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wanted C64

Post by Garyed055 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:45 pm

Hey all

I'm an original C64 user from the early 80's, loved the machine but stupidly didn't learn to program on it. I just played games. I want to correct that but being on a fixed income I can't afford the prices I see for a C64. Would anyone on the forum be willing to donate a machine working or not (may be able to fix)I'll pay shipping

thank you

Gary



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Re: wanted C64

Post by TMR » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:22 am

Garyed055 wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:45 pm
I'm an original C64 user from the early 80's, loved the machine but stupidly didn't learn to program on it. I just played games. I want to correct that but being on a fixed income I can't afford the prices I see for a C64.
You could always emulate to get started and wait for a cheap C64 to turn up...? People sometimes seem to get a little "romantic" about the idea of coding on a real machine but, for a beginner at least, there's no real difference between that and using VICE.
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Re: wanted C64

Post by Melon » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:10 pm

As @TMR has suggested, use an emulator to start, there's plenty of excellent emulators. You'll also benefit from not spending any money if coding isn't for you.
.oO( MELON64 - ONE SLiCE AiNT ENOUGH! )Oo.

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Re: wanted C64

Post by eslapion » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:21 pm

Garyed055 wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:45 pm
I'm an original C64 user from the early 80's, loved the machine but stupidly didn't learn to program on it. I just played games. I want to correct that but being on a fixed income I can't afford the prices I see for a C64. Would anyone on the forum be willing to donate a machine working or not (may be able to fix)I'll pay shipping
Please tell us generally where you are located. This will help us know if you need a PAL or NTSC Commodore 64. It will also help get an approximate idea of the cost of shipping.

As Melon and TMR suggested, it's a good idea to try on an emulator first.
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Re: wanted C64

Post by Garyed055 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:25 pm

hi

I'm in the state of Georgia USA. Thanks for the heads up on the emulators I'll check it out ASAP

Gary

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Re: wanted C64

Post by TMR » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:52 am

Garyed055 wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:25 pm
I'm in the state of Georgia USA. Thanks for the heads up on the emulators I'll check it out ASAP
The best option is VICE - it defaults to PAL but you can set it to NTSC in the options if you feel the need - and there's also an excellent archive of downloadable books to get you going. Which book is best depends on a number of factors like which language you're looking at learning and what you're planning to code.
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Re: wanted C64

Post by Garyed055 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:45 pm

Thanks again guys

Gary

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