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    Commodore 64 FX


    Hey everyone,

    I'm in a pinch and trying to find some Commodore 64 sound fx in the next two days. I need a clean start up sound.
    Mostly I need the chime or bong or whatever it made on start up. I'd gladly take the sound file played by the system on startup or an external recording of the system starting up. If it didn't have a start up chime I have to use whatever mechanical noise takes place during startup, like drive spinning and whining and fan noise etc....

    I also need the sound of the keyboard. A selection of single key hits. Multiple key hits, like normal long run typing.

    If anyone can hook me up with this I'd really appreciate it. I can return the favor with something from my library.

    Thanks...

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    there are C64 emulators ... http://www.google.com/search?q=Commodore+64+emulator if you can't get the real McCoy.

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    I can't remember if there was a startup sound or not... might have been. No internal drive.

    Typically used with an external cassette deck, but the "bios" included the operating system/commodore basic.

    Wow, according to Wikipedia the going price is over $1400 now? I should have kept my VIC-20, C-64, C-128, TI-99/4A, Eagle CP/M, Eagle PC w/ massive 10 MB HD, etc. I gave all that stuff away in the early 90s, probably to peeople who didn't even appreciate it.

    According to Wikipedia as well, starting in 1986 the C-64 had an optional graphical OS called "GEOS" that looked a lot like a Mac. Never saw that.

    Also Wikipedia says it took cartridges (visible on the right side) - - I forgot about that. My memory is all a bit vague smile. May have used the cassettes for I/O (basically a standard audio compact cassette deck) with the VIC-20, and an external floppy drive along with the cartiridge interface on the C-64.

    The keyboard felt very solid, like many electronic typewriters. Since I don't have a C-64 or any recordings, I'm not much help, though.

    One of it's selling points was it video output -- which was completely novel for it's time -- it was a variant of component video output (rather than composite). At its price point and time of introduction, it was a revolution for the home market, had the most games developed for it (although some game developers developed in parallel for dozens of platforms), and was very useful for programming experimental I/O applications for the more advanced users. I ran my first BBS on a C-64.

    Good times.

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    Have you tried searching YouTube videos? Might be able to find something and get permission from the uploader to use it in your project.

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    thanks guys..... the search goes on....

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