A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, news, Mastering Tapes, JAM IT - C64 Game, Growing Pains (3), Heroes & Cowards and Microsound 64.
The Dutch Commodore User Group had a meeting June 18th. 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.
After a very successful Kickstarter campaign by A1200.net (Philippe Lang) and with the help of a number of sponsors such as Scoopex, it is for the first time in almost 25 years that Amiga cases are being manufactured again.
Arthur Jordison has released a new version of CBM prg Studio. Changes in this version: Logical operators, code relocation, watch labels/addresses, local character mapping, more export options for the screen editor and multiple layers for sprite preview.
For the Sum devices is new firmware available. Changes in this version: Saving LED states for Capslock, Numlock and ScrollLock keys, improvements for key-repeat, RESET key-lock for CD32 and other minor enhancements.
Kabura is a new arcade game for the Commodore C64. The game is made by Rulas International (code & graphics), Baron Ashler (music), Errazking (graphics), Bieno64 (test). In the game you are in Japan in the year 2113 and you must take back the control over the energy supply.
DiagROM is a diagnostic tool for the Amiga computers. When you power-on your Amiga the diagnostic software will star. The diagnose software will try to send information to the serial port and the screen.
Mark Hardisty has launched a dedicated blog full of memorabilia, pictures and stories, about the famous software house. You can also find source files and disk images. Mark will also release a book about Gremlin Graphics.
Edition 98 of Amiga Future is now online available. In this edition: Zeus, Sqrxz, Worms DC: Kirby Conversion Set, Abbo, Dust Digger, Software Manager, AROS Vision, MorphOS 3.1, Scriba, X-bEnCh, OS4 Depot, Homebank, Paint, Hollywood Designer 4, Sketchblock, XAMOS, glUAE, Data management in AmigaDOS (2), Mercurial (1), C-Workshop (15), Classic Reflections (5), Caanoo (1), Magnetic Fields and Sharrukin.
Matteo Angelini made a new game for the Commodore C64 with the help of SEUCK. This is a puzzle game, in which you move counters A, B and C around the grid, in order to prevent counter D from getting to the most bottom point.
Gideon has announced a new version of the Ultimate II cartridge. The new specifications are: More USB ports, but no more MicroSD, integrated Ethernet, dual Flash, loudspeaker, external power supply connector, improved audio, tape connector and a faster FPGA.
Chris Wilkins started a new Kickstarter Project for a new book about the Amiga. The book is planned to be 268 pages in length. A few examples of people in the book: Archer Maclean, David Lowe, Boys Without Brains, Jez San, Stoo cambridge, Mevlut Dinc, Andy Nuttal, Allister Brimble, Anthony Ball, David Mowbray, Dino Dini, Martin Edmodson, Steve Crow, Peter Johnson, Simon Butler, Tim Wright, Mark Hellewell, Francis Lionet, Ash Hogg, Andrew Hewson, Jim Sachs, Roman Rath, Barry Leitch and more...
David Maurer is working on an replacement for the Commodore C64. The features will be: USB keyboard, dual SID chip support, internal IEC header, cassette port, RAM expansion, Amiga clock port, Ethernet and much more.
AmiModRadio is a system that makes it possible to play all 20,000+ mods on Aminet. AmiModRadio is composed essentially of four parts: A small FTP client (download), a XAD client (unarchive), a ARexx program and a MUI interface to control the various parts of AmiModRadio. In this version a new ratings system is added.
Flowerking made new connectors for the Commodore SX64 keyboard cable with his 3D printer. Besides the plastic shapes you will need the pins and some cable. Flowerking made more 3D designs for the Commodore and Amiga: C64 keyboard mounts, Amiga disk drive button, 1541 disk drive handle, etc.
Amiga-hardware.info is a new web page for the Amiga fans. The web page can be used as a starter page for your browser. The web page has a search engine and a the 100 best links to Amiga related web pages.
A new version of GoatTracker for MorphOS is now available. Changes in this version: ReadMe2Guide tool update, configuration path, version tag, icons and improvements for the manual.
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: Improvements for .WORD Lookup tables, Go To Reference Label, Remove Parameter Label, Add Hi/Lo & Lo/Hi Label and a Jump To button.
Snes9x is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. The AmigaOS 4.1 version of Snes9x is made by HunoPPC and the Amiga French Team. The emulator support dozens of ROMs. Recent changes: Improvements for the GUI, the sound, German and French language and new icons.
