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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

25 Years CascadeHappy birthday!!! Cascade was found in April 1988 (read trivia for more info) and so this makes it a fourth of a century old. We planned to celebrate this with a little, sweet demo. It would have contained the graphics you see on the right (more info about it here). But we sadly failed, due to time intensive real life things. We already missed the 20 years celebration demo and together with lots of other failed projects, all the unfinished parts, routines, graphics and stuff are slowly filling more an more disks in our boxes. Anyway... we are still around, and one day we will even manage to pull out a demo again, I am sure. In the meantime you might enjoy the shown no-border graphic, made for the jubilee.

Now a short message to all current or former Cascade members: Wherever you are, to which coast of life you got drifted, I want to send you my warm hearted greetings and all my love. Feel honoured, that you have been (or still are) part of a project, that was started as a simple hobby of some young lads - unprofessional, non-commercial, not lifestyle driven and not guided by any political or industrial elites - and still it exists after 25 years! I feel very proud of that and so should you!
Commodore 64: 8 Bit Legend
Author: Zeldin - written on 19.09.2012
The Stuff Is Out There
Author: Zeldin - written on 06.11.2010
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...
21.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
C64 WIP port of 'New Rally-X' - new demo version (v036b220511) for download
'New Rally-X' is a maze and driving arcade game that was released by Namco in 1981. In 2021 jake79 stated on lemon64 forum, that is working on a new conversion for the C64. Now there is a beta version ready for testing, which should run on both PAL and NTSC. New in this version: - better use of channels for sound effects, updated smoke sound and possibly more fair collision detection. - Hopefully fixed freeze bug. - New fancy updated sound effects thanks to NM156. - Blinking special flag on radar map. - Adjusted red car invulnerability time and collision check order. - plus a few other minor adjustments and fixes. PS: There is also a proof of concept version for the Ram Expansion Unit available (requires a 128k+ REU).

20.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
Want to play 'DaemonClaw' for Amiga?
'DaemonClaw: Origins of Nnar' is a 16-bit side scrolling arcade-style action game being made by BitBeamCannon using Construct 3, which is currently in development. BitBeamCannon would love your feedback so they can make sure DaemonClaw is as fun as possible. Email with the subject "Test DaemonClaw" and they willl tell you how to play the game.

18.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
'Games That Weren't 64' (GTW64) May 2022 update
For May 2022 GTW64 has the following 6 new additions: Harold V1, McMurphy’s Mansion, PlayWriter series, RabbitJack’s Casino, Shadow of the Beast V1, Silvia. Plus there are 33 updates for the site, including a number of new entries and preservations over the past month. Also details of another Shadow of the Beast conversion that was under way and various tidy ups.

18.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
I'm completely blown away by all these modern C64 goodies! - new video from 'Adrian's Digital Basement'
On today's SMMC 0031, we have a wild assortment of "modern" C64 items. All of this stuff will be given away in a future video, so stayed tuned for that!

17.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
Petscii Robots Mega Update - Arcade, Genesis, MS-DOS and more! - new video from 'The 8-Bit Guy'
In this video we see 'The 8-Bit Guy' building an arcade machine of his game 'Petscii Robots' out of an old Amiga 500. He is also showing updates on all Commodore versions of 'Petscii Robots', including a C64 REU version.

16.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
'Vanilla Conquer' - Amiga port of Command & Conquer Version 1.0 released
Vanilla Conquer is a port of Command & Conquer (a.k.a. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn or simply C&C/C&C1) for Amigas equipped with Apollo/Vampire V4 PiStorm/Emu-68 accelerators. New in Version 1.0: - Fixed radar map display. - Fixed few enforcer hits. - Fixed Ion Cannon recharge time (was 0). - Added ability to show FPS under F5. - Added ability to enable/disable framelimiter under F4. - Replaced Riva with FroggerNG. - Changed riva.txt to player.ini.- Added an alternate icon by P.Cotter

16.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
External Amiga 500 PiStorm Accelerator - new video from 'Jan Beta'
Jan is checking out the Lazarusstorm external PiStorm adapter for the Amiga 500.

16.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
'TrekWar' - game for Commodore PET released and free for download
TrekWar - A Star Trek action game for the Commodore PET. Shoot those pesky Klingon ships, and gather dilithium crystals to drop them at their storage facilities .. all while making sure you don't run out of energy or have your shields breached.

16.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
C64 game 'Venture64' released and free for download
'Venture64' is a port of the 1981 arcade game Venture for the Commodore 64. It includes elements from the official Atari 2600, Colecovision and Intellivision home versions. You can also print out a j-card for your cassette collection.

16.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
'Green Beret' port for Amiga released and free - May 2022 Update
Green Beret, also known as Rush'N Attack, is a Konami game released in 1985 on the arcades and later ported to several home systems. But it was never released for the Amiga back then. Now you can get a playable version as free digital download. Updated May: In Green Beret, a player could stall forever the gameplay, such as staying on top of the first truck in level 1. So the original designers added a "timeout jet" that appears and kills players instantly when they're wasting time. Other fixes: - blue soldiers only fire one shot, some even retreat after this shot. This is following feedback pointing out that some soldiers were firing repeatedly until they succeed in hitting the player. Limiting them to one shot makes the game's difficulty level way more manageable. - cleaned some pixel artifacts in the title screen's background.

16.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
New C64 game 'Miner 2019er' released
As announced, Miner 2019er for the Commodore 64 is now available for order from Psytronik. Also available as digital download for a bargain. This is a new prequel to the legendary classic release Miner 2049er - a brand-new C64 release by Daniel Avery! Produced with permission and support from the original game author Bill Hogue, the game reproduces the look and feel of the original game. Miner 2019er features 25 levels along with ports of three Colecovision exclusive levels - now available on the C64 for the first time ever! The game also introduces several new elements such as hidden items, bonus levels, speed medals and more!

16.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
Update for 'ZK64' available
'ZK64' is a pixel exact emulation of the Commodore 128,Commodore 64, VIC 20, ZX Spectrum 48/128K and Atari 2600. 'Z64K' should run on any platform with an updated java runtime environment installed. Latest updates (v2): - update from today's previous version: - Loading of 5.25 Imagedisk (.imd) image support. - Fixed bug that wouldn't allow all MFM sectors to load from g71 images. - Minor update to g71 format to keep header as GCR-1571 for images with MFM tracks

15.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
Video: MEGA65 Unboxing
After a long wait, the first 400 MEGA65 units are arriving on the doorsteps of Commodore computer fans.

15.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
New at - 'Greaseweazle V4'
Read and write your vintage floppy disks from your PC/Linux/Mac computer. This USB device lets you to connect an old floppy disk drive to your modern computer to read/write floppy disks from any system with Shugart standard drives (Amiga, Atarí, Commodore, Amstrad, Sinclair, PC, CNC machines, musical instruments, etc)

15.05.2022 -
Commodore News -
Trailer: 'Miner 2019er' for C64 - New 2022 Game Release
Miner 2019er for the Commodore 64. Available at 16 May 2022 from Psytronik. Read more about the game here.

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