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zip0 CBM 64 Graphics
This book is a compendium of graphics programs to assist the CBM 64 user to gain the greatest advantage from his computer. New users will find this book of great value once they understand Basic computing. cbm-64-graphics
02-10-20 English PDF 4.55 MB 346 Download
zip1 Commodore Reference Diary 1985 [Jim Butterfield]

I don't remember where I got this, and it isn't really anything I would normally keep, but since it has Jim Butterfield's name on the cover I'm making an exception.  Check out the pages towards the end of the book, they have some interesting reference material.

19-05-20 English PDF 2.79 MB 588 Download
zip2 Getting the Most Out of Your Epson Printer

Learn how to control and customize your Epson printer. Make it do everything you want it to do. Produce professional, good-looking documents quickly and easily. This complete guide will show you how. And if you're a first-time buyer, l will help you choose the Epson dot-matrix printer that's exactly right for your microcomputer and your kind of work.

28-11-21 English PDF 78.72 MB 355 Download
zip3 InfoWorld's Essential Guide to the Commodore 64

Welcome to Info World's Essential Guide to the Commodore 64. This book will help you get the most out of your Commodore 64. Whether you already own a Commodore system or are trying to decide which computer to buy, we think
you'll find this guide essential.

31-10-21 English PDF 31.23 MB 422 Download
zip4 Introducing Your Commodore 64

This book will show you how to write computer programs using your Commodore 64, but what is a program, and why do you need one? The simplest answer is that a program tells acomputer to do something, and you need it because without it the machine can do only very simple things.

28-09-20 English PDF 8.44 MB 330 Download
zip5 Joe's 2nd Book for the C64

Joe's 2nd Book for the C64 by Joseph E. Gordon - This book is a collection of tips, reviews and type-in programs from various sources.  I'm not so sure this should be considered a book in the traditional sense because what it covers is so broad and really not in much depth.  It seems more like a diary of things Joe has worked on or played with since his 1st book.  All the same, it has some good information and references some interesting and useful software.

Here's a link to Joe's First Book for the C64

26-02-23 805.46 KB 179 Download
zip6 Joe's First Book For The C64

Joe's First Book For The C64 by Joseph Gordon - As quoted by the author:

"I had a Commodore 64 as a kid and had a few books, games, magazines, disk drive, printer and a tape drive. I typed in many programs from the books and magazines and even created my own programs. When my C64 broke, I sold everything. When I heard about the C64 Maxi, I got nostalgic and starting using VICE 3.3, a Commodore 64 emulator. Even though working with my C64 taught me that I didn’t want to be a programmer, I wanted to re-create some of the programs I wrote long ago and share them. This book is the result."

Here is a link to over 150 Commodore related YouTube videos Joe has created.  There are some nice videos on setting up VICE and using GEOS amongst others.

18-12-22 English PDF 691.34 KB 237 Download
zip7 Q-Link Public Domain Software Directory 1990-1991

Q-Link Public Domain Software Directory 1990-1991 is a neat listing of all the public domain software available on the Q-Link service back in the days.

10-10-19 English PDF 23.28 MB 359 Download
zip8 Repairing The C64

If a COMMODORE 64 dies after the warranty expires the owner has the option of finding a local repair shop or sending it off to Commodore.

Another option and the subject of this manual is fixing it yourself. How useful the tips found here will be depends on your electronics experience and resources. Even the most  experienced technician can save a lot of time with repair history on a machine he has not worked on before. On the other extreme, some people may have great difficulty with the simplest repairs. Where you fit will determine how far you want to troubleshoot. This manual will be of use to electronic repair centers by bypassing some of the learning curve that goes with taking on any new line of equipment, in this case the Commodore 64.

25-03-23 English PDF 38.53 MB 239 Download
zip9 The Best of TORPET

The Best of The TORPET was difficult to edit. Not because the material was difficult to understand, or poorly organized, or of poor quality, but simply because there was so much good stuff to choose from and squeeze into 320 pages. I started out with nearly 1500 pages of material and squeezed, squeezed and squeezed.

Link - Program Disk

23-09-19 English PDF 12.52 MB 735 Download
zip10 The Everything Book for Commodore Computers - Fall 1988
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03-02-20 English PDF 28.67 MB 437 Download
zip11 The Everything Book for Commodore Computers - Summer 1988
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03-02-20 English PDF 53.96 MB 316 Download
zip12 The Modern Commodore 64 [2014]

The Modern Commodore 64 - by Payton Byrd.  This is a neat little book that Payton wrote back in 2014.  It would be neat to see this updated for 2023.  Here follows the authors introduction:

The Commodore 64 personal computer is still the best selling model of personal computer of all times. Introduced in January 1982, the Commodore 64 was the successor to Commodore Business Machine's wildly popular VIC-20. The Commodore 64 built on the architecture of the VIC-20, but was not backwards compatible beyond simple BASIC games that did not utilize any hardware-specific features of either computer.

In 1982, the world had never seen anything like the Commodore 64 at anywhere near the Commodore 64's price. The closest thing to a competitor for the Commodore 64 was the Atari 800 which was significantly more expensive and lacked the incredible sound capabilities of the Commodore 64. The heart of that sound prowess of the Commodore 64 is the 6581 SID chip, which to this day makes the Commodore 64 a sought-after machine by the Electronic music crowd as well as modern sceners who create incredible arrangements using a single SID chip. You should really listen to this You Tube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azgZ5Qw8ass) to get a sense of what sceners are accomplishing on the SID and C64 today.

25-08-23 English PDF 1.67 MB 98 Download
zip13 The Software Protection Handbook for the C-64

This book is written as an information guide for those who wish to learn about and experiment with software protection and duplication methods.

Here's a link to the disk that accompanies the book.

27-10-21 English PDF 17.6 MB 330 Download
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