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Type: Computer
Publisher: Commodore
Firstly released in: United States
First release: 1981
Release and compatibility details: Released in Japan shortly before official release in 1980 with 'Katakana' set of characters.

Success and unsuccess:

Most popular years: 1981-1983
Most popular countries: UK, USA, Japan
Amount of games in database: 218 (list)
Importance on the market in the most popular years: Medium


Predecessor of famous 8-bit computer Commodore 64. It was quite successful and over 1 million VICs had been sold.

CPU: MOS6502, 1MHz
COPROCESSOR: VIC (video and sound)
RAM: 5 kB (up to 32 kB)
ROM: 15 kB
Text modes: 23 x 22
Graphic modes: 184 x 176 (maximum), 16 colors
Sound: 3 voices, 4 octaves

More info: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=252

Games and music info:

Most common media for storing games: Cassette

Emulation info:

VICE - Very successfully emulates almost all Commodore 8-bit platforms, including VIC-20.

This emulation info was written on 20.January 2003. (This time is very important, because emulation info very depends on the time it was written - emulators can improve a lot after this time..).

Record created/updated: 18. July 2004.
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