We had a great time at the club this month and had several C= models to geek out over as well as a few fascinating platforms to experience.
Members in attendance this time around included:
- Ron (all the way from Port Orchard via ferry!)
Machines on display and in use included:
- Brand new C64 Reloaded MK2 with Ultimate II cart, 1702 monitor and new 64C case. Several of us played a few rounds of BC’s Quest for Tires. Took me back!
- C128 with 1541 and 1571 drives (we copied disks – it was a Pirate Party!) and 1902 monitor.
- Mac LC3 – a very cool looking (and clean) and robust machine with an internal SCSI2SD drive.
- Altair 8800 Computer (brand new, replica) with a laptop connected as a terminal.
- Amiga 2000 ‘B’. This was a machine I never even knew existed. It is essentially an Amiga 1000 motherboard with an Amiga 2000 case. So it has the skinny Agnus (like the 1000) and is limited to .5MB chip, but it also has all of the Zorro expansion ports as well as kickstart ROM! Very cool, historical machine to see in person.
- Dreamcast (made in 1998 – it’s 20 years old so it qualifies) with several CD games.
And then Ron also had several A2000 motherboards that needed minor repairs, which Christian did indeed fix! So great to bring that hardware back to life.