1541-II repair - Jan Beta
Jan Beta made a video about repairing a Commodore 1541-II disk drive. He inspected, cleaned and lubricated the disk drive and replaced the electrolytic capacitors.
Retro Asylum Podcast
Retro Asylum Podcast is an English podcast for the retro computer fans. In this episode: Top 10 Amiga driving games.
Mega65
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make a 8-bit computer for the 21st century. The most recent update: A prototype is now available for testing.
Convertron3000
Convertron3000 is a program to convert images from the PC to the Commodore C64. The program has been developed by fieserWolf.
Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine
Andreas Wallström started a Kickstarter campaign for making book about the Commodore C64. In the book you will find interviews with Al Charpentier, Antony Crowther, Ben Daglish, Bob Yannes, Chris Hülsbeck, Dave Collier, Dave Rowe, Fred Gray, Karen Davies-Downey, Donna Steiner-Buttlaire, Dawn Jones, Ally Noble, John Twiddy and Zoltan Kelemen.
DLH's Commodore Archive
DLH's Commodore Archive is a web page for Commodore documentation. You can find magazines, books and manuals. The latest additions are: Freedom Fighters featuring Galactic Defender and Fearless Flyer, Magician, Orbyte Software, Commodore Software Encyclopedia, Softdisk Publishing, Sacramento Commodore Computer Club, BASIC Fun with Adventure Games, VisaCalc Home and Office Companion, Computer Digest and How to Get the Most Out of CompuServe.
IECHost
Luigi Di Fraia has made a demonstration video of his IECHost device. With this device you can connect a Commodore IEC disk drive via USB to a PC. In the demonstration he makes an d64 image in about 25 seconds.
Commodore.software
The web page Commodore.software has had an update with many new items: WinVICE 3.1, IDE64 Plugins Pack 2012, North West Arkansas Computer Users Association Disk Collection, CCGMS 2017 v4, CBMPrgStudio v3.10.0, DOS/65 for the Commodore 64, Compute!'s Mapping the Commodore 128, C16 Machine Language for the Absolute Beginner, Nics-C64-Disks_17Jan2016.SB, 1541 Ultimate 2+ Firmware v3.1, Hoxs64 (x86) v1.0.9.2 and The Load Newsletter - vol.01-01 & 01-02 1983.
The Retro Hour #65
The Retro Hour is a professional Podcast made by Dan Wood & Ravi Abbott. The Retro Hour aims to help the world understand the European gaming industry. In this episode: Amiga demo scene Megademos, parties and Kim Frederiksen aka Psycho/Budbrain.
VICE 3.1
A new version of VICE (Versatile Commodore Emulator) is now available. Changes in this version: Improvements for the SID, StarDOS, 1571 (g64/p64) and the VIA. Support for script64, vizawrite64 and the paperclip64 dongle.
CBM-Transfer v1.00
Steve J. Gray released a new version of CBM-Transfer. CBM-Transfer is a collection of utilities for transferring files and working with diskette images. New in this edition: Improvements for error checking, Drag & Drop, filename detection and much more.
Retro Asylum Podcast 156
Retro Asylum Podcast is an English podcast for the retro computer fans. In this episode: Part 3 of the 8 Bit Wars. The games in this episode are Head over Heels, The Eidolon, Boulderdash, Bruce Lee, Star wars, Spy vs spy, Trailblazer and Summer Games.
The Retro Hour #64
The Retro Hour is a professional Podcast made by Dan Wood & Ravi Abbott. The Retro Hour aims to help the world understand the European gaming industry. In this episode: Ben Heck - Commodore 64 original hardware laptop.
Floppy Days - Podcast #71
Floppy Days is an English podcast about Retro computers. In this episode: Brian Bagnall, Commodore: A Company on the Edge.
CBM prg Studio v3.10.0
Arthur Jordison has released a new version of CBM prg Studio. Changes in this version: Improvements for the Sprite editor, Character editor, Renumber, Compress and the SID tool.
