Commodore Update: Worst Year Edition

🎵 When it was 2020,

it was a very meh yeeeeearrrr,

it was a very meh year, for C64 hacks, and massive depression and quarantines and isolation and protests…

C64 Ramblings

I tried to get a Commodore 64 from eBay, but I got outbid many times and got frustrated. I mentioned to my family back in May about my ideas of getting a machine and my stepdad told me he had one! He mailed it to me a month or two ago. These are my general experiences with it so far. I’ll try to keep my programming experiences with it in a future post, because there’s just too much to cover here.

Commodore Bought

I’ve always had the Commodore 64 (C64) in the back of my mind, but I never really paid much attention to it. I was vaguely aware of its importance in computing and videogaming history, as I had seen it occasionally on emulation websites, which piqued my interest enough to look it up and store it in the back of my mind for years. It seemed interesting, but I had already experimented with an old MS-DOS laptop with Q-BASIC years ago, and diving into an environment that wasn’t remotely IBM PC compatible didn’t seem like my idea of a good time.