Ready: A Commodore 64 Retrospective

Ready: A Commodore 64 Retrospective

Roberto Dillon

How did the Commodore sixty four overcome the hearts of hundreds of thousands and turn into a platform humans nonetheless actively improve for even at the present time? What made it so special?

This publication will attract either those that like tinkering with outdated expertise as a pastime and sentimental readers who easily are looking to take pleasure in a visit down reminiscence lane. It discusses in a concise yet rigorous layout different components of domestic gaming and private computing the place the C64 controlled to innovate and push ahead present boundaries.

Starting from Jack Tramiel's imaginative and prescient of designing pcs "for the hundreds, no longer the classes," the publication introduces the 6510, VIC-II and SID chips that made the C64 precise. It in brief discusses its simple programming language after which proceeds to demonstrate not just a few of the video games which are nonetheless so fondly remembered but in addition the 1st new release of video game engines that made online game improvement extra approachable - between different issues which are usually ignored yet are essential to supply a entire assessment of the way a long way achieving theC64 effect was.

Written in an easy and available sort, readers will relive the sunrise of recent expertise and achieve a greater realizing of the legacy that used to be equipped, little by little, in these pioneering days via pcs that had just a tiny fraction of the ability smooth machines have and, but, have been used to create the technological global we're now residing in.

With a foreword by way of Michael Tomczyk

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