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  Commodore.ca | Products | Commodore 128, 128D, 128DCR, History, Manuals, Pictures & Time Line
Commodore needed its next computer to be a serious upgrade from the C64 if it was to successfully battle its arch nemesis; It needed to keep Jack Tramiel's, Atari, from being successful with their rumored new "ST" line.
An exception was the Commodore 1902 monitor for $400 ($100 more than the price of a new C128!) which was required to use the new 128's advanced 80 column mode.
The Commodore 128D: In an effort to extend the life of this powerful multitalented machine, Commodore introduced a slight derivative of the 128 called the Commodore 128D in 1987.
www.commodore.ca /products/128/Commodore_128.htm   (3993 words)

 Secret Weapons of Commodore: The Story of Commodore
Commodore reigned practically supreme during the mid-to-late 1980's; estimate for total units sold range as high as 22 million, and several hundred thousand or more are estimated still in active use around the world.
Commodore's desire to sink the 64 and 128 was low in the eyes of many loyalists, but not ill-conceived: at long last, Gould was finally reading the writing on the wall.
Ultimately, the Commodore curse jittered Tulip enough to shed their once coveted Commodore trademark to Yeahronimo, the USA company responsible for the media and music arm of the original Commodore plan, on 27 December 2004 for a total of 24 million euro to be paid by 2010.
www.floodgap.com /retrobits/ckb/secret/history.html   (7777 words)

 Commodore 128D computer
The Commodore 128 and 128D came out in 1985, the same year as the amazing Commodore Amiga.
While the Commodore 128 has a nice, high resolution 80 column display, the most powerful BASIC programming language ever released by Commodore, and a built-in C64 mode for convenience, it wasn't enough to compete with the new crop of computers.
1982: Commodore releases the 1540 Single-Drive Floppy for the VIC-20.
oldcomputers.net /c128d.html   (1531 words)

 Commodore C-128
With this in mind, using the old Tramiel philosophy, Commodore pulled another proverbial 'rabbit from the hat' and introduced the Commodore 128 to the world at the winter Consumer Electronics Show held in January in Las Vegas.
Commodore engineers did a masterful job of creating a computer capable of running the vast library of CP/M based business software and easily switching to run the C-64 software complete with all of its great graphics and sound capabilities.
To accomplish this Commodore used the entire C-64 KERNAL is the Commodore Operating System with all the routines nessasary to start-up the computer burned into a ROM chip.', LEFT, WIDTH, '185')">KERNAL and BASIC 2.0 Read Only Memory: This is the permanent memory where the computers operating instructions are stored.
www.myoldcomputers.com /museum/comp/c128.htm   (1304 words)

 HCC - Commodore GG
Commodore heeft gelijk de mogelijkheid benut om wat correcties toe te passen op de hardware om de serieele poort zo snel mogelijk te maken.
It is the successor of the Commodore 64 and can use all software and lot of hardware of the C64 (the 8502 can be slowed down 1 MHz for the compatibility).
Commodore also took advantage of this opportunity to correct some of the hardware limitations of the VIC-20 and C64 to make the Commodore 128s serial port as fast as possible.
commodore-gg.hobby.nl /c-128.htm   (744 words)

 Commodore 128 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore, the 2.0 revision of Commodore BASIC that was incorporated into the C64 was quite limited, and lacked keywords to handle the system's graphical and sound capabilities.
While the MMU was designed to handle more than 128 kB, the chips that were actually produced and used in the C128 cannot do so; thus memory expansions beyond 128 kB, the so-called RAM Expansion Units, contained their own memory controller which would move blocks of memory between the main and expansion RAM.
The Commodore 128D was released in the summer of 1986; it was an updated version of the C128 with a detached keyboard and a 1571 disk drive in the same box as the main system unit, providing a sleeker, more professional-looking appearance, much like that of a desktop PC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commodore_128   (2683 words)

