Overlay64 v1.0
Henning Bekel released a new hardware device for the Commodore C64. Overlay64 is a video overlay module that superimposes predefined text on an analogue video signal depending on the state of up to 24 digital input lines.
Retrohax: A600 keyboard repair
On the Retrohax web page you can see how to repair your A600 keyboard. The flexible connection to the motherboard can be damaged. Retrohax shows how to repair this connection.
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: Liverpool Software Gazette, 4023 Printer Users Manual, Castles 2 Siege, Conquest, Dragonstone, Flink, Guardian, Lamborghini American Challenge, Legends, Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, Beyond The Black Hole, Pitstop, Sentinel Worlds I Future Magic, Leader Board Executive Tournament, World Class Leaderboard Famous Courses 2, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Cymbal, Metroblitz, Neoclyps, Ski Devil, Stryx Comic, Deluxe Music Construction Set, Jim Butterfields - Machine Language, Abacus Machine Language, Supermon, Machine Language for the Absolute Beginner, Das Grosse PLUS/4, Buscard Rev A, Track & Field, Match Maker, Comal Today and The Amazing Adventures of Captain Comal.
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, C64 vs. NES, Merlin and Chrille (Giana Sisters Construction Set), Patrick from Retrokompott, Tetrisclone and SID of the month (LMan - Rastaline Dub).
Boingsworld #83
A new episode of BoingsWorld (German language) is now available. You can listen to the following articles: Frank Wendt with the X5000.
Adam Podstawczyński developed a Commodore 64 keyboard emulator. This emulator makes it possible to type a text on a modern PC and send the key strokes via a serial connection to the Commodore C64.
The web page Commodore.software has had an update with many new items: The_Amigan, Amiga Mail Market, Enchanted_Realms, Quest Busters and Future Clues.
C64 Debugger v0.56
C64 Debugger is a code and memory debugger that works in real time. The program works together with the VICE v2.4 emulator. Changes in this version: Improvements for loading PRG, sprites, settings and audio. The following commands are added: pass, S PRG , L PRG and D.
Hall of Light
An update for the Hall of Light web page: Kill Em All, Muzzasoft, Alastair Murray, Duck Dodgers, The Turtleminator, Mirosław Kontra Sławomir Czyli Walka O Tron, Paweł Selinger, Jenny Goofrey, Dave Teasdale, Monolith Designs, Dirty Moves, Thunderhawk AH-73M, Dawn Patrol, Mafdet And The Book Of The Dead, Bartek Selinger, Domain Software, James Conwell, Phelios Development, David Diaz Gonzalez, Cyberdroid, Juan Antonio Anillo, Jose Maria Ruiz, Antonio Ruiz Fernandez, Caesar, Crystals Of Arborea, The Chaos Engine, Cannon Fodder, Antheads: It Came From The Desert II Data Disk, Soccer Kid, Dynamo / Captain Dynamo, Helter Skelter, Aardvarks, Volker Schmidt, Maik Schmidt, etc.
Plus/4 covers, photos and TAP files
On the Plus/4 World web page you can find many new covers, photos and TAP files: A Helyhatározó, A Kérdõ Névmás És A Mutató Névmás, A Határozói Igenév, Tulajdonnevek, Pattinka, Szemirámisz, Breki, Tányértorony, Kis Professzor, Music-16, Térbeli Amõba, Bolyongás A Labirintusban, Játék POKE-ok C-16-ra, Magician's Curse 5 and Cave Fighter.
C64/VIC-20 power supply repair/upgrade
Iz8dwf made a video of the repair a C64/VIC-20 power supply. He installed a switching regulator inside the original power supply.
MorphOS Storage
An update for the MorphOS Storage web page: Games pack, Emulation pack, MagicBeacon, Gigalomania, Trashcan, ViewModule, ECX Script, The Legend_of Edgar, Crates, ZAZ, BootAnimPlayer, Virtual Lazarus, AlienBlaster, ScreenRecorder, Unzip, AnimWebConverter, fpc, FruitY, Report+ and OpenXcom.
