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TitleCategoryUpload Date
Ivory BBS v3.2 Category: Ivory BBS02-17-24

Ivory BBS v3.2 for the Commodore 64 by Bill Jackson (1989) - There are much newer versions of this BBS, but I love collecting everything C64 related, and it's sometimes fun to see the variations between versions.

Platform: Commodore 64
Activision's Commodore 64 15-Pack Docs & History Category: Game Manuals [C64]02-17-24

Activision's Commodore 64 15-Pack Docs & History (that's just what I'm calling it) is a compilation of the "help" files included with the 1995 release of the game cd for Windows 95 called "Activision's Commodore 64 15 Pack".  In this archive you'll find 68 pages of compiled documentation, help, history and interviews that were contained in the help files on the CD-ROM.

Thanks to Bruce Thomas for finding and transcribing this hidden treasure that probably went unnoticed by most that owned the CD, into a PDF document for all to enjoy. 

Platform: PDF
Commodore Store Demos Category: Demos02-17-24

I was going through some disks DLH over at Bombjack sent me, and I found this disk that appears to be something Commodore perhaps supplied to retail stores to demo the features of the Commodore 64.  I love the part of the demo that "projects" their popularity.

Platform: Commodore 64
Multiterm 128 v2.0 Category: Terminal Programs [C128]01-28-24

Multiterm 128 v2.0 by Stephen Thompson (1986) - This is one of the earliest versions of this 40/80 column terminal program for the Commodore 128 that I've found as of 1/28/2024.  Thanks to DLH for sharing the collection this was found among.  If you're looking for the newest version, I believe it's Multiterm 128 v3.7 that can be found here.

Platform: Commodore 128
TermX Category: Miscellaneous Terminal Programs01-28-24

TermX by Stephen E. Masters (January 1984) - This C64 BASIC program is not a full terminal program, but rather something custom coded for uploading and downloading from something the author describes in the docs as the "TSP or CMS on the UM computer system".  There is some pretty good documentation included in the archive.  Here is an excerpt from the docs:

TERMX is a terminal emulation program for the Commodore-64. It will work on TSO or CMS on the UM computer system. Some of its features include:

1. File upload and download from CMS using CMS execs and programs.
2. "Bell code" recognition.
3. Multiple line feeds after each line are suppressed.
4. Carrier tone recognition and initial response.

Thanks DLH for sharing.

Platform: Commodore 64
Wild Term! Category: Miscellaneous Terminal Programs01-28-24

Wild Term! by Wizard Soft (1985) - It's been a while since I've discovered a new terminal program, but thanks to DLH for sharing a collection of BBS and terminal programs, I've found this older 300 baud only term.

Platform: Commodore 64
Bible Hangman Category: Word Games01-26-24

Bible Hangman is your classic hangman game with questions based on Bible scriptures. How well do you know your Bible and God? 

Platform: Commodore 64
D64 Disk Image Data Visualizer Category: Amiga Software01-26-24

Although this isn't an actual download, I think it's so cool that I want to share it with everyone!  Here is an excerpt from the size that explains what this handy online tool can do:

Simply pick one of the disk colors above (Heatmap is selected by default), drag a D64 image from your computer to the webpage, and drop it. After a second or two, a visualization of your D64 will appear on the screen.

You can also find this and many other handy links at a new website I'm working on - https://commodore.bookmark.computer

 

Datalock Protection Dongle Documentation Category: Hardware Manuals [C64]01-26-24

This documentation was provided by one of our users (thank you Jeff) that explains the use of a hardware dongle by Datalock.  Here is an excerpt from the documentation:

Datalock security keys are small plastic devices which plug into the joystick port. The program you want to protect is made to read the unique circuit inside the key. If the correct key is not present, the program will not work.

Platform: PDF
C64 Themepack for Windows Category: Miscellaneous PC Stuff01-25-24

Commodore 64 Themepack for Windows by Philippe Majerus - This retro themepack was shared by Philippe over at the Commodore 64/128 Facebook group today, and it's pretty darn cool!  There are 156 loading / title screens from C64 games, as well as a C64 style mouse pointer, sounds and color schemes.  I particullary like the sounds and pointer.

Platform: Windows
Decision Maker Category: Miscellaneous Applications01-19-24

Decision Maker by Creative Software - Although there isn't any identifying marks, like an opening screen or credits in the code, I believe based on comparing the program and the manual that this is the Creative Software version.  I wouldn't go making any career choices based on your results from the program, but it is kind of fun to play around with.

Thanks goes to one of our visitor, M.M. for finding this item I had on my wanted list!

