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Commodore 64 news?

02-12-2015, 08:10 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 9
Commodore 64 news?

During the first years of iOS we had the wonderful emulator from Manomio. Then Elite launched a very good app with a lot of games.

Now:

1) Manomio seems not to exist anymore. I tried to tweet him two years ago. He told me he was working on a new c64 version, but now everything seems to be dead.
2) Elite had problems with rights, and it's more than one year the pulled its apps from appstore.

So, is there any legal alternative, to play C64 games on iPad and iPhone?

02-12-2015, 08:22 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: NCC 1701
Posts: 3,024
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecstaticax View Post
During the first years of iOS we had the wonderful emulator from Manomio. Then Elite launched a very good app with a lot of games.

Now:

1) Manomio seems not to exist anymore. I tried to tweet him two years ago. He told me he was working on a new c64 version, but now everything seems to be dead.
2) Elite had problems with rights, and it's more than one year the pulled its apps from appstore.

So, is there any legal alternative, to play C64 games on iPad and iPhone?

yeah pal... C64 by Manomio, it supports every C64 game

02-12-2015, 08:29 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gwarmaxx View Post
yeah pal... C64 by Manomio, it supports every C64 game
No universal, no retina :-(
02-12-2015, 11:10 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,963
Manomino's C64 app was one of the ones I lost moving to a 6+

The app appeared grayed out "waiting" - my guess is that my settings came over, but the app didn't. Trying to install the app from IPA file threw iTunes errors. Exactly the same thing happened with SDBall, Best of FTA, iDOS and a few other 'banned' apps. (All of which I paid for - I'm not jailbroken.)

Elite seems to exist, just not in the US App Store. However I am able to download previously downloaded items via 'Purchased' (Got SDBall and iDOS back this way as well!)

So... check the Purchased section of App Store on your device, and grab PowerDOS while it still exists so you can at least run a DOS C64 Emulator.

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

Last edited by drelbs; 02-12-2015 at 11:13 AM.
02-13-2015, 03:02 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
I remember with that old C64 app you could add your own games anyway (much like the spectrums spectaculator)
02-13-2015, 03:06 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
So... check the Purchased section of App Store on your device, and grab PowerDOS while it still exists so you can at least run a DOS C64 Emulator.
I already tried to run C64s and PC64s on PowerDOS but they are terribly slow on my iPad Mini Retina...
02-13-2015, 03:12 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 9
So, actually, there is NO c64 emulator on appstore for modern devices. That's incredible!

02-13-2015, 07:12 AM
#8
Apple dont like Emulators

Don't you have a PC or a MAC?
02-13-2015, 07:27 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 9
I have a real C64 too..
02-13-2015, 11:16 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,963
Quote:
Originally Posted by ecstaticax View Post
I already tried to run C64s and PC64s on PowerDOS but they are terribly slow on my iPad Mini Retina...
Have both CCS64 (dos version, easiest to use IMHO) and VICE (my favorite C64 emulator, DOS version isn't as friendly as the windows one) running fine on my 6+

Have you tried upping the number of cycles?

Also, it shouldn't make a difference, but I've reconfigured DOSBOX to load me a Gravis Ultrasound instead of the default SoundBlaster.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!