wtb: Commodore c64

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Rdub, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Rdub

    Rdub Guest

    Hi, i'm looking to pick up an old commodore c64, it does not even
    neccessarily have to be working as long as the SID chip inside is still
    functioning.

    please let me know what you have and how much you want for it at : rfwhyte
    at shaw dot ca
  2. WarrGo

    WarrGo Guest

    I will check with a friend who is big into comodores to see if he can hook you
    up.


    Warren
  3. reddred

    reddred Guest

    Re: Commodore c64

    "Rdub" <a@a.com> wrote in message
    news:5Ox2b.847020$3C2.18938146@news3.calgary.shaw.ca...
    > Hi, i'm looking to pick up an old commodore c64, it does not even
    > neccessarily have to be working as long as the SID chip inside is still
    > functioning.
    >
    > please let me know what you have and how much you want for it at : rfwhyte
    > at shaw dot ca
    >
    >


    Make rounds at goodwill and other thrift stores. c64's can usually be had
    for five dollars.

    jb
  4. Check Ebay... There is always stuff like that up there. I just did a
    search and there are several up there for about $10.

    Leave it to ebay to find the "vintage" (useless to most people) stuff. A
    couple years back, I got an Atari 2600 game system with 60 games for under
    $50.

    --Ben

    --
    Benjamin Maas
    Fifth Circle Audio
    Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.fifthcircle.com
  5. Ben Bradley

    Ben Bradley Guest

    In rec.audio.pro, "Rdub" <a@a.com> wrote:

    >Hi, i'm looking to pick up an old commodore c64, it does not even
    >neccessarily have to be working as long as the SID chip inside is still
    >functioning.


    Check out this thread on the SID chip and SidStation:

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...hreadm=3a64f407.187354086@news.mindspring.com

    >please let me know what you have and how much you want for it at : rfwhyte
    >at shaw dot ca


    Nowadays it would be better to use programmable logic (FPGA's and
    such) and some external, D/A-controlled analog circuitry to do the
    same thing or something similar, with much better quality.
    Alternatively, one could do everything in software in a DSP - even
    cheap DSP's nowadays have more than enough processing power to emulate
    a SID.
  6. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <7yO2b.204427$It4.96460@rwcrnsc51.ops.asp.att.net> benmaas@fifthcircle.com writes:

    > Leave it to ebay to find the "vintage" (useless to most people) stuff. A
    > couple years back, I got an Atari 2600 game system with 60 games for under
    > $50.


    Can I interest anyone in a VIC 20, complete with cassette storage
    drive and the assembly language ROM? First $500 takes it. I won't care
    if you sell it for $1000 on eBay.



    --
    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
  7. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Ben Bradley <ben_nospam_bradley@mindspring.com> wrote:
    >
    > Nowadays it would be better to use programmable logic (FPGA's and
    >such) and some external, D/A-controlled analog circuitry to do the
    >same thing or something similar, with much better quality.
    >Alternatively, one could do everything in software in a DSP - even
    >cheap DSP's nowadays have more than enough processing power to emulate
    >a SID.


    Sure, but what fun is that?

    Don't forget the old SN76477 analogue synthesizer chip either. That was
    fun.

    But, technology marches on, and today we have firmware kits to turn your
    Gameboy into a synthesizer instead.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  8. Scott Dorsey

    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Re: Commodore c64

    In article <pdScnVe33e68uNGiXTWJkA@rockbridge.net>,
    reddred <opaloka@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >"Rdub" <a@a.com> wrote in message
    >news:5Ox2b.847020$3C2.18938146@news3.calgary.shaw.ca...
    >> Hi, i'm looking to pick up an old commodore c64, it does not even
    >> neccessarily have to be working as long as the SID chip inside is still
    >> functioning.
    >>
    >> please let me know what you have and how much you want for it at : rfwhyte
    >> at shaw dot ca

    >
    >Make rounds at goodwill and other thrift stores. c64's can usually be had
    >for five dollars.


