Tokra released a new game for the Commodore VIC20. In the game you must pick the lighter colour. Sounds too easy, but isn't. The game was made during the Global Game Jam 2016 in under 48 hours at the University of Bremen Jam Site.
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: DAN-JOY, Colossus Chess 2.0 (C64), COMputer, AsmOne manual (German), Amiga User Interface Style Guide, Commodore 64: getting the most from it, Amiga Active, Data Becker Katalog (Danish), Commodore 64 Games Book, An overview of the AAA Chipset, Amiga 30 years 27th June 2015, Microfiche Manual from Software Vision Inc, Den Store Floppy Bog 1541/1570/1571 from Data Becker (Danish), Spiders Diskcover, Dansk Amiga Katalog 1989-90 (danish), Amiga Kataloget Efterår 1990 (Danish), Installing and Learning Amiga Unix – System V Release 4 and ZAP! POW! BOOM! Arcade games for the VIC 20.
Joshua Gerth released the game Rebound. The game is based on the classic game Diamonds from the early nineties. The game has 8 levels, but you can make more yourself with the level editor.
A new episode of BoingsWorld (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Without Internet & Telephone, Sum keyboard adapter A234/CD32, Vampire II for the A600, ToG 1 free, WHDLoad now Freeware, Hollywood-Plugin Plananarama, WinUAE OS4, Dune 2 Mod, Odyssey, IBrowse 3, X1000 war 2010 and Amiga Netbook.
Erich/Unlimited has released a new picture diskette called Hires Color 10. You will find 32 images on the two disk-sides, and all images use the hi-res graphics mode. The picture show is made with the Magica program.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Humpty in the garden (Artic), Jungle Drums (Eurogold), Jewels of Babylon (Interceptor Software), Knight Rider (Ocean Software), Lethal (Alternative Software), Las Vegas Casino (Zeppelin Games), Outrun (U.S. Gold), Power Pyramids (Quicksilva) and The Pearl of Dawn (CP Verlag).
SEUCK School is an web page for people who want to make games with the help of SEUCK. You can learn tips & tricks, the basics of assembly programming many coding examples (Codebase) and tools to make a better game.
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 fort his month are: AMOSEyes, ASI Audio Magic V1.1, ASI Audio Magic V2.0, CAG, Soundtracker V2.6, Speed Utilities, Battle Eggs, Gravity Beam, Ice Crack & Renegades, Last Lap, Rockstar, Paranormal Investigations, Strange 1 / 2, UFO! 1 / 2, Aero Toons, Air Horn, Coyote II, Late Night, Terminal, Unsporting, Wile E (Cliff Hanger), 109, Ack Ack, C. Y. A. D, Nibbly and Raise The Titanic.
Ricardo Quesada developed a character editor for the Commodore 64. The features are: Import, export, rotate, invert, clear, shift to left, right, up and down. New in this version: New font, support for: Koala import, tile map, copy & paste & cut, undo & redo, zoom and assembler export.
Chicken Lips Radio is a Podcast for the Commodore user. In this episode: Viva Amiga, TPUG World of Commodore show 2015, The Young Innovators Fair, Amiga Forever, Retro Challenge 2016, Embedded Micro FPGA Board, PET 8032, Commodore 8023P printer, Commodore PET 4040 disk drive, Commodore 8050 dual floppy disk drive and Compute's Gazette.
Rob "Flack" O'Hara has a web page for all his podcasts. Besides the podcast you can also find the links of web pages mentioned in the podcast. In this episode: Karate Champ (1985, Data East) and Labyrinth (1986, Lucasfilm Games).
C64_Television is an television channel for the C64 fans. You can interact with the channel on the live streams, or watch the past episodes. The theme of this episode is: Beach Head II.
A new version of the USB utilities program for the Easy Flash 3 is now available. Changes in this version: Added CRT flashing with b[urn] .crt command and TAP file reading with m[aketap] command.
GGLABS has developed the A520HD. The GGLABS A520HD is the HDTV equivalent of the classic Commodore A520 TV modulator. Instead of encoding the Amiga video signal to a low quality composite output it converts the RGB output to a high quality YPbPr signal compatible with HDTVs with a component input.
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Combo Racer, Dragonstone 2, Fists of fury, Nitro and The Horsekiller. Update: Bryan Robson’s Super League, F-86 Sabre Strike, Final Command, Go Karts, Joan Of Arc: Siege And The Sword, Little Knight Arthur, Murder!, Nigel Mansell’s Grand Prix, Nighthunter, Quantarallax, Unnamed Game, Zamzara V1, Ziggurat, Zombies and Undead Or Alive.
The MorphOS development team released version 3.10 of the MorphOS Software Development Kit (SDK). The changes are: GCC 5.3.0, LUA-Interpreter, ixemul v50.16, tar v1.28 and sed v4.2.2.
