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Finally: Broadband for the Commodore 64

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the answer-to-a-question-that-didn't-need-asking dept.

Technology 442

GP writes "Now even die-hard Commodore 64 users are able to enjoy the benefits of broadband Internet connectivity. A newly announced Ethernet card together with the Contiki operating system lets you surf the web, send e-mail, host web sites with the built-in web server, and soon even play LAN games on your good old Commodore 64! All this with a computer that is old enough to drink."

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DOES ANYBODY HERE GIVE A RATS ASS??? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998285)

Who cares? ... Seriously... ANYBODY!?

Didnt think so...

what a waste (-1, Flamebait)

GISGEOLOGYGEEK (708023) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998286)

And you wonder why there is still hunger in the world

Re:what a waste (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998316)

buy piece of rope, loop 13 times, connect to roof via sturdy re-enforced plywood, insert head in loop, jump off chair

Wahoo! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998287)

Now I can play Tank! With my friends in Iraq!

My 486 DX/2 66mhz machine hardly push 200kbps (1, Redundant)

LinuxMan (3590) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998288)

A C64 will hardly be able to push 2kbps, which makes broadband seem useless to me. It would seem that beyond the "coolness factor," the most realistic thing to do would be to just simply run it through your PC using serial, and save a buck. Maybe if we can just figure out how to overclock a C64 to 250mhz, we could saturate a T1!

The Protocols [amazon.com]

Re:My 486 DX/2 66mhz machine hardly push 200kbps (4, Informative)

magarity (164372) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998346)

My 486 DX/2 66mhz machine hardly push 200kbps

Then you haven't configured the thing properly. I used a 386DX-20 as a firewall for a cable modem for a couple of years and it had no problem with >1024kbps.

Re:My 486 DX/2 66mhz machine hardly push 200kbps (4, Insightful)

turgid (580780) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998392)

My 486 DX/2 66mhz machine hardly push 200kbps

Really? In my day we used to have 386/33 machines with 4 10Mbit ethernet cards running Novell Netware, and several large hard disks. You're not running Windows, by any chance are you?

C64 is actually FASTER than Sun Workstation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998453)

My C64 is actually FASTER than the Sun Workstation that I have on my desk.

New kind of bottle neck (5, Funny)

Brahmastra (685988) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998295)

It'll be the first ever time the CPU bus is a bottleneck to the Internet connection

Re:New kind of bottle neck (5, Funny)

DavyByrne (30170) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998430)

It'll be the first ever time the CPU bus is a bottleneck to the Internet connection

But if the good ol' C64 is old enough to drink, can't it can buy those wide-mouth cans and avoid bottle necks entirely?

secret options (5, Funny)

Sarin (112173) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998435)

It's not in manual but let me reveal:
you can connect an original arcade(r) stick to the internet adaptor. By wiggling it left-right really fast you can help the adaptor process packets, thus upgrading its speed.

Re:New kind of bottle neck (1)

WarDancer (542700) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998444)

Ha! So I guess Intel wasn't totally misleading when they said their new processor made the Internet go faster? :)

Uhmm.. (4, Funny)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998296)

All this with a computer that is old enough to drink

Am I the only person who has no idea just what in the hell that is supposed to mean?

And oh yeah, good job on the ethernet stuff for the C64.

Re:Uhmm.. (0)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998318)

If the computer was human, it would be of legal drinking age.

Geddit?

Re:Uhmm.. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998328)

legal in super-conservative places like the US

Re:Uhmm.. (-1, Offtopic)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998378)

Well, duh. This _is_ Slashdot - where else would I we be talking about? It's not like this is Slashdot.eu or something. :)

Usa! USA! U. S. A.! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998386)

You'd best sit down and shuddup afore you get a cruise missile up your ass, Rene!

Re:Usa! USA! U. S. A.! (1)

Lispy (136512) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998442)

Can't we all just get along? I mean, with the munich Oktoberfest starting on saturday, why don't you come over to munich (yup, the same who run Linux on their cities desktops) and have a drink or too?

