TitleCategoryUpload Date
GeoChess v1.0 Category: GEOS GamesNov-19-2023

GeoChess v1.0 by Scott Hutter (Released 11/12/2023) - Who doesn't like a nice game of Chess?  Well now you can enjoy it on your Commodore 64 or 128 with GEOS (40 or 80 columns on C128).  I wasn't able to beat the computer on my first try, so I don't know what the win / loss screen looks like yet, but I'll keep trying and post when I find out.  Thanks Scott!

Platform: Commodore 64
BackBit Firmware 3.4.2 Category: BackBit FirmwareNov-19-2023

BackBit Firmware 3.4.2 (Legacy) - Sadly, this appears to be the last firmware available for the original BackBit hardware, and the previous firmware versions are no longer available from the official firmware source.  Additionally, there is no mention in the revisions.txt file of what the changes are for this version.  Assuming it's feature parity with the BackBit Pro up to this version, then the changes would be:

  • Version 3.4.2 - Sega Master System: Joystick debounce fix

 

Kung Fu Flash Firmware v1.48 Category: Kung Fu FlashNov-19-2023
  • Improve disk emulation to support saving high scores in Lode Runner (#168). Thanks DWStaley

Official source for firmware updates - https://github.com/KimJorgensen/KungFuFlash/releases

Platform: Commodore 64
Action Replay Enhancement Disk v4 Instructions Category: Cartridge Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

The major part of this disk is a collection of parameters and file copy routines for transfer of non-standard multistage tape programs to disk. Except where specified, all the routines work with both MK3 and MK4 cartridges .. but NOT MK 1 or 2.

Platform: PDF
Insta Speed (BASIC Compiler) Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

INSTA-SPEED is a BASIC compiler for the CBM 64. The programs originate in the United Kingdom and are improved and upgraded versions of DTL BASIC COMPILER, developed for Commodore business computers.

The function of a compiler is to convert a program from its source form (ie. the form in which it is written) into a more efficient form that can run much faster than the original.

INSTA-SPEED has been specially optimized for the CBM 64 and it not only makes every BASIC program a lot faster but will also make each program significantly smaller, except for programs with only a few lines.

INSTA-SPEED is 100% compatible with CBM 64 BASIC. This means that any existing 8ASIC program can be compiled without any alteration, to produce a program that peforms exactly the same, and yet is much faster and requires less memory and disk space.

INSTA-SPEED is designed so that it can be people with no programming knowledge to existing programs. Yet for more experienced range of facilities is provided to enable potential of the CBM 64 to be realized.

Platform: Commodore 64
1985 Tax Return Helper Manual (KSOFT) Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

The TAX RETURN HELPER helps you organize tax-related data and prepare the most common tax forms and schedules. The program does all the required computations. so you have only to supply the data.

Please remember that although the TAX RETURN HELPER allows you to explore "what-if" alternatives, it will nor provide tax advice or interpretation of tax laws. In other words, the program can help you evaluate different options, but it will not make any decision for you.

Platform: PDF
64 Accounting Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

The 64 ACCOUNTING SYSTEM by Software Design, Inc. is designed to be used on the Commodore 64 Computer. It is particularly suited for small business or home use.

Platform: PDF
Speed Writer (BASIC Compiler) Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

SPEEDWRITER is a BASIC compiler for the CBM 64. The programs originate in the United Kingdom and are improved and upgraded versions of DTL BASIC COMPILER, developed for Commodore business computers.

The function of a compiler is to convert a program from its source form (ie. the form in which it is written) into a more efficient form that can run much faster than the original.

SPEEDWRITER has been specially optimized for the CBM 64 and it not only makes every BASIC program a lot faster but will also make each program significantly smaller, except for programs with only a few lines.

SPEEDWRITER is 100% compatible with CBM 64 BASIC . This means that any existing BASIC program can be compiled without any alteration, to produce a program that peforms exactly the same, and yet is much faster and requires less memory and disk space.

SPEEDWRITER is designed so that it can be used by people with no programming knowledge to compile existing programs. Yet for more experienced users, a range of facilities is provided to enable the full potential of the CBM 64 to be realized.

Here's a link to the program.

