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Commodore Computers | PET, 64, 128, History, Pictures, Manuals, Advertising & ROMS

Welcome to the refreshed site which provides history, manuals, ROM downloads, along with an active user forum for support of your 8 Bit Commodore computers, including:

In addition to these mainstream machines we also cover Commodore derivatives like the:

  • Commodore PET 2001 3008, 4016, 4032, 8032, 8096SK, P500 B700 C710, and 8296SK
  • Commodore VIC VC-20, VIC-1001
  • Commodore 64C, 64GS, VIC-30, Commodore One, C-1
  • Commodore 116, C16, 232, 264, 364, Plus/4, “TED”
  • Commodore C128, 128CR, 128DCR

We detail the product announcements and secrets of Commodore Prototypes like the:

We provide everything from the original TV advertising to a Photo Gallery, to Print Advertising, History, Technical User Manuals, Schematics, downloadable ROM’s, and even a live browser based arcade of such classic games as Asteroids and PacMan… no install required!

Some of the most interesting content is our Commodore Chronology and Commodore people section, which has great detail on such notable Commodore management as:

It’s 8 Bit Commodore, we have it.

Commodore was, without doubt, the most important company in retail computer history, relentlessly driving the market forward.  Commodore INVENTED the PC Personal Computer and no-one else, including Apple, can stake that claim.  Commodore was the first computer company with a BILLION dollars in sales.  Commodore invented… and the list goes on and on and on.

Click through our site and drop us a line using our user forum if you have something to say!

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  1. avatar
    Andrew English12-08-13


    Would be nice to see Commodore Amiga information added here as the Amiga really started to take Commodore to new heights in the early days that IBM and Apple really had to catch up to!


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      Hi Andrew;

      While Amiga was definitely the right product/company for Commodore to buy, their inept management did not develop or promote the product fast enough and in the end Amiga did little to advance Commodore. Soooo unnecessarily sad.

      I would love to cover more Amiga product and history as I am still impressed by it but we have some nice edges on where we draw the line now (8 Bit hardware) and to be honest I just do not have the time to work through another set of products.

      Thanks for your interest!

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        Del Scoville02-21-14

        The Amiga marked the first machine by Commodore that DID NOT have a CPU made by MOS (which was owned by Commodore). So a larger cut of the profit was going to Motorola. Other companies like Apple and Atari had also switched from the 6502 to the 68000, further cutting into Commodore’s profits. There was a time when Commodore’s MOS was in the position that Intel is today, and things could have been very different if MOS had innovated.

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          Stefan Egger05-17-14


          That’s not fully true. The LCD (65C02 from WDC) and C900 (Z8000 Zilog) both were not based on a MOS CPU, also both where prototypes.

          Also it’s not fully true it did hurt Commodore so much. Haynie said, Commodore did get an VERY good Price from Motorola in the time the A500 was on mass market. Maybe Apple did pay about 3 times more then Commodore on the 68000.

          the relationship to Motorola was quite good – Commodore was allowed to Show the 68040 first time in a Computer (A3000 premiere) but commodore Management refused to do that in last second.

          But it’s sad there was no MOS 16-bit cpu after the success with the 6502

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    Curtis Fitz01-04-14

    The Commodore 64 was my very first computer in 1986, matter of fact i still have about a hundred or so of the 5.25 floppy disks with games an utilities.I am looking around for one to buy,but everyone thinks they are made of gold especially on e-buy lol lol

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      Hi Franklin,

      You can post your items for sale or free on our forums buy and sell page . It is free and super easy to use, also there is some substantial visitor traffic so you will likely get some replies.

  3. avatar
    Curtis Fitz01-18-14

    i love the c-64—still have about 75 5.25 disks.

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    of course like your web-site however you need to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very troublesome to inform the truth however I’ll definitely come again again.

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      Hi Korey;

      We are definitely aware of the issue and have planned for months to review EVERY page. (Un)fortunately we are very busy with paying projects ( ) which keeps us from more heavy lifting on this, our favourite site. Yes, that is the Canadian spelling of favoirite

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    The C64 Training Tape with Jim Butterfield is amazing, and I was wondering if you have any information on who owns the rights to these videos? I’m an Associate Producer on an H2 show called United Stuff of America, and one of our upcoming episodes is all about the 1980s. One of the segments stars the C64, so we would really love to license some of this footage, but are struggling to determine who to contact about the matter. Were these commissioned by Commodore the company? Did Compute Magazine make these? And if so, who bought out Compute’s assets? I might be barking up the wrong tree here, but any insight you can provide would be extremely helpful.

    Thanks very much for your help,

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      Ian Matthews08-31-14

      Hi Laura;

      I have been out of the country for some time but am back now… sorry for the time lag in response to your question

      Ziff Davis bought out the Compute! residue in the mid-1990’s.

      If you are specifically speaking of THIS Jim Butterfield video I not provide more than my assertion that Jim personally gave me permission to post it. Jim died a few years ago so I do not know who to follow up with now. For what it is worth (not much I suspect), you have my permission to use any content on the site as long as you provide a credit and/ or link back to the site.

      I will ask Tom HalfHil ( one of the major writers for Compute! if he knows who commissioned this video).

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