Not only it is an ordinary computer from the early eighties, but also a real phenomenon outrivaling the era from which it had originated.
Even up to this day it still has many enthusiasts, coders, hardware and software collectors along with its accessories.
At the moment, you are just browsing the website of one of them...
Please do not adjust your monitor. The photo beside is deliberately displayed in quality, which offered the C64. Graphics mode in high resolution 320x200 pixels and 16 colors are the graphics resources it offered.
The Commodore 64 was my first computer, I was the happy owner as a teenager. It was the beginning of the nineties and in Poland this 'PC' was available on a mass scale. Unfortunately, the period of its highest popularity in Poland was also the period of this unit's decline. More wealthy owners, quickly exchanged it for newer, better models eg. Amiga.
Due to the limited financial resources, the C64 remained in my possession long enough. In addition, it aroused a sort of curiosity in me, as well as the desire to experiment, because it was a machine designed not only for playing games. The possibility of a smooth writing programs in BASIC, enabled me to find and develop a new hobby, which eventually turned into a way of life. Initially, I started rewriting programs I found in contemporary magazines such as Bajtek or C&A, later I tried to create my own, according to their ideas. The apex of programming in BASIC, was the emergence of a number of games eg. based on a TV game show of that time-'5x5' as well as utility programs eg. Sprites Editor, single and multi-coloured with BASIC's automatic code generation. Unfortunately, all the work effects irretrievably got lost saved on tapes. I'd give a lot if they could be retrieved now...
The decline of my adventure with the C64 came after several years of use, due to the lack of future prospects associated with it. The proliferation of PCs has forced the natural way of my evolution. A copy of the C64, which I possessed, found a new buyer and today probably no longer exists.
Again, I became interested in this gear by accident in 2012, when the 30th anniversary of the computer was celebrated. Browsing the Internet resources I realized that the C64 is still there and still, programs are created and the demo scenes run... In retrospect, I realized what actually the Commodore 64 was. Its capabilities against modern machines seem ridiculous, but in the period in which they arose, they were a way ahead of their time. Its timeless design, ease of use as well as massive development possibilities make that the Commodore 64 is perceived by many as a phenomenon of the former computer technology.