We would like to wish all Commodore fans a Happy New Year. And for the real Commodore fans we have a little riddle. What are the Commodore devices on the picture that spell "Happy 2011". We will tell the answer next week.
2010-12-31 - 22:16:00 - Week: 52 - Item number: 1450 - Category: Commodore, Competition
Test yourself if you know everything about this legendary computer brand. In the Commodore Quiz you will see a small picture of a Commodore related item. You can choose from 5 answers, but be quick because you get time bonus points. And the best quizzers get into the Top 50. Play the Commodore Quiz and proof you are an expert.
The Commodore Quiz is available in English, Dutch and German.
2010-12-03 - 23:08:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 1421 - Category: Competition, Web page
The team from dienstagstreff.de demonstrated a Commodore C64 on the Hobby und Elektronik 2010 in Stuttgart. Demonstrating a C64 is not so special but this time the C64 was under water! They submersed a C64 circuit-board in water, connected it to a power supply and a monitor and the C64 work without problems for 1 hour.
2010-12-03 - 22:47:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 1416 - Category: C64, Competition
The yearly election of the best product and the best developers in the Commodore community is now open. This election is organized by the Dutch Commodore User Group. You can vote for the best hardware and software, the voting will close at 2010-12-01 23:59:59 Central European Time.
2010-11-12 - 23:58:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 1404 - Category: Competition, Web page
Dr Beep made a web page for the MiniGame Compo 2010. You can send in your mini game for this year's competition. The rules are 1 kByte, 2 kByte, 4 kByte filesizes and only 8-bit computers are allowed. Take a look at the MiniGame Compo 2010 web page for all the details.
2010-07-09 - 18:32:00 - Week: 27 - Item number: 1310 - Category: Competition, Web page
The results of the 2009 Amiga Games Award are available. In the four catgories AmigaOS 68k, AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS and AROS there were the following winners: Zelda Returns Of The Hylian, BOH, HyperCannon and BOH. Visit the web page for the complete lists and all the details.
2010-02-19 - 20:29:00 - Week: 7 - Item number: 1212 - Category: Competition, Amiga
TND has announced the SEUCK sideways game competition. The Shoot Em Up Construction Kit (SEUCK) from 1987 is a system to create your own, vertical scrolling, games. The limitation of only scrolling vertical was removed by Jon Wells in 2008. Now it's possible to scroll sideways with SEUCK, you can develop new type of games. For all the details about this competition visit Richard's TND web page.
2010-01-23 - 11:58:00 - Week: 3 - Item number: 1193 - Category: Competition, Game
Forum64 is organizing a 4k BASIC game compo. The game must be written in Commodore BASIC V2 without assembler. The game must work on a normal C64 with a normal 1541 and a joystick. The maximum size is 4 Kilobyte, (4096 bytes). To enter you need to provide a screenshot and the game as a PRG and a simple manual.
2009-11-06 - 22:38:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 1138 - Category: Competition, C64
The Commodore16 web page has started a challenge. You can post your high scores. There are a few rules: 1. No Cheating, 2. Screen shot of your score, 3. Must be a C16/Plus4 game, 4. Most important, don't take it seriously and have fun.
2009-07-17 - 22:53:00 - Week: 29 - Item number: 1062 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Competition
In the month July you can enter the RetroChallenge 2009 competition. You can submit anything that has to do with computers from the pre-Pentium era. Everything is allowed, hardware project, programs, multi media etc. Visit the RetroChallenge web page for more details.
2009-06-19 - 22:13:00 - Week: 25 - Item number: 1041 - Category: Competition, Web page
The Mini Game Compo is a competition for game makers. There are three categories: 1k, 2k and 4k games. The games must run on a retro computer, for example the Commodore C64, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, MSX, ORIC and many others. For the Commodore C64, Container by Charles Grey and Square Hunter by Richard Bayliss are in the competition.
2009-05-15 - 20:49:00 - Week: 20 - Item number: 1018 - Category: Competition, Web page
This is the second limiTED compo. limiTED is a on-line demo challenge, with three categories: 64 bytes, 128 bytes and 1024 bytes. And the program must run on a unmodified Commodore 264 series computer. You can send in your entries until April 4th 2009.
2009-03-06 - 23:11:00 - Week: 10 - Item number: 970 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Competition
On the forum Commodore 128 Alive! a competition has started. The competition is about who can write the best Commodore C128 BASIC program of one line. First prize $AU50, second prize $AU30 and third prize $AU20. Besides making the BASIC line you can also discuss about it.
2008-12-19 - 21:32:00 - Week: 51 - Item number: 912 - Category: C128(D), Competition
The results are available of the SID Compo #8. And the winner is Eskimonika by Stellan Andersson (Dane). You can download all (22) SID's that were in the competition. Available formats are: SID, PRG, MP3.
