A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Reviews: CDTV mouse/joystick switch, CDTV SCSI controller, Goal, Game Bundle Version 1, Lode Looter, Pingus, Putty Squad, Enemy 2: Missing In Action, Solid Gold, DigiBooster 3, SimpleMail, YAM, SnapIt, MorphOS 3.4 and AmigaOS 4 Dockies. Special: Demo Scene and Progressive Peripherals & Software Inc. Workshops: WHDLoad and Programming with AmigaOS4 (5). Shows: Retro Madrid Games Week 2013 and AmiCamp 2013. Interviews: Dino Dini.
Robby from MOS6502 has had an interview with Bil Herd. Bil worked for Commodore as a hardware designer and is well known for the development of Commodore C128 the C16, Plus/4 and the Commodore LCD. Bil talks about how he started in the IT industry and his work for Commodore.
Dane Bills released a game for the Commodore VIC-20. The game is based on a well known 80s game and is written in assembly. The music in the game is from Jeff Messner. The game can be played on a Commodore VIC20 with an 3 kByte memory expansion and a joystick.
The video of Panicman on YouTube.
The video of Panicman on YouTube.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Amazon Tales, Hangman and Ultimate Stunt Boat Challenge. Update: Device for Alien Destruction, Microprose Soccer V1 and Star Tech Games.
Amiga Mania is a Hungarian Amiga magazine (pdf). In this edition: Startup-sequence, News, Announcements, A1200, Quickshot Intruder, Sunrise - AD516, Synergy, Youtube-Videos OS4.1, OWB-Shop, Samantha 440EP, Flamingos and Petunia - Rachy interview, Workbench 16 colours background, Toolmanager, Only Amiga makes it possible, Fade to Black, Demológia 20, Virtual Dreams: Absolute, Inebriation (1992), M.A.C.E., Putty Squad, Gee Bee Air Rally, Freeserf, Strife, Lantus360 Interview and Starwoids.
Peter Wendrich made a new core for the C-One. The core is based on the beta9 firmware release of Chameleon. With this core the C-One is an C64 with a turbo mode (F11). The SID is emulated with filters (stereo SID is optional), and all VGA resolutions are available.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Ace of Hearts, Amiga Games Award, X500Plus keys, MorphOS 3.5.1, Yesterchips on Youtube, Blue Metal Rose, Aros distributions, Ares Shop, Power2People Crowdfunding, Aminux USB-Stick and IndieGO AppStore.
In this English pdf and html magazine about the retro gaming computers the following articles: Something Old, Something New: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Turn To Channel 3: 1942, Know Your Role: Secret Of Mana, Retro Library Review (11), Saturday At The Arcades: Growl Review. A Very Junkies Tribute: The Power Up Of Friendship.
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. Changes in this version: New icons. Freeware-Raytracer added. Improvements for file formats and support for the YAFA file format (Trackers). Text-client for the indieGO-Marketplace. And many other improvements and optimisations.
In this German language d64 magazine the following articles: Editorial, Computer Scene: VCFE#14, DRP, FAO, Nintendo, Retro#27, Return#14, C= Welt, Helfried Peyrl, 20 years DT, Champ, Dejuhra, Falk, Scorpe, Unlock, Talkies, Games corners, Out of 64 and the Musikbox.
Jack is a multi-purpose program for AmigaOS, AROS and MorphOS. Features: Preferences, Screen snapshot, Knowledge Base, Image editor, Music player, Slideshow, File-management, Auto-updates, etc. Changes in this version: OS4 Kernal update. Reorganised the buttons in a list view, Icon for list items. A window for add, edit or remove RSS Feeds. Improvements for the GetDevices() function.
The SD-BOX is a cartridge for the Commodore C64 with an SD card interface. The cartridge has many functions for the disk drive and the Datassette. Recent updates: Support for the Micrus Copy program. HEX preview of the tape buffer and protection removal program. Improvements for the tape load and verify functions, and the manual is updated.
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. Changes in this version: Icon.library version 46.4.332. Added Showboards command and PowerSnap commodity for enhanced clipboard functionality. Redit 1.8.
Game developer Sos released a Commodore C64 version of the game Flappy Bird. Flappy Bird is originally a mobile app, developed by Dong Nguyen from Hanoi and published by GEARS Studios. The game for Andriod and iOS was very popular but was removed from the app stores in January by the original developer.
Kobo Deluxe is third person scrolling 2D shooter. The game is developed by David Olofson and converted to AROS by Caveman. In the game you must defeat many enemy ships and military bases. The game has 50 levels that increase in difficulty and have different combinations of enemies.
Aleksi Eeben has made an program for the Commodore 64 that can emulate the sound of the Commodore VIC-20. The player can be used to play all the VIC-20 music, and 35 examples from 4-mat, Britelite, Viznut, Mermaid and Aleksi Eeben are included.
Methabolix released a new demo for the Commodore Plus/4. The code is written by József (Beast) and the graphics and music are made by Csaba (Unreal). The main part of the demo was already made between 1993 and 1994, and now after 20 years it is completed. The effects in this demo are DYCP, Bobs and MegaDYPP.
