Commodore 264 Series
Please read the intro to the 264 Series in the
C16/C116 entry before proceeding.
The middle tier of the 264 series consisted initially of the Commodore 264 when first announced.
Later, the Commodore 232 was added to the announced catagory, though only the
Plus/4 made it to market, however.
Since the 232 was never released, the unit you see here is
undoubtedly a demo unit, or a pre-production prototype. Some board changes were made to accomodate the
lower (32k) memory configutation, and the board lacks the built in software found in the Plus/4.
Otherwise, it is architectually identical to the Plus/4.
Statistics, features, and C232 resources:
MOS Technology 7501
Variable clock rate, with max 1.76mhz
50 more commands than BASIC 2.0
5 Video modes
Max. Resolution 320 X 200
40 columns text
Pallette of 16 colors in 8 shades, for 128 colors.
MOS Technology 7360 "TED"
2 voice tone-generating sound capabilities
2 Joystick/Mouse ports
Round DIN CBM Serial port
Female edge-connector 'TED' port
RF "TV" Port and switch
Round DIN CBM Monitor port
Power and reset switches
DIN Power connector
Commodore 116 -- 62 key "membrane"
8 programmable function keys
4 direction cursor-pad
The Commodore 232 was an extremely lucky find. I received it from a
German collector named Claus Shoenleber during negotiations for the