• 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

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...

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...

Jul
4

Game Review: Organism by Psytronik

Psytronik has been pretty busy, this first half of 2018. In this review, I take a look at their most recent release, Organism, by Trevor Storey & Achim Volkers. Read more...

Jun
29

More Fun With the Flyer

One of the reasons why I purchased the Retroswitch Flyer modem was for backing up and archiving my collection of floppy disks before they degraded and became unreadable. It's been working out well, in this capacity, but I'm ashamed that I never thought of this use for it until now! Read more...

Apr
20

1541 DOS Wedge Command Reference

For those of us who still enjoy working with original Commodore hardware, here is a list of commands for the DOS Wedge utility, which originally came bundled with the 1541 floppy drive. Read more...

Mar
20

Video Demo of CS V-1541 Floppy Disk Editing

I know, I've been gone for a long time. But, long story short, I have my C128 back in operation and I'm blogging once again. For my first relaunch entry, I've posted a video demonstration on copying files using CommodoreServer's virtual "deca drive". Read more...

Dec
1

It's amazing how the human mind works

Just a simple sound or image can bring back such vivid memories. Read more...

Sep
17

My first BASIC program in fifteen years

After fifteen-plus years, I try my hand at programming in BASIC once again. I start with a bank account balancing program. Read more...

Sep
2

A ten-floppy disk drive for your C64

CommodoreServer launches new functionality for their Comet64 Internet modem; Access ten virtual disks at once! Read more...

Jun
22

Comet64 File Searching Demonstration

Just uploaded a short demonstration on searching for files using your Comet64. Read more...

Jun
21

64 PowerPack on Public Shares

Added 64 PowerPack office suite to public shares. Read more...

Nov
6

199 issues of LoadStar

What would have been over four hundred floppy disks in the 1980s now all fits on one CD. Read more...

Oct
16

The C64 Underground of the 1980s

With no such thing as the Internet and access to very few places that sold C64 software - not that I had the cash to buy it in the first place - what was a teenager to do in the mid-eighties? Read more...

Oct
11

A short introduction

Being new to the Commodore Server scene, I thought I'd post a short introduction. Read more...