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2017
2017/106
2017/094
2017/084
2017/079
2017/068
2017/054
2017/045
2017/037
2017/026
2017/0115
Total:68
Avg.:6.8
 
2016
2016/1210
2016/117
2016/104
2016/095
2016/081
2016/077
2016/064
2016/056
2016/042
2016/034
2016/023
2016/016
Total:59
Avg.:4.9
 
2015
2015/1210
2015/118
2015/107
2015/095
2015/082
2015/071
2015/064
2015/057
2015/046
2015/034
2015/026
2015/011
Total:61
Avg.:5
 
2014
2014/127
2014/115
2014/104
2014/097
2014/0812
2014/077
2014/064
2014/053
2014/046
2014/032
2014/024
2014/015
Total:66
Avg.:5.5
 
2013
2013/126
2013/117
2013/104
2013/095
2013/085
2013/075
2013/063
2013/054
2013/045
2013/038
2013/024
2013/012
Total:58
Avg.:4.8
 
2012
2012/126
2012/114
2012/105
2012/093
2012/086
2012/074
2012/064
2012/0510
2012/042
2012/033
2012/023
2012/014
Total:54
Avg.:4.5
 
2011
2011/124
2011/111
2011/101
2011/093
2011/083
2011/078
2011/067
2011/055
2011/042
2011/032
2011/026
2011/012
Total:44
Avg.:3.6
 
2010
2010/121
2010/113
2010/103
2010/092
2010/083
2010/074
2010/065
2010/052
2010/048
2010/031
2010/023
2010/012
Total:37
Avg.:3
 
2009
2009/128
2009/117
2009/107
2009/094
2009/084
2009/071
2009/063
2009/051
2009/049
2009/032
2009/026
2009/013
Total:55
Avg.:4.5
 
2008
2008/123
2008/116
2008/105
2008/094
2008/083
2008/066
2008/056
2008/042
2008/033
2008/029
2008/015
Total:52
Avg.:4.7
 
2007
2007/121
2007/113
2007/105
2007/092
2007/087
2007/076
2007/067
2007/054
2007/0410
2007/039
2007/0214
2007/018
Total:76
Avg.:6.3
 
2006
2006/124
2006/116
2006/106
2006/097
2006/0813
2006/075
2006/067
2006/051
2006/0411
2006/035
2006/024
2006/0111
Total:80
Avg.:6.6
 
2005
2005/129
2005/1112
2005/1011
2005/0917
2005/089
2005/073
2005/061
2005/053
2005/049
2005/036
2005/026
2005/017
Total:93
Avg.:7.7
 
2004
2004/129
2004/1114
2004/1010
2004/0919
2004/089
2004/0710
2004/0613
2004/058
2004/0423
2004/039
2004/0217
2004/0116
Total:157
Avg.:13
 
2003
2003/1220
2003/1114
2003/1020
2003/0923
2003/0821
2003/0722
2003/0615
2003/0518
2003/048
2003/0311
2003/0213
2003/0119
Total:204
Avg.:17
 
2002
2002/1212
2002/1111
2002/1012
2002/0916
2002/089
2002/0713
2002/068
2002/0512
2002/049
2002/036
2002/023
2002/015
Total:116
Avg.:9.6
 
2001
2001/121
2001/111
2001/104
2001/094
Total:10
Avg.:2.5
 
2000
2000/081
2000/041
Total:2
Avg.:1
 
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New Covers Added!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-30
Ulysses777 is hard at work once again to finish the gaps in our ever-growing cover collection. Let's see what today's addition brought us: Arrow of Death 1 (the C16 version of course) cover + TAP, alternate cover for Gridtrap + TAP, plus the covers of Bridgehead 16, Tazz, Hoppit, Invasion 2000 AD, Zip, Gullwing Falcon (alternate). Finally he also submitted the covers for Scooby Doo, both Elite and Encore versions. This particular one was sent in by a few other folks as well, but his was the best quality.

