Retro gaming party - retromania.pt
On the 13rd and 14th January there was a retro gaming party, organized by retromania.pt, at an university in Portugal. Several retro computers were there ready to use by the visitors, including the Commodore 64 and the Amiga.
KiloByte magazine 3
KiloByte magazine is a pdf magazine (English language) for 8-bit home computers and game consoles. In this edition: Floppy disks, Tapecart, CD games, MOS chips, Athanor, Moonspire and 8-bit Civilizations.
AmigaMAD #60
AmigaMAD is an English and Norwegian pdf magazine for the Amiga user. In this edition: MacOSX / MorphOS, AROS, AmigaOS 4.1 FE, Jay Miner, Jack Tramiel and the AmigaOneX5000.
1541 disk drive repair - Jan Beta
Jan Beta made a video about repairing a Commodore 1541 disk drive. In the video he explains how to find the fault and how to correct it.
AK Real v8.8
AK Real is a 16 colour version of AmiKit adjusted to work with real Amiga AGA computers. AKReal is maintained by Retrofan.
The Commodore Story - Changing the world 8-bits at a time
A new Kickstarter campaign has been started to produce a Blu-ray disk and printed book with The Commodore Story - Changing the world 8-bits at a time.
Potrace v1.14 - Amiga
Potrace is a utility for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. The input is a bitmap and the output is an PostScript file. Changes in this version are: Improvements for speed, mkbitmap and the test suite.
Retro Asylum Podcast 154
Retro Asylum Podcast is an English podcast for the retro computer fans. In this episode: Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play Bubble Bobble (Amiga).
WHDLoad
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. New: Metamorphosis, Black Energy, Atmospherical Melodies, Rock Box 1, Music Disk 2, Kakburk, Strange Music 1, 2 & 3, Here We Are and Rock Box 2. Update: Die Drachen von Laas, PP Hammer, Gobliiins, D/Generation and Super Stardust.
Trevor's Amiga Blog
Trevor Dickinson writes a blog about the Amiga. This time he writes about the AmigaOne A1222.
MorphOS
Dan Wood from kookytech.net made a video about MorphOS. MorphOS is an Amiga-like modern operating system and Dan tells about what you can do with it.
BoingsWorld #84
A new episode of BoingsWorld (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Markus Tillmann (Amiga32.de), Hyperion, A1222, AmigaOS 4.1 FE, HC508 - A500, KA37, Laser Amiga mouse, The Amiga Story, Acryl case ACA500 and the Amiga Game Award 2016.
AmigaWave - interview
The web page Generation Amiga had an interview with Enrique from Amiga Wave. Amiga Wave is developing two new adventure games for the classic Amiga: Furtum Sacrum and RetroWars.
DLH's Commodore Archive
DLH's Commodore Archive is a web page for Commodore documentation. You can find magazines, books and manuals. The latest additions are: Aprospand-64, geoTheo Thesaurus, Expandamem Owners Manual, Star LC10C Users Guide, Byte Flight 1 Catalog, Doodle Color Sketch Pad, Softwood Advertisement Final Writer 4, geoFont Catalog ShadowM, TV Sports Baseball, Wild West World, Whales Voyage, The Commodore 64 Disk Book, Commodore 64 Assembler Workshop, Curse of RA, E.S.S. Mega Manual, Logical Manual, Moving Gives Me a Stomach Ache, Mud Puddle, Musicolor, Raffles, Scary Poems for Rotten Kids, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Tale of Peter Rabbit, Team Yankee, The Paperback Princess, Thomas Snowsuit, Trivial Pursuit, Shiftrix & Lettrix, Tie-Break, Winzer Manual, etc.
Iz8dwf - PET 3032
Iz8dwf made a video of the repair of a Commodore PET 3032 computer from the year 1979. The faults were: ROMs, PIA 6520, MC3446 (IEEE488) and two DRAM chips.
Commodore.software
The web page Commodore.software has had an update with many new items: Compute's Machine Language Games for the Commodore 64, Commodore 64 Assembly Language Arcade Programming and VIC-20 Software Releases of 2016.
cSID
Hermit developed a cross-platform command line SID-player. The features are: 2SID & 3SID, Illegal opcodes are fully supported and 22x oversampling / 44.1kHz.
Hall of Light
An update for the Hall of Light web page: Zoom!, Wings Of Fury, Star Trash, Spherical, Smash T.V., Skull & Crossbones, Side Arms: Hyper Dyne, Invasion, SAS Combat Simulator, Road Blasters, P.P. Hammer And His Pneumatic Weapon, Pink Panther, North Sea Inferno, The, Mr. HELI, Mission Elevator, Mickey Mouse: The Computer Game, Line Of Fire, Ninja Remix, Last Ninja 2: Back With A Vengeance, Last Duel: Inter Planet War 2012, Human Killing Machine, Kikstart II, Flying Shark, Flimbo's Quest, Final Blow, F-16 Combat Pilot, Exterminator, etc.
