A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, Cover Tape #12, Ssg, RECOIL, ACME, C64 Take-Away Podcast 52, C64FC, DT 98, Web SID, GEOS CD, Another Day, Another Zombie, Multicart 64, EyeToy Kinetic Combat, C64 Emulator, Knights & Demons, Hero Time 2, Nordic Scene Review, Scene World, Club Info, Flashback, Saboteur, Amiga Future, Ranger, AresOne, The King of Chicago, AROS Vision, ACA500, AEROS, Hollywood, Amigatronics, FUSE, Cassiopei, Kevin Tilley, Games That Shouldn't Have Been, A.R.C.O.S., Flappy Bird, ViccyBird, Pulse, Panicman and The Assembly Line (2).
Misfit released a new game for the Commodore VIC-20. The game can be played with a PAL VIC with a 16 kByte memory expansion and a joystick. Bertie the Ball is an action-adventure / platform game and is a tribute to the C64 game "Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back".
The YouTube video of Bertie the Ball.
The YouTube video of Bertie the Ball.
The web page c64games.de had an update. You can now find 6124 games on this web page. The new games are: 2048, Battle Group, Battlecruiser, Bomb Ace, Bouncing Bill, Castle Boy, CC65 Chess, Combat Course, Combination, Combination Deluxe, Commodore in Space II, Cosmos, D-2000 IFR-Trainer, Dawn Patrol, Flappy Bird, Flying Ace, Ganimedian Rescue, Gold Grabber, Gulf Strike, Happy Flappy, Harald Hardtooth - The Fiight of the clean Tooth, Harald Hardtand - Kampen om de rene Taender, Intrigue and Jack and the Beanstalk.
Peter van der Woude release a game for the Commodore VIC-20. In the game you must rescue your cat. You can place bricks on the floor to reach the level of your cat. The game can be played on a unexpanded VIC-20 with the joystick.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Heart Of Yesod, Monstics Mystery 2 and C64GS cartridge titles. Update: Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes, Gremlins, Leaving Teramis, Milk Tray Game, Nighthunter, Stargate Legacy and The Seven Gates Of Jambala.
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: HQC & The Champs - Backlash, S.C.A - Karate Kid II, 2000AD - Sim City, Agie - Miami Chase, Alpha Flight - new Stuff, Subway and The Dream Team - Airball, Subway and The Dream Team - Crazy Cars 2 and Wanted Team - B.C Kid.
FieserWolf released a new version of the Petscii Editor. Changes in this version: Joystick support, 4 x 4 mode, two pages (buffers) like in Amica Paint. The speed of the keys is now adjustable and you can load your own music in the editor.
Vermeer is a German-language economic simulation of Ariolasoft from the year 1987. But after 27 years there is now a English version available. In the game you must build a business empire. With the money you make you can buy paintings. There are 40 paintings to collect.
Rob Clarke has made a video of the Commodore V364 motherboard. The V364 is a extreme rare Commodore and there maybe only 3 or 4 of them in the world. The motherboard was not functional but after replacing a few components it is working again.
Carsten Jensen made an article about the replacement of the power switch in a Commodore 1084 or 1081 monitor. Cartsen had a replacement switch available, but it was not exactly the same as the original. But with a small alteration he could successfully repair the monitor.
Ravelli released a new version of Forth for the Commodore C64. Forth is a very low-level and minimal language without any automatic memory management. Forth on the C64 is more faster, more memory effective and more powerful than the standard Basic. Forth on the C64 includes an editor, compiler and a assembler. Changes in this version: Music Macro Language (MML) support. Renamed four assembly mnemonics. Strings can now be longer than 256 bytes and optimized jsr.
The C64p is a laptop version of the C64DTV. The system is built inside a donor laptop. The features are: new 7" TFT screen, SD2IEC, keyboard interface and 3 custom PCB's for charging the battery, audio amplifier, joystick and mouse. The production is very limited, visit the web page for more details.
Thomas Wenzel released an update of his music player for the Amiga. AmigaAMP is a GUI based MPEG audio. It can also play AIFF, WAV and FLAC files. Changes in this version: Improvements for info window, pubscreen, AREXX open/add commands, playlist loading, charset conversion routines, M3U playlist, time display and automatic reconnect for shoutcast streaming.
Csabo released a new game for the Commodore Plus/4. In the game you must slide blocks with numbers. If you connect two blocks with the same numbers the blocks will merge into one. The goal is to reach the magic number 2048. The game is 16 kByte and compatible with PAL and NTSC.
At the VCF East 2014 meeting Dave Haynie talked about the development of the various Amiga systems, up into the last days of Commodore in April 1994. The Vintage Computer Festival East and is a meeting for retro computer users that was held on the 6th of April 2014 in Wall, United states of America.
