MemTest64
MemTest64 is a system detection and memory testing utility for the Commodore machines. The following system components are examined: CPU type, PAL/NTSC, extensions (Turbo Chameleon, DTV, TDC, IDE64 or 1541 Ultimate), CPU speed, memory expansions and transfer speeds.
The Retro Hour #82
The Retro Hour is a professional Podcast made by Dan Wood & Ravi Abbott. The Retro Hour aims to help the world understand the European gaming industry. In this episode: Joerg Droege from Scene World.
Retro Mojo
Fletch started the blog Retro Mojo. He writes about programming on the Commodore C128. His first blog is about setting up the Vice emulator and the Merlin 128 Assembler.
Soccer Boss v1.2 - Plus/4
Kichy and JamesC made a new conversion of the game Soccer Boss Plus/4. This version is bug-free and has many improvements and bonus features. The game is written in Basic and is PAL & NTSC compatible.
Jan Beta - C64 power supply
Jan Beta made a video about building a power supply for the Commodore C64. He uses a transformer for the 9 VAC and a standard power block for the 5 VDC.
DurexForth V1.6.2
Ravelli released a new version of Forth for the Commodore C64. Forth is a very low-level and minimal language without automatic memory management. Forth on the C64 is more faster, more memory effective and more powerful than the standard Basic. Forth on the C64 includes an editor, compiler and an assembler. Changes in this version: Optimizations, flash screen when reading from disk, removed sei and cli and added methods for reading jiffy clock in timer.fs.
Jakadapter - Firmware v1.3
With the Jakadapter you can connect two Atari-style joysticks to USB. The changes in the new firmware are: An update for the paddle readout algorithm, now with more filtering and accuracy. It works very stable also with worn paddles.
CommVex 2017 videos
You can watch videos from the CommVex 2017 meeting in Las Vegas USA. In the videos you can see: Leonard Tramiel,Leigh L Klotz, Jr.(LOGO) and Roger Van Pelt (updated games).
Cross Chase - Plus/4
Fabrizio Caruso is developing a game for computers with a 6502 and Z80 CPU. The game Cross Chase is available for the Apple II, Atari, Atmos, Commodore C64, C128 and the Plus/4.
Mix Box #4 - Summerr 2017
Richard Bayliss released Mix Box #4 - Summerr 2017 with the following music: Star Toast, Eligible for Termination, Cruiser X-79 title music, Mind over Antimatter and Aztec Adventure.
The Guru Meditation - Amiga Forever 7
In this episode of the Guru Meditation: Bill and Anthony give an overview of some of the key new features in Amiga Forever 7.
Sprite Castle
Rob "Flack" O'Hara has a web page for all his podcasts. Besides the podcast you can also find the links of web pages mentioned in the podcast. In this podcast: Wizball, Law of the West and Samantha Fox Strip Poker.
Amiga Paradise
The Amiga Paradise web page preserves the musical heritage of the Commodore Amiga since 1997. On this web page you can find more than 800 game / demo music titles. New: Dojo Dan, Dogs of War, Shadow Dancer, War Zone, Warzone, Torvak the Warrior and Dalek Attack.
Brotbox64
Brotbox64 is a podcast (German language) about the Commodore C64 made by Philipp Lehmann. In this episode: Brotbox News and Christian (ZeHa) Gleinser.
AmigaRemix
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Cousin's Song, Yo! Joe! - Haunted House, Stranger Sisters Edit, FlashBack (Ending), Toki - Caverns of Fire and Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon (The Village).
FIST - C64
FIST (Funky International Singalong Tournament) is a new program for the Commodore C64 made by TheRyk. You can singalong with the music: Africa, Boten Anna, Enola Gay, Hotel California, I Code with My Sunglasses at N., Just Died, Lessons in Love, Living Daylights, Maniac, Modern Love, Ozone-Numa Numa, Rule the World, See You, The Heat is On, The Way of the Exploding Fist, Two Minutes to Midnight, Un'estate italiana, Under the Bridge and Zu Spaet.
Vampire V4
The Apollo Team has announced the Vampire V4. The features are: Amiga 1000, 500, 2000, CDTV, 600 and 1200, Standalone system, 68080 CPU core, SAGA, 512MB DDR3, FastIDE, Digital Video 720p@60Hz, Dual Kickstart-Flashrom and MicroSD storage.