We could hang out and play "Raid over Moscow" on my Commodore 64 (no broadband yet, sorry) and enjoy some cold war nostalgia when we all stood side by side against the communists...ahh, those were the days...;-)

I am troll, hear me roar! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998487)

You arrogant sonofabitch! How dare you attempt to counter my arrogant jingoism with reasonable camradrieness!!!

Re:Uhmm.. (4, Informative)

Thomas M Hughes (463951) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998324)

It means the Commadore was released more then 21 years ago, which is that age at which its legal to drink alcohol in the US. I believe the original release was in 1982.

Re:Uhmm.. (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998327)

Am I the only person who has no idea just what in the hell that is supposed to mean?


It means the computer is over 21 years old. I don't recommend actually getting it a beer tho...

Re:Uhmm.. (1, Funny)

Kedisar (705040) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998343)

I don't recommend actually getting it a beer tho...

Hey now, beer makes a GREAT coolant!

Re:Uhmm.. (1)

Andorion (526481) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998335)

I thought I was the only one that had images of an old melted C64 slushee in a cup... /weird.

~Berj

Re:Uhmm.. (5, Informative)

Nos. (179609) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998347)

Well, in some countries there is a minimum age to purchase alcohol. In the US, its 21. According to: http://oldcomputers.net/c64.html [oldcomputers.net] the commodore was released Jan, 1982. Making it 21 years old, or, old enough to drink.

Re:Uhmm.. (-1, Redundant)

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Re:Uhmm.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998436)

idiot...

Re:Uhmm.. (1)

Last Warrior (105980) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998354)

The computer and technology is older than 21 years old.

not to overstate the obvious..
But the computer is old enough to drink.. I believe that is what the author meant.

Re:Uhmm.. (4, Funny)

stretch0611 (603238) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998362)

All this with a computer that is old enough to drink... Am I the only person who has no idea just what in the hell that is supposed to mean?

It means I feel old because my first computer was a Commodore Vic-20, which came out a few years before the 64.

Oh no, not the hoary old VIC-20 again! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998455)

Weren't those sold by TJ Hooker [retrocrush.com] ?!!!

Allright, let's play 80's computer spokespersons for $100!

  • William Shatner -
  • Bill Cosby -
  • Alan Alda -
  • Iassic Asimov -

Re:Uhmm.. (1)

aWalrus (239802) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998390)

Am I the only person who has no idea just what in the hell that is supposed to mean?

The Commodore 64 has been around since 1981 [commodore.ca] , so it's 22 years old. Hence, if it were to walk into a bar, it would be able to order a Jack Daniels.

Noooo dumbasses.... (2, Funny)

dhowells (251561) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998408)

I and (perhaps) all the rest of the Europeans out there thought: Old enough to drink... For a nice burgandy that probably means '94.

D.

Re:Uhmm.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998438)

am i the only one that thought old enough to drink meant that it was as old as a good scotch?

Units people!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998452)

All this with a computer that is old enough to drink.

Is that old enough to drink in US units, or metric units?

Liquid refreshment (5, Funny)

morcheeba (260908) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998482)

It means that, in order to run at a decent speed, you have to overclock the C64's 6502 so much that it requires a water cooling setup.

But can it fill 10BaseT? (2, Interesting)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998306)

As we all know, the standard is whether or not something can "flood a 10BaseT network". Anyone who has read the networking HOWTOs know that Pentium 100's can "do this easily".

So...can it? If not, how much traffic do I have to send it to bring it to a crawl? :-)

Re:But can it fill 10BaseT? (4, Informative)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998368)

I think that question depends on whether the C64 had DMA or not. If yes, then it would have a chance in hell of doing burst transmissions that could flood a 10BaseT line. If no, then why the **** are people wasting time on this?

Re:But can it fill 10BaseT? (1)

NickDngr (561211) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998475)

As we all know, the standard is whether or not something can "flood a 10BaseT network". Anyone who has read the networking HOWTOs know that Pentium 100's can "do this easily".