Platform: PDF
Speed Writer Category: BASIC CompilersNov-19-2023

SpeedWriter by CodeWriter is a BASIC compiler for the Commodore 64 based on the DTL BASIC Compiler, with improvements and upgrades. The second disk in this archive includes two SEQ text files with the manual and quick reference. Here is the statement from the front box cover:

SpeedW riter makes Basic fly! This utility program SPEEDS up your BASIC program to run faster and more efficiently. A must for the sophisticated programmer, yet easy enough for the novice. Couldn't be simpler. Just give SpeedWriter the name of your program and it will do the rest.

Thank you Jeff V. for sharing the program - Here's a link to the manual.

Platform: Commodore 64
Better Working Business Form Shop Category: Printing RelatedNov-19-2023

Business Form Shop from Spinnaker is a fairly unique program for the Commodore 64 that allows you to create templates for your commonly used business forms and then quickly and accurately fill them in and print. 

Inside the archive along with the program is the manual, box scans, disk scan and quick reference.  Thank you Bruce Thomas for archiving and sharing this treasure.

Platform: Commodore 64
Better Working Business Form Shop Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

BUSINESS FORM SHOP is a form generation program designed to help you computerize your business's paperwork. When it comes to forms you want them to be fast, legible and accurate. The paperwork you may now be typing or  even handwriting is transformed into an easy fill-in-the-blanks process. The forms can range in size from having one row and ten columns to having ninety-nine rows and 132 columns on up to one hundred pages.

With BUSINESS FORM SHOP you can choose between using our existing form templates and modifying them to meet your needs, or creating your own forms right on the screen. Anytime you want to use a BUSINESS FORM SHOP form, simply insert the Program Disk and go. The program will prompt you for the fillin information n eeded to compfete the form. It will perform table look-ups, do all the math, and print your form perfectly every time. You will be amazed at the time you save and the professional look of your forms.

Here's a link to the program and additional material - Thank you Bruce Thomas for sharing.

Platform: PDF
Multidata-64 Category: Word Processing & Text EditorsNov-19-2023

Multidata-64 by Commodore, appears to be a word processor for the Commodore 64 that was mainly I think, for German users, since that is the only references I can find to it on the net.  Interestingly though, it has support for English, German, French, Italian & Spanish built-in.

Platform: Commodore 64
Your Home Library for the Commodore 64 Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

HOME LIBRARY transforms the C-64 into a friendly gateway to five useful and easy to use programs. These are:

  • 1) STAR*SCRIPT, a word processor
  • 2) YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNTANT, a home finance package
  • 3) YOUR FILING CABINET, a file manager
  • 4) TRI GRAPH, the Color Palette, an electronic drawing program
  • 5) COSMIC SPLIT, an action game.
Platform: PDF
Word Writer 3 User's Manual v2 Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

Now you can easily computerize all your letters, reports, forms, and memos, even if you have no word processing or computer experience. With WORD WRITER's full screen format, you can see your document on your computer display exactly as it will appear ... before you print it. This ensures that you get exactly what you want in the final copy.

Platform: PDF
Word Writer 3 User's Manual v1.1 Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

Now you can easily computerize all your letters, reports, forms, and memos, even if you have no word processing or computer experience. With WORD WRITER 3's print preview feature, you can see your document on your computer
display exactly as it will appear ... before you print it. This ensures that you get exactly what you want in the final copy.

Platform: PDF
Novaterm 9.6 User's Guide Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-19-2023

Novaterm is the best communications software available for the Commodore 64. It supports today's high-speed modems as well as older Commodore modems; it supports 80-column emulations as well as traditional Commodore color/graphics; it supports a variety of memory expansion devices for capturing text; and it supports all of the most common file transfer protocols, including Zmodem.

Novaterm is perfect for the Internet, for major on-line services, and for local Commodore and non-Commodore bulletin boards. Novaterm provides for all of your telecommunication needs!

Platform: PDF
Accounting Series - Invoice Writer Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-18-2023

The Invoice Writer System is part of a true bookkeeping system designed to run on your Commodore 64 computer. In conjunction with the other accounting modules this system will provide all the functions normally found only on very expensive programs. Each month you will have room for an unlimited amount of journal entries in batches of 200. The system is so easy to use that any one in business should be able to use it .

Platform: PDF
Accounting Series - Inventory Control Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-18-2023

The Inventory Control System is part of a true bookkeeping system designed to run on your Commodore 64 computer. In conjunction with the other accounting modules this system will provide all the functions normally found only on very expensive programs. There is room for up to 1000 items of inventory. Each month you will have room for an unlimited amount of journal entries in batches of 200. The system is so easy to use that any one in business should be able use it.

