TitleCategoryUpload Date
Dungeon of Dance Category: gamesOct-17-2021

Dungeon of Dance by Jason Justian (2021) for the unexpanded VIC-20 is an old-school, but somewhat subverted, roguelike game. It has the classic genre elements: explore the dungeon, find food, armor, and potions that may or may not behave as advertised when imbibed. You'll encounter goblins to vex, wraiths to confound, and dragons to banish. The dragon holds the key to the door to the next level, and the only way to get that key is to best the dragon in a winner-take-all dance off! Find the Magic Mirror Ball to complete your quest.

You need a good memory to match your opponents' moves, and it only gets harder as you descend further into the depths of the Dungeon of Dance!

Full forum thread at VIC-20 Denial about this release can be found here

Full source code and additional media for this release can be found here at Github

See full description for instructions and tips.

Platform: Commodore VIC 20
Logo Converter v1.0 Category: graphics-convertersOct-17-2021

Logo Converter v1.0 by Devastator of Crome (released 3-31-1991) is a utility for converting hi-res character graphics create with 'Centauri Logo Editor' into a format that can be loaded into 'Ultrafont'.

Platform: Commodore 64
Chrome's Four Bit Sample Collection Category: compilationsOct-17-2021

This is a two disk collection of 4-bit digitized sounds released by Chrome along with a player.  Nothing super special, but it's kind of neat to think a Commodore 64 released in 1982 can play digitized sounds.

Platform: Commodore 64
Fisher Price - My Grand Piano Category: miscellaneous-educationalOct-16-2021

Fisher Price - My Grand Piano is a music education program for ages 3 - 8 for the Commodore 64 or 128 (in C64 mode).  From what I could gather, I believe a hardware keyboard overlay accompanied this, but isn't necessary to use the software.

Platform: Commodore 64
Mega65 User's Guide (October 2021) Category: hardware-manualsOct-15-2021

Congratulations on your purchase of one of the most long-awaited computers in the history of computing. The MEGA65 is a community designed computer, based on the never-released Commodore® 651 computer; a computer designed in 1989 and intended for public release in 1990. Decades have passed, and the MEGA65 invokes an earlier time when computers were simple and friendly. They were not only simple to operate and understand how they work, but friendly and approachable for new users.

Platform: PDF
Commodore Public Domain Collection Category: collectionsOct-10-2021

Commodore maintained and sold public domain software for years.  This is a collection of some of that software. The following titles are in this collection:

Computer Science, English I, English II, English III, English IV, English V, English VI, English VII, Games I, Games II, Games III, Geography, History, Math I, Math II, Math III, Math IV, Math V, Math VI, Math VII, Science I, Science II,Technology


Platform: Commodore 64
The Write Stuff v2 - Featuring BB Speller Category: software-manualsOct-10-2021

The Write Stuff v2 - Featuring BB Speller - This isn't a complete manual, it mainly covers the spelling checker that's new in V2 called BB Speller.

Platform: PDF
The Write Stuff 128 - Reference Manual Category: software-manualsOct-10-2021

This is the complete reference manual for the Commodore 128 wordprocessor, "The Write Stuff 128", also know as BB Writer 128.

Platform: PDF
The Write Stuff 128 - Startup Instructions Category: software-manualsOct-10-2021

This is the startup instructions for the most excellent wordprocessor, "The Write Stuff", for the Commodore 128.

Platform: PDF
The Write Stuff C64 Keyboard Overlay Category: software-manualsOct-10-2021

This is a keyboard overlay for the excellent wordprocessor called "The Write Stuff", for the Commodore 64.

Here's a link to the Commodore 64 disk image.

Platform: Commodore 64
MicroSpec Checkbook Manager Category: accountingOct-10-2021

MicroSpec made many business related programs, and Checkbook Manager is one of them.  This is a full featured program with features such as balance, reconsiliation, budgeting, graphics, printing and more.  By far one of the most complete checkbook programs I've run across.

Platform: Commodore 64
Mach 5 Program Disk Category: mach-5Oct-09-2021

Mach 5 by Access Software was a disk speeder cartridge / disk combo for the Commodore 64 that greatly enhanced the transfer speed of the 1541 floppy drive.  This is the disk image that is included with the cartridge.  On the disk are two machine language monitors that load into $c000 and $8000.  There is also a disk organizer program and last but not least, a version of BASIC that has an additional 4k of programming space.

