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: Metro-Cross (Namco, 1985) and The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (Ocean/Acclaim, 1991).
2021-12-03 - 12:12:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 9704 - Category: Commodore, Blog
A new video from the YouTube channel Retrobits is now available. In this video the build of a new Commodore 1581 disk drive in the year 2021.
2021-12-03 - 12:06:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 9698 - Category: Commodore, YouTube
The SiDi board is designed to implement classic computers using modern hardware, such as the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore C64, 16, VIC20 & PET, ZX Spectrum, MSX, BBC, Oric Atmos, Apple Macintosh, Atari800, TI99/4A, SNES, GameBoy, Atari 2600, Vectrex, etc. The SiDi board is derived from the MIST FPGA.
2021-12-03 - 12:02:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 9694 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
Kernal64 is a C64 & C128 emulator developed by Alessandro Abbruzzetti and is written in the Scala programming language. Changes in this version: Improvements for the CPU with the branch instructions and SLO. More compatibility for BeamRacer.
2021-12-03 - 12:00:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 9692 - Category: Commodore, Emulator
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high-quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: PC10-1/PC10-2 Service Manual Preliminary, MPS 801 Printer Service Manual Preliminary, Amiga A590 harddisk/RAM udvidelse, PC60-III System Schematics, GENLOCK Service Manual, PC40-III Service Manual, System Schematics A2000, A2052, A2088, A2090 and Commodore 1541 Floppy Drive Diagnostician.
2021-11-26 - 12:17:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 9689 - Category: Commodore, Book
On the web page Flashtro.com you can see many cracker intros within your browser. The original intros from the Amiga, Atari-ST, Dreamcast, PC, Playstation etc. are converted to Flash. The most recent flashtro's are: Zero Boys - Toyota Celica GT Rally, HotStuffers - Wendetta 2175, Crux - Wendetta 2175, Melon - Welcome, Melon - Cortez, ACU - Import, Redrum - Dreamball Pins, ACU - It Came From The Desert II, Silents - Multiplayer Soccer Manager, Skid Row - Cracktro, Subsoftware - Caligari II, Zenith - SAS Combat Simulator, bastards - Amiga Tanx and Iceman - Leeds.
2021-11-26 - 12:10:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 9682 - Category: Commodore, Demo
Denise is a cycle accurate and platform independent C64 / Amiga emulator. This emulator is developed by piciji. The recent changes are: Improvements for full-screen, fastloader systems: SpeedDOS, DolphinDOS, ProfDOS, PrologicDos Original / Classic, Turbo Trans and ProSpeed. Added drive sounds and a hungarian translation.
2021-11-26 - 12:09:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 9681 - Category: Commodore, Emulator
Tentelian Retro is a new YouTube channel for retro computer users (German language). In this episode: Joysticks.
2021-11-26 - 12:04:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 9676 - Category: Commodore, YouTube
Return magazine is a German printed magazine for classic computers and consoles. In this edition: Loom, Sega Game Gear, Intrepid Izzy, Battle Kingdom, Parasite Eve, Metroid Prime, 80s Actionfilm Games, Breath of Fire, Policenauts, Heidelberg 1693, Amstrad CPC, Alien Syndrome, AmigaOS 3.2, Retron SQ and Gorf.
2021-11-26 - 12:00:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 9672 - Category: Commodore, Magazine
You can now watch a new YouTube video from the Vintage Computer Federation channel. In this episode Stefany Allaire talks about the development of the C256 Foenix.
2021-11-19 - 12:12:00 - Week: 46 - Item number: 9664 - Category: Commodore, YouTube
You can now watch a new Odysee video from Basic Bytes. In this episode: Using NIB files in emulators.
2021-11-19 - 12:11:00 - Week: 46 - Item number: 9663 - Category: Commodore, Video
You can now watch videos from CLASS 2021 - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show: Rifkin - Amiga graphics manipulation, Brewster - Amiga VBS, The Allers - C= CompuLearn, Brewster - PiStorm, DiNunzio - PET 2001, Rifkin - CBM & Scala, Roach, Van Pelt - C64 CAD-M, Gourgourinis - Amiga graphics, Sokianos, Retronic Design, David Pleasance and many others.
2021-11-19 - 12:09:00 - Week: 46 - Item number: 9661 - Category: Commodore, Event
Robin Harbron made a new YouTube video. This time he is talking about the Commodore DAC-612 calculator from the year 1969.