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Lotus III Intro, Lemmings 1, Vivamin-E, 3D Demo (1 & 2), Super Stardust, Alien Breed, Hero Quest - Gloom, D-Mob Music Disc 3, Over The Net, WorldCup 90, Hero Quest, Turrican 2, Wrath Of The Demon, Turrican, Lupo Alberto, Enigma, Ultima VI, Fantasy World Dizzy, Risky Woods and Lotus 3.
Exit Plan Z is a RPG game for the Commodore VIC20. The game is made by R'zo in Basic and requires a 8 kByte memory expansion and a joystick. In the game you must escape from a secret laboratory and fly with an helicopter to a military base.
Blocky Skies is a new game for the Amiga. The game requires a PAL 68k Amiga with 512 kByte chip ram. The test version includes game tutorial and a single playable level. The game is available as a diskette file or as a hard disk install.
RandTown Builder is a new game for the Commodore Plus/4 made by RoePipi in Basic. In the game you walk in a town and you must build 420 pieces of road in this town. The game can be played on a 16 kByte machine (PAL & NTSC).
Another game by RoePipi for the Commodore Plus/4: RandTown Crusher.
Another game by RoePipi for the Commodore Plus/4: RandTown Crusher.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Acid in the House (North Star & The Silents), Megademo (Manowar), Megademo (Cult), Music Disk (Dreamscape), Music Disk 2 (Darkness), Harmagedon (Infect), 2D (Remedy) and Megademo 2 (Vortex 42). Improved: Final Fight (Capcom), Cabaret Asteroids (Vertical), Rainbow Islands (Ocean), North & South (Infogrames), Rainbow Islands (Ocean), Future Wars / Les Voyageurs Du Temps (Delphine Software), Red Heat (Ocean) and Future Wars / Les Voyageurs Du Temps (Delphine Software).
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: BINBUG (Sprite/UDC) command, improved palette editor (WinArcadia) and other small improvements.
Return magazine is a German print magazine about the 8-bit computers from A (Atari) to Z (ZX Spectrum). In this edition: 30 Years NES, Robocop vs. The Terminator, Les Schtroumpfs Autour Du Monde, Alundra, SIO2BT, Old Bits, Turrican 2, Com Illusion Hamburg, Ejagfest, Retroland, Britsoft - An Oral History, Nebulus, Double Dragon and Pixelkunst: Canvas-Style.
C64 Debugger is a code and memory debugger that works in real time. The program works together with the VICE v2.4 emulator. C64 Debugger is made by Slajerek and tested by Don Kichote, ElfKaa, Isildur and Mr Wegi.
DefleMask is a Multi-System music tracker for producing music for many sound chips and old school systems. The system uses real-time emulation, it has an FM instruments editor, Envelopes editor and a Wavetable instruments editor. DefleMask can produce files for SEGA, Nintendo, NEC PC-Engine/TurboGrafx-16 and the Commodore 64.
Excalibur is a new game for the Commodore C64 made by Laddh (code), el sid (music) and Errazking (graphics). The SID in this game is Carmina Burana (O Fortuna).
A new version of WinUAE is now available. Changes in this version: Monochrome video out, improvements for PC Bridgeboard disk drive, dark palette, CSPPC/BPPC flash updater, variable refresh rate optimized vsync mode (G-Sync/FreeSync), black frame injection and IVS Trumpcard Pro/GrandSlam SCSI emulation.
Chicken Lips Radio is a Podcast for the Commodore user. In this episode: VCF East XI 2016, Commodore Exhibit, Zybo Zynq-7000 ARM/FPGA SoC Training Board, The 64, Jeffrey Brace & Dan Roganti's Network Game Server, BitFixer, Ethan Dicks' Scott Adams Text Adventures, TheGuruMeditation and an Amiga 4000 repair.
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 15130 MUS, 4211 STR and 5303 WDS files.
Space Chase is a new game for the Commodore CBM II developed by Christian Krenner. The game is programmed in assembler and has a graphical resolution of 160 x 50. Space Chase is not finished yet, it still contains a few bugs, but it is already fully playable.
Retroloader is a windows program that makes it very easy to play retro games in a emulator. You do not have to install an emulator, everything is integrated in the Retroloader. The C64 version is almost complete.
Aftermath creations forum
Aftermath creations forum
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: COMputer, Amiga developer conference, Scala Multimedia, A4000 Benutzerhandbuch, Amiga 2000 Gebruikershandleiding, Amiga 2000/500 Amiga Basic, Amiga Waarom OSA als MS-DOS de norm is, DigiView Gold Hardware Manual, Fona Tilbud, Falcon manual, IO Blix Manual, Emplant Hardware User's Guide, Flashback Manual and Deluxe Paint IV Addendum.
