Special Software For The Commodore C128
Superscript 128 for the Commodore C128.
A great many programs for the C64 required the use of an absolute address-based loader in order to be run. The diskette drive, such as the Floppy 1541/1541-II or the 1581, would then begin execution with a LOAD "*",8,1 instruction, as shown in the Ninja Command instructions here.
A Pair Of Floppy 1541-II Diskette Drives
This pair of Floppy 1541-II diskette drives replaced an older pair of 1541s. Later, Commodore replaced these units in turn with the 3.5" 1581 model.
Commodore C128D Ports And Connectors
Ports and connectors for the Commodore C128D: Unlike the C64, this series also included a genuine parallel port.
Commodore C128D Power Sticker
Not so light on power consumption any more: the C128 consumed up to 60 watts while in use, thanks in part to the built-in diskette drive.