Category: Software Manuals [C64]
Downloads: 432
zip0 Real Software Computer Diagnostic Instructions

Computer Diagnostics is a collection of programs that will test your computer equipment. The program is easy to use by simply following the prompts on screen as you go.

computer_diagnostics_instructions
2020-02-26 English PDF 630.08 KB 449 Download
zip1 RTC Master 128 Docs NEW

RTC Master 128 Docs - Our friendly neighborhood sleuth,  Colt45, did some digging and uncovered some documentation that was hidden in a .PRG file.  Turns out it was just a .SEQ file that had been renamed. 

If you're curious about RTC Master 128, you can grab it HERE.

Thanks Colt45 for all your help!

P.S. - It is suspected that this program was used with the online service GEnie, can anyone confirm?

rtc-master-128-docs
2024-02-28 English PDF 445.72 KB 0 Download
zip2 Sargon III Chess - User's Manual
Sargon III - The Ultimate in Chess - User's Manual sargon-3-manual
2019-09-12 English PDF 29.11 MB 651 Download
zip3 Script-64 Manual v2.0

Script-64:  A word processing program for the Commodore 64

script-64-word-processor-manual-v2.0
2021-03-28 English PDF 13.65 MB 556 Download
zip4 Simplicalc Manual
Simplicalc Manual [vic20] simplicalc-vic-manual
2019-10-05 English PDF 9 MB 606 Download
zip5 Sky Travel 64 Addendum

I haven't been able to find the actual Commodore 64 manual for Sky Travel, but I did find an older Macintosh version of the manual and this addendum.  

Update - Thanks to Bruce Thomas, we now have the manual, cheat sheet and easter eggs!

sky-travel-addenum-for-c64
2023-01-05 English Commodore 64 2.44 MB 189 Download
zip6 Sky Travel Manual

Welcome to Sky Travel! The magic of microelectronics has made it possible to have an accurate model of the universe in your own home at a modest cost. The awesome computations and enormous amounts of data are handled quickly and efficiently by your Commodore 64 computer. All you have to do is select your exploration commands and Sky Travel will return the information in pictorial form, directly on your screen - and in bright colors at that!

Thanks to Bruce Thomas, we now have the Commodore 64 manual plus some extras.  Inside the archive is Leroy's Cheatsheet for Sky Travel and a document about Sky Travel Easter Eggs!

sky-travel-c64-manual-1
2023-01-14 English PDF 5.23 MB 199 Download
zip7 Sky Travel Manual (Macintosh version)

Couldn't locate the Commodore 64 version of the Sky Travel manual, but found this Macintosh version that was released around the same time, so maybe it will be useful in conjunction with the Sky Travel 64 Addendum.

Update - Thanks to Bruce Thomas, we now have the manual, cheat sheet and easter eggs!

sky-travel-manual
2023-01-05 English PDF 17.95 MB 233 Download
zip8 Software Automatic Mouth Manual

S.A.M. -- the Software Automatic Mouth -- a versatile, high-quality speech synthesizer created entirely in software. You have added quality speech to your personal computer for a lower cost than ever before possible and, in the bargain, have gained features that other speech synthesizers cannot offer.

S.A.M. is designed to be easy to use. With a couple of simple program statements, you can add speech to your BASIC or assembly-language programs. When you have mastered the easy-to-learn phonetic alphabet, the inflection system, and the use of pitch and speed controls, you will be amazed at what you can make S.A.M. do. And, until then it will already match the performance of other speech synthesizers.

Note - this is a really bad scan of the manual, but it's the only Commodore 64 version I could find.

software-automatic-mouth-manual-10
2023-07-02 English PDF 1.97 MB 121 Download
zip9 Software Automatic Mouth Manual (Apple)

Here is a nice clean scan of the SAM - the Software Automatic Mouth.  Although it's for the Apple, most of the information is relevant to the Commodore 64 version also.

software-automatic-mouth-manual-apple
2023-07-02 English PDF 1.38 MB 104 Download
zip10 Speakeasy Installation and Operations Manual v1.2
SPEAKEASY is a human voice speech synthesizer designed for the VIC-20 computer. SPEAKEASY consists of a single printed circuit board that plugs into the VIC's memory expansion port or into a memory expansion board. speakeasy-installation-and-operations-manual-v1.2
2019-09-17 English PDF 3.85 MB 564 Download
zip11 Speakeasy Phoneme Editor Operating Instructions v1.0
The phoneme editor program is designed to help you develop words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs for Personal Peripheral Products' SPEAKEASY speech synthesizer board for the VIC-20 computer. speakeasy-phoneme-editor-operating-instructions-v1
2019-09-17 English PDF 8.47 MB 583 Download
zip12 Speed Writer (BASIC Compiler) Manual

