Movies

A C2N in The Matrix resurrections?

I presume I’m not spoiling anything when I post the screenshot above from The Matrix Resurrections. Close to the middle of the frame is the distinctive, rounded casing of a Commodore 1530 (C2N) Datasette. It’s the cassette player the Commodore 64/Vic 20/Pet used for storage way back in the 80s […]

Amiga

PiMIGA: Amiga on the Pi

UPDATE in December 2021! Chris released version 2.0 of PiMIGA. There’s only one version this time and it comes in a huge 23GB 7z file. You can grab a torrent to download PiMIGA 2.0 from his video here: This version runs on a 64bit version of Linux and feels faster. […]

C64

Oddities of C64 BASIC

Can you tell me why the very short BASIC programme above has a syntax error? But then the one with a slightly renamed variable name is perfectly ok? It turns out it’s one of the limitations of Commodore BASIC V2. As explained here: Variable names were limited to two letters. […]

C64

Retro Reading in 2019

You can be nostalgic about something for a lot longer than that thing was current. So it is with the Commodore 64, the Speccy and early computers in general. I had a rubber keyed Spectrum 48K for a couple of years followed by a C64 that I used every day […]

C64

Vice – autostart with a directory

Vice, the Commodore 64 emulator is a cross platform emulator that works on Windows, Linux, MacOS and other operating systems. It also allows you to emulate the Vic 20, C128 and other early Commodore machines. Double clicking on a Commodore d64 disk image file will load x64, the Commodore 64 […]

Games , Music

Megablast Banjo Remix

Here’s rather impressive remix of the Xenon 2 Megablast main title tune created by a talented banjo player! Long time readers may remember I used the original music in a video for a short but fun game of Bad Company 2. We joined a game with nobody on the other […]

C64

A C64 intro in CSS

CSS3 C64 is an old school C64 intro created completely in CSS, the technology that is normally used to style web pages. You can read more about it here, and the source code is available in your browser, but also on Github. No need for an Action Replay cartridge to […]

C64

A Commodore 64 in Police Academy 3

I honestly don’t remember this at all. The C64 was just a prop, but it’s still nice to see the breadbox there! It’s a pity they used the arcade version of Paperboy and not the C64 conversion however.

C64

17,827 Euro for a Commodore 65 on Ebay

The Commodore 65 was a prototype computer produced by Commodore between 1990 and 1991 to be an improved Commodore 64. I’ve hardly ever come across it online and never heard of it back in the day, but when Commodore was liquidated they sold the prototype machines. If you have one […]