The Jp-Mouse is an USB Mouse adapter for the Amiga and the Atari ST. The adapter is based on the Cocolino and is compatible with USB mice with the PS2 protocol and with 27MHz wireless mice. The price of the adapter is 16 Euro.
Reset Magazine is organizing a 4k game competition. This year's competition theme is: Craptastic! The rules are: Deadline is 1st October, 2016. Maximum size is 4k, executable on a C64 from tape, disk or cartridge.
Odyssey Web Browser is a WebKit-based browser originally based on OWB from Sand-Labs/Pleyo. Since then, it has been extensively developed to become a full-blown desktop browser with modern functionality. Version 1.23 r4 is now available for AmigaOS4.
This project is a working 6502 processor built with transistors. The 6502 is used in the Commodore PET, VIC20 and the Commodore disk drives. Specifications: 12 x 15 inch (305 x 380 mm), 3218 transistors, 1019 resistors and a few other components.
Pixel Polizei is a tool for the retro/scene/retroscene artist. It lets you automatically check whether an image conforms to the colour limits of a particular retro platform and save the result in certain native formats.
You can now submit your games for the SEUCK competition 2016. The latest entry is 1917 from MiniMoog/Slavia. In the game you can help Vladimir Ilyich Lenin with the Russian revolution. Rush through the Winter Palace, find tsar and fight him.
EvenMore is an text viewer for AmigaOS. The features are proportional font support, multi-coloured text, file conversion plugins, and more. Recent changes: Improvements for colour rows code that was stopping it from working on MUI4.
A new Crash Course from Patreon is now available. In this episode the games from the eighties and the retro computers of that age: Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Centipede, Pitfall, Castle Wolfenstein, Atari, Commodore, Apple, etc.
Roberto Ricioppo made a new SEUCK game for the C64. This time you are Arthur the Viking. In the game you must destroy the enemy and his ships.
A new Kickstarter project wants to make a new edition of the Swedish Commodore magazine. Datormagazin is a magazine on Commodore, Amiga, emulators, hardware, programming, classic games and much more.
Tynemouth Software has new diagnostic kits available for the Commodore VIC20. The software runs through a series of tests, identifying any faults with your VIC20. You can choose between two different diagnostic cartridges.
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Karateka, Sleeping Gods lie, Tanks of Furry, Amiga Future News Docky, Tasko, OS4 Depot, Google Drive Handler, Icaros Desktop 2.1, Netsurf, Hollywood 6.1., Soapbox, Sanctuary, Zerosphere, AROS - RaspberryPi: AEROS (2), ICD, Demo (9), Bert Jahn, Norbert Kett and Revision 2016.
ZeHa developed a new game for the Commodore C64. The game can be played with four players! In the game you can collect guns and shoot at each other, but each gun only has 3 bullets. It is a very fast game and perfect for a retro or demo party.
Dennis Meuwissen developed a level editor for the CDTV version of Turrican II. The program supports editing of the tile maps of all levels, as well as their entities and starting locations.
Demonstration of a new level for Turrican II on YouTube.
Demonstration of a new level for Turrican II on YouTube.
On the Breadbox64.com web page you can see a ZIF socket modification for a Commodore C64 motherboard. When you try to repair an C64 it is possible to change a few ICs when they are placed in a socket. But most of the time they are soldered in place. This motherboard has now almost all ICs in ZIF sockets.
The Vampire600 turbo card uses the Apollo FPGA-core to emulate the 68000 CPU and the SAGA graphics chip. The changes for Apollo are: Support for big partitions (>4Gb) on internal IDE and improvements for SFS, HDToolBox, SD-card, screen resolutions and VBRControl.
FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a 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: Unique Games! (10), The Last Ninja (System 3, 1987), Enduro Racer (Sega, 1986) and Uuno Turhapuro muuttaa maalle (Amersoft, 1986).
This graphics adapter is compatible with a Zorro II slot (A2000 - A4000), and with an adapter also the A500. Specifications: Integrated monitor switcher (Amiga / VGA). Cirrus GD5434, 2 MB Blitter, 24 bits 800x600 (65Hz), 16 bits 1024x768 (75Hz) and 8 bits 1280x1024 (60Hz).
You can now look at the photos of Explora Commodore 2016. This meeting was held on 7-5-2016 in Barcelona Spain. They had a line-up of almost all Commodore computers: PET, VIC-20, Max Machine, Commodore 64/128, Commodore 16, Plus / 4, Amiga 1000, 500, 2000, 600, 1200 and the 4000.
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: Labels, BASIC (Short-cut commands), !macros, Code folding and a MediaTool (pre/post build processing).
