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...

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Hardware gallery

All gear in my collection are copies of brand new, never used stuff. Impossible? Possible, however, getting such gems was neither easy, nor cheap. The computer itself has been imported from the United States, where it had laid untouched in an attic box as a backup copy for over 30 years. Fortunately, a responsible person found it and never dared to take away its virginity...

Floppy disk drive, also in unused condition, got into my hands from Italy. It was found in a hardware store warehouse, where for more than 30 years did not attract anybody's attention.

The original CRT monitor dedicated to Commodore computers (but not only) has been imported from the USA, where over the past few years was presented at a large flea market, together with other appliances from the last century. It is not known whether it was ever turned on there. It arrived to me in the factory-made state, wrapped in its original packaging, without the slightest flaws, scratches or even a gram of dust.

The extension of RAM by additional 256kB dedicated to the C64 unit was a Christmas gift for some teenager living in Canada in the late eighties. Due to the almost total lack of software, especially games using extra memory, the presented REU has never been used. After thirty years of aging it arrived to me preserved in the factory-made state.

The original Commodore mouse was an optional hardware device that could replace a typical joystick. Due to the insufficient amount of software that was able to use its advantages over the joystick, it wasn't an especially popular accessory. However, it was a mandatory equipment of the computer working on the GEOS system, or other programs supported by a typical arrow movement all over the screen. Its acquisition was a complete accident at occasional auction, bidding for other components. It turned out that it was a brand new one, factory boxed and sealed.

Analog modem allowing communication via a standard telephone line. Its speed 1200bps allowed only a simple terminal communication, or the exchange of small data packets, eg. To download a game or a program from a remote computer. Due to the poor popularity of the modem, acquiring a completely new warehouse supply, factory sealed, was not a challenge.

Accessories gallery

The collection of accessories such as programs, cartridges, books are also copies in the vast majority new, pre-wrapped in foil. The fact that I've never seen the content of these wrapped copies and gadgets, although I admit I'm very curious to, is sort of the icing on the cake. Maybe one day I'll get my hands on these tresures and finally unpack them all ? So far let's let them keep a mystery.

GEOS was the most developed graphical operating system, the first version was actually created and designed just for the C64. Additionally, a large collection of programs using the graphical environment has been created, a few of them are in my collection.

About me

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.