The Vintage Computer Festival West is almost here! VCF West will be Aug. 6-7 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. See
Here is a list of the presentations. Note the Commodore presentations!
1. Ben Zotto Sphere 1: The First Modern Microcomputer
2. Bobby Livingston/Corey Cohen Vintage Technology: Search, Identify, Authenticate
3. Berger Becky DOOM 3DO: Or how I survived hell
4. Johan Grip 128Neo
5. Byron Stout Developing 8-bit Commodore programs using a modern IDE.
6. Bruno Marchon Iconography of Early Apple Logos
7. Mike McGann Adventures in Emulation (Commodore)
8. Leonard Tramiel In Search Of
the original Wooden PET
9. Logan Greer My Journey in Electronics
10. Lee Felsenstein The Pennywhistle
11. John Floren Reproduction Depraz mouse
Below is the description of the C= presentations:
1:00 pm Developing 8-bit Commodore programs using a modern IDE Byron Stout
While you can still program directly on the original hardware, it sure is nice to have the conveniences of a software development environment running on a modern PC. Lets use CBM PRG Studio to write BASIC and ML programs for our favorite 8-bit Commodore machines.
5:00 pm In Search Of
The original wooden PET Leonard Tramiel
The twisted story of the long and, ultimately, fruitful search for the original Wooden Pet.
2:00 pm 128Neo (Virtual live) Johan Grip
Johan Grip will talk about the Commodore 128 and the story of how repairing the first computer he owned went a bit astray. Topics covered by the talk includes PCB reverse engineering, silicon reverse engineering, tools and techniques and other things learned during the process.
3:30 pm Adventures in Emulation Mike McGann
Do you enjoy using emulators to tinker around with computers of the past? Have you ever wondered what it would take to develop an emulator yourself? In this talk, Mike McGann will detail his adventures taken, from start to finish, in building a rudimentary Commodore 64 (6502) and Pac-Man (Z80) emulator. Topics will include memory layout, CPU instructions, text-based graphics, basic sound, and plenty of implementation bloopers. A demonstration and Q&A session will follow the talk. No quarters required.
Here is a list of the record number of exhibits. Note the C=/Amiga exhibits!
Acorn Computers and Teletext
Video-Sprite with TMS9918A card for Apple II & TM990/189 University Board
2000s Apple computer
Jordan Q Hayes
The Compact Macintosh Garden
Silicon Graphics Presenter Presentation
ReA4091 - Back to the SCSI
s100 bus and ieee 696 computers
Core Memory Interactive Core64
Early Apple Computer Iconography
Vintage Circuit Board Recapping & Repair
VME Unix Systems
Sun Diskless Workstations
From Kodak to Steve: The Journey of Digital Photography and Macintosh Clones of the 90s
BackBit simplifies retro computing!
Just A Collection Of Computers
The Motorola 6809 MIcroprocessor: Let's TACOBOTt It
Motorola 6800 Exorciser Development kits
British 1978 - 8080 Triton Home Computer Project rebuild : Original & Recreation
CoCoVGA - Adapting 68xx Systems to VGA Displays
Commodore PET progression 1977-1986
Commodore 8-bit/Amiga computer exhibit
Commodore 64 - 40 Years anniversary of the greatest home computer ever made
Joeri van Haren
Relay based Computers, the Sound of Computation
C64i - Commodore 64 improved
60 Years of DEC Linc
"THAT" - THE ANALOG THING
Heathkit H8/H9 Estate Sale Find and Resurrection
Tektronix 4054A Graphics Computer
Apple ll Rev. 7 & Apple-1 Replica
Sun2, Sun3, 10BASE5 and 10BASE2 hardware
IBM or Apple--Why Not Both?
Apple & Early Computing
ROMulator and PETpix - new gadgets for old computers
Radio Shack Micros and Cousins
Rare Computers From Japan
Duncan Mac Dougall
A Depraz Mouse Reproduction
Multiprocessor Workstations From The 1980s
The First Apple 1
Overkil Classic Macs!
Pen Based Computing
QWERTZ: German Computing
CA80 the first Polish trainer computer kit of the 80s
Friends of the Palo Alto Library (FOPAL)
See you at VCF West!
Fresno Commodore User Group http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
Last edited by RobertB on 01-Aug-2022 at 10:38 AM.