Retro Commodore
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: Amiga Computing, CU Amiga Magazine, Diavolo Backup, Amiga 2000 Service Manual Main Unit, Busy Pack Økonomisystem for C128, Programming the Commodore 64 The Definitive Guide, Sixty programs for the Commodore 64, Vic20 Commercial, Mastering the Amiga, Din første database på Commodore 64, PageSetter LaserScript Registration Card and Updates Form, PageSetter LaserScript User's Guide, NewTek Digi-Paint Manual Addendum and Additional Information, NewTek Using Digi-Paint, GVP Installation Disk Notes and DesignWorks 2.0 User's Manual.
FRGCB
FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a web page that writes about retro games. But the difference is that this blog compares the games between the different computers like the C64, Amiga, MSX, NES, CPC, DOS, etc. The most recent comparisons are: Up'n Down (Sega, 1983), Golf Master (Hewson/Rack-It, 1988) and Drelbs (Synapse Software, 1983).
Matt Gray interview - Retrogamesmaster
The web page Retrogamesmaster had an interview with Matt Gray. Matt made music for computer games such as: BMX Simulator II: Dirt Biking, Dizzy: Treasure Island, Driller, Maze Mania, Ninja Massacre, Yogi Bear and Last Ninja 2.
DLH's Commodore Archive
DLH's Commodore Archive is a web page for Commodore documentation. You can find magazines, books and manuals. The latest additions are: Commodore PET Series BASIC Programming (2), Darkhorn The Realm of the Warlords, The Great American Cross-Country Road Race, Arcticfox, The Bards Tale II The Destiny Knight, Fire King, Beginning BASIC on the Commodore 64, Approach Trainer Pilot, 1869, Commterm 64, The Very First C128 Tutorial, Portmaker Dual IO PCB V2, Datamaster Computer Cassette Model 5500 and Grappler CD Printer Interface.
Commodore: The Inside Story
David John Pleasance started a Kickstarter project to write a book about the history of Commodore. David was the managing director of Commodore UK and tells the story of how a huge corporation was mismanaged from Hero to Zero.
Commodore Free #96
A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, news, Happy programming, Steve Morrow, SMILA, Slartibardfast, C64 Code Hacking, Martin Piper, SEUCK Redux Project and SuperBoot v1.00 - SuperCPU.
Floppy Days - Podcast #70
Floppy Days is an English podcast about Retro computers. In this episode: Interview with Michael Tomczyk, Ultimate 1MB, Atari DOS 2.5, Art of Atari, BASIC 10-liners and RetroChallenge 2017/04.
Retrochallenge 2017/04
The Retrochallenge competition will be held from 01-04-2017 until 30-04-2017. Everybody with a retro computer project can compete, but your computer system must be older than 10 years.
Return #28
Return magazine is a German print magazine about the 8-bit computers from A (Atari) to Z (ZX Spectrum). In this edition: Space Invaders, The Lands of Zador, Barnsley Badger, Chasm the Rift, Midijoy, Mame, Dune, Norton Commander, Game magazine from the 80s & 90s (3), Binarium, X-2016, AmigaOS (7), Bagman, Xenon2 Megablast, Thor and Int. Karate.
The Retrogaming Times #7
The Retrogaming Times is a retro computer magazine (English language) for all retro computer fans. In this edition: Prepare to Qualify, Upcoming Events, More C64!, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Apple IIGS Super Mario Bros., Nintendo 64 Controller, CoolBoy 198 in 1, VZ-200 & VZ-300, Retrogaming Dealers, Trivia Recap and See You Next Game.
Retrohax: Plastic repair
On the Retrohax web page you can see how to repair the plastic parts of your retro computer.
The story of Commodore and Atari - Leonard Tramiel
Dave Troy from TEDxMidAtlantic talks with Leonard Tramiel. In this interview Leonard talks about Commodore, Atari and why science education is more important now than ever.
