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Coming Soon: Ultimate +4 Rom List!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-29
SVS/Fire sent us word that he is working on a new document: the Ultimate +4 Rom List! This will be an excel file that's already nearing 100Kb. It's goal is to gather all known information about the Commodore 16 and Plus/4's internal ROM routines, and other programming info. SVS said it already covers more than 10 other existing documents do, plus it includes his own discoveries, not published before! We can't wait to get our hands on this one! Good luck SVS, and thanks for the news!


Plus4IDE V1.0 Released!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-27
A new programming tool is introduced today: The Plus/4 Integrated Developement Environment (IDE). With this software (and a little knowledge of Plus/4 assembly programming) anyone can start developing new programs in the comfort(?) of Windows. Developed by Csabo. What's new in this release?

  • 'Save' function fixed
  • Supports Minus4w, WinEMU or YAPE to run the compiled programs
  • Built in help for opcodes and ted registers

It's a surprisingly small download at 246Kb. The IDE comes with two short demos ready for you to compile (and mess with), just to help people getting started.
Download now!


New Tools Section Opens!!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-23
Plus/4 World already covers all the software released for the Commodore 264 family. But what about all the related software for Windows and Amiga? Emulators, compilers, utilities, etc. Our new Tools section is the answer! Designed to be your one-stop solution for all your Plus/4 related software needs.

This page (also) needs your help! If you have ideas about how to make this listing better, have additional information about the tools listed, or want to submit new tools, contact Lando or Csabo!


Compute!'s Gazette Cover Scans!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-21
James C has uploaded not less than 36 scanned magazine covers to his site. These are the issues of Compute!'s Gazette ranging from 1985 - 1989. You can actually see as the magazine switches from "VIC-20 and 64 owners" to "Commodore owner" (which means that the C=16/+4 is covered as well). It looks amazing! Another piece of the Commodre history is now documented.

Check it out now!


Introducing Styles!!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-19
Plus/4 World receives the ultimate facelift! Today we're introducing a new feature that has been in the works for more than one month... It's called Styles, and it allows YOU to pick how you want the site to look. Currently there are six styles, including a "Text Only" style which could be useful for browsers that don't have graphic capabilities. What all of this means technically is that (almost) all the content on our pages is now separated from the design.

We may introduce more styles in the future (depending on the feedback). There is also the possibility of you making a style. If anyone is up to the challenge, contact Csabo!

For now, check out these cool new looks for the page and choose whichever you like the best. Just make sure to refresh your browser. Go to the Styles page!


D64 Plugin for Far Manager!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-18
MC has just released a new utility for FAR Manager. For those who don't know, FAR Manager is a shell replacement utility, available from RarLab. With MC's plugin, it is now possible to open up D64 disk images. MC is looking for feedback on this, so if you have any comments, you can email him.

Download from Plus/4 World!


The Face of MC!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-17
MC of EDC has just sent us his picture for the Faces of the Scene gallery, which now contains not less than 41 pictures! MC brought us such outstanding demos as Legend of MC and Fatal Mirror. It seems that when he mentioned on the forum that he looked just like MagerValp, he wasn't kidding :-) Thanks, MC!


4 1Ks for +4!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-16

The 2002 1K Minigame Competition organized by MagerValp has ended today. Out of the 62 entries that made it, 4 were specifically written for the Commodore 16 or Plus/4. Despite all my efforts to get people motivated, I (Csabo) was the only one who took the time to do something. At least our platform was represented, although even the VIC-20 had 6 entries. (Around 10 entries for the Spectrum and 21 for the C=64.)

Adventure is a classic text adventure. Memory test your ability to remember and repeat an increasingly longer sequence of sounds. Racer is a small arcade racing game, and Tetris is yet another implementation of the classic Tetris game.

At any rate, this is a good day for those who care about this machine and want to see new releases for it. Racer is PAL only, the other games run on both PAL & NTSC systems.