Retro Commodore
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: Independent Commodore Products User Group Newsletter, Precision Software - Special Offer to IPUG Members, 1541 Diskettestation Commercial, Commercial for 'EDDISON' and 'BB Write', The 'Kickstart' Guide to the Amiga, SOFT Today, MaxiMem v2.0, Advanced Machine Code Programming for the Commodore 64, VIC Computing, Motorola 68000/68008 Programming Reference Card, Sword of Honour, Zzapp64, Commodore DPS 1120, Bodylog - Das Fitnessprogramm mit dem Commodore 64/128, BTX Decoder Modul, Sargon II Chess for the VIC 20, Using the C64, AlphaWorks Universal Cartridge, Gubbdata 2017 Överlevelsesguide en Gubbdata 2017 votesheet.
AMIcast #24
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Jon Lennart Aasenden - Amibian.js.
Rescuing Orc - C64
Rescuing Orc is a new game for the Commodore C64. In the game you must enter the dangerous World of Magica and find your friend Orc. The game has 12 enemies, 5 areas, in-game music and sound effects. Joystick and keyboard, PAL and NTSC compatible.
The Games-Coffer
On the "Games Coffer" web page you can find games, demos, animations, slideshows, diskette magazines, history, FAQ, emulators, reviews and advert Scans. The new additions for this month are: Anim Pro V1.0, Disk Salv 2, Hard Utilities 2000, SAS Utilities, Zig Zag Zip, Bi-Fi Roll: Snack Zone, Bi-Fi II, Colgate, Master Mage, Amiga Broker, Vyrus, Weird In Edgeways and Zitrax.
Planet Golf - C64
Planet Golf is a new game for the Commodore C64. The game is made by Savona (code), Aldo Chiummo & Gaetano Chiummo (music), Ilkka Sjöstedt & Massimilano De Ruvo (graphics), Oliver Frey (inlay) and Jason Mackenzie (packaging). In the game you can play golf on 5 different planets in 1 or 2 player mode.
Tetravex - Plus/4
Tetravex is a new game for the Commodore Plus/4. The game is made by Charlemagne and is an implementation of the classic edge-matching puzzle game. The objective of the game is to place the tiles in order, so that their edges line up, in the shortest time possible.
Worm Wars v9.00 - Amiga
Worm Wars is an advanced Tron / Snake-style arcade game for up to 4 simultaneous players. There are 36 types of creature and 32 types of Power-Up objects. There is also a level editor for making your own levels. New in this version: Improvements for the graphics, a Polish translation and an isometric mode (Windows).
JaffyDOS v1.2 - C64
Jani made an improved Kernel for the Commodore C64 with a SD2IEC device. Features: Jiffydos protocol / DOS wedge, Customizable colour scheme and F-keys, Filebrowser, File copier, d64/d71/d81 images and a file start- and end address during load. Changes in this version: Improvements for save and file-copy with files up to 201 blocks.
Amigos
The web page Amigos added new articles last month: Super C, Kid Chaos, The Star Wars Trilogy, Seek and Destroy, Amigathon 2017, We have all the time in the world, The top 106 shortest/worst value Amiga games ever, When you wish upon an Amiga, Dystopian blancmange, Obscura Ninjata, Ghosts of gaming shops past, Advice to live by: Kill the babies!, Lionheart, Fury of the Furries and Configuring the Perfect Workbench 3.1.
FREEZE64 - 11
FREEZE64 is a fanzine for Commodore 64 gamers and hackers. In this edition: Andrew Braybrook, Gribbly's Day Out, Desert Island Disks, The Sky is Falling, Beart Bovver, Games in the making, Max Headroom, Exclusive poke 'n codes, The mouldy cupboard and a Free cheat card (8).
Commodore PET 2001 repair
Tynemouth Software has repaired a Commodore PET 2001.This time one of the 74LS157 multiplexers was the problem.
C64games.de
The web page c64games.de had an update. You can now find 6572 games on this web page. The new games are: Basic Battleships, Bubble (Markt und Technik), Chiller (First Release), Delta Run, Frutty Man 64 (Rksoft 2016), Hit and Run Baseball, Neptunes Caverns - Enhanced, Pentagram v1.30 (C64, C128, Plus4), Rockit, Rollin (Atlantis), Rollin (Scand Soft), Rolling Twins, Rollingo, Velcro, Wacky Waste, Warflame, Warflame RX, Winky Blinky, Zap n Load, Zap Zone, Zatacka, Zombie Garden, Zombie Massacre and Zwob.