With Invasion 2000 AD added, the only Solar Software cover left would be Tank Attack, but Gaia sent in his scan of that one too, making this series complete. Woo-hoo! Good work everyone, and respects to Ulysses for yet another amazing cover pack.


QuestionMark Blasts Onto The Scene!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-29
Better late than never: here's the official newsbit about what everyone already knows. BSZ of NST released a brand new demo called Questionmark (which happens to be the exact same name of a Ceekay release).

Hard to find the words to describe it, just take a look. A true demo scener will know that the code that sits behind this magnificent production is nothing short of phenomenal. The author is a master of fast-loaders. It is so very rare to get something this beautiful and this polished on our platform. How some people decided to vote 8's and 9's on this is beyond me.

Congratulations and thanks to BSZ for creating a demo that will be always remembered.


Orthopede Comes 17th
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-28
Well, that news heading already gave away pretty much everything there is to say! Orthopede (that name still cracks me up) came in 17th out of 63 games on the 2003 Minigame compo. It received some very nice comments. Unfortunately 1 and 4 kilobyte entries were all mixed together. When excluding those 4kb games Orthopede scores on the 4th place in the 1kb field. And while it was somehow forgotten a little, we had another contender from our Scene: Luca has made the music (on a plus/4 with a SID card actually) for the 4kb Arkanoid clone that ended up on the 6th place. Many of the reviewers cheered hearing this great tune from Luca. We can all feel good that our platform and scene was represented. Congrats to Gaia and Luca!


Lots Of New Covers!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-24
Ulysses777 did it again! Without further ado, let's get right to the point: Azimuth Head Alignment Tape covers + TAP, C16 Super Games 1 an Italian Compilation release cover, Flight Zero-One-Five TAP (finally!), Commodore 16 Games Pack I and Commodore 16 Games Pack II all TAPs - both sides, plus all individual programs and covers for the second (whew!), Diamond Mine II covers plus TAPs, including a special Plus/4 Only TAP, Astro Plumber cover and TAP. That sure was one long sentence.

Finally we have a real gem: C16 Plus4 Computing, a tape based magazine from Argus Press Software, full of goodies. Could be the very first mag ever. At this point we don't know whether this was accompanied by a paper version or not. Many thanks to Ulysses for all this cool stuff! Enjoy!



Ghost Town DX Latest Screens!
Posted by MIK on 2003-10-23
Udo Gertz Ghost Town like you've never seen before is heading to a PC near you! BB Software has revealed some awesome images of his work so far and there is word that the game may change for the better with new ideas being added for good measure!

Looking at the graphics you can only say WOW! This does look like it will turn out as one hell of a remake indeed and we can't wait to see the finished game in action! Hit the link below and take a peek:



Manic Miner saved with NovaLoad???
Posted by MIK on 2003-10-23
Yes it's true! The Blue or rather Black screen of death that Manic Miner suffered with having being save with no Turbo Loader is no more! Little did I know and I'm sure many of you out there that Manic Miner was re-released by Beau Jolly Limited as part of their Five Star Games 2 compilation and the good chaps at Beau Jolly didn't waste any time and resaved the game with NovaLoad.

They didn't do half the job either as they also added in the control screen which was also present on the original. We owe a big many thanks to Crown for hunting this one down and above all for creating this TAP image for all to enjoy! Many thanks once again for opening up this long lost secret!


Plus/4 and YAPE on Television!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-22
Charlie and Abcug on TV Talking about the Plus/4Yup! This clip will blow your mind! ...Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the world lies a small unregarded country... Hungary it is! Anyways, abcug and Mr. Károly Balogh went down to a cable TV station (called FixTV). They have a retro section in which every week a new machine is presented. Our felllows did a little show about the Plus/4 and YAPE. The damn thing is in Hungarian, but you gotta watch it anyways... They used Pigmy's Megaload and show Heartfixer as THE demo for the plussy. (Quite fitting, too.)