Chicken Lips Radio #010
Chicken Lips Radio is a Podcast for the Commodore user. In this episode: TNMOC, Bil Herd's HerdWare CPLD, ARMIGA, CP/M Infocom C128, C64 Banner, Amiga 1200 Keycaps, Slack Client C64, CommVEX 2017, Mega65, Eaten By A Grue, Commodore 65 - eBay, DreamPi, Amiga 500 Flash ROM, Plus/4, C116, C16 - PLA Chip and Quick Boot GEOS.
The Retrogaming Times #6
The Retrogaming Times is a retro computer magazine (English language) for all retro computer fans. In this edition: Prepare to Qualify, Upcoming Events, More C64! - Sylvester Stallone (Rambo: First Blood Part II, Cobra, Rambo III), Retrogaming Feels - Final Fantasy, Coin-OP Game Room Coming to San Francisco, The Controller Chronicles - Intellivision Controller, A Pirate's Life For Me - Fifth Journey, NES Classic Edition - Worth Waiting For?, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Atari 5200, A Timely Gift of Endless Adventure and See You Next Game.
Viva Amiga
The documentary Viva Amiga is now world-wide available. Subtitles for Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish are available.
FREEZE64 - 06
FREEZE64 is a fanzine for Commodore 64 gamers and hackers. In this edition: Mastertronics, Paul Koller, Hackers Tutorial, Free Cheat Card (3), Games in the making, Hackersioft pads, Game Ending Focus: The Human Race, New Pokes 'n'Codes, Next Level: Chiller and Secret Squirrel's Enigma Code.
Amiga Future #124
A new edition of the English and German Amiga magazine Amiga Future has been released. In this edition: Editorial, News, Spielfeld, RedPill, Resume, Sensible World Of Soccer 2016-17, APool, Enemy 2 Missing in Action, WarpSNES, OS4 Depot Qt, MorphOS Software, Emerald Mine, Matze's 030er Turbokarte, Trevors Soapbox, Classic Reflection: Commodore UK (1), Demoscene, Frying Pan, Amiga WHDLoad Machine (1), Blitz Basic (3), AmiWest and EntwicklerX.
GadgetUK164: Neo Geo to Atari, C64 & Amiga Joystick
GadgetUK164 made a video about how to use a Neo Geo joystick with a Commodore 8-bit or an Amiga. In this video you can see how to connect a 9 pin connector to a Neo Geo joystick.
Commodore 64 SDrive 1564 review
Steve Morrow made a review of the SDrive 1564. The device looks like an 1541 disk drive but uses a SD card for data storage. The device has a LCD display with information about the files and drive.
BlitterWolf - Jamie Krueger & Niko Tomatsidis
The web page BlitterWolf has had an interview with Jamie Krueger and Niko Tomatsidis. Jamie is the owner of BITbyBIT Software Group LLC and develops software for the Amiga. Niko is the man behind the AROS distribution called AspireOS.
Luna 3 - C64
Luna 3 is a new game for the Commodore C64 made by Rulas International (code), Baron Ashler (music), Bieno64 (graphics), Errazking (paper art) and Laddh (help).
SD2IEC Kernal v1.0
Clause made a modified kernal for the Commodore 64. This kernal supports the SD2IEC devices that based on the design of Ingo Korb. The kernal provides a file browser and a fast loader (10x).
Hoxs64 v1.0.9.0
David Horrocks released a new version of his Hoxs64 emulator. The latest changes are: Support for the Benjamin Rosseaux P64 1541 file format. Improvements for the CIA Time Of Day clocks and accesses to address $DD0D.
NinjaTracker v2.04
Cadaver and Spider Jerusalem made a new version of the NinjaTracker. Changes in this version: Added pause for long directories, F-keys in goattracker/sidwizard style and a new colour scheme.
CCGMS 2017 Final
A new version of CCGMS is now available. Features in this version: User Port / UP9600 / Swiftlink / Turbo232 / Comet64 (300-38400 Baud). Support for 17xx REU, Phone Book, Ansi colours, Themes, Drive #8-15 and sd2iec/uIEC.
