Andi 6510 is working on the his FPGASID Project. This project will produce an drop-in replacement for the SID chip. The features are: Cycle exact reproduction of all digital parts including sound and envelope generation and paddle readouts. Exact modelling of the analogue parts and extras like wavetables, stereo sound, more voices etc.
A new version of WinUAE is now available. Changes in this version: DKB Wildfire, 3-State Apollo 500/2000, A2090, Elaborate Bytes A.L.F., Kupke Golem Fast SCSI/IDE, Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI, Multi Evolution 500/2000, OMTI-Adapter, Spirit Technology HDA-506, Tecmar T-Card/T-Disk, Vortex System 2000, Xebec 9720H, A1060, A2088, A2088T, A2286, A2386SX, etc.
DannieGeeko released an Boulderdash game for the Commodore C64. The theme of this game is horror and was especially made for Friday 13th in November this year. You can start the game with any level you want.
DrawerExplorer is an file manager with a hierarchical directory view for AmigaOS 4.x. The recent changes are: Added a popup menu. An AISS toolbar instead of text buttons. Improvements for displaying icons. Added an info bar at the bottom of the window and the details column is now resizeable.
Beamrider released a new game for the Commodore VIC20. The game is an conversion of the 1982 Arcade game Popeye (by Nintendo and King Syndicate Features). You can get an extra life at 20,000 points, but the game gets more difficult after 3 stages. To play the game you must use an 32K RAM expansion.
Ignition is a modern spread sheet for AmigaOS 4.x. This AmigaOS 4.x version is made by Achim Pankalla, which is based on the 68K version from Axel Dörfler. Changes in this version: Improved Turbocalc import and improved csv import and export. And more than twenty errors were corrected.
GadgetUK164 made a video about the repair of a Commodore VIC20. The VIC chip was replaced and the new chip has now extra cooling. And a small modification was implemented to improve the composite video.
All the repair videos from GadgetUK164.
All the repair videos from GadgetUK164.
Angelsoft released a new adventure game for the Commodore Plus/4. In the game you are the archaeologist Fred Nelson. Your quest is to find the mysterious gate of power, which, according to ancient records, is somewhere in Asia. Visit many exotic locations while making friends and collecting clues.
The Company is a group Amiga enthusiast from Poland. They make exe versions of Amiga games. You can download a exe file that contains the game and a preconfigured version of WinUAE. The latest additions are: Skarabeusz (Twin Spark Soft,1992), Lazarus (Infinite Dreams, TimSoft - Poland, 1995), Space Crusade (Gremlin,1992) and Lothar Matthaus: Die Interaktive Fussballsimulation (Bomico - Germany, 1993).
Dirk Hoffmann has released a new version of his VirtualC64 emulator. This emulator can turn your Mac (OS X) into a Commodore C64. Changes in this version are: Support for the TAP format. And a new dialog window for information about the currently inserted disk, tape, and the attached expansion port cartridge.
A new version of AROS Vision is now available. AROS is based on concepts and ideas of the Amiga and the 68000 processor. AROS supports X86, ARM, PPC and 68k. In this version updates for: Boot-screen / Boot-sound, Drag & Drop files, hotkeys, Trashcan, Alt-Tabber, FTP, MUI38, Free Pascal, App Store, AmiCloud and many small optimizations.
A new Kickstarter project wants to produce a hardcover book with the stories "Dagon" and "Nyarlathotep" from H.P. Lovecraft. The special thing about this project is that they will use PETSCII to illustrate the book. Besides the book they also want to produce T-shirts, stickers, and postcards with the PETSCII illustrations.
Abre los ojos is a new demo from the group oobc for the CBM 8032. The name of the demo "Abre los ojos" means "Open your eyes" in English. The demo reached the first place in the Wild compo at Zoo 2015.
