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 boost for even this day? What made it so special?

This e-book will entice either those that like tinkering with outdated know-how as a pastime and mawkish readers who easily are looking to take pleasure in a visit down reminiscence lane.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 the several components of domestic gaming and private computing the place the C64 controlled to innovate and push ahead latest boundaries.

Starting from Jack Tramiel's imaginative and prescient of designing desktops "for the loads, now not the classes," the ebook introduces the 6510, VIC-II and SID chips that made the C64 particular. It in brief discusses its uncomplicated programming language after which proceeds to demonstrate not just the various 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 subject matters which are usually ignored yet are essential to supply a finished evaluate of ways some distance attaining theC64 effect was.

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

With a foreword through Michael Tomczyk

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