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C.G.B. Spender
16-11-2001, 08:41:55
I'm going to get down my old C64 from the attic. I still got a lot of games, hope thy still work.
What did you play on your C64? (You have to be 30 to answer this :gasmaske: )

Funkodrom
16-11-2001, 09:28:03
I had a C64... well my brother did and I'm not 30.

Outrun, Turbo Outrun, Bruce Lee, Way of the Exploding Fist, Army Moves, Paradroid (I think that was the C64 anyway)

Oh god, I can't remember now.

C.G.B. Spender
18-11-2001, 09:11:43
I hope I manage to connect the C64 to my PC (I got a TV card), that way I could make some nice screen shots ...

C.G.B. Spender
18-11-2001, 18:49:45
Oh no, the C64 is dead.RIP!

King_Ghidra
19-11-2001, 11:26:15
Elite, elite, elite!!!! I suppose people will refer me to the BBC micro...

anyway:
Emlyn Hughes' international soccer
Paradroid (genius, pure genius)
Attack of the mutant camels
Barbarian
IK+
Laser Squad
Commando
ahh there's too many - the ultimate games machine ;)

Funkodrom
19-11-2001, 11:53:16
Ah yes. Barbarian what a brilliant game! That spinning move where you chopped your opponent's head off. :D

Resource Consumer
19-11-2001, 12:00:47
Jet Set Willy on the Speccy.

Funkodrom
19-11-2001, 12:08:59
No-one's mentioned Chucky Egg yet have they? :D

Let's laugh at the loser with a Spectrum!

Nice colours!

:gasmaske:

Aredhran
19-11-2001, 16:40:53
Mission: Impossible
Raid over Moscow
Wizard
Beach Head
Summer Games
Pitfall
Zaxxon
Blue Max
The Hobbit (my first adventure game !)
The Ultima Series (I to V)
Sentinel

I had so many of these games (over 500 I think) and then I gave them all away to the neighbor's kid ! What an idiot :o (me, not the kid)

C.G.B. Spender
19-11-2001, 17:18:36
You bought 500 games ?!?

MDA
20-11-2001, 19:07:29
Blue Max!!!!
Ultima 1-4
Bard's Tale 1-3 (or was that IIC? So long ago...)

What was that build your own monsters and fight game? Hmmm. Fun, but not a memorable name - it was like autoduel with monsters instead of cars.

Taipan arrrr...
Pool of Radiance
F15 Strike Eagle
Gremlins - text adventure
Some Arthurian legend text adventure (probably more than one)
I remember Zaxxon vaguely. Similar to Uridium, right?

We used to have to freeze a bottle of water and set it on the C64 if we wanted it to run for more than half an hour at one point.

Anyone remember the nuke reactor game SCRAM on the Atari 400?
Captain Blood?
Taipan on the Apple (the OTHER one that played more like Jet!, not as fun as the C64 game, IIRC)
Russia? - played on hex map, first part of the game involved Riga and Leningrad - later you had to defend Stalingrad. I think it was an SSI or Avalon Hill adaptation.
Lords of Conquest on the AppleII?

Scud Wallaby
20-11-2001, 19:35:46
You can get a C64 Emulator herehttp://www.computerbrains.com/ and a load of good games here http://www.c64.com.

I got a few old classics a while back - haven't tried it in awhile though so I forget how easy (or not) it is to use...

-Scud-

C.G.B. Spender
20-11-2001, 20:01:05
It never really worked at my machines.

C.G.B. Spender
20-11-2001, 22:17:33
But it works well under WIn XP. Yeah!
I just played M.U.L.E. ! And guess what: I won!

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 09:32:59
Have they got IK+?

C.G.B. Spender
21-11-2001, 13:01:52
Yes! And tons of stuff!
http://www.c64.com/

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 13:17:18
Yay!

Venom
21-11-2001, 13:18:59
Sweet.

