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JG6_Oddball
09-25-2007, 07:39 PM
To remember that name? well there back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://jg6.net/images/commodore_gaming.jpg
The full range will be unveiled at CeBIT 2007, and will include four models ranging from an entry level gaming PC to an extreme spec model which will feature a quad core intel processor, 4GB of memory and two nVidia 8800 GTX 768MB graphics cards.

"The all new Commodore range of PC's will allow gamers of all levels to enjoy the best that PC gaming has to offer. From beginners to professionals, Commodore Gaming ensures that only the very best components are provided to deliver the ultimate PC gaming experience. We also wanted to bring something new to the market, in the spirit of our Commodore heritage, and have worked hard to design a fully personalised product," said Bala Keilman, CEO for Commodore Gaming.

Each machine can be artistically customised to match the buyer's personal taste. Commodore will be offering specially selected art including street art, photography, PC game artwork (inc GRAW 2) and many other licensed images. Commodore says that a revolutionary painting process will transform the exterior of the PC into an "open and inviting canvas". There is also the opportunity for fans and artists to request and present their creative works to become a limited edition Commodore Gaming PC.

The systems can also feature ambient lighting and Ice Cube cooling to provide extreme levels of cooling. The four systems are the Cg (entry level), Cgs, Cgc and the extreme level Cxx. Each will run Windows Vista 64 bit OS and include only high-end components. Full launch details will be announced at CeBIT which begins today.

slo_1_2_3
09-25-2007, 07:42 PM
ooooo neat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
ooooo expensive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

VW-IceFire
09-25-2007, 08:48 PM
The Commodore will forever be that incredible at the time brown box with external floppy disk and that awesome joystick with the single red button.

Those were the days.

Anyone play Blue Max? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pirschjaeger
09-25-2007, 08:53 PM
Is this a sign that SoW will be ready soon? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I'm already contemplating my next rig.

Bearcat99
09-25-2007, 09:08 PM
wow!!!! I remember the 128.... AND THE aMIGA.. AND WHEN THE 64 FIRST CAME OUT IT WAS $500..

crucislancer
09-26-2007, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
The Commodore will forever be that incredible at the time brown box with external floppy disk and that awesome joystick with the single red button.

Those were the days.

Anyone play Blue Max? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I remember Blue Max. That was the first game I played on the C64. I had a lot of fun with the C64. Bard's Tale, F-15 Strike Eagle, SuperHuey, Pool of Radiance, Zork. Classic.

chshrkt
09-26-2007, 12:32 AM
My family's first "real" computer was the Commodore PET:

CPU: 6502, 1 MHz
RAM: 4 KB
ROM: 18 KB, including BASIC 1.0 / 20 kB, including BASIC 2.0
Video: discrete TTL video circuit, 9" monochrome monitor, 40×25 character display
Sound: external speaker driven by MOS 6522 CB2 pin
Ports: 2 MOS 6520 PIA, MOS 6522 VIA, 2 Datassette (1 used / 1 on the back), 1 IEEE-488

GIAP.Shura
09-26-2007, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
The Commodore will forever be that incredible at the time brown box with external floppy disk and that awesome joystick with the single red button.

Those were the days.

Anyone play Blue Max? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Floppy disk? You posh git!!!

http://www.retrogames.co.uk/stock/assets/images/1Mach_-_Boxed_C64_Tape_deck.jpg

Cassette decks for teh win!!!

Skarphol
09-26-2007, 01:17 AM
Beleive it or not, but it is less than 2 months since I played on my old Commodore 64!

My father has cleaned out of the attic, and among a whole heap of stuff he dumped in my house claiming that it belonged to me, was my old Commodore 64, complete whith casette-player, shoebox-sized 5 1/4" floppydisk and horrible joystick.

I plugged in the external powersupply, the joystick and the casetteplayer and dove into a shoppingbag of old C-30 and C-60 cassettes. Very few of the games worked, I think the tapes must have deteriorated on the 20+ years since I used this computer the last time. The graphic had deteriorated too, all white lines on the screen was very blurry, and everytime a white line appeard there was noise from the loudspeakers. The joystick only worked up and left, plus the trigger. Amazingly enough, I spent much of my youth hammering on that trigger. On the other side, that was probably my 3rd joystick.

My 9 year old son was not very impressed by the machine, and showed signes of disbelife when I told him that this was a huge leap forward in 1983 when I got it.

