Tuesday, 22 January 2013

FCUG celebrates SX-64 30th anniversary!

The members study their SX-64s.
Deep in thought
The SXes naked
On January 20, 2013, we gathered at our meeting of the Fresno Commodore User Group.  This was no ordinary meeting.  It was day of the Global SX-64 Party, an international celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Commodore SX-64, the world's first color transportable computer.  We started the meeting by Skype-communicating with Berry de Jager, organizer of the day, who was in the Netherlands.  Then after lunch, it was time to play with the SX-64s!

For my summary of the meeting, go to http://www.commodore128.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=a18968232686b6f0b51a1e44c98f932a&topic=4498.msg21966;topicseen#msg21966

More photos and video to come,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Saturday, 19 January 2013

January 13 SCCAN meeting

Matt B. and Dan L. look over the MCC-216 easy installer
The Capture II cart on a SX-64

The SX-64 displaying the Capture II menu
The Capture II menu
A close-up of the Capture II
At the January meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network, Matt B. showed off v 0.9 of his easy-to-use installer for the Multiple Classic Computer 216 (MCC-216).  With his installer, it is relatively easy to add cores, menu files, and games into the MCC-216, all correctly placed within its directory structure. Screenshots of this installer to come later.

Also we looked at the operation of the Jason-Ranheim Capture II cart, one of the first program freezers for the Commodore 64.

Our next meeting is tentatively set for the March 9 weekend.

Robert Bernardo
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network