Platform: Commodore 64
Dolphin DOS 3 ROM [C128] Category: C128 - Cartridges & ROMS01-16-24

Dolphin DOS is a Kernal ROM (and drive ROM) replacement utilising a parallel cable.  This is archive is a Commodore 128 kernel ROM of Dolphin DOS 3.  Additional information and downloads for Dolphin DOS can be found on the Dolphin DOS wiki and the Silver Dream website.

Platform: Commodore 128
Ultra-Com BBS v1.3 Category: Miscellaenous BBS Programs01-15-24

Ultra-Com BBS v1.3 (Also known as UCBBS) by Pudwerx (Released 1990) - From the little research I've done, my guess is that this is a heavily modded / improved Ivory BBS.  There is a small program on the disk that goes over the BBS features both from the user's perspective and the sysops. 

Thanks to DLH over at Bombjack for providing the disk.

Print Master Plus User's Guide Category: Software Manuals [C64]01-15-24

PrintMaster is a versatile graphics program that lets you use your computer and printer to design and print personalized greeting cards, signs, stationery, calendars, and banners. You do not have to know how
to program a computer or even draw to use PrintMaster creatively. Just make selections from the border, graphics, layout, and font menus, enter your message, and print.

Platform: PDF
6485 BBS v3.0 Category: 6485 BBS01-15-24

6485 BBS v3.0 - So far, this is the earliest version of this particular BBS for the Commodore 64 that I've run across.

Platform: Commodore 64
Micro64 v1.00 (2018-03-16) Category: Micro6401-14-24

Micro64 v1.00 (2018.03.16 Build 719) is a Commodore 64 emulator for Windows that aims to be the most accurate C64 emulator.  More information can be found at the Micro64 website at http://micro64.de.

Lots of changes and updates over the 5 years since the previous 2013 release.  Changes are logged in a text file in the root of this archive.

Platform: Windows
Code 128DG Category: Miscellaneous Applications01-09-24

Code 128DG might sound like a program for the Commodore 128, but it isn't.  Instead, Code 128 was named after a high-density linear barcode which also gives a hint to what this program does; creates barcodes!  Although a bit of a novelty, it's pretty neat to type in a couple words (on your Commodore 64) and have a hi-res graphic of the barcode appear.  A nice extra feature of the program is that you can define the width of the barcode to accomodate for using a CRT to try and read back the barcode from.

This program was downloaded over at https://commodoreserver.com and was created and published by the user dgeoffri on January 23rd, 2019.

Platform: Commodore 64
GEOWORLD - Issue 05 Category: GEOWORLD01-09-24

GEOWORLD - Issue 05 (August 1987)

  • As the world GEOS by .. by Rodger Ledbetter
    • A word, or two,from your publisher.
  • Quad Density Printer Drivers? You Bet! by Terry R. Mills
    • Double Pass Printing for Epson Compatibles.
  • How to Expand the 1764 to 512K by Scott A. Boydman
    • Step-by-step instructions.
  • Photo Gallery by James Hastings
    • G-R-E-A-T GeoPaint examples!
  • Inside GEOS by Master Blaster
    • Icons, Icon Processing & Other Goodies
  • Desk- Top Publishing by Skip Goetzinger
    • The 1750 & Desk-Top Publishing
  • A Word from BSW by Rob Seigel (GEOS Rob)
    • A discussion about GEOS 128
Platform: PDF
GEOWORLD - Issue 04 Category: GEOWORLD01-09-24

GEOWORLD - Issue 04 (June 1987)

  • MacPaint to GeoPaint Conversions By Peter and Paul Hughes
    • Interesting review of the various programs that were used over time to convert MacPaint images to GeoPaint and what the limitations of the early programs were.
  • Double the Size of Print Shop Graphics By Terry R. Mills
    • Outline of the steps needed to use Graphics Grabber from Desk Pack 1 to create a double sized PrintShop clipart graphic.  Also includes a BASIC program to view the files.
  • GeoPaint and MacPaint Proportions by Peter Hughes
    • In depth examination of the difference in resolution and proportion of MacPaint graphics when converted to GeoPaint.
  • Inside GEOS by Master Blaster
    • Excellent article about Events and Menus as related to programming in GEOS
  • Berkeley Softworks by Rob Siegel (GEOS Rob)
    • An article about how Rob uses GEOS programs throughout his day at work.
  • Interesting Diagrams by K.F.C.
    • There are a couple pages that have some really detailed diagrams of what I think are cheat sheets for GeoPaint and GeoWrite.
Platform: PDF
Kung Fu Flash Firmware v1.49 Category: Kung Fu Flash01-09-24

KungFuFlash Cartridge Update v1.49 (January 2024)

  • Hide hidden and system files/folders (#184). Thanks buzbard
  • Bugfix: Wait for a valid C64 clock before selecting NTSC/PAL handler

Official Release Site - https://github.com/KimJorgensen/KungFuFlash/releases/tag/v1.49

Platform: Commodore 64
Commodore 64 Whizz Kid Category: C64 General Books01-08-24

The Commodore 64 Whizz Kid is for kids from six upwards and their parents. It's a book of programming projects that are great to look at and easy to create. There's computer music, drawing, animation, games of chance and guess work and much, much more.

