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05.07.2020 - Amiga related stuff
Amiga Emulator/Tool "WinUAE 4.4.0" listed in category "Amiga - Emulators and Tools" was recently submitted or revised.

18.04.2020 - C64 related stuff
C64 Emulator/Tool "CCS64 V3.9.2" listed in category "C64 - Emulators and Tools" was recently submitted or revised.

18.04.2020 - Amiga related stuff
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Commodore News
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09.08.2020 -
DIR PLUS V4.0 for Commodore 64, Plus/4 and Vic-20 released
DIR PLUS is a SD2IEC browser, program starter and file manager solution for your Commodore 64, Plus/4 and Vic-20. The goal with the file management functionality has been, that you never should have to put your SD card in a modern computer for file managing. New version V4.0 got a lot of updates, the most prominent, that there is now a Vic-20 version, but of course there are many more to be hailed...

08.08.2020 -
New Amiga game 'Tiny Bobble' announced to be released very soon
'Tiny Bobble' us an arcade port of 'Bobble Bobble' for Amiga 500 OCS + 0.5fast. Of course there is already an Amiga version but it's an Atari ST port and the developer 'pink' wondered how the game could look when it would be custom tailored for A500 OCS. So he tried.. and obviously succeeded. Release should be this month. Here are some improvements over the original Amiga 'Bobble Bobble': 50 fps (instead of 25fps) - 32 colors (instead of 16) - 150 items (instead of 40?) - Original screen height of 224 pixel (was only 200 pixel) - Almost all sprite animations (had only ~20% of animations) - Progress Screen (was not available) - Animated Extend screen (was not animated) - Big Score images (was not available) - Single file (needed a disk) - Animated intro (no bubbles were available) - Animated Boss fight (was a still image) - Multiple endings (hand only one ending)

08.08.2020 -
C128 fix and a disk drive voltage conversion - new video from 'Adrian's Digital Basement'
A viewer sent Adrian a package, packed full of Commodore goodness all the way from Germany. This is part 2 where he troubleshoots a C128, converts a Commodore 1570 disk drive to 120v and tests out the other stuff.

08.08.2020 -
mini Commodore PET! + A brief history of PETs! - new video from 'Retro Recipes'
Recently Lorenzo Herrera released an incredible, extremely cute build for a fully working Commodore PET Mini. And now 'Perifractic' from 'Retro Recipes' has teamed up with the YouTubers from 'Operation 8-bit' to bring you a quick build of that machine.

07.08.2020 -
New C64 game 'Bad Moon Rising' announced
A European expedition makes a very unexpected discovery - a secret hidden German base ... ON THE MOON!! Can you help the hapless European Space Agency astronauts evade capture in this multi-level disk-only game for the C64? You must survive the torture screen, negotiate the German base in your captured ship, blast your way through an Operation Wolf inspired level, battle over the surface of the moon in a beautifully parallaxed scrolling shoot 'em up level and then punch and kick your way through the final beat'em up level.

07.08.2020 -
Making a C64/C65 compatible computer - MEGA65 Revision 3 PCB Samples For Testing
Another exciting moment this week: The samples of the Revision 3 PCBs for the MEGA have arrived! Pretty pictures follow, along with some discussion along the way. First up, we can see that the PCB is quite similar to the Revision 2. In fact, it has as few changes as we could get away with, while fixing various niggly little problems... read on...

07.08.2020 -
Le Stick, The Most Dangerous 1980's Joystick For You C64 - Video by ' Bread Box Commodore Computer Museum'
In 1981 Datasoft Inc released their Motion Control Joystick for the Commodore 64 and Atari Computers...with a hidden little danger inside. Ignoring the potential danger this was an unique, fun and innovative joystick back in the 1980's. Let's check it out and test it on a game.

06.08.2020 -
'Mini Flash Cartridge' and 'Joyswitcher / Joyport protector' back in stock at the Protovision Shop
Are you looking for an easy solution that allows you to switch the joystick ports any way you like without any fuss or risk? If so then check out the 'Joyswitcher / Joyport Protector' device that is restocked at the Protovision Shop. Furthermore restocked is the 'Mini Flash Cartridge'. This handy and easy to use device allows you to story a program of your choice onto the cartridge.Here are the direct links: Mini Flash Cartridge - Joyswitcher / Joyport protector

05.08.2020 -
Amiga 600 SD to IDE HDD LED Always on Explanation and Fix - new video from 'Jan Beta'
'Jan Beta' explains and fixes the issue of the permanently lit HDD LED in his Amiga 600. After installing an SD to IDE adapter in his Amiga 600, the HDD activity indicator LED stayed on permanently. He investigates the issue and shows some possible solutions in this video.

05.08.2020 -
64 Commodore 64 Cartridges: Expansions, Interfaces, Utilities, Games - new Video from '8-Bit Show And Tell'
This time Robin from '8-Bit Show And Tell' takes a look at 64 of his C64 cartridges, from fast loaders, speech synthesis, video, RAM, to CPU upgrades, disk and modem interfaces, and of course games.

04.08.2020 -
GoADF! 3.0 released
The shareware programm (7 Euro) GoADF! can read and write ADF files and, among others, can mount them as virtual drives. New features: new option for convert images from ADZ/ADF/DMS to HFE, support XVS library - now GoADF! detect bootblock viruses while loading the image, and will check all sectors on demand, optimizing procedures for loading and analyzing images, when write disk to ADF, GoADF! uses the name of the source volume that is mounted as default filename and checks if the file extension is present, if not it automatically append.

03.08.2020 -
C64 game 'Dodonuts Extended' released
This special edition of the game comprises the extended edition of the game, the original 4k competition release, documentation and a custom loader on a .d64 image ready to use in a Commodore 64 emulator or on actual hardware (including hardware, THEC64 and THEC64 mini, emulators and more). This game is both PAL and NTSC compatible.

03.08.2020 -
New Amiga game 'Atarenium Falcon' announced
Here we are with another Amiga game. This time you will face evil Amigans Empire and their treacherous leader Great Miner as Captain Tramiel - brave and cunning commodore of Atarenium Falcon. Prototype space vessel with built-in powerful processing unit - Atari Falcon powered by eco pea-coal. The game is still in demo stage. Final release to follow... when it's done.

02.08.2020 -
Protovision Shop announces: 'MW ULTRA' ready for pre-order
'MW ULTRA' is a reboot of the original 'Metal Warrior' game released in 1999. The game retells the original story in an expanded setting with new features like - Completely overhauled game engine - Immersive story telling - Cut-scenes - Fast paced combat action and much, much more. 'MW ULTRA' is a gem of a game and features action, adventure and other game elements in a skilled blend of technical perfection. It received a score rating of 97% from Retro Gamer Nation (Sam's Journey scored 98%).

01.08.2020 -
Unboxing goodies from Germany and a C64 fix - new video from 'Adrian's Digital Basement'
A viewer sent Adrian a package packed full of Commodore goodness all the way from Germany. In Part 1, let's take a look at everything and fix a black screen C64.

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Site Blog
...from time to time, some thoughts need to get out...
Farewell Patrick!
Author: Zeldin - written on 31.12.2014

Farewell Patrick!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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