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  1. Sonic77's Avatar
    Used Dosbox to run a old c64 emulator on the Playbook



    Last edited by Sonic77; 11-18-11 at 03:41 PM.
    11-18-11 03:39 PM
  2. CracklePot's Avatar
    Ha, now that's cool!

    I used to have a Vic-20, which was kin to the 64.

    I was just thinking about my old Commodore the other day. We had a ball exploring and exploiting what WAS possible instead of whining about what it couldn't do (never could get the thing to make me toast in the morning).

    It was devices like the Commodore, armed with the thick and trusty reference manual, that guided my thinking towards possibilities instead of roadblocks.

    The Palm community was a bit like that too.

    Ah, thanks for bringing back the memories.
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    11-18-11 03:52 PM
  3. Pete6#WP's Avatar
    OMG, cassette tape interface. Half hour load times. NOooooooo.
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    11-18-11 03:54 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    Next we need to get Zork running on it!

    You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
    There is a small mailbox here.
    11-18-11 04:00 PM
  5. Sonic77's Avatar
    Well the playbook solves the need for cassette tapes
    not sure about the load times
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    11-18-11 04:02 PM
  6. SevendustG's Avatar
    HAAA thats hilaroius.Commodore 64 was the first computer type device ever in my household when I was a kid.My dad just came home with it one day.
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    11-18-11 04:04 PM
  7. Pete6#WP's Avatar
    Well the playbook solves the need for cassette tapes
    not sure about the load times
    I'm joking but,

    You are standing by a little stream.

    and


    You are in a twisty maze of passageways, all alike.

    Oh yes, I remember it well. So 'XYZZY' to ya.
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    11-18-11 04:05 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    You just got killed by a Grue!
    11-18-11 04:33 PM
  9. Pete6#WP's Avatar
    You just got killed by a Grue!
    That I can handle. Being killed by a Mod, naahhh .
    11-18-11 04:37 PM
  10. 2ndHalfCor's Avatar
    That is so cool. I remember typing in endless columns of numbers, machine code, from magazines. That's how I got my first word processor:SpeedScript. Got me through law school. No kidding.
    11-18-11 05:40 PM
  11. FF22's Avatar
    I'm joking but,

    You are standing by a little stream.

    and


    You are in a twisty maze of passageways, all alike.

    Oh yes, I remember it well. So 'XYZZY' to ya.
    I played that the first time on the Wang Word Processor.
    11-18-11 06:30 PM
  12. kbz1960's Avatar
    I think you're all making me feel younger lol. Just a tiny bit before I started messing with em.
    11-18-11 07:56 PM
  13. peter9477's Avatar
    I played that the first time on the Wang Word Processor.
    F2, I think you were trying to guess before... but that (Colossal Cave Adventure) is the one I was porting from FORTRAN. :-)

    And it way predates the C64, guys!
    11-18-11 08:04 PM
  14. Pete6#WP's Avatar
    F2, I think you were trying to guess before... but that (Colossal Cave Adventure) is the one I was porting from FORTRAN. :-)

    And it way predates the C64, guys!
    I played Colossal Cave (Advent) in Fortran on a DecSystem 10.
    11-19-11 05:16 AM
  15. Chaplain_Clancy's Avatar
    Still have the old girl boxed in the cupboard. I get her out when I feel like reminiscing over some Ghosts and Goblins or Wonderboy. Fire her up and she works like a dream. Funny how I've trashed three motherboards but the C64 keeps on ticking. I wonder if we could get a fan club going?
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    11-19-11 09:00 AM
  16. Ben Bubble's Avatar
    Wow! It's all coming back to me lol
    11-19-11 09:58 AM
  17. CracklePot's Avatar
    That is so cool. I remember typing in endless columns of numbers, machine code, from magazines. That's how I got my first word processor:SpeedScript. Got me through law school. No kidding.
    Oh! That's so true about getting code from magazines!!

    I completely forgot about doing that as well.
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    11-19-11 03:19 PM
  18. pgerhard's Avatar
    can we have other emulator running like snes or nes using dosbox?
    11-19-11 03:51 PM
  19. kill_9's Avatar
    can we have other emulator running like snes or nes using dosbox?
    Maybe you've heard of this mystical thing called "Google?"
    DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
    11-19-11 06:02 PM
  20. newshutr's Avatar
    I played that the first time on the Wang Word Processor.
    heheheheh.....you said Wang..






    hehehehheheheheh...
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    11-19-11 06:51 PM
  21. randall2580's Avatar
    had the c64 back in the day bought at the local ToysRUs. The disks back then were the size of a playbook if memory serves.
    11-19-11 07:30 PM
  22. Vidge's Avatar
    Almost but not quite. They were 5 1/4" (although I do remember 8" floppies)
    11-19-11 08:23 PM
  23. pgerhard's Avatar
    Maybe you've heard of this mystical thing called "Google?"
    DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
    bro, you think your funny...

    not all the DOS SNES or NES emulator will work with the PB due to a difference in CPU. You would get an error message so i'm asking if some here have tried an SNES or NES DOS emu that works on PB

    Thanks bro
    11-20-11 03:48 PM
  24. mandony's Avatar
    had the c64 back in the day bought at the local ToysRUs. The disks back then were the size of a playbook if memory serves.
    YUP! they had a 5.25" disk drive and also 'loaded' programs through standard reel to reel tape recorders (remember THAT!)

    I too bought mine at ToysRUs. We even had one at work hooked up to make labels.

    Believe it or not, you can now purchase an upgraded version
    http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64Select.aspx

    EDIT: I had mine hooked up to an old Stromberg-Carlson reel-to-reel recorder, so perhaps any tape would have worked ??
    Last edited by mandony; 11-21-11 at 10:19 AM.
    11-20-11 06:29 PM
  25. peter9477's Avatar
    YUP! they had a 5.25" disk drive and also 'loaded' programs through standard reel to reel tape recorders (remember THAT!)
    I think you mean cassette tape recorders, because I'm fairly certain reel-to-reels were never standard equipment with C64s, at least in North America.
    11-20-11 09:21 PM
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