Retro Asylum Podcast is an English podcast for the retro computer fans. In this episode: Matt Lambourne and Mads Kristensen talk about their favourite failed systems. Namely the 3DO and the Amiga CD32! Games discussed include Canon Fodder, Space Hulk, Angels, Return Fire, Bubble & Squeak, Twisted: The Game Show and Banshee.
DirMaster is a Windows-based GUI tool useful for the management of emulator formats such as: .d64, .d81, .t64, etc. as well as archival formats such as .arc, .sda, .lnx, etc. New in this version: Improvements for NAT partitions (.dhd) and a horizontal BAM display for .d71.
This is the Ultimate Map from SVS. This Excel file contains the complete OS ROM of the Plus/4 (and C16), a large TED Registers list, graphic plans of all allowed text/graphic modes, and a table of Plus/4 bugs.
David Horrocks released a new version of his Hoxs64 emulator. The latest changes are: Removed an error in the VIC (IRQ) emulations that caused a problem with Vandalism News #64.
Edition 97 of Amiga Future is now online. In this edition: USB-Joystick Adapter, Zelda - Mystery of Solarus DX, Atari ST conversions, Gravity Beam, Downfall, TetriCrisis 4, Letters Fall 3, Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis, Saga, AmiCygnix, iBatch, WinUAE, FS-UAE, Amiga Forever, C64 Forever, WiiUAE, Janus-UAE, MorphOS 3.0. Data management in AmigaDOS (1), Virtual Screens on Amiga, C-Workshop (14), A-EON News, Classic Reflections (5), ASDG Inc, Computer Meeting Braunschweig, Commodore Meeting Wien, News and Up2Date.
The Dutch Commodore User Group had a meeting April 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.
The web page c64games.de had an update. You can now find 6429 games on this web page. The new games are: 200-1 C64GS Collection, Alienator (RGCD Competiion 2015), Alone against the BSE9, Beach Head Id, Beppe Kid, Blap N Bash Revisted, Boulderdashes, Bug Hunt, Castle of Life, Chichen Itza, Chobin II, Coach, Crackers Revenge II, Crackers Revenge III, Crackers Revenge IV, Crackers Revenge V, CRX Race, Dress Up (Steveboy 2016), Drugs, Dungeon Wizard, Grannys Garden, Heathcliff, Hugo Hunt, Icicle Race and ISS - Incredible Shrinking Sphere.
The AROK party for this year is scheduled for 29-31 July 2016 in Ajkarendek, Hungary. This year: exhibition, live concert (SIDRip Alliance), 8-Bit generation: The Commodore Wars is all about the rivalising platforms of the 80s, seminars and competitions for game, graphics, music and demo.
Regenerator is a program made by Tomaz Kac, that will disassemble a Commodore 64 machine code program on your Windows PC. Changes in this version: TAB Size selector, WORD table generator, improvements for comments, TEXT blocks, block type and a few other small errors were removed.
Stefan Blixth developed a joystick adapter. This adapter makes it possible to use an Atari style joystick together with an emulator on a modern PC. The adapter is a HID device and does not use a driver.
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: Deluxe Paint IV Addendum, Deluxe Paint IV Quick Reference, Elbox FastATA MK-IV and Allegro CDFS User's Guide v2.6, COMputer, Grand Master Manual (C64), Commodore Monitor 1940/42 User's Guide, Make CD 3 for the Amiga Manual, Phase 5 Blizzard 603 Power Board, Phase5 - Blizzard MKIV, Expansion Systems DataFlyer SCSI+ User manual, Alfa Data Tandem IDE+CD Controller manual, VXL-30 Accelerator Config, Chip install and Upgrade Notes, The Professional Page Template and Design Guide, Amiga Lære og Håndbog BASIC-programmering, Deluxe Paint III Quick Reference, Alcotini Priselister, PC10/PC20 User Manual, PC10/PC20 Advanced Graphics Adapter Manual and Amiga 500 Använderehandbok.
Happiga is a emulation system that can be used on a very small computer such as a Raspberry Pi. It uses the UAE4ARM emulator to emulate an Amiga 4000 AGA including Picasso96. You can use a real keyboard and joystick via the Keyrah V2.
Scene World is a English diskette magazine for the PAL and NTSC Commodore 64 scene. In this edition of Scene World: Editorial, SWO info, Feedback, Interviews: David Pleasance (Nafcom), Friendhelm Hillebrand, Graham Axtern and Hans Ippisch, Commodore PET Phone, Mega 65 Computer, C64 Reloaded, C= WIFI Modem, Sneakernet, Diskmag Reviews, BCC#10, Syntax 2014, 2015 Crack List, Blap'n Bash, Heroes & Cowards and Nuclear Strike Force.