Skarphol

woofiedog
09-26-2007, 01:25 AM
For the Commodore xx listed at 2,749.00... that would be $5,555.17 US Dollar's. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Guess there will be a slight delay on my order.

Vanderstok
09-26-2007, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by crucislancer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
The Commodore will forever be that incredible at the time brown box with external floppy disk and that awesome joystick with the single red button.

Those were the days.

Anyone play Blue Max? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I remember Blue Max. That was the first game I played on the C64. I had a lot of fun with the C64. Bard's Tale, F-15 Strike Eagle, SuperHuey, Pool of Radiance, Zork. Classic. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup, been there too!

F-15 strike eagle! Fantastic sim. Enemy aircraft were represented by a see-through triangle and the framerate was a whopping 1 FPS ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Clannsman
09-26-2007, 02:04 AM
God, i started with the Acorn Electron! the small brother of the BBC Micro,it had an amazing 32k of memory...you get more in a watch nowerdays!

It has to be said though, through the spectrum etc days every month would see a wealth of different inovative games based around what little power they had,you never new what would be coming out next,then the bomb shell dropped in the form of 'Elite'.

At a time when we were playing the likes of Chucky egg,frogger,hunchback,jet set willy,attic attack and cylon attack suddenely came a full 3D sim with depth,i still think the biggest revolution in gaming history was Elite.

Anyway,since then Sim's were the kings of all things computer and alway's were used to demostrate the latest graphics/depth,Sims were the game leaders and a new one every month was out during the early nineties....

Then FPS came and destroyed PC gaming forever,now everything is about the inferiour FPS game and a good sim comes out but once every two yrs.If your lucky.

Its all down to the hype and primtime seen in the mags if you ask me.Sims will only score an 80+ when shooters will always score 90+,the shooter review will cover 3-4 pages,the sim review will cover 1/2 a page!

People buy into what they see.
Ahh,im glad i got that off my chest.
Yea,its good to see commodore again!

x6BL_Brando
09-26-2007, 02:54 AM
I'm 58 today http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/oldcomp.jpg

Like my PC case? Cool huh? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

B. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

carguy_
09-26-2007, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/oldcomp.jpg




Oooooh...2004, we have made some progress since then heheheheheheh

F19_Orheim
09-26-2007, 03:57 AM
Commodore?? tsss---- Spectrum!!!!

msalama
09-26-2007, 04:02 AM
Yah t3H c0Mm1e64 rUlz true dat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Kinda expensive that new offering of theirs though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

DD_crash
09-26-2007, 05:13 AM
RIP Amiga http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif it was the BEST OS I have used.

woofiedog
09-26-2007, 05:58 AM
x6BL_Brando... Wonder if that is the same Unit Oleg using to test IL-2 Mod's with??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Friendly_flyer
09-26-2007, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by GIAP.Shura:
http://www.retrogames.co.uk/stock/assets/images/1Mach_-_Boxed_C64_Tape_deck.jpg


Ooooo, that brings back memories!

BrotherVoodoo
09-26-2007, 09:43 AM
AND WHEN THE 64 FIRST CAME OUT IT WAS $500..

I still have my C64 packed away. I should bust it out one of these days for old times sake.

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It's very cool to see them back in the game!

SeaFireLIV
09-26-2007, 10:05 AM
As a student I took 500 from the bank to get my first commodore Amiga. I loved that thing. even when PCs came in I refused to give it up for the longest time.

It`s kinda nice to see Commodore back.

DxyFlyr
09-26-2007, 10:13 AM
Wonder if they'd be willing to take a trade-in? I'd be ok with parting with my 64 <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> </pre> and 128.

Choctaw111
09-26-2007, 12:25 PM
I was just talking about my old Commodore 64 with a good friend of mine yesterday. I have an emulator on my PC to still play those great games. I even made some of my own games in Basic. One of them was a dogfighting game that I called "Skydog" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

BaldieJr
09-26-2007, 12:27 PM
what sorta moron buys this stuff? seriously.

Heliopause
09-26-2007, 01:11 PM
Blue Max I remember. Early '80's I believe. A guy In my class had the game. First flight sim I played...lol

Urufu_Shinjiro
09-26-2007, 01:22 PM
Thier custom painted cases are cool but the prices for the computers themselves are WAY too much, just buy the same parts and put ti together yourself, if you can hook up your home stereo you can put together a pc. I think I read that they are selling the cases seperate...

