• Judland's Commodore Blog

  • by judland

These are the ramblings of a happy Commodore computer user since 1983. I cover topics on both the C64 and C128, reviewing my favorite games and applications, as well as share some of my favorite memories from the 8-bit era. If you'd like to read more, you can visit my blog at: http://www.my64.in.nf

May
18

Floppy Disk Labels For You

As I'm going through my floppy disk collection, archiving them into my Free Base database, I thought it would be a good time to also update and improve on their labeling. If you'd like a copy of the template for yourself, read on. Read more...

Apr
9

My First Game on the C64

A question that I see crop up, from time to time, is “what was the first game you ever played on your C64?” It's an interesting question and I enjoy hearing and reading other's answer to this question. For me, it's not an easy question to answer. Read more...

Feb
14

A message for Goog and Agent Friday

The C64Mini seems to be a success and the full sized TheC64 is on it's way. Is there potential here for CommodoreServer to take advantage of these consumer products? Read more...

Jan
29

Game Review: L'Abbaye des Morts

I share my thoughts on this new game, released by Canadian publishers Double Sided Games. At the time of writing, there are not many box sets available for purchase. But you can still get the download of the disk image. Lots of fun and really well done. Read more...

Nov
20

Is there a way to set up a private Comet64 server?

With winter on our doorstep, I'm thinking about little projects and activities I can do to help past the time. I'm looking at playing around more with my C128 and would like to somehow make more use of my Comet64. Read more...

Nov
18

A new C64 game from Canadian publisher

I happened to stumble across information about another new game for the C64, set to be released early next year. What excited me most about this new game is that it is being produced by a retro games developer, here in Canada! To me, this is fantastic news and is something that compels me to throw my support behind. Read more...

Oct
30

A failing 1541

After sitting in cold/hot storage for the better part of four years, I finally got around to getting out my original 1541 floppy disk drive and giving it a test drive. Right from the get-go, however, the drive didn't sound very good, nor did it appear to work properly. Oh boy. Read more...

Oct
16

I join the Mini revolution

I was pleasantly surprised today with a belated birthday gift from my son. Apparently, he placed this pre-order earlier this spring and, today, it was finally delivered by the retailer. I am now the proud owner of a new C64Mini specifically released for the North American market. Read more...

Oct
3

Turn your C128 into a C64 fast loader

I happened across WS DOS, for the C128, that takes advantage of the 1571's "burst mode" to quickly load C64 games and programs, effectively turning it into a fast loader for the 64 mode. Read more...

Sep
27

Bad SID

Not more than a week after I finally get around to repairing my C128's keyboard, the sound started to crackle and fade out on me. A quick jiggle of the video cable and the problem didn't go away. What was up now? I unplugged the video cable and gave the video port a cleaning, but that didn't fix the problem either. Read more...