Please read the entry for the VIC-20 before proceeding.
According to legend. The VIC-20 was released in Germany as the VC-20
for two reasons. One, because of the popularity of Volkswagon, Commodore
could market the VIC is the "VolksComputer" (People Computer). Second,
because the "V" in "VIC" is pronounced as an "F" in Germany, meaning
that "VIC" is pronounced as a vulgarity there...
Statistics, features, and VC-20 resources:
CPU: MOS Technology 6502A
RAM: 3.5 kilobytes
ROM: 20 kilobytes
Video: MOS Technology 6561 "VIC"
Sound: MOS Technology 6561 "VIC"
- Text: 22 columns, 23 rows.
- Hires: 176x184 pixels bitmaped
- 8 text colours, 16 background colours
- 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
- RCA-Style RF Audio/Video port
- Male edge-connector CBM 'USER' port
- Power and reset switches
- 2-pin DIN Power connector
Keyboard: Full-sized 66 key QWERTY
- 8 programmable function keys
- 2 sets of Keyboardable graphic characters
- 2 key direction cursor-pad
Help: (materials below thanks to Ward Shrake)
My first VC20 came to me through a small German shop. However, the boxed one I have now came
from a trade with Stefan Walgenbach. Vielen Dank!
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