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Commodore C64 is back

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Frick, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx

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    Price starts at $595, but you can buy the case only for $250.

    I think it's gorgeuos, but a bit expensive.

    EDIT: It's worth mentioning that it comes with a Ubuntu 10.04 disc. They're apparently working on a Commodore OS as well, with a quick launch alternative for an emulator for the original OS.
     
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    This is awesomesauce. I'd grab one IF the asking price was $100 lower, just for nastalgia. The Commodore was my very first PC.
     
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    They do still actually have the Amiga OS still so they could just use that. Think its version 4.1 now.
    Works on only power pc chips though.

    If the case itself was cheaper it would be mind blowing. Still £365 isnt overly expensive just a little to expensive.

    You can just tell someone will buy this and mod it to fuck.
     
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    Pretty sure Commodore all used the same what is it d-sub connectors the sega genesis/megadrive used for their controllers. It's was mainly just the fact it was a beast for its time, i dunno if i could stomach playing roms of c64 games but it feels different playing the real hardware for sure. Its like playstation games they where great then but hurt my eyes now.
     
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    OH MAN I just had a FLASH back ! I think I am going to get one just to have it . This was the first computer I had ! I loved it back then and I love it now . Going to get one !

    Oh and could you fix the link ???
     
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    The actual website is fuber mate, sorry.

    EDIT: There is also this bad boy.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOne_X1000

    A fully new Amiga, the AmigaOnex1000 running Amiga OS 4.1. Kinda looks like a Fractal Define R3 case lol.
     
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    The site should be back up 'bout now.
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    Now, I wish the would resurrect, my little darling, the TI-99/4A on the 2011 platform or SB...:)
     
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    That's not Commodore. It's just some guy who bought the rights to use the name so he could make a few bucks on stuff he buys cheap from China. You should have seen the stuff that used to be for sale on the new "Commodorfe" website. It just had Commodore stickers stuck over the Chinese company names.
     
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    I believe a majority of the members here do realize the fact it is not an original...

    And, IMO... the guy/s or/and gal/s is/are just trying to make a buck in this little old world. No harm in that.
    If you look a lot of the stuff you have, probably, is made China or elsewhere... it is the way of the world today.
    Some may not like it, but it is whatz it is.:ohwell:

    More power to them for trying and kudos, if they pull it off.:)
     
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    So, what other classic computers could do with a makeover like this?

    I nominate the BBC Micro and the BBC Master. :D
     
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    wow so many nostalgics around here


    anyone need a sony vaio PCG-505GX? from 1998? in working condition?
     
  14. Frick

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    Ooo, coolio. Its actually a Black Pearl. :)

    And the site is bad, just keep reloading until you get it.
     
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    You are heartless, sir, coming into the geriatric ward and attempting to sell your wares.
     
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    I'm so buying one.
     
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    That black aluminum VIC Slim for $395 has me in the "Do Want" grouping.
     
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    Damn, I want it! And I wasn't even a Commodore fan at the time. :laugh: I was an Acorn man.

    The thing to do of course, is to never use it. I'm sure it'll fetch a good price at auction in a decade or so.
     
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    Love to see one of those ago. remember chucky egg lol ?.

    One i would like to see more be the original 48k\128k ( b4 Specrum took over ) and the Atari 1024ST.

    Yes i was not a Commodore fan thought the games sucked lol.. And still hate those colours today.
     
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    Chucky Egg, I remember it! lol.

    I thought of the original Speccy, but I'm wondering what kind of tiny PC mobo would go in it? It would use an Atom CPU for sure.
     
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    Yes, I remember Chucky Egg and Monty Mole and Skool Daze and Elite on the BBC, still, I think the general consensus was that Way of the Exploding Fist was better on the C64 ;)
     
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    Awesome! I still have my C64 & 128 in a box under the stairs. The first computers I learned to code BASIC on.
     
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    hehe maybe don't see why not as long as it had no rubber keys ;)..

    Don't know about Way of the Exploding Fist, i was playing more games on the Speccy 48\128 more often than not and odd others like Ikari Warriors, R-Typ ( want a PC remake :p ), Flying Shark, Great Escape and ATF. Even was playing a flight sim with 2 joysticks and to think it's hard to find games still today like that lol. Then Microprose came a long and made my day with flight sims but sadly are not around these days :(.. A game i wish i could remember playing on the specrum was like risk sort off were you would have to move squares around and attack other enemy's and take over his islandsit was a war game you even had ships well a picture of a ship in a square lol.
     
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    lol.. my first computer was the 128. money was no object! lol..i recall setting it up in the dining area on some wooden, half azz table i made.. lol... elite was absorbing and the old helicopter games and the f22?? wow.. memories.

    (spellling)
     

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