VMF-214_HaVoK
09-26-2007, 01:23 PM
Just get the commodore case and build you own. Much cheaper and you can still call it a commodore for the novelty of it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Btw Im old enough to remember unfortunately.

BSS_AIJO
09-26-2007, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
what sorta moron buys this stuff? seriously.

look outside....

morons are easy to find...

BSS_AIJO

Irish_Rogues
09-26-2007, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by DxyFlyr:
Wonder if they'd be willing to take a trade-in? I'd be ok with parting with my 64 <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> </pre> and 128.

Still got my Vic 20 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Warrington_Wolf
09-26-2007, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by BrotherVoodoo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">AND WHEN THE 64 FIRST CAME OUT IT WAS $500..

I still have my C64 packed away. I should bust it out one of these days for old times sake.

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It's very cool to see them back in the game! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I still have my C64 and the data recorder, the data recorder still has the price sticker on the side, my Dad paid 30 for it.
I set it up about a year back and played some of the games, The one that stuck out for me was Twin Tiger. The game is a shoot em up and you have a top down view of an attack helicopter, and you have enemy tanks, jet aircraft, infantry, aircraft carriers and battleships all wanting you blast you out of the sky. It is as hard as a T.Rex's turd, and I think that the FM and the weapons on the helicopter may be undermoddeled but I don't have any charts to prove it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

VW-IceFire
09-26-2007, 03:34 PM
The thing about those old C64's...those were rock solid computers. Some of you are talking about pulling them out....well I bet it will work just as well as it used to. The modern day machines seem to have problems after a few years...stuff burns out or has problems...the power supply fails. The old C64? No way...pulled it out...away it goes like the first day.

Lurch1962
09-26-2007, 03:49 PM
The joysticks for the C64 didn't have potentiometers; they had 4 simple--albeit VERY durable--contact switches. No proportional control there! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

crucislancer
09-26-2007, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
The thing about those old C64's...those were rock solid computers. Some of you are talking about pulling them out....well I bet it will work just as well as it used to. The modern day machines seem to have problems after a few years...stuff burns out or has problems...the power supply fails. The old C64? No way...pulled it out...away it goes like the first day.

Almost. Mine was carefully packed away throughout most of the 90's, but for some inexplicable reason the sound didn't work when I pulled it out in late 1999. Lots of trouble-shooting later, never could figure out the problem and I gave up on it, and gave it to a roommate. It was too bad, I still had all the software, disc drive, and joystick, and they all still worked.

Insuber
09-26-2007, 04:16 PM
Manic Miner ... Elite ... Atic Atac ... Oh those Spectrum days! Who remembers now the sprites ...

My first "flight simulation", a glider, was a sort of strategy game in B&W ...one refresh every couple of seconds ...

Regards,
Insuber

crucislancer
09-26-2007, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by Insuber:
Manic Miner ... Elite ... Atic Atac ... Oh those Spectrum days! Who remembers now the sprites ...

My first "flight simulation", a glider, was a sort of strategy game in B&W ...one refresh every couple of seconds ...

Regards,
Insuber

Elite was one of my favorite games on the C64. I would love to play a game like that with today's technology.

JG53_Valantine
09-26-2007, 04:34 PM
A lot of games on commodore 64 kicked ***! The idea behind them was great - if only they revisited some of the old gems with todays graphics i think id poop myself!
V

SeaFireLIV
09-26-2007, 04:39 PM
Another nice thing about those days was that there was no internet and bugs didn`t exist...

Well, bugs existed but you never realised it was a bug, if you couldn`t get somewhere or something weird happened you`d assume it was just part of the game that you hadn`t figured yet. There were no whiny, whiny girly forums to go on about every perceivable fault or FMs or DMs. I even discovered now that there were some games I had that were impossible to finish or just never finished, looping forever - who cared!?

You played a game, enjoyed it or not, left it for the next one.


Ah, those were the days. Whine-free days.

Waldo.Pepper
09-26-2007, 04:47 PM
I remember the Osborne laptop (I mean lugtop).

http://oldcomputers.net/osborne.html

I also remember seeing Mr. Osborne being interviewed, and being criticized for the high price of $1800. When asked why he sells it for such a high price he smugly replied "Because I can." I hope that upper crust ***** is broke in a ditch somewhere now.