With a 1MHz, 8-bit CPU, I seriuosly doubt the C-64 would even come close.

alcohol problem... (3, Funny)

norsk_hedensk (671990) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998308)

"...All this with a computer that is old enough to drink." uh....to drink? since when do things get so old that you can drink them?

Progression (4, Funny)

eyepeepackets (33477) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998311)


Does this mean that some day, following a screwy bit of logical progression, I'll be able to run WindowMaker on my TI-56?

I can hardly wait! *hop*

However... (0)

zlevenz (707505) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998312)

All this with a computer that is old enough to drink.

The consequences, however, would be quite explosive. Thank you, I'll be around until Saturday!

Post please (5, Funny)

Libor Vanek (248963) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998315)

Okay, start posting "C= 64 was the 'my first'/'last real'/'first real'/'best' computer/piece of crap" messages.

C=64 sucks, ATARI RULES!!!!!!! (3, Funny)

bluGill (862) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998375)

Your junk C=64 machine sucks. My Atari rules. ATASCII is soo much better than that ugly ASCII you have to use.

I was going to post this in all caps like any kid back then would have, but I decided to save everyone's eyes. (I think the lameness filter would have stoped that)

Re:C=64 sucks, ATARI RULES!!!!!!! (1)

EnderWiggnz (39214) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998451)

nah, back then they would have haxorizedf the entire message, asnd then gone on to flame people for 20 more messages...

Equally impressive (3, Funny)

spellcheckur (253528) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998317)

I finally got networked play going for my Atari 2600.
I gotta tell you, being able to play "Combat" head-to-head over the Internet is an absolute revolution in gaming!

Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998325)

Someone please tell me. This simply defies logic.

That ethernet card uses an AMD microprocessor (4, Interesting)

Squeezer (132342) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998337)

You can see the AMD square/arrow logo on the corner of one of the chips. Cool.

useless (0)

Rkane (465411) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998342)

This is ALMOST as useless as that guy who was trying to turn his tape player into a web server. I don't remember all of the details (if someone can find a link, please post) but I think that guy claimed he was running apache or something off a plain old tape player (modified, of course).

Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (-1, Flamebait)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998344)


I agree with the FP.

20% of the people in the world do not have enough to eat. Want something interesting to do? Help feed one or more of the hungry.

If you care about being relevant, case mods, games, and broadband C64s are OFF TOPIC.

Don't mod this down just because you disagree. Look at the logic.

Re:Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998374)

20% of the people in the world do not have enough to eat. Want something interesting to do? Help feed one or more of the hungry.
Then why are you sitting and posting to Slashdot? Help feed one or more of the hungry instead, hypocrite!

Re:Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (1)

javelinco (652113) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998387)

How is the parent offtopic again?: "I agree with the FP. 20% of the people in the world do not have enough to eat. Want something interesting to do? Help feed one or more of the hungry. If you care about being relevant, case mods, games, and broadband C64s are OFF TOPIC. Don't mod this down just because you disagree. Look at the logic."

Re:Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (3, Insightful)

RocketScientist (15198) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998407)

20% of the people in the world are hungry.

Shouldn't you be out feeding them instead of:
1) reading slashdot
2) reading a story on slashdot you don't think is worthy
3) reading, and then commenting on a story on slashdot that you don't think is worthy

By your line of reasoning, nearly everything is offtopic and not relevant except for the bare necessities of life. What a very painful existance you must lead.

Re:Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (2, Insightful)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998424)

"Don't mod this down just because you disagree. Look at the logic."

Some of us make a living from this geek stuff. Can't feed people if I have no money. Your logic is faulty.

Re:Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998447)

20% of the people in the world do not have enough to eat. Want something interesting to do? Help feed one or more of the hungry.

If the 20% you talk about don't have enough money to buy food, then they probably don't have enough money to replace their old Commodore 64's with new PCs either. They're probably just the people who would be excited that they too can finally surf the internet in all its big-blocky-text-based [dunkels.com] glory!