2008-12-13 - 11:00:00 - Week: 50 - Item number: 905 - Category: Competition, Music
The web page c64.sk has a SID competition at the moment. You can still enter your own SID tune until November 28. You also can vote for your favourite tune.
2008-11-22 - 12:27:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 889 - Category: Competition, Music
The second Oxyron party in Flensburg Germany was a big success. This compo is for Demo, GFX and Music made on a 8-bit machine like the C64 and the Atari 800XL, 16/32 bit machines like the Amiga or Atari ST and even the PC. The 8-bit demo was won by Streettuff/Benson/Peiselulli with the DTV demo "2008 a DTV Oddysey", second were degauss/tek with the Plus/4 demo "Haziasan" and third was Bauknecht with the Plus/4 demo Threeve. Take a look at the web site for all other results and pictures of the party.
2008-03-01 - 11:00:00 - Week: 9 - Item number: 722 - Category: Competition, Demo
Retroputing is a collection of forums about retro computers. There are forums about: Commodore, Apple, Atari, Texas Instruments, Amstrad, Tandy, Sinclair, Adam and DOS.
2007-12-08 - 10:18:00 - Week: 49 - Item number: 676 - Category: Competition, Web page
This competition is all about our love for the retro computers. Challenges can vary widely... You may want to try your hand at programming, graphics, music or hardware hacking. Every computer system is welcome to join the challenge. The challenge will start on January 1st until January 31st.
2007-12-08 - 10:17:00 - Week: 49 - Item number: 675 - Category: Competition, Web page
The results of the 1k and 2k games are available. Not only Commodore games but also Atari, Spectrum, Amstrad, Colecovision are competing in this event.
2007-11-24 - 13:20:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 666 - Category: Competition, Web page
The voting is done and you can now see who won the Commodore Scene Awards in the categories: Best Demo / Best Coder / Best Innovator / Best Graphician / Best Musician / Best Hardware Mod / Best 3rd Party Hardware / Best Community Website / Best Other Website / Best SID Remixer / Best Current Day SID Usage.
2007-09-22 - 12:00:00 - Week: 39 - Item number: 628 - Category: Competition, Commodore
37 wallpapers have been chosen to enter the contest. Now it's up to you to select the winners! The poll deadline is September 10th. AmiKit 1.4.0 is scheduled for release at Pianeta Amiga show in Empoli, Italy.
2007-09-08 - 12:00:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 623 - Category: Amiga, Competition
You can join the AmiKit wallpaper contest and win great prizes! The AmiKit package needs a refresh look. The prizes are waiting for three winners and their wallpapers become the part of the next full AmiKit 1.4.0 release. You can send multiple wallpapers to increase your chances to win!
2007-07-14 - 12:00:00 - Week: 29 - Item number: 582 - Category: Amiga, Competition
Just 1 day to vote in the limiTed demo competition. There are 12 entries in the 64 bytes section. 9 entries in the 128 bytes and 5 entries in the 1024 bytes. So get your vote in on time.
2007-04-27 - 12:00:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 532 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Competition
The limiTED compo is the very first Commodore Plus/4 online demo challenge ever, featuring three differently memory sized battlefields: 64 bytes, 128 bytes and 1024 bytes demo categories. This is the kind of gauntlet that hardcore coders can't refuse to raise up. We don't care if you're a beast of Plus/4 mythology, a bold newcomer from other scenes or a tiny BASIC addicted: read the rules, code at your best and upload your precious little gem.
2007-03-30 - 12:00:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 511 - Category: C16, C116, Plus/4, Competition
What is the best AmigaOS/MorphOS game of the year 2006 ? You can give your opinion about the best AmigaOS or MorphOS game of the year 2006.
2007-02-03 - 12:00:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 475 - Category: Amiga, Competition
The web page www.commodore128.org is pleased to announce the Commodore 128 4k Game Coding Competition for 2007. Rules: Original programs, NOT larger than 4096 bytes (4kb), playable on a real 128 / VICE in C128 mode (40/80 column), Entries must be submitted on or before April 1st, 2007. Prizes: 1st = $AU100, 2nd = $AU50, 3rd = $AU25.
2007-01-27 - 12:00:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 472 - Category: C128(D), Competition
The results of the SID competition are in. Stellan Andersson aka Dane has won with his entry: Arctic Circles.
2007-01-01 - 12:00:00 - Week: 1 - Item number: 454 - Category: Competition, Music
We wish everybody a happy new year and lots of Commodore use for 2007. Lets start the New Year with a puzzle. From which Commodores are the numbers 2007 from? Look next month on our puzzle page for the answers.
2007-01-01 - 12:00:00 - Week: 1 - Item number: 453 - Category: Commodore, Competition
On the web site C64.sk the annual SID competition is ready for the listeners. You can listen to 35 SID tunes. And in a short while you can vote on the best tune. The makers of the SIDs are anonymous.
2006-11-25 - 12:00:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 434 - Category: Competition, Music
If you want to test your Amiga knowledge go to this web site and do the quiz. There is a High Score so you can see how good you are against other Amifans.
