Amiga: 30 Years
On June 27th 2015 there will be a meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to celebrate 30 years of Amiga history. There will be many Amiga computers on display but also the KryoFlux team, Dave Haynie, David Pleasance, Christian Bartsch, István Fábián, Ultimate PPC team, Franck Sauer, Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott.
CBM prg Studio v3.2.1
Arthur Jordison has released a new version of CBM prg Studio. Changes in this version: Improvements for the screen designer, assembler, sprite designer, prg generation, code indent and comments. Removed errors in code reformatting, negative numbers in BYTE and WORD sequences and numbers in strings in BYTE and TEXT sequences.
WHDLoad
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Cyber Games, Ghost Chaser, Gadgets Lost In Time, Cyber Cop and Robot Readers: Aesop's Fables. Improved: Fast Brain, Nobby the Aardvark, Night Hunter, Crackdown, Moonfall and Phantasie 3.
CGSC v1.29
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 13896 MUS, 4135 STR and 4791 WDS files.
AmigaAMP v3.14 - AmigaOS 4
Thomas Wenzel released an update of his music player for the Amiga. AmigaAMP is a GUI based MPEG audio player, but it can also play AIFF, WAV and FLAC files. Changes in this version: Improvements for AAC streams, MP3 files with HTML code and the playlist navigation. New features: mute button, equalizer, previous / next menu entries. And many small errors are removed.
C64FC
Stian Søreng has developed the C64FC Flash cartridge for the Commodore C64. The cartridge will emulate a 8 kByte EPROM, but you can program the cartridge from your PC. In the last month he has developed an SID jukebox and is working on a GUI for the C64FC. You can read all the details on his blog.
Plipbox
Plipbox is an device that allows to connect Amiga's via Ethernet to your local network. The device uses a an Arduino and connects to the parallel port. Changes in this version: Fast burst protocol with a maximum speed of 235 KiB/s, improved firmware and driver code, and a new test modes to allow detailed benchmarking of all system components.
Princess C64SD v3.0 - Firmware v0.10.4
For the Princess C64SD v3.0 is new firmware available. The changes in this version are: Improvements for the VICE VIC emulation, and reading tapes with the VIC PAL. And there is a new XF5 option to avoid problems with VICE dumps.
Portable KIM-1
Scott Lawrence made a portable KIM computer. For this KIM-1 he used an old plastic case he picked-up on a hamfest and a display from a surplus store. The computer inside is a Arduino Uno R3 micro board and a Seeed Studio protoshield. You can follow the whole process on his blog.
EasyFlash 3 USB Utilities V1.8
A new version of the USB utilities program for the Easy Flash 3 is now available. Changes in this version: Added a TAP writing option, developed by enthusi. And it is now possible to send a PRG file to the EF3 Menu running on the c64 and autorun it. Removed an error in the copy routine and in the format handling.
SID doing Paula
Trooper and aNdy from the group Arkanix Labs made a compilation of Amiga Paula music for the C64 SID. The SID’s in this compilations are: SidDoingPaula-ArkanixLabs, CrackOrDie, Matkamies, FrequencyShifter, Bambam, DelicateOooz and Uridium2Loader.
Boxx 2 - Amiga
Lemming880 released a new game for the Amiga. The game is called Boxx 2 and is made with the help of the program Backbone. It is a run and jump platform game, where you must collect all the coins and kill the enemies. This version has more sprites and is available as a diskette or as a hard-disk version.

The YouTube video of Boxx 2 for the Amiga.
CES 30 years ago
The most important electronics expo in the USA is the CES or the Consumer Electronics Show. Bil Herd is remembering when Commodore introduced new computers on CES. These were very hectic days for Commodore staff, you can read al about these days on Bil's blog.
AROS Vision 2.9
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: ROM update. Latest version of WHDLoad , MUIBase, InstallerGen, Free Pascal und icon.library. Added GCC and many other improvements.
P1P2 - Project One HiRes Converter
Uka released a new program for ProjectOne. This converter can be used for converting ProjectOne files to: ArtStudio, FunkPaint and separated files (8k bitmap + 1k colour without load address). It is also possible to convert FunkPaint files (HiRes mode) to ProjectOne.
Assist v2.0 - AmigaOS 4
Assist is a collection of information: All the content from the "Get the most out of your AMIGA" PDF guide, short-cuts and links. Assist helps with downloading and unpacking of software, plays YouTube videos and it has AmiUpdate support. Changes in this version: New registration system. New layout, images and buttons. The browser is a bit faster, many general improvements and 21 new articles.
Ambient SID music competition
The list of winners of the "Ambient SID music competition" is now available.
1: Singularity - Scarzix
2: Across Tundras - Linus
3: Mechanical Waves - psycho8580
4: Shodan - Jammer
5: Another Cosmic Ride - celticdesign
History of Personal Computing: Commodore PET
A new episode of the Personal Computing podcast is available. In this episode: Retrochallenge!, Altair 8800b, Wade Ripkowski, Commodore brochures, The Commodore bankruptcy, The Commodore PET 2001, Commodore PET 4032 and the Commodore PET Disk Drive 4040.