PSID64 is a program that converts PSID files into C64 executables. PSID64 is written by Roland Hermans. This program allows users to play PSID files (originally used by the PlaySID program) on a real Commodore 64 computer or emulator such as VICE. In this version improvements for the code, added support for player identification based on SID ID and PSID/RSID v4 support (Triple SID).
The Obligement website is organizing another best game of the year competition. You can choose your own favourite from the list of games. The best 3 games of each systems (AmigaOS 68k, AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS and AROS) will be revealed February 6, 2016.
Dirk Hoffmann has released a new version of his VirtualC64 emulator. This emulator can turn your Mac (OS X) into a Commodore C64. Changes in this version are: Improvements for the Lorenz-test LDAB, NMI line (Restore key), keyboard mapping and the internal code base has been cleaned up.
Tynemouth Software LLP is working on a new cartridge for the Commodore VIC20. The features are: RAM expansion 3 kByte - 32 kByte. Read only option for RAM blocks 3 and 5. Configuration and reset switches and game cartridge emulation.
VIC20 - The Penultimate Cartridge - Part 1
VIC20 - The Penultimate Cartridge - Part 1
A new version of AssaultCube Reloaded for the Amiga is now available, changes in this version: New overload mode: destroy the enemy base, HUD waypoints, Grenade throw timer, Hide shot lines, More UI options, Scoreboard ranking and server owners can set bot limit.
FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a 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: Chuckie Egg (A'n'F Software, 1983), Painterboy (Tikkurila, 1986), Silkworm (Tecmo, 1988), Unique Games: Afterlife, Part 2, Santa's Xmas Caper (Zeppelin Games, 1990) and Olympic Skier (Mr. Chip Software, 1983).
A new version of the Amiga core for the FPGA Arcade is now available. Changes in this version: 2 kByte instruction and 2 kByte data cache. The performance is around 11.3 mips / 10800 dhrystones with sysinfo 4.0. The RTG dedicated blitter is now working and the scan doubler has been improved for better results on DVI monitors.
Zerosphere is an 68k/OCS platform game developed by Alex "Losso" Grupe. The preview version won the interactive compo at Evoke 2015. The game has 25 levels, various enemies, special items, 4 different music tracks (eha/smash designs), handmade pixels and is written in assembly code.
Scene World Podcast is a podcast about the Commodore scene. In this episode AJ and Joerg talk with Andrew Fisher and Silvio Savarino about the history of Scene World, and the history and future of computing in general.
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: Dennis Boon (Sonnet 7200 PowerPC board Amiga 3000/4000), Mediator, Amiga 30 years in Germany, PPA.pl, Museum of the history of computers and computing, Source code of AmigaOS 3.1 and Odyssey, Vampire II, Tabor and Pixel Heaven.
A new Kickstarter project is started for part two of the book Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium. The book celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made; the C64. The focus of the book is on the beautiful loading screens and game images.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Alfabet Smierci, Black Hornet, Revenge of the Mutant Camels 2 and Manchester United: The Double. Improved: Winzer, After Burner 2, Wings of Death, First Contact, Chambers of Shaolin, Revenge of the Mutant Camels 2, Dyna Blaster, Total Recall, Multi Megamix 2, Goal!, Manchester United: Premier League Champions and Defenders of the Earth.
The web page Plus/4 World has a special section for C16 and Plus/ game endings. The newest additions are: Mac Coin, Nibbly 92, 3D Time Trek, Battle Axe, Crazy Tennis, Sqij, Power Ball, Simple Puzzle, Zolyx +++, Pilot X, Memento, Bit Fox, Star Wars, Tower Of Evil, Grid, Flaschen Hannes, Xargon Wars, Skramble, Pharaoh's Tomb, Micropainter, Go Ahead!, Drol, Break Dance, Dizzy 3, Mr. Puniverse, Leapin Louie, Jack Attack, Jabba Otthona, Strange Building, Dodo, Adventures In Time and Majesty Of Sprites.
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: Support for animation, WEBP and APNG with import and export. Added register labels, page preview, QR-codes and more little improvements.
K.C. has created a new web page for all his Commodore 64 related projects. The currently available projects are: IntroBase64, Intros Reorganizer, GameBase64 Manual and GBXfer. More projects will be added in the future.
EvenMore is an text viewer for AmigaOS. The features are proportional font support, multi-coloured text, file conversion plugins, and more. Recent changes: Added an unlimited bookmarking system. Added DEVICES and BOOKMARKS strings into EvenMore catalogue template and optimized the quick load menu creation.
Miklós Tihor & András Laczi released two games for the Commodore VIC20. The game Péter és Pál is an action game for two persons and Winnetou is a jumping game. The games were original written in 1985 and can be played on a VIC 20 with an 3 kByte RAM expansion.
