Commodore Free #92
A new edition of the English pdf, text, seq, d64, html and Ebook magazine is now available. In this edition the following: Editorial, News, Slime and Slime Deluxe, Rhythm King, Copy / Paste - WinVICE and Pulse.
FM-Sid V1.3 - C64
4-Mat developed a program that can be used to make music with the SFX FM Expander cartridge. This makes it possible to use 12 channels in total. The channels 1-3 are SID and the channels 4-12 are FM. You can use 256 FM instruments and 256 SID instruments.
Digital images - Amiga
Brian Benchoff wrote a blog about the Amiga. He writes about the Video Toaster, hand-held scanner, digital video cameras, hardware and software that turns an Amiga 2000 into a nonlinear video editing suite.
Ravi Abbott made a video about removing yellowing on plastics. Instead of using RetroBright he experimented with Bblonde and Oxi-Action. Bblonde is a commercially available hair bleach and works the same as RetroBright.
Epsilon's CDTV upgrades
Epsilon wrote a blog about upgrading the Commodore CDTV. This included adding Joystick and mouse support, 8MB Fast-RAM, Workbench 3.1 extended CDTV ROMS, SCSI hard disk support and the AztecMonster SCSI to CF Card converter.
C64 SID shootout #4
StrayBoom wrote another article about the SID chip inside the Commodore C64. This time he makes an comparison between the 8580 R5 SID and the very new SwinSID Ultimate.
PortablE - r6 beta
Christopher Handley released a new version of PortablE. PortablE is a recreation of the AmigaE programming language with many improvements. The program is available for Amiga OS3, OS4, AROS, MorphOS and Windows. Recent changes: Improved MUI & ReAction modules, NoListOptim and AISS menus.
Slavia 2 - C64
Slavia 2 is a new game for the Commodore C64. The game is made by Minimoog and tested by H3R0 and Kondzio. In the game you choose your tribe Polans, Pomeranians, Moravians or Drevlans, buy things , hunt, trade and go into battle.
Viva Amiga - The Retro Hour
The web page The Retro Hour made a podcast about the upcoming movie Viva Amiga. In this episode: Zach Weddington, The 64, New Amiga case, Using a 5 year old computer sad?, Britian's first mass produced machine at Bletchley Park, Jozsef's recapping service, Ravi's retrobrite video, N64 anthology book Kickstarter and Pranksters go dumpster diving and sell games back to Gamestop.
Komoda & Amiga Plus #4
Komoda & Amiga Plus is an pdf magazine (English and Polish language) for the Commodore user. In this edition: Jump Ninja, Demons of Dex Eino's Quest, Serpent Caves, Dork Dave and the Dirty Trick, Ransack, Slavia II, Kung-Fu Maniacs Trilogy, Legion, Tanks Furry, Motörhead, Lemmings, Resurrection: Syndicate, Retro Gaming Nostalgia, Talking Heads: Shoot'Em-Up , A Confession, Aviator, Rules of Demoscene, Fresh News, XU1541, SID Adventures - Jammer, GameDev Story: Tanks Furry - Koyot1222 & Juen.
MNT VA2000 - Amiga 2000 Graphics Card (Zorro II)
Lukas F. Hartmann is developing a graphics card for the Amiga 2000. He build an adaptor card that fits into a Zorro II slot and connects to a miniSpartan6+ FPGA development board. The project is open source and you can build the graphics card yourself or order one from Lukas.
The 64 - Indiegogo project
A new Indiegogo project is started to produce a modern version of the Commodore C64. The 64 will be available as a console and as a handheld. The features are: ARM Cortex SoC, HDMI, cartridge slot, audio, USB and SD card.
Bonanza Bros - Amiga
The platform game Bonanza Bros for the Amiga can now be downloaded from the Amiga Future web page. The game has been developed in 1991 by Andy Severn (code), Martin Severn (graphics) and Mark Wilson (music).
LostTurboCard64 - update
Egretz is working on a modern version of the TurboCard64. The original TurboCard64, from the year 1987, is an hardware expansion for the Commodore C64 with an 4 MHz 65816 CPU and 256 kByte RAM. You can follow his progress on his web page (German language).
Netsurf 3.5 - AmigaOS 4
A new version of the web browser NetSurf is now available. Changes in this version: Improved URL parsing and better documentation for font APIs. And a couple of small errors were fixed.
Tape Master Pro V3.0
A new version of Tape Master Pro is now available. Improvements in this version are: You can write your own scroll text and loading banner. You can edit the colours of the scroll, stripes and flash text bar. 5 different tape turbo loading / saving speeds and an update for the documentation.