Here is a link to the manual

Platform: Commodore 64
Mach 5 Instruction Manual Category: cartridge-manualsOct-09-2021

Mach 5 by Access Software was a disk speeder cartridge / disk combo for the Commodore 64 that greatly enhanced the transfer speed of the 1541 floppy drive.  It was later followed up by Mach 128 for the Commodore 128.

Here is a link to the program disk

Platform: Commodore 64
Quantum Link v3.0 Category: miscellaneous-terminal-programsOct-09-2021

QuantumLink was a U.S. and Canadian online service for Commodore 64 and 128 personal computers that operated from November 5, 1985 to November 1, 1995.

This is NOT the most recent version, but for history sake it's good to keep this around.  The latest version can be found here

Believe it or not, you can still connect to Q-Link, which was resurrected and lives on.

Platform: Commodore 64
Genealogy 64 Category: miscellaneous-applicationsOct-09-2021

Genealogy 64 by Robert J. Cokel (Byteware 1983) is a program for the Commodore 64/128 that lets you create a pedigree chart of family members.  Included on the disk are both C64 and C128 versions of the program.  Instructions are included in the program, but a printer is needed to print them out.

Platform: Commodore 64
QuickType 1520 Category: miscellaneous-applicationsOct-09-2021

QuickType 1520 is a super simple, but cool program for the Commodore VIC-1520 plotter.  Basically you can use the plotter like a typewriter with this handy utility.  I found this on shareware disk 4029 (Business #3) from "COMPUTER NUT" in Lancaster, CA.  There are several other shareware programs on the disk that someone might find interesting, so I included a screenshot of the disk directory.

Platform: Commodore 64
Comtronics 64-Text Category: miscellaneous-terminal-programsOct-09-2021

Comtronics 64-Text is a very simple terminal program for HAM radio modems.  I know nothing about HAM and even less about this program, but if there are any Hammies left in the world, who knows, they might really need/want this!?

One thing I do know about this is that it came from a shareware collection called "COMPUTER NUT" in Lancaster, CA.  There's a picture of the floppy disk in the screen shots.

Platform: Commodore 64
packetTERM 4.8 Category: miscellaneous-terminal-programsOct-09-2021

packetTERM 4.8 for the Commodore 64 is your typical terminal program, supporting Punter and Xmodem transfer protocols and all the usual 300-1200 baud modems of the era.  This isn't one I'd recommend, but I love terminal programs, so lets add it to the collection.

Platform: Commodore 64
Modem Chess v2.0 Category: chessOct-09-2021

Modem Chess v2.0 by Bobby Smith and Mike Quinn is a classic chess game for the Commodore 64.  Contrary to its name, it doesn't require a modem, or even have the ability to use a modem.  This is a two player only chess game in which players hot seat to make their moves.

Platform: Commodore 64
The BitImploder v2.5 Category: packers-crunchers-linkersOct-09-2021

The BitImploder v2.5 is a program cruncher for the Commodore 64.  Improved by Wanderer of NEC, The BitImploder can crunch programs up to 120 Blocks in size and has an easy to use menu driven interface with built-in notes on how to use the program.  You can use a fast load cartridge to improve speeds, and it works with all device numbers.

Platform: Commodore 64
Shield Cruncher Category: packers-crunchers-linkersOct-09-2021

Shield Crunch (released sometime in 1992) for the Commodore 64 (or Commodore 128 in 64 mode), is a program cruncher with impressive results.  The following snippit was found along with this program:

I found this powerful (but slow) packer for the 64 on a PD disk at the local library. It is very easy to use, just report source and destination names, and jmp address and $01 initial value (memory configuration, mostly $37). I have compared this packer to others I have and it always showed superior results. If some programs do not run when packed with it try changing all $2D bytes to $AE and $2E to $AF in the decompressing routine. This often helps.

Platform: Commodore 64
Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 04 Category: cursorAug-21-2021

Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 04 - November 1991

Platform: PDF
Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 03 Category: cursorAug-21-2021

Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 03 - October 1991

Platform: PDF
Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 02 Category: cursorAug-21-2021

Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 02 - September 1991

Platform: PDF
Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 01 Category: cursorAug-21-2021

Cursor - Vol. 08 - Issue 01 - August 1991

Platform: PDF