Tomasz Nowak is developing a system that makes it possible to run 16 virtual C64's inside 1 real Commodore 64. The extended memory is divided in 16 block of 64 kB (16 virtual machine), 0.5 kB RAM for program MMU, and 16 memory blocks for the VIC, CPU, zero-page and the hardware stack.
Demonstration video of the 1 MB Commodore 64
Demonstration video of the 1 MB Commodore 64
Amiga mixer is a program for the Amiga that can control your audio. It supports many soundcards: SBLive/SBAudigy, FM801, Envy24HT, Solo-1 and many others. Changes in this version: IDT92HD700/X1000 support, improvements for X1000's hdaudio.audio V6.22, added SOUNDCARD tooltype/arg, German and French language.
Aircraft Patrol 3 is a new SEUCK game for the Commodore 64 developed by Roberto Ricioppo. The loader picture is made by Johan Janssen and the music from Richard Bayliss. In the game you are a pilot and you must shoot down the enemy planes and make a safe landing.
Dan Wood made a video of the Gotek floppy emulator. This floppy emulator uses a USB stick to read diskettes files and is compatible with Amiga computers. In the video Dan explains how to use the system and tells about the firmware change that makes the Gotex system compatible with an Amiga.
You can now compete in the Tape loader tune competition 2014. The aim of the music competition is simply to compose a tune which would be suitable to listen to when loading a game from tape or disk. The rules fort his competition: No covers or remixes, maximum playing time is 2 minutes and you can send in a maximum of three tunes. Visit the TND web page for all the details.
If you want to talk about any retro computer system you should visit the TalkRetro.com web page. The forum has the following discussions: Chit chat, Pictures, For sale, Wanted, Introduction, Parties, Technology, Demo scene and much more.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Football Game, Skweek and Space Action 2. Update: Arthema, Body Slam, Car Wars, Dangerous Sports, Enduro Racer V2, English Invaders, I Can Remember, Murder!, Myth 2, R-Type V1, Rocket Roger V1, SDI and Time Scanner V1.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Cracker Journal 3-12 (Alpha Flight), Zine 1-11 (Brainstorm), Grapevine 5-21 (LSD), Vectordemo (Vector all Times) and Apocalypse (Gods). Improved: Player Manager (Anco), Megademo (Dragons) and Analogia (Analog).
Zzarko and Msolajic developed a file generator to make EPROM files for a Magic Desk compatible cartridge. The generator includes a system to make the menu for the cartridge. A schematic for making the cartridge is also included. The system can use 512 KB, but if you want to use it in VICE the limit is 128 KB.
On the web page Flashtro.com you can see many cracker intro’s with your browser. The original intros from the Amiga, Atari-ST, Dreamcast, PC, Playstation etc. are converted to Flash. The most recent flashtro’s are: Bad Trip - Action Stations, Vision Factory - Hunter Killer, Oracle - Grand National and Possessed - VIZ.
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Reviews: Chaos Guns, Icaros Desktop 2.0, X-Surf 100, Pipe Mania, Erben der Erde, SS VoidBlast, Tales of Gorluth, Donkey Downfall, Xump, Goatlizard DX, MorphOS 3.6, AmiKit 1.7, MPlayer, WinZoom, Petros memories. Special: Demoscene, Emulation, Classic thoughts (17) Oxxi Inc. Workshops: Programming with AmigaOS4 (8). Interviews: Pascal Pappara.
A new version of C64 TrueType has been released. Both versions C64 Pro Mono (fixed pitch) and C64 Pro (variable pitch) are updated. Changes in this version: Improved the Unicode mapping. Improved compatibility with Apple / Microsoft TrueType recommendations. Added Direct PETSCII mapping to the C64 Pro version.
NetSurf is a small but fast web browser for Amiga, RISC OS and Linux. NetSurf supports HTML and CSS: A few examples of the changes in this version are: In this version many small errors are repaired. There is a new disc cache feature and the support for CSS3 has been extended.
Bil Herd talks about the 30 year old TED chip. The TED chip was used in the Commodore C16, C116, Plus/4 and the 364. Bil was in charge of the development of these computers and he implemented the TED (Text Editing Device) chip in the design. The TED chip was used for the video, sound, DRAM refresh, timers and keyboard / joystick input.
Sysmon is a system monitor for AmigaOS 4 made by Guillaume Boesel. Recent changes: Added an Application tab, AUTOAPPLICATION, REGAPP_UniqueApplication, mini Assign manager, Unlock and SMART state device. Improvements for the RageMem and SDLBench results.
In this German language d64 magazine for the Commodore C116, C16 and the Plus/4 the following articles: Tips and Tricks, Computer Spaß, Hardware, Termine, Szene, Ghost Town, Notepad +4, SD2IEC SID Player, Floodit, Indoor Soccer, Whack C16, Note Game, Shack, Saboteur C16, Total Eclipse, SVS-Calc 2.0 and other systems.
