Category Archives: Retro

Quickshot II

A few days ago I bought a Quickshot II joystick for my C64 from eBay. Today it arrived. I knew it wasn’t going to be fully working, as advertised, because when I opened the box, two triangular pieces of metal … Continue reading

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Daphne Emulator

Well it took some doing but I finally have the Daphne Lasterdisk Emulator running again on a 64 bit Linux system (Mint 19) with libraries that are too new for the official version 🙂

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Tape Emulation

A nice birthday prezzie, a cassette drive emulator for the C64 (Tapuino) 🙂 Really easy to use too, and while disk emulation is faster, there are some interesting tape loaders out there 🙂

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Best Android C64 Emulator

Watching one of Mamemeister’s latest videos he mentioned a series of emulators by Robert Broglia. I decided to give his C64 emulator a go. Not free, £2.99, but I’ve tried it with a few things so far and it performs … Continue reading

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C64 Cruising on Broadway Development – Part 17

Just a little update. I added code to the music routine that allows for multiple songs and replaced the squealing sound effect for increased difficulty with a short tune that Fatboy Slim fans will have no trouble recognising. Links: Download … Continue reading

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C64 Restoration Project – Part 4

So I haven’t been happy with the display on our LCD TVs from the C64C so I ordered a LumaFix64, which is supposed to reduce the problems.I had fun removing the VIC II chip. It was quite firm in the … Continue reading

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C64 Cruising on Broadway Development – Part 16

Last week I got to work transposing the music from the Gameboy game Choplifter II (Level 1) to 3 voices suitable for coding to the SID chip. That done I had 7 days at work in a row with very … Continue reading

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C64 Cruising on Broadway Development – Part 15

More updates today, mainly aesthetic. I changed the text to mixed case, but this left me without a heart character for the lives. I had considered using the tick character, but instead I copied the character data into RAM and … Continue reading

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C64 Cruising on Broadway Development – Part 14

I’ve been featured as a stand alone video on NiftyRetroGamer’s YouTube channel! 😀 Thanks to his feedback I’ve added “next move prediction” that makes player movement more fluid. I’ve also changed the sound effect when difficulty is increased. Latest update … Continue reading

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C64 Restoration Project – Part 3

New PSU built, tested and fully working 😀 I also have an SD2IEC device that partially emulated a 1571 floppy drive so I can use SD cards as storage, and a joystick, which is essential for most C64 games. Fastload … Continue reading

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