C64 Dreams v0.18
Version 0.18 of C64 Dreams is now available. It features 300 additional games plus a number of improvements. It can be downloaded here (removed/old - find the newest version here)
Local copies of the magazines are now in a separate module here (removed/old - find the newest version here). These are not required. If you want to use them, just extract them into the C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams folder and merge with the Magazines folder. More information in the "New" section below.
The game details spreadsheet has been updated accordingly.
Artillery Duel - replaced with Remember version
Black Lamp - replaced with Remember version
Bounty Bob Strikes Back! - replaced with 2011 version by Avatar
Bruce Lee - replaced with Remember version
Castle of Terror - replaced with Remember version
Cauldron - replaced with Remember version
Championship Wrestling - replaced with Easyflash version by Excess
Clik Clak - replaced with Easyflash version by Master
Coil Cop - replaced with +1D version by Underground Domain Inc.
Conan - replaced with Nostalgia version
Cosmic Hero - replaced with Alpha Flight version
Cosmox - replaced with Easyflash version (Fred's Pentalogy) by Master
Count Duckula - replaced with 2019 +5DP 101% version by Fairlight
Dark Fusion - replaced with Easyflash version by The Joker
Darkman - replaced with Easyflash version by Master
Dino Eggs - replaced with Remember version
Dragon Breed - replaced with Easyflash version by Master
Dragon Spirit - replaced with Easyflash version by The Joker
Dragon's Lair - replaced with Easyflash version by Master
Dragon's Lair II - replaced with Easyflash version by Master
Enforcer: Fullmetal Megablaster - replaced with Easyflash version by Hokuto Force
Forgotten Forest - replaced with V1.1 (10/31/19) by The New Dimension
Forgotten Worlds - replaced with Easyflash version by Master
G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero - replaced with Remember version
Gauntlet II - replaced with Easyflash version by Master
Green Beret - replaced with Remember version
H.E.R.O. - replaced with Remember version
Hunchback - replaced with Remember version
Killer Bees - replaced with 2019 V4 version by Excess
Koronis Rift - replaced with Remember version
Law of the West - replaced with Easyflash version by Excess
Lazy Jones - replaced with Remember version
Lumberjack - replaced with Deluxe version by Genesis Project
Mayhem in Monsterland - replaced with Easyflash version by EDK + SAM
Neutron - replaced with V1.3 +2D version by Genesis Project
Popeye - replaced with Remember version
Prince of Persia - replaced with official v1.1 version
Quedex - replaced with Remember version
Racing Destruction Set - replaced with Easyflash version by Excess
Rock 'n Bolt - replaced with Remember version
Smash TV - replaced with Remember version
Spelunker - replaced with Remember versin
Wizard of Wor - replaced with +9DGH 101% version by Hokuto Force
X-Out - replaced with 2019 .d81 100% version by Hokuto Force
Fixed Bad Blood which was incorrectly referrencing a previous version in the .bat (and not working, as result)
Replaced Alternate Reality: The Dungeon disks with version from Gamebase64 - previous version seemed to stop working after the intro
Removed unnecessary file from Cargo (old version)
Removed custom cropping from Cyberball (not sure why I had this to begin with)
Corrected Skyfox to use port 1
Corrected Blades of Steel to use port 2
Changed Ballblazer default joystick port to 1 and added custom screen cropping
Added custom polling type / turbo period / duty cycle to The Detective Game which makes fire button behavior much more consistent (it's not very responsive in Retroarch by default); applied this same fix to Spellbound Dizzy
Fixed some problems with Thrust controller settings and changed controls - read Retroarch notes for details
Changed input polling type from early to late - this has resulted in a pretty noticeable improvement to input latency
Made some adjustments to input settings which should make more controllers usable (although hotkeys are not guaranteed to work)
Removed vicerc0 and tempsave files as they're no longer necessary (about 1500 files)
Renamed all .ef files back to .crt - this was a holdover from the time when I was still using CCS64, as I wanted to differenciate between normal .crt files (which CCS64 supports) and Easyflash .crt files (which CCS64 does not support.
