Vintage & Retro Computer Project
Rescue, Repair & Relive Yesterdays Technology

Todays Date: May 28, 2024

RETRO DATE: Late 80’s Early 90’s

Commodore Plus/4

The Commodore Plus/4 is a home computer released by Commodore International in 1984. The “Plus/4” name refers to the four-application ROM-resident office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, database, and graphing); it was billed as “the productivity computer with software built in”.

Internally, the Plus/4 shared the same basic architecture as the lower-end Commodore 16 and 116 models, and was able to use software and peripherals designed for them. The Plus/4 was incompatible with the Commodore 64’s software and some of its hardware. Although the Commodore 64 was more established, the Plus/4 was aimed at the more business-oriented part of the personal computer market.

History

The Commodore Plus/4 is another machine I never owned before my eBay purchase, and despite upgrading my Commodore 16 to the same amount of RAM, enabling me to play Plus/4 games, its not the same as owning and running a Plus/4.

I have always liked the way the Plus/4 looked and was always curious about the 4 applications (WordProcessor, Spreadsheet, Graphics and File Management) so I knew in the end I would have to get one.

EBAY LISTING:

Commodore Plus 4 Computer – Fully Working with all Original Chips

Commodore Plus 4 computer that is in good condition and full working order. It displays fine on my TV using the included composite video cable and loaded a game (not included). The sound is working fine and all the keys on the keyboard are responding.

The computer has all it’s original chips, there are no modern equivalent parts fitted.

A 1531 Datassette, the manuals, power supply and composite cable are all included.

Now I have owned one for a while, and read the manal, tried the applications and played some games, it was a good addition to the retro room, as I now have all the models in the 8 bit era from Commodore that I have been interested in.

ACCESSORIES & UPGRADES

62-IN-1 MULTI GAME CARTRIDGE FOR C= PLUS 4

This cart has 62 great games all in one cartridge – many classics and recent ones too for the Commodore Plus 4 computer. All games will also work on a C16 as long as the RAM has been upgraded to 64k, although there are one or two 16k games on there too.

Remember: cartridges = instant gameplay!!

It is a fully working cartridge and is housed in a bespoke 3D printed glossy case.

ACCESSORIES
&
UPGRADES

62-IN-1 MULTI GAME CARTRIDGE FOR C= PLUS 4

This cart has 62 great games all in one cartridge – many classics and recent ones too for the Commodore Plus 4 computer. All games will also work on a C16 as long as the RAM has been upgraded to 64k, although there are one or two 16k games on there too.

Remember: cartridges = instant gameplay!!

It is a fully working cartridge and is housed in a bespoke 3D printed glossy case.

Summary

I now have the Plus/4 in my collection and it looks and works great.

Added Games Cartridge

Summary

Added Games Cartridge