2021-11-19 - 12:08:00 - Week: 46 - Item number: 9660 - Category: Commodore, YouTube
Propaganda is an English diskette magazine for the Commodore scene. In this edition the following articles: Editorial, News & Gossip, Mr. Z, Pirasoft, The Punisher, There and back again, Trap's Refelction, Function 2021 Party and Jukebox.
2021-11-19 - 12:06:00 - Week: 46 - Item number: 9658 - Category: Commodore, Magazine
Christian Corti made a web based version of the vAmiga & VirtualC64 emulators. These emulators, developed by Dirk Hoffman, can now be used with a recent version of Chrome, Edge or Firefox. You can use the original ROMs or the Open ROMs / AROS.
2021-11-12 - 12:19:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 9651 - Category: Commodore, Emulator
Tentelian Retro is a new YouTube channel for retro computer users (German language). In this episode: Power supplies testing.
2021-11-12 - 12:18:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 9650 - Category: Commodore, YouTube
DLH's Commodore Archive is a web page for Commodore documentation. You can find magazines, books and manuals. The latest additions are: Tapper Instruction Manual, Sol-20 AD Small Computer Systems, Supertax 128, Star Seeker Instructions, Abracalc Manual, Mini Jini Record Keeper Manual, VIC-Data Manager User's Guide, Personal Publisher Users Manual, Publishers Choice Advertisement Expert Software, Avalon-Hill Games and Parts Price List 1988, Under Fire Rulebook, MapMaker Rulebook, COMvoice, The Pet Personal Computer for Beginners Book 2, Maxi-Golf Manual and Bouncing Kamungas Manual.
2021-11-12 - 12:14:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 9646 - Category: Commodore, Book
The web page Commodore.software has had an update with many new items: Music Raster-Time Cruncer v1.5, Push Puzzler, Creating Chiptunes with Sid Wizard, MadLibVic, U64 Streamer, Enhanced Sidplayer, GeoPlayer v1.1, PCVIC v1.19, Ultimate 64 Firmware, RetroLoader 128 v0.5, InfoWorld's Essential Guide to the Commodore 64, Personal Publisher, PETSCII Lemmings, TheC64 Firmware, Denise, Z64K, Commodore 128 Programmer's Reference Guide, Archon - The Light and The Dark, Cross Chase 128 and Cross Bomber 128.
2021-11-12 - 12:12:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 9644 - Category: Commodore, Web page
Saul Cross released his new album Machines. On this album: PG, Programmed, In the Rough, Coin-Op, Dragon, In the Clear, Circle, Midnight, Hot Red and Build.
2021-11-12 - 12:10:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 9642 - Category: Commodore, Music
You can now watch a new YouTube video from Steve Guidi. In this video the Retronic Design Universal DB9-to-USB joystick adapter.
2021-11-12 - 12:03:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 9635 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
In this video from Hey Birt YouTube channel: Birt talks about how to repair a Flat Flex cable in old computers.
2021-11-05 - 12:06:00 - Week: 44 - Item number: 9618 - Category: Commodore, Repair
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!, Apple II Incider - The Original Magazine, Looking Back At Thirty Years of The Rocketeer (NES), The Retrogaming Times 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, Battletoads (NES), 20 Great GameCube Games For 20 Years, Cellophanes, Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Weekly Retrogaming Trivia Recap and See You Next Game.
2021-11-05 - 12:03:00 - Week: 44 - Item number: 9615 - Category: Commodore, Magazine
Scene World Podcast is a podcast about the Commodore scene. In this episode: Lucas Lund - The Detective Novel, Richard Bayliss - Blazon C64, Sure Instinct (SNES), Nick Vivid - No More Secrets and Thomas Daden.
2021-11-05 - 12:01:00 - Week: 44 - Item number: 9613 - Category: Commodore, Podcast
Mageb made a number of improvements for the legendary Competition Pro joystick from the 80s. The improvements are: Beter joystick centering and microswitches and a better mounting frame for the switches.
2021-10-29 - 12:15:00 - Week: 43 - Item number: 9607 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
On the web page Flashtro.com you can see many cracker intros within your browser. The original intros from the Amiga, Atari-ST, Dreamcast, PC, Playstation etc. are converted to Flash. The most recent flashtro's are: Dual Crew - Interchange, Dual Crew - Sly Spy, Dual Crew - Lemmings 2, Fairlight - Mortal Kombat, Nostalgia - Death Ride, Crystal - OverDrive, Nostalgia - Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Fairlight - Muddy, Fairlight - Kings Ransom and Alpha Flight - Fliptris.
