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Commodore VIC 1001

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The Commodore motto of "Computers for the masses, not the classes" was fulfilled completely in their revolutionary Commodore VIC series. The VIC-1001 is the first computer in that series, being released only in Japan. The computers that followed it, including the famous VIC-20, arrived in the American and European markets on the heels of its success. Aside from being first, the VIC-1001 also has the unique virtue of a modification from the standard Commodore PETSCII graphics set. Being Japanese designed and born, this computer includes the Japanese "character" set, called "Katakana". You can get a real good look at the keyboard here

The VIC-1001, like all other Commodore 8-bit computers, greets the user with a flashing READY prompt. The operating system is built into the hardware of the computer, and the user interface is BASIC 2.0, a programming language Commodore purchased from Microsoft in the late 1970s. The VIC featured 5 kilobytes of memory, and color graphics at a time when that was very uncommon, though it's display is only capable of 22 characters per line. The joystick port and game cartridge port are prominent features, as Commodore meant to market the VIC as a game console/computer hybrid. The cartridge port could also be used to expand the VIC's memory up to a whopping 28/32 kilobytes.

Statistics, features, and VIC-1001 resources:

CPU
  • MOS Technology 6502
  • 1.01 Mhz
  • RAM
  • 5 kilobytes
  • Expanded to 21k though an external 16k unit.
  • ROM
  • 20 kilobytes
  • BASIC 2.0
  • Kernal ROM
  • Char ROM
  • Video
  • Text: 22 columns, 23 rows.
  • Hires: 176x184 pixels bitmaped
  • 8 text colours, 16 background colours
  • Sound
  • MOS Technology 6560 "VIC"
  • 3 voices (square wave), noise and volume
  • Ports
  • 6522 VIA (X2)
  • 1 Joystick/Mouse port
  • Round DIN CBM Serial port
  • Female edge-connector 'Cartridge/Game/Expansion' port
  • Round DIN CBM Monitor port
  • Male edge-connector CBM 'USER' port
  • Power and reset switches
  • 2-pin DIN Power connector
  • Kyboard
  • Full-sized 66 key QWERTY
  • 8 programmable function keys
  • 2 sets of Keyboardable graphic characters
  • 2 key direction cursor-pad
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