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1982.

From the beginning and in a number of years to come, Commodore 64 was called VIC64 in Sweden. It was changed from about 1985 to 1986 to only Commodore 64. In the rest of the world it was called C64 from the introduction. Speaking about VIC, VIC20 was probably the FIRST "folk computer", but Commodore 64 was the absolutely BIGGEST "folk computer". Or how about some 20 milion copies sold. It made IBM's top selling machinery PC and AT to dwarfs. If you put together all the models that Apple Macintosh had at this time, it wouldn't be enough.

What made it so popular. Yes, it was one in nearly all respects improved VIC20. It had better RAM, better graphics and colours (VIC II), better sound (SID), a lot of programs and not least games. The graphics 160 x 200 (see below) is less than 320 x 200 but in return it got better colours which the players liked.

In addition you could use much of VIC20's peripherals, so you didn't need to go out and reinvest all. Unfortunately, the language was not quite as good as the hardware allowed. When sales began to decline, the Commodore 64 got a new external and it was called Commodore 64C, but the inside was basically the same.

Thanks to Anders Persson, Anders Datormuseum and to Christian Johansson, Commodore 64 - "datorernas folkvagn" for valuable comments.

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Former owner:

Older model Commodore 64 Andreas Säker, Umeå

Newer model Commodore 64C "Bobbo", Umeå

Technical data

 
Year 1982
Origin USA
Manufacturer CBM
Name 64
CPU MOS 6510
Speed 0,98 Mhz
OS BASIC
ROM 20 KB
RAM 64 KB
I/O ports Control/joystick x 2, expansion, RF, video, serial, tape, userport
Text modes 40 x 25
Graphic modes Several different, most used 160 x 200 and 320 x 200
Colours 16
Sound 3 channels, 9 octaves
Built in media  
Power supply External