 Commodore 128 assembly programming
The Commodore 128 has two RAM banks (bank 0 and bank 1), each consisting of 64 kB RAM, and the memory configuration also defines which of the two RAM banks that should be switched in (the other one is switched out).
The VDC chip in Commodore 128 DCR (the metal case model that was mainly sold in North America) has 64 kB of RAM memory while the VDC chip in all other Commodore 128 models by default has 16 kB of memory (expandable to 64 kB).
Commodore 128 computers where the VDC chip has 64 kB of RAM memory have better graphics capabilities when the VDC chip is used.
folkvagn.commodore64.org /c128assembly.htm   (8757 words)

 Commodore 128 Alive!
The Commodore 128 (aka C128) was Commodore Business Machines final 8 bit computer (the C65 doesn't count as it was never completed and never commercially released).
The 128 was released in three models - the first looked like the a larger 64C (and the design was repeated in the later Amiga 500, 600 and 1200) - the "flat" 128.
The second model was a rather nifty plastic box with a carry handle and slide in keyboard that allowed the machine to become a "luggable" (the 128D) and the last model was the metal cased cost-reduced variant (the 128DCR).
www.commodore128.org   (392 words)

 Commodore 64/128 Kermit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Kermit for the Commodore 64/128 includes VT100 and Tektronix terminal emulation and a basic Kermit protocol implementation for file transfer.
We do not have any Commodores here to make diskettes for you, so you must either follow the directions for downloading and bootstrapping, or else obtain a diskette from a user group, if there still are any.
Commodore Kermit is written in a language called CROSS, a portable assembler.
www.columbia.edu /kermit/c64.html   (176 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Commodore finds new lease of life
Commodore International filed for bankruptcy in 1994 and was sold to Dutch firm Tulip Computers.
Commodore 64 enthusiasts have written emulators for Windows PC, Apple Mac and even PDAs so that the original Commodore games can be still run.
The sale of Commodore is expected to be complete in three weeks in a deal worth over £17m.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/4145965.stm   (287 words)

 ::: larwe.com - commodore 128 :::
MOS 6510 for Commodore 64 compatibility mode (and native C128 mode) and a Z-80 for CP/M mode.
Commodore also had two drives specifically designed for use with the C128 - the single-sided 1570 and the double-sided 1571.
By using the GO 64 command, or holding down the Commodore key at startup, you can boot into C64 mode, which is close to 100% compatible with Commodore 64 software.
www.larwe.com /museum/c128.html   (399 words)

 Commodore 64 games and software and Commodore 128 and 64 computer products
The Commodore 128 is like having an advanced Commodore 64 computer with several different modes of operation and additional capabilities.
This is a switchbox and cable for connecting a Commodore 64 to a television.
This cable is ideal for both composite (40 column mode) and RGB (80 column mode) on the Commodore 128 using one of these compatible monitors.
www.oldsoftware.com /Commodore.html   (5580 words)

 Commodore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Commodore 128 in all its forms, as you may know, was one of Commodore's attempts to produce a sequel to their fabulously successful Commodore 64, one of the
It ran almost all Commodore 64 software, which means software producers could sell Commodore 64 software to C64 and C128 users, but only sell C128 software to the much smaller crowd of C128 users, so they basically made C64 software.
Commodore 128 Documents: Source for several general and technical documents
pages.sbcglobal.net /legene/commodore.html   (411 words)

 Commodore 128
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 The Height of 8-bit Wonderousness
As the middle 1980's rolled around, Commodore had learned some hard lessons about making promises they couldn't keep (CP/M compatibility in the Commodore 64), and about producing machines that weren't compatible or even comparable with the machines they were purported to be upgrading (the 264 series).
With these lessons in mind, Commodore engineers produced a computer that would be their crowning achievement.
A computer that is a true upgrade over its predecessors, sporting 128k of memory, RGBI monitor compatibility for sharp video output, a keyboard to rival that of their business computers, and a significant upgrade to their built-in BASIC interpreter and operating system.
www.zimmers.net /cbmpics/c128s.html   (450 words)

 Commodore 128 help? - AtariAge Forums
I connected it all up, it's similar to the Commodore 64, but when it's all plugged in, all I get on the TV is a fl screen, and nothing happens...
I don't really think the 128 is that rare, it's of course rarer than the 64 but not insanely rare.
This of course is if it's not one of the 128 specific chips that have died but it might be worth trying since a 64 can be had for almost no money today.
www.atariage.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=33705   (1495 words)

