Category: C64 General Books
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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
2020-10-02 English PDF 4.55 MB 512 Download
zip1 Commodore 64 Whizz Kid

The Commodore 64 Whizz Kid is for kids from six upwards and their parents. It's a book of programming projects that are great to look at and easy to create. There's computer music, drawing, animation, games of chance and guess work and much, much more.

You can learn a lot from these projects. Between them they cover the basics of programming. But that doesn't mean heavy reading. The Commodore 64 Whizz Kid makes light work of it all. There are colour pictures and diagrams on every page, plenty of handy hints - and good listings.

The listings are the starting point for on-screen action - and plenty of it. They're the starting point for your own ideas as well. Follow the Whizz Kid projects and you'll find your programming muscles start expanding- fast.

2024-01-08 English PDF 54.51 MB 190 Download
zip2 Commodore Care Manual: Diagnosing and Maintaining Your 64 or 128 System

The computer is perhaps among the most revolutionary inventions in our history. Its presence infl uences our culture and each of our lives in many ways. Particular prominence belongs to the microcomputer, known as the "personal computer." You might use a personal computer such as the Commodore 64 or Commodore 128 to help manage a small business, to do schoolwork, to plan the home budget, to keep records, to write, or even to play games. Knowledge of computer software applications, however, is not necessarily accompanied by knowledge of the computer hardware and its functions.

Being a machine, the computer can malfunction and break down, just like any other device or appliance you might use. If you've had your computer for a while, and it's beginning to show signs of age and wear, you might have already experienced trips to a computer service center, with their disheartening repair bills. Although you are not a computer technician, and you do not know dc and ac electronics, you do feel you are capable of having more control over the care of your computer-saving yourself time and money.

This book helps you attain that goal. You need no previous experience with computer programming or repair for this book to be useful to you. All you need is a conscientious desire to take better care of your Commodore and to diagnose problems as they emerge.

2024-01-07 English PDF 6.35 MB 220 Download
zip3 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.

2020-05-19 English PDF 2.79 MB 891 Download
zip4 Compute!'s Commodore Collection Volume One

Whether you've just gotten your Commodore computer or are an experienced VIC-20 or Commodore 64 user, you know that you have a powerful machine at your command. Now, with Volume 1 of COMPUTE!'s Commodore Collection, you'll find it even more useful.

This book is a collection of never-before-published programs and articles, each of the high quality you've come to expect from COMPUTE! publications. It's packed with listings and information that you'll use over and over again.

2023-10-21 English PDF 18.73 MB 187 Download
zip5 Compute!'s Commodore Collection Volume Two

Do you have a VIC-20 or Commodore 64—or maybe even both? Then you need COMPUTE!'s Commodore Collection, Volume 2. It's an exciting collection of dynamic programs—including some published here for the first time. With versions for both machines, the programs will show you dozens of ways to unleash the power of your machine.

2023-10-22 English PDF 22.08 MB 190 Download
zip6 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.

2021-11-28 English PDF 78.72 MB 511 Download
zip7 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.

2021-10-31 English PDF 31.23 MB 572 Download
zip8 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.

2020-09-28 English PDF 8.44 MB 483 Download
zip9 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

2023-02-26 805.46 KB 324 Download
zip10 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.

2022-12-18 English PDF 691.34 KB 421 Download
zip11 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.

2019-10-10 English PDF 23.28 MB 530 Download
zip12 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.

2023-03-25 English PDF 38.53 MB 418 Download
zip13 The Best of TORPET HOT

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

2019-09-23 English PDF 12.52 MB 1,026 Download
zip14 The Everything Book for Commodore Computers - Fall 1988
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2020-02-03 English PDF 28.67 MB 607 Download
zip15 The Everything Book for Commodore Computers - Summer 1988
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2020-02-03 English PDF 53.96 MB 471 Download
zip16 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 ( to get a sense of what sceners are accomplishing on the SID and C64 today.

2023-08-25 English PDF 1.67 MB 258 Download
zip17 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.

2021-10-27 English PDF 17.6 MB 567 Download
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