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History of video games/Platforms/C64 Direct-to-TV

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History[edit | edit source]

Launch[edit | edit source]

The C64 Direct-to-TV was released in 2004.[1]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Unlike the earlier Commodore 64 Games System, the C64 Direct to TV is held in high regard.[2]

Technology[edit | edit source]

Compute[edit | edit source]

Jeri Ellsworth designed a custom chip for the system, combining the Commodore 64 CPU, SID audio chip, VIC-II video chip, and other features.[1]

Unlike a Commodore 64 RAM and ROM are expanded.[1]

The expanded 2 megabytes of ROM[1][3] made loading times much lower.[2]

RAM was expanded to 128 kilobytes.[1][3]

Hardware[edit | edit source]

Due to using only two composite cables, audio is only mono.[4]

The system uses 4 AA batteries.[1][4]

Games[edit | edit source]

The system included 30 games.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]