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.

speed-writer-manual
2023-11-19 English PDF 929.33 KB 144 Download
zip13 Speedy Assembler User Manual

SPEEDY ASSEMBLER is a comprehensive machine code development package, which is suitable for both the beginner in machine coding and the experienced programmer, who wants to write large, complicated machine-code programs.

speedy-assembler-user-manual
2021-08-16 English PDF 657.33 KB 614 Download
zip14 Spence XP BBS Manual

The Spence System BBS. A program which has come back to haunt us again and again. A program which is never really complete. A program which continually groNns, evolves, improves and takes us every last clock cycle of our spare time. A program which had cast our names into modemland history and has made us less money than running a Kool-aid stand in January.

spence-system-bbs-manual
2023-05-06 English Commodore 64 8.92 MB 108 Download
zip15 Spritemaster 64 User's Manual

The Spritemaster 64 animation program is designed as a sprite generator and editor for use by programmers or as a fun and creative playmate for children or adults.

Sprites are movable object blocks which, through the power of the new Commodore 64 computer, can be made to imitate almost any moving object.

Spritemaster helps you build your sprite, then copy and modify it to produce a sequence of pictures which represent the object in motion. The Animate command will then put each picture on the screen in rapid succession to create the animation. This is similar to what takes place in a movie projector where still photographs, each a slightly different picture, are rapidly projected one after another onto the screen to produce a “ motion picture.”

Spritemaster lets you modify your sprite picture sequence to produce colors, shapes and sizes which give the best effect. In addition, you may change the speed of animation (the rate at which the still frames are displayed) or the speed of travel (the vertical or horizontal movement across the screen).

Once you have created your animated figure, you can save the informaton to tape or disk for retrieval at a later time. You may want to refine several figures for use in a game program. Although Spritemaster is not a game program, it is a program to create game objects. For example, it cannot display a pitcher throwing a baseball to a catcher. It can, however, be used to create the pitcher as a separate sprite, including the throwing motion, then the baseball as another sprite, and then the catcher as the final sprite. Each object is created separately and then transfered to other programs for interaction and movement as desired. The programmer’s reference section provides guidance on how to manipulate sprites in your own programs.

SpriteMaster_64_Manual
2017-08-24 English PDF 5.53 MB 844 Download
zip16 Step-by-Step 64 BlazeTerm Guide

Excellent Step-by-Step 64 BlazeTerm Guide by Andrew Wiskow of CottonWood / Borderline fame!

64-blazeterm-guide
2020-02-24 English PDF 16.46 KB 447 Download
zip17 Stop Press Desktop Publishing User Guide

Welcome to the fabulous world of Desktop Publishing. With the STOP PRESS processor you can create your own newspapers, magazines, posters, leaflets, handouts, letters, infact whatever type of document you need. Impress your friends, school chums or work colleagues with really professional looking documents.

stop-press-desktop-publishing-users-guide
2020-05-19 English PDF 4.2 MB 633 Download
zip18 Super Pascal 128 Manual

Super Pascal 128 Compiler and Software Development System for the Commodore 128.

super-pascal-128
2019-09-19 English PDF 5.16 MB 879 Download
zip19 Super-C 64/128 Manual HOT

The programming language C has been in existence since about 1972. It was developed by Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan for the operating system UNIX.  More then 90% of UNIX was written in C.  With the spread of UNIX, C enjoyed greater popularity as well.  Super C now makes it possible to program in C on the C-64 or C-128.

super-c-abacus
2019-09-19 English PDF 16.33 MB 954 Download
zip20 Superbase 64 - User's Manual HOT

Superbase 64 is a database program for the Commodore 64, released by Precision Software in 1984.

superbase-64-users-manual-4th-edition-1984-apr
2020-11-22 English PDF 6.78 MB 1,688 Download
zip21 SuperFORTH 64 I/O Utility Package Manual

The SuperFORTH 64 I/O UTILITY PACKAGE is a collection of utility words designed to aid in Input / Output operations. The package covers three main areas:

1. RS232 utilities.

2. COMMODORE PRINTER/PLOTTER utilities.

3. KOALA PAD utilities.

superforth-64-io-utility-package-manual
2020-07-18 English PDF 539.97 KB 511 Download
zip22 SuperFORTH 64 Micro Manual

The SuperFORTH MICRO MANUAL assumes that your programming experience has been largely that of BASIC and machine language. So you may be asking yourself: "What’s so different about FORTH, aside from the fact that it runs faster than BASIC?" The answer is: FORTH is like no other programming language you’ve ever used!

superforth-64-micro-manual
2020-07-17 English PDF 1.14 MB 527 Download
zip23 SuperFORTH 64 User Manual