Amigaville is an English PDF magazine for the Amiga user with news and reviews of games & programs. In this edition: News, Reviews: Legend of Kyrandia, T-Zero, Micro Machines and Archer Madeans Pool. FPGA's, MorphOS, AmigaOS 4.2, emulation and word-processors.
Rob "Flack" O'Hara has a web page for all his podcasts. Besides the podcast you can also find the links of web pages mentioned in the podcast. In this episode: Computer People, Shamus and The Goonies.
Tynemouth Software is repairing an Commodore PET 2001-8. After testing the 6550 RAM chips it was discovered that 14 of the 18 chips were defective. Other defective components: ROM, CPU, a transistor for the Datassette, capacitors for the rectifier diodes and a power connector.
On Forum64 you can now read all about the new game development competition for the year 2016. The theme of the year 2016 is a strategy game. The start of the competition is 1st of January 2016 end the game must be finished on 31st of October.
MCes has developed an adaptive RAM expansion for the Commodore VIC20. The features are: +3K, +16K, +24k, 12 x 8K = 96K, write protect and you can configure or disable the cartridge with pokes. The price is 44 Euros.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Soul Gem of Martek and Tobor. Update: C64GS cartridge titles, 3-2-1 Quiz game, Captain Stark, Haunted, Knuckles, Laser Cycle, Last Ninja V1, Myth 2, Twister and Your Computer Software Exchange.
Lariad is an action/adventure game for the Amiga. The protagonist is a swamp dweller who lives peacefully on his planet, all by himself. Then, one fateful night, unbeknownst to the swamp dweller, an intruder lands on his planet and steals something that's very precious to him.
Achim released a new version of SFX Editor for the Commodore C64. The features are: Filter, resonance, voice, duration, attack/decay, sustain/release, pitch, pulse width, waveform and frequency.
Dawn is an english diskette magazine for the Commodore C64 users. In this edition: Editorial, Interviews with Zyron and 6R6, Protovision, 16 years Eternity, Science mishaps, Sceners X-mas, Commo Do and Perplazed.
U-91306 Eidothea - The Daughter of Protheus is a new game for the Commodore C64 developed by Errazking. In the game you control a very small submarine inside a human body. You must navigate through the bloodstream to the brain and destroy the tumour. This game is the third entry in the SEUCK 2015 competition.
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: Forbidden Forest, Caverns of Khafka, Aliens, Nanako in Classic Japanese Monster Castle, Psycho, The Fall Guy, The Dukes of Hazzard and Encounter!
Simone Bevilacqua (saimo) released an update of his game Quod Init Exit. In the game you are a little pig, and you need to eat all the food you can find. The game has excellent graphics and is fun to play. You can download the game from the Commodore Scene Database (CSDb) web page.
A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, News for the C64, Plus/4, VIC20 and Amiga users. New case. Interviews: Steve Reed, Sean Peck and R.M. Smedley. Reviews: Xplode Man, Meteor Defender, Abyssonaut and 10x10.
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Playfield, Gorky 17, Mutant League Hockey, Fruit'y, Meteor Defender, Mission Andromeda, Bubble Shooter DX, Evil Garden, Xenopew, Kingdoms Of Steam, The Game, Equality, OS 4 Depot, Candi, ASDG Inc, Demoscene, Programming with AmigaOS4 (15), Demo development (6), 30 Years Amiga Event Neuss 2015, Interviews: Kurt Cotoaga (Demonware), A500Fan and Marco Sowa (Sunlight Games).
Ricardo Quesada developed a character editor for the Commodore 64. The features are: Import, export, rotate, invert, clear, shift to left, right, up and down. New in this version: More short keys, TilesetWidget, support for import VICE Snapshot files, Spanish language, Edit -> Cut, View -> Reset Layout and more samples.
880 Gamer is a English pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this magazine the following articles: News, Cover Disk, Beast update, Game on: Elite, Frontier, Narco Police, Final Fight, Moonshine Racers and Savage. Bleading eyes: Brus, Elements, Hacks for Tracks, Legalise, Musicland, Seduction and Turmoil. 880 Cheat and 880 Talkback.
