Csabo (programming) and Chronos (graphics) released the Commodore Plus/4 version of the adventure game Temple of Terror. The original game was released in 1987 for the Commodore C64 and the ZX Spectrum. Csabo removed a programming error and made the game much faster than the original.
Paolo Besser announces the Icaros Desktop 2.0. The official release will be in a few months but you can already see new screenshots on the Icaros web page. New in this version: TLSF memory manager, an improved SDK, better M68K support, DirectoryOpus 5 Magellan and much more.
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: Improved the en-/disabled-status of "dont wait for process" preference. And the "find by typing" function is now working correctly.
The Dutch Commodore User Group had a meeting on August 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.
Hi65 is a high-level Commodore 65, BASIC 10 emulator. The Commodore 65 is an proto type 8-bit computer with an 4510 CPU (3.54 MHz), 256 colour graphics and 8 MB of RAM. This emulator does not emulate the whole C65, but it will run programs that are written in BASIC. Changes in this version: Incorporated the Ingo Berg's MuParser routines into Hi65. Ana added 36 new error messages for the MuParser.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Breaker, Crystal Chamber, Fireblaster, Rocket Roger V1, Skweek, The Ancient Art of War, Typhoon Thompson and Unknown platform game. Update: Airwolf 2 V1, Body Slam, Delphian, I Of The Mask, Mutant Zone, Search For Sharla, Star Force Seven, Star Maze and Zanaton.
The last couple of months there have been updates for Kick Assembler. The recent changes are: Additional config files are now possible. Improvements for the "==" and "!=" operators with Boolean values. Improved import of binary and text files. Added addAll, uget, the "+=" and "-=" operators.
Timo Voutilainen developed a RTC module for the Commodore C64. An RTC is a Real Time Clock an can be connected to a computer to supply the actual time and date. Timo also included a program to set and read the time and date from the Commodore C64 and he included a driver for GEOS.
Vasm is a assembler to create linkable objects in various formats. The following CPUs are supported: M680x0, ColdFire, 80x86, PowerPC, ARM, Jaguar RISC, Z80, C16x/ST10, 6502 and the 6800. Visit the web page to read all the changes in this version.
In this episode of the Retro Asylum Podcast Mrsid tells us about the C64 scene. Steve buys a Spectrum, Paul M talks about cover-disks and finally, we have the podcast that we recorded live from Revival earlier this month.
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: Support for .d4m, .hdd, .m2i, .nib, .lbr and .spy formats. Export to .png, .rtf and .html. More possibilities for GEOS diskettes. Viewers for disassembly/hex, REL files, cset and images. Batch processing and experimental OpenCBM support.
Epsilon wrote a blog about installing a SCSI Controller expansion (by CBMChef) for the CDTV and the AztecMonster SCSI card. The CDTV SCSI Controller is a modern expansion developed in 2013 and makes it possible to connect an external SCSI device to the Commodore CDTV. The AztecMonster is a SCSI to CF card interface.
Silverdr is "reloading" Project 64. Project 64 is an attempt to archive all important documentation for the Commodore C64. Silverdr moved the project to Github. Github makes it possible to add documents and improve documents by multiple contributors. Silverdr asks people to join him with Project 64.
The Project 64 homepage.
The Project 64 homepage.
TORCS is a racing car simulation for the Amiga. There are many different cars, tracks, and opponents to race against. You can adjust the tires, dampers, aerodynamics, spoilers etc. The game is available for AmigaOS 4, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.
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: Circus Charlie, Bumpy and Summer Games (2).
On the Dustlayer Blog you can now see pictures of the Commodore production line in Hong Kong from December 1992. The photos were taken by Robert Baker who worked in production engineering at Commodore in West Chester, USA and who had been in Hong Kong for a pilot production run of the Amiga 600.
Reset is an pdf magazine (English language) for the Commodore C64 user. In this edition: Editorial, Reviews: Commando Arcade, Guns 'N' Ghosts, Bellringer III and the Protovision 4 player compilation. Where Are They Now? Interview with Tomcat/Nostalgia. The history of Commodore Format (1). Games That Weren’t, C64 Endings, Deep Thoughts, The Mighty Brain, a minty fresh Blow and The Cartridge comic.
Stefan started a new Youtube channel. On this channel you can view videos about Amiga computers. At this moment you can watch the following videos: Amiga 600, Amiga 1200/60, Amiga 2000/60, Amiga 3000/60 D and the Amiga 4000/60 D.
