Saturday, May 21, 2011

May Meeting Highlights...Our 2nd official PSCUG club meeting!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our May meeting. Every meeting is getting better, and the Commodore projects and ideas are enriching. We had a few presentations that were filled with Commodore excitement and generated continual encouragement and improvement to the ever-growing Commodore community. For those who couldn't attend for whatever reason, you missed out. Club member, engineer, and significant Commodore community contributor Gene B brought his projector for us to watch Tron 2010, and show off some presentations. Thank you Gene! Thanks to those who traveled from great distances to attend the meeting. Here are some of the highlights from our May 15th meeting:

- GenCom64 presented GeoRam, GeoPublish, Wheels 128, and Maniac Mansion Gold running on the C64C with GeoRam. Download Maniac Mandion Gold here, Wheels 128 here, GeoPublish help here. Teenage Mutant Hero Heros game was demonstrated on the Educator 64.

- Gsteemso gave a presentation on his IEC Serial Commodore Bus extender which will be ready soon for use, and will have the capability to network Commodore computers. He also discussed the upcoming formation of a new retro-computer group.

Goog presented the EZFlash cartridge and the Comet64 modem using his Commodore SX-64 and WiFi. He also showed off the Tron game for the Commodore 64. For more information about his CommodoreServer and the Comet 64 modem please check out his website CommodoreServer.Com, and PDXCUG.Org. Goog also showed off an early German Commodore 64 production video on the projection screen! What a neat video of early C64 production. Just make sure you brush up on your German.

NightLord demonstrated the his graphics editor that would allow .gif and .jpeg images to be translated into images suitable for the C64 by color coordinating the images with 16 Color Pallet. He uses this to assist in his game and DemoScene creations.

Pinacolada gave an update on his TADA (Totally Awesome Dungeon Adventure) game that is a remake of the famous Land of Spur for the Apple II. For more information on his recent additions to the C64 remake, please check out his blog here

-Gene B showed off his latest YouTube video for his screen framework assembly and test rigging. To view the video click here

- Tron 2010 was shown on the projector with pizza and Stacy's homemade chocolate chip cookies to be devoured by everyone.

- An introduction and presentation to one of the earliest C64 computers the Educator 64.


     - Several Commodore machines and devices were shown off such as:
     - Commodore Amiga CD32 game console
     - Commodore 128DCR computer
     - Amiga 1080 and 1084S monitors
     - Commodore SX64 portable executive computer
     - Commodore Vic-1541 disk drive
     - Commodore 1581 disk drive
     - Commodore Educator 64 computer
     - Commodore 1530 datasette player
     - Commodore 64c computer with 1541c disk drive
     - Geos GeoRam

Our next meeting we will be continuing to dive into GeoPublish and be working on more fix-its for Commodore computer repairs and updates. Stay tuned.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Commodore in May meetings greetings retro fun May 15th Sumner....

A reminder to all our Seattle-Tacoma area Commodore fans that we will be holding our PSCUG, every 3rd Sunday of the month, Commodore meeting May 15th @5:20pm-11:00pm Pierce County Library in Sumner, Wa. The location and address are located on the left-hand column of the blog. Feel free to bring any Commodore or retro hardware/software to the meetings to show off. Our last meeting was a huge success, and we look forward to a bigger turnout this next Sunday. If you have any ideas that you would like to share before the meeting, or just have questions in general send me an email. For last meeting highlights please check out PSCUG.ORG Tons of Commodore fun.

Commodore SX-64 Executive Portable Computer