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Catch Up Via Video With World of Commodore 2012 51

Leif_Bloomquist writes "Videos of the presentations from the recent World of Commodore, held December 1st 2012 in Toronto, have been published on YouTube. The presentations range from new product announcements to remakes of classic Commodore games for iPhone, from animation and music performances to coding tutorials and discussions for retro platforms. The revived World of Commodore is held annually on the first weekend of December by the Toronto PET Users Group."
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Catch Up Via Video With World of Commodore 2012

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  • by amiga3D ( 567632 ) on Friday January 04, 2013 @10:36PM (#42484393)

    It just brings back so many pleasant memories of when it was fun learning and exploring computers. The raspberry pi gives me much of that same feeling and the community spirit starting to spring up around it reminds me of the old user groups.

  • by SternisheFan ( 2529412 ) on Saturday January 05, 2013 @09:02AM (#42487005)
    Why are there apple/android fan sites today? The C64 was a somewhat affordable computer then that you could do things with. Play sophisticated games, program in understandable basic, copy/share disks of 'cracked of copy protection' games with friends. Communicate with others via 300 baud modems. Type in programs from magazines, line by line, and get a feeling of accomplishment (when you finally fixed the typos you entered) when it ran. All this stuff was new then, never been done before.

    See the red & white ball at the top of this page? To get that ball drawn, and bouncing around the screen with shadow effect took hours of typing in a thousand plus lines of machine code from a magazine. ( 001,352,054,859,238,041 {enter} repeat ) And that (for the time) was amazing, never been seen before! A friend of mine created a rudimentary basic program, meant just for his girlfriend, that drew a human figure that got an erection when you answered a couple y/n questions. Took him days, I think, and he had a proud (and devilish) look when he showed it to us. Good times. Maybe it's just a case of 'you had to be there', I guess.

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