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Commodore 64 Game on Vinyl: "We Are Stardust" - new Video from '8-Bit Show And Tell'
LukHash's new record "We Are Stardust" contains some great Retrowave music, but also has a Commodore 64 game by Megastyle stored in the vinyl grooves. We look at how to load this game on a real Commodore 64, and give it a play.
Building a NEW Commodore 1581 disk drive in 2021! - new video from 'retrobits'
Ep 49 : Everything you need to build your own Commodore 1581 3.5” drive from new parts using a reproduction logic board.
Dead KERNAL ROM? - new video from 'Noel's Retro Lab'
Let's answer a few questions about the dead KERNAL ROM from the previous VIC-20 repair episode.
Amiga action adventure 'Tales of Gorluth III' ready for pre-order
Tales of Gorluth III - A very emotional and thrilling story about you and your way back to yourself! This is the final chapter of the award-winning franchise: - Linear Action Adventure. - In English and German! - Brand new gameplay combined with traditional and beloved Gorluth action. - Highly detailed graphics - Multiple 32 colour palettes. - Brand new monsters, traps, treasures and riddles. - Epic Boss fights. Will be shipped in December 2021.
New demo version of WIP Amiga game 'Project - Quest'
'Project - Quest : Chapter I' is an 8-way scrolling top down fantasy shooter game for Commodore Amiga. You can get the playable demo as digital download for a bargain (name your own price). System requirements: - HDD - ECS or AGA - 2.0Mb chipRam (at least 1.5 free). Current version-date is: 2021.11.25 and contains: Level 1 - some fixes. - smaller laggs in movement (I hope it is visible). - minor changes for the future in engine (Traps, grass trampling, ...). - added a few map elements to make it more colorfull (+1 Enemy, tiles, lighting, player, ...). - Skeletons can reanimate. - esater eggs ;)
VIC-20 Core released for 'Turbo Chameleon 64'
There is a port of the MiST VIC20 core to the Turbo Chameleon 64 cartridge available. This is not the same as the official Chameleon VIC20 core which presumably was developed mostly as an exercise in debugging the VIA chip implementation (needed for 1541 disk drive emulation in the C64 core). Turning that core into a polished end-user product was never the main goal, or a high priority - which is why developer Alastair M. Robinson felt it worthwhile to bring the MiST VIC20 core to Turbo Chameleon 64.
'Games That Weren't 64' (GTW64) November 2021 update
"A bit back to normality this month, with a lot more new unreleased game entries and updates in our penultimate GTW64 update before the end of 2021." 8 new entries added (Anna, Core, Gape, Pixie and Dixie, Popeye V1, The Lost World, Unknown SEU, Unnamed game), plus 25 updates.
'Bagman Comes Back' - new C64 game released
This game is a tribute to Bagman, an arcade game released by Valadon Automation in 1982. This version is made up of 8 completely new stages. For game speeds similar to the original arcade game, it is suggested using an NTSC model. You can get as digital download for a bargain (name your own price).
Powering a C64 with a USB Power Bank - new video from 'Jan Beta'
Jan tried to power a Commodore 64 with a USB power bank and here's what happened. (May contain traces of VIC-20, too.)
'Rock Star Ate My Hamster Millennium' for C64 and Plus/4 released
'Rock Star Ate My Hamster Millennium' is a crack of the same game, with 50 brand new stars at pinnacle of success in the period 2000-2020 to play with (4 of them are courtesy of Chris Graham, as the original graphician of the game), and it has been released both on Commodore 64 and Commodore Plus/4 with no commercial intents as a passionate fanwork, consequently to the fact that previous cracks and homebrew conversions have been tolerated to date.
New firmware release (211121) for MIST Board available
The MIST board was designed to implement classic 16 bit computers like the Amiga and Atari ST(E) as System-on-a-Chip using modern hardware. But it equally well supports 8 bit systems like the Atari XL, ZX81, ZX Spectrum, C64, Atari VCS, Atari 5200, Colecovision, Apple II, Sega Master System, NES, Odyssey2 and more. New in firmware 211121:- Use hardware-controlled NPCS lines for SPI. - Add mass-storage device support (MiST as USB drive - need mass_storage=1 in mist.ini). - Add Xbox360 controller support (digital parts only, tested with a Retroflag classic USB gamepad)
Amiga 500 Adventures: Planning our Repair - Episode 113 - new video from '10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast (10MARC)'
This week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast Doug is starting a new Mini Series about the Amiga 500, along the same lines as his A2000 Adventures series from a few months back. This machine has some reliability issues, so we are going to get busy getting her all fixed up. In Episode 1 we are introduced to the machine, and to the A500 in general for newbies and make a road map of the repair process.
'FREEZE64 - Issue 50' - Celebratory issue out now
FREEZE64 magazine has hit the BIG 5-0 and so they feel it’s time to celebrate with you all. There is a whole host of FREEZE64 subscribers, readers and past interviewees looking back at the past 49 issues and sharing their thoughts, love and comments for this famous Commodore 64 ‘zine. Content (excerpt): The making of Firefly with Tony Pomfret, Monstro Giganto mini review. new and exclusive pokes for Soulless 2 - The Armour of Gods, secret squirrel is back with three new case files: Enforcer - Fullmetal Megablaster, Gauntlet 2 (the intro), and James Pond 2 - Robocod, and many more articles...
'Rogue64' - a modern roguelike for the C64 ready for pre-order
Rogue64 is based on Rogue4k, a minimalistic Rogue-ish game in under 4000 bytes we made for The C64 'Cassette 50' Charity Competition hosted by Bitmap Soft. Every play of the game is a unique experience, with our procedural generated levels. As you progress in the game you will meet tougher monsters and bigger challenges, but if you reach the end, there are wonderful rewards to be gathered!
Protovision Shop: PLAnkton TED/+4 In Stock Now
Do you have a faulty PLA chip in your Commodore 16 or Plus/4 machine? Then you need the PLAnkton, a highly compatible PLA drop-in replacement chip. The Protovision Shop currently stocks versions compatible for both the Plus/4 and the C16 models.
Axis/Cascade is no more. We are all still shaken by the unexpected death of our friend and group mate Patrick aka Axis/Cascade. We wanted to express our sorrow, so I coded a little intro, which you can find in the C64 demo section of this page. The following text is a rough excerpt taken from the scroller:
Dear Patrick, may this be the condolence from the the group that was co-founded by you long time ago. We want to give you our last salute. I (Zeldin) know how much you were breathing the spirit of the scene. That's why I thought a goodbye demo would have made you happy. You and me exchanged lots of mails about how much we both enjoyed the good ol' days and of course: how much we miss them... It was this tie that emotionally connected us for over 15 years. Thanks for all your help in supporting the group and your indefatigable endeavour in spreading our name. Your tattoos were legendary! Thanks for your work on fb and youtube. Your channels were appreciated by a lot of people. Thanks for being such a good chap. You'll be sorely missed!!!
Mach's gut, Patrick... den Adler im Herzen, sge4ever!
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