Scene World Podcast is a podcast about the Commodore scene. In this episode: Darren Melbourne (C64 DTV / THE 64), Jeri Ellsworth, Swinsid Ultimate, Karen Jacobsen, Puffin Browser, GamesCom, Game Con 2016, ECCC, Todd N. Tuckey, Billy Mitchell, Richie Knucklez, Star Citizen, EVE Online and Vendetta Online.
A new episode of BoingsWorld (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Amiga trademark, Amiga Racer, RapaGUI - Hollywood, From Bedrooms to Billions, AmigaOS Enhancer, Geit@Home 2/2016, Matze's Graka, Picasso96, Mink Gold, Reshoot, Extrial, Oubliette, Sibwing AGA, Tanks Furry and MIGs Yesterchips.
Plus4HTML is a useful program for programmers, developed by István Bozsik. The changes in this version are: A new GUI, with instant preview, syntax highlighting and many formatting options.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Java Jim in Square Shape Trouble (Creative Sparks), Ikari III: The Rescue (SNK), Havoc (Players Premier), Garrison (Rainbow Arts), Fight Night (U.S. Gold), Elven Warrior (Players Premier), Dark Castle (Mirrorsoft), Captain Kidd (Bug-Byte), Bangkok Knights (System 3), After Burner (USA) (Mindscape), Warrior (Living Colors Software), Vendetta (System 3), Uninvited (Mindscape), Uninvited (Mindscape) and Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo (Firebird).
TapEx is a tool for analysing, verifying and cleaning Commodore 64 tape images (TAP V0, TAP V1 and DC2N RAW files (16, 24 & 32 bit). Changes in this version: Improvement for Turbo Tape, Cyberload, Supernova and file export. Added: 192kHz playback, Warpload / Thalamus level loader and a graphical view of the pulse data.
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: Dinowarp, Junior Maths, Math Drill, Pictures and Letters, Tome Of Myths, Claudes Runner, Operation Desert Storm, All Over The World, Psycho Squares Deluxe, War In The New Era, Calculus Combat, Educational Proggys, Holiday Pics, Kids Disk 1, Project Apollo, Aquanaut, Giddy II, Operation Firestorm, Jellyquest, Necessary Roughness, Pioneers, Splash, Spod Blaster, Bouncy, British Manager, Casino, Conflict Federation II, Federation, Gordon & The Floaters, Numerix, Rage V2.0, Reels, Scorched Tanks V1.90 and The X Mass Project.
The game Honey Bee for the Commodore C64 is now officially released. Can you help Buzzy Bee impress Queen Bee by gathering loads of honey, and dropping it into the bee hives in 16 different zones. You can download the game for free on the TND web page or you can buy a cassette or diskette from Psytronik Software.
The web page Amigos added new articles this month: Dr. Doom's Revenge, David Pleasance, HUDson Baulk, Thomas the Tank Engine, Friends Pinball, Speedball 2, Sensible World of Soccer, Amigaflakes, Superman: The Man of Steel, Wrath of the Beast, Castle of Dr. Brain, The Last Ninja Remix, Sean Courtney, One on One and Will Willams.
Bart van den Akker made a YouTube video about the Tron Digidrum. The Tron Digidrum is a sound sampler and drum machine module from 1985. The Digidrum audio is completely unedited.
The web page c64Intros has updated its intro database and added 100 new intros. The new or updated groups are: Tuerk's Cracker Incorporation [TCI], The Cyborg Power System+Strike Force, Crash '90, Danish Science, Fastest Australian Supply Team [FAST], Fear, Idiots+Soldiers, Just Us, Lap Dancers, The Magic Cracking Service, Software Dreams International Crew [SDI], Shit, Slave Cracking Group [SCG], The Audion Industries [TAI], Tankard (AT), The Guardian, Triad+Genesis Project and The Supply Team.
Evil Garden is a game for the Commodore C64 that was made in 1989 for Demonware. The game was made by Lutz Vieweg (code) Joachim Rosenögger (graphics) and Dennis Sarratou (sound). The game was never released in the eighties, but now after more than 25 year you can play the game.
MiniSketch is a drawing program for the Commodore VIC20 with support for a light pen. The normal light pen has a limited resolution, but the program can calculate a higher resolution with a smart algorithm. The Program needs a 8 kByte RAM expansion.
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Jim Collas from Gateway.
The Retro Hour web page had an interview with David Pleasance. David was the former Managing Director of Commodore UK. Other items in the show: Monster6502, Bedrooms To Billions: The Amiga Years, Atari VR experiments, Sega Training video (1996) and the Chipmachine mod player.