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Commodore 264 Series Technical Page

Commodore 264 Series Technical Page


About the Commodore Plus / 4 The 8-bit Computer with Integrated Software:


**** Features as listed in manual ****

-64K RAM (60K available for BASIC programming) -Full typewriter style keyboard -Optional built-in software -Screen window capability -HELP key -8 preprogrammed, reprogrammable Function keys -4 separate function keys -Uses most Commodore 64 and VIC -20 peripherals -121 colors (16 primary colors, 8 luminance levels) -Over 75 Basic Commands -High resolution Graphics plotting -Split-screen text with High-Res graphics -Graphic character set on keyboard -Keyboard color controls -300x200 Pixel screen resolution -Reverse and flashing characters -2-tone sound generators -Built-in Machine language monitor


**** Techincal Data and Specifications Info: ****
CPU: MOS 8501 Graphics: 320x200, Flashing characters, hires, text40, mixed, TXT/GFX too! No sprites, but has a type of custon GFX character generator I'd rather have the sprites!! Color: 121; 16 colors, 8 luminance settings each. (8 blacks) Sound: 3 Voice, nothing fancy, better sounding than a VIC= 20, ...but clicks between notes...Not yet verified in ML... Software: 4-in-1 Software; WordProcessor, Spreadsheet, File Manager, Graphing; Hit F1 and Return from BASIC prompt. BASIC: Version 3.5; added graphics and disk commands. Close to 128... 60K avail basic. Prog. Fkeys, Window def. 75+ CMDs MONITOR: Tedmon; included in ROMs; own chip on the right side of MBD. Type MONITOR [return] 17 commands: ACDFGHLMRSTVX.>; Hardware: RS-232, DIN-5 serial, DIN-8 video, Reset Button! (Custom CART slot(smaller), Cassette & Joy ports). Uses 1541/51(black)/71/81, standard C= serial printer Power supply square like 128, but 4 pins, voltages as C= 64. VIDEO: Composite; same outputs as 64C;
C= 16 / C= 116 Differences from 264/+4: The C= 16 looks like a black VIC= 20 or original C64 The C= 116 is a C= 16 with a chicklet keyboard in Plus/4 type Case. (Chicklet is like the Plus/4 arrow keys) Less RAM: 12K to BASIC, 16K Total RAM Hardware: Less RS-232 port Firmware: Less the Integrated 4-in-1 software package. Power: C= 16 uses 9VDC, rated 1000ma / 1A, center neg.
I have a home made C= 16 hardware parts list for requesters if anyone really wants it. (Mine came with no Power Supply).
POWER: (Shown as if you were looking head-on at the connector) C= Plus/4 Commodore 16 (The "BLACK VIC") --u-- C= 16 9VDC, rated 1000mA / 1A, center neg. | 0 0 | Top 2 pins: Probably could get away with 500mA | | 9-11V AC ___ if no tape drive is used. | 0 0 | / \ -|-|- | GND |-- +9V DC on shield. Center Ground. | | \___/ / \ GROUND +5V DC (I would expect 116/264/364 are the same as the Plus/4.) I have a cable converter to convert a C64 to a +4 power supply by just attaching it to the C64 Brick...If you want ME to build it for you, e-mail & I can look into pricing... You can likely get cable connectors from: Redmond Cable (206) 883-1430 VOICE (Pacific Time Zone-USA) 15331 NE 90th St. (206) 882-2009 FAX Redmond, WA 98052 "For all your weird cableing needs..." On the WWW: http://www.redcab.com/ Amiga, Apple II, Commodore, Mac, SCSI, Tandy, Switchboxes, Network, etc... I bought Amiga DB-23 Video connectors from them... {-- Go Back to 264 Home Page