Monterey13
09-26-2007, 04:49 PM
Never had a C64. My 1st machine was an Apple IIe. The 2nd one I ever had was a super fast 486, that I used to play Wing Commander on ALOT. I used to think that chick on there was so hot...lol

crucislancer
09-26-2007, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
I remember the Osborne laptop (I mean lugtop).

http://oldcomputers.net/osborne.html

I also remember seeing Mr. Osborne being interviewed, and being criticized for the high price of $1800. When asked why he sells it for such a high price he smugly replied "Because I can." I hope that upper crust ***** is broke in a ditch somewhere now.

Here's your answer: Adam Osborne on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Osborne)

Waldo.Pepper
09-26-2007, 05:52 PM
crucislancer

I could kiss you.

crucislancer
09-26-2007, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">crucislancer

I could kiss you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My wife might get mad.

Monterey13
09-26-2007, 08:15 PM
So, I guess HE won't get mad...it's just his wife that's stopping you WP. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

M_Gunz
09-26-2007, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
what sorta moron buys this stuff? seriously.

Parents with more money than brains trying to shut their brats up for maybe one hour.

M_Gunz
09-26-2007, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Irish_Rogues:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DxyFlyr:
Wonder if they'd be willing to take a trade-in? I'd be ok with parting with my 64 <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> </pre> and 128.

Still got my Vic 20 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I sold mine to a friend along with the HES Forth cartridge that I broke into OOP with in 1983.

Commodore made some decent machines but had one problem known to programmers as "Jack Trample".
That jaggof singlehandedly destroyed any chance of 'Commonwh0re' making it big in gaming all
through the 80's. Even the Amiga wasn't good enough to get past Jack.

OTOH being fired by Jack was a kind of plus on resumes. It meant you might have talent.

jarink
09-26-2007, 08:49 PM
I remember playing Jupiter Lander on the family Commodore Vic 20 back in "the day".

http://oldcomputers.net/pics/vic20.jpg
http://users.adelphia.net/~bsturk/8bit/pics/jupiter_lander.png

JG6_Oddball
09-26-2007, 09:18 PM
I remember playing chess on my TRS80 (complete with tape drive)
I have not read up on the new machine but i get the feeling we are looking at some off the shelf componets a HIGH price tag,fancy case and the commadore name slapped on it....$5000 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif I hope thats a mistake.

S!

JG6_Oddball
09-26-2007, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
For the Commodore xx listed at 2,749.00... that would be $5,555.17 US Dollar's. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Guess there will be a slight delay on my order.

delay?? you mean on your second purchase http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif 2700 qwid...drop in the bucket...or 1350 pints http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

S!

woofiedog
09-27-2007, 06:48 AM
Quote... 2700 qwid...drop in the bucket...or 1350 pints

Guess I'll be sticking with my old Alienware Rig and keep my spare change to buy an extra round of Pint's! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

DxyFlyr
09-27-2007, 12:16 PM
The Commodore site is up now...

Commodore Gaming (http://www.commodoregaming.com/pcshop/home.aspx?splash=1)

They even have a section on the site to play some C64 games...

C64 Games (http://www.commodoregaming.com/pcshop/Vintage+C64/C64+Games.aspx)


Jarink, I remember that Lander game. I had a Vic20 too. Still have it somewhere. But my favorite was Dambusters for the C64.


EDIT--- Jupiter Lander is on the site. lol

Clannsman
09-27-2007, 03:00 PM
Elite was one of my favorite games on the C64. I would love to play a game like that with today's technology.[/QUOTE]


You can its called 'X3 Reunion'

fabianfred
09-27-2007, 03:15 PM
yes..I loved Elite on my BBC 32k micro

and it is available for PC

http://www.iancgbell.clara.net/elite/

Dance
09-27-2007, 04:38 PM
Looking in the attic, I still have my Vic 20 (Snap Irish) and my ole Amiga (another topic), never dreamed I would use anything else. Happy days http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2007, 06:48 PM
I remember my Ti994A, typing in code to make text games, and the Vic20

what do I win?

JG6_Oddball
09-27-2007, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by BBB462cid:
I remember my Ti994A, typing in code to make text games, and the Vic20

what do I win?

wow..you just reminded me...i think it was 1981 and i had this little black computer with TI on it and had it hooked to the TV and was right my first code... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Maj.Kaos
09-27-2007, 10:14 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/oldcomp.jpg


That'd be a rockin cool simpit, eh?

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2007, 03:52 PM
Sure, if it wasn't a photoshop job http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif