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9 Fingers – the infamous Amiga demo

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9 Fingers – the infamous Amiga demo

When it comes to demos, Commodore probably had the most vivid and certainly the most interesting scene of all. The stuff the coders could do on platforms like the C64 and the Amiga was simply put, amazing. It is on the Amiga, and more specifically the A500, that perhaps the most talked about demo was […]

The world of AD&D on your Commodore

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The world of AD&D on your Commodore

In the early 90s, I got introduced to the wonderful world of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) by a friend at school. He had a game called Champions of Krynn, developed by SSI for the Commodore 64, and he gave it to me over the Christmas holidays so I could have a go at it. […]

Commodore Legends: Petro Tyschtschenko

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Commodore Legends: Petro Tyschtschenko

The next person to be featured in our “Commodore Legends” Hall of Fame is perhaps a name that doesn’t ring a bell for many of you. But when I say that he is the man that saved the Amiga when Commodore went bankrupt, the name Petro Tyschtschenko will probably spring to mind. Starting with Commodore […]

Thrift stores and hidden gems

Thrift stores and hidden gems

Two years ago, on our way to the Belgian coast, we stopped at “Flanders Expo” in Ghent, where a big retro fair was being held by the thrift stores of Flanders. Last year we missed it, but this year, it was marked on our calendars as “the” date in March for bargain hunting. The event […]

A slice of pizza and a slice of MOS

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A slice of pizza and a slice of MOS

The MOS 6502 CPU and its family members have been instrumental in the rise of the computer industry. Without the 6502, the world of Commodore, Apple, Atari and even Nintendo would have been quite different. The 65xx line of chips has been part of almost all of the major early home computer systems and its […]

Commodore SFX

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Commodore SFX

Lately, I’ve been totally blown away by the sounds and capabilities of the Elektron Analog Four sequencer/synthesizer (yes, the same Elektron that produced the SIDStation). The capabilities of this machine seem endless and it’s something I’ve put on my birthday wish list, so honey, if you’re reading this… Not that I’ll be pursuing a career […]

The MIDIbox SID project

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The MIDIbox SID project

With MIDI celebrating its 30th birthday and the C64’s MIDI capabilities being showcased at the NAMM event, I was browsing the web for some really cool implementations of the C64’s SID chip. As you probably know, the SID is an amazing sound chip and has helped the breadbox in achieving its legendary status. Over the […]

30 Years of MIDI

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30 Years of MIDI

It’s already 30 years ago that the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) was created. MIDI technology is now being used by more than 700 companies in a wide range of devices ranging from electronic keyboards and drum sets to video game consoles and cell phones. To commemorate its birthday, the MIDI Manufacturers Association have displayed […]

Electrons, protons and Commodore

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Electrons, protons and Commodore

Having studied nuclear physics, news about discoveries of fundamental particles like the Higgs boson is always something that capture my attention. News like this becomes even more interesting for me, when I find out that some of the breakthroughs in particle physics were made possible with the aid of Commodore’s PET and C64 computers. More […]

Strange peripherals… the Triton Quick Disk

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Strange peripherals… the Triton Quick Disk

When it comes to disk drives, most of us will have used the 1541 or the 1571 with our trusty C64/C128. If you were lucky, you could have been one of the few to have actually owned a 1581 back in the day and used it with the smaller and sturdier 3.5” disks. But if […]