The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Colorasaurus, Deadly Summer, Fall Guy V1, House of Changes, Number Stumper, Pony Express, Ronin, Show Jumping and Sqaut Bot. Update: Bloody Kids, Catch 23, DDT: Dynamic Debugger, Fantasy, Flok, Food Feud, Gremlins, High Memory, Jet Boat Simulator, Lethal Xcess, Mindbending Aliens From Hyperspace, Nefarious, Paranoid Pete, Prototype, Samurai Dawn, Snare V1, Space Monkeys, Spirit Of Adventure, Strobe, Trigger Happy and Vitrus, Wolf.
Amiga Forum is a Swedish (printed) magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: Hyperion, New games, Old programs, Book review, Sci-fi novel, Hollywood tutorial (2). The latest news from SUGA, Sapphire and the demo scene.
Samar Productions released Enchanted Forest with 3 amazing SID's for the Commodore C64. The code was written by Don Kichote, the music is from Gaetano Chiummo, grapichs by Isildur and JSL, the idea and concept by Yogibear, the charset from CRT and Ramos.
The original music on Soundcloud.
The original music on Soundcloud.
Hyperion Entertainment CVBA has release an press statement that the company is not in a state of bankruptcy. The development of AmigaOS 4 is and has been on-going, the company is in the process of reorganizing itself and has appointed a new executive director.
Michael started a project to make new keyboard keys for the C64. The new key-caps will be available in a variety of colours. The key-caps can be used on the C64, C64c, VIC20, C16 and some PET / CBM models. If you are interested you can support the project.
Demonstration video of the new keyboard keys for the C64.
Demonstration video of the new keyboard keys for the C64.
An updated version of the Acuario screensaver for AmigaOS4is now available. The screensaver is an underwater world including mermaids and is made with the help of Hollywood v6.0. The section for the preferences has been improved.
FieserWolf released a new version of the Petscii Editor. Changes in this version: It is now possible to use up to eight petscii's at the same time. The editor has a new menu system and support for exporting sequential files for BASIC users.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Magnum Icetro (Depth), Solomon's Key 2 (Hukka), Techtech (Sodan & Magician 42), Gigademo 3 (Triangle & The Gang) and Megademo 2 - Illemmings (Bronx). Improved: A.C.SYS (Joerg Belger), Krusty's Super Fun House (Virgin), A.C.SYS (Joerg Belger), Army Moves (Imagine/Dinamic), Thunder Blade (Sega), Kiros Quest (Vision) Level 34 & 49 and James Pond 2 - Robocod (Millennium).
David Murray released a new drawing program for the Commodore Plus/4. With PetDraw you can create artwork by using the PETSCII characters and text-mode colours. The program is still in development but you can try it out. Features: Draw mode, Pixel mode and a Colour picker.
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: Improved Text wrap and Text split. Realtime spellchecking, special characters and vector graphics.
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: CREATURES II: Torture Trouble, Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit, Bath Time, Scarabaeus, O'Riley's Mine, Rick Dangerous and LED Storm.
Skunks is an retro style 3D driving simulator for AROS. The game has 11 tracks and many of the car parameters can be modified. There are different cars with front, rear or 4 wheel drive, a bus and a truck with trailer.
The web page c64games.de had an update. You can now find 6308 games on this web page. The new games are: Bodesen Spiel, Break64 Preview, Bruce Lee II, Bumble Games v1.3, Bumble Plot v1.2, Carrera F1, Color Confusion, Commando Arcade SE, D-Bug, Knuckle Buster (Knucklebusters), Nibbler (Loadstar), Nibbler (Tronic), Populous Preview, Schaikdash 15, Scooby Doo (MicroIllusions), Stinger!, Tutti Frutti 64, Voivod Attack and X-Force.
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Petro Tyschtschenko. Also in this episode Petro's book, Amiga-lan-party and music from Elmobo.
Project Sidologie is a Kickstarter project from Marcel Donné. Marcel wants to make a 6 album luxury box set filled with C64 remixes of classic Jean Michel Jarre music. The first goal is already reached and with more backing the project will expand.
Komoda & Amiga Plus is an pdf magazine for the Commodore user. In this edition: Alter Ego, Aviator Arcade, Little Sara Sister Trilogy, The Vice Squad, X-Force, Evil Wizard, Wacky Waste, Arctic Shipwreck, Mr. Robot and his Robot Factory, Memento, History Line: 1914-1918, Tetris, C64Persian, Stars and Planets a’la Commodore, Mortal Kombat, Computer hardware and emulation.