Changed AHK scripts to wait until after Retroarch has started to perform MouseMove instead of before, so that it's not potentially sitting in that moved position a few seconds before the game actually starts (i.e. if it takes Retroarch a couple seconds to start)
Changed disk names for some multidisk games because the core shows the name of the inserted disk now, so using specific names makes it easier to tell which one you need to switch to now; games updated are: 221B Baker St, Alter Ego - Female Version, Alternate Reality, Alternate Reality II, Bard's Tale II, Bard's Tale III, and Wasteland
Added blank Character Disk to Alternate Reality II
Unified font between XMB and OSD messages (pixelFJ8pt1_.TTF) and it now references an internal location so it's not a font that you need to have installed previously
Added autoloading savestates for some Easyflash games that are part of multi-game carts, so that the correct game is loaded without having to make any selection (Summer / Winter Games, Leaderboard / World Class Leaderboard, etc.; doesn't include games that have saves like Zak McKracken, Maniac Mansion, The Uninvited, and Deja Vu as this breaks traditional saving for Easyflash games)
Deleted some duplicate images from Launchbox
Reduced default volume
Savestates! Additional controls for states have been added to the controller reference image and to the controls/notes images in Retroarch.
Some games are now setup with an autoload savestate which will be loaded as soon as the game is started - this is primarily for games that require true drive emulation (longer load times) so that they'll start at a point after the initial load has completed. A new column has been added to the game details spreadsheet called "Autoload state?" to indicate where they're used.
Added Blast From The Past collections 1-25; these are multi-game collections that most C64 fans will be familiar with. Some of the featured games are already present in C64 Dreams individually, some aren't - I've added these partially out of novelty and personal nostalgia and partially as a way to quickly test out more games to potentially add individually to the collection; they all require TrueDrive to be enabled so I've setup autoload savestates to the game selection menu for each one; I can't guarantee all the included games work correctly as I haven't tested them all. Note that these are not incorporated into the Launchbox library currently, but they're available by going to C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams\Games\!Blast From The Past and then starting the .vbs files within each folder.
Games that use only keyboard inputs (like text adventures) now use an alternate bezel that indicates this with a keyboard icon in the bottom right corner.
Games that have custom notes now use an alternate bezel that indicates this with a note icon in the bottom left corner.
Incorporated web versions of the magazines, which load from Archive.org, and made this the default launch option - local storage versions are still available as a separate module; the rationale for this is that roughly half (4GB) of the total storage requirement for C64 Dreams (8GB) is due to the magazines, and this will only increase over time - the storage space occupied by the rest of the collection should only increase by very small amounts over time because of the size of the files, but each additional magazine is between 40-60MB so they add up quickly. Both the web versions and the local versions are accessible via the right-click/additional apps menu for each magazine. If you don't have the local version, you'll get an error when trying to start that version in the right-click menu - just press okay and then Escape to exit.
Updated Retroarch to version 1.7.9
Changed custom notes overlays from jpgs to pngs as the jpgs have some weird graphical corruption in newer versions of Retroarch; the file sizes are, unfortunately, a bit larger as result :(
Added custom keyboard controls to The Eternal Dagger
Added custom joystick controls for Every Second Counts, Fairlight - A Prelude, and Frank Bruno's Boxing
Added PRG/Group info and CSDb.dk links for many games, covering a total of 1070 games (63%) in the collection currently.
New Custom Notes:
Every Second Counts
Fairlight: A Prelude
Frank Bruno's Boxing
New configs with custom dimensions:
Just a reminder, but if you're not using 1080p, you're going to need to change the resolution setting via C64 Dreams > C64 Dreams > Utilities > Screen Resolution Adjustment and then starting one of the .bats. There are options for 1080p (default / complete), 1600x900, 1440p, and 4k. For games that have custom dimension settings (there are 28 of these), the dimensions will need to be adjusted to meet your resolution needs. jophran on the LB forums has made them for 1600x900 for most of these, but none of the others are covered. If anyone who has access to a 1440p or 4k monitor would like to assist with this, please let me know.