You can learn a lot from these projects. Between them they cover the basics of programming. But that doesn't mean heavy reading. The Commodore 64 Whizz Kid makes light work of it all. There are colour pictures and diagrams on every page, plenty of handy hints - and good listings.

The listings are the starting point for on-screen action - and plenty of it. They're the starting point for your own ideas as well. Follow the Whizz Kid projects and you'll find your programming muscles start expanding- fast.

Platform: PDF
Commodore Care Manual: Diagnosing and Maintaining Your 64 or 128 System Category: C64 General Books01-07-24

The computer is perhaps among the most revolutionary inventions in our history. Its presence infl uences our culture and each of our lives in many ways. Particular prominence belongs to the microcomputer, known as the "personal computer." You might use a personal computer such as the Commodore 64 or Commodore 128 to help manage a small business, to do schoolwork, to plan the home budget, to keep records, to write, or even to play games. Knowledge of computer software applications, however, is not necessarily accompanied by knowledge of the computer hardware and its functions.

Being a machine, the computer can malfunction and break down, just like any other device or appliance you might use. If you've had your computer for a while, and it's beginning to show signs of age and wear, you might have already experienced trips to a computer service center, with their disheartening repair bills. Although you are not a computer technician, and you do not know dc and ac electronics, you do feel you are capable of having more control over the care of your computer-saving yourself time and money.

This book helps you attain that goal. You need no previous experience with computer programming or repair for this book to be useful to you. All you need is a conscientious desire to take better care of your Commodore and to diagnose problems as they emerge.

Platform: PDF
Cluster Wars v1.1 Category: GEOS Games01-03-24

Cluster Wars v1.1 by F.G. Kostella (Released 1988) - This is a space themed strategy game where humans are pitted agains MECHS.  The object of the game is to conquer all the planets occupied by MECHS.  Full instructions and back story are included in the game.

Platform: Commodore 64
Homepak 10 [GEOS] Category: GEOS Collections01-02-24

Homepak 10 is another nice collection of GEOS programs for the Commodore 64, that I found in the LLCUG user group collection.  Still not sure if this was some type of official distribution, or just a collection put together by the user group.  Anyway, here is what you'll find on the disk:

  • geoWAR v1.0 - A game of world domination (AKA Risk).
  • MusicBox v1.0 - Pretty cool graphical sound generator.
  • GetDirectory v1.2 - Get a "Directory" into a geoWrite text scrap file.
  • WringisWrite v6.0 - Convert various geoWrite versions amongst each other.
  • IconEdit v2.0 - Change the appearance of a file's icon.
  • AnalogClock v1.2 - An analog clock that ticks and chimes.
  • AnalogClock v1.0 - A program that displays the system time in analog format.
  • GeoDirPrint v1.0 - Print a disk directory.
  • ScrapPeek v2.2 - Peek into your photo scraps and albums.  Supports two drives.
  • Trashpicker 64 v1.0 - Lets you recover a deleted file.
  • Graphic Storm v1.0 - Import several standard graphic file formats into geoPaint / photo album.
  • MacAttack v2.3 - Convert MacPaint files to geoPaint with centering and color options.
  • QuickView v1.0 - Does a sequential listing of a geoWrite file to the screen.
  • Envelope Addresser - Print addresses on business and personal size envelopes.

 

Platform: Commodore 64
Homepak 9 [GEOS] Category: GEOS Collections12-31-23

Homepak 9 for the GEOS operating system on the Commodore 64 is a collection of GEOS programs I found in the LLCUG user group collection.  There are other Homepak disks, so I'm not sure if this was an official distribution, or just something put together by the user group.  Included in the collection:

  • US - The "Ultimate Stage" animation program.
  • Culture - A desk accessory version of the classic "Life" routine.
  • Copy Editor - Indexes a document to find word and sentenct counts.
  • Cluster Wars v1.1 - Another bloody control-the-universe strategy game.
  • QwikTop v2.0 - Replacement deskTop for GEOS
  • Convert v2.0 - Converts GEOS files to Commodore SEQ and back.
  • Font Editor 2.2 - Edit existing fonts or create new ones.
  • geoGraph - Create line graphs
Platform: Commodore 64
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