SUPER FORTH 64 is a complete implementation of the FORTH-79 Required and Extension Word Sets. It contains extensions from FIG FORTH, STARTING FORTH by Leo Brodie, and special extensions to take advantage of the particular hardware in the Commodore 64 computer.

superforth-64-users-manual
2020-07-17 English PDF 9.42 MB 809 Download
zip24 SuperKey Manual NEW

SuperKey is a utility program for the Commodore 64 computer that allows you to redefine up to 96 keys on your keyboard. You can redefine some or all of the keys, and add, change or delete any of the definitions
at any time. The keys that you can redefine are the graphics characters that are accessed by pressing and holding either the SHIFT or Commodore keys prior to pressing one of the graphics keys. Throughout the remainder of this manual the SHIFT and Commodore keys will be abbreviated SH and C=, respectively.

Thanks to Anthony for providing this documentation.  Although it's a scan of a photo copy, so far it's the only manual I've ever seen for this software and it's much appreciated.

Note - If anyone has this utility, I would love to add it to the site.

superkey-manual
2024-02-28 English PDF 837.3 KB 0 Download
zip25 Superscript 128 User Manual HOT

Welcome to Superscript, the complete word processor for the Commodore 128 from Precision Software.  The tutorials cover only the beginners level of tuition, and get everyone going with the system as quickly as possible.  We've left some of the more advanced features of the program for a more leisurely learning session.

superscript-128-word-processor-users-manual
2020-05-17 English PDF 12.47 MB 1,270 Download
pdf26 Superscript 64 Manual

This manual presents the Superscript word processing system in different ways to suit individual learning preferences. We recommend that everyone goes through the TUTORIALS. These take you through a range of Superscript activities:

  • Loading documents from disk
  • Using menus and commands
  • Creating new documents
  • Updating documents, including cut and paste editing
  • Arithmetic
  • Handling a mailing
  • Obtaining screen and printed output

A big thank you goes out to one of our visitors that has been kind enough to contribute this wonderful scan so we can take this of the "Wanted List".  Since I only know this person by their real name, I'll refrain from posting that info.

Here's a link to the disk image

superscript-64-manual2
2022-10-20 English PDF 894.84 KB 281 Download
zip27 Swift Calc 128 User Manual HOT

The power of SWIFTCALC 128 lies in its ability to apply mathematical functions and algebraic formulae to any spreadsheet-type analysis, such as budgeting, financial planning, or cost estimating.  Because SWIFTCALC automatically calculates these formulae for you, you can produce complicated "what if?" reports at the press of a key and make further modifications quickly and effortlessly.

swift-calc-128-manual
2020-05-17 English PDF 7.45 MB 1,052 Download
zip28 Swift Desktop Publisher Manual

Swift Desktop Publisher is a suite of graphics and printing software combined with sample fonts and graphics images. Draw & Paint is a program for making screen images. Create Clip Art is a graphics program for making smaller graphics images. Customize Characters is a program for creating custom character sets. Create lettering is a program for creating custom letters for specialized use. Format a printed page is a program to set all the parts of your document on page-sized layouts for printing. Banners & Bumpers is a program to lay out formats in up to 6-pages for a banner or "bumper sticker." Print, as the name implies, lets you select which type of document to print and then allows you to select the printer to print with. List Sample Files is a listing of the files on the Swift Desktop Publisher program disk that contain special lettering, fonts, clip art, and banner lettering.

desktop-publisher-swift-cosmi
2020-03-01 English PDF 989.58 KB 485 Download
zip29 SwiftSheet 128 Manual

SwiftSheet (Also called Swiftcalc) 128 by Cosmi - Swlftcalc replaces pencil, pad of paper and the modern calculator with its electronic worksheet.

swiftsheet-128
2019-09-18 English PDF 3.48 MB 786 Download
zip30 Symbol Master v2.0 Manual
Symbole Master v2.0- Multi-Pass Symbolic Disassembler Manual symbol-master-v2.0-manual
2019-09-17 English PDF 15.1 MB 798 Download
d64 floppy31 SysRes Users Guide

SysRes - "THE ULTIMATE RESIDENT PROGRAM MANIPULATION SYSTEM" Users Guide.

Sysres_Users_Guide
2016-11-24 English PDF 3.56 MB 899 Download
d64 floppy32 The 1581 Toolkit Manual HOT

Manual for the software utility package called "The 1581 Toolkit".  This manual is for v2.02 of the software.

