HVSC #63
There is a update available of the High Voltage SID Collection. There are now more then 46,500 SIDs in the collection. In this update 798 new SIDs, 121 fixed/better rips, 412 SID credit fixes, 67 SID model/clock infos, 27 tunes identified and 46 tunes moved. You can download the update from the HVSC web page.
Commodore Free #88
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. The Music System, Paul Gardner-Stephen, Boxing - PET, Sopwiths and Pterrordons, Down, Programming in BASIC and computing history with Commodore.
MorphOS 3.9
A new version of MorphOS is now available. In this edition improvements for FatFS, Quark, hid.class, Flacapella, Odyddey, RemoteShell, Sribble, MUI, OpenSSL, Graficscards, WIFI, thumbnails, textrures and Locale.
WiFi - C64
Schema is developing a WiFi cartridge for the Commodore C64. At this moment he has a working prototype that is communicating on 2400 Baud. You can use a standard terminal program for the communication and all the RS-232 signals are supported.
Dutch Commodore User Group
The Dutch Commodore User Group had a meeting on June 20th. 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.
C64 intros
The web page c64Intros has updated its intro database and added 50 new intros. The new groups are: Chaos Industries, Cyclotron [CTN], Dexion + New Life + Zargon, Advanced Dynax SidRiders [ADSR], Empire Software, Euratom, FCG (DE), Kraekers, Organisation for Software Swapping [OFSS], Sense Designs, Sphinxs, Vector, The Web Incorporated, Wicked+Burp and Zzap.
Assist v2.12 - AmigaOS 4
Assist is a collection of information: All the content from the "Get the most out of your AMIGA" PDF guide, short-cuts, many articles and links. Assist helps with downloading and unpacking of software, plays YouTube videos and it has AmiUpdate support. The changes in this version are: Improvements for WBRun and AmiCygnix. And 15 new articles are added.
SID Known v1.10
Wilfred Bos released an update of SID Known. This version is compatible with the latest HVSC (#63). SID Known is a tool which you can use to identify SID tunes from SID and PRG files.
Scene World Podcast #8
In this episode of the Scene World Podcast the following: John Draper (Captain Crunch) inventor of the Blue Box, coder of EasyWriter, and a legend in the hacking and phreaking scene.
Ghosts'n Goblins Arcade - C64
Nostalgia released the arcade version of Ghosts'n Goblins for the Commodore C64. The features are: Two completely new levels added. Existing levels are expanded to be twice the size of the original. New graphics, music, sound effects, sprite multiplexer and a game map. Improved weapons and enemies and much more.
Brilliant Maze v1.1 - C64
Brilliant Maze is a new game for the Commodore C64 and is made by Geir Straume (Code, graphics and design) and Odie (Music). In the game you must collect all the diamonds in the maze and find the exit.
Commodore Fan Gazette #005
Commodore Fan Gazette is a pdf Commodore magazine in the Italian language. In this edition: Ready ... Return!, Icaros Desktop, Sub Hunter, Xain'd Sleena, International Karaoke + Estended Party Disk, Pulse, Rocket Smash ex, Donkey Kong Junior, Cosmos, C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition 2014, Mountie Mick’s Deathride, The Last Ninja, Cannon Fodder and Game Parade.
Virtuoso 0.96 - C64
Hein of Vision released a new music tool for the Commodore C64. The features are: Main editor: sequencer, patterns, instruments, step and FLO programs. Jam mode: mono, poly or layered. Selection of instruments, song, octave or song speed and a diskette menu.
Richard Löwenstein interview
The C64.com web page had an interview with Richard Löwenstein. Richard is a game developer from Germany. The games he worked on are: Let's Bounce, Twinky Goes Hiking, Persian Gulf Inferno, Top Cross and Quadranoid.
Sprite Castle
Rob "Flack" O'Hara has a web page for all his podcasts. His new podcasts are: Commando and Jumpman. Besides the podcast you can also find the links of web pages mentioned in the podcast.
C64 Reloaded
Ilkka Sjöstedt wrote a blog about the C64 Reloaded. The C64 Reloaded is a new C64 motherboard. This motherboard is designed to use the original C64 chipset, but it is manufactured with today’s standards. Extras are: S-video and audio connectors, ROM switcher for Kernal and character set, standard 5 VDC power supply and you can order ZIF sockets for the chips.
CBM prg Studio v3.3.0
Arthur Jordison has released a new version of CBM prg Studio. Changes in this version: Improvements for the Sprite Editor (deleted sprites), Character Editor (colour change, undo), Assembler (reformatting code, labels, Debugger X and Y indexing, stack under/overflow, SBC, RTI, BRK) and BASIC (Output to disk image, commenting).
