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Postby Mike » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:48 pm

Name: View3K
Author: Mike
Released: April 28, 2013
Requirements: unexpanded VIC-20, disk or tape
Description: Viewer for MG pictures. Runs on both PAL and NTSC.

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Download: view3k.zip

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Postby Mike » Wed May 01, 2013 3:59 pm

Name: Munching Squares
Author: Mike
Released: May 1, 2013
Requirements: VIC-20 with +8K RAM expansion, disk or tape
Description: Display hack

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Download: munching_squares.zip

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Postby freshlamb » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:05 pm

I am posting all my games, but I will only point out a few I am most proud of.

Name: Boogieman
Exploria
Korque
Author: Kurt Johns
Released: 2013
Requirements: Unexpanded VIC-20 for Boogieman & Korque
3K expansion for Exploria
Description: Boogieman is a maze game, Korque is a platform game Exploria is a ... hmmm ... exploring game

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There are 31 titles here. Download & More: http://www.rufnoiz.com/aj&kj.html
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Postby Ghislain » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:13 pm

Name: Theater of War Trilogy (Compilation Disk)
Author: Ghislain
Released: August 17, 2013
Requirements: unexpanded VIC-20, disk drive

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Theater of War is a gripping trilogy of turn-based strategy games for the unexpanded VIC-20 by Ghislain de Blois, authour of the popular Realms of Quest RPG games. As well as the three 'Theater of War' games this compilation also contains a bonus selection of arcade games (see below for complete list).

The Theater of War trilogy features three complete campaigns to play - WW2 Eastern Front, WW2 Pacific Theater and WW1 Western Front. The games put you in command of military units and allow you to recreate battles from the first or second World War.

Select your units, deploy your forces, and let battle commence!

The Premium Disk version of Theater Of War is presented in a 5.25" plastic disk case and features full colour glossy cover artwork by Steve 'STE'86' Day. The floppy disk is packaged in a full colour glossy disk sleeve with a full colour label.

THEATER OF WAR DISK CONTAINS:

• THEATER OF WAR I (WW2 Eastern Front)
• THEATER OF WAR II (WW2 Pacific Theater)
• THEATER OF WAR III (WW1 Western Front)
• BREAK FAST II
• FACE VERSUS HEEL
• MAGITOOL
• OLYMPIC DASH
• SPACE WARZ
• STREET BATTLE
• VICROLEAGUE WRESTLING I
• VICROLEAGUE WRESTLING II
• WORM OUT

Note: All games are compatible with the unexpanded VIC-20!

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To buy a physical copy of the game on disk with instructions printed on the cover inlay all of which is placed inside in it's very own plastic jewel case, go here http://www.binaryzone.org/retrostore/in ... cts_id=612

Go here to get a lower-priced budget disk-only version (with a loose printed instruction sheet) http://www.binaryzone.org/retrostore/in ... cts_id=613

Discuss here http://sleepingelephant.com/ipw-web/bul ... php?t=6594
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Postby Boray » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:07 am

Name: Vic Menu V24IEC
Author: Boray
Released: August 23, 2013
Requirements: VIC-20 of any memory configuration, disk drive OR/AND an IEC device.


V24IEC released (as you might have expected ):
http://www.boray.se/commodore/vicmenu.html

Changes compared to V23:
Pressing "return" on an IEC directory/D64/D81 enters it.
Pressing <- (arrow key in left of "1") now goes to the parent directory.
Press "1" to go to the root directory.
Press "V" to change volume (8,9 etc).
64HDD support was dropped to free up memory. Use V23 if you are using 64HDD.

Benefits compared to cbm file browser:
Just one program that works on any vic-20 memory configuration.
Smaller size = faster to load.
Sets your IEC device to vic-20 speed which is 20% faster!
Includes dos commands such as rename and delete.
File names are displayed while the directory is being loaded and you can break it with the commodore key if you have seen the program you want to load or if you discover that you are in the wrong dir. However, cbmfilebrowser loads a whole directory faster in return.

Tip: Save menu24IEC.prg as M in your root directory. If you are in a sub directory somewhere, you can always load the menu with LOAD"//:M",8
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Postby Boray » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:35 am

Name: Vic Menu V25SJLOAD
Author: Boray
Released: August 24, 2013
Requirements: VIC-20 with memory expansion and an IEC device.

V25SJLOAD
http://www.boray.se/commodore/vicmenu.html

What is SJLOAD? It makes your Vic-20 Jiffy Dos compatible = Really fast SD2IEC access. This is only useful if you have a memory expansion (or you wouldn't be able to load it at all). It's mostly useful for loading big programs, but the loading of directories is also speeding up.

