|Hungarian Covers and Zone Control|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-31|
|Here is the next Hungarian cover was sent to us by that Hungarian fellow... It's probably time to introduce him! László Bozsó (or Lacus) has been involved with the Plus/4 since 1986. He has even posted on our forums a few years ago. Well, now he's back with some very cool and rare stuff, that he managed to put his hand on from his old high school (yes, they had plussies in their computer labs!)|
The cover for "A Hős Lovag" is extra special since this was the very first Hungarian adventure release ever. Not only we have the cover, but also the cassette inlay which has detailed instructions on how to play the game (it was necessary, since most people who bought the game were not familiar with the adventure genre).
In that post I mentioned he was looking for a few old games. Since then, Plus/4 World has managed to find almost all of those, except Zone Control. Lacus had this one as well, though! We'd like to thank him once again for all these contributions!
In the next few days I will be add more of these covers and programs, so stay tuned.
|More New Covers!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-30|
|The good stuff just doesn't stop. Pawel Kubacki from Poland was kind enough to scan some of his original covers for us. Visit his polish Plus/4 page here. The newly added covers are: Berks Trilogy from CRL, Cruncher from Solar Software and the Kingsoft release of Legionnaire, complete with german instructions!|
|New Exomizer Released!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-29|
|Exomizer v1.1.1 has been released by Magnus Lind. The new version has important things for us C16/Plus4 fans, for example the decrunch effect was invisible in some cases, which has been fixed. Exomizer now also allows "$" prefix for hexadecimal addresses. For more details on the new version and to download your copy, visit the Exomizer Homepage!|
|New Hungarian Cover(s)!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-28|
|This month is turning out to be an amazing one! Out of the blue, we have just received a nice and rare collection of original Hungarian softwares (TAPs, too!), and the original covers. This is an exciting time for those who have been waiting for the Novotrade covers to come in... The first one is a new program that we didn't have in the database called "Egybeírjam? Különírjam?" It's an grammar educational software. (Our first cover for the letter "E".) Check it out!|
There is more stuff coming but our free time is limited so stay tuned!
|VICE 1.11 is out!|
|Posted by SVS on 2003-01-27|
|Version 1.11 of VICE has been released today. Click here to read the list of changes. This version does not have any new feature on C16/Plus4 emulation, but we have our fingers crossed!|
Visit the VICE Homepage for downloads.
|More covers with full instructions added!|
|Posted by MIK on 2003-01-25|
|Hot off the press are Legionnaire, Fighting Warrior and The Way of the Tiger for your viewing pleasure.|
It's been a long time coming but the Fighting Warrior cover has completed the C16/Plus4 Mastertronic lineup! Yes, you read correct: we now have them all!
|Forum Search feature added|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-24|
|Our forums are now searchable! This allows us to access the wealth of information that the community has contributed in the past 40 months. This new feature is connected to the regular search form, and any matches from the forum will be displayed as a link. This way the regular search doesn't get cluttered, but you will still get a result even if you search for something like 'Krieg'. It will also be helpful for new visitors: the may find topics that have been asked and answered before.|
With the help of this new feature it is now confirmed that Tom Thumb is the most talked-about game of all time! :-)
|The FINAL version of Skramble is here!|
|Posted by MIK on 2003-01-23|
|Going back to what was said two days ago about how this game didn't make it in TAP format, well that's all changed thanks to Attila whose only had a copy in TAP format hiding on his PC! It's always nice to complete an entry and what a better way to finish off, thanks Attila |
Grab yours from the Skramble page now!
|3 more covers with full instructions added!|
|Posted by MIK on 2003-01-22|
|As you can see from the right we have just added 3D Time Trek, Bridgehead (64k version) and Classic Snooker covers.|
Full instructions have been added to all three which is a new trend where we want to add more attention though-out the data base in time. Also 3D Time Trek is the first cover in the 0-9 index!
|The definitive version of Skramble is here!|
|Posted by MIK on 2003-01-21|
|It's still the same old Skramble we all know and love, but this time we've put the books straight once and for all by bringing the low down and how the game was meant to be seen! Of course this is the original release by Anirog from 1985 (English). Your notice this time the score upon loading is 290 which is true to the master copy on cassette I have here |
Sadly this game won't TAP because of the nature of the turbo used, but this is as close as can be. The cover and full instructions are there to be had, so before you all Skramble off for the download remember your be wanting the version here at Emucamp.