Keyman64 is an hardware expansion for the keyboard on your Commodore C64. With Keyman64 you can assign actions to key combinations. These action could be a series of keystrokes or hardware switches. The possibilities could be: assign commands to (function) keys, do a reset, switching a Kernal, switch on/of LED's etc. The configuration or firmware update is possible via a USB connection.
Erik Safar released a new game for the Commodore C64. The game is an adventure game with vector graphics. The features are: 50 graphics, syntax analysis (200 words), English & French language, manual, clues and a 5.25" diskette. And for the near future a VIC20 version is also planned.
A preview of Athanor - The Awakening.
A preview of Athanor - The Awakening.
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: COMputer Issue 18 - 1987 Sep, RAP Diskcover, Weird Diskcover, Defence Diskcover, CUC Diskcover 2, Arachnophobia votesheet (Spiders), U-Turn Unplugged votesheet, Spiders Diskcover, U-Turn diskcover, Basic Computer Spil (Danish), SOFT (Danish), Computer (Danish), Y-C-Genlock (German), VLAB YUV Video Digitizer manual (German), DiskMaster manual, CrossDOS v4.0, User’s Guide Amiga Hard Drive (A4000), User’s Guide ARexx (A4000), User’s Guide AmigaDOS (A4000), Christmas-Party ’89 Invitation, Horizon Party Invitation 1990, Bullet Proof, Business, Adventure Town and Bogen om Commodore 64 (Danish).
A new episode of BoingsWorld (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Neuss, Tabor A1222, X5000 A-EON, X5000 - MorphOS, A.L.I.C.E., Hyperion, Cinemaware, Kryoflux, Amiga 30 Merchandise, Amiga Racer, AEROS, Amiga Future, Mega 65, Alinea Computer, Return Magazin, Factor5, Blue Metal Rose, Cloanto, G-Data, Marcom, Amistore, Golden Code, Viva Amiga, Chris Huelsbeck, Dave Haynie, RJ Mical, Turrican Live and Yesterchips.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Dr. Jackle & Mr. Wide (Mastertronic), Die Hard 2: Die Harder (Grandslam), Dragon's Lair 2 (Software Projects), Drelbs (Synapse Software) and Deviants (Players).
Chicken Lips Radio is a Podcast for the Commodore user. In this episode: Commodore Flyer Modem, CommVex 2015, Blake Patterson, C64 keycaps, PixelWizard, cOS, DOS65 CP/M, Ebay: Commodore 65, MEGA65, c64p Commodore laptop, Commodore 128 VGA Adapter, PLAnkton, C128D Disk Drive, Amiga HDMI and the SFD-1001.
On the "Games Coffer" web page you can find games, demos, animations, slideshows, diskette magazines, history, FAQ, emulators, reviews and advert Scans. The new additions fort his month are: Creep Show, Dark Lord No.9, Freddys Dead, Friday The 13th, Horror Slideshow, Nightbreed, Art I, Art II, Color Crime, Termination Zone 92, Tora Cora, Zombie Boys 3, Chainsaw Death, Dragons Pyramids, Magic Ball (DE), Missile, Star Fleet 1, Wet Beaver Games, Boulder, Budbrain Megademo #3, Deep Core, Disorder Megademo 2, Gate Megademo, Gate Megademo II, Hit The Road, Hydrocephelus II, Hypnosis, It's Tricky, Space Alien Vampire, Wicked House and Wild Copper.
A new edition of SIDin is now available. In this edition the following items: News, CGSC v1.30, HVSC #63, XSidPlay 2.1.7, Project Sidologie, Tel Me More, Back in Time Symphonic Collection, Matt Gray interview, Matt Gray Serpent Demo player and JSIDPLAY2.