Unpack the zip archive so that you have the file S and the dir SJ directly in your root directory.
Load the menu from any sub directory with LOAD"//:S",8
If the loader (S) finds SJLOAD in memory, then it just starts it and continues to load the menu.
Or else, it will ask you where to put SJLOAD; In block 0, 3 or 5, then it loads it and then continues to load the menu.
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Postby Boray » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:39 am

Name: Vic Menu V26
Author: Boray
Released: August 25, 2013
Requirements: VIC-20 with diskdrive or an IEC device. For the JSLOAD starter, a memory expansion is required.


Disk Menu V26
http://www.boray.se/commodore/vicmenu.html

This version combines the two previous versions (24IEC and 25SJLOAD) and adds some enhancements.

Extract the zip archive to your IEC root dir.
If you want to use the menu with SJLoad, then start with LOAD"//:S",8
If you want to use the menu stand alone, then LOAD"//:M",8
If you want to use the menu on a normal 1541 drive, then just use the file M.

New features:
The menu now starts up at the first page rather than the last one. I felt this was more natural.
You can now walk with the cursor from one page to the other up and down without having to press space.

Whats with LOAD"//:S",8? Why not just LOAD"S",8? Well if you are in the root dir, both works just fine, but loading "//:S" works from any sub dir and will show that directory directly.

I timed V26 with SJLOAD against cbm file browser with SJLOAD they are equally fast at reading directories even though vic menu displays the files while reading.

However, if you prefer cbm file browser, then you are welcome to use my SJLOAD-loading starter with it. All you have to do is to load "S", change line 12 to load the file browser instead of "M". Then save it as for example "SFB".
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Postby Boray » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:29 pm

Name: Vic Menu V27
Author: Boray
Released: August 28, 2013
Requirements: VIC-20 with diskdrive or an IEC device. For the JSLOAD starter, a memory expansion is required.


Disk Menu V27
A bug-fix: Cartridge images of a certain name length was loaded as a normal non-cart program because of unexpected screen line behaviour. This bug must have been in there for a very long time.

Tip worth mentioning again: If you want to switch text case while the directory is being loaded, then hold down shift and then press the commodore key, because if you press the commodore key alone, the dir loading is stopped.

Sorry for releasing so many versions so close!
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Postby Ghislain » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:52 am

Name: Realms of Quest IV: 4-Level Demo Version
Author: Ghislain
Released: September 1, 2013
Requirements: VIC-20 with 16K minimum memory expansion is required. 24K is recommended for better performance (for less disk usage) and greater 3D graphical perspective. A disk drive is also required.
Description: Demo version of the upcoming Psytronik release for Realms of Quest IV where the first four levels of the dungeon can be explored. The attached PDF manual is still a work in progress, but serves as a preview of how the printed version will look like when the whole game package is published.

The long-awaited follow-up to Realms of Quest III is almost completed. As I continue work on finishing Ultimate Quest for the Commodore 64 (intended to be on Side 2 of this Psytronik release), I make the first four Dungeon levels available to everyone.

Realms of Quest IV has the following features:

-10 Dungeon Levels with various riddles, traps and NPC characters who can aid you on your quest (4 levels only for Demo Version)
-Over 100 monster graphic portraits (50 in Demo Version)
-10 races and 12 classes to choose from as you assemble 8 players for your party
-60 magic spells
-Over 135 items (weapons, armor, shield, gems, jewels, potions and scrolls)
-3 game fonts to choose from

The enemy this time are the mysterious Time Lords who threaten the reign of the fairer creatures above the earth. Befalls thus you, brave adventurers, to battle the labyrinth below all our feet, and ensure for yet another generation, that the evils and chaos do not rise. How it can be so, that this peace last forever, none knows. All one knows, is in the Dungeon, lay riches, glory and the immortality of your name.

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Postby Boray » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:37 am

Name: Vic Menu V28 deluxe
Author: Boray
Released: September 7, 2013
Requirements: VIC-20 with diskdrive or SD2IEC. For the JSLOAD starter, a memory expansion is required.


Disk Menu V28 deluxe
http://www.boray.se/commodore/vicmenu.html

Requirements: Vic-20 with diskdrive or other serial storage device.
Preferred: Vic-20 with expansion ram, a reset button and SD2IEC.

Installation and usage:
Extract the zip archive to your IEC root dir.
Start with LOAD"//:S",8
If you want to use the menu on a normal 1541 drive, then just use the file SJ/M or SJ/MD (deluxe version for expanded vic).

Whats with LOAD"//:S",8? Why not just LOAD"S",8? Well if you are in the root dir, both works just fine, but loading "//:S" works from any sub dir and will show that directory directly.