2021-10-29 - 12:10:00 - Week: 43 - Item number: 9602 - Category: Commodore, Demo
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high-quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: 286/386 Laptop box, C1551 Diskettedrive box, Disk-Dobler box, The Arcade box, CD32 Critical Zone, Magic Disk 64, BMP Copy 2000 Brugsvejledning, BMP Copy 2000 Box, Joystick Boxes, Epson LQ-100 Brugermanual, STAR LC24-100 Users Manual and Dansk Manual and Commodore PC40-40 HDD Info.
2021-10-29 - 12:07:00 - Week: 43 - Item number: 9599 - Category: Commodore, Book
Jürgen Müller wrote a blog about a 6502 CPU that can work on 100 MHz. He uses a small circuit board with an Spartan-6 FPGA to emulate the 6502 CPU. The 65f02 is tested in various chess computers, the Apple II and a Commodore 8032 computer.
2021-10-22 - 12:19:00 - Week: 42 - Item number: 9591 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
You can now watch photos of the recent meeting of The Dutch Commodore User Group. This Commodore user group is a very active group with six meetings every year, with more than hundred visitors each time.
2021-10-22 - 12:15:00 - Week: 42 - Item number: 9587 - Category: Commodore, Event
You can watch a new YouTube video from Bil Herd. In this episode Bil talks about VCF East and Ben talks about PCB West.
2021-10-22 - 12:11:00 - Week: 42 - Item number: 9583 - Category: Commodore, Podcast
In this episode of the Amiga Users Ireland Podcast: Sonos - Amiga, VirusZ-III, XTD - NEXT, .Amiga, MediaVault, MiSTer, WBDock, Amiberry, PunyJam #2, Night Knight, AmigaLive, Catch It, AmiGemini, Amiga Bill, vAmiga, IBrowse, Eftegarie and The Ultimate Electronics Book.
2021-10-22 - 12:00:00 - Week: 42 - Item number: 9572 - Category: Commodore, Podcast
The web page Commodore.software has had an update with many new items: Commodore Public Domain Collection, The Write Stuff v2 - Featuring BB Speller, The Write Stuff 128 - Reference Manual, The Write Stuff 128 - Startup Instructions, The Write Stuff C64 Keyboard Overlay, MicroSpec Checkbook Manager, Mach 5 Program Disk, Mach 5 Instruction Manual, Quantum Link v3.0, Genealogy 64, QuickType 1520, Comtronics 64-Tekst, packetTERM 4.8 and Modem Chess v2.0.
2021-10-15 - 12:10:00 - Week: 41 - Item number: 9562 - Category: Commodore, Web page
DLH's Commodore Archive is a web page for Commodore documentation. You can find magazines, books and manuals. The latest additions are: Zip Drive on a 64, Little Computer People Deed, Home Comptuter Magazine (Persian), Hawaii Online, Arizona Commodore Users Group Input/Output, First Steps in Machine Code on your C64 and Graphics & Sound on the Commodore 64.
2021-10-15 - 12:08:00 - Week: 41 - Item number: 9560 - Category: Commodore, Web page
Nivbot developed a tester for 4116 RAM chips. The tester uses an ArduinoNano microcontroller and a LCD screen to test the chips.
2021-10-08 - 12:15:00 - Week: 40 - Item number: 9547 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
A new version of cc1541, the cross platform command line tool for the creation and editing of disk images, is now available. Changes in this version: Added Transwarp PETSCII printer and non-standard interleave scheme. Improvements for files and the directory.
2021-10-08 - 12:07:00 - Week: 40 - Item number: 9539 - Category: Commodore, Program
Z64K is a pixel exact emulation of the Commodore 128, C64, VIC20 and Atari 2600 written entirely in Java. The emulators run on any platform with an updated Java Runtime environment. Recent changes: Improvements for the Machine monitor, debugging, modem, user-port and REU.
2021-10-08 - 12:02:00 - Week: 40 - Item number: 9534 - Category: Commodore, Emulator
In this episode of the Amiga Users Ireland Podcast: M68k plugin, ZZ9000AX, HippoPlayer, Deniser, Gemini Browser, TheA500Mini, Vampire, Amiga Ray Tracers, Inca Man, Turbo Tomato, Super Cars 2, Amiga Game Jam 2021, Dread, Briley Witch Chronicles, Green Beret, Sydney Hunter, Amiga Passione, ASCII composer, Ugly Duck and Made You Look.
2021-10-08 - 12:01:00 - Week: 40 - Item number: 9533 - Category: Commodore, Podcast
Bil Herd and Margaret Morabito are interviewed by Earl Evans in this newly posted video from the Vintage Computer Federation. In it, they talk about their new book, "Back into the Storm: A Design Engineer's Story of Commodore Computers in the 1980s."
