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Old 01-22-2008, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

Although I used an Amiga 4000 with a Toaster for video production, I was never a Commodore man. Wanting to round out my collection, though, I just picked up a C128 on eBay. With no knowledge of it, I don't know what to do with it, though.

Are there any preservation sites where I can download some games? Or, is there a way to "network" the C128 to a PC? What can I be doing with my new baby?
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

Where to start!!!
http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/
http://www.ntrautanen.fi/computers/hardware/sta/x1541c.html Hook up C128 drive to pc or vise/versa
http://sta.c64.org/xcables.html More details on X1541
http://www.ktverkko.fi/~msmakela/8bit/index.en.html
http://personalpages.tds.net/~rcarlsen/
Try these sites, I hope they help Also....
http://project64.c64.org/index.htm
http://commodore-gg.hobby.nl/innovatie_1541kaart_eng.htm
http://commodore-gg.hobby.nl/innovatie_1541III_eng.htm

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Old 01-22-2008, 08:14 AM   #3
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

Woohoo! Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

Lucky you. I started computing/programming on a C64.
Have fun with the c128.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

I still use my C128 to this day, it has more uses than you may think.
I have it hooked to my Commodore 1084S monitor, it is good for 80 column mode on that.
It can use CPM as it has a Z80 CPU on board.

Get to know it, you will enjoy that machine.
There are tons of software out there.

http://members.tripod.com/~rvbelzen/
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=96
http://www.commodore128.org/
http://oldcomputers.net/c128d.html
http://landover.no-ip.com/forums/
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=239950779186361527
http://adventure.if-legends.org/machines/Commodore_128.html
http://www.trailingedge.com/comphave.html?theKey=commodorec128&byCompany=0
http://project64.c64.org/hw/c128.html
http://www.commodore.ca/download/download.htm
http://folkvagn.commodore64.org/c128assembly.htm
http://www.technick.net/public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=pinconcex_c128_exp_bus
http://www.commodore128.org/faq.html
http://www.z80.eu/c128.html
http://www.google.com/Top/Computers/Systems/Commodore/Commodore_128/
http://www.zazzle.com/commodore_128_startup_screen_mousepad-144193057470163413
http://www.larwe.com/museum/c128.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwdOhpx8I8U

Here is a few links to get on with.

Mike. :-)
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:40 AM   #6
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

That 1541-III is cool! Are those for sale somewhere?
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

http://www.protovision-online.de/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=112&osCsid=24 11e46a88c0ea9742b16f5e52fce8ab
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

I just grabbed one of eBay too. I used to have one back when they first came out (and a Vic20 & C64) and fancied getting back into the 8 bit thing.

I'm waiting for a cable to turn up which will allow me to connect my 1571 floppy drive to one of my PCs and then write C64 disk imaged back to real floppy disks to use on the C128.

Interesting to read above that the Amiga 1084S monitor allows 80 column mode on the 128, I have my orginal Amiga 1081 monitor so I wonder if that would work with the correct cable. Mind you, my 1081 is from the UK and my C128 is a USA NTSC model...
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:09 PM   #9
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

I'm mainly using my C128 in C64 mode, but if you want to transfer files from/to PC/Mac, I recommend getting the MMC64 SD adapter. I've also heard lots of good stuff about the Retro Replay/RRNet combo.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:45 PM   #10
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

I've already preordered a Retro Replay MMC catridge. It certainly looks like the best solution even if it's a more expensive option.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

Hi,

I haven't used a C=128, but here are some things you could use with the 128 in C=64 mode (maybe 128 mode as well, not sure).

If you're into electronic music, you could have a look at the Prophet64 and its related projects:

Prophet64.com

mssiah.com (I'm definitely getting one of these babies when released)

bigmech.com Prophet64 mods (this stuff is pretty cool to me)

I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it here, but there are some C=64 drive emulators for a PC, which can allow a C=64 to use files on a hard drive (with some limitations).

Have fun,

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:26 PM   #12
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

My C128 beats up Amigas for fun :-D

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:34 PM   #13
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

@Oliver,

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:40 PM   #14
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

@redrumloa & any othere c64 bbs'ers

There is a good BBS that does multichat pretty well.

bbs.petscii.com 6400

I user cgterm if im in a pc, or my C64 when i have it connected to the pc.
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

I use 64HDD to connect my C128 or C64 to my PC, the machines are connected via XE1541 and the PC acts as a 1541 drive emulator. I can download all my games and applications to my PC and run them on my 128 very easily.

Check it out

http://www.64hdd.com/64hdd/professional.html
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:37 PM   #16
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

I am in the same boat. I just hooked up my C128 a week or so ago. Hoping to get GEOS 2.0 or something up
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Default Re: Any old, old skoolers? I just picked up a C128.

hey thats great as no commie collection would be complete with a 128 :-D
check out Commodore 128 Alive! & Lemon64.com to get started
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You're on! That's a cause I'll fight for.
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