Platform: PDF
Accounting Series - Accounts Receivable Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-18-2023

The Accounts Receivable System is a true bookkeeping system designed to run on your Commodore 64 computer. In conjunction with the other accounting modules this system will provide all the functions normally found only on very expensive programs. Each month you will have room for up to 1500 journal entries and handle up to 500 customers.

Platform: PDF
Accounting Series - Accounts Payable Manual Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-18-2023

The Accounts Payable System is a true bookkeeping system designed to run on your Commodore 64 computer. In conjunction with the other accounting modules this system will provide all the functions normally found only on very expensive programs. Each month you will have room for up to 1500 journal entries and handle up to 500 payables.

Platform: PDF
Abacus Zoom Pascal Manual [High Quality] Category: Software Manuals [C64]Nov-18-2023

ZOOM Pascal 64 is a true compiler. It generates 6502 machine language from a Pascal source file. Most versions of Pascal use some form of interpreter. This explains why, in timing tests, ZOOM Pascal 64 was the fastest version.

ZOOM Pascal 64 is a subset of the Pascal described by Jensen and Wirth in their book, which is the 'bible' for Pascal. It is also a subset of and supplies all of the string functions of UCSD Pascal. The section Differences from
standard Pascal explains the major differences between ZOOM Pascal 64 and standard Pascal.

This manual is only a guide to use of ZOOM Pascal 64 and is not intended to teach the user how to write programs in Pascal. Consult one of the references in the Appendix C - the bibliography for more information about Pascal
programming.

ZOOM Pascal 64 runs on standard Commodore 64 with a 1541 disk drive. Although ZOOM Pascal 64 can work with a cassette drive, use of a cassette drive is suitable only for small source or data files. ZOOM PASCAL 64 is therefore not distributed on cassette and ABACUS Software does not support a cassette version.

Platform: PDF
Commodore General Ledger Category: AccountingNov-17-2023

Commodore General Ledger is one of the programs / modules Commodore published as a part of its full accounting suite for the Commodore 64.

Note - This is a BASIC program, so start it with LOAD"$",8

Platform: Commodore 64
Zaxxon Manual Category: Game Manuals [C64]Nov-15-2023

Strap into the command position of a space·fighter craft. You're rocketing through space prepared for your ultimate encounter with a deadly, armored robot.

On your Journey you can survive only If you can pinpoint your craft through force fields, walls. and other deadly obstacles.

Attack enemy posiltons and capture needed fuel. Draw upon your pilot skills to dodge the constant blitz of enemy fire. All of your skills and control will be needed to survive the challenges of this ultimate space mission.

Platform: PDF
Magnetron User's Manual Category: Game Manuals [C64]Nov-14-2023

Your mission is to destroy the alien fortresses and save the planet Earth from certain annihilation.

The fortresses are heavily armed satellites placed in orbit around the Earth. They possess tremendous amounts of energy which is channeled into a planet-warping magnetic field. Each fortress derives its energy from a Magnetron Generator.

You attack by flying your Photon Fighter over the surface of the fortresses while bombarding the alien's defense cannons with your own particle beam weaponry. If you knock out all the cannons, the Magnetron Generator will short-out and the fortress will be destroyed. When the cannons are firing back at you, you may protect yourself with a shield around your Photon Fighter. Your Photon Fighter can withstand a few unshielded hits from the enemy cannons, but it takes a lot of fuel to absorb the energy (2000 units per unshielded hit).

As you fly over the surface of a fortress, the magnetic forces you must contend with can be very unpredictable. The force they generate may push you or pull you, you'll never know until it hits you. Sometimes you may be able to nullify the magnetic force by knocking out the Magnetron Generator itself with a direct hit.

The walls of a fortress also have unpredictable properties. Sometimes your Fighter will bounce off a wall, sometimes it will pass right through a wall. Sometimes when you hit a wall your Fighter will explode from the impact. There's only one way to know what kind of wail you face before it's too late: fire on the wall and see what happens.

Platform: PDF
Micro World MW701a Power Supply Schematic Category: Service Manuals [C64]Nov-10-2023

Micro World MW701-A Power Supply Schematic - Had one of these aftermarket power supplies for my Commodore 64 back in the day.  They were sold by TENEX and were often advertised in Compute! and RUN magazine.

Platform: PDF

 

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