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  1. The filmmaker(s) didn't even try to hide the labels! Commodores are definitely seen in medium shots of the new movie, Wonder Woman 1984. There appears to be a Commodore PET 8096SK, seen in the office of Barbara Minerva. That 8096SK is shown at least twice, because the movie comes back to her office at least twice. Later in the movie, a very squarish Commodore PET 8032 is seen running a spreadsheet program on its monitor. Couldn't figure out what was running on the 8096SK, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  2. Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day, C= and Ami comrades! It has been a long time since we've had a meeting... way too long. However, with about 200K people a day being vaccinated against Covid here in California, there is a time frame in which we can have meetings again!!!! :) If the vaccination quota is maintained, then by late June, 80% of Californians should have a second shot. So, I am tentatively scheduling a SCCAN meeting for July 10 at Panera Bread Restaurant, Northridge, CA. We may be outside in the patio, but I can bring in a battery to power our 120v devices! :) Watch this thread for updates! Sincerely, Robert Bernardo Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  3. Thanks for the hints on where to find music to incorporate into the BASIC. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  4. Thank you, thank you very much! I have e-mailed Lenard with the news of this simple correction. You wrote: > Generally the programmer really seems to like semicolons to combine printing on the same line, cursor movement and padding out things with spaces. Right! The book that had these type-in programs was from 1984, and so, the programming is not very "modern". With my limited skills, I've been trying to improve the programs, like standardizing and proofing the menus and terminology. The query, “Are you ready?”, is one that needs improvement. When you press Y, the program continues on. When you press N, nothing happens. In fact, in the BASIC code, there is no programming for a key press of N. That’s not right! I may just change it to say, "Press C to continue". The black text against a white background is boring! I'm trying to change the color of text lines and/or change the color of the background. More complicated would be the incorporation of music. It would be nice to have some music while playing the games and/or reading through the menus (e.g., J. S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring”). Or if that is too hard to do, maybe just more sound effects. Finally, the main menu needs some spicing up. A cross made of PETSCII characters would be a nice touch. Such a cross could go in the corner of the screen. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  5. Hi, everybody, Our club member Lenard typed in the C64 programs from the book, Bible Computer Games volume 2. In section 1 of the book, he dutifully typed in all the games that were there. From the main menu, you choose one of 9 games listed. However, one game, “The Church Growth Game,” crashes when you play it. You begin with the game asking for how many members are in the church; you input a number and it says that your guess is too high or too low; then you input another number and it says that your guess is too high or too low. Then it crashes with the message, “?REDO FROM START”. Both Lenard and I have gone through the BASIC listing but have not found any typos. So, we think there is an error or errors in the programming. Can anyone help us out in catching and correcting any program errors? I have attached a .D64 of Bible Games (which also comes with Bible Scramble). The Church Growth Game is selection 8 on the main menu of Bible Games. Thank you for any help, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm bible.d64
  6. No, that would be Fast RAM. As for upgrading the memory up to 8 MB, you can never have too much memory for an Amiga! Happy New Year! Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  7. At the end, C64's were being sold for $90 at Toys 'R Us. Happy New Year! Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  8. I have a friend who wants to give me a Dell ST2420. He says that it syncs down to 15 KHz., but when I receive it, I'll have to test it out with the various Amiga screenmodes. If it's like the U2410, it has a menu option in which you can switch it from 16:9 to 4:3. Happy New Year! Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  9. According to the television show, the Computer Chronicles, by the time the C64 was marketed in Toys R Us in the early 1990's, the parts cost for a C64 was $5. Happy New Year! Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  10. Production of the Commodore 64 stopped in 1992. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  11. Two years ago Amigalove did report on the MKL 8MB ram expansion which plugs into the 68000 socket. See https://www.amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?t=520 Unfortunately, if you follow the Amibay link in that article, it appears that none are available right now. You'd have to join a waiting list. Merry Christmas, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  12. I use a Dell U2410 LCD monitor which scans down to the Amiga's 15 KHz.. I bought it used from eBay for $109. Dell AX510 add-on speakers cost about $10. The Dell has HDMI, VGA, DVI, and composite inputs. I use a buffered RGB-to-VGA cable to connect to the Dell. The Dell has a sharp, beautiful picture with the Amiga, and it supports almost all of the Amiga's scanmodes... with no flicker! A bonus is that I use the HDMI input for the Ultimate 64 and for a future Mega65 and A1222 Tabor. Merry Christmas, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  13. I missed this short review of the game. See http://www.indieretronews.com/2020/10/volley-for-two-enjoyable-volley-ball.html#more Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  14. Heh, for awhile I didn't have an 80-column monitor but used a cable that tapped the composite signal coming out of the C128's RGB port. That gave me 80 columns but only in monochrome. As for Speedscript, there was also Speedscript 128, and yes, a spell checker did come out for Speedscript. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  15. With the SuperCPU 128, CMD RAMLink with 16 megs of RAM, and CMD Hard Drive, GEOS flies! However, I much prefer Wheels (which still flies and is much more compatible with different drives and RAM expansions!). And GEOWrite 128 (of course, in 80-columns) and GeoPublish (though a 40-column desktop publishing app) print out great with a Postscript-capable printer. For a more modern set-up, there is the Ultimate 64 with its 48 MHz. Turbo Mode, and it still can run GEOS/Wheels (but only the C64 versions of those apps). I haven't bought the U64's optional user port adapter yet, so I can't connect it to a Postscript-capable printer. However, the U64 will print to a file. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
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