TOSEC
TOSEC has been updated. TOSEC, or The Old School Emulation Center, is a group of people dedicated to the preservation of games and other programs for home computer and console systems. In this update: 53 new, 115 updated and 17 removed.
AmiKit X 10.2
A new version of AmiKit is now available as a download. The changes in this version are: The game MiniSlug was added and improvements for SSL, icons, Steam, Libre Office and VLC.
Galencia - C64
Galencia is a new game for the Commodore C64. The game is made by Jason Aldred (code, graphics), Saul Cross (graphics, sound effects) and Highway Guy (music). The game is inspired by the classic game Galaga and has 50 levels, asteroid fields, boss battles and 6 new SID tunes.
PET 2001 clone
Glen Kleinschmidt is working on a clone of a CBM PET-2001. The specifications are: 32 KiB RAM, BASIC#2, WDC65C02N (CPU), WDC65C21N (PIA) and a WDC65C22N (VIA).
AMIcast - Andreas Falkenhahn
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: A text interview with Andreas Falkenhahn.
Pentagram v1.30 - C64, C128 & Plus/4
A new version of the game Pentagram is now available for the Commodore C64, C128 and the Plus/4. Changes in this version: Improvements for speed, start screen and support for the SuperCPU.
Back to the Future Java
Back to the Future Java (b2fJ) is a Java Virtual Machine intended to run on the 8-bit home computers of the 80s. At the moment a beta version for the Commodore C64 is available.
Arduino Amiga diskette reader
Robert Smith wanted to read his old diskettes from his Amiga 500+. His Amiga did not work anymore so he decided to find another solution. He made a system with an PC disk drive and a Arduino to read his old Amiga diskettes.
YAPE v1.1.4
A new version of YAPE is available. YAPE is a Windows emulator for the Commodore Plus/4. The changes in this release are: Improvements for the TIA 6525 emulation (1551 disk drive) and improvements for the SID emulation.
FlashFloppy - Gotek
Keir Fraser developed new firmware for the Gotek hardware. This firmware is open source and an alternative for the HcX firmware. With a Gotek you can replace your floppy disk drive in your Amiga with an USB drive.
Jan Beta - NOS C64 PCB
Jan Beta made a video about a unused (NOS) printed circuit board for the Commodore C64.
Bomb Runner 2 - Plus/4
Bomb Runner 2 is a new game for the Commodore Plus/4 made by Roland (RKSoft). The game is based on Bomb Runner from Mark Quante. The game has 12 levels and is written in BASIC 3.5.
Lotek64 #55
A new edition of the German pdf magazine Lotek64 is now available. The articles in this edition: C64-MMO Habitat, Videospielgeschichten.de - André Eymann, Frogs, Teletext, C64-Directory-Compo, PC-Hard disk on the C64 bus, Commodore Meeting Wien 2017, The Colonel's Bequest, Autobahn Raser, Amiga 3400, Siemenx Nixdorf FD 210, Sidologie, Lobert, C232, Nintendo Wii Development Kit and Videogame-Heroes.
Zatacka - C64
Zatacka is a new game for the Commodore C64. The game is made by insane (code), 505 (music) and Titus (graphics). The game reached the second place in the WiLD Demo Competition at Nordlicht 2017.
Scene World Podcast #35
Scene World Podcast is a podcast about the Commodore scene. In this episode: Richard Loewenstein & Altraz - Reshoot R.
The 8-Bit Guy - US*8 calculator
The 8-Bit Guy made a video about repairing a Commodore US*8 calculator. The calculator has a problem with the power supply and the keys.
Legend of the Lost Catacombs - VIC20
Legend of the Lost Catacombs is a new game for the Commodore VIC20. The game is made by Ryan Liston (R'zo) and needs a 24 KiB memory expansion. In the game you must find your way through the dark catacombs with only the light of your fairy.
Versa64Cart
Bwack is testing his new Versa64Cart. The Versa64cart is a printed circuit board for a 27512 EPROM with many configuration options.
Retrohax - RGB2S/C
On the Retrohax web page you can see how to build an RGB to S-video / Composite converter for your Amiga, Atari ST or Amstrad computer. The converter is based on the AD724 chip. You can also buy the finished product from Retrohax.
A600/1200 USB keyboard
Tynemouth Software has made an adapter to connect an Amiga 600/1200 keyboard to USB. The set also includes a cable for the LEDs and an USB cable.
Commodore Minuteman 3
Jfieldcap wrote a blog about the restoration of an Commodore Minuteman 3 calculator. After cleaning and replacing the battery pack the calculator works perfectly again.