Category Archives: Retro

New Acquisition: Amiga 1200!

Today I took delivery, from a friend at work, of an Amiga 1200 with a LOT of other stuff included! First thing I did was test the PSU levels. All good so I connected it all up, using my less … Continue reading

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Frantic Freddie

My copy of the Zzap! 64 2020 album arrived, and while perusing the contents I noticed that Frantic Freddie 2 exists for the C64. Frantic Freddie, while being a fun game with some jaunty music, was, and still is, the … Continue reading

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New YouTube Channel

I’ve started a new YouTube channel dedicated to the Retro Scene. Mostly retro games, but I’m happy to include any retro tech, and maybe even old board games, if I ever find any. At the time of writing this post, … Continue reading

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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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