Blackbird v1.0 - C64
Blackbird is a modern and powerful music editor for the Commodore 64. The exported music contains a highly efficient play routine and has a small memory footprint, 9-12 pages of memory. A comprehensive manual is included.
MorphOS Storage
An update for the MorphOS Storage web page: Chrysalis.iso, DuneLegacy_0.96.3.lha, CookieMaster_1.5.2_demo.lha, AOS3.x_Skin.lha, DuneLegacy_data.zip, Hollywood_Player_6.1.lha, RockDodger_0.6.lha, AmiSSL_4.0_68k.lha, SmillaEnlarger_1.1.lha, HomeWorld_RC1.lha, Stratagus_2.2.4.lha, vlink_0.15d_source.tgz, Gigalomania_0.29.0.lha, Fodquake_0.3.lha, WarZone2100_2.0.8_rc1.lha, Calimero_3.9.lha, MCE_10.01.lha, creatiVision_15.06.14.lha, BermudaSyndrome_1.0.3.lha and Napalm.zip.
SEUCK competition 2016
You can vote for your favorite game in the SEUCK competition 2016. The games are: Matador '16 - Igor Errazkin, 1917 - MiniMoog/Slavia, F-Clash 64 - Canseco, Bergbert 3 - The Blue Knight - Christian Siege / Phrentic Software, Border Blast 3 - Author: Alf Yngve, Antarta the Penguin - Igor Errazkin, Night of the Valkyrie - Eleanor Burns, Split Second - Alf Yngve and The Hunter - Egor Errazkin.
Fort Django v1.1 - C64
A new version of the game Fort Django for the Commodore C64 is now available. In the game you must shoot the bad guys, collect the bags and find the exit. If you play faster you will get more bonus.
PET keyboard - USB
AkBKukU developed an interface that makes it possible to connect a Commodore PET keyboard via USB to a modern PC. AkBKukU uses a Teensy++ for the interface. The source code is available on Github.
C64 - RAM repair
Victor Lancing made a video about repairing a Commodore C64. The fault was a bad RAM chip. You can watch how he finds the bad chip, removes it, and puts in a new chip.
Scene World Podcast #30
Scene World Podcast is a podcast about the Commodore scene. In this episode: The MEGA65 team: Paul Gardner-Stephen, Andre Kudra and Detlef Hastik.
Kick Assembler v4.8
The last couple of months there have been updates for Kick Assembler. The recent changes are: Speed improvements, ByteDump, Labelscoping (if directive) and other small improvements.
HC508 Amiga 500 accelerator card
Mc68k has completed the first few 50 MHz HC508 Amiga 500 accelerator cards. The specifications are: 68HC000 CPU (50 MHz), 40 pin IDE connector (5 MB/s) for HDD, CD ROM etc., integrated CF card connector (3.2 MB/s), 8 MB Fast RAM and 512k FlashROM for Kickstart.
Amiga laser tank mouse
Jesús de la Torre has developed an laser conversion kit for the Amiga tank mouse. The specifications are: Resolution up to 8500 DPI, independent resolution for X and Y axes, self-tuning and automatic sleep / wake-up funtion.

Translation to English.
Retrohax: 1541
On the Retrohax web page you can see how to refurbish your Commodore 1541 disk drive. Retrohax cleans the drive mechanism, he de-yellows the outside and repairs the diskette lever.
ADFer v2.2
Rob Cranley release an update of ADFer. ADFer is based on ADF-Blitzer and makes it possible to transfer ADF images to and from the Amiga. Changes in this version: Support for RAD, verify, progress bar, cancel button, multi-disk writing and low memory mode (0.5 MB).
Iz8dwf - C64 - CIA #1 repair
Iz8dwf made a video of the repair a C64 with a defective CIA chip. The CIA (Complex Interface Adapter) is used in the C64 for the keyboard and the joystick.
Amiga game 2016
The results of the best Amiga game of the year 2016 are:
AmigaOS 68k: Tanks Furry
AmigaOS 4 1: Amiga Racer
MorphOS: Amiga Racer
AROS: AstroMenace
The complete results are available on the Obligement web page.
Brotbox64
Brotbox64 is a podcast (German language) about the Commodore C64 made by Philipp Lehmann. In this episode: Brotbox News, New in the collection, Sichtungen in der Bucht, Strategy games, Brotboxgame, Turbo Chameleon 64, DeSegi, SID: Fanta - Deep and Jim Morrison.
AmigaRemix
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Parasol Stars Medley, Rings of Medusa - Distorsion mix, Sleeping Gods Lie (Intro Remix), Thunderboy Medley, X-Out - Drowning In Your Love Remix, Boil Up! Power! (Midnight Resistance Stage 1) and Robocop 3.
