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would these vintage computers work on a modern monitor or would I need a green screen moitor.?

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Answer #1 | 05/01 2014 22:36
The Commodore 64 has 3 different ways you can view it. First is on a standard TV tuned to channel 3 or 4. Second is with its standard video output cable hooked up to a Commodore monitor with the chroma & luma video inputs. Third and little-known is that in the video output port there is a pin for composite video for a standard RCA type video output. That would work on any TV or monitor that has a composite RCA video input (or on a TV that doesn't have one by using a VCR that does). You can also get a video-to-VGA adapter so you could take the composite video output from the Commodore and convert it to the standard 15-pin VGA plug for a modern monitor. You can also get them to convert to S-video, DVI, and HDMI. I'm not super familiar with the Commodore PET but as far as I know it has a similar video output as the C64, C128, and VIC-20. So to answer your question, no, you wouldn't need a green screen monitor. While that would look very retro, it wouldn't be necessary. I'm completely unfamiliar with the video outputs of any of those other consoles and computers you mentioned, although I'd imagine most or all of them can be adapted in some way for use on a regular monitor. And I really don't even know what an MMORPG is so I can make no recommendations.

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