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5531688d7fa1e05f1514ebb061d83279_largeIt’s finally happened, the one thing all you Retrogamers have been longing for!
A Kickstarter project has started to bring your old Commodore 64 back to life with brand new original Commodore 64c casing! The target goal is $10,000 and it has already reached $6,502! Looks like this may become a reality! Currently you can choose from three different colours, Red, Blue and White, but we are hoping they might possibly listen to the fanbase and do transparent and original Commodore beige.
No one seemed to be interested in the history the high grade steel molds represented. I knew if I didn’t purchase these molds, they were headed to the scrapyard as the gross weight of the two molds (one set for the upper housing and one set for the bottom housing) was over 5000 pounds and the owner was closing up shop and selling the warehouse. My emotional attachment to what the Commodore 64C meant to me as a child would not allow me to let them go to the scrapyard, and they became mine.
So if you fancy a brand spanking new C64c case to replace your current ageing yellow one, head over to Kickstarter and make your pledge!

Website: https://www.kickstarter.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/com64kickstarter


Category: Link C64, News
screen1The goal of the game is to complete faces in the surrounding windows. Points are awarded based on how complete the face is assembled. The more complete the face is, the more points you score. Try and clear the whole board for an extra life and 500 points.

Download: quartet.lha
iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com
Website: http://www.amiboing.de


fs-game-center-screenshotA new development version has been released. Changes in FS-UAE 2.5.29dev:
  • Updated emulation core from WinUAE 3100b11.
Website: http://fs-uae.net


Category: Link Amiga, News
whdloadWHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. The following installers have been added until 02-03-2015.
  • 2015-03-02 updated: MERCS (U.S.Gold) patch redone, RawDIC imager, disk accesses removed, uses WHDLoad v17+ features, blitter waits skipped on 68000 machines, trainers added (Info)
  • 2015-03-02 updated: Microprose Soccer (Microprose) patch redone, supports another version, timing fixed, blitter waits only installed on 68010+ machines, uses WHDLoad v17+ features (Info)
  • 2015-03-01 updated: Turbo Outrun (U.S.Gold) patch redone, keyboard problems fixed, timing fixed, high-score load/save, trainers added (Info)
  • 2015-02-23 new: Sounddemo (Syndicate) done by StingRay (Info,Image)
  • 2015-02-22 improved: Kiros Quest (Vision) level 22+27 fixed (Info,Image)
  • 2015-02-20 improved: Awesome (Psygnosis) fixed sound problems on 68040 (Info)
  • 2015-02-20 new: Darkroom (Stellar) done by StingRay (Info,Image)
  • 2015-02-17 updated: Chromagic (Dual-Crew Shining) patch redone, works with 512k chip memory and 512k other memory, access faults fixed, 68000 quitkey support (Info,Image)
  • 2015-02-13 improved: Rick Dangerous (Core Design) blitwaits added for faster machines, highscore saving fixed (Info)
  • 2015-02-11 updated: Double Dragon 3 – The Rosetta Stone (Sales Curve) patch redone, uses real files, interrupts fixed, 68000 quitkey support, trainers added, WHDLoad v17+ features used (Info)
Website: http://www.whdload.de


Category: Link Amiga, News
binaryzYou may have noticed the Binary Zone Retrostore (which is the official Psytronik online shop) has been offline for a couple of weeks. The guys have been busy beavering away in the Zone building a brand new store which they are very pleased to announce is now online!

Website http://binaryzone.org/retrostore/


gremlinSheffield in 1983 was a city swamped in the gloom of recession with her trade and manufacturing industries withering in economic decline. Against this bleak outlook, the dawn of affordable home computers would lead two entrepreneurial retailers, Ian Stewart and Kevin Norburn to open a small shop on Carver Street.

Just Micro would become a mecca for a generation of teenage children who would provide the vine of creative talent that Stewart and Norburn would pick from to start their own software house called Gremlin Graphics.

“A Gremlin in the Works” charts Gremlin’s meteoric rise that would bring to life quintessential British gaming characters Monty Mole, Thing on a Spring, and Jack The Nipper in the 1980s; release ground-breaking series Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Premier Manager and Actua Soccer in the 1990s; and would spawn world-leading development talent that would shape an industry.

Through candid interviews, and first-hand anecdotes from legendary developers, famed business “suits” and a few long-suffering wives, the book delivers a fresh and in-depth perspective on a much-loved and unique British developer and is chock-full of never-before-seen archive material, screenshots and photographs – mostly recovered from Ian Stewart’s loft.

Estimated: Summer 2015.
Sign up to be notified when the book is available: http://agremlinintheworks.co.uk




While “Viva Amiga” has not been released yet, a Kickstarter has started for yet another Amiga movie. ‘From Bedroom to Billions‘ was a massive success which is a documentation about the British history of video games from 1979 till now. “The Amiga Years!” will be dedicated to the days of glory of this computer lasting 90 minutes. The movie is supposed to be released in January 2016. For this project, already £26,595 of the £50,000 pounds target has already been donated!

Support the Project here: https://www.kickstarter.com


betterwbBetterWB is a new workbench pack, much like AIAB, Amikit, AmigaSYS, ClassicWB, etc. but applying a totally different approach. It aims to be much like an enhancement, an updated extension to AmigaOS 3.1, without all those hardware requirement penalties typically associated with these kind of packs. It is indeed a better 3.1 than 3.1 itself!

Changes in version 4.0:
  • Rebooter has now a fast performing bootable ram option
  • LockDevice is a command which between other things, changes the read and write status of a drive
  • Icon.library has been updated to 46.4.408
  • Fat95 has been updated to 3.18
  • Dir now generates a wider and more clear display mode
  • ConBuffer gives scrollbars to any CLI (configured by default for Zshell)
  • A new commodity, PM, a cpu/process meter
  • Datatypes.library 45.4 corrects several bugs and is a little bit faster than its previous counterpart
  • DOSDrivers for Jaz and Zip drives are included. If you still have one of those magnetic dinosaurs ;)
  • Reduced the memory footprint just another extra bit
  • A few more minor fixes and tweaks
Website: http://lilliput.amiga-projects.net/BetterWB.htm


Category: Link Amiga, News
floppyOver at RetroAmi an external floppy drive developed by Sakura (producer of PCMCIA-SRAM-card for the Amiga 600/1200) can be ordered. The pictures of the drive show the non-painted prototype. The final, black Gehäuse case additionally will have included some minor changes.

The floppy drive is compatible to the external ports of all Amiga models but does not support “looping through”. That means if you use other external drives of different producers, you can only use it as last drive.

The preordered model is based on a modified PC-drive but is “fully compatible with 880kB DD Amiga floppy disks”. For financial reasons there will be not a HD-drive with modified 1,44-MB-PC mechanics, but the platine has been prepared for it. You can upgrade an Amiga-HD floppy drive for using HD-diskd (1,76 MB) on your own with a jumper.

As preorder, the floppy drive costs about 47 Euro (195 Złoty). Later the product will be more expensive. It will be delivered by the end of April.

Website: http://retroami.com.pl
Source: amiga-news.de


Category: Link Amiga, News
dragons-lair-iphone-logo-480x100First the ZX81 and now a C64 port to be released in the future?
InuYaksa shows us on YouTube some early work of Dragons Lair running on the Commodore 64. Sound is most possible although not implemented yet. Here are the current specs: Need 16MB REU extension: Vice, Chameleon or 1541U. Powered by NUVIE player by Crossbow/Deekay.

Watch on YouTube


Category: Link C64, News
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