Commodore

Picture of a Commodore 64 computerYou probably know about Commodore computers already unless you stumbled on this page by accident. For the curious, let's say it was a company famous for producing various computing gizmos, most notably the Commodore 64.

Picture of a Commodore 128 computer This section of my site is about the various 8-bit computers they produced and associated hardware. In particular, the Commodore 128 computer (which features an excellent C64 emulation mode), and its associated disk drive, the C1571 (featuring a good C1541 emulation mode).

Picture of a Commodore 1571 floppy disk drive (5.25 inch)Most of Commodore's 8-bit computers (and their disk drives) used a 6502(compatible) CPU making software easy to port from one system to another. In addition, their 8-bit computers featured an operating system (called 'KERNAL'), that is supported in a compatible fashion across various machines. Their operating system can also be considered to include BASIC. There are several versions, but the commands of version 2.0 (as in the C64) are supported by all the various 8-bit computers. So although there are distinct differences among Commodore's devices, there are also a lot similarities and I hope much of the information applies to a broad range of Commodore machines.

  D64 Plus Disk Editor  

This open-source (GNU GPL) program is written in VisualBasic and is a disk image / file editor. The original, by Forrest Mook, supports .D64 and .TAP images. I expanded it to provide read-only support for .D71 and .D81 disk images and extended attributes for GEOS files.


  CBM Hardware  

The hardware section deals with peripherals such as disk drives, modems, mice, and joysticks. Also power supplies, cables, chips, and such.


  PC Interfacing  

The interfacing section deals with using a Commodore with an IBM-PC (compatible). It deals with emulators, data transfer, data conversion, and data access.
  C128 Specific  

Software exclusively for the C128. Like the new (2007) VIC-II Real Interlace Mode and a simple task-switcher: N-Progs.


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