The Princess C64SD v3.0 is a new product from Manosoft. This device is a combination of the ITS TAP Player module and the C64SD. The features are: .TAP support (load /save), Disk drive replacement, Atmega1284p micro-controller, Metal cover, Pass-through connectors for the Datassette and IEC devices, SD card slot, Buttons for Play/Stop, reset and disk change and status LEDs.
RetroGameModz made an video about the repair of a Blizzard PPC accelerator card for Amiga 1200. In the video you can see many tips and working methods for repairing retro hardware such as: Visual inspection, testing, schematics, measurements, disassembling, new components and final testing.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
All videos from RetroGameModz.
Bil Herd made a video of the most rare Commodore computer the Commodore LCD. In the video he opens the Commodore LCD and explains all the parts inside. The video is almost 15 minutes and you can watch it on Youtube.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Music Disk 1 (Mahoney & Kaktus), 5 Yards (Vision), Mouse Quest (Micro Value/Tynesoft) and Where Time Stood Still (Denton Designs/Ocean). Improved: Copper Master (Angels), Thunderhawk (Core Design), Lionheart (Thalion) and Obliterator (Psygnosis).
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 15, News for the C64, Plus/4, VIC20 and Amiga users. GEOS and Wheels Programming, Commodore: 1 - Church: 0, Interviews with Paul Gardner-Stephen and the Melon64 SysAdmin, Review of the SD2IEC Drive and Assembly Line - $05: PRIMM.
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: 19 new, 369 updated and 1 removed.
Tony is developing a new TAP file player device. With this device it will possible to read your TAP files from a SD card into your Commodore C64. The device will be very small and you can select your TAPs via a special menu on your C64. The cost will be around 30 USD.
Me and My Shadow is a puzzle / platform game where you must try to reach the exit by solving puzzles. Spikes, moving blocks, fragile blocks and much more stand between you and the exit. The game has more than 40 levels, 18 different block types and a built-in level editor. The game is available for AmigaOS4, Amiga68k, Linux and Windows.
Arthur Jordison has released a new version of CBM prg Studio. Changes in this version: Code Snippets. Improved the VICE debugger support. New tutorial for mixing BASIC and machine code. Support for the Plus/4 in the screen code builder tool and BASIC 8 support for C128 projects.
Bauknecht released a new demo for the Commodore Plus/4. The demo Rocket Science was released at the Evoke 2014 party in Germany where it reached the number 1 place in the "All Platform" category. The demo is PAL only and is made by Stephan (code) and Ingo (music).
Burnin' Pen '64 is a new game for the Commodore C64 that you can play with your light pen. The game is made by Karoshier (code), fieserWolf (music), Bitbreaker and Karoshier (graphics) and Dilviel (sampling). The game was released at the Evoke 2014 party in Germany where it reached the number 1 place in the "Mixed Game Competition" category.
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: Oracle - Wild Streets, Prodigy - Cracktro, Scoopex - Where Time Stood Still, Angels - B.A.T, Fairlight - SHOOT EM-UP CONSTRUCTION KIT, Cave - A 10 Tank Killer and World of Wonders - Zynaps.
Oscar from Obsolescence Guaranteed made an replica of the Commodore KIM-1. For this project Oscar uses a Arduino Uno and a expansion shield with LEDs and a small keyboard. The project is a work in progress and the future plans include the emulation of the 6530 timers and a adding 6 times a 7-segment display and a 23 key keyboard.
Ian Stedman is working on a expansion card for the Amiga CD32. This expansion card will be an replacements for the Paravision SX-1 or DCE SX32/Pro expansions from the 1990’s. The specification: 8 MB SRAM, Parallel ATA (IDE) / CF, Floppy, Real time clock and a clockport connector. You can follow the progress on his blog.
Steve J. Gray released a new version of CBMXfer. CBMXfer is a collection of utilities for transferring files and working with diskette images. The utilities are: OPENCBM, CBMLINK, C1541, NIBTOOLS and IMGCOPY. Changes in this version: Added DAD window, C64 USER MONO option, 8250/SFD-1001 single-sided mode, catalog file and dual view mode.
Hermit and Yogibear released a new SID for the Commodore C64. Yogibear made the music on his PC and Hermit converted the music to the Commodore C64. Graphical artist JSL made the picture.