Seanser released a new version of BMP2MC. BMP2MC is a bitmap to C64-multicolor converter with 5 colours. The features are: Grey or Colour (three different colour tables). Full (one file) or Split (bitmap, colour, char). Remapping tables (Pal1 & Pal2).
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: The Wizards - Digi Paint, The Wizards - Multi Term, Tarkus Team - Edd the Duck, Punishers - Stunt Car Racer, Australian Crackers United - F29 Retaliator, 2000AD - AFAKT, Supplex - Darkman, Commando East - Escape from Colditz, Wanted Team - Turrican 2 and Flashtro - Solid Gold.
Raoul developed a hex mapper for the Commodore C128. With this program you can make mosaics with hexagons as units for role-playing country maps. With the program you can edit each hexagon with a direction and a colour, you can also move and copy hexagons. An manual (English) and a examples are included.
RECOIL is a viewer of pictures in native formats of Amiga, Atari 8-bit, Atari Portfolio, Atari ST, Atari Falcon, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum computers. The program is available for Andriod, Windows and Linux or as plugin for XnView, Imagine or Paint.NET. Changes in this version: Android and Paint.NET support. New Atari 8-bit formats: BGP, DGI, LEO, LUM and SIF. And improvements for the XnView plugin.
Mastertronic Chronicles is a blog of witchfinder dedicated to the Mastertronic games for the Commodore C64. The most recent reviews are: Tau Ceti (1988), Pastfinder (1989), Rollaround (1987), Super Stock Car (1990), Trailblazer (1988), Octagon Squad (1986), Reveal (1988), Fly Spy (1987), Starmaze 2 (1984), Radzone (1986), Quest for the Holy Grail (1985), Jet Set Willy II (1988) and Storm (1986).
A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial Commodore Free E-Cover Tape #10, QLink Recordings, 1541 U Case, VICE Online, C64 Studio, Head On, Comet Chat, Computer Club 2, C64 Surround, SIDPlayer, Flash Mem, DOOM, Pooyan, Tunnel, Fast Boy, Bolder Dan, NSTs Monitor Ext, Editors ROM, Amiga - Chrome, TurboFlyer 530, Putty Squad, WinUAE, Bomberland and interviews with Samar Productions, Misfit and Adrian Fox.
A new version of MorphOS is now available. Changes in this version: Improvements for auto zipping and editing, PLAYLIST rexx command, file notification, Chart drawing, wireless network, battery info window, mute function, GL_CLAMP and GL_CLAMP_TO_EDGE.
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: Cobra, The Goonies, Park Patrol, Aztec Challenge and Road Fighter.
Assist is a collection of information: All the content from the "Get the most out of your AMIGA" PDF guide, shortcuts and links. Assist helps with downloading and unpacking of software, plays YouTube videos and it has AmiUpdate support. Changes in this version: Improved the unpack option for the archives. Improved layout and faster switching for tutorial listings. Optimisation of the web search tool. Added 25 new articles and 1 new tutorial and various articles updated.
The CGSC (Compute's Gazette Sid Collection) has had an update. The COMPUTE!'s Sidplayer was a music system, created by Craig Chamberlain and Harry Bratt, for the Commodore 64. The aim of the Compute's Gazette Sid Collection is to preserve as many of those Sidplayer music files in one location as possible. The current collection contains 13481 MUS, 4019 STR and 4658 WDS files.
Sysmon is a system monitor for AmigaOS 4 made by Guillaume Boesel. Recent changes: Added "expunge" for libraries, remove option for a Message Port, NVGetVar tab and SDLBench benchmarks for X1000/Radeon 9250 64 bits and Sam460ex 1150 MHz Onboard GFX. Compiled with SDK 53.24 and MUI 4.
Grant Searle has made a web page where you can find information on how to emulate old computers. The computer is assembled with a low-cost FPGA board and a few external components. You can add a keyboard, video or VGA, serial interface, external SRAM and a SD card interface. At this moment there is support for the 6502, Z80 and the 6809.
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: Improved precision of the Crop function. Added AUTOCLOSE_LITTLEWINDOW tool type. The path of temp files is now RAM:T. Compiled with SDK 53.24 and MUI 4.
Retro Asylum is a English podcast about retro computing. In this episode Mr SID talks with Steve from PressPlayOnTape. They talk about there favourite Commodore 64 and Amiga games. The categories of the games are: Platform, Shoot Em Up, Beat Em Up, Strategy, Sports and Arcade Conversion.
FS-UAE is a multi-platform Amiga emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X based on UAE/WinUAE. Changes in this version: Support for multiple mice and support for SDL 2.0. More FS-UAE configuration options. JIT for Windows (x86). Better support for the online Amiga game database. Improved joystick/gamepad configuration tool.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Device for Alien Destruction, Castle Boy, Stratagos and Outpost. Updates: Arbitrator, Castle Boy, Starburst, Arbitrator, Castle Boy and Starburst.
