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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...
20.09.2020 -
The History of the Commodore Amiga - Rare Jay Miner Speech AmiExpo 1990
Video content: Jay Miner is "The Father of the Amiga" This is a rare audio recording of his history of the Amiga speech on March 18th 1990 at AmiExpo East Coast in Washington DC. It is called "The Amiga from the Beginning".

20.09.2020 -
C64 Round Up: September 2020 - video by 'RetroGamerNation'
The September 2020 edition of C64 Round Up takes a look at some of the smaller commercial and freeware Commodore 64 games released in the past few months. The list of games include: Flying Saucers - Planet Balls - 1941 and half - Rodman Jnr - MegaMania - The Forever Extending Hungry Snake - Freaky Fish DX - Naddando - Mario’s Cement Factory C64 - Fallen - Quick War - Jumping Jalopies

19.09.2020 -
'A Pig Quest' - Video shows WIP C64 game
'A Pig Quest' is an upcoming Commodore 64 game. Brought to you by: Antonio Savona, Mauricet, Aldo Chiummo and Gaetano Chiummo.

18.09.2020 -
'The Dragon's Castle' - new little RPG for C64 released
'The Dragon's Castle', latest title of Sputnik World, is a game that transports us to a medieval fantasy world with heroes, dragons and dungeons, with an (electronic) pair of dice and every intention that brings you classic pen and paper adventure time in front of your C64. Some more info (in Spanish, though) here.

18.09.2020 -
'Funfair Inc.' - Theme park manager for C64 announced
Classic theme park management is on its way to the C64, targeted for release in December 2020. Featuring: - 32 rides and animal attractions - 20 shops and gaming stalls - 16 features and toilet facilities

18.09.2020 -
'Green Thang' for Amiga - long lost prototype revealed on GTW
Games That Weren’t (GTW) are pleased to present an early playable prototype of the game 'Green Thang' for the very first time, consisting of 2 early test levels. It's a long running Atari Jaguar mystery for some years now, and a game starting out on a completely different platform. Originally Green Thang was shortlisted to be covered in The Games That Weren’t book when discussing possible Jaguar titles with David Wightman. This led to an exciting early discovery which we will share with you shortly. But better read the whole story on GTW...

18.09.2020 -
Commodore Computer "King of the Creek" National Rallysprint 1989 - Video by 'Bread Box Commodore Computer Museum'
Commodore Computer NZ LTD sponsored the 1989 New Zealand National Rallysprint this is a highlight reel that was made of that event. At the end of the video is an interview with CEO Commodore Computer NZ Ltd Mr Dick Anderson.

18.09.2020 -
'OpenFlops', an Gotek alternative, available as preasssembled kit
Floppy Disk Drive USB Emulator "OpenFlops" with FlashFloppy firmware pre-installed. Suitable for most retro computers that use either internal or external floppy disk drives as a direct replacement or additional drive so you can load games/software from USB flash drive or save data to your memory stick. Compatible with most computers including Acorn, Amstrad, Amiga, Apple, Atari, Spectrum, DOS / IBM XT PC, MSX etc etc . Also works with a range of keyboards and synthesisers.

17.09.2020 -
Sneak preview of soon to be released new C64 SHMUP 'Zeta Wing' online
'ZetaWing', a new game from Sarah Jane Avory, the author of the highly praised shooter 'Neutron' and the upcoming, desperate awaited RPG 'Briley Witch Chronicles', has been announced. It will be a vertical shoot’em up that is inspired by classic shooters Twinbee and Gemini Wings. As Sarah stated on Twitter, the game will be released on Friday, 25th September.

16.09.2020 -
New Amiga game 'Dodgy Rocks' released
Crazy high-speed endless arcade thing-dodging in an 8-bit style. You'll just have to have one more try! Dodge the rocks and other projectiles coming your way for as long as possible. Dodge, dash, kick and smash your way out of tight spots to survive just one more wave. Discover and master advanced moves to rack up your bonus and climb the online leaderboards, before testing yourself against the next difficulty level. Are you ready for NIGHTMARE? We don't think you are.

16.09.2020 -
'The Shadows Of Sergoth' Amiga demo is now available!
The moment many of you have been waiting for is finally here! The upcoming dungeon crawler from Double Sided Games for the Amiga gets a demo to give you a taste of all the hard work that has been done by Colin, TenShu and Mike over the past 18 months. Official release is expected for the end of the year/beginning of next with pre-orders opening in november. As usual boxed and digital editions will be available.

14.09.2020 -
'UltiConfig' for VIC-20 UltiMem cartridge released
'UltiConfig' is a memory configurator for UltiMem cartridge with DOS wedge and JiffyDOS speeder. Makes you life easier when using UltiMem and SD2IEC.

13.09.2020 -
'Treasure Island Dizzy - Dizzy II' for Plus/4 released
'Treasure Island Dizzy' is a puzzle game classic published back then in 1988 by Codemasters for ZX Spectrum, and later also ported to the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, Amiga, Atari ST, Microsoft Windows and Atari Jaguar. Now it got ported to Plus/4 and is free for download.

13.09.2020 -
Commodore VIC20 PET Numeric Keypad? Beats me! What do reckon? - Video by 'Bread Box Commodore Computer Museum'
Was the Commodore VIC-20 originally going to have a numeric keyboard? After seeing an interesting image on a website 'Bread Box Commodore Computer Museum' had to grab out a PET Style Keyboard VIC20 to find out.

13.09.2020 -
New at AMIGAstore.eu - Terrible Fire 328 8MB + IDE for Amiga CD32
Terrible Fire 328 is an expansion card for the CD32 console providing 8MB of Fast RAM and a 2,5" IDE interface for Hard Disk drives or CF/SD cards.

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