FS-UAE is a multi-platform Amiga emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X based on UAE/WinUAE. Changes in this version: More compatibility for A1200 Blizzard CPU board models. More gamepad controller configurations. Updated translations and improvements for the FS-UAE Launcher.
Chronos/Absence is back with a new release for Halloween. The theme is based on the game Ghost 'n Goblins, with a new music box, featuring 5 tunes and graphics. And on the diskette you will find more bonus material.
MUIbase (Magic data BASE with User Interface) is a relational, programmable database with a graphical user interface for Amiga, Linux, Mac and Windows. Steffen Gutmann has released a new version for the Amiga. The changes are: New names for the use of a project: Changed, Locked or Old. Quick search in select-from-where lists. MIN / MAX for arbitrary data types. Update for the manuals and many small errors are removed.
Britsoft is a book about the history of the early British games industry. In the book you can find interviews with Peter Molyneux, David Braben, Archer Maclean, David Darling, Jeff Minter, Charles Cecil, David Perry, Geoff Crammond, Julian Gollop, Julian Rignall, Dino Dini, Mo Warden, Rob Hubbard, Martin Kenwright, Fred Gray, Martin Galway, Mel Croucher, Mike Montgomery, Rod Cousens, Sean Cooper, Malcolm Evans, Steve Turner, Tim Tyler, Nigel Alderton, Jon Hare, Gary Penn, Eugene Evans, Oliver Frey, the Oliver twins, Peter Stone, Richard Leinfellner, Chris Anderson, Shahid Ahmad, Andrew Braybrook and Geoff Brown.
Potrace is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. The input is a bitmap and the output is an PostScript file. Changes in this version are: Improvements for processing of BMP files and the portability was improved for C99 and for MSVC++.
Ravelli released a new version of Forth for the Commodore C64. Forth is a very low-level and minimal language without any automatic memory management. Forth on the C64 is more faster, more memory effective and more powerful than the standard Basic. Forth on the C64 includes an editor, compiler and a assembler. Changes in this version: Improvements for loops, renaming of commands and a number of small errors were removed.
Staringlizard started an Kickstarter to make the world's smallest C64 emulator. This project will be a sequel to the Memwa project. The specifications of the Memwa2 are: More powerful MCU, microSD, USB keyboard, HDMI output and a SID chip or a replacement like the Swinsid.
A new firmware for the Sum USB (A1200) and the Sum A600 models is now available. Changes in this version: Apple USB keyboard support, F10: displaying selected keys codes, F12: displaying device settings and a new short-cut for adapter settings.
Egretz is working on a modern version of the TurboCard64. The original TurboCard64, from the year 1987, is an hardware expansion for the Commodore C64 with an 4 MHz 65816 CPU and 256 KByte RAM. You can follow his progress on his web page (German language).
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Quadrofender, Quadrant 4, Urban Warrior, Day Of The Pharaoh, Fight Night V1, Rob'n Run and Time Fighter. Update: Alien Vs Predator, Chess, DDT: Dynamic Debugger, Daffy Duck, Go Ape!, Heavy Barrel, International Karate Deluxe, Murder!, Psyclapse, Rhyme Land, Speed Fighter, Twilight Beyond and World Cup Carnival V1.
Calimero is a powerful DTP program for MorphOS. The program can import and export many different formats. The program supports multi page, columns, header, footer, separators, hyperlinks, text-warp, table of contents, background texture and much more. Changes in this version: Export EPUB, Support of HOME and END button, Drag'n Drop of all possible files, and a new Shortcut for rescale objects with aspect ratio.
There is a new version of the C64SD v3 Princess under development. The new version "FLC" can control the Datassette motor. This makes it possible to make .TAP files automatically from tapes with multiple files. And a new menu (v2.0) for all versions.
XoXo is a program, developed by Andreas G. Szabo, that can help you with ripping, decrunching, decoding, virus checking and debugging. Changes in this version: Improvements for reading the directory and assigns in the file manager. More ToolTips and OX system upgrade from library version 0 to 2.7.