The demo groups Offence, Fairlight and Prosonix together released a new demo for the Commodore C64. Code: Bjørn Røstøen, Kribust, Pantaloon, Perplex, Stein Pedersen. Music: Groms, Kribust, OMP / Ole Marius Pettersen, Scarzix, Stein Pedersen, Wiklund. Graphics / design: Pal. Text: Lemming, Linking: Pantaloon. Loader: Krill.
The video: We Are All Connected.
The video: We Are All Connected.
Powermanga is a shoot'em up game for AROS. In the game you start with a ship. To get better weapons you must shoot the enemy. You also can get more weapons with the green and red gems. You can score more points with the blue gems, pink is for energy and yellow gives you protection.
In this English D64 magazine the following items: The Charts, News, World of Demos, Mini Market, Coders Journey, Crackers Map, The Forge 1989 and a interview with Linus Åkesson (LFT).
For the PC it is possible to replace the old disk drive with an emulator that uses a USB memory stick. Sadly this doesn't work for the Amiga, because the Amiga uses it's own format for diskettes. But now you can replace the firmware of the disk drive emulator and use it on the Amiga.
Jan Derogee has made a video where he demonstrates video on the PET / CBM computers. In his demonstration he uses an CBM 3032 and the Cassiopei. The data for the animation is loaded from the Cassiopei and transformed to PETSCII. The frame rate of the video is about 12 frames/sec.
Another video demonstration on the CBM 3032.
Another video demonstration on the CBM 3032.
Jeroen Vlasveld released a new tool called Nibconvert. The tool is a graphical frontend for nibconv. Nibconv is part of the nibtools and makes it possible to convert .nib files to .g64 images. If you want to use Nibconvert you will need nibtools and the Dot Net framework 4.0 from Microsoft.
Igorski started a new project that is called WebSID. With a modern browser you can now play the SID on-line. This virtual Commodore 64 is equipped with twin double octave keyboards, but note that the upper one plays arpeggiated chords. This are the limitations of the original C64, which gave it that characteristic sound.
Reset is an pdf magazine (English language) for the Commodore C64 user. In this edition: Editorial, News, RGCD 2013, Kelvin King, The Vice Squad, Shoot’em Up Destruction Set, Phase Out, The Rough Road to Commodore Meetings, Micro Hexagon, C64 Endings, The Net, Invert, Star of Africa, Games That Weren’t, Deep Thoughts, Psytronik 20 Years CD, The Day The Universe Died, Format Wars, Ocean: The History, Kryoflux, Under the Hood and much more.
The game Saboteur is developed for computers with at least 48 KByte of RAM. But Luca of the FIRE crew took on the challenge to make the game available for the Commodore C16. He had to drop a few features but you can now play the game on the C16 and a trainer is included.
Mini-Mag is a German diskette magazine. In this edition: Editorial, Forum, Interview with Dirk Gubrush, Rally Speedway Competition, ABBUC, Charts, Reviews of Nibbly 92 and Lucas Arts, Chameleon and a manual for Rally Speedway Editor.
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. New in this version: Wildfire 7, AMOS Professional and the Games Master System.
Demonstration video for AROS Vision on YouTube.
Demonstration video for AROS Vision on YouTube.
The Polish magazine Commodore and Amiga Fan released another games edition. In this pdf magazine the following articles: News, Downfall, The hits of the C64 in comparison with the Amiga, Night Raid, Golden Axe, Rush, Sgt. Helmet Zero, Inception multi-port joystick, Balloon Rescue, Dodo’s Deep Doo-Doo, Ścigałki C64, Battle Throne, Paths of Secrets - We made too late, Atari vs Commodore games, Atari and Sherlock Holmes, Kupiec, Frogger, Memories of Thomas Musielak's game coach, Crazy Dog Racing and my struggles with Bomberland.
Double or Nothing is a new game for the Commodore C64. The program is written by Antifan and Chris Yates and the music is from PRI and Richard. In this game you must fight the aliens and the robots. But which world are you really in? Play the game to find out.
WarpView is a program for viewing and manipulating images. Features: slideshow, sorting, scale/resize, crop, orientation, Gaussian blur and un-sharp mask filters. Changes in this version: Improved blur and un-sharp mask code, new noise reduction filter, Lanczos sharp scaling method, brightness, contrast and gamma options.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Flight Deck 2 and The Light Corridor. Updates: Aurum, Crossbow, Habitat, Joust, Questerious, Sonic The Hedgehog, Star Tech Games, Stargate and Xamitlu.
Timo Voutilainen started a new project. He connected a GPS device to the Commodore C64. If you want to built your own C64 navigation system you will need the following components: CRIUS NEO-6 GPS v3.0 + I2C-GPS NAV -combo, 3.3V USB FTDI cable, Arduino IDE 1.05 and a user-port connector.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Dr. Fruit (SoftGang/Anco), John Lowe's Ultimate Darts (Gremlin), Rock Star (Infomedia), European Championship 1992 (Elite) and Robozone (Mirrorsoft). Improved: Static Chaos (Silents), Chuck Rock (Core Design), War In The Gulf (Empire), Dungeon Master (FTL/Software Heaven), Black Cauldron (Sierra), Big Run (Sales Curve), Tetris Pro (Logic System Productions/2000 A.D.) and Dune (Cryo).