BCC Party #11 - Compo results
C64 Demo: Trafolta, Vega & Lollipop. C64 Graphics: Secret of the Forbidden City, Love in Time of Laser Raptors & Compufreak. Wild Demo: Angracer & BASIC 2.0. Mixed: Slipstream, Super Marioahner Sisters & Fruchtbärchen. Mixed Demo: Nomad, HF Empire Intro & Monitori Te Salutant
Revision 2017
Revision is a Demo party which takes place from April 14th until April 17th 2017 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The competitions are: PC, Amiga AGA/ECS, C64, VIC20, Atari XL, Atari ST, NES, SNES, Master System, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum etc. Other categories are: Music, Graphics, Web browser, Game, Animation/Video, Wild and ASCII/ANSI.
The Retro Hour #59
The Retro Hour is a professional Podcast made by Dan Wood & Ravi Abbott. The Retro Hour aims to help the world understand the European gaming industry. In this episode: Scott Adams, Commodore C65, 2dark, Dreamcast, Hyper Sentinal, Primal Rage 2 and The Commodore Story documentary.
Retro Commodore
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: Commodore Service Training material for CBM 4022P and 4023, Commodore Service Training material for CBM 40xx/80xx, Cinemaware Warp Speed manual, Interactivision InterBase 2.0 Amiga manual, Interactivision InterTalk 2.0 manual, Interactivision InterPrint 2.0 Printer Manager manual, Interactivision InterPaint manual, Public Domain Amiga in der Tasche Band 1, Betafon Amiga & Tilbehør Prisliste, Comal 80 cartridge for C128, Interactivision InterSpread 2.0, Commodore AmigaVision Authoring System User's Guide and User's Reference, Logic Diagram Dynamic PET CBM 3032-4032, Schematic Diagram Commodore Printer 4022, Schematic Diagram Printer Commodore MPP-1361, Schematic Diagram Printer Commodore 8023P, DeluxePaint Art & Utility Disk Volume 1, Trident Software 64-TRAN User's Manual, Commodore Service Training for CBM 3040, 4040, 3001, 8050, 8250, 8250LP and 8296D, Commodore Matrixdrucker MPS-803 Bedienungshandbuch, Commodore Dot Matrix Printer Technical Manual Model 8023P MPP-I36I and Amigas and Monitors Engineering Change Request, 31 August 1993.
Retro gaming party - retromania.pt
On the 13rd and 14th January there was a retro gaming party, organized by retromania.pt, at an university in Portugal. Several retro computers were there ready to use by the visitors, including the Commodore 64 and the Amiga.
KiloByte magazine 3
KiloByte magazine is a pdf magazine (English language) for 8-bit home computers and game consoles. In this edition: Floppy disks, Tapecart, CD games, MOS chips, Athanor, Moonspire and 8-bit Civilizations.
1541 disk drive repair - Jan Beta
Jan Beta made a video about repairing a Commodore 1541 disk drive. In the video he explains how to find the fault and how to correct it.
The Commodore Story - Changing the world 8-bits at a time
A new Kickstarter campaign has been started to produce a Blu-ray disk and printed book with The Commodore Story - Changing the world 8-bits at a time.
DLH's Commodore Archive
DLH's Commodore Archive is a web page for Commodore documentation. You can find magazines, books and manuals. The latest additions are: Aprospand-64, geoTheo Thesaurus, Expandamem Owners Manual, Star LC10C Users Guide, Byte Flight 1 Catalog, Doodle Color Sketch Pad, Softwood Advertisement Final Writer 4, geoFont Catalog ShadowM, TV Sports Baseball, Wild West World, Whales Voyage, The Commodore 64 Disk Book, Commodore 64 Assembler Workshop, Curse of RA, E.S.S. Mega Manual, Logical Manual, Moving Gives Me a Stomach Ache, Mud Puddle, Musicolor, Raffles, Scary Poems for Rotten Kids, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Tale of Peter Rabbit, Team Yankee, The Paperback Princess, Thomas Snowsuit, Trivial Pursuit, Shiftrix & Lettrix, Tie-Break, Winzer Manual, etc.
