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World of Commodore 2011 December 3rd In Toronto 142

Posted by samzenpus
from the playing-it-old-school dept.
Leif_Bloomquist writes "The Toronto PET Users Group (TPUG) is pleased to announce the World of Commodore 2011. TPUG would like to invite everyone to join us for a weekend of all things Commodore. There will be information about and displays of a variety of Commodore computers, demonstrations of new hardware and software projects using Commodore equipment, screenings of Commodore related videos, vendors selling the latest hardware and software available for Commodore computers as well as classic hardware, accessories, applications, games and much more."
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World of Commodore 2011 December 3rd In Toronto

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  • That gives me a whole day to come up with transportation and hotel and move from the southern USA to Canada! (if I could afford to do such anyway)

    Ok I get it if this is really your thing one would know about this months in advance but thanks for the ultra short notice.

    • by Hartree (191324)

      Wish I woulda known about this a while back. I'd have gotten a couple of geek friends together for a retrocomputer road trip.

      But alas with age also comes needing to get time off approved, schedules matched up and arrangements made. No longer can we just say "Screw it, we're going." at 2 am the night before.

    • by westlake (615356)

      Ok I get it if this is really your thing one would know about this months in advance but thanks for the ultra short notice.

      You might have Slashdot's snail-on-a-salt-lick editors to thank for that.

    • There's always the Commodore Vegas Expo [portcommodore.com] in July as well as several regional US and other world wide gatherings of Commodore and other classic computerists.

      Closer to Canada would be the Emergency Chicagoland Commodore Convention [globalpc.net] (no listed 2012 date yet, There's one I think in Lousville KY in the spring, but cant find a link. And in the fall there's the AmiWest Expo [amiwest.net] in Sacramento for the Amigans out there.

      (that's all I can recall off the top of my head.)

  • by olsmeister (1488789) on Thursday December 01, 2011 @09:12PM (#38233508)
    64K RAM SYSTEM 38911 BASIC BYTES FREE
    READY.
    10 PRINT "Hello, I'm the Commodore 64 - What is your name ";:INPUT A$
    20 PRINT A$ "is stupid!"
    30 GOTO 20
    • by Rockoon (1252108) on Thursday December 01, 2011 @09:26PM (#38233608)

      20 PRINT A$ "is stupid!"

      ?SYNTAX ERROR

      • by andrewa (18630)

        Works fine....

  • Kudos to them for organizing this, but this looks like an affair that could be held in a school's gym or a local legion. Half-dozen vendors and the same number of presentations.

    I loved my c64 and even though i have the time to kill, i will most likely not cross the gta to make it to mississauga.

    May have been better if this was a larger retro-computing thing ...

    • by PhotoJim (813785)

      For what it is, it's pretty large. Why not come out and have some fun? I'm crossing half the country, surely you can brave the 401.

      I agree that it might be fun to have a huge retro-computing festival with all sorts of computer platforms supported. Maybe one day someone can put that together.

  • by BatGnat (1568391) on Thursday December 01, 2011 @09:42PM (#38233718)

    I was wearing a "Happy 1st Birthday OS/2 Warp" tee-shirt.

    Gee, didn't I get some funny looks.

  • Of the 7 or so working computers in my house right now, sitting right behind my new six-core workstation, is my Commodore PET 4032. It has not one but two 4040 double floppy disk drives. Sadly, the neither of the 4040 disks seem to work - the last one seems to have just died this year. I think there is a matching Commodore line printer around here too. Fortunately, the vast majority of my cassettes still work after lovingly been stored in a metal box for the last 20 years. I expect the cassettes (Canadian T
    • by accessbob (962147)
      See you there. I'll be the one wandering round looking for a PET I can play Star Trek or Civil War on... Bus route 13 from Clarkson Go station if she won't drive you there :D
  • by Lev13than (581686) on Thursday December 01, 2011 @10:25PM (#38233984) Homepage

    64K RAM SYSTEM 38911 BASIC BYTES FREE
    READY.
    10 POKE 52380,2
    20 POKE 52381,1
    30 PRINT "HELLO, HOSER"
    RUN

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward

      That should be 53280 and 53281 :)

      • by FPhlyer (14433)

        Those are the Canadian memory addresses. Just like Canadian Bacon... it's just wrong.

    • by Billlagr (931034)
      SYS64738
    • by Yvan256 (722131)

      ?SYNTAX ERROR, EH?

  • by Joe_Dragon (2206452) on Thursday December 01, 2011 @11:09PM (#38234216)

    The red screen of death

  • And typing in all those freaking hex codes from Compute! Wonder what Jim Button is up to...
  • Ah fuck it...this will have todo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wu8cnIpdLY [youtube.com]

    oh and...just because...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rscllvMFbfE [youtube.com]

  • Ubuntu installed [commodoreusa.net] on the boxes, but the sales pages are in ASPX? I loved my c64 and still have it in my workshop. Drive and tape loader are still in good shape, but haven't checked media in 10 years - probably all bad. The 1702 monitor was awesome and I used the display to hook to simple video editing on an old camcorder for a while. Not sure I would make a trek to go to this but sounds like it would be kind of fun.
  • by BitterOak (537666) on Friday December 02, 2011 @03:30AM (#38235208)

    The first computer games I ever played were TPUG tapes full of games for the Commodore PET computer. Years before the Commodore 64, I first learned programming on a Commodore PET model 2001 with 8K of RAM and a cassette tape drive built right into the unit. A few years later, all the schools in our area acquired PET 4032 computers for the computer science classes, and my dad, who was a teacher, used to bring one home for the holidays. I still remember how exciting it was when he brought home a Commodore 2031 disk drive for the first time, and I bought my first floppy disk. (Yes they were sold singly back then!) I fit the contents of all my old TPUG tapes on two floppies!

    We had a local chapter in my home town of Windsor called PEG (for PET Educators Group), and I remember attending meetings regularly. One of the most exciting days of my childhood was when we had Jim Butterfield as a guest speaker! Sadly, I heard he passed away a few years ago.

    I still remember fondly my days of playing Adventure, Miser, Miner, Space Invaders, Dungeon, and other games on the old PETs. I'm glad to hear TPUG is still around.

  • So how do we get all these commodore user groups to persuade someone to start manufacturing 6582A SID chips again? I want to build an 8 SID Midibox without having to take out a mortgage...
  • by bedouin (248624) on Friday December 02, 2011 @08:00AM (#38235982)

    I have an E-Mu SP-12 Turbo [vintagesynth.com] sampler/drum machine that saves its data to a 1541 drive. It's my favorite sampler/sequencer and many other people's as well.

    I have three 1541s in my basement as backups.

  • This was announced on October, and you only post about it NOW, a day before the event is to occur? I could have actually made plans to go if this had been mentioned in any sort of timely fashion.

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