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Farewell Patrick!
Author: Zeldin - written on 31.12.2014
My "Highscore" Story
Author: Zeldin - written on 19.12.2013
25 Years Cascade
Author: Zeldin - written on 25.07.2013
Commodore 64: 8 Bit Legend
Author: Zeldin - written on 19.09.2012
The Stuff Is Out There
Author: Zeldin - written on 06.11.2010

The Stuff Is Out ThereAyeah... finally a new comment from me on this page. Not that there wasn't something to comment, but somehow I always fail to get the right moment. So why this time, you may ask. Well, it finally happened!

What happened, you may ask. Oh well... a proof of existence, a sign of life from Cascade's 8-Bit era finally popped up. If you wonder, what's so special about that (because there is already 8-Bit stuff from Cascade present on this page) let me explain:
Although Cascade was founded in the 80s on C64 it had all its impact and merits solely on Amiga. The C64 Cascade demos on this webpage were entirely done by the second generation of the C64 Cascade line-up and made after 1995... Until October 2010, when finally old C64 stuff appeared...

For me not a big surprise, but a big relief. I was always aware, that Bruce & Bongo (the founders of Cascade) had done scene stuff on C64 in 1988 and most likely also for Cascade before moving to Amiga. Being always keen on these old bits and bytes, I was searching for it nearly the whole last decade. I started buying and scanning old C64 disks, which I got from second hand markets. And I bought a lot of 'em the last years... god knows! Thousands of disks were checked. Tons of old interesting scene stuff was found, but not from Cascade.
Slowly I lost belief. But then, in October 2010, I got an surprising mail by an old contact, who forwarded me 80s C64 Cascade stuff from his collection and I was baffled... even more, when realizing that this stuff was not done by Bruce and Bongo as expected, but by some guys from France, who were running the Cascade C64 section in 1989, before their members moved to Cascade Amiga (or other C64 groups... or both). A fact in the Cascade trivia I didn't knew.

So finally there is the sign of life from the 80s, which I was searching for so long, though not exactly the things my quest was started for. Anyway, it made me happy and my belief is back. I am sure that even more old Cascade stuff exists - waiting to be recovered.
The truth... ahem... the stuff is out there, Mulder...

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PS: To the few who read this: If you have additional information about the Cascade trivia or former members - anything that isn't mentioned yet, or which is inaccurate or even wrong - please contact me. Oh and useless to mention: if you are in possession of Cascade stuff, that is missing I will be more than happy, if you could drop me a note :-)
I hate moving...
Author: Zeldin - written on 20.05.2009
New Cascade Website finished
Author: Zeldin - written on 05.10.2008
Commodore News
...freshly fished out of the net...
06.12.2019 - Komoda & Amiga + magazine issue 14 released
New issue (fourteen) of Komoda & Amiga + has been released. It is a paper magazine for all Commodore machines lovers. You could purchase in two language versions: Polish (25 zł + shipping) and English (8 euro + shipping)

05.12.2019 - ThED – MOS technology TED replacement for Commodore 264 series
This time it is not a story but rather a piece of news: There is work in progress on a TED replacement project. As we all know, TED is very often fried in all those precious C16s, C116s or Plus/4s and there is no replacement. The aim to change it was the reason to start the ThED project.

05.12.2019 - TwoBit - The Joystick Doubler for C64
There is a new hardware from Evie Salomon available at her BackBit store: The TwoBit is a joystick doubler for your Commodore 64. Use a single joystick to play games without swapping ports, and with no latency; 3-way slide switch: 1 or 2 (joystick functions in that port), or Both (works for most games without changing setting); Compatible only with single-button joysticks (not for use with paddles, mice, light pens, 2-button joysticks); Safety feature prevents incompatible joysticks from causing harm; 3D printed ABS case.

02.12.2019 - 10 Things You Can Do With BackBit
This video gives an insight into a plethora of useful things you can do with your BackBit cartridge for C64 (10 to be exact!). Among other things, you can use it as a Dead Test, keep track of save versions, make a presentation, or just use it as a video game jukebox! Never wait for loading, never swap a disk. It's plug and play, the BackBit way!

30.11.2019 - New Video from 8-Bit Show And Tell: Year One Recap
The channel of '8-Bit Show And Tell' is one year old! Join him in a look at Jim Butterfield's 'Commodore 64 Training Tape' which is a major source of inspiration for the channel, and then a go through all this year's episodes with some quick thoughts about each one. Also includes the uncut version of his appearance on The 8-Bit Guy earlier this year!

25.11.2019 - ADF-Copy App 1.020 released - now with OSX support
ADF-Copy is a small hardware i developed which uses a Teensy 3.2 microcontroller to read and write non copy protected Amiga disks with an out of the box PC 3.5 Floppy drive connected to the microcontroller which can be build with a few jumper wires on a breadboard with no additional component. The low level stuff is handled in the microcontroller which is controlled by a Java application.

24.11.2019 - 10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast EP 44 – The AmiWest 2019 Report
Doug of '10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast' has returned and this time he has made an interesting report about the this years AmiWest 2019 event. AmiWest took place in Sacramento, California, in October.

24.11.2019 - Scene World Podcast Episode #78 - Creating a New Mechanical Amiga Keyboard
The Micronics is hard at work creating a new mechanical keyboard for the Amiga 500, 600, and 1200, and Liwei Guan is the person making it all happen. AJ and Joerg talk to her about how she got involved in the Amiga community, the logistics of creating a new keyboard, and the unique directions she's taking to get this done.

24.11.2019 - MeMO v3.8 released - Memory Card Game for Amiga
MeMO is a card memory game whose peculiarity is that it allows two players to play it simultaneously - that is, they can flip cards at the same time and battle for the best score!

23.11.2019 - New Video - Exploring My Commodore IEEE-488 Disk Drive Collection
Take a look at (and listen to) various parallel IEEE-488 Commodore floppy disk drives from '8-Bit Show And Tell', including the 4040, 8050, 2031LP, and SFD 1001, hooked up to his PET 4032 computer.

23.11.2019 - GoADF! 2.0.2 released
The shareware programm (7 Euro) GoADF! can read and write ADF files and, among others, can mount them as virtual drives. This latest version also supports the formats DMS, ADZ and HFE.

19.11.2019 - Eye of the Beholder for C64 - Intro near completion
Watch the new intro trailer for the C64 port of 'Eye of the Beholder'. Only two scenes left to implement now. Also new music!

18.11.2019 - Amiga game Run'n Gun: The Ninja Zombie Killer (AGA)
In 'The Ninja Zombie Killer' you do not finish a level by getting to the exit but surviving zombie waves. The game was written with the construction kit RedPill, requires an AGA Amiga and supports two fire buttons.

16.11.2019 - GoADF! 2.0 released
The shareware programm (7 Euro) GoADF! can read and write ADF files and, among others, can mount them as virtual drives. This latest version also supports the formats DMS, ADZ and HFE.

16.11.2019 - Karateka (Temporarily) Killed My 1541, and Other C64 Scares
New video from 8-Bit Show And Tell about the following topic: Several times when you've thought your Commodore 64 was broken, but it turned out you were doing something wrong. Sometimes it's obvious, sometimes it's not!

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