Flashtro Amiga
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: Scoopex - Eliminator, Bamiga Sector One - Arkanoid, Skid Row - Xmas, Lightforce - Operation Wolf, Megaforce - Street Fighter, The Accumulators & The Softkiller Crew - Voyager, World of Wonders - Shogun, Abakus - Synchro Express, Tartan Army The Supply Team Kefrens - Superleague Soccer, Quartex - Hatrack II, Quartex - Italy Soccer and many more.
C64 intros
The web page c64Intros has updated its intro database and added 50 new intros. The new groups are: Assault (US), Dragon-Cracking Service [DCS], Foreshadow Cracking Team [FCT], Noway and Omega Cracking Team [OCT].
Netsurf 3.3 Dev 2
Artur Jarosik has released a new version of the 68k Web-Browsers NetSurf. Changes in this version: libpng 1.6.16, libcurl 7.38.0 and libssl 1.0.1j. A new theme (Ken Lester) and a new cursor. Added the mp4.ee API and many other small improvements.
VDC Mode Mania V1.1
VDC Mode Mania V1.1 is a slide-show for the C128 with a 64K VDC. This demo demonstrates many different video, for example 640x480 interlace 8x2 colour resolution, 720x700 interlace monochrome and text modes with larger screen areas. The demo has ten .d64-files full of converted pictures.
External disk drive for Amiga
A new replacement for an external floppy drive for all Amiga computers is being developed by Roman Breński, Jarosław Bieliński and Radosław Kujawa. The features are: Fully compatible with 880kB DD Amiga diskettes. Reads and writes NDOS diskettes. And a new disk drive mechanism.
Amiga Future #112
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Reviews: ArtBase, Kultmagazin, OS4 Depot Games, AskMeUp, VoxelNoid, Back to the Golden Age, Centron 3D, Aquanaut, Renegades Deluxe, Icaros Desktop, Backup, MPlayerGUI, CodeAudio, SimpleMail, AmigaOS 4.1 Final and Rapid Road. Special: Demoscene, Classics (19), DKB Software and AmiWest 2014.
Workshop: Programming AmigaOS4 (10).
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. At the moment there are already two games in the competition: Gigablast by Alf Yngve and 3000 Kung Fu Maniacs Demo by Psytronik Software.
Who Becomes Amiga Guru v1.1 - Amiga
In this game you are a competitor in the TV game show "Who becomes Amiga guru?". You must answer questions about the Amiga, Morph OS and AROS. If you reach the 1,000,000 points you will get the title "Amiga Guru". Changes in this version: English translation added. The game uses less RAM and there are 30 new questions.
Rune Spaans interview
The C64.com web page had an interview with Rune Spaans (Sparkler). Rune was active in the C64 scene from 1988 until 1992. He was a member of the groups New Hellmates and Megastyle. His role in the group was graphic artist and he made many images, fonts and logos for demo's.
Pipepanic - AROS
Pipepanic is a game for AROS where you must connect as many different shaped pipes together as possible within the time given. Features: Built-in help, information and strategies. Different resolutions and orientations are available. An high score/pipe network list is available and the replaying of the game is also possible.
Retro Invaders Calendar 2015
Retro Invaders made a calendar for 2015. The calendar is available in the languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French and Hawaiian. The games are: Nanako in Classic Japanese Monster, Psycho Soldier, Turbo Girl, Barbarian II, Game Over, Elvira II, Mega-Corp, Athena, Phantis, Mystery, Gauntlet and Gothik.
Fish Supper - AROS
Fish Supper is an arcade/puzzle game, based on the retro classic Frogger. In the game you must guide a cat across a series of rivers. You can jump from log to log but make sure you've got a crystal the same colour as the log where you jump to.
Hot Style #1
Hot Style is a polish diskette magazine for the Commodore C64 user. In this edition: RetroKomp 2014, Satellite & Kindergarden 2000 and Stary Piernik 9. The SID's in this edition are: Crystal, End of Death, Exit, Hot Style, Moonlight, No Idea, Second Time and Short Track.
Diskimage.device - Amiga
Diskimage.device is a 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 TD_ADDCHANGEINT/TD_REMCHANGEINT, FLAC decoder and DOSDrivers. And a VDI plugin is added.
C64games.de
Die Webseite c64games.de hatte eine Aktualisierung. Sie können jetzt 6234 Spiele auf dieser Webseite finden. Die neuen Spielen sind: Attack of the Mutant Aliens, Aviator Arcade, Blackjack aka Twenty-One, Boxing Manager 2 (Cult Games), Brick Buster (Software of Sweden), Brillant Maze, C-2048, Centipede Junior, Cherry Picker, Confused, Cowboy Duel - Live your Dream, Cowboy Duel Junior, Cowboy Kidz, Crillion Xmas 2014 Doreco Edition, Darkland, Darkland - The Lost Realm, Eelona the Warrior Princess Preview, Falling, Fickle, Foren Huren, Head-On (Compute), Heli Attack Preview, Honey Bee, International Karaoke Plus, Invader Alert, Kanga und Kings Valley Preview.