Amiga Future #94
Edition 94 of Amiga Future is now online. In this edition: Reviews: KryoFlux, AmigaOne 500, AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4, Swamp Defense, Jack, GuideMaker, RiVA, FlipClock, Scribble, Tiny Launcher, Tracker Hero, Diver 50. Workshop: C-Workshop (11), AmigaOS 4.1 Workbench (6). Special: AROS, Classic Reflection 2, The right Amiga for everyone (4). Others: Interview Simon Archer, Editorial, News Up2Date and letters to the Editor.
Retro Asylum Podcast 141
Retro Asylum Podcast is an English podcast for the retro computer fans. In this episode: The 64, New SNK game, Revo 101 Plus Handheld, Kick Off Revival and Swainy builds an arcade cab.
Frodo v2.4 - Amiga
Frodo is a C64 emulator for the Amiga with a 68020 CPU or better. Changes in this version are: Added C64 Basic and kernal ROMs, improvements for the FreeScreenBuffer(), idle state, sprites, 1541, CIA and raster IRQs. Support for the Graffiti video card and other small improvements.
Sidplay64 v1.10
Sidplay64 is a program that can playback .SID files from the HVSC collection on a real Commodore 64/128. The SID music will be played back at correct speed on both PAL and NTSC computers. Changes in this version: More support for IEC, CMD and IDE64. Improvements for BASIC SID's, REU, RunStop + Restore and the 1541U2.
GemDropX - AROS
GemDropX is a game for AROS and based on the Atari 8-bit game "Gem Drop". In this game you must prevent that the screen fills up with gems. You can grab gems or throw them back.
VChar64 v0.0.13
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. Changes in this version: Added grid / zoom level and improvements for Copy/Paste.
QuarxProbe - C64
QuarxProbe is a new game for the Commodore C64 made by Alterus. The game was part of the C64 1K Game Competition at NOMAM 2016 and reached the number 13. In the game you must guide the QuarxProbe through a dense asteroid field.
Retro Gamer 154
Retro Gamer is an English paper and pdf magzine. In this edition:Vic-20: Alive And Kicking, 20 Years Of Quake, The Making Of Starstrike I & II, Ultimate Guide Desert Strike, The History Of Dead Or Alive, Reader Revival Blue Meanies From Outer Space, Hardware Heaven Atari 1040 ST, Licence To Thrill Cobra, Minority Report Atari Lynx, In The Chair With Stuart Cox, Ultimate Guide Renegade, Peripheral Vision Saturn 4MB Extended RAM Catridge, Classic Moments Atic Atac, Retro Revival Top Gear, From The Archive Microids, Future Classic Uncharted 2: Drake's Fortune, Classic Moments Mario Kart 64, The Making Of Croc: Legend Of The Gobbos and Retro Revival Popeye.
The web page has had an update with many new items: UPTIME, geoJOURNAL, Wheels 64 Programming, K&A Plus, View64 1.59, PSID64 1.2, The Master Memory Map for the Commodore 64, Commodore 128 / 128D Service Manual, Commodore Marble & Moss, Commodore 64c Setup, etc.
The Seuck Vault
There are two new additions to the Seuck Vault web page. The latest games are: Galaxy and Phasor.
Commodore Amiga 500 CD-ROM (A570)
Dan Wood from made a video about the Commodore Amiga 500 CD-ROM (A570). The A570 (originally A690) was an external CD-ROM drive released for the Commodore Amiga 500 in 1992, after many delays it was released after the A500 was discontinued.
Retro Gaming Couch
Retro Gaming Couch is an YouTube channel for the fans of retro computing. The most recent video is about all the Commodore C64 models.
Riq developed a new way to play games. What you need is a smartphone attached to your uni-cycle. The smartphone sends the movements via Wi-Fi to your C64. The game on your C64 can be controlled with the signals from the Wi-Fi receiver.
Vampire600 / Apollo - SILVER3
The Vampire600 turbo card uses the Apollo FPGA-core to emulate the 68000 CPU and the SAGA graphics chip. The changes for Apollo are: Improvements for the reset, BFTST, Super-Scalar and SAGA video out (24Bit, 32Bit, YUV422).
Telengard - VIC20
Neo-Rio released a Commodore VIC20 version of the game Telengard. If you want to play the game you will need a 24 kByte RAM expansion. The game has some compromises because of the limited amount of RAM memory.
GTW64 - Sleepwalker C64
John Darnell, developer of the Kane series, Jet Set Willy 2, Dragon's Lair and many others, has decided to resurrect his long lost Sleepwalker game that was originally meant for Software Projects.
