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 develop into a platform humans nonetheless actively strengthen for even at the present time? What made it so special?

This booklet will attract either those that like tinkering with previous expertise as a pastime and mawkish 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 current boundaries.

Starting from Jack Tramiel's imaginative and prescient of designing pcs "for the loads, now not the classes," the publication introduces the 6510, VIC-II and SID chips that made the C64 distinct. 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 additionally the 1st iteration of online game engines that made video game improvement extra approachable - between different subject matters which are frequently ignored yet are essential to offer a accomplished evaluate of the way some distance attaining theC64 impact was.

Written in an easy and obtainable type, readers will relive the sunrise of recent know-how and achieve a greater figuring out of the legacy that used to be outfitted, little by little, in these pioneering days through desktops that had just a tiny fraction of the ability glossy machines have and, but, have been used to create the technological global we're now dwelling in.

With a foreword through Michael Tomczyk

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