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Commodore 64C (1987)
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A repackaged and redesigned Commodore 64 which came out in 1987 with a slimmer case similar to the case used on the Commodore 128. A newer chip was used, the 6510, but otherwise nothing else changed. It remained fully compatible with the original Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 when using it’s C64 mode.

It was launched at a time when the Commodore Amiga and Atari St were already established and popular therefore the Commodore 64C never reached the same success of it’s predecessor.

The improved optics and keyboard does make it a more pleasant machine to use than the original Commodore 64.

British Sales Advertisement for the Commodore 64C and Commodore Amiga 500

British Sales Advertisement for the Commodore 64C and Commodore Amiga 500

Information

Commodore 64C (1987)

Commodore 64C (1987)

Box

Commodore 64C (1987) Box

QWERTY Keyboard

Commodore 64C (1987) QWERTY Keyboard

System Guide

Commodore 64C (1987) System Guide

There is a little bit of Commodore in all of us!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Type

Commodore Business Systems

Home Computer

Year:

1987

Built-in Language

CBM Basic 2.0

Original Price

$229.00

Origin:

U.S.A

Model #:

64C

My Serial #:

CA1981638

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6510

8 Bit

1.023 Mhz (NTSC)

20 KB

64KB

Co-Processors & I/O’s

I/O

Video

Sound

I/O

External Cassette Unit Interface

VIC 2

SID

External 5.1/2 Floppy Drive

I/O Port:

RGB

I/O Port:

Cartridge Slot

I/O Port:

TV RF Output

Graphic Modes

Colors

320x200

Text Mode:

40 Columns

25 Lines

16 Colors

Sound

Ports

Joystick / Mouse Ports

Power Supply

3 Voices, 6 Octaves

Sound output through TV Monitor

Serial, User Port

2

External PSU

Peripherals

External Cassette Unit

5.1/4” Floppy Disc Drive

Commodore 64C (1987) External Cassette Unit

Commodore 64C (1987) 5.1/4”  Floppy Disc Drive

C64/C128 Chess Software

1988

1983

1984

1985

1986

Battle Chess

Chess 7.0

Chess 7.5

Chess Champion

The Chessmaster 2000

Commodore 64/128 Battle Chess (1988)

Commodore 64/128  Chess 7.0 (1983)

Commodore 64/128  "How About a Game of Chess, Chess 7.5 (1984)

Commodore 64/128 Chess Champion (1985)

Commodore 64/128 The Chessmaster 2000 (1986)

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

1984

1985

1986

1989

1988

Colossus Chess 2.0

Colossus Chess 4.0

Cyrus II

Falken Schach

Fidelity Chessmaster 2100

Commodore 64/128 Colossus Chess 2.0 (1984)

Commodore 64/128 Colossus Chess 4.0 (1985)

Commodore 64/128 Cyrus II (1986)

Commodore 64/128 Falken Schach DAs Komplette Schach Programm (1989)

Commodore 64/128 Fidelity Chessmaster 2100 (1988)

Game Cassette

Game Cassette

Game Cassette

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

1982

1987

1984

1983

1984

Grandmaster Chess

Masterchess

Mychess II

Sargon II

Sargon III

Commodore 64/128 Grandmaster Chess (1982)

Commodore 64/128 Masterchess (1987)

Commodore 64/128 Mychess II (1984)

Commodore 64/128 Sargon II (1983)

Commodore 64/128 Sargon III (1984)

Game Cassette

Cassette & 5.1/4” Floppy Disk

Cassette & 5.1/4” Floppy Disk

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

5.1/4” Floppy Disk

C64/C128 Emulators

There are several Commodore 64 Emulators available on the internet. Below is information about Vice for Windows version 2.1 that works well and can be used to try out some of the software that was available for the machine. The chess software that was available is also shown under this section. You might want to try out the emulator and at the same time play a game with some of the listed chess software.

WinVice v. 2.1

WinVice version 2.1 for Commodore 64/128

Emulator

C64TPC

C64TPC is a nice Utility tool that allows you to connect your PC to a Commodore 64/128 and load D64 and PRG Files directly to your Commodore 64/128. Instead of using an Emulator you can play with your Commodore 64 or 128. Click on the Icon below for details on C64TPC and also on the Chess Software that works with this Utility.

C64TPC

C64TPC for Commodore 64/128  File Transfer Utility

File Transfer Utility

Chess Cartridge

Did you know that there was also a Game Cartridge available for the Commodore 64/128, dedicated exclusively to chess?

1989

THE FINAL CHESSCARD

TTASC B.V. The Final Chess Card for Commodore 64/128 (1989)

Game Cartridge

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