Vampire Hunter 2 is the sixth entry in the SEUCK 2014 competition. The game is made by IndyJR and is the sequel to the classic "Vampire Hunter" from 2010. In the game you are Adam, the Vampire Hunter, and you must defeat Astaroth the brother of the vampire Mozgorioth.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: MegaBall (Ed Mackey), Croak 2 (Selwyn Stevens), Oblivion (Mark Sibly), Dance Trance (Interactive), Robbeary (Anco), Dance Trance 2 (Interactive), Croak (Selwyn Stevens), The Scene 4 (Prophecy) and Dark Castle (Three-Sixty). Improved: Pushover (Red Rat Software/Ocean), Robbeary, Alien Breed 3D (Team 17), Kick Off 96 (Anco), Space Harrier (Elite), Rock Star (Infomedia) and SWIV (Sales Curve).
In this English pdf and html magazine about the retro gaming computers the following articles: More 64: Gamebase 64, Book of Genesis: Caliber .50, MAME: Pulsar, Broken Controllers: Bible Adventures, ColecoVisions: Donkeying Around with Kong and Apple II Incider: To Save Or Not To Save.
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: Poseidon, ImageFX 1.5, AmiBlitz 3.6, Amiga-E-Compiler, Trog AGA, SDL games, Ignition, ViewCSV and support for MIDI-Data.
MrSid has had an interview with legendary graphic artist Stoo Cambridge. Stoo started his career designing games on the Commodore 64 before moving onto the Amiga, Mega Drive, Jaguar and other systems. A few examples of his work are Sensible Soccer, Mega Lo Mania, Sensible Golf and of course Cannon Fodder.
Armin Sander is the programmer of the famous 8-tracks tracker Oktalyzer on Amiga. The problem with an 8 track tracker was that the CPU was not fast enough to mix all 8 channels in real-time. The later version had only 6 channels to improve the quality of the sound. You can read the whole interview on the Obligement web page.
PlayEm64 is a tool that makes it possible to play .SID files on your Commodore C64. You just have to change the file type/ending/ex-tension on your PC from .SID into .PRG and then put the files on a disk image. The code was written by TheRyk, the documents are made by Achim and TheRyk and Thunder.Bird did the testing.
RetroWiki is an Spanish pdf Retro Computer Magazine. In this edition the following articles:ORIC, East German (DDR) retro computers, PC to C64 data transfer, Jules Verne, Ninja Gaiden, Interview with Rod, Commodore Plus and Blasto.
In the game you must jump over the triangles, if you land on top of them you have to try again. You can jump over a block or on land on top of them. You can use a flag to move the starting point. The code is from CSixx, the music is made by Spider Jerusalem, the graphics are from Achim and CSixx and TheRyk tested the game.
The online version of the game.
The online version of the game.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Odyssey, MUI 4 2014R3, Petro's memoirs, HomeCon 27, Cyrus boards production, EUAE Beta 2, USB module prototype, A500 memory upgrade, Cherry keys, Amiga News, C-Base, Matze: CDTV to SCSI, Matze: A500 graphics card and Boings World auctions.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Droidz, Battle Ball, Play and Learn series, Restrictor and Shadowgate. Updates: Flight Deck 2, Heebie Jeebies, Lusitania, Mega Twins, Orcus, Viking Child and Stratagos.
Edition 89 of Amiga Future is now online. In this edition: Interviews with Dale Luck, Roman Kargin and Pascal Papara. Reviews: Hydrozone, Cube, Wired Chaos, Tiny Invaders, Crystal Dragon, UAE4Droid, C64 Forever, Gnumeric, Qt4, Hollywood Designer 3, Celistia. Hardware: ACA630, Das Keyboard, Picasso IV. Workshop: AmiFIG, Frotz, Floppy Disk Renovation, C-Workshop. Special: AmigaOne X1000, Kopierschutz.
A new edition of the German pdf magazine Lotek64 is now available. The articles in this edition: Lo*bert, Editorial, News, C64 Cartridges, Online-Emulator: Commodore LCD, C128 Dual Demo, Retro Treasures: Bio-Sensor, PET 2001 Repair Story (2), Tir Na Nog, Retro-Test, Space Funeral, PlayStation 20 years, The Time Trap, Hobby&Elektronik, Alternatives Computer Meeting, The long night of the museum, Chipmusik, SIDologie and Videogame Heroes #14: Bomb Jack.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Cowboy Kidz (Byte Back), Fire Ant (Mogul), Hocus Focus (Quicksilva), Java Jim (Creative Sparks), Kat Trap (Bug-Byte), Last Duel (U.S. Gold), Magnetron (Firebird) and Mad Doctor (Creative Sparks).
A-EON technology has released the official RadeonHD driver for AmigaOS. Features: Radeon X1300 - Radeon HD 7000. 2D graphics acceleration. Supports output via VGA, DVI and HDMI. Available for all AmigaONE, AmigaOS next-generation machines and compatible models.
Shaken - The tale of the Swordless Ninja is the fifth entry in the SEUCK 2014 competition. The game is a commando style Ninja game made by Roberto Dillon. In the game you must control your swordless Ninja through three zones and retrieve your stolen sword. An evil Shogun is waiting, and guarding the sword.