If you care about being relevant, case mods, games, and broadband C64s are OFF TOPIC.
There are websites devoted to feeding the hungry, and websites devoted to case mods, games, broadband and C64s. Slashdot is the latter. Maybe you're here mistakenly while looking for the former.

Re:Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (2, Insightful)

katarac (565789) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998462)

It seems to me that if those things are OFF TOPIC, then any recreational activity is as well. Should we do nothing in life except sustain ourselfves just enough so that we can follow worthwhile causes? If that's the case, then I must be a pretty terrible person, since the only hungry person I help feed is my room-mate.

Re:Be relevant! 20% are hungry. (2, Insightful)

jratcliffe (208809) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998467)

"20% of the people in the world do not have enough to eat."

Wrong. 18% of people in DEVELOPING COUNTRIES don't have enough to eat, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization [feedingminds.org] . 12% of the global population is malnourished. The numbers are huge enough as it is without getting them wrong.

"Don't mod this down just because you disagree."

No, mod it down because it's wrong.

Announcement, when Slashdotted... (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998351)

(Anonymous non-karma w***e posting.)

13.09.2003: Retro Replay and RR-Net available
In time with the announced date, the new production run of the Retro Replay is finished. Compared to the old cartridges, only cosmetic changes have been made: The most significant change is the colour: Blue instead of black. After many requests by users, the jumpers are now mounted straight, not to the side. To ensure proper mounting in our new cases, the mounting hole has been moved and changed in diameter to perfectly fit the transparent cases.

At the same time, the networking card RR-Net is going on sale. The card is plugged to the expansion port of the Retro Replay, and allows connecting the C64 to an intranet. Although the operating system Contiki is freeware, we have an agreement with the author Adam Dunkels: He gets paid for every RR-Net unit that's sold. Contiki is an operating system that offers many features in very small space: A TCP/IP stack, a web browser, a webserver, a VNC-client and of course a graphical user interface. It is included on a 5,25 inch disk for the C64. To make use of all features of Contiki, an intranet with router should be available.
As an introductory offer, there's a network-bundle. It contains:

# Retro Replay
# RR-Net with Contiki
# transparent case
# worldwide shipment

together for only 100,- EUR!

Please use the contact form for your order. Unfortunately, our domain ami.ga does not work at the moment, because the republic of Gabon is currently migrating their internet connection from satellite to undersea cable. Even with our server in Germany, both the website and email addresses are affected, but the contact form works reliably!

Nothing all that new (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998352)

It's been done before: http://www.dunkels.com/adam/tfe/ [dunkels.com]

It's the same guy... (1)

adadun (267785) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998398)

That was also done by Adam Dunkels, the guy behind Contiki and the RR-Net Ethernet card.

Re:It's the same guy... (2, Interesting)

adadun (267785) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998456)

ah, kicked that submit button too fast...

The RR-Net Ethernet card is a re-design and logical continuation of the TFE Ethernet card, for which Contiki was originally written. The RR-Net and the TFE are built upon the same Ethernet controller chip: the CS8900a, which has an 8-bit mode and is very well suited for interfacing with 8-bit CPUs and microcontrollers.

I am actually running Contiki together with an RR-Net Ethernet card on my 10 MBit/s broadband connection myself. Of course, it isn't actually possible to saturate the connection with the C64, but at least it is possible to finally use a C64 with the Internet without having to go through a PC, which is quite satisfying :-)

Individual Computers (1)

frohike (32045) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998357)

I met these guys (and gal :) at CGE 2k3, they are good people with some neat products. He's also made Amiga ethernet adapters as well as what looked like a homebrew Catweasel (or maybe these are the people who made it to begin with?). Also these are the guys who sponsored Jeri to create the C-1 modernized C64 motherboard.

Neat (5, Funny)

pavon (30274) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998372)

Wow, and the way that the contiki webbrowser is designed you can even view site like slashdot who's html is larger than the amount of RAM in the machine itself!