Solo761 is working on a WIFI connected joystick. The system has two parts with each an ATMega 8 microcontroller and NR24L01 send and receive module. The receiver uses the power of the computer and the transmitter uses a USB connection for power.
Reset is an pdf magazine for the Commodore C64 user. In this edition: Editorial, Reset Remembers, Reset Mix-i-disk, RGCD CGDC, News, Games Scene, High Scoring Heroes, Blast From The Past, Donkey Kong Junior, Andreas Varga, On The Road, Where Are They Now?, They Were Our Gods, Gravitrix, Ready A Commodore 64, Games That Weren't, The Net, Reset Mini-Bytes, Format Wars - Scumball, Whether it be Slings and Arrows...,Brisbane C64 Night, Deep Thoughts and Getting Online With Your C64.
Majesty Of Sprites is a new game for the Commodore Plus/4. The game is still in development but you can already play the game. The game has multicolour graphics, software sprites and gorgeous backgrounds. You can play 12 different screens, divided in 6 worlds. The game is developed by Mad, Nero, Decca and Degauss.
Video: Majesty Of Sprites - Plus/4
Video: Majesty Of Sprites - Plus/4
A new company is creating a smartphone with the name Commodore. The smartphone will have the following specifications: Andriod OS, Dual SIM, 5" screen (1080 x 1920), 1.7 GHz Quadcore Cortex A15, 13 MPixel camera. Visit the Commodoresmart web page for more information.
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: The sprite editor is improved, miscellaneous improvements and a few errors are removed.
The web page c64Intros has updated its intro database and added 50 new intros. The new groups are: 3lux, The Bionic Force [TBF], Buddha the Trainer God, Cannon, Comtec, Density, The Expert Group [TEG], Fart, Hamburger Software Group 2112, Inferno (NL), The Infiltrators (DK), Lightning, Maximum Cracker, Poison (1990), Promise [PRS], Promise+Zenobits, Raspacho, Sitzgruppe, Sunset, Tomorrow Soft Group [TSG] and The Wild Boys Crackings [TWBC].
Jimmy Maher is writing a story about the 68000 CPU. This CPU was used in the Commodore Amiga, Apple Macintosh and the Atari ST. Jimmy writes about the introduction of the Amiga, the people who worked on the Amiga and the problems and successes of this legendary computer.
Abyssonaut is a new game for the Commodore C64 made by Anthony Stiller. In the game you must descend deep into the ocean to discover what has happened to the Crouch End Research Station. You can use your DSRRO Manta class sea scooter with harpoons to fight against the evil creatures.
Juan J. Martínez is developing a 8 bit computer with the help of an ATmega328 microcontroller from Atmel. The virtual CPU is an MOS 6502 that was used in the Commodore VIC20, Atari 400, BBC Acorn, Apple II, NES and many more computers. The features are: Composite video 256 x 192 pixels, 32 x 24 characters, PS/2 keyboard support, 64KB memory, integrated 6502 assembler / disassembler and Basic shell.
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: Improvements for the zoom function. Block copy function. Removed errors in the C128 version and a monochrome mode for the hires zoom.
Jonas Hultén made a C64 version of the game Bruce Lee II. In the game you are Bruce Lee and you must collect the lanterns in each chamber and fight with the Ninja and the Sumo wrestler. The game is available in a diskette version and as a EasyFlash cartridge image. The game is compatible with PAL and NTSC.
Fbsarts made a LEGO version of the Commodore Amiga 500 computer. This mini Amiga 500 is in scale, with all the stuff in the right place: keys, disk drive and ports. The 3.5" diskettes are available and you can open the top to check the motherboard.
A new version of the game Trance Sector is now available. In this version new graphics, new game modes, and hard thumping trance tracks. The Cygma Elite want to destroy the Solar System. You must enter the Cygma Elite factory, and dispose of all of the dangerous modules. But be aware of the deadly high-intelligent security systems.
ACE is an Amstrad CPC emulator made by Philippe Rimauro. The emulator is written in the language C and its GUI is based on MUI 4. The changes in this version are: Improvements for the GUI (Keys, Menu, Keyboard & mouse window). Improvements for the memory mapping, ASIC, CRTC 3/4 emulation, AREXX interface, PPI emulation and DMA.
MagerValp released a remastered version of the game Ultima IV. Changes in this version: Updates for the graphics and text. Select active character in combat. Joystick control. Fastloader with support for 1541, 1571, 1581, CMD FD, and CMD HD. EasyFlash cartridge version. SuperCPU support and a save game editor for cheats.