Mc68k is working on an accelerator card for the Amiga 500. The specifications are: 68HC000 CPU (50 MHz), 40 pin IDE connector (5 MB/s) for HDD, CD ROM etc., integrated CF card connector (3.2 MB/s), 8 MB Fast RAM and 512k FlashROM for Kickstart.
Video demonstration about the HC508.
Video demonstration about the HC508.
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). The features are: cleaning / removing noise, "gap" limit adjustment, skew limit and auto save after cleaning.
Breadbox64.com is a web page for the Commodore C64 users. On this web page you can find lots of information on hardware, peripherals, games and repairs. The recent articles are: Joystick maintenance, C64 power supplies, SD2IEC µ1541, Jiffy DOS and more.
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Amiga Racer, Wings Remastered, Playfield, A.L.I.C.E., Deathbringer, Ricky, Jump Block Jump, OS4 Depot Games, AmiCloud, Amiga Forever 2016, A1K Turboboard "Matze", Amiga30th Retrospective, Demoscene, Demo Effects #7, Alchimie, Amiga Meeting Bad Bramstedt, botfixer@home, Arktis (Wolf Software & Design) and Krzysztof "deadwood" Smiechowicz.
Thomas Lövskog is developing cartridges for the Commodore VIC-20. The GCart Junior is a RAM expansion for the VIC-20. The recent changes are: PCB v2.1. 16 Mbyte internal flash. LED for SD card and USB activity. 512k SRAM for BLK5. The EEPROM is removed and single colour LEDs, instead of bi-colour LED's.
Wiebo de Wit is writing a blog on how to program a Tetris game in 6502 assembler. In each episode he explains how a part of the game works. In this episode: Input Changes, Attract Mode, Selecting Difficulty, Game Loop and Game Over Mode.
The web page Plus4world is releasing many more programs, games and demo's from the Moldi collection. A few examples are: ABC, Atlós Fényujság, Disk Lister V3.2, Ékezetes Képújság, Háztartás-kalkuláció, Katalog Maker, Mágneses Indukció Számítása, Pluto, Speed Assembler, Super Speed Loader, Uni Header, Drakula Kastélya, Hanoi Torony, Kukacka, Logikai Játék, Memóriajáték, Tekergõ, Tenisz, Castle Demo, Microdemo II, Outrun II Demo, Party In Mezõkövesd, Terror Music Box, Variációk Egy Témára, etc.
A new version of Spectacular Copy is available. Changes in this version: A Fastsave I/O for 1541 devices is now available.
Skoro of the Assassin Crew converted Music (45 songs) from the Commodore 64 to the Commodore Plus/4. He used the normal and the wave converter developed by TLC of Coroners. The SID card is from The Solder of Synergy.
Ricardo Quesada developed a character editor for the Commodore 64. The features are: Import, export, rotate, invert, clear, shift to left, right, up and down. New in this version: A TCP/IP server for the c64/c128 to preview the changes in runtime and a few small improvements.
880 Gamer is a English pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this magazine the following articles: News, Cover Disk, Game On!: Cartoon Classics Pack, Tearaway Thomas, Belial, Fears, Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge and Star Wars. Bleeding eyes: Impassioned, Iraq demo and Vertigo. Cheats and Talk Back.
Dirk Hoffmann has released a new version of his VirtualC64 emulator. This emulator can turn your Mac (OS X) into a Commodore C64. The changes in this version are: The VIC II code has been improved and has been optimized for speed. And improvements for the timers and the reading of T64 files (CONV64).
Qonk is a strategy game with very simple rules. In the game you must conquer all of the planets in a solar system by sending ships there. Your ships must destroy the enemy and you can use the planets to generate new ships.
The web page c64games.de had an update. You can now find 6356 games on this web page. The new games are: Blap N Blash, Caren and the Tangled Tentacles, Catch a Thief, Cosmic Warrior, Daffy Duck, Das Camp, Die drei Musketiere, Dragonfire (GKGM), Dragonfire (Imagic), Edge of Time - Double or Nothing, Ferris s Christmas Caper, Firefighter Mario, Gameboy Tetris (Wiebo de Wit), Gulp and Arrow Graphics, Hyper Viper, Jump Machine, Jump Ninja prv., Kikstart II (Doreco), Ladybug 2015, Lode Runner - 2015 TRT, Lorella Quadrant 4, Quadrofender, The Final Cartridge III, The Golden Baton and Werner Flaschbier (Doreco).
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: 13 new, 118 updated and 2 removed.
Seabrowse is file browser for standard diskettes and mass storage devices (sd2iec) and is developed by Seanser. The following functions are available: Next / previous dir page, Load program, music or t64. Dir level up / down / root. You can use the browser with a keyboard or the joystick.
Clay Cowgill made and demonstration video on how to remove chips from a circuit board. He uses an Hakko 850 hot air system to remove DIP chips from a 1987 era two-layer computer printed circuit board (Atari 130XE).