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Here you'll find Commodore related news - mostly C64 / Amiga - containing notice of actual video and pod cast uploads, announcements of new game and hardware releases, trivia and product info.
26.09.2020 - How to use D-Pad controllers on the C64 - new video from 'Adrian's Digital Basement'
While Adrian was a big gamer on 8-bit machines back in the early 80s, joysticks always hurt his hands after playing a while. When he got my first console, a Nintendo Entertainment System, he realized how nice it was to use a D-Pad for extended game sessions. Here are two ways to use a D-Pad on the Commodore 64 (and other machines) which makes playing much more ergonomic.
26.09.2020 - Mega Retro Funboxing! Timex, Sinclair, BBC, Commodore, Acorn - Sep 2020 Unboxing - new video from 'Retro Recipes'
What's Kate Beckinsale's and 'Perifractic's' classic computer connection?! Find out in this retro computer tech unboxing & enjoy some Timex Sinclair Commodore BBC & more gadgets along the way!
26.09.2020 - WIP C64 version of 'The Empire Strikes Back' already looks awesome
Chris Stanley from the Megastyle Productions has just recently announced on Twitter that he is teaming up with fellow group member, Rune Spaans, to port across the Atari 2600 version of 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' to the Commodore 64. On Twitter you can see a first little taster, which is said to be a very early pre-alpha and much work has still to be done. But it already looks great...
26.09.2020 - Zeta Wing (C64) - 2020 Game Review of Gemini Wing Inspired Shooter - video by 'RetroGamerNation'
'RetroGamerNation' Quick Play video reviewing Zeta Wing for the Commodore 64 (C64).
25.09.2020 - Making a C64/C65 compatible computer - Chasing down HyperRAM controller bugs
Content: "There are a couple of niggly little bugs left in the HyperRAM controller. Annoyingly, they don't show up under simulation, so I am having to do a bit more detective work than I would like. The first happens when reading: The first byte of a read block can be wrong. But this only seems to happen if reads are constrained to a 16-byte region. If I read a 256-byte block of memory repeatedly, the values are always correct. This shows up in the following kinds of ways... [read on]"
25.09.2020 - New FPGA64 Core 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 ...
25.09.2020 - Video shows early preview of WIP Amiga game 'Guardian - The legend of flaming sword'
This is a 'Work in Progress' game for AMIGA (ECS / AGA). Shown version is Alpha 0.7 - Freeze enemies, splash and overboard.
25.09.2020 - New C64 SHMUP 'Zeta Wing' released
'Zeta Wing' is a fun vertical shoot-em-up for the Commodore 64, inspired by the arcade game Gemini Wing. Features: 7 challenging stages, each with their own graphic style. - 3 difficulty settings: Easy, Normal, Hard. - Lots of parallax scrolling. - 10 player weapon upgrades. - 7 end of stage bosses. - PAL and NTSC compatible. - Simultaneous music and sound effects. 'Zeta Wing' can be purchased for bargain as digital version (.d64/.prg).
25.09.2020 - Protovision Shop - Back In Stock: Hibernated 1 Collector’s Edition and Cables, cables and more cables
The Collector’s Edition of Hibernated 1, Stefan Vogt’s wonderfully absorbing text adventure, has been restocked in the Protovision Shop. This piece features premium packaging and wonderfully illustrated artwork and is sure to stand out in your game collection. Furthermore check out the Cables section of the shop to find range of cable items including the Floppy Cable, the Y-floppy cable (splitter) and the 3 metre RCA video cable (Composite plus 2x Audio).
24.09.2020 - Video shows WIP C64 game 'Battle Kingdom'
Achim Volkers, Trevor Storey (design) and Saul Cross (music) are working on a new C64 game. It resembles the arcade game 'Venture', a fantasy-themed action game released in arcades in 1981 by Exidy. 'Battle Kingdom' seems to as good as finished, as we can see...
24.09.2020 - Two Great Text Adventures now available in the Protovision Shop
Protovision is pleased to announce that their shop now stocks the Collector’s Editions of two great text adventures released this year – The Curse of Rabenstein and The Queen’s Footsteps. Both editions feature premium quality packaging with attractive artwork and are sure to look great as part of your gaming collection.
23.09.2020 - C64 game '1-Bit Dungeon' released
'1-Bit Dungeon' is a Game for TheC64Maxi/C64Mini/Commodore 64 or a Good C64 Emulator and it's free for download. 1 Player Arcade Dungeon Hack 'n' Slash type Game, Guide Sir 1-Bit around the Dungeon, Avoid Traps and Kill Monsters that get in your way, Walk into Chests and Potion Bottles for Bonus and HP, Good Luck and have Fun.
23.09.2020 - New IEEE-488 interfaces available in the Protovision Shop
If you are in need of attaching a IEEE-488 compatible device to your C64, get one of our new (and less expensive) adapters from the Protovision Shop today!
23.09.2020 - New combo for Galencia now available on Disk and Cassette in the Protovision Shop
Galencia is one of the best action shooters to come across the C64 in the last 30 years and you now have the option to pick up a special edition of the game featuring both the diskette and cassette in one box from the Protovision Shop.
23.09.2020 - Footage shows 'Lemmings' game preview for Commodore Plus/4
This video shows an unofficial port of Lemmings for the Commodore Plus/4, which was actually never completed or released.
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