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 13:44:17
That screenshot makes me laugh as the computer player has nailed both the humans on level 1. :D

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 13:45:43
You could change the colour of the reflection of the sun by pressing a button as well I seem to remember. And there were loads of things like birds and dolphins that'd appear in the background.

C.G.B. Spender
21-11-2001, 13:49:03
I downloaded the emulator CCS V2.0
It's pretty stable and a lot of old stuff worked (saving etc seems complicated).
The download is a joke, because each disk has 180K. If you are a C64 fan, try it out

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 13:51:12
I did, doesn't work on Win2000 pro I don't think.

C.G.B. Spender
21-11-2001, 13:54:46
Have you tried V2.0 ?

King_Ghidra
21-11-2001, 14:22:04
haha! great! i remember a spider used to drop down from the tree...
i think it was the * button to change the coour of the reflection
anal huh?

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 14:23:10
Got it! Got IK+ working, no joystick though, have to get it running at home. Woo hoo!

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 14:25:42
The blue guy and my Avatar look the same!

Venom
21-11-2001, 14:30:11
Your avatar is uglier and more pixelated. Or are those just zits?

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 14:34:11
Shut up Jabba the Redneck.

Venom
21-11-2001, 14:44:17
The Zarlak will feast upon your greasy hide limey bastard!

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 14:50:28
Get strangled by a girl you big loser.

Venom
21-11-2001, 14:57:09
Maybe I will.

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 15:00:15
If you are lucky.

Venom
21-11-2001, 15:15:13
You're just jealous.

C.G.B. Spender
21-11-2001, 17:05:57
Every thread I read is MikeH/Venom tennis.
Sorry, but I got to repord this to the forum Gestapo

Funkodrom
21-11-2001, 17:06:52
Why?

C.G.B. Spender
21-11-2001, 17:33:14
It's the law

Venom
21-11-2001, 17:53:25
Law don't go around here Law Dog.

C.G.B. Spender
21-11-2001, 17:54:46
We have ways to make law here

Aredhran
23-11-2001, 09:20:25
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
You bought 500 games ?!?

Who said I bought them ? :D

A few more:

Pitstop II
Pitfall II
Silent Service
Who dares wins

Blake
25-11-2001, 08:47:14
ahh c64 emulation.. I've been collecting for a while now.. Igot over 50 disk images of assorted classics..

got some beuties like 3 Beach Head games and the 3 Last Ninja Games..

i love collecting this stuff so if anyone wants any other classic stuff (Mac Classic, Atari ST, Amiga, Intelivision etc) I can probably point you in the right direction or help you out myself..

Sir Penguin
26-11-2001, 08:12:23
I went to the Royal BC Museum on Saturday. One of the displays had a Commodore 64 in it.

SP

C.G.B. Spender
26-11-2001, 11:14:35
BC? It isn't that old

King_Ghidra
26-11-2001, 16:37:14
oh god Pitstop II was brilliant, but it used to absolutely kill my joystick arm. The races went on forever!
It also had great intercative pitstops (hence the name) which were like a mini-game.

Daley Thompson's decathlon was the other big arm breaker. My sister and i dreaded the final event, the 1500m. Joystick waggling for five minutes non-stop arrggghhhhh!!! :clueless:

Our poor Atari joysticks went through a lot in those days :o

Snapcase
26-11-2001, 17:38:48
I'm 20 and I had a C64. In like 1990, which is a bit weird.

Spy Hunter was a lot of fun. As was Operation Silk Worm. Mostly I played a game called "Street Sports Basketball" though, or at least I did until one of my Joysticks broke.

Venom
26-11-2001, 17:43:26
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
oh god Pitstop II was brilliant, but it used to absolutely kill my joystick arm. The races went on forever!
It also had great intercative pitstops (hence the name) which were like a mini-game.

Daley Thompson's decathlon was the other big arm breaker. My sister and i dreaded the final event, the 1500m. Joystick waggling for five minutes non-stop arrggghhhhh!!! :clueless:

Our poor Atari joysticks went through a lot in those days :o

Ahhhh the good old days when you could get exercise while playing video games. Excellent.

