|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:
|Plus/4 and YAPE on Television!|
|Posted by Csabo on 2003-10-22|
|Yup! 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.)
|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.
|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|
|Pardey 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|
|AbcuG (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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