If you have access to a 3D printer and are able to solder then you can now build your own lighthammer. Visit the website of Jan for more information.
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: An interview with Chris Young from the NetSurf browser for the Amiga.
TapEx is a tool for analysing, verifying and cleaning Commodore 64 tape images (TAP V0, TAP V1 and DC2N RAW files (16, 24 & 32 bit). Changes in this version: Support for Martech block-loader, Visiload, Cult, Bleepload, Audiogenic, Hitload, Firebird loader, ODEload, Burner, Microload, Alternative Software loaders, CHR loaders, Power Load, Anirog Tequila Sunrise loader and Flashload.
AEROS is a hybrid distribution of AROS and Linux (ARM and x86 systems). AEROS is a very fast desktop, and you can use AROS apps and AROS games. Changes in this version: Support for the Raspberry 1,2 and 3. Updates for uae4arm, exFAT and Bluetooth.
Commander 02 is a new SEUCK game for the Commodore C64 made by Roberto Ricioppo. An evil dictator has captured your comrades. You as Commander 02 must go into the war zone, and fight against the evil dictator.
On the web page Flashtro.com you can see many cracker intro’s with your browser. The original intros from the Amiga, Atari-ST, Dreamcast, PC, Playstation etc. are converted to Flash. The most recent flashtro’s are: Terminal Cracking News - Somewhere in Time, ROL - Secure golden keyboot, Flashtro - Great Giana Sisters SE, Scoopex - Great Giana Sisters SE, Bronx - Nebula, Paranoimia - Dyter 7, Flashtro - Sqrxz 4 Update 1.1, Megaforce - Manhatten Dealer, Paranoimia - North & South, Flashtro - Blocky Skies, Ackerlight - Crash Garrett, Ackerlight - Wild Copper, Flashtro - Sqrxz 4 and Parasol Stars.
Chicken Lips Radio is a Podcast for the Commodore user. In this episode: Amiga 2000HD, Commodore PET 4032, KansasFest Retr0Brite / Javier, WiFi - Commodore 128, CommVex v12 2016, MicroDrive 1541 Emulator- Jim Drew, Habitat, Generation Amiga Pro, Vampire 500, Debugging Tool, Commodore VIC-20: A Visual History Book Kickstarter - Giacomo Veroni, ARMiga , C64C Cases in retro colours, SX-64 JiffyDOS Kernal and Tynemouth Software: Commodore PET Diagnostics 6502 Replacement.
WHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. Improved: IK+, Lethal Zone, Myth, Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, Star Wars, TV Sports Football, Pastel Vanilla, TV Sports Football, Terminator 2 - Arcade Game, Bangkok Knights, Ferrari Formula One, Jurassic Park, Hole In One, PP Hammer and Football Manager 2.
Sauraen and Oikanys are working on the MIDIbox aSIDity project. This project will be the most powerful SID-based synthesizer in the world. The system will have 8 Commodore 64 SID sound chips (4 x 6581 and 4 x 8580) 160 modulators and many control options.
The Retro Video Gamer had an interview with Steve Hammond. Steve is one of the founding members at DMA Design. DMA designs created the game classic Lemmings.
Pentagram is a new game for the Commodore Plus/4. In the game you must help Sabreman to find the lost Pentagram, an artefact of magical power. The game is based on the Atari 800 source code from Mariusz. The game also has support for a SID card.
Pentagram - C64
Pentagram - C64
Super Robin is a new game for the Amiga that was created with the Reality Game Creator. The game has 31 levels and you must collect all the fruit and find the exit. The game also has enemies, teleporter doors and switches.
The SD-BOX is a cartridge with an SD card interface for the Commodore C64. The cartridge has many functions for the disk drive and the Datassette. Recent updates: Added a SID player and several small improvement were implemented.
Amibian is an Raspberry Pi3 image with the Uae4arm emulator. Amibian transforms your Raspberry Pi3 into an Amiga. Features: Easy install, Midnight Commander for file managing, USB and Ethernet support.
Freak is building an extra small Commodore C64. He will use original C64 part and add some extra features: Configurable voltages and extra filters for SID and VIC, S-Video output, ESD protection and multiple kernals and character sets.
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: Jim Sachs, who was involved with Defender of The Crown, Saucer Attack and the CDTV's user interface.
Stian Søreng has developed a system to add a fifth audio channel to the Amiga computer. He uses the composite video channel to produce an extra audio channel. You can read all about it on his blog.
On the Retrohax web page you can see how to refurbish a Commodore C64. Drygol is refurbishing six Commodore C64 at the same time. He cleans and repairs the plastics parts and the keyboard, and adds a SwinSID NANO and a SD2IEC device to the C64.
GadgetUK164 made a video about the new Penultimate Cartridge for the Commodore VIC20 from Tynemouth Software.
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. In this version a number of small errors were removed.