The_1581_Toolkit
2015-10-12 English PDF 11.4 MB 1,158 Download
zip33 The Commodore 64 Macro Assembler Development System Manual

This manual describes the Assembly Language and assembly process for Commodore 64 programs which use one of the 6500 series microprocessors. Several assemblers are available for 6500 series program development, each is slightly different in detail of use, yet all are the same in principle. The 6500 series processors include the 6502 through the 6515 (the instruction sets are identical).

c64-macro-assembler-development-system-manual
2020-02-12 English PDF 9 MB 708 Download
zip34 The Fast Assembler v3 Documentation

This is the Documentation for "The Fast Assembler" V3 by Yves Han, taken from Compute!'s Gazzete Issue 31 and also available in Best of Compute!'s Gazette, January 1988.  Here is a link to the software which also has this documentation included.

Thanks go to BlueCursor for sharing the software and documentation.

the-fast-assembler-docs
2020-06-01 English PDF 2.86 MB 620 Download
pdf35 The Fun Graphics Machine Font Disk

The Fun Graphics Machine Font Disk

The_Fun_Graphics_Machine_Font_Disk
2016-12-30 English PDF 132.47 KB 602 Download
zip36 The Illustrator Manual

The Illustrator - A Graphics package for The Quill Adventure Writing System on the Commodore 64 by Tim Gilberts

the-illustrator-manual-remastered-c64
2020-05-22 English PDF 489.9 KB 451 Download
d64 floppy37 The Newsroom Clipart Volume 1

The Newsroom Clipart Volume 1

The_Newsroom_Clipart_Volume_1
2016-12-27 English PDF 3.35 MB 681 Download
d64 floppy38 The Newsroom Clipart Volume 2

The Newsroom Clipart Volume 2

The_Newsroom_Clipart_Volume_2
2016-12-27 English Commodore 64 2.23 MB 647 Download
d64 floppy39 The Newsroom Clipart Volume 3

The Newsroom Clipart Volume 3

The_Newsroom_Clipart_Volume_3
2016-12-27 English PDF 2.47 MB 696 Download
pdf40 The Newsroom in Detail and Complete Guide to Creating a Newspaper

The Newsroom in Detail and Complete Guide to Creating a Newspaper

The_Newsroom_in_Detail_and_Complete_Guide_to_Creating_a_Newspaper
2016-12-30 English PDF 6.18 MB 746 Download
pdf41 The Newsroom Quick Reference Guide

The Newsroom Quick Reference Guide

The_Newsroom_Quick_Reference_Guide
2016-12-30 English PDF 4.58 MB 758 Download
pdf42 The Newsroom Users Manual HOT

The Newsroom Users Manual

The_Newsroom_Users_Manual
2016-12-30 English PDF 2.74 MB 919 Download
pdf43 The Servant ROM Manual

The Servant ROM Manual

the-servant-manual2
2020-10-11 English PDF 542.22 KB 451 Download
zip44 The Write Stuff 128 - Reference Manual

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

the-write-stuff-128-reference-manual
2021-10-10 English PDF 3.24 MB 559 Download
zip45 The Write Stuff 128 - Startup Instructions

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

the-write-stuff-128-manual
2021-10-10 English PDF 1.7 MB 406 Download
zip46 The Write Stuff 64 Manual (3rd Printing, Feb. 1988)

The Write Stuff is a collection of word processing software. The main program, BB Writer, is a high productivity, full-featured word processor for the Commodore 64. Although designed to meet the needs of advanced users, BB Writer, when used in "menu mode," is equally suitable for use by children and occasional users. BB Writer allows all essential edit-print-load-save features to be selected from menus. No special keyboard or embedded commands need to be learned. However, as the user gains experience, over 100 advanced features can be selected using keyboard and embedded commands.

BB Talker is the talking version of BB Writer that works with S.A.M., the Software Automatic Mouth. If you have the double-sided version, S.A.M. and BB Talker are both on the backside of the disk. BB Talker is on the single-sided version, but you must have a copy of S.A.M. to use it.

the-write-stuff-64-manual
2023-03-27 English PDF 23.56 MB 188 Download
zip47 The Write Stuff C64 Keyboard Overlay

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.

the-write-stuff-keyboard-overlay
2021-10-10 English Commodore 64 731.77 KB 335 Download
zip48 The Write Stuff v2 - Featuring BB Speller

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.

the-write-stuff-v2-featuring-bb-speller
2021-10-10 English PDF 1.31 MB 324 Download
zip49 Timeworks Business Systems - General Ledger User's Manual

The TIMEWORKS General Ledger system is designed for the first-time computer user who is familiar or relatively unfamiliar with the principles of accounting.  The computer and business control experts who created this system have taken extreme pains to make the system "user friendly" - while at the same time utilizing the size and capabilities of the Commodore 64 to their utmost.  Its easy-to-understand "cookbook" style instructions heralds a breakthrough in simplicity for every first-time computer user / business person, and assists you in operating your business more effectively and efficiently.

business-systems-for-c64-general-ledger-users-manual
2020-02-12 English PDF 34.41 MB 567 Download
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