Amiga Diagnostic Kit
For the Amiga A500/A2000 Commodore made an Diagnostic Kit. This system is a very rare and was only used by official Commodore service companies. Patrick from dottyflowers.com has acquired one of this diagnostic kits and has managed to rescue the software for this system using Kryoflux and the ADF workshop.
Boray Gammon - VIC20
Anders Persson released a new game for the Commodore VIC20. With the game Boray Gammon you can play backgammon against the computer or with two persons. You can either use the internal random generator for dice, or use real dice. To play the game you will need a 16K RAM expansion.
Insert Disk 2 - Instant Remedy
010101-music released the CD "Paula Agnus Denise" some time ago and now they are presenting a new CD. The new album "Insert Disk 2" from the artist Instant Remedy is packed with dance remixes of Amiga games. The album will be available on iTunes, Spotify and on the Amiga 30 event in Amsterdam.
Back to Ziridium, Clorodino, Last Mission 5, Major Ducth - C64
Roberto Ricioppo made 4 new SEUCK games. The games are Ziridium, Clorodino, Last Mission 5 and Major Ducth and are vertical scrolling shoot'em up games. Al the games are made in a ZX Spectrum style.
vbcc v0.9d (1) - Amiga
A new version of vbcc for AmigaOS 3/4, MorphOS, PowerUp und WarpOS is available. Vbcc is a C-compiler made by Volker Barthelmann and Frank Wille (Amiga version). Changes in this version: Improvements for the AmigaOS/68k FPU math libraries. This was required for Hollywood plugins.
Simple Writer V1.1 - C64
Dm of Victory and Lux of Delta Machine released a new program for the Commodore C64 that is called Simple Writer. The features are: Preview. Page create, edit, rename, delete and insert. Load / save files, font and mode.
Calimero v0.15 - MorphOS
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: Save and Load objects or groups with the file-format .calo, Cursor-option Lasso, Fixed line objects and Freehand drawing.
CharPad V2 Beta
Stewart Wilson from Subchrist Software released a new version of CharPad. With this (Windows) program you can edit your characters. Changes in this version: Added support for the import of bitmap images (BMP, PNG, etc.). Improved undo/redo system. Export project data as an assembler listing (text).
Dir Me Up - Amiga
Boing Attitude released a new version of Dir Me Up. This program can be used to explore and manipulate files, links and drawers of your Amiga. Features: Browsing history, Various sorts, Preview images, icons, text files and drawers sizes, Cut, copy and paste files, directories and links, Renaming, comment, administration, archiving and much more.
Matt Householder interview
The C64.com web page had an interview with Matt Householder. Matt has been creating, programming, designing and producing video / computer games for over 33 years. The games he worked on are: Krull, California Games, Barbie, GI Joe, Winter Games, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, World Games, Championship Wrestling, Vorpal Utility Kit, Sub Battle Simulator and California Games.
The Making of Lemmings
Rich Stanton wrote a blog about the making of Lemmings. The story is about David Jones who lost his job at the Timex company in 1988. David bought an Amiga 1000, and started on making games. Later he created with the company DMA Design the legendary game Lemmings.
SoundBankster 1.4 - MorphOS
Antoine Dubourgs released a new version of SoundBankster. SoundBankster is a program that DJ's can use to play there music. The changes are: In this version improvements for the Beat detection, Sync function and the GUI. Added 1/32 and 1/16 loop size.
Lighthammer
This snapshot of an smack-a-mole arcade cabinet shows the new input device, the "lighthammer". This new game and input device will be demonstrated (or you can play it yourself) on the Commodore meeting in Maarssen (the Netherlands) on june 20, 2015.
ACID 64 Player Pro V3.6
Wilfred Bos released a new version of ACID 64 Player Pro. Changes in this version: Support for 3SID, Network SID Device and SIDBlaster USB device. Improvements for PSID, search, device selection, emulation, file indexing and other small improvements.
AISS v4.19
Martin Merz released a new version of his "Amiga Image Storage System" (AISS). AISS is a system to use toolbar icons with AmigaOS, AmigaOS 4, AROS and MorphOS. There are more than 9700 icons available.
Vandalism News #64
In this English D64 magazine the following items: The Charts, News, World of Demos, History of SID, SIDTracker64, Interviews: Rock, Sphinx and Hedning, Ramblings of an Madman, RGCD, Gubdata 2015, Bruce Lee II, Revision 2015 and the list.
The Game - Amiga
The Game is a new game for the Amiga developed by David Eriksson. David started work on this game a long time ago, it is not completely finished, but you can play the game. Recent changes: Improvements for the title screen, sprites, the death counter and more support for the CD32.