Aredhran
27-11-2001, 09:06:02
Oh yeah, Decathlon :eek:

The only brand of joystick that was available around here was called "Quickshot". They made many different models, most of which lasted no more than a couple months.

The only one that resisted was the Quickshot II Turbo, which had a nice red and black design providing a good grip, and had the advantage of using little springs to capture the movement of the stick, a much more robust system than the other models.

C.G.B. Spender
27-11-2001, 09:16:06
http://www.loudmedicine.net/C64/QS2.jpg

C@H
27-11-2001, 09:24:27
Your cameras white balance doesnt work well. Looks blue. Or IS it blue? A precious collectors item :rolleyes: I used my C64 the last time to calculate the optimum "target date" for preventing a "baby surprice " or even to force a baby surprise ;)

It worked perfectly. :D

C.G.B. Spender
27-11-2001, 09:27:34
The picture was a quickshot.
Imagine you had to do the calculation with windows.

C@H
27-11-2001, 09:29:06
"Guinnes Show of World Records: Family with more than 20 childs"

C@H
27-11-2001, 09:30:15
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
The picture was a quickshot.
Imagine you had to do the calculation with windows.

The pic of the quickshot was a quickshot.

C.G.B. Spender
27-11-2001, 09:32:03
a chic quickshote quote

Funkodrom
27-11-2001, 09:36:37
I had a Quickshot II. Difficult to get the covers back on the microswitches when you'd taken it apart.

C.G.B. Spender
27-11-2001, 09:40:33
So you got problems with the cabel as well?
Or did one of the buttons get stuck.

My classic C64 problem: Destroying the IO chip for the joystickports. It happened 2 times and I added a socket to the C64 to change the chip quickly ...
Because the power switch was next to the joystick ports, you could touch the connections (if no joystick was connected) trying to find the switch. Static electricity killed the chip. Ooo-a-hoo-a.

Funkodrom
27-11-2001, 09:41:52
One of the buttons got stuck.

Funkodrom
27-11-2001, 09:42:47
We had a C64C, didn't have that problem as far as I remember, or maybe we always had 2 joysticks connected.

C@H
27-11-2001, 09:48:31
I added a second SID-chip for stereo sound. No software supports it, but it's cool. You can activate a kind of "VirtualStereo" :smoke:

The main problem was the power switch (it could manage a stable contact for "ON") and the corrupted RAM (I changed the 4 implemented chips by two "flying" 32k one. They were two pins longer, which had to be connected "on the fly" :gasmaske:

After a serious "mainboard blackout", I joined two C64 to one. Since then it works fine.

C.G.B. Spender
27-11-2001, 09:49:57
A significiant change: With the C64 everyone had the same problems. With PC's you're the only one with that very, very, very specific problem ...

Not removing the joystics was clever. There was another problem some of you might remember: When you had a joystick connected to the 1. port and it got stuck (because it wasn't standing, so the stick moved to one side), you couldn't enter some characters (L, for example). Took me a while to find out.

C@H
27-11-2001, 09:55:46
on the other hand you could "type" chars like "->" by moving the stick, pluged in port 1 ;)

I developed for several years a "Word64", only used by this joystick, but i didn't finished it.

:clueless:

C@H
27-11-2001, 09:58:50
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
A significiant change: With the C64 everyone had the same problems. With PC's you're the only one with that very, very, very specific problem ...

Unfort. this is in most cases not only a very specific problem, it is a very serious, fatal problem as well :(

C.G.B. Spender
27-11-2001, 10:25:59
Originally posted by C@H
I developed for several years a "Word64", only used by this joystick Cool idea anyway. You could go to the command mode using a Wizball style "quick left-right" movement ..

Funkodrom
27-11-2001, 10:33:15
I know that movement!

Aredhran
27-11-2001, 11:18:03
We're not talking about THAT movement Mike :rolleyes:

C.G.B. Spender
27-11-2001, 12:03:26
quickshot, not hipshot!