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Here you'll find Commodore news - mostly related to C64 / Amiga - containing notice of actual video and pod cast uploads, announcements of new games and hardware releases, trivia and product info. There is also a RSS feed available!
Finishing work on the poorly Amiga 1200 from the previous video.
The long wait is finally over, you can now pre-order The Shadows Of Sergoth, a dungeon crawler for the Commodore Amiga with 2Mb of chip ram. It is based on the 2018 Amstrad CPC 6128 game by Christophe Petit & Kukulcan. Pre-order the your boxed edition on floppy, today! Release is planned for Nov 13, 2021 and shipping will start around the end of November.
Join 'GRay Defender' today as he discusses the September 2021 Coding challenge hosted by Shallan50k on Twitch!
'Juanje Juega in Sinverland' is a fun little platformer game by Picaro Games with unusual gameplay and ideas. Now there is video on twitch, where you can see a preview and WIP of the sequel.
Let's examine a BASIC type-in from the August 1987 issue of Zzap!64 magazine that allows the Commodore 64's top and bottom borders to be "opened" or "removed" or "killed" or whatever you'd like to call it.
There is a video showing progress update of an Amiga AGA implementation of the Robocop arcade game. The current engine is runs in 64 colours, utilizing 64 pixel wide sprites for the background parallax on level 1, and a 4x fetch mode. Graphics were converted from the arcade originals, and reduced down into various banks of 16 colours; Robocop is 16 colours and the background is (presumably) right now is 32 colours.
Ep 45 : An epic journey 18 months in the making! Retro Bits goes international to retrieve a sight-unseen car load full of vintage computers and accessories from an eBay estate sale auction. What will we find when we finally get it home and open the boxes?
For Amiga 1200. Terrible Fire 1230 is an accelerator and expansion card for the Amiga 1200 computer. It provides a full Motorola 68030 (including MMU) clocked at 50Mhz, 64MB or 128MB of Fast RAM, and a fast 2,5" IDE interface for Hard Disk drives or CF/SD cards. Thanks to the upgraded processor and fast memory access, you will get a 780% speed boost over an unexpanded A1200.
'Granny's Cleaning Day' is a single screen arcade game, and a homage to the "game and watch" handheld games of the 80s. You are a boy living in an apartment with 2 floors. Your hobby is to play with balls. Sadly the balls are upstairs and you can only play ball downstairs.
Bitmap Soft has once again teamed up with Design Chaos (Freaky Fish) to bring you the SHMUP 'Ewe Woz Ere' as superb Deluxe Edition, which contains the following items: - Professionally produced Bigbox. - Ewe Woz Ere game on Cartridge. - Instruction manual. - Stickers/Badge. - Glossy A4 single-sided poster. A demo version, where you can play one level, is available as digital download here.
This little platformer was made by 'Dr. Wuro Industries', who already brought us Shadow Switcher, Frogs and Shotgun. It was released on DoReCo Party 2021 and is available as free digital download.
Another brief update about Retrogames Ltd's A500 Mini - this time new games announced. 14 Announced and 13 to go. That got me thinking! What will the other games be?
'Space Panic' is a C64 conversion of a game with same name for Colecovision and was made for the 'CSDB C64 Fun Compo 2021'. Your goal is to dig up holes, trap the aliens in them, and bury them for good! V1.1 contains bugfixes: - Two-player mode player swapping now works correctly. The game is available as free digital download.
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 211001: - Fix for retrobit gamepads. - Fix extension handling for short extensions (again)
REV'n'GE (Retro Emulator Vision and Game) is an Italian and English-languaGE PDF magazine, not only for Commodore fans, that mainly focus on game REViews.
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