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C64

Zork.. web browser style

Here’s a neat php driven version of the old text adventure Zork! Cool! Although I’d rather play a good mud to be honest! (via)

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C64 Music

The C64 Take-away podcast

The C64 Take-away podcast could actually be interesting. Must have a listen later.
(by the same guys who brought you RKO and Slay Radio)

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C64

For sale: Joystick, 30 games, c64 included!

Oooh, I want one of these joysticks! Each one has a C64 and 30 games in them! Games include Speedball, Pitstop 2, Eliminator, Paradroid, Cyberdyne Warrier…
Must load up Vice and give those games a blast again!
(via Look At This…)

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C64

Digital Photography Now – Features – Book Reviews – Digital Retro

Mark pointed out that DPNow reviewed the new book by Gordon Laing. It’s called “Digital Retro” and looks like a very interesting and nostalgic walk through the home computers of the 70’s and 80’s and talks to those who invented them and were the stars of the time!

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C64

C-64 Demo and Game Stuff

Stumbled across Linus’ C-64 Site and C64.CH earlier. Nice, Crest released a few demos in the last couple of years!

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C64

Action Replay? Coding demos the hard way..

It looks like Justin and myself have something in common. I coded all my C64 assembly stuff – demos, games and tools, using the Datel Action Replay. Actually, I still have it at home. It survived the binning of my C64 last year!
I still remember when I wanted to move a chunk of code from one area of memory to another I’d display the code on-screen, type the new address over the first line and hit RETURN over each of the following lines to renumber them.
Ah, them were the days!

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C64 Game Fans?

Damn, when someone visited by searching for Godian Tomb on Google I just had to go look for it myself.. and I found lots more too, even Mr Robot although something tells me it won’t hold quite the same attraction as it did over 10 years ago.
If only I could play it on a decent portable device! The keyboard on my 7650 is fairly knackered from playing Stunt Car Racer, oops! Can anyone suggest a pda with a good C64 emulator? Not as if I have the money for it, mind, but one can always dream eh?
Much Later… I’m just after trying out Gordian Tomb and the version on that site is one I know very well… I coded the “crack” intro on it! Wow, that must have been some 14 or more years ago! I wonder how they got that copy?

Edit on 09/12/2008. Bah. c64unlimited.net is gone. All links removed.

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C64

Java C64 Games!

yay! Loads of old games here! You can play them through a Java C64 emulator! Maybe I should setup something similar for the C64 demos? I can hardly imagine them working well enough although it looks like plenty of C64 features have been implemented!
/me goes to install the JRE!

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C64

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC)

Mark reminded me to check out the The High Voltage SID Collection as I haven’t looked it up for several months! It’s a huge collection of Commodore 64 music all organised neatly for nostalgic types!
I note that my old friend Merman/Andrew Fisher is mentioned in the release notes for the latest update. Looks like he’s been very busy for the last few years!

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C64 Music

Cherry Blossom Girl – C64 rip off?

Has anyone else beside myself and Proinnsias noticed that the beginning of Cherry Blossom Girl by Air sound very like a famous C64 tune? I don’t think so, as even Google hasn’t been very helpful!

Ah.. no wonder, it’s the radio mix, not the album version. I am trying desperately to remember what C64 game it came from.. It’s on the tip of my tongue but just out of reach!
Any C64 fans care to help? Listen to the radio remix of the tune. The first 3-5 seconds or so sound very synthy with the ping, ping, ping sound.