EvenMore v0.85 - Amiga
EvenMore is an text viewer for AmigaOS. The features are proportional font support, multi-coloured text, file conversion plugins, and more. Recent changes: XPK plugin, updates for AmigaOS directory and document icons. Powerpacker plugin and OpenURL links are now working on AmigaOS 4.
Games That Weren't 64
The GTW64 web page has had an update of the following games: Baffle, Catch 2, Eye Of The Moon, Force Of The Vulcan, Hangman Deluxe, Hydrogenese, MiniDon, Reflect, The 4th Dimension, The SuperCan, Your Computer Software Exchange and Zaxon.
Happy 2015
I wish all of you Commodore users a very happy 2015. I hope that we all can enjoy our Commodore hobby in 2015, play games, develop software or hardware, watch demos, visit meetings or just chat about Commodore.

Richard
880 Gamer #5
880 Gamer is a English pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this magazine the following articles: News, Cover Disk, Game On: Desert Strike, Cadver, The Settlers, Populus, Super Skidmarks Plus and Iso Mia. Bleeding Eyes: Flower Power, The Engine and Dose. Cheat and Talk Back.
C64FC
Stian Søreng has a working version of his C64FC Flash cartridge for the Commodore C64. The cartridge will emulate a 8 kByte EPROM, but you can program the cartridge from your PC. The C64FC has a ATmega16 micro controller for the USB communication and a IDT7005 RAM chip for the emulation of the 8 kByte EPROM.
SoundBankster 1.3 - MorphOS
Antoine Dubourgs released a new version of SoundBankster. SoundBankster is a program that DJ's can use to play there music. The changes are: Support for French and English language. Improved equalizers (shelf filters) and improvements for the loop handling (added x2 and /2 buttons). Minor GUI changes and many small errors are removed.
MultiMax cartridge
MultiMax is the ultimate cartridge for the Commodore MAX Machine. It contains all 24 games that were released by Commodore for this machine. The cartridge has a power-on menu and a reset button. The cartridge is also compatible with the C64, C64c, SX64 and the C128. The software was created by Rob Clarke and Michał Pleban developed the hardware.
SimpleMail 0.41 - Amiga
SimpleMail is a mail program for the Amiga platform ( classic and OS4) and compatible systems (MorphOS). Changes in this version: Added server certificate checks. AmigaOS 4.x uses OpenSSL until AmiSSL has been updated.
IntroBase v2
K.C. has updated his IntroBase64. All (9350) intros available at intros.c64.org are now available in IntroBase64. The intros will have screenshots, music/sound info (SID file) and a link to the online version. The VICE, CCS64 and Hoxs64 emulators are included and pre-configured.
Vasm 1.7b
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 about the changes in this version.
MIST - VIC20 core
MIST is an configurable device that's able to emulate the entire hardware of the computers of the 80's and early 90's. A Commodore VIC20 core is now available for the MIST with support for the PAL VIC20 with 3 or 16 kByte RAM memory.
FCEU v1.5 - MorphOS
FCEU emulates the classic NES / Famicom game console. FCEU currently has great compatibility with sound support and save ram / save state support. Changes in this version: Added a preview screenshot in main window and the save state manager. Adjusted the visible area to match an TV display with over scan. And a filename filter for dir listing (NES|FDS) is now available.
Battle Khaos II - C64
Battle Khaos II is a multiplayer strategic war game inspired by the games like Magic: The Gathering, Dark Legions and Chaos - The Battle of Wizards. The goal of the game is to kill the enemy wizards. The game is developed by Asterion and Trompkins from the group Tinnitus.
Boingsworld #59
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: 10 Years a1k.org, 15 Years Amigaworld, Calimero, Amiga Game Creator, Sqrxz 3, Kickstarter: Chris Huelsbeck - The Piano Collection, BMR, A-EON - Personal Paint & Aladdin 4D, EasyNet Pro, RNDIS, Dynablaster, Leatherneck, Over the Net, Sneech, Street Racer and Base Jumpers.
The Adventures of Alain - C64
The Adventures of Alain is a new game for the Commodore C64 made by Martin Piper (code), Fredrik (music) and wile coyote (graphics). In the game you are Alain and must escape from an hotel in the countryside. It looks simple but watch out for surprises.
AmigaRemix
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Dynablaster, Enigma, Lazer Squad, Street Fighter 2, Echoing, Golden Axe, Speedball 2, Full Contact, F/A-18 Interceptor, Lotus III, Cannon Fodder, Pinball Dreams, Dazzler, Harlequin, Pool of Radiance, Secret of the Silver Blades, Shadow of the Beast I, II & II, Turrican I, II & III, Elysium, Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge - Checkpoint and Dogs of War - Metal Version.
No More Secrets
No More Secrets is a documents that describes the so called 'illegal' op-codes for the NMOS 6510 microprocessor. The document is maintained by Groepaz and gives you information on op-codes such as: RLA, LAX, ANC, ARR, TAS and many more.