 Commodore 64 computer
In a 1989 interview, Sam Tramiel, then-president of Commodore, said that "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."
Commodore continued to improve reliablilty, as well as reduce manufacturing costs.
In 1984, Commodore released the SX64, the portable C64 with built-in monitor, floppy drive and power supply!
oldcomputers.net /c64.html   (1347 words)

 Saugus.net: C64/128   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Commodore 64 computer to this day holds the record for being the most successful model of computer ever made with even the lowest estimates being in the tens of millions.
Its big brother, the Commodore 128, was not quite as popular but still sold several million units.
There is even a current effort to port Linux to the C64 and C128 machines.
www.saugus.net /Computer/Terms/C64-128/view   (114 words)

 STADIUM 64 - Reviews Archive: Kik Start II - Commodore 128 Version
The original Commodore 64 version of Kik Start is extremely playable and is one of my favourite games.
The 128 version os even better though, and is hellishly addictive.
P.S. What a great game this used to be and unlile other releases it hasn't aged too badly, even though the game's veneer is a little lacking compared to recent releases the playability is still there.
s64.emuunlim.com /reviews/kikstart2128.htm   (963 words)

 eBay Store - Vintage Computer Cables: Commodore: Commodore 128 to TV video cable 40 80 column mode NEW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Commodore 128 to TV video cable 40 and 80 column mode NEW
Commodore 64 128 to 1902A monitor cable NEW
Commodore monitor cable audio luma chroma 128 64 64C
stores.ebay.com /Vintage-Computer-Cables_Commodore   (251 words)

 The Internet For Commodore C64/128 Users: A manual
The Internet for Commodore C64/128 Users (or Tifcu for short) is a book written specifically for C64/128 owners who want to use their computers on the Internet.
We received so much in the way of comments regarding the book that we added a Review Comments page so you can see what others have to say about it.
The Internet For Commodore C64/128 Users is in A5 format, which means it's 5.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high and approximately 1 inch thick.
cbm.videocam.net.au /tifcu.php   (483 words)

 OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It was the successor of the Commodore 64 and could use all the software and a lot of the hardware of the C64 (the 8502 could be slowed down 1 MHz for compatibility).
Thanks to the Z80, the Commodore 128 could run under CP/M + : lots of software were adapted for this computer and Osborne or Kaypro programs could run directly.
The 128D was the direct successor of the Commodore 128 : it had exactly the same characteristics as the 128 except its external case which contained the Commodore 1571 floppy disk unit.
www.old-computers.com /museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=96   (447 words)

 Commodore 64 & 128 Emulation FAQ
There are also sites that are exclusively dedicated to rare and difficult to find games: JEZ and Laner's Lost and Found page.
Therefore it can execute Commodore 64 machine language programs that reproduce tunes or sounds but not games or any other type of programs.
It has the latest news from the Commodore world (emulation included).
www.geocities.com /musuruan/emufaqen.html   (1872 words)

 Commodore 128   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Basically a souped-up C64, in 128 mode, you had twice as much memory with which to play.
The C128 did have a cable to feed 80 column text to a composite monitor, but the text was monochrome, fuzzy and hard to read.
You could also run it in 128 mode but with just 40 columns.) The second mode was a C64 emulation mode.
www.obsoletecomputermuseum.org /c128   (301 words)

 DAVES OLD COMPUTERS - Commodore 128   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The successor to the wildly successful Commodore 64, the Commodore 128 was both capable of running almost all Commodore 64 software, AND able to run CP/M software.
C128 power supply (Much larger/heavier than the C64 power supply), Commodore 128 main unit, two 1571 double sided diskette drives.
Later the same year (1985), Commodore released the Commodore 128D.
www.classiccmp.org /dunfield/c128/index.htm   (208 words)

 eBay Australia Shop - The Commodore Store: NEW - Boxed Games, New - Service Repair, Premium Auctions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
We specialise in hunting down and securing Commodore stuff where ever it's located in the world.
Commodore 64 and 128 Clearance Disk Utility and GEOS Pack
NEW - Commodore 64 /128 - 1541/1541C The RAMBOard
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 YouTube - 1985 - Commodore 128
I had the commodore 128d at one point.
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