Commodore.software
The web page Commodore.software has had an update with many new items: Compute's Machine Language Games for the Commodore 64, Commodore 64 Assembly Language Arcade Programming and VIC-20 Software Releases of 2016.
Scene World Podcast #30
Scene World Podcast is a podcast about the Commodore scene. In this episode: The MEGA65 team: Paul Gardner-Stephen, Andre Kudra and Detlef Hastik.
Kick Assembler v4.8
The last couple of months there have been updates for Kick Assembler. The recent changes are: Speed improvements, ByteDump, Labelscoping (if directive) and other small improvements.
Retrohax: 1541
On the Retrohax web page you can see how to refurbish your Commodore 1541 disk drive. Retrohax cleans the drive mechanism, he de-yellows the outside and repairs the diskette lever.
FRGCB
FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a web page that writes about retro games. But the difference is that this blog compares the games between the different computers like the C64, Amiga, MSX, NES, CPC, DOS, etc. The most recent comparisons are: Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal (The Edge, 1987), FRGR #07: Kultakuume (Triosoft, 1986), Blades of Steel (Konami, 1987), Netherworld (Hewson Consultants, 1988), TWOFER #15: Finnish Special! and TLL (Vortex Software, 1984).
BASIC 10Liners 2017
BASIC 10Liners 2017 is a competition for making a game in BASIC with only 10 lines of code. The rules are: The computer system must be 8-bit, the BASIC is line orientated and there is no machine code allowed. There are three categories: 80, 120 or 256 characters per line.
Retro Commodore
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: The Working Commodore 64, Proposed solutions to BASIC garbage collection, Monteringsvejledning for BASIC 4,0 (CBM3032), Commodore PET 2001 Operating System Version 4.0 assembly listing, ALFADATA RA5 RAM Card User's Manual, ANCONA High Resolution Monitor BW 861/10G and BW 861/10W, Commodore 64 Exposed, Amiga Computing Issue 49 extra - SuperBase Personal, Abacus AmigaDOS Quick Reference, Amiga Game Maker's Manual with AMOS Basic and PET BASIC 4.0 ROM assembly listing.
Tetris - 6502 Assembler 13
Wiebo de Wit is writing a blog on how to program a Tetris game in 6502 assembler. In each episode he explains how a part of the game works. In this episode: Hiscore Table and Load / Save.
Eight Bit Magazine 3
Eight Bit Magazine will celebrate early eight bit microcomputers from the 1970's to the early 90's. The magazine is a Kickstarter project and the folowing articles are planned: The collectors guide to the Amstrad CPC 464, The Apple adventurer, Hacking for infinite lives, Retropie: Emulating the 8-bits, Pond Software, Programming sprites for the C64 and CPC, Games and hardware in 2017 and many game reviews as well as interviews and technical articles.
Retro Asylum Podcast 153
Retro Asylum Podcast is an English podcast for the retro computer fans. In this episode: Mads and Steve play Super Cars 2 (Magnetic Fields) on the Amiga.
Princess C64SD v4.0 Ultra
The Princess C64SD v4.0 Ultra is a new product from Manosoft. Features: Redesigned schematic, C=LINK (Bluetooth), indexing on TAP files and multi cassettes TAP games, TAP for PET / CBM computers, stand-alone operation, ATMega1284p with 128KB flash memory, and improvements for the firmware.
8701 replacement
A prototype has been developed to replace the 8701 clock generator chip used on boards 250425, 250466, 250469 and in the C128. A NTSC and a PAL version will be available in the next few months.
Retro Asylum Podcast 152
Retro Asylum Podcast is an English podcast for the retro computer fans. In this episode: Simon Butler (Boot Camp, Highlander, Legend of Kage, N.O.M.A.D., The Neverending Story, Shadowfire and Transformers).
TOSEC
TOSEC has been updated. TOSEC, or The Old School Emulation Center, is a group of people dedicated to the preservation of games and other programs for home computer and console systems. In this update: 8 new, 79 updated and 0 removed.