|Hardware - Commodore 264|
|About The 264|
|The 264 was a working name for the Commodore Plus/4. There are some early models in existence where the label said "264".|
Aside from a very early prototype with differently shaped RETURN key and lacking any printed text on the Shift/Lock key as shown by Marc-Jano Knopp, the 264 keyboard looks quite similar to the one used for the officialy marketed Plus/4.
During the 264 phase, several different software packages have been candidated to be included in the ROM before the 3+1 software has been eventually chosen as very last choice close to the official release (LOGO, Pilot, Superscript, Easycalc, COM264, Financial Advisor). Rob Clarke has found, acquired and slightly cleaned/fixed a 264 model with Micro Illustrator as included ROM package.
|Rob Clarke's Commodore 264|
|Rob Clarke's Commodore 264 Board|
|Rob Clarke's Commodore 264 Plate|
Bil Herd confirmed he's been who wrote "SAMPLE" on the back of the keyboard's plate.
|Rob Clarke's Commodore 264 Rear|
|Rob Clarke's Commodore 264 Micro Illustrator ROM|
Rob Clarke's Commodore 264 has a ROM version of Micro Illustrator installed as dedicated ROM, instead of the 3+1 software package.
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