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Thanks to my friend for donation some Commodore VIC-20 cartridges

February 26th, 2017 No comments
Commodore VIC-20 donation of some missing cartridges

Thanks my friend Andry for the donation of a few cartridge games for the Commodore VIC-20 that i have missed in the years.

Titles:

  • Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom (Sega)
  • Avenger (VIC-1901)
  • Gorf (VIC-1923)
  • Saragon II Chess (VIC-1919)
  • Mission Impossible (VIC-1916)
  • Slot (VIC-1904)
  • Alien (VIC-1906)
  • Speed Math / Bingo Math (VIC-1933)

A new donation from Fabio B. (Frater Sinister)

August 1st, 2014 No comments

I thank Fabio B. (Frater Sinister) for the donation.

Donated item:

  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum + PSU (50% Boxed)
  • 1 x Sinclair Thermal Printer
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Interface 1
  • 4 x Sinclair Microdrive Boxed
  • 1 x Interface Midi Master for Amiga 500/2000
  • 1 x Vic-20 Cartridge VIC-1941 (Number Nabber / Shape Grabber)
  • 1 x Vic-20 Cartridge VIC-1922 (Cosmic Cruncher)
  • 1 x Harey Alien Invaders Handheld game
  • 4 x IC Motorola 68000
  • 1 x IC MOS 5719 (Amiga Gary)
  • 2 x IC CGS 5719 (Amiga Gary)
  • 3 x IC CGS 8362 (Amiga Super Denise)
  • 1 x IC CGS 8364 (Amiga Paula)
  • 2 x IC MOS 8364 (Amiga Paula)
  • 5 x IC CGS 8520 (Amiga CIA)
  • 1 x IC MOS 8520 (Amiga CIA)
  • 2 x IC Amiga Kickstart ROM v1.3

VIC-20 Cartridges: Jupiter Lander (Boxed) & The Sky is Falling (Boxed)

May 10th, 2013 No comments

I thank my dear friend for the donation of the Cartridges for Commodore VIC-20.

New donations – Spectrum +2 Boxed / Joy CD32 / C2N old model

January 13th, 2012 No comments

Today a friend has donated to me some nice things. Thanks Damiano (Manosoft).

Things that have been donated:

  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 Boxed.
  • Commodore CD32 Joypad Brand new.
  • VIC-20 Expansion Cartridge.
  • Commodore C2N old model.
  • Joystick Microswitch – The Bug from Cheetah.

Commodore Vic 20 yellowed but in very good conditions

November 12th, 2009 No comments
Commodore VIC-20, Yellowed but in very good condition

Autopsy:

from Wikipedia:

The VIC-20 (Germany: VC-20; Japan: VIC-1001) is an 8-bit home computer which was sold by Commodore Business Machines. The VIC-20 was announced in 1980, roughly three years after Commodore’s first personal computer, the PET. The VIC-20 was the first computer of any description to sell one million units.

The VIC-20 was intended to be more economical than the PET computer. It was equipped with only 5 KB of RAM (of this, only 3583 Bytes were available to the user) and used the same MOS 6502 CPU as the PET. The VIC-20′s video chip, the MOS Technology VIC, was a general-purpose color video chip designed by Al Charpentier in 1977 and intended for use in inexpensive display terminals and game consoles, but Commodore couldn’t find a market for the chip. As the Apple II gained momentum with the advent of VisiCalc in 1979, Jack Tramiel wanted a product that would compete in the same segment, to be presented at the January 1980 CES. For this reason Chuck Peddle and Bill Seiler started to design a computer named TOI (The Other Intellect).

The TOI computer failed to materialize, mostly due to the fact that it required an 80-column character display which in turn required the MOS Technology 6564 chip. However, the chip could not be used in the TOI since it required very expensive static RAM to operate fast enough. In the meantime, freshman engineer Robert Yannes at MOS Technology (then a part of Commodore) had designed a computer in his home dubbed the MicroPET and finished a prototype with some help from Al Charpentier and Charles Winterble.

With the TOI unfinished, when Jack Tramiel was confronted with the MicroPET prototype, he immediately said he wanted it to be finished and ordered it to be mass-produced following a limited demonstration at the CES.

source: wikipedia

Some VIC-20 Games cartridges

August 30th, 2009 No comments
Some VIC-20 Games cartridges

Cartridges list:

  • VIC-1111 – 16k Ram Expander. (Manual)
  • VIC-1211A – Super Expander with 3k Ram Expansion. (Manual)
  • VIC-1213 – Machine Language Monitor. (Manual)

click here for the vic-20 cartridges category.

from Wikipedia:

As for commercial software offerings, an estimated 300 titles were available on cartridge, and another 500+ titles were available on tape. By comparison, the Atari 2600—the most popular of the video game consoles at the time—had a library of about 900 titles near the end of its production life (many were variations of another title).

Most cartridge games were ready to play as soon as VIC-20 was turned on, as opposed to games on tape which required a time-consuming loading process. Titles on cartridge included Gorf, Cosmic Cruncher, Sargon II Chess, and many others.

source: wikipedia

Some VIC-20 Games cartridges

August 26th, 2009 No comments
Some VIC-20 Cartridges

Cartridges list:

  • VIC-1905 – Jelly Monsters.
  • VIC-1907 – Jupiter Lander.
  • VIC-1910 – Radar Ratrace.
  • VIC-1912 – Mole Attack.
  • VIC-1920 – Pinball.
  • VIC-1922 – Cosmic Cruncher.

click here for the vic-20 cartridges category.

from Wikipedia:

As for commercial software offerings, an estimated 300 titles were available on cartridge, and another 500+ titles were available on tape. By comparison, the Atari 2600—the most popular of the video game consoles at the time—had a library of about 900 titles near the end of its production life (many were variations of another title).

Most cartridge games were ready to play as soon as VIC-20 was turned on, as opposed to games on tape which required a time-consuming loading process. Titles on cartridge included Gorf, Cosmic Cruncher, Sargon II Chess, and many others.

source: wikipedia

VIC-20 Games cartridges + 16k Ram Expansion

July 15th, 2009 No comments
Some VIC-20 Cartridges

Cartridges list:

  • VIC-1909 – Road Race.
  • VIC-1911 – 16k RAM Cartridges.
  • VIC-1914 – Adventure Land.
  • VIC-1915 – Pirate’s Cove.
  • VIC-1917 – The Count.
  • VIC-1924 – Omega Race.

Autopsy:

from Wikipedia:

As for commercial software offerings, an estimated 300 titles were available on cartridge, and another 500+ titles were available on tape. By comparison, the Atari 2600—the most popular of the video game consoles at the time—had a library of about 900 titles near the end of its production life (many were variations of another title).

Most cartridge games were ready to play as soon as VIC-20 was turned on, as opposed to games on tape which required a time-consuming loading process. Titles on cartridge included Gorf, Cosmic Cruncher, Sargon II Chess, and many others.

source: wikipedia