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Commodore 64

Updated on May 16, 2014

Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 is the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. It made it's way into the 2001 and 2002 editions of the Guiness Book of World Records. Between 20-30 million units were sold from 1982-1992.

Here's a peek at the great old machine. AND have a look at the reinvented Commodore Gaming PCs of 2007, the All New Commodore 64s of 2012, and beyond.

*The Commodore 64 is back! Take a Look!*

1 <3 Commodore 64

This was my very first computer back in the early 80s. I had this in my room from 4th grade till I graduated highschool. My parents gave it away when I was off to college (Let me hear you...awwww).

I miss all of those old games! Pole Position, Lode Runner, Space Taxi...and remember the Summer and Winter Olympic Games? Not only would I spend hours playing games but also making cards and calandars with the Print Shop, drawing with the Koala Painter Tablet and playing music with my Music Maker keyboard attachment.

Classic Commodore Commercial

Ahead of It's Time

  • 8-bit MOS Technology 6510 microprocessor
  • 64 kibibytes of RAM
  • VIC-II 6567 graphics chip featured 16 colors
  • SID 6581 sound chip had three channels
  • Commodore 1541 was a 170 kilobyte drive for 5¼" floppy disks

28 Games in 4 Minutes

Commodore 64 on Wikipedia

Click the small link at the bottom to be taken to the full article.

The Commodore 64 was an 8-bit home computer introduced by the now defunct manufacturer Commodore International in January 1982. Volume production started in the spring of 1982, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of US$595. Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET machines, the C64 features 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM, hence the name, and had favourable sound and graphical specifications when compared to well-known contemporary systems such as the Apple II, particularly as the price was well below that demanded by Apple. It is commonly known as the C64 or C=64 (after the graphic logo on the case) and occasionally as the CBM 64 (for Commodore Business Machines), or VIC-64.

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Commodore 64 on Rocketboom :)

Interchangeable casing panels, ready to be personalized with your choice of artwork

High density layered sound insulation

Extensive stress test performed on every system

Unique floating full front door that can be closed with your USB cables still connected

Two independently illuminated fans with eight changeable colours that you control

Preloaded with Windows Premium

ASUS® P5N32-E nForce 680i SLI motherboard

Philips® DVDRW optical drive

Preloaded with a C64 emulator, containing more than 50 classic games

You could customize your PC with artwork from Commodore's C-Kin Library. There were a number of Art Photography, Classic Commodore, Colours. Gaming and Street Art skins to choose from.

The All New Commodore 64

C64x

It's back! The new Commodore 64 is a modern PC that looks just like the original.

The Keyboard includes:

  • Mini-ITX PC motherboard
  • Intel's 2.13Ghz 64-bit Dual Core D2700 Atom processor
  • nVidia GeForce GT 520 graphics chipset
  • 4Gb of DDR3 memory
  • Multi format card reader/writer
  • USB slots
  • Optional slot load R/W DVD or Blu-ray drive
Check it out at commodoreusa.net.

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      Leiping 

      5 years ago

      This was also the first system I owned for myself (not the first one I used).One of my favorites is The Last Ninja!

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      Edynas 

      5 years ago

      Sure bings back some memory lanes....the 64 was the very first computer I wrote some basic code on 30 years ago.

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      Steve Jones 

      7 years ago from Birmingham UK

      I still prefer my CBM 64 over my PS3... Commando beats MW2 hands down !

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      My brother had one! Wonderful lens! Blessed by a Squidoo Angelon 4/12/2011. Have a great day!

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 

      7 years ago

      We were a ZX Spectrum family - I remember my cousin having a C64 and being so jealous. There was a Zorro game he had that I remember really liking.

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      Nathalie Roy 

      7 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Wow a real trip back in time! I had a commodore 64 and all my friends where just sooo jealous!! I love the 28 Games in 4 minutes videos, pretty cool, I had some of them...plus many that where just so filled with bug it was unplayable.

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      piedromolinero 

      8 years ago

      Awww, bringing back some memories. But as I can see, you started already with the top-notch configuration of a 5.25'' floppy. My first storage device was a datasette.

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      Brookelorren LM 

      8 years ago

      My mom bought me one for Christmas one year. It was the best present ever!

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      Yvonne L B 

      8 years ago from Covington, LA

      Yep, lots of memories there. A Commodore 64 was our first computer, except we were out of college. Hubby loved the games &amp; I used it for word processing. Neat lens.

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      Webcodes LM 

      10 years ago

      Man! You bring back old memories. I loved the commodore 64, and was addicted to all its games. Archon was my favorite. 5* lens. I can't believe how time flies...boy I am gettin' old.

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      retrogarden 

      10 years ago

      Big Commodore 64 fan. Got one late in the day, and enjoyed it immesnsely. Flimbo's Quest rules!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      good job hehe

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      kab 

      10 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Oh, I just remembered a command prompt King Tut game we had...it said "You have walked into the tomb" and you replied "turn left" and it said "you found a ring" then you typed "walk straight" and it said "you've been killed by a goblin".

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      lens4Him 

      10 years ago

      I used to have a Commodore 64, it replaced the Vic-20 and at the time nobody thought you would ever need more memory LOL.Learning BASIC was my introduction to programming

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      JayMaster 

      10 years ago

      Great work Christine. 5 stars! I just created a lens about Demoscene. Of course it isn't better then yours. I can really use some advise of yours. :)

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      kab 

      10 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Our whole family was addicted to Qix.

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      Teacher Adez7 

      10 years ago

      Hi Christine, I love this lens. You know that this sort of stuff can date you! Ha Ha 5*'s from me for a job well done.

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      MaartenC 

      11 years ago

      Great lens!!! Thanks for bringing back the memories; 5 stars and thnx for joining The Eighties Group!!

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      Arizona-Snow 

      11 years ago

      Nice lens, 5*.I still got my commodore 64 and I still think that the games for the 64 were the best games ever made. All these new games might look good nowadays but they ain't got the playability of the original 64 games. The programmers pushed that little machine to its limits.

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      Edmands 

      11 years ago

      I started using the commodore Pet computer in Jr. High School. I owned a Vic 20, Commodore 64 then a Commodore 128. When I went to college I switch to a Macintosh. This lens bring back those good old memories of programming in Basic with only 64K of memory.

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