Gravitrix - C64
Gravitrix is a game for the Commodore C64 developed by Nils Hammerich. In this game you most combine stones of four different gravity directions to solve each of the 120 levels. But be careful with the colour changers, conveyor belts, teleporters and other hazards. You can try the demo version for free or buy the full version of the game.
WinUAE 3.0.0
A new version of WinUAE is now available. Changes in this version: Emulation improvement for SCSI-hosts, IDE-controllers and CPU-cards. Support for, AVideo 12 / 24, HAM-E (+), DAC 18, FireCracker 24, Toccata Zorro II sound card, Nordic Power v3.2 and Pro Access v2.17. Visit the WinUAE web page for more details.
Botticelli Bilderdisk #40
Erich released a new Botticelli Bilderdisk for the Commodore C16 and the Plus/4. This double-sided diskette is filled with pictures in the Botticelli format. The Magica viewer is used to display the pictures. The pictures are a mix of handmade and digitized pictures.
Game Corner Q1/2015
Games Corner is an English diskette magazine about new games and about cracking games. In this edition: Cracky Thoughts, Game Watchtower, Cracked Stuff and the World of first releases.
AmigaRemix
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Cream of the Earth (vs. Romeo Knight), Super Twintris "Those 3" Tunes Up-Mix, Risky Woods - "El Pueblo" Cover Version, Kid Gloves [ Castle ] The Toe-tapper's Up-Mix, Hyperbased 2015, Lethal Xcess - Ruins of Methallycha, Einstein 2d6 - Wings of Victory (Spacetrip Mix), Total Eclipse (Main Theme Remix), MegaLoMania title, Agony - Loading Forest (TITAN Deep Blue Mix) and Defender Of The Crown (title).
YAPE v1.0.7
A new version of YAPE is available. YAPE is a Windows emulator for the Commodore Plus/4. The changes in this release are: Adjustable sound latency (20-200 ms), Preset window sizing shortcuts, Improvements for NTSC hues, monitor, D-PAD, CRT and TED.
JSIDPlay2 - v3.6
JSIDPlay is a Commodore C64 cycle-exact emulator optimized for sound reproduction. It is also a SID player for music collections like HVSC and CGSC. In this version mostly improvements for performance and an couple of small errors are removed.
Calimero v0.14 - MorphOS
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: Layer - system for objects. Copy / Cut objects to clipboard, paste objects from clipboard. Clone objects and two separate (context) menus in the edit mui class.
NIBTools
Pete Rittwage released a new version of NIBTOOLS. NIBTOOLS is a system to transfer data from original diskettes to a G64 or D64 disk image. These diskette images can be used with emulators or can be used to create new (real) diskettes. Changes in this version: Update for the SRQ code. SRQ nibbling is now the default. And a verify option (-V) for read and write.
Assist v2.1 - AmigaOS 4
Assist is a collection of information: All the content from the "Get the most out of your AMIGA" PDF guide, short-cuts and links. Assist helps with downloading and unpacking of software, plays YouTube videos and it has AmiUpdate support. In this version many optimisations and 5 new articles are added.
C64Studio v4.2
C64 Studio is a assembly development environment which is dependent on VICE. You can write assembly code and test this with the VICE emulator. Recent changes: Improvements for: Import File in Media Manager, Nested for loops, Graphic screen and Bitmap export. New: !BASIC pseudo op, Sprite editor effects (shift, rotate, mirror, etc.), Undo for charset and graphic screens.
P0 Snake - C64
P0 Snake is a new game for the Commodore C64. The game is made by Antonio Savona (code & graphics), ilesj (graphics), Heavy Stylus (documentation) and Ald (music). The game was released at the C64 Game Competition at Flashback 2015 and reached the number 1 place.
Mevlut Dinc - Interview
The C64.com web page had an interview with Mevlut Dinc. Mevlut is a game desiger and made games for the Commodore C64, Spectrum and Amstrad computers. The games he worked on are: Gerry the Germ, Prodigy, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Ninja 2, Time Machine, First Samurai and the development system for the C64GS.
PSID64 v1.1
PSID64 is a program that converts PSID files into C64 executables. PSID64 is written by Roland Hermans. This program allows users to play PSID files (originally used by the PlaySID program) on a real Commodore 64 computer or emulator such as VICE. In this version improvements for src/libpsid64/psid64.cpp and configure.ac.
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: 14 new, 117 updated and 13 removed.
Station64 - C64
Station64 is a live player system (via midi). The features are: 3 Voice polyphony, Oscillator control via midi, Advanced glide and pitch wheel control, Works with 8580/6581 on PAL/NTSC (auto detection) machines, Configurable with any MIDI cartridge and much more.