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20.01.2021 - 'FREEZE64' issue 42 available
FREEZE64 - Commodore News - cascade64.deFREEZE64 issue 42 is now available to buy. There’s plenty of new and exclusive spooky Commodore 64 content for you to devour, including two Commodore 64 game developer interviews. Cover feature: Druid from Firebird Software. We celebrate Druid, which was Firebird Software’s successful full-price release from 1986 and was programmed by our interviewee for this issue, Andrew Bailey. We take a retrospective look at Andrew’s top game, and also feature some of the sprites within the game code. Oh – and Dan Tootill returns to share his interesting views and opinions on the game.
20.01.2021 - New Amiga game 'Spaceship vs Asteroids' released
Spaceship vs Asteroids - Commodore News - cascade64.deAfter the developer has his Amiga 500 on storage for 20 years, he switched it on and enthusiasm came back. So for this anniversary, he wrote a small game to warm up (more of a fast Joystick test). This archive includes assembled game, used/created gfx/sfx and source code. Game is runnable from CLI/WB and could copied to a bootable floppy disk. Minimal requirements: Amiga 500 (memory expansion or accelerator is not needed) or other OCS/ECS system with min. 512k CHIP RAM.
20.01.2021 - Mac LC II repair attempt, a bad SID from AliExpress and a SID in a matchbox - new video from 'Adrian's Digital Basement'
Adrian - Commodore News - cascade64.deWelcome to Midweek Mini Mail Call #31! On today's episode, some Mac stuff and some Commodore stuff.
19.01.2021 - New video for WIP C64 game 'Runn 'n Gunn'
Runn 'n Gunn - Commodore News -'Runn 'n Gunn' is an upcoming platformer for C64 that is in development for some weeks. It's now at an alpha stage with an easy mode added. There's a challenge for everybody hopefully.
19.01.2021 - Raspberry Pi 400 First Look and RetroPie+Amiga emulation with AmiBerry! - new video from 'retrobits'
retrobits - Commodore News - cascade64.deWe take a first look at the new Raspberry Pi 400, perform a quick tear-down, and review its specs and features. Then we install RetroPie and AmiBerry and put an emulated 68040 powered AGA Amiga 1200 with RTG through its paces!
18.01.2021 - RTG Graphics on the Amiga (And sharing a monitor with RGB Graphics) - new video from '10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast (10MARC)'
10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast (10MARC) - Commodore News - cascade64.deThis week on 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast Doug will be discussing RTG (Retargetable Graphics) on our Amiga Computers. Join him as he talks about a few of the classic and modern solutions for displaying millions of colors on our Commodore Amiga Computers, and how we can share a single monitor with our original Amiga Graphics.
17.01.2021 - C64: 12 Tips To Optimize your Assembly Code for Size - video by 'GRay Defender'
GRay Defender - Commodore News - cascade64.deIn this video 'GRay Defender' covers 12 tips he used to squeeze his program code into the Cassette 50 Charity Competition size requirements.
16.01.2021 - Can we get a 1980s home computer to reach the SPACE STATION - Commodore 64 vs ISS! - new video from 'Retro Recipes'
Retro Recipes - Commodore News - cascade64.deWho'd like to escape Earth for a bit? Join me in the premiere live chat as we find out: Can we contact the International Space Station from a 1982 Commodore 64 using amateur radio & a modem? It's gonna be out of this world!
16.01.2021 - C64 game 'S.P.R.E.R.O' released
S.P.R.E.R.O - Commodore News -'S.P.R.E.R.O' is a clone of the old classic 'H.E.R.O.' and free for download. The game was also made for the 'Only Sprites Compo' at csdb, which means, the whole game (incl. all visuals) was solely made of hardware sprites, which is simply amazing for itself.
16.01.2021 - Commodore Computer Room / Studio Part 2: Putting in the Commodores - Video by 'Bread Box Commodore Computer Museum'
Bread Box Commodore Computer Museum - Commodore News - cascade64.deWith the project 80% done, youtuber 'Bread Box Commodore Computer Museum' took a break from building to get some of my humble Commodore Computer collection into the new Commodore Computer Room / Studio... he couldn't wait. This video is of that progress of moving in.
16.01.2021 - Tetris clone for Amiga 'Crazy Columns' available as demo
Crazy Columns - Commodore News - cascade64.deJochen Heffer's 'Crazy Columns' is a clone of the classic Sega-Genesis game Columns for one or two players, which can be played with joystick or keyboard. Now a demo was released featuring only one of the three game modes and only one difficulty.
15.01.2021 - C64 game 'Rainbow Edge Run DX' released and free for download
Rainbow Edge Run DX - Commodore News -'Rainbow Edge Run DX' is an extended full version of the Rainbow Edge Run 4k game that was submitted to the "2020 Reset64 4KB Craptastic Game Competition". This full version includes upgrades like: Title Screen, attract mode, high score table with saver, mystery boxes, status bars and warning signs, different clouds, 3 exclusive music tracks and new and improved sound fx. The digital version is now updated with Petscii documentation. Digital version now also includes a trainer (F8 on title screen to turn on and off). The game will also be available on tape as a physical release from Phoenix Ware.
15.01.2021 - 'Nixy the Glade Sprite' - C64 port of Spectrum game announced
Nixy the Glade Sprite - Commodore News -'Nixy the Glade Sprite' is a ZX Spectrum platform adventure and it is now announced that the title is soon going to be released on C64. The game will be available as a digital download and also on C64 cartridge. Stay tuned!
15.01.2021 - Amiga RGBtoHDMI (with a Pi) Updates - new video from 'Jan Beta'
Jan Beta - Commodore News - cascade64.deSoftware updates and answers to some frequently asked questions about the new Amiga RGBtoHDMI adapter using a Raspberry Pi Zero.
14.01.2021 - New WIP Amiga game 'Creeping Me Out: Hex Night' announced
Creeping Me Out: Hex Night - Commodore News - cascade64.deCreeping Me Out: Hex Night is an upcoming Amiga platform game in the very early stages of development, built in Scorpion Engine. If the gameplay was to be described in retro game terms it oculd be put it in the centre of a venn diagram of Turrican, The Addams Family and Castlevania3. It will contain more story elements than the average Amiga action platformer, and contains secrets, branching paths, etc.
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