I can't wait (1)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998379)

I wonder if they will port Mozilla to the C64, or at least Lynx or Mosiac? Nothing like browsing the web in 16 different colors, but MIDI/MOD songs will sound great on the SID chip.

I wonder if Adobe will port Acrobat Reader to the C64? Imagine if Apple did a Quicktime port? How about Shockwave Flash too.

I remember that a company bought out the C64 and its games and had a web portal to buy them. Imagine if they created a subscription service to download and play C64 games over this broadband device for an actual C64? Best use I can think of an Ethernet adapter for a C64. Has to be faster than loading the games from a 1541 drive or tape. :)

C64 users, welcome to our world.

Re:I can't wait (1)

Creedo (548980) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998458)

They don't need to. Contiki, the OS that comes with this card, has a browser. And a web server.

Yeah, it's ethernet... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998382)

But it's not even 10baseT ethernet. No Cat-5 cables here. You need freakin Coax for this thing.

networking calculators (1)

chia_monkey (593501) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998385)

Yipee! Soon they'll have a way to hook up my solar powered scientific calculator. Then I can trade formulas and answers (wait...that would be wrong) with friends from Carnegie Mellong AND MIT. Awww yeah!

Junis will be very happy (-1)

YourMissionForToday (556292) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998391)

He can use his commodore 64 to hook up to one of the many wireless access points scattered around the barns of afghanistan.

Lords of Conquest (2, Informative)

Morglum (662310) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998402)

In a shocking fit of synchronicity, I stumbled upon a java aplet version of Lords of Conquest, and have been playing for the last hour...an hour before this story was posted...

Ah, the good ol days. Who said you could never go back?

Commodore firewall (5, Interesting)

lsd4all (526675) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998406)

What a great idea to limit bandwidth usage. Hookup up a C64 as a firewall and *presto* you are blocking ports and keeping the P2P usage down to 2K/sec. Burn the firewall code to a start-up cartridge ROM, make the C64 run off a 12V battery with a DC-DC converter for the needed +/-5V. Throw the whole thing in a black box with a solar panel on top and sell it as the next big thing in network security.

You guys are kinda slow, huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998414)

Not as slow as my C64! ::rimshot:: But seriously, that sentence means that the computer could drink. It's 21+, ya dig?

C-64 (4, Insightful)

Pompatus (642396) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998415)

The important thing to learn from this is that when it comes down to what the average user wants to do with a computer, the new ultra fast Xtreme P4 is not necessary. Surfing the web, email, and word processing can be done with a sub $100 computer system given the correct software.

This also brings up the sheer amount of unneccessary bloat in alot of software today.

Re:C-64 (1)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998483)

Yeah, but I don't think you want to be trying to display graphics-heavy websites, or, worse yet, Flash-only websites, with a 1MHz computer. You'll just have to run everything in textmode and deal. *shrug*

This whole thing makes me want to go check out the "Commodore One" project...

Re:C-64 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998485)

The important thing to learn from this is that when it comes down to what the average user wants to do with a computer, the new ultra fast Xtreme P4 is not necessary.

I agree. Screen resolutions above 40*24 characters are for pussies.

Ethernet Board (1)

Creedo (548980) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998420)

Circuit Cellar has an article on building an Ethernet board here [chipcenter.com] .
The CS8900 is capable of being used with an 8- or 16- bit cpu. Perfect for interfacing with small computers.

Commodore 64 ported to slashcode. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998422)

*** Commodore 64 for slashcode ***
*** PerlBasic 0.9, for C64, BY A.C ***
*** 32095904383 basic bytes free ***

READY.

0 REM BSD IS DYING.
1 EINIT, JBQ0, 127.0.0.1
2 LPIPL,HTTP,"E"
10 JLX,E,ROX,40,slashdot,org,80
20 ROXP, SDPS, goatse.
30 PJP 20
40 ?RD, 0

PL, BB$59!

