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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...

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...
04.04.2020 - Footage of WIP Amiga port 'Lala Prologue'
This video shows a preview of 'Lala Prologue' for Amiga OCS 512KB (originally made by The Mojon Twins for Spectrum, also availbale for C64). The game uses a 32 colors playfield with 2 layers, the second layer is WIP, it is made of sprites multiplexed at the bottom, the moon is a bitmap rendered using the same technique as the game: Flimbo's Quest.

03.04.2020 - C64 game 'Hired Sword 2' boxed edition production delay
As you know, Hired Sword 2 for the Commodore 64 will be released on April 3rd! While 'Double Sided Games' were able to continue with the production of the boxed editon slightly ahead of time, one last element included with it, the cloth map, has taken more time than usual to be made due to the global world situation... [click link above to read on]

02.04.2020 - 'Komoda & Amiga plus' magazine issue 15 released
New issue #15' of Komoda & Amiga plus' - the paper magazine for all Commodore machines lovers - has been just released and is ready for ordering. Unfortunately though, due to the global virus outbreak the Polish Post currently does not accept international shipping. In order to make it easier to access the magazine for people outside of Poland, it's also possible to purchase the mag as digital version.

02.04.2020 - Scene World Podcast Episode #86 - Johan Grip and the C128 Neo!
Topics besides others: In the world of retro reproductions, the Commodore 128 is the red-headed stepchild, with the least attention from enthusiasts. That is, until now! Johan Grip joins AJ and Joerg to talk about the C128 Neo, a replica PCB designed to help preserve these vintage machines.

02.04.2020 - Classic C16/C116/Plus/4 game 'Ghost Town' ported to C64 (and more)
Visit the mysterious 'Ghost Town', a place full of unexpected dangers and hidden treasures! Ghost Town is a fantastic adventure written by Udo Gertz and released in 1985 for the Commodore C16, C116 & Plus/4. 35 years later C64 scener 'Awsm' uncovered every single mystery hidden inside the 'Ghost Town' and ported it. Now you can play the game as an extended version on the Commodore Plus/4, for the first time on the Commodore 64 or even in your browser.

02.04.2020 - New video from 'Jan Beta' - BackBit C64 Instant Loading Cartridge
This time 'Jan Beta' is taking a look at the new BackBit instant loading SD cartridge for the Commodore 64. An interesting alternative to the established SD2IEC, EasyFlash and 1541 Ultimate carts!

01.04.2020 - New video from 'Retro Recipes' - Commodore 64 Program stored on a Postage Stamp??
Remember that old wive's tale of a cancelled Royal Mail stamp holding a harmful C64 program on it?? 'Perifractic' from 'Retro Recipes' is exploring the myth...

01.04.2020 - eBook 'Commodore Tape Recorders' as free download
This is a booklet about the tape recorders used or produced by Commodore for its 8-bit computers, from the first one in the PET 2001 case to the model 1530 that many of us used to load games on the Commodore 64. You can get the .pdf version for free as a limited time offer.

01.04.2020 - eBook 'Commodore VIC 20: A Visual History' for free
A book about the computer that made Commodore enter the home market (PDF edition). Many pictures of the VIC 20 revisions and peripherals, plus restored box art images of all the cartridges sold by Commodore for the system. You can get the .pdf version for free as a limited time offer.

31.03.2020 - Amiga game 'Bridge Strike' as free download
'Bridge Strike' is a redux version of Activision's River Raid for Amiga and available as neat boxed version since 2019. Now you can get it as downloadable .adf for free now, though you should really consider to support the developers by buying it using the link here.

31.03.2020 - New C64 game 'Merge 64' released and available as free download
This game was written while watching Shallan's 16-hour charity steam in which he built the C64 game 'LUMA', and raised over $1,200 for Extra Life. If you like this game please consider also donating to the cause he is supporting using the link here

31.03.2020 - New Video from '8-Bit Show And Tell' - 10 PRINT RACER: My New PET Game
Robin from '8-Bit Show And Tell' wrote a little game for the Commodore PET. It's a free download, so you can play it too, and walk through the code with him during the video.

30.03.2020 - Firmware update for 'Ultimate 64' and 'Ultimate 64' Elite available
Version 1.28 contains besides several bug-fixes the following new features: Debug stream over Ethernet, which logs CPU / VIC access real time, also possible to log C64 CPU and 1541 CPU alongside. U64 only. - ACIA (MOS 6551) emulation - Modem Layer emulation (6551 <-> LAN), supporting both outbound and inbound connections - REU load / save commands from UCI, using the preload settings - File append mode for Software IEC. - Support for SuperGames cartridge

29.03.2020 - New firmware for 'ARM2SiD / ARMSID' available
ARM2SiD v3.8 / ARMSID v2.10 firmware fixes a bug from older versions in the values generation of the register OSC3 during a noise waveform. ARMSID/ARM2SiD are replacement devices of the MOS6581 and MOS8580 used in the Commodore C64 - minimalistic in simplicity of circuit and use, not in function and power.

28.03.2020 - Update of C64 game 'DKJ Game & Watch' released
'DKJ Game & Watch' is a C64 port of the Game & Watch version of Donkey Kong Junior. The now released update brings the C64 version up to the same level as the Plus/4/VIC 20/Pet versions, with a high-score counter, title screen and correctly awarding a point for jumping from a vine over an approaching snapper.

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