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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.
27.06.2020 - High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) #73 released
Even in these hard times the HVSC crew can't be stopped by a stupid virus, while sitting comfortably at home they have prepared another rich update for your enjoyment, stay safe, stay SID! The collection now contains 52.884 SIDs.
26.06.2020 - C64 Scrambled Video Repair - new video from 'Jan Beta'
This time 'Jan Beta' is troubleshooting and repairing another Commodore 64 board (ASSY 250425) with a weird scrambled characters/flickering lines fault.
26.06.2020 - Amiga game creator 'Redpill' V0.7.16 released
Redpill, the Amiga game creator, is a tool to empower people to create many games for Amiga without programming knowledge. It allows people to create 2D games with the true Amiga feeling. Supports both ECS and AGA Amigas, it is free and it is still in development. List of changes in 0.7.16: - New triggers Obj Display X and Y to check the position of an object in the, screen, -Palette is shown in the Screen menu, -FIX: for TileProperties editting requiring FPU God knows why, -FIX: EHB internal fixes, -FIX: Possible crash when editing objects with large Icons.
25.06.2020 - New footage for WIP C64 game 'Robot Jet Action'
This is a second preview version of Robot Jet Action, a new Commodore 64 game by c64portal.pl. Follow information in the video to get the idea where we are with this project. To follow the game development please visit c64portal.pl. The game development blog with the progress info, technical articles, more graphics and... a comic strip is all there!
25.06.2020 - Amiga 4000 Restoration featuring Commodore Engineer Dave Haynie - Trash to Treasure (Pt3) - new video from 'RetroManCave'
Amazingly today former Senior Engineer at Commodore, Dave Haynie, joins the show to share his memories of the A4000, how it came to be developed and what it was like working for Commodore. Also the machine is recapped, a clean is given and it's finally to be seen it restored form.
25.06.2020 - C64 trilogy 'The Last Amazon' (SEUCK) available for bargain
This release features three full enhanced SEUCK games from Alf Yngve + an extra bonus game! The Last Amazon 1 & 2 have been specially enhanced by Shaun 'Laser Hawk' Coleman and feature special weapon power-ups and various other brand-new in-game enhancements. Also two bonus games are featured: 'The Last Amazon - Special Edition' - a sideways scrolling remix of the original game which was produced in 2008 by Alf Yngve. And 'Amazon Tales' - a more recent sideways-scrolling game from Richard Bayliss featuring music and graphics similar to the 'Last Amazon' games.
25.06.2020 - New on AMIGAstore.eu - Wicher 608 Fast RAM expansion for Amiga 600
Wicher 608 RAM expansion has been designed to be installed inside Amiga 600 and. It supports up to 11MB of Fast RAM. Printed instructions are available as option. Features: - Amiga A600 compatible - RAM memory: 16MB (AmigaOS can use just 11MB) - PCMCIA friendly - MAPROM function - Recommended Kickstart version: Kickstart 3.1.
23.06.2020 - SID Anthology: 'To Be On Top' Soundtrack by Chris Huelsbeck as EP Vinyl Edition
This is a crowdfunding project offering a limited special collector's edition golden colored vinyl record (plus Digital Download) for the SID Anthology series, the definitive collection of Original Sound Version recordings from the Commodore C64 by Chris Huelsbeck! To Be On Top was Chris' most ambitious game and music project on the C64. Combining a semi autobiographical adventure game-play with state of the art C64 music that even included sampling was an enormous task at the time. The goal was to create a game where you could arrange your own music piece and try to get to the top of the charts.
23.06.2020 - 'City Crusher' - Arcade Edition for VIC-20 released
This is a Coin-op "like" version of a Vic-20 Game called City Crusher (1983, published by Your Computer). Requirements: VIC-20 + 3Kb RAM, or VICE / THEC64. Download (as .d64) is free.
23.06.2020 - Restoring Satoru Iwata's VIC-20 Easter Egg - new Video from '8-Bit Show And Tell'
Before he was President of Nintendo, before HAL Laboratory, Satoru Iwata was a Commodore fan who programmed games on his Commodore PET 2001. When he started with HAL, he made a Galaxian clone called Star Battle for the VIC-20 which was released in 1981. In that cartridge he hid a credits screen which hasn't been fully revealed until now, 39 years later.
21.06.2020 - C64 game 'The Isle Of The Cursed Prophet' released
The award-winning ICON 64 team are back with an absolute gem of a game for the Commodore 64. Embark on a sombre quest to resurrect your dead wife by uncovering the secrets hidden on the mysterious Isle of the Cursed Prophet. This is an enthralling arcade adventure game that oozes mystery and atmosphere from the moment you first set foot on the island.
21.06.2020 - Amiga game 'Golden Wing' – Deluxe Collectors Edition ready for pre-order
This Deluxe Collectors Edition is presented in a professionally produced box. The Deluxe Collectors Edition contains the following items: - Golden Wing game on 3.5″ floppy diskette - instruction booklet - badges and Stickers - glossy A4 single-sided poster. 'Golden Wing' is a 2D shooter written by Fernando Cabrera (code), Toni Galvez (graphic) and METUNE & Estrayk (sound) which runs on every Amiga equipped with at least 1 MB RAM.
20.06.2020 - XSidplay2 V2.1.9 released
XSidplay2 is a QT based SID music player for WIndows and Linux. Sid emulation uses Libsidplayfp 2 that has both Resid and ResidFp engines (ExSid support is being added). It customizes HVSC information in STIL and song length DB, it shows CGSC lyrics, the player used by the song, the A4 note frequency table used by the player.
20.06.2020 - Learn all about the MEGA65 – Exclusive interview with the head of the project, Paul Gardner-Stephen
As we know, the pre-sale for the MEGA65 machine Dev kits starts. The first 100 units will be likely sold out, but the interested in the project sky-rocketed and more people want to know more about it. To help to fill the gap, the creators of the blog 'Vintage is the New Old' (ViTNO) interviewed Paul Gardner-Stephen, the head of the MEGA65 project.
20.06.2020 - New Amiga game 'Amigo The Fox' - six-level alpha demo released
This new Amiga game started as port of DOS Mario and was made with 'Scorpion Engine'. Due to obvious reasons, it was altered, redesigned and renamed. Honestly: Who needs a plumber, when we can have a fox :-) The game should run on Amiga 500 bare minimum, but A1200 is recommended.
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