FastView is a MUI program which allows you to show your pictures by selecting files or drawer with right mouse button or by drag and drop. Recent changes: Ringhio notification, APPLIBMT_ToFront, APPLIBMT_Quit, APPLIBMT_ForceQuit, APPLIBMT_Hide, APPLIBMT_Unhide, MutexObtain(), MutexRelease(). Improvements for DSI and YAM.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Floyd The Droid (Radarsoft), Innerspace (CRL), Kong Strikes Back (Ocean), Koronis Rift (Activision / Lucasfilm Games), L.A. Police Dept. (Interceptor), Meganova (Alternative Software), Magazine (CP Verlag / Magic Disk 64), Ollie's Follies (Access Software) and The Scrolls of Abadon (Access Software).
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Dr. Vector, MorphOS 3.7, Amiga Meeting, CD32-Expansions: Hermes, WinUAE with PPC emulator, Individual Computers new web page, Tales of Gorluth, Alinea Nerd articles, KeHo, Home automation with the Amiga, Photos of GamesCom 2014, Petro's book, Blue Metal Rose, Return Magazin, VzEkC e.V., Radio Paralax, Retrohunter, Chris Hülsbeck and MIGs Yesterchips.
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make an 8-bit computer for the 21st century. In the last month he has been working on the 48 MHz CPU and an Ethernet connection for the C65GS. You can follow his progress on his blog.
880 Gamer is a English pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this magazine the following articles: News, Cover Disk, Game On: Marble Madness, Pinball Dreams, Speedball, Rollerball, RBI Baseball and Vectorball, Bleeding Eyes: Boing, Jesus on E's and RSI MegaDemo, Cheat and Talk Back.
Mfilos is working on his X500. The X500 is a retro looking computer case designed by Loriano Pagni. The X500 makes it possible to built a modern PC with the looks of the Amiga 500 computers. On Mfilos blog you can see how he built his system, including the Amiga keys on the keyboard.
Csabo (programming) and Chronos (graphics) released the Commodore Plus/4 version of the adventure game Temple of Terror. The original game was released in 1987 for the Commodore C64 and the ZX Spectrum. Csabo removed a programming error and made the game much faster than the original.
Paolo Besser announces the Icaros Desktop 2.0. The official release will be in a few months but you can already see new screenshots on the Icaros web page. New in this version: TLSF memory manager, an improved SDK, better M68K support, DirectoryOpus 5 Magellan and much more.
Relaunch64 is a program (text editor) for programming 65xx assembly on a modern computer. This editor works together with common cross assembler like Kick Assembler, acme, dasm, c64asm or ca65. Changes in this version: Improved the en-/disabled-status of "dont wait for process" preference. And the "find by typing" function is now working correctly.
The Dutch Commodore User Group had a meeting on August 16th. This Commodore user group is a very active group with six meetings every year with around a hundred or more visitors at each meeting. You can look at the photos and see how the meeting was.
Hi65 is a high-level Commodore 65, BASIC 10 emulator. The Commodore 65 is an proto type 8-bit computer with an 4510 CPU (3.54 MHz), 256 colour graphics and 8 MB of RAM. This emulator does not emulate the whole C65, but it will run programs that are written in BASIC. Changes in this version: Incorporated the Ingo Berg's MuParser routines into Hi65. Ana added 36 new error messages for the MuParser.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Breaker, Crystal Chamber, Fireblaster, Rocket Roger V1, Skweek, The Ancient Art of War, Typhoon Thompson and Unknown platform game. Update: Airwolf 2 V1, Body Slam, Delphian, I Of The Mask, Mutant Zone, Search For Sharla, Star Force Seven, Star Maze and Zanaton.
The last couple of months there have been updates for Kick Assembler. The recent changes are: Additional config files are now possible. Improvements for the "==" and "!=" operators with Boolean values. Improved import of binary and text files. Added addAll, uget, the "+=" and "-=" operators.
Timo Voutilainen developed a RTC module for the Commodore C64. An RTC is a Real Time Clock an can be connected to a computer to supply the actual time and date. Timo also included a program to set and read the time and date from the Commodore C64 and he included a driver for GEOS.
Vasm is a assembler to create linkable objects in various formats. The following CPUs are supported: M680x0, ColdFire, 80x86, PowerPC, ARM, Jaguar RISC, Z80, C16x/ST10, 6502 and the 6800. Visit the web page to read all the changes in this version.
In this episode of the Retro Asylum Podcast Mrsid tells us about the C64 scene. Steve buys a Spectrum, Paul M talks about cover-disks and finally, we have the podcast that we recorded live from Revival earlier this month.
