Visit HistoryBit (Davide Fornasiero, Alberto Fornasiero) from ValorosoIT, computer collection, Apple, IBM, Commodore, Atari

HistoryBit visit

I had the pleasure of hosting Davide Fornasiero and Alberto Fornasiero, from the HistoryBit Museum in Cerro Maggiore (MI), at my collection of vintage computers. It was a pleasure to meet two retro computer enthusiasts and share our passion. [...]

Sharp LC20 LCD TV repainted white, RAL 1013 pearl white

Vintage LCD Sharp LC20 repair

I recently purchased a Sharp LC20 LCD TV. The intention is to have an LCD television, in 4:3 format, to which to connect my vintage computers. It is an interesting TV and the picture quality is good. You can connect the [...]

BASIC language programming course, episode 9: MSX BASIC, Philips, cover

BASIC course episode 9: MSX BASIC

In this episode of the video course on the BASIC language of retro computers, we introduce MSX BASIC. It is a very powerful language, with many commands. In the same video, we see how to save and load the program in BASIC on tape. You don't have a computer [...]

OpenAI's ChatGPT, artificial intelligence writes an article on the history of the Commodore 64

The history of the Commodore 64 written by ChatGPT

Is OpenAI's ChatGPT AI able to write an entire article, describing the history of the Commodore 64? I asked ChatGPT, OpenAI's artificial intelligence, to write the history of the Commodore 64. Let's read it together! The photos were [...]

OpenAI ChatGPT, artificial intelligence to write programs in Basic of the Commodore 64, C64, cover

BASIC program written by artificial intelligence

Can OpenAI's ChatGPT AI write a program in BASIC for the Commodore 64? Try! In this short video, I recorded the first attempts. I requested two programs in BASIC for the Commodore 64: a cycle [...]

Games and RAM for Commodore VIC20, cartridges

6 cartridges for my Commodore Vic20

Here is the video of the unboxing and testing of 6 cartridges for Commodore Vic20. Finally, my Commodore Vic-20 will have more cartridges with games and a RAM expansion. Beware of scams! In the video, we also do an in-depth analysis of the possible scams to which [...]

Commodore SX-64, SX64, reloaded return unboxing and test, cover, retro computer repaired

The return of the Commodore SX-64

The Commodore SX-64 is back! The one that, as I showed you in this article, had arrived damaged, destroyed during transport. The story of my Commodore SX-64 When I received the damaged Commodore SX-64, I must admit, I had stayed there a lot [...]

Philips VG 8010, retro computer vintage

Philips VG 8010 MSX, unboxing and test

I found on eBay the listing of this computer: it is a Philips VG 8010 MSX, which I missed in the collection. It was priced, all in all, quite interesting, because other offers that I had found on the same computer, in fact, were more expensive. [...]

Power on and Test Commodore 128D, German keyboard

Commodore 128D 100% NOT tested, does it work?

I introduce you my "new” Commodore 128D 100% NOT tested, which I purchased on eBay. Do we try it? Do you think it will work? Purchase of the Commodore 128D 100% NOT tested I happen, from time to time, to buy some vintage computer for the [...]

Test Commodore Amiga 1200, AmigaTestKit 1.20, GitHub, WorkBench

Amiga 1200 test with AmigaTestKit

Good morning and welcome back to the blog and the ValorosoIT channel. If you like retrocomputers and vintage electronics, you've come to the right place! Today we do the test of the Commodore Amiga 1200, which I just got from eBay, through the AmigaTestKit utility. It was [...]

Boot selector, Boot options, Commodore Amiga 1200, A1200 A600, start game program from gotek or external disk DF1, CBM A1200

Boot the Commodore Amiga from the external drive

Is it possible to boot the Commodore Amiga from the external drive, instead of from the internal floppy disk to the computer? Sure! It is also possible to start it from USB pendrive! Let's see how to do this with the various models of Commodore Amiga. What is the [...]

How to copy a file from USB pendrive to diskette, XCopy X-Copy Pro, operation done, 1992

X-Copy Pro for Amiga

Several times I was asked how to copy a game or program, from USB pendrive to diskette, directly to the Amiga. Here is the answer! We use X-Copy Pro! This procedure is fine on all Commodore Amiga, although, in this article, [...]

Como Fun 2022, Retro computer, Retro games, Wrestling, Cosplay, Lego, Arcade 80s, 80s cabinets

Como Fun

Today short video... on the road! Como Fun, at LarioFiere, Erba (CO). I visited Como Fun, a new and immense fair of comics, games and pop culture in Lariofiere, between the provinces of Como and Lecco, less than an hour [...]

ASMR Retro Computer Vintage Keyboards Sound, IBM Commodore Atari Olivetti MSX Philips Amstrad

ASMR Computer Vintage Keyboards Sound

Do you know what ASMR videos are? They are those videos in which you record only the sound of some objects, rather than the sound of people while eating... So here is an ASMR video on the sound of all the keyboards of the back [...]

Complete list of commands Commodore CBM Basic V4.0 Commodore PET, CBM 3000, CBM 4000, CBM 8000, CBM 8032

Complete list of Commodore PET Basic V4.0 commands

In this article, I list the complete list of commands, functions and variables reserved for the Commodore PET Basic V4.0. The computers that use Basic V4.0 are the CBM and PET series 2001, 3000, 4000 and 8000. [...]

Riparazione Commodore Plus4 Plus 4, 3 plus 1, TED CPU PLA, ValorosoIT

Commodore Plus/4 repair: TED, CPU and PLA

Today we talk about the repair of the Commodore Plus/4, which I had ordered on eBay. Do you remember? I had arrived with an inadequate packaging and, above all, not working ... Repair of the Commodore Plus/4, diagnosis of the fault In this first article of the repair of the Commodore [...]