Simo Koivukoski made a video of an Amiga 2000 with the Vampire 500 v2 accelerator. The first test is with RiVA 0.50 and Picasso II (CyberGraphX screen mode 320x240 / gray). The second test is MP3 playing with Amplifier and Delfina Lite DSP.
The web page c64games.de had an update. You can now find 6429 games on this web page. The new games are: Bongo King, Excalibur, HES Games, Kabura, Little Knight Arthur, Madballs, Mystery Master - Felony!, Mystery Master - Murder by the Dozen, Mystic Mansion and World Games (Cosmi).
Paul Gardner-Stephen is working on a FPGA version of the Commodore C65. His goal is to make an 8-bit computer for the 21st century. Most recent updates: GEOS, Disk menu and the Decimal Flag.
Simone Bevilacqua (saimo) released an update of his game Quod Init Exit. In the game you are a little pig, and you need to eat all the food you can find. The game has excellent graphics and is fun to play. You can download the game from the Commodore Scene Database (CSDb) web page.
The web page Retro 7-bit is developing new hardware for the Amiga. The IDEA ZII - IDE controller (Zorro II) for the Amiga 2000, Wicher 2000 - turbo card for the Amiga 2000, Wicherek 14/28 - turbo card for the Amiga 500 and the Wicher 5k/1M - CHIP RAM for the Amiga 500.
The C64endings/Hackersoft team made a new magazine for the Commodore 64 gamers and coders. In this edition: Monty on the Run, Georg Rottensteiner, Walking Through Walls, Pokes & Cheats, Blitz 3000, TIGER Claw, Action Replay Cartridge, Hidden messages and The Hackerssoft Notepad.
The web page Amigos added new articles last month: The Amiga Remakes Database, Silkworm & SWIV, Bomb-Jack, Transplant, King's Quest, Tearaway Thomas, Will Williams, 4x4 Off-Road Racing, Super Stardust, The Three Stooges, CD-32, 1000cc Turbo, 1000 Miglia and Fury of the furry fandom.
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: Jet Set Willy (Software Projects), Impossamole (Gremlin Graphics), Head The Ball (Hewson), Gee Bee Air Rally (Activision), Final Assault (Epyx), E-motion (U.S. Gold), Dark Fusion (Gremlin Graphics), The Curse of the Mad Mummy (Softgold), Barbarian 2: The Dungeon of Drax (Palace Software), Agent X II: The Mad Prof's Back (Mastertronic), Way of the Exploding Fist (Melbourne House), Video Meanies (Mastertronic), Uridium (Hewson) and Taskforce (Players Premier).
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: Audial Talk #1, Freedom Crack #2, Freedom Crack #4, Freedom Crack #8, Freedom Crack #11, Danger Dogg, Drive Wars, Exit-13, Vier Op Een Rij, Waggle A Mania II, Hippy Hippy Shake, Memory Dust, Temple Of Dreams, Sine-ister, Cybernet, Generation Love, Only Your Love, Galactic Empires, Boom, The Last Saga, We Are Different, Bach N Destroy, Discovery, Das Punica Spiel, Norse Gods, Pipeline, Realm of Maiyessae, The Acorn Court, Aggression 1 and 2, Scanner Issue 14, Upstream Issues 6,8,9,10 and Vision Issue 1.
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: Joystick, SUPER Pascal, COBOL64 / COBOL128 Software System, Data Becker FORTH für Commodore 64, Scala Multimedia 200/300 full box, COMputer, Lancelot Manual, Commodore 1701 Monitor User's Guide (German), SOFT Today, InterWord 2.0 (Danish), VIC Computing Christmas 1981, Commodore 1081 Manual + Schematics, Twin Express User's Guide, SupraDrive Operator's Manual and Wordsync Addendum, ACE II Cover + Instructions, VIC Forth Handbok och referensmanual (Swedish), Benutzer Handbuch zu Digital Image (German), Ami-Back Tools manual addendum, MiG-29 Fulcrum (HitSquad), PagerSetter User's Guide + Extras, Network PC Instructions, SOFT Type-ins, Pool of Radiance Manuals, Amiga ROM Kernel reference manual: Exec, Introduction to the Amiga 2000, BASIC Programma's voor de Commodore 64 (Dutch), Maxtron Computer Cassette Unit and Railroad Tycoon.
A new episode of BoingsWorld (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Warp3D Nova, FPGA Graka MNT VA2000, X5000, Solid Gold Collector's Edition, Center Court 2, Video Center Court 2 AGA, Project: Lila, Amiga I miss you, AmigaGTI, Computermuseum München, Amiga Wiki and Kerkos.
You can now watch Crackers' Demo 5 for the Commodore Plus/4. CD5 is an old-school mega demo made by Ati, aNdy, Bubis, Chronos, Csabo, Degauss, gerliczer, Harry, Kichy, Lavina, Luca, Mad, MMS, Moldi, Murphy, Ninja, Nukem, PPCS, siz, Skoro, Spektro, 5tarbuck, TMR and Unreal.
