Commodore Amiga 1000 Velvet Rev.03
Stefan Egger from the Computer Collection Vienna has added an Commodore Amiga 1000 Development System to his collection. The Amiga 1000 is from early 1985 and is a little bit different from the later production models. The Amiga has only 128k RAM, and the chips have different names or codes. Stefan has made many high resolution photos of this special Amiga 1000.
GB2SD is a utility that can extract all the games from your local GameBase collection to another location so you can put it for example on an SD card. You can use the SD card with an SD2IEC or an Ultimate 1541 cartridge. The program can be used with Windows XP or higher.
ADTWin v1.2
With ADTWin you can write ADF files from a PC to a real diskette. You will need a PC with a parallel port and Windows XP. You can connect a 3.5" floppy drive to the parallel port with a special cable. Changes in this version: Support for the parallel port via PCI cards. Deactivation of Windows "warm polling" system. Drag & Drop support. Improvements for floppy drive control software.
Tetris - 6502 Assembler
Wiebo de Wit is writing a blog on how to program a Tetris game in 6502 assembler. He made a Tetris clone in 1992 and now he explains how the game is made. For the development he uses KickAssembler, Sublime Tekst 3.0 and the VICE emulator.
Return #20
Return magazine is a German print magazine about the 8-bit computers from A (Atari) to Z (ZX Spectrum). In this edition: The Dark Age of Videogaming, Zaxxon, Project Firestart (C64), Damon Slye, Horror Soft, Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti (NES), RGB (Atari), Honey (Welle:Erdball), COLEcovision, 8-Bit Heroes, 8 Bit Electro - Hamburg, Remix: Turrican 2 Intro, 25 Year Amiga Joker, Creepy and more.
V.A.M.P. v1.25
Virtual Amiga Multimedia Player is a media player made with the help of Hollywood. Changes in this version: You can now use big pictures inside V.A.M.P.'s window. Sound in the message windows. Hively Tracker format "hvl" via a Hollywood plugin. New configuration file for the Windows version. And a couple of small improvements.
C64 MP3 Player
Timo Voutilainen made an MP3 player that can be controlled by the Commodore C64. The components of the MP3 player are a Funduino Pro Mini, Geeetech VS1053 MP3 board and a user-port connector. All the instructions to built the device are on Timo's web page.
C64 Cartridge - 3D printer
Tore Waldow made a Commodore C64 cartridge case with his 3D printer. The measurements are taken from The Final Cartridge III. This version is updated with embossed lines and room for a label. The files are available for the top part and for the bottom part in smooth or embossed.
Quartet - Amiga
Quartet is a new game for the Amiga. In this puzzle game you must complete the faces in the surrounding windows. The more complete the face is, the more points you score. The original code is from Richard Davey, graphics and music are made by Ilija Melentijevic and the AmigaOS4 version is from Nick Sommer.
Dutch Commodore User Group
The Dutch Commodore User Group had a meeting on January 21th. 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.
Hires Color 9
Erich/Unlimited has released a new picture diskette called Hires Color 9. You will find 32 images on the two disk-sides, and all images use the hi-res graphics mode. The picture show is made with the Magica program.
XSidplay2 - v2.1.6
Tognon Stefano (ice00) released a new version of XSidplay for Linux. XSidplay is a SID music player for Linux, initially developed by Michael Schwendt. Changes in this version: The program is now being developed with the help of QT5. Update to libsidplayfp 1.7.0. Improvements for Basic ROM, character ROM and playlist save.
Color It - AROS
Marcus Sackrow made a little game for AROS. The game is a clone of the popular game Color It. In the game you must fill the board with the same colour. You always start the game in de the upper left edge of the board. The game is available for AROS, Windows and Linux.
SEUCK Compo 2015
This week another game is added to the SEUCK competition for the year 2015. This time a game from Alf Yngve. In the game Snatch McBlagger you are a bank robber who tries to escape from prison. You can also compete in this competition, the closing date is 31st 31-03-2015.
Schaikdash 15
A new edition of Schaikdash is available for download. The new game was released on real diskettes at the meeting of the Dutch Commodore User Group on February 21st 2015. The game is made by Ron van Schaik who makes special Boulderdash editions for more than ten years.
Ricardo Quesada developed a character editor for the Commodore 64. The features are: Import: raw, PRG and CharPad file formats. Export: raw and PRG. Basic editing functionality: Rotate, invert, clear, shift to left, right, up and down. Multiplatform: Win, Linux and Mac.
Amiga: 30 Years
On June 27th 2015 there will be a meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to celebrate 30 years of Amiga history. There are more people added to the guest list: Team Hoi, Petro Tyschtschenko and John Hare.
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: Savage, Montezuma's Revenge, David's Midnight Magic, Night Mission Pinball, Dropzone, Hard Drivin', Unique Games! - Part 6, Ski or Die, The Official Father Christmas Game, Special Delivery and Spy vs Spy.
