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  1. I just found this out today. The book, "The Computers That Made Britain," is available as a free e-book or you can purchase a hardcopy at: https://wireframe.raspberrypi.org/books/computers-that-made-britain Among the various platforms, CBM computers that are covered are the PET 2001, VIC-20, C64, and the Amiga. Leaving out other CBM computers, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
  2. I just found this out today. The book, "The Computers That Made Britain," is available as a free e-book or you can purchase a hardcopy at: https://wireframe.raspberrypi.org/books/computers-that-made-britain Among the various platforms, CBM computers that are covered are the PET 2001, VIC-20, C64, and the Amiga. Leaving out other CBM computers, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
  3. Wowie! The Commodore Los Angeles Super Show is back in business! The CLASS of 2021 is set for November 6-7 at the Burbank Veterans of Foreign Wars hall VFW USS Gudgeon Ship 8310 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, California 91506, USA. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $25 whether you come for one day or both days. More CLASS details can be found at http://www.portcommodore.com/class Photos of the hall are at http://blog.retro-link.com/2021/05/blog-post.html Note that the above CLASS website will be changing as more updates roll in. See you in CLASS! Robert Bernardo organizer - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show
  4. Wowie! The Commodore Los Angeles Super Show is back in business! The CLASS of 2021 is set for November 6-7 at the Burbank Veterans of Foreign Wars hall VFW USS Gudgeon Ship 8310 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, California 91506, USA. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $25 whether you come for one day or both days. More CLASS details can be found at http://www.portcommodore.com/class Photos of the hall are at http://blog.retro-link.com/2021/05/blog-post.html Note that the above CLASS website will be changing as more updates roll in. See you in CLASS! Robert Bernardo organizer - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show
  5. Wowie! The Commodore Los Angeles Super Show is back in business! The CLASS of 2021 is set for November 6-7 at the Burbank Veterans of Foreign Wars hall VFW USS Gudgeon Ship 8310 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, California 91506, USA. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $25 whether you come for one day or both days. More CLASS details can be found at http://www.portcommodore.com/class Photos of the hall are at http://blog.retro-link.com/2021/05/blog-post.html Note that the above CLASS website will be changing as more updates roll in. See you in CLASS! Robert Bernardo organizer - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show
  6. ------------Forwarded message------------ Subject: TOGA Meetings to resume June 19, 2021! From: Randall Abel Date: Sat, May 22, 2021 12:31 pm Hi All, We're back! TOGA meetings to resume in June! Hope everyone is doing well and has received their Covid-19 vaccine. The next TOGA meeting is Saturday, June 19th at 11am. We will be meeting at Mountain Mikes Pizza (The one on Branham Lane in San Jose). I called them and told them we were planning to meet there. Lunch will be at 11:30am followed by the meeting around 12:30. I'm planning to bring my The C64 Full sized Commodore 64 clone computer. I've got 3D printed things to give away. Lunch (Pizza & Soda) is around $7 per person if you go in with the club. Mountain Mikes Pizza 1532 Branham Lane San Jose, CA 95118 408-723-3701 https://binged.it/2tgyTZe See you at Mt. Mikes! Randy Abel The Other Group of Amigoids http://www.togausergroup.org
  7. Unlike a real SID, the ARMSID does not accept mouse/Koalapad/etc. input. The expensive fpgaSID and the discontinued SwinSID Ultimate do work with mouse/Koalapad/etc. input. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  8. The price of parts to make the C64 was down to $5 per machine. Toys R' Us sold them at about $90 US at the end. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  9. Whoa! Thanks for that. I will forward your information to Lenard. Truly, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  10. Hello, FCUG member Lenard Roach is trying to modify the BASIC in the venerable C64 program, Money Manager 2000, so that it will ask for a drive number (8, 9, 10, or 11) instead of always defaulting to drive 8. He has made some headway in getting the program to ask for a drive number, but his latest change(s) just crashes the program. Can somebody look over the BASIC listing and see what was done wrongly? See attached file, Robert Bernardo Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htmNew MM.d64 Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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