SDBrowse - C64
SDBrowse is a new program for the Commodore C64. With SDBrowse you can browse drives, copy files, edit filenames, etc. The program uses a special font (6 x 8) and the side borders to display the information.
The web page Amigos added new articles last month: Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun, The Sword and the Rose, Trap 'Em, Litil Divil, Christmas Lemmings, Fire & Ice Christmas, Elve's Dreamland, Rock Star Ate My Hamster, Amiga 600 Capacitor Replacement, Cannon Soccer, Santas Xmas Caper, Amigos Christmas Spectacular, Gary Bracey, Santa & Rudolph Do Christmas, Stunt Car Racer, Pop Quiz, Neighbours, Psycho Santa, All Terrain Racing - Christmas Edition, Hostages, Robocod and Paddles.
C64 Endings
The web page c64endings.co.uk has added new endings of Commodore C64 games. The most recent additions are: T-Bird (Virgin Mastertronic), Satan (Dinamic), Rastan (Imagine), The Bear Essentials (Pond Software), Pharaoh (CP Verlag), Oops! (The Big Apple), The New Zealand Story (Ocean), Mask of the Sun (Brøderbund), The Last V8 (Mastertronic), Killerwatt (Alligata), Jet Set Willy 2 (Software Projects), Impossible Mission (Epyx) and Heartland (Odin Computer Graphics).
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: Double Shuffle, Galactic Predator, Puzlex, Tautrix, Audio/Animation Studio, Brotherhood Utils #1, mCAD, Multiplot XLNe V1.1, Opti-Comms 1, Opti-Comms 2, Pointers Pack, Breaker!!!, Hack Lite II, Speed-Ball, Total War, Towers Of Hanoi, Rusty Junk Box, Alpha and Omega 2, Beyond Cyberspace, Beyond Imagination, Divgjester, Dreams N Fantasies, Elhit, Exchange.porph, No Name, Noy Hozo, Over The Moon, Promenade, Radical Fun Scout, Sumner Time, Hard Feelings, Hysteria, Street Gang, Undersea, Performance, Hideaway Blues, Defloration, Like A Sweet Dream, Metal Synth, Jammin Cindy, Black Knight, Blasted, Julgubbe, Spatial Hyperdrive and Starbuster.
Retro Commodore
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: Commodore 2058 Installation Guide, Commodore plus/4 guide d'utilisation, SpeedDOS manual, VLab RealTime Video Digitizer for the Amiga User's Guide, BMP Bladet, Lords of the Realm, Amax II User's Guide, Bards Tale II Clue book, Dr. T's Music Software - Midi recording studio, Sensible Soccer Manual and RocTec RocHard RH800C User's Manual.
Mastermind - C64
Mastermind is a new puzzle game for the Commodore C64 made by Ron (code & charset), Fredrik (music) and Shine (graphics). The game can be played with the joystick.
You can listen to new remixes on the AmigaRemix web page. The following Amiga music is added to the web page: Chambers Of Shaolin - Test Of Balance, Kohinoor (future version), Kohinoor (guitar version), Pinball Dreams Intro Remix, Twintris - Audiokraft Sbiriguda Remix, Defloration Antanix, Twintris - We are the Devils of Antani, Twintris - Those AntaNine, Second Samurai -EMX Remix, Another World [Rework], Turrican 2 (Freedom), Lords of the Rising Sun - Antanux, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, Speedball 2 - Brutal Antanux and Gods - Into the antanifull.
The HVTC or High Voltage TED Collection is an collection of music for the Commodore C16, 116 and the Plus/4. The files that are available, are the original programs that produce the music with the TED music chip. At the moment there are 502 files available in the database.
Kick Assembler v4.6
The last couple of months there have been updates for Kick Assembler. The recent changes are: Improvements for the null-pointer exception, symbols, variables, directives, error messages and the bytedump option.
No More Secrets v0.91
No More Secrets is a documents that describes the so called 'illegal' op-codes for the NMOS 6510 microprocessor. The document is maintained by Groepaz and gives you information on op-codes such as: RLA, LAX, ANC, ARR, TAS and many more.