Hatari v1.8.0 - AmigaOS 4
For AmigaOS 4 there is a new version available of Atari ST /STE emulator. Hatari emulates most of the ST / STE hardware including joysticks and hard disk images. Hatari is also available for Linux, Apple, BSD, Windows and BeOS. Changes in this version: Improvements for the ST video, Videl, Sound, FDC, GEMDOS HD and ACSI hard disk. Many more games and demos can now be used without problems.
The web page had an update. You can now find 6274 games on this web page. The new games are: Bumble Bee, Bumble-Bee, C64hess, Charlie and the Jugs, Clef Climber (Carousel), Demoni, Die Ringe von Coplar, Finders Keepers (Carousel), Follow the Leader (Carousel), Frenzy (Micropower), Frenzy (Zzap 64), Jet-Power Jack, Q10 Tankbuster, Quo Vadis (Data Media), Santas Christmas Capers (Santas Xmas Capers), Ski Jumping (Tronic) and Stock Car.
Amiga exe games
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: Legion (Gobi), Chińczyk (Twin Spark Soft), Szachista (LK Avalon, Lethal Weapon (Ocean), Classic Board Games (Merit Polarware), Captain Blood (Exxos) and Motörhead (Virgin).
Retro Commodore
The web page has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: HiScore Professionel Year 2 Extra issue, Run 4, 5 & 11 (Danish), Philips CM8833, Fokus Data Issue 4 - 11 (Danish), Introduction to the Amiga 500,CCUC Nr 1 1992 (Danish) and many more.
C64Studio v4.0
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 the screen editor, charset editor, PETSCII table, labels macros and fonts. Added: DASM pseudo op ALIGN, alternative multicolors in map editor, colour exchange for charsets and a optional font for BASIC.
Solomon's Key 2 - Amiga
Hukka released a game for the Amiga. This game is a remake of the NES game and can be used on any classic Amiga computer (PAL). In the game you are a young wizard named Dana, and your mission is to rid the world of the evil flames. You can use your magic wand to create or destroy blocks of ice.
IDE64 MP3@64 player v5
Soci released version 5 of the IDE64 MP3@64 player. This program plays MP3s through the MP3@64 card attached to the clock port at address $de00. Features: The volume per channel, bass, treble and stereo depth are adjustable. Keys for previous, next, play, pause, stop, load / save playlist and shuffle playlist.
SEUCK Compo 2015
The New Dimension web page is organising a new SEUCK competition for the year 2015. The rules are: C64 PAL or NTSC. Music for the intro is allowed, but for the game you can only use sound effects and send in your games before the 31st March 2015. A new entry is a game inspired by Capcom's Commando. This game is made by Shaun Pearson and is called Special Forces Soldier.
Amiga game of 2014
The result of the best Amiga game of the year 2014 are published. AmigaOS 68k: Tales Of Gorluth: The Tear Stone Saga (Amiworx Software). AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS and AROS: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Raven Software / LucasArts). The complete results are on the Obligement web page.
Sidplay64 v0.9
Sidplay64 is a program that can playback .SID files from the HVSC collection on a real Commodore 64/128. Changes in this version: Added: 1541U2 command interface routines. REU support. Attract mode. Joystick mode and screen on/off. Updates: Skins, M key (Manual, Next, Random) and the ClrHome key.
AMIcast #001
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Jan Zahurancik, the author of AmiKIT. Links in this episode: Star Crusader, Elite: Dangerous and Might & Magic - Heroes 3 HD.
The Sidplayer Channel - YouTube
On YouTube you can now visit the The Sidplayer Channel. On this channel you can find music made with the famous SID chip from the Commodore C64 or C128. The videos also show PETSCII-art animations or lyrics if they are available.
Jakadapter v2.1
With the Jakadapter you can connect two Atari-style joysticks to USB. This new version has the following changes: Both ports have now 8 configurable pins, for better support for other joysticks and paddles. The firmware is upgradeable via a boot-loader for future firmware updates.
Heroes of Roswell - AROS
Heroes of Roswell is a game for AROS made by Patrick Avella. In the game you must save earth from the alien invaders. The game has 4 levels and 3 difficulty levels, 4 regular enemies and 4 tough enemies. In the game you can get more weapons and speed upgrades.
Relaunch64 - v3.3.2
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: Retina displays are now supported and the assemblers 64tass and acme have been updated.
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: Improvements for the keyboard, joystick simulation keys and the disk drive mount dialog. Export of the current drive contents (D64, T64, P00 and PRG). And many small enhancements.
