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Archive for the ‘Commodore’ Category

Computing History – The UK Computer Museum – Cambridge

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/19

On my places to visit:

The Centre for Computing History is a computer museum based in Cambridge, UK. With a collection of vintage computers and game consoles, many of the exhibits are hands on and interactive.

[WayBackComputing History – The UK Computer Museum – Cambridge.

When I bumped into it, this was their collection size, ranging from the 1960s until recent history:

Archive Statistics :

  • Computers = 993
  • Peripherals = 1446
  • Mobile Devices = 31
  • Game Consoles = 213
  • Video Games = 10259
  • Software Packages = 2605
  • Books = 2045
  • Manuals = 4106
  • Magazines = 9057

Looking at their archived brands (having [WayBack] MITS – Altair and [WayBack] Raspberry Pi in the collection) is such a joy.

Archiving the older parts is a tough job, as they stem from way before the web era, so information has been lost, parts are hard to source, a lot of hardware got thrown away or is hard to find at all, people have died. More on that at [WayBack] About – Computing History.

Without a physical visit, you can find what they have at [WayBack] Search Our Archive – Computing History.

The video below on their archive is impressive.

–jeroen

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Posted in 6502, 68k, Apple I, BBC Micro B, BBS, C64, Commodore, CP/M, dial-up modems, FidoNet, History, IBM SAA CUA, PowerPC, Tesseract, VIC-20, Z80 | Leave a Comment »

Dennis1000/mos6502-delphi: A MOS 6502 CPU emulator written in Delphi (a very basic C64 + VIC20 emulator included)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/25

Really cool history: [Archive.isDennis1000/mos6502-delphi: A MOS 6502 CPU emulator written in Delphi (a very basic C64 + VIC20 emulator included)

It should run on most 32-bit Delphi versions.

via:

–jeroen

Posted in 6502, C64, Commodore, Delphi, Development, History, Software Development, VIC-20 | 2 Comments »

Warning: C64 geek pr0n! A Mind Is Born

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/20

Geek pr0n on the C64:

Making a demo in just 256 bytes would be a formidable challenge regardless of platform. A Mind Is Born is my attempt to do it on the Commodore 64. In the absence of an actual 256-byte compo, it was submitted to the Oldskool 4K Intro compo at [WayBackRevision 2017, where it ended up on 1st place.

Source: [WayBackA Mind Is Born

Via:

–jeroen

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“Personal Computing on the VIC 20” manual is on-line, but prepared for a slow download.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/16

From a while ago:

David Ratnasabapathy: The VIC-20 programmer’s manual was the best intro to programming I’ve ever read. I’d love to find a copy online, the new generation could use it.

+Isaac Kuo that book is wealth. I loved marginal explanations that expanded on the main text, it’s a tactic I use in my own class notes.

The manual was called Personal Computing on the VIC 20 and it is online! This is amazing! Ah, memories.

http://www.classiccmp.org/cini/pdf/Commodore/VIC-20%20Programmer’s%20Reference%20Guide.pdf

+Tomasz Machalski there’s a motherload here:

http://www.classiccmp.org/cini/pdf/Commodore/

Including VIC-20 User’s Manual.pdf

http://www.classiccmp.org/cini/pdf/Commodore/VIC-20%20User’s%20Manual.pdf

and VIC-20 Programmer’s Reference Guide.pdf

http://www.classiccmp.org/cini/pdf/Commodore/VIC-20%20Programmer’s%20Reference%20Guide.pdf

Jeroen Wiert Pluimers:+David Ratnasabapathy thanks a lot!

Downloaders: that site is slow. Not as slow as the New Horizons uplink, nor as slow as 1980s modems, but be prepared for some serious wait time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modem#The_Smartmodem_and_the_rise_of_BBSs

Note that the wayback machine has them cached:

–jeroen

via It’s our third birthday! What better present than the VIC-20 [1] (“A Real… [WayBack]

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