From today I am the proud owner of two Commodore 64s πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ

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One of the things that I am currently doing in the construction of this new home that I talked about in the previous post is transporting all the radios that my father-in-law has in the basement of the house to his new house. There are more than 500 radios, he is the second biggest collector of radios in Italy.

And it turns out that in the basement there are not only radios, but also various other equipment. When I started this job of moving the radios from one house to another, my father-in-law told me that he only wanted the radios and that I could keep everything else that was there.

And there was something that I discovered in a corner of the basement and that caught my attention, since I started moving the radios, and that today has become part of my property.

Two Commodore 64s together with most of their gadgets.

Commodore 64

Power supply Commodore 64

I imagine that many of you will know what a Commodore 64 is, but for those who do not know, I can say that it is an 8-bit home computer developed by the Commodore International company and that it was marketed in 1982. Its name comes from the union of the name of the company with the amount of RAM it had, 64 kilobytes. Something that today may sound ridiculous but for the time it was a huge amount.

40 years ago!

Rear inputs of the Commodore 64

Commodore 64 side inputs

As far as I know, it had graphics and sound far above other contemporary equipment. In addition, it accepted the direct connection of peripherals without the need for a connection interface, with two ports for connecting joysticks, IEC serial ports, RS232 and C2N, output for television, composite video outputs, audio via hi-fi DIN connector and a expansion port for cartridges.

Commodore 64

Commodore 64

Both Commodore are in good condition and work perfectly. And not only that, I also found all the peripherals that can be used with it (except the printer). A 5 1/4-inch type floppy drive (the Commodore 1541) and two cassette drives (Datasette). Also a cassette with "Opympic Games" and three joysticks.

5 1/4-inch floppy drive Commodore 1541

Box Datassette C2N

Datassette C2N 1

Datassette C2N 2

Opympic Games for Commodore 64

Joysticks

All this is now stored in its respective box waiting for the necessary free time to try it. For now I can't because I keep moving radios and fixing the basement in general. When I finish all that I will be able to dedicate myself to testing all the equipment that I have been finding. Of course the two Commodores 64 have not been the only thing I have found, there are other things but those will be topics for future posts.

Did you know the Commodore 64?

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They are quite expensive today.

Hey! How are you? Hope everything is ok.

They are quite expensive today.

Are they? Have no idea πŸ˜… .... I need to refresh my Basic language knowledge to use them. Will be interesting.

I am ok, thanks.

one goes for 100 €

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Wow, this is absolutely amazing! The Commodore 64 is a very cool antique, an artefact of bygone times, a museum piece you could say (in general, that is; rather rusty for these times, right?), but these two look extraordinarily well preserved to this day! As you pointed out yourself in this great post, the Commodore 64 was a breakthrough gaming computer released back during the early 1980s, in August 1982 to be more specific or 39 years later (roughly 40 as you have mentioned). Have fun on these! You could play this great classic for example, in case you don't know it already: The Hobbit.

Have fun, take care, stay safe, all the best, much health, have an excellent day, and keep up the good work here on HIVE! Cheers! :)

Hey,

thanks a lot for a very nice and informative comment. And also thanks for the tip about the game, I am a Hobbit fan so I will search for it.

Take care and all the best for you too!

Cheers!

You're most welcome! I am really glad you liked my tip about 'The Hobbit' video game! Thank you for your best wishes as well! Keep up the good work once again and have a great day! :)

Is it working? I had Commodore 64 about 25 years ago. It came strange to me with its cassette player because I had already used an Atari Console (equal to NES).

Yes, everything is working πŸ˜€.

I never had one, in Cuba was impossible πŸ˜…... But now I have two.

Are you from Cuba?

Yes I lived there for 29 years, but I live in Europe since 15 years πŸ˜‰

Blast from the past!!!

Yes! Full blast! πŸ˜ƒ

You should post this directly from stemgeeks.net they love this stuff

Interesting retro stuff