C64 NEWS / REVIEWS SITES + MAGAZINES
Hosted by CreaMD/DMAGIC. This
is a web
site portal that features loads of news about C64 productions.
online magazine which consists of various Commodore activities,
histories, tips, etc. A replacement for Commodore Scene magazine.
Web site which contains
various news, reviews and programming tips for all the retro 8-bit
computers. Regularly updated and contain loads of interesting things.
A web site run by Kim Lemon,
that has built one of the world's largest Commodore C64 communities
since it was up and running.
A site by Frank Gasking, that
contains a database of games that never got released or finished. This
site also includes various information about games that never got
finished. Including authors talking about their projects and even some
downloads of unfinished to finished games productions that never saw
the light of day in the market. Frank also supplies some of his own
SEUCK games on to the same page.
Commodore is Awesome
Taking a look at the classic commodore games, and writing
reviews of many classic titles. There are also various C64 software,
which can be downloaded for your beloved machine (or use in VICE,
CCS64, etc :))
Commodore Format Archive
Commodore Format was quite a popular magazine back in the
1990's, until it ended in September 1995. Now there is a web site
dedicated to the magazine, and features exclusive reviews, features,
shockers, and also 3 'unofficial' Power Pack tape images (62 -
64) to download and enjoy. The loading clock makes its
comeback once more - but in a more spectacular way. There are also some
exclusive interviews with ex-CF members, and much more to drool at :)
Quantum Link also featured the ground breaking game Habitat by
Lucasfilm's, the first graphical massively multiplayer online
Quantum Link, originally available on the Commodore 64
computer, offered and pioneered many of the features we are used
to having on the modern internet, such as e-mail, instant
messagaing, shopping and chat rooms - to name a few.
Want to see what projects I get up to now and then? The TND blog has it all. :)
An entire database of
watchable C64 demos
from the earlier times of the demo scene, through to the releases of
today. Now run by oldschool group Crypt. Loads of great demos for you
to download, watch and enjoy.
Probably one of my all time
favorite PD libraries in the UK. Binary Zone PD is a web site that
consist of public domain disks for the Commodore C64. Including PD
Demos, PD Games, PD Scene Utilities and also music.
A multi-format 3D Construction
tribute web site, featuring games created with the editor, tips and
other great stuff.
SHOOT 'EM UP CONSTRUCTION KIT PAGES
by me. A SEUCK tutorial page, with downloadable C64Studio/ACME
framework for programmers to build their own new front end, or enhance
SEUCK games. The page also consists of some videos of the games that
are being enhanced. There's loads of different tips and tricks on
various aspects of game creation.
The SEUCK Vault
must visit for all SEUCK fans out there. This is a web site run by
Merman, that consists of a few SEUCK games and also a load of handy
tips and tricks which can be done with SEUCK. These include some tips
and tricks by me as well.
new SEUCK web site run by Jon Wells that features the Sideways SEUCK
editor, that will allow people to create their own side scrolling SEUCK
games. This page also consist of examples of games, including
Imaginator, and also an unfinished preview of Breakthrough.
GLBASIC SEUCK Page
Not really Commodore 64
related, but it is still related to the good old Shoot 'em up
Construction Kit. This is a PC remake of the Shoot 'Em Up
construction kit, created using GL BASIC. This tool allows you to
design and create your very own shoot 'em ups with plenty of options to
choose from. It is slightly more advanced than the original Commodore
64 versions, but the OpenGL SEUCK is worth a try. A shame you can't use
C64 SEUCK colour schemes for the front end or import music into it :o)
A web site run by Thorsten
(Sledgie), which features mainly his own SEUCK games in the Gold Quest
RETRO HARDWARE / SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
This is a web
site devoted to a really awesome piece of C64 hardware. The
1541Ultimate 2. This page gives you information about the hardware
specification, firmware, etc. The 1541U2 has taken great support by C64
fanatics from from around the world. The hardware allows you to
load .D64's, .TAP images (if you own the tape adapter), .CRT images,
such as the RGCD 16KB game cartridge compos, easyflash, etc. and has
many cool featurees. Firmware is ongoing (time permitting).
team, in Germany who loves the good old C64. Protovision is a C64
software company that produces and sells new Commodore 64 titles on
disk only. Protovision also distributes hardware as well.
This is a non
profit making Software label by Binary Zone PD. Psytronik Software
publishes brand new C64 games at a very low cost. Products are usually
available on tape or disk, with a spiffy tape inlay or disk inlay.
Retro related news, reviews and also cartridge software. New games for old systems. 16KB Cartridge compos, etc.
Do you like sheep, do you like
camels. Remember the classics such as "Grid Runner", "Revenge of the
Mutant Camels", etc? Well, Lllamasoft have their own web site, and they
are still developing games today (although not for the C64). Llamasoft
includes legal downloads to Jeff Minter's hilariously fun classics for
different 8-bit machines, for running in WinVice.
TECHNICAL / PROGRAMMING / TUTORIALS
A web site run by ex-Ocean
software grafter, Paul. The site consists some of his history and also
for the C64, the source code of the Freeload tape mastering tool.
(Which Ocean used to use on many games released in 1988 by
imagine/ocean and also on the Hit Squad label).
A C64 wiki, which contains a
load of source code and articles, that may possibly help those of you
who want to try and program games, demos or anything on your Commodore
An online encyclopedia about
the Commodore C64.
CROSS PLATFORM / TOOL BASE
- World of tools
A web site that conisits of
links to very handy cross platform utilities to help you code, compose
music, draw graphics or even pack your own games. Some older PCs may need to be used in order to use some of the cross platform tools.
One of the best ever cross
platform C64 crunchers available on the PC. Compress your own C64 .PRG
files, using Exomizer V2 (Knowledge of Machine Code is essential). Current LATEST version of Exomizer is version V2.0.7
cross-platform windows friendly cruncher system, for compressing
standalone programs and adding executable jump addresses and
de-compactor counter. Cruncher also consists of different compression
Charpad + Spritepad [Subchrist Software]
The most popular cross platform utility for designing/developing char+sprite graphics for your own game / demo productions
based C64 SID composer utility, inspired by the classic JCH music
editor. Features great demo tunes, which you can play around with or
use in your very own programs.
Home of the Metal Warrior
series and other home made programs by the original game's author. The
web site also consist of various tips on game programming, as well as
some PC tools that were used to create Metal Warrior.
Commodore 64 Utilities
collection of assorted
public domain utilities for the good old Commodore C64. Highly
recommended for those who want to code, draw graphics, compose music
and pack/link your own programs using the oldschool method, as an
alternative to cross-platform programming / development. Most tools are
made by the demo scene groups.
Programmer's heaven. This is a PC based cross-assembler/compiler which will generate Commodore 64 programs.