The YouTube video of The Tree Angel 3SID.
The YouTube video of The Tree Angel 3SID.
D'Asaro Designs is now producing 6550 RAM adapters for the Commodore PET 2001. The adapter makes it possible to replace a bad 6550 RAM chip with a 2114 RAM chip. Features: Fully functional pin-compatible. Batten and Allen PCB edge pins. Gold-plated machined DIP socket for the 2114 RAM and the necessary 2114 RAM chip is included.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: The Colour of Magic (Piranha Software), Deadzone (Markt & Technik), Doughboy (U.S. Gold / Ocean), Days of Thunder(Mindscape), Eye of Horus (Logotron), Fiona Rides Out (Interceptor Software), Grand Monster Slam (Rainbow Arts) and Glider Rider (Quicksilva).
A new version of MorphOS is now available. In this edition improvements for the SmartFileSystem, Intuition, Quark, Ambient, Jukebox, Kryptos, Scribble, Bz2, ShowInterface, Sungem.device, Xadfs, ixemul.library, filesysbox.library, ipc.module, r200.library, r300.library and MUI.
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: Code navigation, Find-by-typing option, Toolbar with common functions, Sorting-options for sidebar, More shortcuts to menu-commands and a couple of errors are removed.
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: PlaySID, AmiBlitz 3.6.1, FLX animations, Clock, More demos, converted to formats: MED, MOD or SFX, ARexx easy start and SimpleMail can be changed between German and English.
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: Dependencies allow to include symbols. Improved export for sprites. Resolved a problem with !media / sprite-sets and Charpad .ctm import.
In this BitJam the collection of the Amiga emo group Desire. You can listen to the following music: Estupendo, Soda Club, tu$$u10.special, Count Floyd!, Of digital gardens, Ka ga goo, Hurry upper, Carbodynamix!, Pom-pom-pom, Space.2k2, White line fever, Susified, Fanfare for the common, Pandamonium, No sense of time, Out of space, Slide aside, Dadoob, Funky fresh and Rust and stardust. Total playing time: 55:14.
Roberto Ricioppo released a new SEUCK game. In the game you must drive your car through dangerous streets and shoot the enemy. You must be careful because the enemy can shoot back at you. You can download the game from the TND web page.
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: AmigaOS Beach-Boingball, Flappy Bird, Donkey Downfall, twittAmiga 4.0, new production of Sam460 boards, USB-adapter for classic Amiga's, MorphOS 3.6, new demo from Chaos Guns, Uli Bäer: I hab an Amiga, Amiga: 30th Anniversary Event, Graphic-card kit from "Matze".
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: Polish menu, updates for the manual, improvements for the listing of files and you can now use the SD-Box with the Commodore C128.
The web page c64Intros has updated there database and have added 75 new intros. A few examples of groups with new or updated intros are: Two Live Crew, Acid House, Assault, Crap Industries, Exult, First Cracking Girls Group, Helix, KDF, Lindenstrasse, Energy, Obliterators of the Rebel City, Reality, Sanity, Sisters Of Mercy, Secret Service, The Ultimate Mayas, Unity and Welsh Cracking Service.
The group Forunkel-64 released a new game for the Commodore C64. In the game you are a tank commander and you must try to defeat the enemy. You can change weapons and you can buy new ammunition at the Sunscreen kiosk.
Stewart Wilson from Subchrist Software released a new version of Sprite Pad. With this (Windows) program you can edit and animate your multi-colour and high-resolution sprite images. Sprite Pad has also advanced editing features like: rotation, overlay and multiple colour palettes. Changes in this version: The code is completely rewritten for .NET C++. Added animation storage, browsing and simultaneous playback.
AmiArcadia is a emulator of early game consoles like the PHUNSY, Elektor TV Games Computer, Interton VC 4000, Emerson Arcadia 2001, Central Data 2650 and others. Ami Arcadia is available for the 68k Amiga, Amiga OS4, MorphOS and Windows. Recent changes are: New commands ED and STATUS. Support for CRC64 checksums. Updates for the Italian and Greek translations and many more small improvements.
The team of Gamebase 64 released a new version. The total number of games is now more than 24450 entries, 450 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.
In this episode of the Retro Asylum Podcast Mrsid tells us about his new Commodore 64 items, announces the Donkey Kong competition winner and reviews the game Hunter’s Moon on the c64. Also music from Thing on a spring on the c64.