Right, I'm off for another bash :-) Enjoy.
|5 New Cover Scans!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-20|
|Niila T. Rautanen was kind enough to let us use his C16 classic covers from his site. These cool scans will fit right in with the rest of our growing collection. Where's the 5th one you ask? Check out ACE 2 for a rare GameBusters casette release cover!|
With Joe Blade 2 and Yie Ar Kung Fu added, "E" and "Q" are the only two letters left with no covers. Does anyone have an original Enigma or Quick Draw casette hanging around? ;-) Tack, Niila!
|First New Release of 2003!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-13|
|The first new program of the year is out! A converted adventure called Adventureland is here (original by Scott A.) It has been sped up with AustroSpeed. The author wishes to remain unnamed for now.|
It's a good start, let's hope we will see a nice crop of new releases for 2003!
|5 More New Download Sites!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-10|
|Who knew this many websites carried Commodore 16 and Commodore Plus/4 games? Today we have added not less than 5 new sites to the Plus/4 Internet Archive. As you will notice, that page has received a facelift: the listing is better and the sites have been re-ordered so the more relevant ones are at the top, and the sites that are no longer updated are at the bottom. Visit Ozkan.co.uk, Stephan's Retrocomputing Site, TQ-Gaming, a German site and The Acmenet Commodore Plus/4 Computer Collection. This last one has some very nice pictures including hardware and commercial games.|
We have also received three more SVS programs: Visual RAM 1541, Visual SEQ and USR File Read. Check the New Uploads section. Thanks, SVS!
|Finders Keepers Map!!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-09|
|This Mastertronic classic from '86 is a well known game. It was the first in the successful Magic Knight series (Knight Tyme, Spellbound and Stormbringer), which was published on Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and C64. Unfortunately it's the only one that was released for the C16. It's no wonder so many people like the: the controls are easy to pick up, the rooms are challenging and the graphics are colorful and cute. Once you get into the trading, however, you realize that this is more than just a platformer.|
Csabo has created a detailed map of the game, download it here (107KB). It's invaluable to those who want to finish it. The C64 version has three possible endings. We've only found one so far in the C16 version, the rest probably had to be cut out because of memory. A detailed solution will soon follow. Enjoy!
|Anco Advertisement Sheet.|
|Posted by MIK on 2003-01-07|
|Advertisements related to the C16/Plus4 are slightly rare and something we haven't looked into before. Most if not all were to be found in magazines, but this fine work of art was printed back in 1987 and shipped with Summer Events!|
On the face side you were shown images of four classics from Anco and these them self also held the front cover art work to each game. On the back side was black and white text with the quick low down on some of the goodies they had for sell including that all important price tag from the day. As yet we don't have a home for these images so until then you can find them below.
Download scans: Small Front - Small Back - Large Front - Large Back.
|New Club Info!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-06|
|Club Info 72 is out. The 2002 December issue is now online at C16doc.de, download it from here.|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-04|
|13 new pieces of software has been added today, including some games, demos and utilities. Check the New Uploads page. There are a few very interesting ones. Talk about ambiguous file names! We have two "Star Copy"s, one 'Star Copy' and a 'Plus4 Star Copy'. Both are tape utilities. The plain Star Copy was written by Istvan Bozsik, the author of Archivum and Hexaeder. It contains a voice sample (the author's own voice), which is played back when the copied programs are loaded from the tape. We have two "Sprite-Converter"s. One is from A-System, the other one is from TCFS (the latter one has a version number added to it). There's even a "new" game called "The Invincible". No, it's not the well-known platformer from The Mad, it's an entirely different German adventure game. Whew!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-02|
|Two more new download sites have been added, raising the total number of links to more than 7000.|
The first site is in german, and it has 5 games online zipped, but carries games for other platforms as well.
The second site has more than 100 classic games online, plus 3 'walkthroughs' (maps) taken from Plus/4 World.
|Let's get this year started|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-01-01|
|I hope everyone had a nice new years and had some rest, but here we are back to work. Today the game screenshots update has been completed. The pages that use game screenshots (games, covers, tapes, cheats and index) have been updated to use the "ThumbURL" field. While this won't look any better than before, it does mean less load on the server and faster page loading. The Cheats page also has a new design. The forum has been updated: the date columns are wider (wide enough to hold the date without breaking them into more than one line). When viewing topics, notice that the top section is changed: a lot less clutter. We also added about 30 more screenshots (still lots to go) and digged up two new games: Unscramble (the original English version) and a german adventure: Caverns in Mountain.|
Lastly there's a new download site added to the database, a polish one. This means more than a hundred more download links (we're almost up to 7000). Enjoy!
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