2021-10-01 - 12:19:00 - Week: 39 - Item number: 9531 - Category: Commodore, Book
You can now read an interview with Bill Mensch on the IEEE Spectrum website. Bill Mench is the co-creator of the 6502 processor in the Atari, Apple and Commodore computers.
2021-10-01 - 12:15:00 - Week: 39 - Item number: 9527 - Category: Commodore, Interview
Prismatic Realms has started a new Kickstarter to create an music album with C64 and Amiga game music. A few examples are: Ninja, Dune, The Great Giana Sisters, Shadow of the Beast, Lotus Turbo Challenge and many more.
2021-10-01 - 12:06:00 - Week: 39 - Item number: 9518 - Category: Commodore, Music
The web page retro-commodore.eu has many high-quality scans available for the Commodore user. The latest additions are: Amiga 2000 Intro-kursus for forhandlere, Magna Gros A/S Prisliste, C1084S D2 3D Box, Star LC-20 Dansk Manual, The Torpet and Commodore Club News.
2021-10-01 - 12:04:00 - Week: 39 - Item number: 9516 - Category: Commodore, Information
ReMETA is a diskette magazine for the Commodore C64. In this episode: Function 2021.
2021-10-01 - 12:00:00 - Week: 39 - Item number: 9512 - Category: Commodore, Event
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: Anteater (Tago Electronics, 1982), Ardy The Aardvark (Datamost, 1983), Oil's Well (Sierra On-Line, 1983), Eggard (ScandSoft, 1984), Diamond Mine I & II (MRM Software/Blue Ribbon, 1984-86), Aardvark (Bug-Byte, 1986) and Express Raider (Data East, 1986).
2021-09-24 - 12:18:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 9510 - Category: Commodore, Blog
The Commodore Los Angeles Super Show will be held on November 6 & 7, 2021 in Burbank, California USA. At the show you can see demos and presentations on and about the C128, C64, Plus/4, DTV, VIC20, PET and the Amiga.
2021-09-24 - 12:16:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 9508 - Category: Commodore, Event
Steve J. Gray released a new version of CBM-Transfer. CBM-Transfer is a collection of utilities for transferring files and working with diskette images. New in this edition: Re-assemble, improvements for diskette reading and support for G71.
2021-09-24 - 12:10:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 9502 - Category: Commodore, Program
You can now watch a YouTube video where Michael Steil talks about the Commodore 1541 disk drive. He talked about the 1541 at the Vintage Computer Festival West 2021.
2021-09-24 - 12:07:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 9499 - Category: Commodore, YouTube
You can now watch the TPUG (Toronto PET Users Group) September meeting. This time Bil Herd and Margaret Morabito were invited to join the meeting.
2021-09-24 - 12:06:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 9498 - Category: Commodore, Event
The TapuinoNext is a improved version of the Tapuino C64. This is a Datassette emulator based on the ESP32 microcontroller. The improvements are more accurate signal timing and a tape-counter.
2021-09-24 - 12:02:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 9494 - Category: Commodore, Hardware
Z64K is a pixel exact emulation of the Commodore 128, C64, VIC20 and Atari 2600 written entirely in Java. The emulators should run on any platform with an updated Java Runtime environment. Recent changes: Improvements for C128 d7xx floating IO, Z80/6502 registers and refresh DRAM in 2 Mhz mode.
2021-09-17 - 12:17:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 9489 - Category: Commodore, Emulator
DLH's Commodore Archive is a web page for Commodore documentation. You can find magazines, books and manuals. The latest additions are: Infiltrator Disassembler V1.0 Manual, Lattice Amiga C Compiler V5.00, Swift Sheet 128, Home Design, Sketch Pad, BASIC 8 Manual Enhanced, Wavemaker User Manual, Pixel 3D Professional Users Manual, Commodore 64 VIC-20 BASIC, Color Craft Users Manual, CMOS CookBook, 68000 Micoprocessor Handbook, 64'er Extra Software, AMOS Books/Supplements, Microcomputer Experimentation with the MOS Technology KIM-1 and X-10 Model CP290 PowerHouse RS232 Computer Interface Owners Manual.
2021-09-17 - 12:15:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 9487 - Category: Commodore, Book
The website of Ray Carlsen has moved to a new address. The info you can find on his website is: Commodore 8 bit Computer repair information, Commodore power supplies, the C64 Computer "Saver" and power adapter cables.
2021-09-17 - 12:13:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 9485 - Category: Commodore, Information

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