A firmware update for the Cassiopei has been released. This new version supports the C128 in C128 mode including wedge functionality. A major advantage of the C128 is the use of a boot-disk. Now you can use the Cassiopei directly after power-on, no typing required. Also a new version of the Cassiopei manager, a screen resizing bug has been fixed. And off course the manual has been updated with info about the C128.
How to upgrade the firmware.
How to upgrade the firmware.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Turrican Music-Show (Spreadpoint), Music Rip 3 (Spreadpoint), Cracker Journal 13 (Alpha Flight), 4th Dimension 3 (Cryptoburners), Hallucinations and Dreams Preview (Katharsis), Alchemy (Rage), Bandit's Radio (Mad Elks), Megademo (Katharsis) and Epilepsia 1 & 2 (Amnesia). Improved: Scene Talk 1, 2 & 3, Megademo (Katharsis) and Cracker Journal 4 & 12.
In this English diskette magazine the following: Editorial, Scene news, News from the groups, IRQ loader, Framemeister, Interviews with BHF/Hoaxers, Radiantx/Panda Des. and Randall/Arise.
AmiMag is a French pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: News, Amiga facing the PSX and Saturn, The Walker, Learn to master Wordsworth, Uropa2, Max games Public Domain, The Pin-Up and a comic.
Jani was making backups of old turbo-tapes to disk and noticed that the quality was very poor on some tapes. He needed a method to adjust the head alignment and see if the signal was better. He built an analogue VU-Meter inside a Datassette. On Jani's blog you can see the new system.
This is a new version of the program that was made for Amiga OS 3 by Thore Boeckelmann. The supported formats are: adf, adz, bin, ccd, cso, cpr, cue, d64, daa, dax, dmg, dms, dsk, flac, g64, gi, hdf, img, ipf, iso, isz, mdf, mds, nrg, raw, sad, toast, uif, vdi, vmdk, wv and xiso. Recent updates: Improved MDS plugin and Italian catalog. Newer MDS files and improvements for the MDS_OpenImage() function.
HunoPPC made an AmigaOS 4.1 version of FB Alpha, the arcade emulator. The following hardware platform are supported: Capcom CPS-1, 2 &3, Cave, Data East DEC-0, DEC-8 & DECO IC16, Galaxian, Irem M62, M63, M72, M90 & M92, Kaneko 16, Konami, Neo-Geo, Pacman, PGM, Psikyo 68EC020 & SH-2, Sega System 1, 16 & 18, X-Board, Y-Board, Toaplan, Taito F2, X, Z and others.
The book Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium is a now available in the on-line stores. The book celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made; the C64. The focus of the book is on the beautiful loading screens and game images.
RetroGameModz has made a video about the modification of an Amiga CD-32. The modification is an RGB connector at the back-side. During the modification RetroGameModz discovered a few defective capacitors. In the video you can follow the whole repair and the modification.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
BetterWB is a new workbench pack, like AIAB, Amikit, AmigaSYS, ClassicWB etc. It aims to be an enhancement and an update to AmigaOS 3.1 but without the need of extra hardware. The new programs are: Charmap, Prepcard+, Ned and Freewheel. And there are updates for HardWiz, icon.library, pfs3aio, HDToolBox, WhichAmiga and EnvHandler.
Smokin' Guns is a first-person shooter in the Old West. This game is converted to the Amiga, included weapons created with historically correct information about damage, rate of fire, reload time, etc. Requirements: Fast CPU, 1GB RAM and Warp3D with 128MB RAM.
This is the second part of the story about the 30 year old TED chip. The TED chip was used in the Commodore C16, C116, Plus/4 and the 364. Bil Herdwas 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.
Lemming880 made a new game for the Commodore Amiga. The game is a platform game and is made in Backbone. An Amiga A1200 or higher is recommended, but it will work on a A500 at a slower speed. In the game you must collect all coins, kill the enemy and eliminate the boss!
The Youtube video of Boxx
The Youtube video of Boxx
The TherapSid is a music system that can be used to play music with the original SID chip. The features are: Compatible with all SID's, 3 Oscillators, 4 Waveforms per oscillator, Multimode Filter, 35 Knobs, 31 Buttons, 100 Pre-sets, 16 Step Modulator and the system is compatible with the iPad.
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: Added resizeable windows, Internal font scaling, Mobile mode option and a disk cache function.
Anthony Stiller made a new action game for the Commodore C64. The game Sopwiths and Pterrordons is made with the Shoot'Em Up Construction Kit (SEUCK) and is based on the games 1942 and 1943 but in the prehistoric times. In the game you are a pilot and must shoot down the flying dinosaurs.
Ed Mackey and Al Mackey released the full version of the game MegaBall for the Amiga as freeware, included the source code. MegaBall is a breakout-style game and it was one of the best ShareWare games for the Amiga. The original ADF images are available for the installation of the game.
The source code for MegaBall.
The source code for MegaBall.
The web page Games That Weren't has had an interview with Paul Kubiszyn from the game company XLCUS. The company made games for the Commodore C64 in the mid nineties. A few examples of the games that Paul worked on are: Square Scape, Amorphous and MegaForce.
Beep is a documentary film and book of video game music and sound. This project is a kickstarter project and it will start on October 1st. The finished documentary is planned for March 2016. A few examples of people in the documentary are: Allister Brimble, Chris Huelsbeck, Anders Carlsson, Mike Clarke, Tim Wright, Martin Galway and many more.
In this BitJam the Wackee SID Selekta. You can listen to the following music: Jammer - Spirals, _V_ - Phat Beats, celticdesign - SID Nation, Flex - Luminator, Linus - Grandma was a Druglord, Drax - Delusional, Conrad - Intrinsic V2, Wiklund - Euro Trash, MCH - Attitude #14, Wackee - For Those About To Acid (edit), _V_ - Red Sector Inc Circa 1994, Wackee - Oh My God What Have I Done, Zabutom - Storm, Linde - Dbwud, Xiny6581 - Substral Hyperwaves III (original mix), Devilock - Scale of Recreation, Flex - Vandalized Paradize, Scarzix - Starhiker (Director's cut), Hein Holt - Game Player, _V_ - Win a Cookie, Psycho8580 - Little Trip to Nowhere and Jammer - Spirals (reprise). Total playing time: 45:16.
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.