Flashtro Amiga
On the web page 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: Outlaws - Yep, Outlaws - Baby Minese, The Wizards - Nathan der Weise, The Wizards - Accounting 5, Rascals - Rick Dangerous 2, Culprits - Imperium, Fairlight - Deluxe Sound, Subway - Flimbos Quest, Subway - Bubble Plus, Dejam - Blues Brothers, The Silents - Virus and Unicorn - Turbo Print.
Sprite Castle
Rob "Flack" O'Hara has a web page for all his podcasts. His recent podcasts are: Break Street and California Games. Besides the podcast you can also find the links of web pages mentioned in the podcast.
Raspberry Pi SID player
The Raspberry Pi SID player is a device which allows you to play music from the Commodore 64 computer using original audio hardware (SID) and the Raspberry Pi. You can play classic game music or home-brew Commodore 64 music.
Directory Browser V1.0 - Plus/4
Epy made a new program for the Commodore Plus/4. The Directory Browser V1.0 is based on the code from his SID player, and can be used to browse through all of your diskettes. You can give feed back on this program on the Plus/4 World forum.
Scene World magazine #24 & Scene World podcast #4
Scene World is a English diskette magazine for the PAL and NTSC Commodore 64 scene. In this edition of Scene World: Editorial, Feedback, 30 years Boulder Dash. Peter Liepa, Yash Terakura, Marty Cooper, Stewart Cheifet, James Bach, Chris Huelsbeck and Walter Day. Reports of retro meetings and much more.
Besides the new Scene World magazine there is also a new Scene World podcast available. The theme of this episode is 3d Realms.
Zombi Terror - C64
Zombi Terror is an adventure game with a text and graphical window. A battle system included based on "dice rolling" is also included in the game. The code and music are made by Baron Ashler, the graphics are from Baron Ashler and Errazking and the loader is made by Martin Piper and Richard.
Icaros Desktop 2.0.3
Paolo Besser released an update for the Icaros Desktop. There are improvements or updates for: locale, themes, 68K Wanderer, BOCHS scripts for freedos and linux, Italian locale, AROS core system files, Protrekkr, HarmonyPlayer, DOpus 5 and YouTubeCenter.
C64 Endings
The web page has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Android Control (ECP), The Fury (Players), Fred's Back II (CP Verlag), Footballer of the Year (Gremlin Graphics), Footballer of the Year 2 (Gremlin Graphics), Golden Pyramids 2 (64'er) and Scuba Kidz (Silverbird).
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Turrican - Techno Dungeon, Superfrog (Magic Woods Theme), Out Run 1986 - Magical Sound Shower, Wing Commander - Intro, Pools of Darkness - March of Darkness Mix, Woody's World - Title, Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Linka and Sensible Soccer.
Scrap Yard Scrapes - VIC20
Kweepa made an new game for the Commodore VIC20. The game is the VIC20 version of the Scrap Yard Scrapes game in in the 2013 Comp Sys Sinclair Crap Games Competition. A simple music player is added in this version. The game can be played on a standard Commodore VIC20.
Boingsworld #60
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Geit @ Home # 1, Amiga 30 Years in Amsterdam, AmigaOS4.1, Warning for backbone-game WinUAE 3.0.0 PPC emulation, A-EON buys ImageFX 5. Amiga meetings Ost, External Amiga drive development and Tutorial: OS4.0 / 1 Classic with WinUAE.
Games That Weren't 64
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Populous, Blue Sun, Telmar's Gold and Wendellwood Estates. Update: All Terrain Gardener, Arcade Classics 2, Bushido Warrior, Escape From Mars, Hope To Hopp 2, Hydrogenese, Rebelstar, Rebelstar 2, The SuperCan and Your Computer Software Exchange.
Worm Wars v8.89 - Amiga
Worm Wars is an advanced Tron / Snake-style arcade game for up to 4 simultaneous players. There are 36 types of creature and 32 types of Power-Up objects. There is also a level editor for making your own levels. New in this version: New bonus level: "enrage the bulls". And miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes.
Gamebase 64 - v13
The team of Gamebase 64 released a new version. The total number of games is now more than 24,800 entries, 350 more then the previous version. And many files are updated. The goal of Gamebase 64 is to preserve all software that was made for the Commodore 64 computer.
Calimero v0.7 - MorphOS
Calimero is a powerful DTP program for MorphOS. The features are: Import for AmigaGuide, MicrosoftWord 2003 XML, TXT and UTF-8. Export for AmigaGuide, PDF, TXT, ODT, HTML, UTF-8 and TXT. Postscript printer support, multi page, columns, header, footer, separators, hyperlinks, text-warp, table of contents, background texture and much more.
SIDin #14
A new edition of SIDin is now available. In this edition the following item: CGSC, Goat Tracker 2SID Mono, JSIDPlay2, ACID 64 Player Pro, SIDwinder, HVSC, SID Known, Reformation, The Piano Collection, Scarzix Interview!, Inside Matt Gray Dominator player and Inside Hunter's Moon.