Commodore 64

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Commodore 64
DesignerCommodore Business Machines
ManufacturerCommodore Business Machines
CPUNTSC: 1.023 MHz MOS 6510/8500
PAL: 0.985 MHz MOS 6510/8500
GraphicsVIC-II, 320 × 200, 16 colors
RAM64 KB RAM and 20 KB ROM
MediaCommodore Datasette
5¼ floppy disk
ReleaseAugust 1982
Added to museumNot yet

The Commodore 64, abbreviated as the C64 or CBM C64, was a computer by Commodore Business Machines.

History

The Commodore 64 was the third computer by Commodore Business Machines. The '64' in the name comes from the fact that the Commodore 64 has 64 kilobytes of RAM.

It was demonstrated at the Winter CES from the 7th to the 10th of January in 1982.

The Commodore 64 was first released in August 1982.

Market success

The Commodore 64 became one of the most popular low-end computer in most markets throughout most of the 1980s, due in large part to the fact that it was sold in retail stores as well as electronic stores.

By the time that it was discontinued in April 1994, it had sold between 12.5 and 17 million units worldwide.

Legacy of the Commodore 64

The legacy of the Commodore 64 remains, even after its heyday. Independent games continue to be produced for the system to this day.

Several plug-and-play video game consoles have been sold based on the Commodore 64, including the lines of THEC64 products by Retro Games.

Physical Commodore 64 games owned by the WEC Museum

Title Developer Release Added to Museum Notes
Castle Wolfenstein Muse Software 1981 May 26, 2022 WEC Museum owns the disk and paperwork.
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein Muse Software 1984 May 26, 2022 WEC Museum owns the disk and paperwork.

Digital Commodore 64 games owned by the WEC Museum

Title Developer Release Added to Museum Notes
Alleykat Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini.
Anarchy Michael Sentinella 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Ancipital Llamasoft 1984 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
The Arc of Yesod Robert Tinman 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Armalyte - Competition Edition Cyberdyne Systems 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Attack of the Mutant Camels Llamasoft 1983 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Avenger Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers 1981 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Batalyx Llamasoft 1985 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Battle Valley Simon Wellard 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Boulder Dash Simon Wellard 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Bounder Christian Shrigley, Andrew Green, Robert Toone 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Break Dance Stephen Beck 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Bushido Graftgold 1989 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
California Games Epyx 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Chip's Challenge Tom Pinnock 1990 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Coil Cop Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers, Chris Kerry, Colin Dooley 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Confuzion Paul Shirley 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II Shaun Southern 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Creatures Apex Computer Productions 1990 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Cyberdyne Warrior John Rowlands 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine Nick Jones 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Cybernoid II: The Revenge Nick Jones 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Deflektor Jason Perkins 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Destroyer Chuck Sommerville, Michael Kosaka 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Everyone's a Wally Mikro-Gen 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Firelord John Cumming 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Galencia Jason Aldred 2017 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Gateway to Apshai‏‎ The Connelley Group 1983 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Gribbly's Day Out Andrew Braybrook 1985 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini.
Gribbly's Special Day Out Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Gridrunner Llamasoft 1982 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Hawkeye The Boys Without Brains 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Head the Ball Graftgold 1989 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Heartland Keith Robinson 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Hellgate Llamasoft 1984 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Herobotix Steven Collins 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini .
Highway Encounter Vortex Software 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Hovver Bovver Llamasoft 1983 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Hunter's Moon Martin Walker 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Hysteria Tony Pomfret 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Idiris Alpha Llamasoft 1986 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Impossible Mission Dan Caswell 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Impossible Mission II Novotrade International 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Intensity Graftgold 1987 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
IO Doug Hare 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Jumpman Randy Glover 1983 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Jumpman II Randy Glover 2018 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Laserzone Llamasoft 1983 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Magnetron Graftgold 1987 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Mama Llama Llamasoft 1985 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Matrix Llamasoft 1983 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Mega Apocolypse Simon Nicol 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Metagalactic Llamas Llamasoft 1984 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Mission A.D. Marc Dawson 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Monty on the Run Jason Perkins 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Morpheus Graftgold 1987 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Nebulus John M. Phillips 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Netherworld Jukka Tapanmaki 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Nobby the Aardvark Dave Clarke 1993 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Nodes of Yesod Keith Robinson 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Paradroid Andrew Braybrook 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini.
Heavy Metal Paradroid Andrew Braybrook 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Paradroid Competition Edition Andrew Braybrook 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Pitstop II Dennis Caswell, Steve Landrum 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Psychedelia Llamasoft 1985 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Ranarama Gary J. Foreman 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Return of the Mutant Camels Llamasoft 1987 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Revenge of the Mutant Camels Llamasoft 1984 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Robin of the Wood Marc Dawson 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Rox 64 Llamasoft 1983 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Rubicon Joachim Ljunggren, Fredrik Kahl 1991 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Sheep in Space Llamasoft 1984 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Silicon Warrior John W.S. Marvin 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Skate Crazy Andrew Green, Robert Toone 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Skool Daze Microsphere 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Snare Rob Stevens 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Soldier of Fortune Graftgold 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Speedball Pantheon 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Speedball 2 - Brutal Deluxe Carl Muller 1990 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Spindizzy Paul Shirley 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Star Paws John Darnell 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Steel Rack It 1989 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Street Sports Baseball Greg Omi 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Street Sports Basketball Andrew Spencer 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Street Sports Soccer Stephen M. Thomas, K-Byte 1988 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Summer Games Epyx 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Super Cycle Stephen H. Landrum 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Super Off Road Leland Corporation, Graftgold 1989 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Sword of Fargoal Jeff McCord 1982 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Temple of Asphai Trilogy Steve Bryson, Stephen H. Landrum 1985 April 24, 2019 (Remakes of Temple of Apshai, Upper Reaches of Apshai, and Curse of Ra)
Included on THEC64 Mini.
Thing on a Spring Jason Perkins 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Thing Bounces Back Jason Perkins, Mark Charles Rogers, Chris Kerry, Colin Dooley 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Tower Toppler John M. Phillips 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Trailblazer Shaun Hollingworth, Peter M. Harrap, Chris Kerry 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Uchi Mata Andy Walker 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Uridium Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection and THEC64 Mini.
Uridium Plus Andrew Braybrook 1986 May 17, 2018 Included on The Graftgold Collection.
Voidrunner Llamasoft 1987 February 8, 2022 Included on Llamarama.
Wanted: Monty Mole Anthony Crowther 1984 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
West Bank Dinamic 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Who Dares Wins II Tommy Atkins 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Winter Games Action Graphics 1985 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
World Games K-Byte 1986 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.
Zynaps John Cumming 1987 April 24, 2019 Included on THEC64 Mini.