Commodore 64

Jul 14, 2014



Mario
Awesome computer. Had one when I was 12 years old.
I developed several programs in its BASIC language.
Great sound too.
And those games... Incredible fun time!
By the way: I like the new style of your website Ron.
Cheers from Argentina.

Ron Gilbert
Thanks!

Syd
Since I missed the C64 train, what I'm interested in knowing is if Maniac Mansion came on cassette tape and, if so, how long you had to wait on average for it to load.  All my searches result in solutions to the puzzle where you make the recording to shatter the chandelier.

Ron Gilbert
Maniac Mansion for the C64 came on one 5 inch floppy disk.  You had to flip it over at various points in the game due to data being on both sides.

Aleks
I used to have c64 when I was a kid. I programmed in basic a little bit, even in assembler. There were programs I used to type in by reading it from the magazines. every line started with a 'poke' command and had tons of numbers. and if you miss one figure, program is not working properly - if it starts at all. Real Nightmare :) but those were the days!

Tewf
Just remind me when I was 6 years old, struggling with tapes, rewind and forward button to catch the correct digits and be able to launch games! Commodore 64 was just amazing! So was Maniac Mansion... however I was a bit too young and had to wait a few years to play it on my Amiga!
Really like your new design.

Nathan
Ron, the fact that Maniac Mansion fit on one disk, even if you did have to use both sides, is amazing.  You're a programming genius.  

Federico
You're not gonna believe it, but I'm just back home with a brand new (so to speak) C64! I knew I could exercise my voodoo control powers over Ron, but this is ridiculous. :) Happy C64 memories to everyone!

Christof
So... Today I'll get my C64 and play MM on an old B/W TV! I miss the floppy-sound. 10 Years Grummpy Gamer Blog ... Congrats!


Derrick R
I still have my trusty C64, and my copies of Maniac Manson and Zak McCracken.  (And, a slew of other games, of course).

Derrick R
I still have my trusty C64, and my copies of Maniac Manson and Zak McCracken.  (And, a slew of other games, of course).