commodore 64


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The Commodore 64, also known as the C64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, January 7–10, 1982, in Las Vegas). It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 12.5 and 17 million units. Volume production started in early 1982, marketing in August for US$595 (equivalent to $1,800 in 2022). Preceded by the VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM. With support for multicolor sprites and a custom chip for waveform generation, the C64 could create superior visuals and audio compared to systems without such custom hardware.
The C64 dominated the low-end computer market (except in the UK and Japan, lasting only about six months in Japan) for most of the later years of the 1980s. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 had between 30% and 40% share of the US market and two million units sold per year, outselling IBM PC compatibles, Apple computers, and the Atari 8-bit family of computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview, "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years." In the UK market, the C64 faced competition from the BBC Micro, the ZX Spectrum, and later the Amstrad CPC 464. but the C64 was still the second-most-popular computer in the UK after the ZX Spectrum. The Commodore 64 failed to make any impact in Japan, as their market was dominated by Japanese computers, such as the NEC PC-8801, Sharp X1, Fujitsu FM-7, and MSX.Part of the Commodore 64's success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology. In the United States, it has been compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative and affordable mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles have been made for the Commodore 64, including development tools, office productivity applications, and video games. C64 emulators allow anyone with a modern computer, or a compatible video game console, to run these programs today. The C64 is also credited with popularizing the computer demoscene and is still used today by some computer hobbyists. In 2011, 17 years after it was taken off the market, research showed that brand recognition for the model was still at 87%.

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  1. Pete

    Decision in the Desert

    A military video game for the commodore 64. Do any of you remember it?
  2. Pete


    So many video games for the commodore 64. I'm starting to wish that I had it as opposed to colecovision. Do any of you remember this video game?
  3. Pete

    Sammy Lightfoot

    There were so many commodore 64 games made. I never even knew thus console existed until a few years go.
  4. Pete

    Apple Cider Spider

    This is a video game about a spider that doesn't like apple cider. The game play looks real simple. A typical early 80s video game. Do any of you remember it?
  5. Pete

    Legacy of the Ancients

    Who remembers this one? I always enjoyed playing role playing games. I wonder if this one was any good.
  6. Pete

    In Search of The Most Amazing Thing

    That's some title for a video game. Do any of you remember it?
  7. Pete

    Bird Mother

    I guess the purpose of this video game is to feed the babies before they starve to death?
  8. Pete

    Wrath of Denethenor

    Who's heard of this one? Wrath of Denethor lol. That's some title. What's a Denethor? Gotta love the 80s.
  9. Pete

    The Astonishing Adventures of Mr. Weems and the She Vampires

    Do any of you remember playing this for the commodore 64? I can't believe the amount of video games that were made for the commodore. It seems like a never ending list.
  10. Pete


    Automania sounds like it was fun to play. Do any of you remember it?
  11. Pete

    NATO Commander

    How many of you remember playing NATO Commander?
  12. Pete

    O'Riley's Mine

    O'Riley's Mine seems like it was a fun a video game. Do any of you remember it?
  13. Pete

    Danger Ranger

    Do any of you remember this video game?
  14. Pete

    Sabre Wulf

    Who remember this 80s video game? I never heard of it.
  15. Pete


    Do any of you remember this 80s video game?
  16. Pete


    This one seems like it was fun. Do any of you remember this video game?
  17. Pete

    Mugsy's Revenge

    Who remembers playing this one on the commodore 64?
  18. Pete


    Do any of you remember this 80s video game?
  19. Pete

    Mr. Heli

    Do any of you remember this 80s video game Mr. Heli?
  20. Pete


    Do any of you remember this 80s video game?