The HVTC or High Voltage TED Collection is an collection of music for the Commodore C16, 116 and the Plus/4. The files that are available, are the original programs that produce the music with the TED music chip. At the moment there are 491 files available in the database.
Auto-fire Add-on
GI-Joe developed a small hardware expansion for the joystick. With this expansion you can add auto-fire to a standard joystick. The auto-fire expansion has an on and off switch and can be connected between the joystick and your Commodore computer.
Sprite Castle
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. The most recent episodes are: Wonderboy (Activision) and Adventureland (Scott Adams).
Club Revision - SID
Winks of Fairlight made the C64 SID "Club Revision". This SID reached the first place at the Revision 2016 music competition. The audio is recorded with the VICE Emulator with a 8580R5 reSID-fp.
GadgetUK164 - 1541
GadgetUK164 made a video about the repair of a Commodore 1541 disk drive. This 1541 was suffering from a flashing LED and the fault seemed to be temperature related.
DirMaster v3.1.0/Style
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: .d1m (read/write) and improvements for d2m, d4m, d81, t64, g64 and nib.
8 Bit Kids - Growing up with the Commodore 64
8 Bit Kids - Growing up with the Commodore 64 is a new Kickstarter project from Koen De Brabander. The project is a beautiful book telling the story of growing up in the 1980s, when a Commodore 64 was the centre of our world...
Project Bluetooth Joystick
You can follow a new project that connects two joysticks via Bluetooth. The hardware is 2 x Arduino Nano and 2x Bluetooth module HC-05. The proto type is now tested on a Commodore C64 and the total signal delay is about 20 ms.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: The Codertrash, Burning and Megademo. Improved: Quest For Glory / Hero's Quest, Marble Madness, Leisure Suit Larry 2, Groovy Jives 3, Alfred - The Music Disk, Peace in the Gulf, Music Party 1990, Musicland 1 & 2, The Dogs Cogs, Crystal Symphonies 1 & 2 and Hymn 633.
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 keyboard for the Mega65. The prototype is made by WASD and is almost identical to the original keyboard.
Odyssey Web Browser 1.25 - AROS
Fabien Coeurjoly released a new version of the Odyssey Web Browser for MorphOS. The changes are: WebKit r187682, HTML5 video, Bookmarks and cookies management, ffmpeg 2.6.2. and many other improvements.
SEUCK competition 2016
You can now submit your games for the SEUCK competition 2016. Already three people have entered there new game: Matador '16 - Igor 'Errazking' Errazkin, Night of the Valkyrie - Eleanor Burns and Split Second - Alf Yngve.
Tanks Furry - Amiga
Project R3D released an update of the game Tanks Furry. The game has hand made, old school pixel graphics, great music and SFX, 40 missions, multiple themes: desert, wood and city jungle, five types of tanks. New in this version: 4 player mode.
RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Competition 2015
The games for the RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition 2015 are now available. You can test the following games yourself: Alienator (Georg Rottensteiner), Blap N Bash Revisited (Richard Bayliss), Bug Hunt (Eric Hilaire), Icicle Race (John Christian Lønningdal), Pickle's Pod Patrol (Steve Ody), Platman (Andrea Schincaglia), Qwak (Daniel Hotop), Ring On A String (P-a Bäckström), Slime Deluxe (Mike Johnson), Terra.Heaven.Eternity.Arctic. (Simon Quernhorst) and Vortex Crystals (Richard Bayliss).
Snes9x - AmigaOS 4.1 Final
Snes9x is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. The AmigaOS 4.1 Final version of Snes9x is made by HunoPPC and the Amiga French Team. The emulator support dozens of ROMs.
Die! Alien Slime (3)
Jason Daniels and Tom Lanigan were the people behind the game company Pagoda Software. In 1989 they released the game Die! Alien Slime for the Commodore C64. In part 3 Jason is going to work on some errors.
Sum CD32
The Sum adapter makes it possible to connect USB HID keyboards to your Amiga CD32. The Sum is based upon a 16-bit Microchip micro-controller. Features: PS2-DIN adapter, built-in USB stack, configuration mode, built-in EEPROM memory for preferences storage, boot-loader for firmware upgrades and a status LED.
Spectacular Copy Turbo 2 Disk V2.0
A new version of Spectacular Copy is available. Changes in this version: Fastsave I/O (1541/1581/DolphinDos). Added support for JiffyDos, HeadAlign v1.1 and Safe(slow) is now available.