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by potatohead
Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

I knew plenty of C64 users that continued up to 1990. Not as many Atari users did the same.

In this regard, the C64 punched well above it's weight and delivered experiences easily on par with the NES.

Just had to comment on that bogus bit.
by potatohead
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: 30 years ago (but after the VCS2600)
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

"Computers for the masses, not the classes" I never bumped into this phrase. It fits things perfectly, as that is exactly what happened! Where I grew up Apple had a lot of mindshare, but not so many people had them at home. Lots of Ataris, C64, the occasional CoCo and Spectrum were the biggies. I do...
by potatohead
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

Is somebody a bit chapped at the idea the C64 didn't get the mag lovin' and respect it's due, despite all the heavy praise here? Relax man! Nothing changed. Your fave machine is still your fave. Just think, without that poll, there would not have been all this excellent discussion! Re: Borders. It's...
by potatohead
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

I don't have a problem with that. C64 is a great machine, but I'm still an Atari kind of guy. If you factor out gaming, and consider 8 bitters for workstation type tasks, it's tough to choose a well equipped Apple or the CoCo3. If one were to spend some money and get serious with the machines, these...
by potatohead
Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

Yep. The programmable disk drive is pretty cool. Always thought that was a nice feature.
by potatohead
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: 30 years ago (but after the VCS2600)
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

Whoops!

(Sorry all. I don't spell check, nor grammar check in forums. Just isn't worth it to deal with form, sorry. I mean no disrespect, it's just conversation.)
by potatohead
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: 30 years ago (but after the VCS2600)
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

IMHO, Apple did some pioneering that was significant, leaving Commadore at that time, in the need for another R&D cycle. (I like the PET, BTW.) Apple brought excellent marketing to schools and individuals to the scene. Think what you want, the Apple was extremely well presented and designed. Key App...
by potatohead
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

Touched the machines and done stuff: Atari: Lots of basic programming, mixed with assembly language. Some nice basic (and I mean in terms of the game, not language) games, with effects from the hardware. (DLI, scrolling, sprites, etc..) Double high res emulation (640x200) to match some graphing work...
by potatohead
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

Wow! This thing is still humming along... I wasn't able to catch up until now, so this one is gonna be somewhat messy. Sir Clive, you have a cool user name. I don't mean anything bad personally at all, I just think you pick extreme or incomplete comparisons, that's all. You asked for an explanation ...
by potatohead
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

I don't think Sir Clives posts are all that honest, nor do I think some of the stretching done on the Atari's benefit are either. If one is looking for games overall, IMHO, C64 has the crown. More better ports and originals over a longer time period. This has been established and the burden is prett...
by potatohead
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

That analogy does not quite work for me. The big strength of the C64 is the multicolored sprites. Both machines can produce lots of motion and lots of objects. IMHO, fairly well matched. With regard to the 320 modes, the color generator on the C64 is clocked differently and does not produce artifact...
by potatohead
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

TMR: Damn Straight! No matter what machine you love the most, you've just gotta appreciate the fine homebrew efforts happening. On the older machines, expectations are low enough to permit one or perhaps a few people to complete a solid game! We've lost something going forward in this. And it's just...
by potatohead
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

Re: Nothing to do with feedback or the Mag. Well, I landed on this very interesting and entertaining thread and ended up thinking I would enjoy the publication. That's something, right? re: C64 homebrew. Thanks for the links everyone. There is some good stuff there. Homebrew productions are my favor...
by potatohead
Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

"What's going on in here?"

Advocacy and some exchanging of technial information on great little computers! What else?
by potatohead
Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari vs C64 // was: 8-Bit Computer Poll
Replies: 2168
Views: 149833

This thread has me thinking, "What's the C64 homebrew scene like?"

Anyone have some links to share?