2006-11-25 - 12:00:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 433 - Category: Amiga, Competition
This is a competition were SID composers have to work together. A composer must use one editor for composing a peace of a tune, then another composer will take that tune and extends it, and so one until a big sid is made. To prevent that the tune is influenced by things like the editor version, multispeed tune, PAL/NTSC frequency, and so on... all composers must use the same tool.
2006-05-29 - 12:00:00 - Week: 22 - Item number: 316 - Category: Competition, Music
For game programmers there is a chance to show what their favorite computer can do. All retro computer systems can compete. There are some rules for the games: Game size: 1kbyte, 4kbyte or 8kbyte, You have to supply a screenshots and webpage of the actual game, The games must be submitted using a common emulator format, The Data + code must be in one block, Game should run on standard hardware.
2006-03-06 - 12:00:00 - Week: 10 - Item number: 260 - Category: Competition, Program
And the winner is: Michal Hoffmann with the tune Assatas Song. Look at the c64.sk website for all the results of the 5th SID compo.
2006-01-30 - 12:00:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 237 - Category: Competition, Music
What is the best Amiga / MorphOS / AROS game of the year 2005 ? You can vote on your favorite game on the website. There are more than 30 games to choose from.
2006-01-30 - 12:00:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 236 - Category: Amiga, Competition
Here are some of the rules for the Tiny Sid 2 Compo. Tune must be a C64 executable (prg). Size of the prg must be 256 byte, 512 byte or 1 kbyte. You can use all the C64 ROMs code, like Kernal and Basic. Program must be executed with a simple RUN. Look at the website for the complete list. Send it in before 8 April 2006. Voting from 10 to 19 April 2006.
2006-01-23 - 12:00:00 - Week: 4 - Item number: 231 - Category: Competition, Music
For who wanted to know where the numbers came from. Here is the answer. 2: Commodore VC20, 0: Amiga 2500, 0: CBM 4032, 6: Commodore C116
2006-01-09 - 12:00:00 - Week: 2 - Item number: 223 - Category: Commodore, Competition
The Crap Game Compo 2005 went wrong but now Richard of TND is taking on this task. Rules are the same as past years. The worse the better but it has to be fun to play. Format has to be D64, .T64, .TAP or .PRG. and it has to be your own work.
2006-01-09 - 12:00:00 - Week: 2 - Item number: 217 - Category: Competition, Game
The Dutch Commodore User Group wishes everybody a happy new year and lots of Commodore use for 2006.
And for those who like a puzzle. From which computers did the numbers 2006 came from?
2006-01-02 - 12:00:00 - Week: 1 - Item number: 212 - Category: Commodore, Competition
This is a friendly competition to squeeze out some interesting music and sounds from one of the most restrictive sound hardware produced. VIC-TRACKER is a full-featured tracker-style music editor for the Commodore Vic-20 programmed by Daniel Kahlin. Requirements are Commodore Vic-20 + 16Kb memory expansion or emulated in VICE and VIC-TRACKER software.
Deadline is 30-11-2005. Voting until at 11-12-2005
2005-10-24 - 12:00:00 - Week: 43 - Item number: 160 - Category: Competition, Music
Another competition, but now more serious. Not only Commodore games but also MSX, Sinclair, Atari, Apple and many more. Only rules are the size of the games. 8bit : 1kbyte and 4kbyte, 16bit : 2kbye and 8kbyte, 32bit : 2kbyte and 8kbyte.
2005-06-06 - 12:00:00 - Week: 23 - Item number: 87 - Category: Competition, Game
The general idea of the Crap Game Compos is to write CRAP games - In fact: The crappier the better! If you want to send your own crap game please keep it below 25 Kb (=100 "blocks") and the entries must be original, meaning: It's gotta be your own work, not previously distributed.
2005-06-06 - 12:00:00 - Week: 23 - Item number: 86 - Category: Competition, Game
Here are some of the rules for the Tiny Sid Compo. Tune must be a C64 executable (prg). Size of the prg must be 256 byte or 512 Bytes. You can use all the C64 ROMs code, like Kernal and Basic. Program must be executed with a simple RUN. Look at the website for the complete list. Send it in before 25 April 2005. Voting from 27 April to 7 May 2005.
2005-03-28 - 12:00:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 50 - Category: Competition, Music
Our primary aim is to compose the ultimate top 50 of C64 games. Furthermore, we aim to provide you with all the WWW has to offer about these games! Almost 600 people voted for their BEST 10 C64 games ever.
2005-01-31 - 12:00:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 18 - Category: C64, Competition
Amiga Games Hit Parade is an fully independent project for games on the Amiga platform. This Hit Parade is the result of the grouping of various "small" Hit Parade worldwide into a only one big Hit Parade for the Amiga platform.
2005-01-03 - 12:00:00 - Week: 1 - Item number: 3 - Category: Amiga, Competition

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