The C64.com web page had an interview with Dan Phillips. Dan's first computer was a Commodore 64. He spend most of his time collecting and playing games. Later he started making games such as the popular game Armalyte Dan still works in the software business today (Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver). You can read the whole interview on the C64.com web page.
Jens from Individual Computer has made new a Commodore C64 motherboard. The C64 Reloaded will fit in all original C64 cases. The power supply will be a standard 12 VDC adapter, the video signal will be S-video, but you need to supply the CPU, VIC and the SID yourself. The price will be 149,90 Euro.
The organisation of the X party has announced the new dates for 2014. The X-2014 will be held in the city of Someren in Holland from the 24th until 26th of October 2014. This year there will be a demo competition (real machine), graphics competition (still picture) and a music competition. And Dane from Booze Design will keep everybody awake with his DJ set.
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: Relaunch64 is going to be completely re-written, using Java and NetBeans.
Thomas Koch made a prototype for a Minimig case last year. It is now possible to print the case with a 3D printer. After printing it may be necessary to make some small modification to fit the LEDs and if you want to hide the small lines from the printing process you can apply a coat of paint.
Speed Ball is an new game for the Commodore C64 made by the Kabuto Factory. The game is an conversion of the Spectrum version from 1987. The game is developed with the Pinball Construction Set program (Bill Budge / Electronic Arts). Speed Ball can be played with the joystick.
The group TRIAD released a new game for the Commodore C64. In the game you must slide blocks with numbers. If you connect two blocks with the same numbers the blocks will merge into one. The goal is to reach the magic number 2048. The game is written by Ruk, the music is from ne7, the graphics from ilesj and Tao made the character set.
FS-UAE is a multi-platform Amiga emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X based on UAE/WinUAE. Changes in this version: Improved the hd_requirements system and solved a problem when using Python 2.7. The joystick names and PATH's can now contain non-ASCII characters.
SVS improved his memory map for the Commodore C16, C116 and the Plus/4. This .xls file is a very comprehensive description of the 264 models. Changes in this version: PETSCII codes with CBM+key codes. New tables and command modes for RS232. More information about: ACIA registers, banking routines, OS96, LOAD routines, functions keys, monitor commands and the RT clock.
The Codetapper's web page had an interview with Subzero. Subzero was the main original supplier for the cracking group Vision Factory and member of SSR (Subzero, Selim and Rudi). SSR supplied games to the famous Amiga cracking group Skid Row from Germany in the early 1990s.
In this Retro Asylum Podcast: Press Play on Tape interviews music legend and industry veteran Chris Heulsbeck. Chris has written the music for many C64 and Amiga games. A few examples of these games are : Apidya, R-Type, Jim Power, The Great Giana Sisters and the legendary Turrican series.
Amiga Forum is a Swedish (printed) magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: News from SAPPHIRE, MorphOS Nordic, SUCK and Amiga World. Amiga or not? Browser test #005. Report from the Data Storm 2014. Commodore and the CD-ROM technology. Battle Squadron, Ace of Hearts remake and the AmiGBG Fair.
Diskimage.device is an virtual storage device driver that allows to mount various diskimage file formats and use them just as if they were real disks. Changes in this version: Improvements for MDS. Updates for Thore Boeckelmann's bz2.library and application.library version 2 interfaces.
FunkPaint is an editor for Hires / Multi / Multicolor and DTV pictures. The program can be used with an joystick or mouse and supports memory expansions (+60k, REU, Ramcart, Georam etc.). Changes in this version: Improved the fill function and mouse precision. Support for the Atari ST mouse / CX-22 trackball. And now the cursor follows the mouse in zoom mode even when not drawing.
Paolo Besser has made an manual for the AROS shell. The manual has the following subjects: Introduction, AROS shell basics, Path / Command Template / Patterns / Redirection /Special drives devices / Running in background / Basic file operation with shell / Working with SFS / Script programming / AROS-DOS Scripting / Working with a script file / Changing system script files / AROS command reference, Printer escape codes and error codes. This version also includes AROSTCP commands and the archive management utilities in the Extras drawer.
A new version of Spectacular Copy is available. Changes in this version: Automatic correction of characters in the file name when saving to diskette. 100% accurate block size calculation for files that are read from tape. No more problems with files that are 0 byte long. When using the turbo, the sound is now enabled.
Dave Parsons made the game Og for the Amiga. The game is a side-way scrolling game in the Wonderboy style. The original game has only 32 colours. The later version was a AGA version which had 64 colours, much smoother sky colours and better screen fades. Dave thought he lost the AGA version after his hard-disk failed, but he found a copy on a diskette.
Sovox has made a Datassette emulator for the Commodore C64, that is based on a mp3 player. The mp3 player can be connected to a real Datassette for recording a .tap file and to a real Commodore C64 to replay the .tap file.