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  1. Happy Ice Cream Day (Sunday), C= and Ami aficionados! The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 2:00+ p.m., Sunday, July 21, at Panera Bread Restaurant 3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.) Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 271-0104 http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm It's only a few weeks before the August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 (CommVEx), and we'll be talking about the latest happenings with that show. Also the Classic Los Angeles Computers! exhibit has just been approved for the Dec. 7 Downtown Los Angeles Maker Faire, and we'll talk about that, too. Speaking of CommVEx, if you haven't seen it yet, we'll look at the CommVEx 2019 commercial which shows some of the Commodore/Amiga personalities that have graced the show since 2005. Also for those who cannot make it to the show, we'll look at the video presentation of Roger Van Pelt demonstrating Giga-CAD+ with the SuperCPU. In hardware/software, the Ultimate 64 will have the new 2019 games -- Crystal Caverns, Death Weapon, Run Demon Run, Super Goatron, Stercore XD, Super Galax-I-Birds, and the silly Royal Hunt. We ran out of time at the last meeting for Robots Rumble on the VIC-20/Plus4, and we'll get to it this time. Also there is the new SD2IEC-Ready Games Collection (1986 onwards) for the VIC-20. The Amiga 1200 returns, and we'll look at some of the software loaded up on its hard drive. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm P.S. Though our venue doesn't sell ice cream, you can still celebrate Ice Cream Day at the Sonic Drive-In down the street.
  2. As the August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 nears, a commercial for it has been released! See Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
  3. As the August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 nears, a commercial for it has been released! See Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
  4. Happy July, C= and Ami comrades! The next meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network is Saturday, July 13, from 2 to 5+ p.m. at Panera Bread Restaurant 19662 Nordhoff Street Northridge, California (818) 407-9400 This is our last meeting before the August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 (CommVEx) -- http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex Now is the chance to give any last-minute suggestions for the show. Also I'll be bringing some equipment for member(s) to transport (with permission, of course) to CommVEx. In other show news, we'll talk about the June Pacific Commodore Expo NW and the Dec. 7 Downtown L.A. Mini Maker Faire (yup, that Maker Faire continues, even though the parent organization is gone). For the meeting, I'll be bringing the Ultimate 64, now upgraded to firmware v1.21, along with Unijoysticle 2 and two 8BitDo NES30 Bluetooth gamepads, and for those who want a wired connection, two new C=/Atari gamepads from eBay's "retrogameboyz" Mike. Also the Amiga 600 will appear, last seen at the PaCommEx. If the SD2IEC can be found, we'll be looking through the SD2IEC-Ready Games Collection (1986 onwards) for the VIC-20. Guest Santiago G. may be appearing with his Amiga 2500 or with his Mac Mini that has MorphOS. As usual, if you have any hardware or software to present, bring it to the meeting! Speaking for SCCAN, Robert Bernardo Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  5. Now there is a Bluetooth adapter so that you can use Bluetooth devices (gamepads, mice, etc.) with your Commodore and other classic computers, like Amiga! See the Unijoysticle 2 website at https://retro.moe/unijoysticle2/ and see my photos and first impressions at http://blog.retro-link.com/2019/06/the-unijoysticle-2-nice-device.html Catch it at the August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15! Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
  6. Now there is a Bluetooth adapter so that you can use Bluetooth devices (gamepads, mice, etc.) with your Commodore and other classic computers! See the Unijoysticle 2 website at https://retro.moe/unijoysticle2/ and see my photos and first impressions at http://blog.retro-link.com/2019/06/the-unijoysticle-2-nice-device.html Catch it at the August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15! Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
  7. Heh, yeah, I tried to order from the Grapevine Group back in the day, but they were already out of the C65's. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
  8. With somewhat improved sound, there is a new version of the above video found at Truly, Robert Bernardo Pacific Commodore Expo NW - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex
  9. With somewhat improved sound, there is a new version of the above video found at Truly, Robert Bernardo Pacific Commodore Expo NW - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex
  10. Yes, Ray doesn't do eBay or Paypal. But Ray's power supplies are the best (even as others copy him). Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo v15 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
  11. It's never too early to be thinking ahead! :) The 2019 Commodore Vegas Expo is inexorably marching ahead to August 10-11 and the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Desert Wind Salon, 1 Main Street in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The website -- http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex has just been updated with more information. We're still looking to add more raffle prizes to the show! Right now, our Commodore and Amiga exhibits and presentations look fine, and perhaps we'll get another presentation or two (a pi1541 presentation would be good!). Come and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the show! Cake and the bubbly will be served! First, CLASS, then PaCommEx, and now CommVEx! Robert Bernardo organizer
  12. It's never too early to be thinking ahead! :) The 2019 Commodore Vegas Expo is inexorably marching ahead to August 10-11 and the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Desert Wind Salon, 1 Main Street in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The website -- http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex has just been updated with more information. We're still looking to add more raffle prizes to the show! Right now, our Commodore and Amiga exhibits and presentations look fine, and perhaps we'll get another presentation or two (a pi1541 presentation would be good!). Come and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the show! Cake and the bubbly will be served! First, CLASS, then PaCommEx, and now CommVEx! Robert Bernardo organizer
  13. It's never too early to be thinking ahead! :) The 2019 Commodore Vegas Expo is inexorably marching ahead to August 10-11 and the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Desert Wind Salon, 1 Main Street in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The website -- http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex has just been updated with more information. We're still looking to add more raffle prizes to the show! Right now, our Commodore and Amiga exhibits and presentations look fine, and perhaps we'll get another presentation or two (a pi1541 presentation would be good!). Come and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the show! Cake and the bubbly will be served! First, CLASS, then PaCommEx, and now CommVEx! Robert Bernardo organizer
  14. Happy Summer, C= and Ami aficionados! The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 2:00+ p.m., Sunday, June 23, at Panera Bread Restaurant 3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.) Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 271-0104 http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm Note the date for our meeting! It is NOT this Sunday, due to Father's Day. For this month, I'll report on the June 8-9 Pacific Commodore Expo NW, we'll discuss the latest happenings with August 10-11 Commodore Vegas Expo, and we'll try to figure what happened to the Maker Faire organization. In hardware/software, we have the return of the Amiga CD32 with its slew of CDs, especially the CD that was the hit of the Bay Area Maker Faire and PaCommEx, Street Fighter II Turbo! For the C64 (or Ultimate 64 that has the optional user port adapter), the Tech Sketch Music Port keyboard returns, which was the hit of the Commodore Los Angeles Super Show and the Pacific Commodore Expo. We'll look at SpeedCalc 2019, which was based on the classic C64 SpeedCalc. If v.p. Roger brings his VIC-20 with 24K ram expander or if I plug in the Plus/4, we can try out the new game, Robots Rumble. (Yes, there is a version for the C64, too.) :) Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
  15. Here is a short video which shows Justin of the Living Computers: Museum + Labs conquering a song on the C64 (Ultimate 64) with the HardSync program, PSX64 adapter, and Playstation dancepad. His dance went on for 4+ minutes, but only the conclusion of his dance was filmed. Truly, Robert Bernardo Pacific Commodore Expo NW - http://www.portcommodore.com/pacommex
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