DirMaster is a Windows-based GUI tool useful for the management of emulator formats such as: .d64, .d81, .t64, etc. as well as archival formats such as .arc, .sda, .lnx, etc. New in this version: Support for .d4m, .hdd, .m2i, .nib, .lbr and .spy formats. Export to .png, .rtf and .html. More possibilities for GEOS diskettes. Viewers for disassembly/hex, REL files, cset and images. Batch processing and experimental OpenCBM support.
Epsilon wrote a blog about installing a SCSI Controller expansion (by CBMChef) for the CDTV and the AztecMonster SCSI card. The CDTV SCSI Controller is a modern expansion developed in 2013 and makes it possible to connect an external SCSI device to the Commodore CDTV. The AztecMonster is a SCSI to CF card interface.
Silverdr is "reloading" Project 64. Project 64 is an attempt to archive all important documentation for the Commodore C64. Silverdr moved the project to Github. Github makes it possible to add documents and improve documents by multiple contributors. Silverdr asks people to join him with Project 64.
The Project 64 homepage.
The Project 64 homepage.
TORCS is a racing car simulation for the Amiga. There are many different cars, tracks, and opponents to race against. You can adjust the tires, dampers, aerodynamics, spoilers etc. The game is available for AmigaOS 4, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.
FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a new 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: Circus Charlie, Bumpy and Summer Games (2).
On the Dustlayer Blog you can now see pictures of the Commodore production line in Hong Kong from December 1992. The photos were taken by Robert Baker who worked in production engineering at Commodore in West Chester, USA and who had been in Hong Kong for a pilot production run of the Amiga 600.
Reset is an pdf magazine (English language) for the Commodore C64 user. In this edition: Editorial, Reviews: Commando Arcade, Guns 'N' Ghosts, Bellringer III and the Protovision 4 player compilation. Where Are They Now? Interview with Tomcat/Nostalgia. The history of Commodore Format (1). Games That Weren’t, C64 Endings, Deep Thoughts, The Mighty Brain, a minty fresh Blow and The Cartridge comic.
Stefan started a new Youtube channel. On this channel you can view videos about Amiga computers. At this moment you can watch the following videos: Amiga 600, Amiga 1200/60, Amiga 2000/60, Amiga 3000/60 D and the Amiga 4000/60 D.
The Princess C64SD v3.0 is a new product from Manosoft. This device is a combination of the ITS TAP Player module and the C64SD. The features are: .TAP support (load /save), Disk drive replacement, Atmega1284p micro-controller, Metal cover, Pass-through connectors for the Datassette and IEC devices, SD card slot, Buttons for Play/Stop, reset and disk change and status LEDs.
RetroGameModz made an video about the repair of a Blizzard PPC accelerator card for Amiga 1200. In the video you can see many tips and working methods for repairing retro hardware such as: Visual inspection, testing, schematics, measurements, disassembling, new components and final testing.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
Bil Herd made a video of the most rare Commodore computer the Commodore LCD. In the video he opens the Commodore LCD and explains all the parts inside. The video is almost 15 minutes and you can watch it on Youtube.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Music Disk 1 (Mahoney & Kaktus), 5 Yards (Vision), Mouse Quest (Micro Value/Tynesoft) and Where Time Stood Still (Denton Designs/Ocean). Improved: Copper Master (Angels), Thunderhawk (Core Design), Lionheart (Thalion) and Obliterator (Psygnosis).
A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, Cover Tape 15, News for the C64, Plus/4, VIC20 and Amiga users. GEOS and Wheels Programming, Commodore: 1 - Church: 0, Interviews with Paul Gardner-Stephen and the Melon64 SysAdmin, Review of the SD2IEC Drive and Assembly Line - $05: PRIMM.
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: 19 new, 369 updated and 1 removed.
Tony is developing a new TAP file player device. With this device it will possible to read your TAP files from a SD card into your Commodore C64. The device will be very small and you can select your TAPs via a special menu on your C64. The cost will be around 30 USD.
Me and My Shadow is a puzzle / platform game where you must try to reach the exit by solving puzzles. Spikes, moving blocks, fragile blocks and much more stand between you and the exit. The game has more than 40 levels, 18 different block types and a built-in level editor. The game is available for AmigaOS4, Amiga68k, Linux and Windows.
Arthur Jordison has released a new version of CBM prg Studio. Changes in this version: Code Snippets. Improved the VICE debugger support. New tutorial for mixing BASIC and machine code. Support for the Plus/4 in the screen code builder tool and BASIC 8 support for C128 projects.
Bauknecht released a new demo for the Commodore Plus/4. The demo Rocket Science was released at the Evoke 2014 party in Germany where it reached the number 1 place in the "All Platform" category. The demo is PAL only and is made by Stephan (code) and Ingo (music).