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: Texture mask, alpha-channel in pictures, gif animation, import of picture directories and a few errors were removed.
Pentagram is a new game for the Commodore C64. The game is developed by Emu and Rod. In the game you must help Sabreman to find the lost Pentagram, an artefact of magical power. The game is a conversion of the ZX Spectrum game from 1986.
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Toni Wilen from WinUAE.
The New Dimension released a new tool for making games. With this program you can make a table with X and Y position for sprites which uses the XMSB (asl, ror $d010) method. You can record the sprite movements and play them back.
The web page Amigos added new articles last month: What's up doc?, Speedball II, Turrican II joystick, Civilization, Blitz Basic 2 Compo, Andy Davidson, Karateka, Amiga games - eBay, Gods, Rainbow Islands, Deluxe Paint, Will Williams and Fukio Mitsuji.
The Way We Played: The Golden Age of Computer Games is a new Kickstarter project. This project want to publish a book about the games about the five major platforms of the golden age of computer games (1985-1993): Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.
A new episode of BoingsWorld (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Dr. Peter Kittel, Amiga Case Crowdfunding, Giana Sisters Special Edition, SMBFS, The Amiga Years, FPGA - A500, MNT VA2000 - A2000 and RapidRoad.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Jammin' - Taskset, Ikari Warriors (US version) - Data East, Harbour Attack - Commodore Business Machines, Garfield: Winter's Tail - The Edge, Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun - Mindscape, Elite - Firebird, Dante's Inferno - Beyond / Denton Designs, Captain Fizz meets the Blaster-Trons - Psyclapse, Bangers and Mash - Alternative Software, After Burner - Activision, Warlok - Calisto Software, Velocipede II - Players, etc.
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 for this month are: ASI Disk Helper 2, ASI Disk Helper 3, ASI Disk Helper 4, ASI Disk Helper 5, Hyper, Iconmania, Interferon Pro, Metallion Utilities, Mobed, System Checkers, Henry & 5 Towers, Inirox, Mega Boulderdash, Oubliette, Wrath of Gwendor 97 SE, Bongo, Earth Orbit, Flying Zambini Bros, Knighty Norman, Knighty Norman 2, Sculpt Animations, Twingo, Walker Demo, Walker Demo 2, Amiganitzu, Haunted Mine 5, PD Two, Time Bombs, Xenopew, Yoghurt Boy & Defence, Zeus, Am-Tank, Dungeon of Nadroj, Fantasy Project, The, Marietto, Playball, Amicash, Brit Stick Utilities 7, GFX Disk 1, Journal, Music Construction Kit, Slick Utilities Vol 1, Tools Of The Trade, Ultimate Diskmaker, Jet Set Willy 3, Kalaha, Lord Of Hosts, Sir Losealot, Space Pack, Timultus, Opti-Utils 1, Pauls Freeware, Studio Rippers, Utility Mix 1 and Vector Designer.
The retrogaming Times is a retro computer magazine (English language) for all retro computer fans. In this edition: Prepare to Qualify, Events, RetroDuo Portable V2.0 Review, More C64! - SEUCK Competitions, Apple II Incider - Space Ark, A Pirate's Life For Me - First Journey, Retro Gaming Heroes - The No Swear Gamer, My Video Game Collection, Retrogaming Feels - Lemonade Stand and See You Next Game.
A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, News, Slime and Slime Deluxe, Rhythm King, Copy / Paste - WinVICE and Pulse.
4-Mat developed a program that can be used to make music with the SFX FM Expander cartridge. This makes it possible to use 12 channels in total. The channels 1-3 are SID and the channels 4-12 are FM. You can use 256 FM instruments and 256 SID instruments.
Brian Benchoff wrote a blog about the Amiga. He writes about the Video Toaster, hand-held scanner, digital video cameras, hardware and software that turns an Amiga 2000 into a nonlinear video editing suite.
Ravi Abbott made a video about removing yellowing on plastics. Instead of using RetroBright he experimented with Bblonde and Oxi-Action. Bblonde is a commercially available hair bleach and works the same as RetroBright.
Epsilon wrote a blog about upgrading the Commodore CDTV. This included adding Joystick and mouse support, 8MB Fast-RAM, Workbench 3.1 extended CDTV ROMS, SCSI hard disk support and the AztecMonster SCSI to CF Card converter.
StrayBoom wrote another article about the SID chip inside the Commodore C64. This time he makes an comparison between the 8580 R5 SID and the very new SwinSID Ultimate.
Christopher Handley released a new version of PortablE. PortablE is a recreation of the AmigaE programming language with many improvements. The program is available for Amiga OS3, OS4, AROS, MorphOS and Windows. Recent changes: Improved MUI & ReAction modules, NoListOptim and AISS menus.