    The last hamfest I was at, there were four of them in a trash barrel (along
    with a couple Epson MX-80s) at the end of the day because somebody didn't
    want to take them home.
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  9. reddred

    reddred Guest

    Re: Commodore c64

    "Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
    news:biieum$7bl$1@panix2.panix.com...
    > In article <pdScnVe33e68uNGiXTWJkA@rockbridge.net>,
    > reddred <opaloka@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >"Rdub" <a@a.com> wrote in message
    > >news:5Ox2b.847020$3C2.18938146@news3.calgary.shaw.ca...
    > >> Hi, i'm looking to pick up an old commodore c64, it does not even
    > >> neccessarily have to be working as long as the SID chip inside is still
    > >> functioning.
    > >>
    > >> please let me know what you have and how much you want for it at :

    rfwhyte
    > >> at shaw dot ca

    > >
    > >Make rounds at goodwill and other thrift stores. c64's can usually be had
    > >for five dollars.

    >
    > The last hamfest I was at, there were four of them in a trash barrel

    (along
    > with a couple Epson MX-80s) at the end of the day because somebody didn't
    > want to take them home.
    > --scott
    > --


    They tend to pile up like that. Kind of sad, really, I liked the little
    things - full OS on a rom, BASIC on a rom, the ability to plug it into a
    variety of monitors, everything except a disk drive in one little package
    that was cheap, fairly disposable and easily replacable... after the 64 and
    similair home computers went away, I feel that home users got hornswoggled
    into thinking that they needed to buy a scaled down mini every two years for
    1500+ a pop.

    jb
  10. Rainbowblade

    Rainbowblade Guest

    Re: Commodore c64

    ah, the SID chip. did the same project with that a few years ago.
    i found several on eBay under 25 bucks. working or not. make sure
    its the right year/serial number, as they switched chips [forgot when]

    On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:47:24 -0400, "reddred" <opaloka@yahoo.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Rdub" <a@a.com> wrote in message
    >news:5Ox2b.847020$3C2.18938146@news3.calgary.shaw.ca...
    >> Hi, i'm looking to pick up an old commodore c64, it does not even
    >> neccessarily have to be working as long as the SID chip inside is still
    >> functioning.
    >>
    >> please let me know what you have and how much you want for it at : rfwhyte
    >> at shaw dot ca
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Make rounds at goodwill and other thrift stores. c64's can usually be had
    >for five dollars.
    >
    >jb
    >
  11. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Re: Commodore c64

    Still have my old C64 and Sequential Circuits MIDI adapter "game" card. I
    remember how jazzed I was to learn that I could scotch tape one of teh card
    contacts to inhibit loading the on-board sequencer then could use Dr. T's
    sequencer. Don't know why I'm keeping it (along with a, 300BPS modem,
    working diskette drive and a non-working one). Must be advanced pack rat
    syndrome...

    "Rainbowblade" <1@2.3> wrote in message
    news:1hivkvcg951utfqlo01tab2n36arl8fque@4ax.com...
    > ah, the SID chip. did the same project with that a few years ago.
    > i found several on eBay under 25 bucks. working or not. make sure
    > its the right year/serial number, as they switched chips [forgot when]
    >
    > On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 11:47:24 -0400, "reddred" <opaloka@yahoo.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Rdub" <a@a.com> wrote in message
    > >news:5Ox2b.847020$3C2.18938146@news3.calgary.shaw.ca...
    > >> Hi, i'm looking to pick up an old commodore c64, it does not even
    > >> neccessarily have to be working as long as the SID chip inside is still
    > >> functioning.
    > >>
    > >> please let me know what you have and how much you want for it at :

    rfwhyte
    > >> at shaw dot ca
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >Make rounds at goodwill and other thrift stores. c64's can usually be had
    > >for five dollars.
    > >
    > >jb
    > >

    >

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