Commodore C64 TOSEC (2012-04-23) Update Information
Update Boxart
Add Screenshots
Add Video
Report File

The Commodore 64, commonly called C64, C=64 (after the graphic logo on the case) or occasionally CBM 64 (for Commodore Business Machines), or VIC-64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International. Volume production started in the spring of 1982, with machines being released on to the market in August at a price of US$ 595. Preceded by the Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore PET, the C64 took its name from its 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM, and had favorable sound and graphical specifications when compared to contemporary systems such as the Apple II, at a price that was well below the circa US$ 1200 demanded by Apple.

During the C64's lifetime, sales totaled between 12.5 and 17 million units, making it the best-selling single personal computer model of all time. For a substantial period (1983–1986), the C64 dominated the market with between 30% and 40% share and 2 million units sold per year, outselling the IBM PC compatibles, Apple Inc. computers, and Atari 8-bit family computers. Sam Tramiel, a later Atari president and the son of Commodore's founder, said in a 1989 interview "When I was at Commodore we were building 400,000 C64s a month for a couple of years."

Part of its success was because it was sold in retail stores instead of electronics stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control supplies and cost. It is sometimes compared to the Ford Model T automobile for its role in bringing a new technology to middle-class households via creative mass-production. Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles were made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office productivity applications, and games.

There are an astounding 134,000+ disk, cassette and documentation items in this Commodore 64 collection, including games, demos, cracktros, and compilations.

PASSWORD: "theisozone"

Rate This Content!

3 Part download, Total size 6.37 GB

(1 Comments) Latest comment was 2 years ago
pirate_tar View Profile
Message User
Thank User
2 years ago
WOW C=varettaja
Please Log In
You must be logged in to your Community Account in order to post a comment
Please login using the form located at the top right of this website or Create a Community Account

Community Accounts are free and allow you to upload content, posts comments, participate in our forums and more!
Log In
Community Login

Log me on automatically each visit
I forgot my password | Create a Free Community Account
New Forum Topics
Recent Comments
ReDream Lite
Thanks for the share! i need to update my o.s. to try this (only 64 bit)
Posted by kremiso View Profile
Message User
Thank User
5 hours ago
Atari LYNX TOP-30
Welcome! Good idea,I will see
Posted by vasilios82 View Profile
Message User
Thank User
18 hours ago
Atari LYNX TOP-30
Thanks friend =D, could you make a Top of the Atari 8 bit computer?
Posted by katua87 View Profile
Message User
Thank User
18 hours ago
Atari LYNX TOP-30
Hehe good old memories...enjoy again my friend!
Posted by vasilios82 View Profile
Message User
Thank User
19 hours ago
Community Stats

Home | Legal Notice | DMCA Policy | DMCA File Removal Center | Contact