• 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: https://istilladoremy64.chorusgrove.com

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...

Sep
22

Game Demo: Astra Invasion 3 for the C128

I finally get around to capturing some video of this excellent game for the C128 and its VDC chip. Read more...

Sep
16

Software Review: Disk Master floppy disk organizer

If you still use floppy disks, then you may find Disk Master to be an invaluable tool to help you keep track of the programs stored on your collection of disks. Read more...

Aug
17

C128 Restored and back in operation

For the past several months, my beloved C128 was out of commission, due to problems with some of the keys on the keyboard. Fortunately, I still had my C64C to fall back on, but I was determined to get my C128 operational once again. Read more...

Aug
7

Archiving Game Instructions

Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I can't recall game controls as easily as I used to; at least with games that I haven't played for an extended amount of time. So, I've started jotting down these commands for easy reference. Read more...