and her folks bought us a C-64 for our first Christmas together. We stayed up till about 2am on Christmas eve writing a program in BASIC that bounced one of the PET characters (a circle) back and forth and top to bottom from the borders of the screen. We put in variables to change color, speed it up and slow it down, and I think maybe flash or something.
It was a historic accomplishment, but without a storage device, we had to turn off the computer and lose the program! It was painful, but we got a disk drive a couple of weeks later. Neat memories
Never heard of Camel. Was it a role-player, like ZORK?
Dual floppy drives. Still seems like I’m missing something.
Just typing "LOAD ,8,1" without a filename would look for a cassette drive, which 99.5% of C64 users didn't have. You'd have too put "LOAD FILENAME,8,1" to look on your disk drive. I'd love to know which drugs I've done that cause me to remember that but forget where I put my keys an hour ago.
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