Funny stuff that got lost in the translation: they didn't know Gaia's name. It's Attila Grósz, damnit! Second, they said: "We have a central database with all softwares and stuff, it's plus4.emucamp.hu (sic)". Later they correctly show the address (free advertising for us!) as plus4.emucamp.com. But the emphasis is on WE. Brings a tear to the eye, to feel this much embraced. All right, enough of this, just go and watch! (Many thanks to Jedi for hosting the video.)



New Covers!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-21
We're back in the old routine, adding new covers to the database. Crown has purchased a lot of tapes off of ebay, and thanks to him, these cool cover scans are now available to everyone. The new ones are: Commodore 16 Games Pack I, Classic Adventure, Enigma, Five Star Games II, Jet Set Willy, League Challenge, Pogo Pete. Finally there's this rare orange weirdness: Lone Survivor/Wacky Painter, which is apparently a two game compilation from Tynesoft. These were all on our WANTED list.

We also have some new TAPs: Canoe Slalom (the first working copy!), Enigma, Jet Set Willy (the Plus/4 version), Lone Survivor, Wacky Painter.



Jedi's 11
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-20
One of our new members, Jedi, submitted a nice pack of old classic games. All 11 of them are now on the New Uploads page. From the feedback that has been coming in right after they went online, it seems that they brought back lots of memories for some of the folks... Indeed, some of them are those games that most of us played back in the day, and then forgot. It's surprising that they only just made their way to the archive - but nevertheless, it's good to have them. Some of the cool games are Slirp, Rambo-C16, Nasa Simulator. There are even some utilities like Super Peek and Type-A-Tune. Many thanks to Jedi! Enjoy!


From DCD's Archives...
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-16
This time it's DCD (AKA Genius) the one that dusted off those old disks... He has sent in a nice big bunch of programs - many of his own - that we did not have in the database and were not available on the internet. Now they are. Let's see what we have: an interesting (but Hungarian language) magazine called Info (we have issues 5 and 9), and possibly Skoro's first demo, one called To Be 15. We even have a new one from the GOTU Team called Amiga! Yes! Ok!. Cool stuff, good to have. For the complete list, head on over to New Uploads. Many thanks to DCD for these!


New Map Added!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-13
BB Software is definitely active in Plus/4 related areas! Not only he's working on Game Remakes, and he has just sent in a map as well! Head on over to the Maps section, or directly to the game, which is the old Tony Kelly classic: Big Mac. Thanks for the map to Roland!


New YAPE Rocks!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-09
Don't have to hold your breath any longer, the new YAPE is here! Version 0.52 makes it THE Plus/4 emulator. All the improvements delivered a DEVASTATING blow to those few games and demos left, which still refused to run on any emulator... Yes, the Holy Grail of Classic Plus/4 Demos: Infinity and +4 Mania Forever now run (which means it's screenshot time)! The added G64 support means our only G64 game runs as well (which is of course Raetsel). The scroll-bug has been fixed, which means all those vertical scrollers like Legionnaire and XCellor8 can be enjoyed in their full glory.

To top it all off, the new YAPE is actually faster! On a Pentium II 350 Mhz, it runs at almost 200%, which means it should perform well on almost any machine. Are you still reading this? Go and download now, this is historical!


Rare Stuff Coming At You!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-08
Well, we are glad to see that the folks on the scene are digging in their software archives. Even though we have just recently surpassed 4000 programs listed, more stuff keeps coming in. As it should! Let's start with the contribution of a new member, Suto: Extended Screen and Vages Basic utilities, the much-sought-after Newton Almája game, Magyarország which was the last missing piece in the Geography Educational Series, Monszun, Spedy V2 (a rare tape turbo) and a special version of Tape Messias. Now on to the rest: Lacus sent in a rare game called Bip-bip (from the makers of Bigyulabolt). Lavina actually found the demo Genesis, which deals with the Book of Genesis. Finally Litwr found and submitted a German translated version of Super Cobra. Thanks to everyone for these, and keep 'em coming!


