PDA

View Full Version : Any ideas for inexpensive C-64 software?



marcfrick2112
December 16th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Hello all, I have been a 64 fan since the machines were brand new. However,
my floppies seem to be dying over time. I have no local thrift stores anymore, and EBay is a risky idea, at best. (one auction was cancelled because of 'pirated' software included, but only After I had paid for it! Anyone have ideas about where to find relatively inexpensive C-64 software (mainly games and music programs)
Here are a few that have died :(
Knight Games (Mastertronics)
3001: A sound oddessy (S&S Sound ??)
BeachHead
Xevious

Any help would be great. Thanks!

Terry Yager
December 16th, 2005, 03:58 PM
I think I may have a handful of original C=64 games. I'll see what I can dig up.

--T

marcfrick2112
December 16th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Wow, Terry, Thanks for any help you could give. All my old C-64 owning buddies gave away or threw out all thier C-64 stuff :x And my Precious Salvation Army Thrift Store closed down years ago. (I scored 2 full C-128 systems....Computers, drives, and monitors, plus software (no games :( for $20.00 each. Those were the days

P.S. Thanks for being so easy-going and kind on these forums....too many forums out there figure that any 'newbie' doesn't know his head from a hole in the ground, flame city...

Terry Yager
December 16th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Ah, I hardly ever flame anybody, unless they really deserve it (Don't ask about trolling ng's tho, that's a whole 'nother topic). I'm basically a Passive-Aggressive type...

--T

Terry Yager
December 16th, 2005, 04:56 PM
I mean, I welcome the opportunity to interact with other like-minded individuals. If I didn't communicate with other geeks on a daily basis, I'd prob'ly go off the deep end (This time last year, I had all my furniture baracaded up against the front door, and I was "sleeping" with a loaded rifle in my bed every night, in case FEMA came to "disappear" me).

--T

80sFreak
December 16th, 2005, 05:28 PM
A couple of places:

http://www.centsible.com
http://www.oldsoftware.com

I have bought software from centsible.com through ebay before and have had no problems...

Cheers,

80sFreak

marcfrick2112
December 16th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Hi Terry, whoa..I take you're not joking about 'sleeping' holding a rifle....I guess maybe I am not so bad off, after all.....
I used to dislike being called a geek, but getting older, I almost take it as a badge of honor.
Out of curiousity what systems do you own?
Hope the moderator doesn't toss this for being off-topic :lol:

ahm
December 16th, 2005, 05:51 PM
I think if you check, you'll find that he *is* the moderator. ;-)

marcfrick2112
December 16th, 2005, 06:14 PM
umm, I know that, poor attempt at a joke :)

Terry Yager
December 16th, 2005, 08:00 PM
No, actually, I was off my meds for about four months last winter, and I was actually at that (dangerous) point of paranoia (I'm board certified, y'know).

--T

Terry Yager
December 16th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Being called a geek is a badge of honor, AFAIK. Nobody ever calls someone else that unless they're smarter than themself.
As for what I own, lately I've been focusing on handhelds, sub-notebooks, pen-based tablets, and "ruggedized" laptops.

--T

Jorg
December 17th, 2005, 12:09 AM
Out of curiousity what systems do you own?
:lol:

LOL indeed, he might say, oh, lemme check, I'll be back with an answer in 3 years :wink:

carlsson
December 17th, 2005, 11:03 AM
Marc, there are FTP sites - although illegal - that offer almost everything you can need. They tend to rotate to different providers, but maintaining the URL. Of course you would need a way to transfer disk images from a PC to your disk drive as well as functional 5.25" floppies to take advantage of a such site. I realize that floppies are a bit difficult to come across, although a few web shops sell packs of newly manufactured disks.

Terry Yager
December 17th, 2005, 11:50 AM
Went on a search, but all could turn up was a little stack of bootleg copied disks for the 64. You can have them if you want for postage. (I haven't given up yet, I'm sure there's a box somewhere with C= 64 stuff in it).

--T

Terry Yager
December 17th, 2005, 12:04 PM
Out of curiousity what systems do you own?
:lol:

LOL indeed, he might say, oh, lemme check, I'll be back with an answer in 3 years :wink:

This list hasn't been updated lately, so there's prob'ly another 20 or 30 machines that are not listed:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/viewtopic.php?t=1778

--T