The Vampire600 turbo card uses the Apollo FPGA-core to emulate the 68000 CPU and the SAGA graphics chip. The changes for Apollo are: Vector instructions, new Bondings, stronger FUSINGs, Little Endian GFX mode for PC emulation and improvements for MUL flags, WHDLoad Branch-Target-Cache, Div 64 Flag and more AMMX instructions.
Hot Style is a polish diskette magazine for the Commodore C64 user. In this edition: Decrunch 2016 and Stary Piernik 11. The SID's in this edition are: Bzykojazz, Cover 2, Janosik, Modula, Noisy Pillars and Smalltown Boy.
A new version of Dir Me Up is now available. This program can be used to explore and manipulate files, links and drawers of your Amiga. Changes in this version: Shell-, ARexx- or Python scripts. Configurable Toolbar buttons, progress bar and improvements for dialog screens and menu's, graphical view of partitions and much more.
The MixSID is a stereo SID board for the Commodore C64. Features: Stereo channel mixer, pragmatic stereo addressing scheme, flexible IO, audio input, output and digiboost circuits, dedicated stereo output, full paddle compatibility and versatile digital control.
István Hegedüs has developed a cycle exact FPGA core for the MOS 7360/8360 TED chip. The goal is to make a FPGA core that could be used as a drop in replacement for the MOS 8360 chip which is used in the Commodore C16, C116 and the Plus/4.
An update for the Hall of Light web page: Center Court 2, Doctor Who, Center Court Tennis, Turbo Trax, Electronic Pool, Artura, Fighter Mission, International Soccer, Plutos, Blitz Ware, Gernot Fritsche, Raise the Titanic, Titanic (PD), C. Millin, Pucman Worlds, Testament II, Oids, Phoenix Fighters, Petri Häkkinen and Hänninen-Pelz.
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 subfolders (CBM type), watch-point / break-point, speedometer, joystick, SID engine, non-CRT mode, raster-line counter and save PRG.
A new version of meteMP3 for AROS is now available. Recent changes: Drag & Drop, custom memory allocation / deallocation, command line play via cli/shell and improvements for the playlist.
Pixcen is a graphics tool for the PC. You can use it on a Windows computer to make graphics for the Commodore C64. The program is developed by Censor Design. Recent changes: Improvements for rendering, loading, flip, shift, 1x2, 2x1 and 2x2 fonts and the colour picker.
Ignition is a modern spread sheet for AmigaOS 4.x. This AmigaOS 4.x version is made by Achim Pankalla, which is based on the 68K version from Axel Dörfler. Changes in this version: Improvements for the German manual and the import of TurboCalc and CSV files. And a Dutch manual is now also available.
The game Shotgun is now available in a deluxe boxed version with a flip cover, 5.25" diskette, printed game manual and 3 extras. The game can be played with four players! In the game you can collect guns and shoot at each other, but each gun only has 3 bullets. It is a very fast game and perfect for a retro or demo party.
Chroma is an abstract puzzle game. In the game you must manipulate a variety of colourful shapes in order to give up their subtle secrets. The puzzles will get more difficult in higher levels.
The last couple of months there have been updates for Kick Assembler. The recent changes are: Improvement for the pre-processor, assembler Feedback, Scoping, Namespacing, Error Reporting and many more optimisations.
The Retro Hour is a professional Podcast ran by Dan Wood & Ravi Abbott. The Retro Hour aims to help the world understand the UK and European gaming industry. The podcast are 30/45 minutes and cover the latest gaming and retro technology news.
Tynemouth software has developed a new diagnostic system for the PET / CBM computer. The diagnose system is placed in the socket of the 6502 CPU and runs a number of tests.
Dan Wood made a review of the Vampire 2 accelerator for the Amiga A600. He demonstrates how to install the hardware and how fast the A600 is with this new accelerator.
Dienstagstreff organises a Commodore meeting from 9 until 11 September in Bochum - Germany. You can stay for three days and the food and drinks are included in the entrance fee. You can also participate in the Mixed-compo (demos, graphics or games).
A new edition of the German pdf magazine Lotek64 is now available. The articles in this edition: Lo*bert, Editorial, News, Retro-Publishing: poly.play, Mirco Geldermann/Magic Disk 64, Diskdrive - C65, PLLUG, Amiga-Prototyp Velvet, USB-Adapter Unicorn - Atari ST, TV-Gameshow, DK Bongos, Resume, Youtube-Channels, Star-Wars, Quod Init Exit, Nerd-Roadmovie, Coco-Notes, U-Bahn-Kunst, Commodore Meeting Wien 2016, Chipmusik, GameBoy-Music, SIDologie and Videogame Heroes #19: Q*bert.