Commodore 64 Machine Language Game Project
Steve Morrow is making a series of YouTube video about programming machine language on the Commodore C64. In this series he explains how to program games.
Dutch Commodore User Group
The Dutch Commodore User Group had a meeting December 18th. This Commodore user group is a very active group with six meetings every year with around a hundred or more visitors at each meeting. You can look at the photos and see how the meeting was.
Vincent John printed a case for the CHIP minicomputer. The case is in the shape of the Commodore C64.
Hot Style #5
Hot Style is a polish diskette magazine for the Commodore C64 user. In this edition: 2016 C64 4kb Game Coding Competition, RetroKomp 2016, Silesia Party 8 invitation and X'2016.
Amiga 500 Online
A new article on the AmigaLove web page explains how to get an Amiga 500 online. With the help of a modern PC connected to the internet the Amiga 500 can connect to a BBS.
YAPE v1.1.0
A new version of YAPE is available. YAPE is a Windows emulator for the Commodore Plus/4. The changes in this release are: OpenGL video mode, improvements for the monitor, sound sampling, tape signal and the ACIA 6551.
Adam Gilmore - Interview
The C64.com web page had an interview with Adam Gilmore. Adam writes music for computer games. A few examples are: The Day of the Jackal, Mutiny, Retire to Zork After Burner, Ninja Commando, Sabotage, International Tennis, Elvira: The Arcade Game and Ball-Blasta.
AmigaAMP v3.20
Thomas Wenzel released an update of his music player for the Amiga. AmigaAMP is a GUI based MPEG audio player, but it can also play AIFF, WAV and FLAC files. Changes in this version: Support for AAC streaming and improvements for AHI and mpega.
2016 Reset C64 Craptastic Game Competition
The results of the 2016 Reset C64 Craptastic Game Competition are:
1. Goblin - Vanja Utne (30)
2. Dog - Vanja Utne (29.86)
3. Lumberjack - MajikeyriC (28)
4. Bonkey Kong - Graham Axten (27.57)
5. Super Ski - Andreas Gustafsso (27.29)
Happy 2017
I wish all Commodore users a very happy 2017. I hope that we all can enjoy our Commodore hobby in 2017, play games, develop software or hardware, watch demos, visit meetings or just chat about Commodore.

HVSC #66
There is an update available of the High Voltage SID Collection. There are almost 48,000 SIDs in the collection. In this update 430 new SIDs, 50 fixed/better rips, 201 SID credit fixes, 26 SID model/clock info's, 12 tunes identified and 32 tunes moved. You can download the update from the HVSC web page.
VICE 3.0
A new version of VICE (Versatile Commodore Emulator) is now available: Android, Windows RT and Sortix version. SCPU64 and KoalaPad emulation. New or improved: DAC based audio devices, tape, light pen, Commodore 1520, 1540, keyrah, RS232 net, IDE64 v4.2, RGCD, Final Cartridge III+, rrnet mk3, easy calc result, GMod2, MMC64, MMCReplay, RetroReplay, RRNET, MP3@64, joy-port, user-port, Swiss ROM, CP/M (Z80), UltiMem, BehrBonz, VFLI, PET HRE, Kipper Basic, Basic on Bails, The Tool 64, Eve Basic, RSID BASIC, CG-SIDplayer and psid.
Chameleon 64 - 9f
An new core is available for the Chameleon. Changes in this core: Remote reset, improvements for the Pagefox Cartridge, KCS Power Cartridge (BLOAD), disk-drive (write protection & variable track length), VIA timer 1, REU, menu system, bootloader, freezer, file browser and tools.
AMIcast #19
AMIcast is an English podcast about the world of Amiga. In this episode: Hans de Ruiter (Warp3D - Radeon HD Driver).
Lotek64 #54
A new edition of the German pdf magazine Lotek64 is now available. The articles in this edition: Bukowski-Diskette, Raging Beast, C128D/81 Prototype, Pitfall!, Pix-Mas, Game City 2016, Conan , Amiga CDTV-CR, Super Cat Bros, Homebrew-Games, Ich habe das Internet gelöscht , Chipmusik, Newsticker and Roger Wilco.