Commodore 64 Emulation

One of the big deals this past week was the 25th birthday of IBM’s 5150 PC.

This prompted PC World to come up with a list of 25 Greatest PCs. Of course, everyone who had a personal computer in the late ’70s to early ’80s has their own version of that list . . . one which may contain several models which didn’t make PC World’s cut.

The computer that got me into all this was the lowly Sinclair ZX-81, with a glorious 1K of RAM and . . . aw, nevermind; Google it.

Also important to me in the early ’80s was the Commodore VIC-20, and — while I went the Apple II route — many continued with Commodore’s 64.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m writing about, here, have a gander at a Brazilian site which provides a Commodore 64 emulator written in Flash.

Type a few phrases in BASIC, throw a few ?SYNTAX ERRORs, play some Galaga.

This, I wish to point out, was the cat’s buttocks before the Amiga came out.

Better Google that, too. Amiga, not feline hindquarters. 🙂