News in V28:
* An expanded vic will be downscaled to unexpanded mode when starting an unexpanded program. (This works much as my PRG Starter). So no more plugging and unplugging carts. Be sure to reset your computer before starting S again afterwards, or you will still be in unexpanded mode. (Note that you have to have ram in block 0 to be able to run 3K expanded programs.)
* The starter "S" now gives you the option to run the menu without SJLOAD.
* The starter will start the previous version (SJ/M) if you have less than 4000 bytes free, or else it will start the deluxe version (SJ/MD).
* The batch delete function is back in the deluxe version. Press "D" on all files you want to delete. They are marked with an "-". Then press Shift-D to delete them all in one go.
* You can now config SJLOAD from the deluxe menu (see where it is in memory in case you forgot, move it or disable it).
* You can clear first half of block 5 to get rid of an old autostarting cart image.
* You can now press "L" to jump to the last page of files.
* The line showing free blocks was removed allowing another line of filenames. The number of free blocks wasn't correct on SD cards anyway.
* The help screen was reworked and expanded.

Note: From the turbo/memory screen you can press "U" to "unexpand now". You normally don't have to do this unless you try to load an unexpanded program which contains the wrong starting address.

Tip worth mentioning again: If you want to switch text case while the directory is being loaded, then hold down shift and then press the commodore key, because if you press the commodore key alone, the dir loading is stopped.
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Postby Victragic » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:24 am

Name: Pitfall
Author: Victragic
Released: September, 2013
Requirements: Vic (PAL only) + 16k expansion, joystick

This is an attempt to create a new version of David Crane's brilliant Atari 2600 classic Pitfall! for the Vic 20. Use the joystick to control Harry through 255 screens, avoiding obstacles and collecting treasures.

The game utilises raster effects to generate the playfield (tree trunks, ground, holes, pits and the ladder are all background) and dynamic colouring of Harry and several items (cobra, wall, fire) to create a more colourful screen and reduce the instances of colour-clash.

One heads-up, watch the jumps on the crocodiles, as Harry's leap is slightly more than the distance between the crocs' heads.

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The game can be downloaded from :

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BypQg4Q ... sp=sharing

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Postby Boray » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:56 am

Name: How Many 8K
Author: Boray
Released: September, 2013
Requirements: Vic 20 with 8K expansion and a disk drive (for the high scores).

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Do you remember the 7.77MHz version? Well, I decided I wanted to play it on a real Vic-20, so here is a new version:
http://www.boray.se/commodore/howmany8K.html

It's compiled with Austro compiler, optimized for compilation, adjusted delays etc. I hope it will make it to your Vic as well. ;)
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Postby Boray » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:54 am

Name: Boray's SD2IEC music player
Author: Boray
Released: 15 September, 2013
Requirements: Unexpanded PAL Vic-20 + SD2IEC card reader
(or alternatively PAL VICE emulation).

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http://www.boray.se/commodore/boraysd2iecplayer.html

This is roughly 60 minutes of digitized music for your Vic-20. The audio is 4 bit 4kHz mono so don't excpect great sound quality. (~ old AM radio).

This program might break a couple of world records: The longest sample ever played on a Vic-20? (my 25 minutes long Amzidus). It's probably also the largest Vic-20 application ever made. It's 6.8 MB in size.

If you want to play this on a NTSC Vic-20, or just play around a bit, you can change two delays set at basic line 15/16. Higher values = slower.
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Postby tlr » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:36 am

Name: cbmtools 0.6
Author: tlr
Released: 14 September 2013
Requirements: Cross-platform

cbmtools is a collection of tools operating on cbm-style prg-files:

chd - 'hd' like hex dump for cbm files
cld - cbm binary linker (opt executable output)
cgen - cbm self-checking test file generator
cpch - cbm binary patcher

(cgen and the RLE option of cld is currently c64 only)

Download: cbmtools 0.6

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Postby Boray » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:52 am

Name: Boray's SD2IEC music player V2
Author: Boray
Released: 27 September, 2013
Requirements: Unexpanded Vic-20 + SD2IEC card reader (or VICE emulation). Should work on both PAL and NTSC (I hope).

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http://www.boray.se/commodore/iecplay2/

Improvements over the previous version:

* Improved playback quality.
* 4 selectable playback routines.
* New/more music, better converted.
* 1 hour and 17 minutes of total playing time.
* You can play all songs in one go and then loop back to the beginning to play forever.
* One version that works (or should work) on both PAL, NTSC, VICE and the real hardware.
* Included convert program and instructions on how to convert your favourite music to the vic-20.
* More Commodore commercials.
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