THE GOATSE.CX LAWYER SAID WE NEEDED A
WARNING, SO IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 OR YOU
ARE USING A COMMODORE 64, PLEASE DON'
T LOOK AT IT! THANK YOU

[ stinger ]

BSD IS DYING!

START * 8,1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998423)

is that how you connect to the net?

Wowza! (1)

benjcorey (516769) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998446)


According to this timeframe we only have to wait a couple of years before we can surf the internet on our regular ol' PC's. Woohoo!

Come on now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998448)

This is old news!

Slashdot's very own Junis, from Afghanistan, has been doing this with his Commodore 64 for a long time now.

WooHoo...4 color pr0n! (1)

Grayswan (260299) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998471)

I can't wait to see all that pr0n in crystal clear 4 colors! Talkin' about a Cheese Box!

I'm just sitting here watching the bits go round and round.

Irresponsible (5, Funny)

Waffle Iron (339739) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998472)

It's irresponsible to put these machines on the Net! They're running kernels that haven't been patched in 2 decades. The user always runs as root. Hell, the CPU doesn't even have a privileged mode! How many minutes do you think it will be before a C64 with broadband is cracked?

It's bad enough that people who try putting their C64 on the Internet will probably lose all of their valuable data. What really worries me, though, is a plague of dozens of zombie C64 machines under the control of hackers bringing down valuable services like Google and Yahoo with DDoS attacks.

Captain's Log: My Anus is too Fucking Tight (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6998473)

One day Captain Kirk was maiming his cock with a horseshoe when suddenly Mr. Spock ran up to him and shoved his pointy ear up his butt. "What is this for!" the fag captain said. "FAGS FOR YOU AALL!L!!!" the ancient alien howled as suddenly he farted and Captain Kirk twirled around in a daze and his foreskin twisted and his kidney stones turned into wooden beads. He pulled out his pistol and shot lasers at his chastity belt and suddenly he hurdled his dick into Captain Kirk"s bellybutton and it tore his flesh while Spock fucked his stomach. Kirk hollered out loud and Mr. Spock threw his shoes to the floor and wrinkled his penis until Kirk bellowed out to make it stop. A maelstom of shit whizzed around the ship and suddenly a giant fag appeared out side and the U.S.S. Enterprise went up his butt. "Oh what the hell have you gotten us into NOW!" Captain Kirk said as he oozed a condom back on his dick and put his panties back on. "OOH!H!!!!!!" Mr. Spock started fucking him again and shoved his phazer up his butt. He dissolved his glands and exploded his turds and finally a queer klingon hurdled through the door and smashed Kirk with his butt hairs. A maniac sucked his dick and suddenly Mr. Spock fagged Kirk so hard that his intestines burst open and he died.

I think this is terrific (1)

jak163 (666315) | more than 10 years ago | (#6998486)

I used a C64 for a long time, and it always seemed to me there was new and better software coming out for it. This software did not require upgrades--it was for that computer. That is the improvements that were going into the software were coding improvements or conceptual improvements, not improvements designed to take advantage of increased hardware capacity. I don't know if it's because of Microsoft, or if Microsoft is the result, but these days the prevailing idea seems to be that if you want some new or better software, you need to buy a new and more powerful computer. For a while Linux went against this grain, but recently I found myself having to go to a newer linux distro just so that I could download the latest versions of Mozilla and OpenOffice. (I chose RH9 and have discovered it's slow and have found many others complaining about the same thing.) Yes I know there are alternatives, but the point is that with the C64 you didn't have to look for alternatives. Software companies were focused on coming up with new software for the existing hardware. And frankly, I think this made for better software because it was designed to just be better, not to be better when used on a more powerful machine.

So basically I'm just glad to see there are people who are still focused on this kind of development, for the C64 specifically and for computers in general. If it can be made to work on a small scale, it should be usable on powerful systems as well. I think this was the genius of Linux--from PDAs to mainframes, the same system works. And frankly I'd really like to try this on my old C64s (I have two because a friend gave me his when he got tired of it, which was a good thing because my power supply gave out). But I wouldn't want to shell out the 100 euros....

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