Antarta the Penguin - C64
Antarta the Penguin is a new SEUCK game for the Commodore C64 made by Igor Errazkin. In the game you are Antarta the penguin and must run in the annual Penguin Marathon on the island Antarctica.
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.
Superfluid v0.2 - C64 / Retro Replay cartridge
Superfluid is a basic extension, freezer and machine language monitor for the C64 or C128 with a Retro Replay (or compatible) cartridge. Basic extension: Function keys, ON, OFF, KILL, OLD, MON and $. Freezer: RAM, I/O registers and colour RAM.
DiagROM - Amiga CD32
DiagROM is a diagnostic tool for the Amiga computers. When you power-on your Amiga the diagnostic software will star. The diagnose software will try to send information to the serial port and the screen.
JSIDPlay2 - v3.8
JSIDPlay is a Commodore C64, cycle-exact, emulator optimized for SID sound reproduction. It is also a SID player for music collections like HVSC and CGSC.
Games That Weren't 64
The GTW64 web page has had an update. New: Escape from London, Moonstone, American GI, Fire Breath, Kung Fury: Street Rage, Renegade V1 and Uropa. Update: B.A.D, Fight Run, Lethal Xcess, Planets Of Death, Tour De Force and Twister.
The 8-Bit Guy - Commodore C128 restoration
The 8-Bit Guy made a video about a Commodore 128 he bought on craigslist in terrible shape. He completely restored the C128 into like-new condition.
FRGCB
FRGCB (Finnish Retro Game Comparison Blog) is a web page that writes about retro games. But the difference is that this blog compares the games between the different computers like the C64, Amiga, MSX, NES, CPC, DOS, etc. The most recent comparisons are: Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal (The Edge, 1987), FRGR #07: Kultakuume (Triosoft, 1986), Blades of Steel (Konami, 1987), Netherworld (Hewson Consultants, 1988), TWOFER #15: Finnish Special! and TLL (Vortex Software, 1984).
BASIC 10Liners 2017
BASIC 10Liners 2017 is a competition for making a game in BASIC with only 10 lines of code. The rules are: The computer system must be 8-bit, the BASIC is line orientated and there is no machine code allowed. There are three categories: 80, 120 or 256 characters per line.
FM Radio app - GEOS
Timo Voutilainen has made a FM Radio app for GEOS. This app supports a RDA5807 module connected to the user port of the Commodore C64.

FM Radio module.
Amigos
The web page Amigos added new articles last month: Heimdall, David Pleasance, Alfred Chicken, Karate Kid II, Mr Blobby, ThunderCats, Amigos Magazine Issue 02, Ninja Mission, Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, Vroom, Beyond the Ice Palace, Litil Divil, Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun, International Karate Plus, Allo, Allo !, Parasol Stars, Amiga 600 and the Gotek.
C64 Endings
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: WEC Le Man (Imagine) and Vigilante (U.S. Gold).
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: Cold Caves, Junior Chaos Caves, Malediction, Sinking Island II, SmartCardz, Introgash, Invataxi, Psycheual, Puzzle Pits 2, Zzzep, Audio Illusions, Calibra, Delited 3, Happy Days, Jalonola, Peak Flow, Perfect Setup, Style Blend, Technofunctionom, The Cuttin Edge, X, Doodle Paint V2.1, Edit Keys, Helping Hands, Icetracker, Public Domain Copiers, Unicorn Copy, Gunny Go, Hop and Hurl, Rock Slide, SYS, TechnoVenture, Victor Loomes (DE), 1497 - Five Years After, Age Of Rock, E-Type, E-Type II and Shivered Sheep.
Retro Commodore
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: The Working Commodore 64, Proposed solutions to BASIC garbage collection, Monteringsvejledning for BASIC 4,0 (CBM3032), Commodore PET 2001 Operating System Version 4.0 assembly listing, ALFADATA RA5 RAM Card User's Manual, ANCONA High Resolution Monitor BW 861/10G and BW 861/10W, Commodore 64 Exposed, Amiga Computing Issue 49 extra - SuperBase Personal, Abacus AmigaDOS Quick Reference, Amiga Game Maker's Manual with AMOS Basic and PET BASIC 4.0 ROM assembly listing.
AMIcast #20
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: Trevor Dickinson (A-EON Technology), AmigaOne, AmigaOS, AmigaOne X5000, Tabor, Odyssey, Timberwolf, LibreOffice, Hollywood book, AMIStore and the Alice (laptop) project.
Meteor Wave - VIC20
Tokra released a new game for the Commodore VIC20. In the game a meteor wave is threatening the earth. You can play the game with the light pen on a unexpanded Commodore VIC20.