New Plus/4 Website!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-10
Maugli of EDC's websiteWell, maybe not that new, but we have just found out about it... The Electronic Disaster Crew (EDC) has a website. It belongs to and is maintained by Maugli (Tibor Neszt). The site has all of their 35 releases ready for download. They are now all linked into our database. And best of all, it's in English. Check it out!


New Adventure Game Released!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-08
Mark your calendars, today is one of those special days when a new piece of software is released on our beloved platform. From adventure game programmer Paul Panks comes his second C16/Plus4 release this year: Merlin's Quest. Here's what he had to say about the game:
The entire point of the game is to locate the "Orb of Light". [...] I wrote "Merlin's Quest" to prove that a good adventure game could fit into the 12275 bytes of the Commodore 16. [...] If you'd like a copy of my game, please send $5.00 and a SASE to:

Mr. Paul Panks
700 S. Blackbird Roost, Apt. #89
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

The game is Public Domain, so feel free to make copies of it and/or share it with your friends or user groups.
That's good news! It raises the number of this year's releases to 12 (in our count). With all this activity, 2002 is turning out to be a great year for the Plus/4 fans!


Plus/4 World hits 2300!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-06
Here we grow again! That's right our database now contains a little over 2300 programs. Games, utilities, magazines, it's all here. There are (probably) hundreds (if not thousands) of pieces of software missing, still it's a milestone, so we can celebrate a little bit. :-) Thanks to Luca for collecting and uploading these newly added programs to ftp.rulez.org, and to Csabo for adding them to the database.


New Feature at Plus/4 World!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-05
We have added a new feature to our database and website: extra member and group information. This means on the detail pages of people or companies we can have additional infos - such as an introduction, or a "My Story" feature. For groups, take a look at 220 Volt or the Muffbusters. For people, check out Ati or Norbert! If you have any additional information about members, groups or companies, send it to us!

We also have a new poll on-line today. This time we would like to know what kind of floppy you had (if you had one). Vote now!


Yape 0.41 is here!!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-05
Today Attila released a new version of Yape. Here's what's new:
  • started implementing a status bar
  • limited speed does not use up 100% CPU anymore
  • improved TED DMA timings
  • largely improved digi sound support
  • digi sound now works on NT/2000/XP
  • forced full speed now mutes sound
  • optimised sound emulation
  • optimised screen rendering a bit
  • fixed file association bug on NT/2000/XP
  • fixed fallback sound mode
  • fixed wraparound of two zero-lap opcodes
Attlia says many thanks to all who contributed by testing the betas. If you think you had problems with the sound he definitely recommends getting this one!



Drool Over Drol!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-04
Drol Running on an Emulator!Drol was yet another cool converted game by Ceekay. This game uses the same IRQ loader as Karateka, which renders it unloadable on any emulator. Csabo however has once again managed to rip data off of the disk image, and we now have a playable single file version!

Did I say playable? Yes, it is! This is a cute, fast paced game full of sprites... The idea is very much like the old classic Atlantis. Download it now!


Karateka Intro!
Posted by Csabo on 2002-09-03
Karateka Running on an Emulator!Have you ever played Karateka? Those who know this excellent game are probably longing for the day when it will be playable on an emulator. It's probably the best conversion from Ceekay who has also brought us such games as Bobby Bearing. Unfortunately - due to the complicated disk loader this game uses - none of the emus can load this game at this time. And since it's a Track/Sector loader, we can't just run the game by loading different files from the directory. Csabo however has developed a special D64 opener tool, which can rip files from D64 images even when they are not linked by the BAM (Block Allocation Map). The result: we now have the actual game intro in a single file which runs on all emulators! This also finally gave us the opportunity to grab a screenshot of this hand-to-hand combat game. Download it from here, and watch this cool film-like intro.


plus4.com News Flash!!
Posted by MIK on 2002-09-01
Could it be that we have finally found a remake greater than the original classic? Well, maybe - but that doesn't stop us from loving it over again! Mike has only just posted the low down to this cool surprise so hit plus4.com now and find out what game has had the PC treatment! Cheers Mike.

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