Mail Madness! Party 6 Invitation!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-08
Mail Madness InvitroPardey people, listen up! Check out the new invitro from Mr. Museum of Unlimited: Mail Madness Party 6 Invitation! This party will be held in Germany in December. If you want to get in touch with the German scene, start making plans today! Visit Mr. Museum's website for more info (altough it seems to be in Germany only for the moment).


New Plus/4 Release!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-07
Gentlemen Software released Lunacy 9 (hun)! Where is Lunacy 7 or 8, you ask? Well, we all definitely have lots of digging to do in our archives to get all these (and the other lost pieces of software) out, but trust us, it existed. It's a Magazine/Demo type thing, and this latest issue has a party report from the 4ever03 party! At the moment it's only in Hungarian, but the authors has promised to release an English version very soon!

Edit: This just in! Only a few short hours after mentioning the lost Lunacy 7, Ati has found it and sent it in! Thanks!

We are always happy to see new software for the Plussy. Keep the scene alive!


C16 Classics Series Covers!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-07
We are proud to present you these beautiful covers of the C16 Classics Series! Three compilation tapes, each containing... Well, C16 classics (d'oh!). They are definitely rare and have some interesting facts about them. The first part, C16 Classics I is one of the few compilations that actually came on two tapes. When you placed them next to each other, you could see the full cover artwork. This was probably too expensive, so the other parts of this series came on single tapes. C16 Classics II had yet another 4 games on it. So did the last part, C16 Classics III, however, this was released under the Star Games label rather than Gremlin Graphics. The back cover of this tape has that infamous ad about Avenger, claiming that it exists for the C16...

Thanks to a new feature on our site, all compilation tapes are now linked to the single release (and vica-versa).

These beauties came from our main scan suppliers, Ulysses and Lando. This addition to the ever growing cover collection finally pushed the stats over 66%, which means we have 2/3 of all the covers out there.


New Hungarian TAPs and Scans!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-06
bszggg, a newly registered member, sent us some rare items from his collection. We now have TAPs and cover scans for Bigyulabolt, Szerpentin and TV Játék. He also provided some great replacement scans for the old classics Battle and BMX Simulator. Plus one more TAP: Turbo Former, which is a rare tape turbo. Many thanks to bszggg! Enjoy!


New Club-Info is out
Posted by Gaia on 2003-10-05
The news is just in from Mr-Museum: the latest edition (#77) of this German Commodore plus/4 disk-mag Club-Info has been released yesterday. Get your copy from the Club-Info website. Also available are some old magazines: Odds&Sodds, Pluvi Hardware and all issues of Tapemags Hacker and User. By browsing through the latest Club-Info I have come across the URL of Solder's website, and it seems to be full with plus/4 goodies, just check the link to the left.


Huge Cover Update!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-03
Crown has added some nice new covers to our collection. The list is quite long, so let's get started with the new ones first: the original Magnificent Seven release cover of Indoor Soccer. Original Elite release of Frank Bruno's Boxing. We now have 3 covers for this one: the original, the encore re-release and the special edition cover. A cover for Basic-Kurs and the Kingsoft game Quiwi.

He has also added some full size, high-quality replacements: Street Olympics, Strip Poker and Cave Fighter. Enjoy!


Plus4Shop First Preview!
Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-01
Plus4ShopAbcuG (AKA St. GLS) has sent in the first public version of his upcoming crossplatform graphics editor called Plus4Shop. It supports the basic graphics modes of the C16,C116 and Plus4: hi-res and multicolor (maybe FLI support will be included later). It can edit a bitmap which is 6 screens in size in any alignment. It has .PRG support so that the saved bitmap can be loaded directly to YAPE. Version 1.0 is coming up within a month, depending on how much time the author has.

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