To all the Mario Freaks out there 
23.04.19, 18:05 - retro & C64, nintendo
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Dieses Wochenende hatte es in sich:

Alle die Super Mario noch aus seinen Anfangstagen kennen konnten sich auf zwei exclusive Schmankerl freuen:

Der erste und perfekte Portierung von Super Mario Bros (NES) auf den C64
mit CPU erkennung und dual sid sound https://csdb.dk/release/?id=176968




Sowie dem Deluxe Hack des Gameboy Klassikers Super Mario Land zum farbigen Spektakel:
http://www.romhacking.net/reviews/4212/


Trackball adventures 
09.04.19, 08:27 - retro & C64
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vor 14 Tagen kamen wir im Laden auf exzessive Videospieler zu sprechen. Mir fiel spontan dieser Freak ein, der 73 Stunden am Stück Missle Command gespielt hat. ABARTIG.
https://recordsetter.com/world-record/highest-score-missile-command-arcade/34284

Mit oder ohne Drogen? Ich habe da so eine Ahnung :/

Aber er hatte etwas, was nicht jeder hat: einen Trackball

Und da wir in Modernen Zeiten leben, habe ich in Kina einen Trackball bestellt, für unglaubliche 14 € inkl. Porto.
Knöpfe hatte ich sowieso noch hier rum fliegen, ein Prototyp war schnell aufgesetzt. /Bitte nicht lachen



Aber das wirklich erstaunliche ist die Liste der Spiele, die einen Trackball verlangen, bzw. die erst mit einem dieser Controller so richtig Spass machen:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_trackball_arcade_games

Und eines davon hat es mir total angetan:
Quantum



"Fange Bälle mit deinem Schweif ein" - Genial einfaches Spiel, mit Vectorgrafik ( <3 ) Spielspass hoch 10 GEILOMAT

Noch ein Tipp für alle, die den Spass nachbauen wollen: In windows unbedingt die beschleunigung für Mäuse ausschalten und die Geschwindigkeit auf Max erhöhen ;), in MAME sollte das nochmal zusätzlich hochgeschraubt werden.

PETSCII Video Generator 
11.03.19, 16:13 - retro & C64
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Seeehr lustiges Tool für den C64 ....eine Mischung aus Bildschirmschoner und Petscii Demo.
Ich bin mir sicher GOTO80 liebt es :D



Genial wäre auch eine Installation mir 10 Monitoren, die zufallsgeneriert Muster abspielen. Dann würde auch Cornelia Erdmann ( <3 ) Spass daran finden :-D
Erhältlich hier: https://csdb.dk/release/?id=175798

Viel Spass...

webdoc
Timewarp 
29.12.18, 13:43 - retro & C64
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Was man so alles findet...
Ob die Einwahlnummern noch existieren?

:D
Guten Rutsch!
10 brand new and free C64 games released in 2018 for your pleasure 
23.10.18, 09:31 - retro & C64
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The commodeore C64 community is the most active one in the retro computer landscape. There are daily new releases hitting the BBSes (yes, real oldschool Buletin Board Systems) and the quality of this music, graphics, demos and games is mindblowing.

Why is the community still so strong? The commodore C64 was the most sold computer ever. Everyone had one, at least in germany. And the feeling you had, when you, after all the begging, got your parents so far to buy you this bleeding edge computer ("I can use it for school") and then programmed something and it even worked, was pure happieness. So strong in fact, that you never forget about it. Trading disks on the schoolyard was the only option to get new games (beside buying, but, hey, who could have afford this). Copy protections had to be 'removed'. A subculture formed, known as 'the scene'. It was all about cracking, hacking, sharing, programming and tweaking games. A lot of people for sure moved on to other computers, with more RAM and more colors. But the unique feeling wasn't the same and after some years everyone came back to the only true thing. Nowadays the frontend of this scene is the "commodore scene database", https://csdb.dk . All releases show up here. You might want to take a look and dig through the new daily entries for our 1MHz, 64 kb Ram, 16 color calculator.

There are even a few commercial Titles released: For example the best C64 game ever produced was Sam's Journey on christmas 2017 ( https://www.protovision.games/games/sams_journey.php?language=de ). If this gem would have been presented in the 80s Sam would undoubtable be more popular than Mario or Giana.

If you do not own an original C64, what is the normal case I guess, you can use an emulator, the most advanced one is called VICE and available for all newer computer systems. http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/ (it's actually an emulator package for all commodore computers, for the C64 open 'x64').

But back on topic: I present to you a choice of

10 absolute brandnew and free games released in 2018


for the Commodore C64 worth playing:


XXV [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=168109
Comment on csdb:
Really cool puzzle game! Perfect for brightening up a dull Monday night at home...




Phantom of the Blasteroids [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=166966
Comment on csdb:
Really cool!




Rent-A-Cop Reloaded [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=166946
Comment on csdb:
Neat game. Great animations and even stationary parallax in the background!




Yoomp!64 +3PD [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=166930
Comment on csdb:
Technically brilliant




Crank Crank Revolution [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=163459
Comment on csdb:
This is real fun! Great!




BinTris [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=164889
Comment on csdb:
nice game !! difficult but nice :)




Iceblox Plus [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=161513
Comment on csdb:
Superb game.




Tower of Rubble 64 [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=169925
Comment on csdb:
Awesomeness. Instant addiction. I had to force myself to switch it off ;-)




Knight Lore [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=169589
Comment on csdb:
Wow! I thought it's going to be commercial release ;)




Scuttlebutt 64 [2018]
https://csdb.dk/release/?id=168554
Comment on csdb:
Now THAT'S what I call a great game... :)
Release of the year (for me) and an very early Xmas-gift... :)


I hope you enjoy this freaky nerdy fun hobby as much as I do. Have fun, stay childish,
yours
webdoc


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