Digital Retro: The Evolution and Design of the Personal Computer

It's easy these days to take the Internet, ludicrous processing power, massive hard disk capacities, cloud computing and mobile connectivity for granted. Back in 'the day' things were very different. Gordon Laing's well researched and elegantly designed homage to lots of different, lovely but defunct hardware from the era of "Home" as opposed to "Personal" Computers.

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MESS - Multi Emulator Super System

Wether your childhood home computer was a BBC Micro, Commodore 64/128, Dragon 64, Amiga, Atari, ZX Spectrum, ZX81 or your console of choice was SNES, Gameboy, MegaDrive or Epoch Game Pocket Computer (what do you mean never heard of it!?), MESS almost certainly has it emulated.

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CCS64 - Commodore 64 Emulator

CCS64 is a shareware Commodore 64 emulator that plays Commodore 64 formatted games and music in windows, in an approximation of the original appearance, including interface.

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VICE - VersatIle Commodore Emulator

VICE is a freeware emulator for Commodore's 8-bit computers (released under the GNU General Public Licence) and runs on Win32, Mac OS X, Amiga, Unix, MS-DOS, OS/2, Acorn RISC OS, and BeOS.

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Where to Find Commodore 64 Emulator Games

A list here....

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Wii Virtual Console - Commodore 64 games

Some Commodore 64 games were available to download from the Wii Virtual Console from March 2008 the first two games being International Karate and Uridium (both games are available 500 Wii points each).

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BBC News: Recreating the era of 8-bit computers

Chances are that you are reading this article on a computer screen. Most would agree that a modern 32 or 64 bit machine is a pretty complicated piece of equipment.

While it is easy to buy the parts of a modern PC - motherboard, graphics card and processor - the sheer complexity would defeat any attempt to build one starting with electronic components such as resistors, capacitors and chips.

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C64 - Commodore 64 DTV (Plug n Play TV Games)

Play classic C64 games direct through your TV or VCR! Features 30 full colour classic games, including some of my favourites Paranoid, Uridium, Impossible Mission and California Games. [ more... ]

C64 Song list

A nice selection of classic C64 theme tunes… [ more... ]

BMX Simulator

A few days ago I posted that Treasure Island Dizzy was available for download… [ more... ]

Treasure Island Dizzy

Do you remember the days when games used no more than 4 colours and involved characters called Yolkfolk? [ more... ]

Wii're going Retro - C64 comes to Virtual Console

Nintendo has announced a new (or should that be old) platform will be coming to Wii's Virtual Console, a selection of classic Commodore 64 titles. [ more... ]