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 14397 MUS, 4139 STR and 4948 WDS files.
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Epsilon. Amiga NG, software and emulation. Music: Tidal and Illumination. The Mifilos web pages en 30 year Amiga in Amsterdam.
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: COMputer type-ins, GVP ioExtender User’s Guide, Tapuino now built into a C=1530, AGA Supplement Multilanguage, A1200 Floppy-Only System addendum, Dansk Amos Bruger Gruppe, SOFT Type-ins, Comal 80 for Commodore 64, Commodore 64 GS Software Manual, Commodore 64 GS Quick Connect, Vic 20 Programmers reference guide, etc.
The Commodore Power Monitor is a device that checks the power supply of your VIC-20, C64, C128 or Plus4. The device gives a warning if the voltages from the external power supply are significantly out of range or contains a problematic ripple voltage.
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: Optimizations for the parameter stack, "ls" and "branch". And added "depth", "sp0" and "sp1".
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Heisse Luft (CP Verlag / Game On), Rasterscan (Mastertronic), Super Cars (Gremlin Graphics) and Star Slayer (Silverbird).
A new episode of BoingsWorlds (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: AmigaOS 4.1 FE / WinUAE, Hollywood 6 Epiphany + SDK, AmigaOS 4 Multicore, External Amiga-Floppy, From Bedroom to billions, USA: 30 Years Amiga, Wings Battlefield, Swamp Defense 2, Quartet, Petro, BMR, Boxx2, Jethunt Demo, Love Dungeon, Maxwell Mouse, Smurf Rescue and Parallel Worlds.
Jani made an tutorial about building a cartridge for the Commodore C128. The C128 cartridge functionality is different than in the C64. The maximum size is 32K and it is possible to use an internal socket in addition to the cartridge port. A schematic for the cartridge is available.
The C64.com web page had an interview with Grant Harrison. Grant is an game developer who worked on the following games: A View to a Kill, The Magician's Ball, Underwurlde, Savage, Super Bowl XX, Knight Rider, V, Galivan, Raid 2000, Dynamic Duo, BraveStarr, Chase H.Q. II, Super Monaco Grand Prix and Beach Buggy Simulator.
A new version of the Windows based D64 editor is now available. The features of this program are: Reading of D64 files, display the directory, move files around in the directory and rename files. Export from D64 to PRG. View/Edit the BAM and the data blocks. New in this version: GUI improvements for the Block Editor, Error editing and the BAM viewer. Added an option to create 40 Track and extended error info D64 files.
This episode of the Retro Asylum Podcast is about the Commodore Amiga. Steve, Matt and Sam take a look back at their favourite 16 bit computer and the games that made the system so special as it reaches it's 30th birthday.
The group Nostalgia released a new version of the game Commando. The features of the new version are: New barracks, hangar, chopper and 5 extra levels. Improved sprite multiplexer. Added a Game Over sequence and new SFX & music. An IFFL version with REU support and an EasyFlash version.
A new episode of the Personal Computing podcast is available. In this episode: David and Jeff talk about the computer magazines from 1974 until 1980. They talk about the magazines: ROM, The Transactor, Compute!, Dr. Dobbs Journal, Creative Computing, Byte, Kilobaud and Interface Age.
Arthur Jordison has released a new version of CBM prg Studio. Changes in this version: Improvements for binary file import, syntax highlighting, network drives and sprite scratch pad. And new keyboard short cuts.
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make an 8-bit computer for the 21st century. In the last month he has been working on the problems with the use of DDR memory.
LogicDeLuxe combined Dolphin DOS and JiffyDOS to make a more user friendly combination of the two disk drive systems. You will now get all features of the Dolphin DOS kernal in combination with the JiffyDOS IEC bus speed routines.
Tomasz Nowak is developing a RS232 interface for the Commodore C64. The device will be connected to the user-port and the theoretical maximum speed will be 230400 bit/s. The device already supports the XModem protocol and Tomasz is working on support for RS485.
Potrace is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. The input is a bitmap and the output is an PostScript file. Changes in this version are: Improved the processing of very large bitmaps. Made a few general improvements and removed small errors. The program is available for Amiga OS4, Linux and Windows.
Rob "Flack" O'Hara has a web page for all his podcasts. His new podcasts are: Druid and 4th and Inches. Besides the podcast you can also find the links of web pages mentioned in the podcast.