New games in v0.18:
1917 2000 Kung-Fu Maniacs 4M Arena Agent USA Alien 8 Alien Research Centre 2 All New Family Feud Alloyrun Antarta Arcana Bandits Basket Master Bergbert der Rächer Bergbert III - The Blue Knight Berks Four Blastopia DX Bloodwheels Bug Out 2019 Chopper Command Crypt of the Pharaoh Dallas Quest, The Dam Busters, The Dandy Death Weapon Deep, The Dice Skater Didrik The Diver Duel, The Dungeon Crawl Dungeon Explorer Dungeon Trials Dungeons of Ba Dunwich Horror, The Dunzhin Dylan Dog - The Full Moon Nights Dynamite Dux Dynamix Dynamoid Dystopia Dyter-07 E-Swat Earth Orbit Station Echelon Echo Hawk Edd the Duck Eggman Eight Feet Under Election Electro World Elektraglide Elektrix Elevator Action Elf Caper Elidon Elite Squad Ellak's Tomb Elsoliado Elven Warrior Elvira - Mistress of the Dark Elvira - The Arcade Game Elvira II - The Mistress Strikes Back Emerald Miner Empire of Karn Encounter Endless Forms Most Beautiful Enduro Racer Energy Manager Entity Enzyme Epsilon IV Equinox Erebus Escape (Timsoft) Escape from Arth Escape from New York Escape from Paradise Escape from SEUCK Escape from Stank Escape from the Dark Prison Escape from the Killer Robots! Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters Escape from the Shire Escape New York Escape or Bust (Tunnel Escape) Escape Route Eskimo Games Espionage Espodill Eszkimo Eternal Dagger, The Eureka! Every Second Counts Everyone's a Wally Evil Crown Evil Dead, The Evil Garden Examination, The Exceleron Exodus Exorcist Expedition Amazon Experience Exploding Wall Explorer Eye of the Gods* F-14 Tomcat F-15 Strike Eagle F-16 Combat Pilot F-18 Hornet F-Clash 64 F1 GP Circuits F1 Tornado Fabuland Face Ache Face Off! Fairlight - A Prelude Fairy Well Falcon - The Renegade Lord Falcon Patrol Falcon Patrol II Fallen Angel Falling Family Feud Famous Five, The Farstar Fast Fast Break Fast Eddie Fast Food! Fast Future Fast Tracks Fearless Fred and the Factory of Doom Federation Fellowship of the Rings Fernandez Must Die Ferrari Formula One Ferris' Christmas Caper Fetris Fifteen 3D Fifth Quadrant, The Fight for Thurn Fight Night Fighter Bomber Fighting Soccer Fighting Warrior Final Blow Final Encounter, The Final Fight Final Tennis Finders Keepers Fire and Forget II Fire Ant Fire Bug Fire Eagle Fire Fighter Fire Galaxy Fire King Fire Track Firebird Fireflash Firehouse Rescue Fireman Sam - The Hero Next Door Firepower Firequest FireTrap Firezone First Starfighter, The First Strike Fish! Fist Fighter Fist II - The Legend Continues FlaschBier Flash Flood Flash! FlawShow Flight of the Albatross Flight of the Albatross II Flintstones, The Fliptris Floyd the Droid Flubble and Squij Flummi's World Fly Harder Flying Cobra RX Flying in on the Big Bird Flying Shark Flying Shark II For Speed We Need Forbidden Fruit Foreign 2, The Foreign, The Forest of Doom, The Forester Fort Django Fortress of Narzod Fortress of the Witch King Fortune Hunter Fourth Protocol, The Fox Fights Back Frank Bruno's Boxing Frankenstein Frankie Crashed on Jupiter Frantic Freak Attack Freak Factory Fred Fred the Fruiter Fred's Back Fred's Back II Fred's Back III Fred's In Trouble Freddy Hardest Freddy Hardest II - In South Manhattan Frenzy Frexel Friday the 13th Frightmare Frogger '93 Frogs in Space From Out of the Snow Frost Byte Frostbite Fruity Fugitive Fun Duel Future Bike Simulator Future Dungeons Future Fighter Future Knight Galactic Assault Galactic Chaos Galactic Games Galactic Muncher GalactyForce Galax-I-Birds Galaxia 7 Galaxibirds II Galleon, The Get Witchy Ghettoblaster Gogo the Ghost Haunted House Hunter, The Ice Cold Beer Insectophobia ISS Emergency! Jack the Nipper Jack the Nipper II Jimmy Business Killer-Ring Legion of the Damned Legion of the Damned 2 Legion of the Damned 3 Little Sara Sister Trilogy Luna Masquerade Micro Hexagon Morpheus Neutralizor Ninja Master, The Nukenin & The Ronin Orpheus in the Underworld Out of INK P0 Snake Pagoda Warrior 2 Planet Golf* Pocket Dungeon Pocket Rockets Pooyan Race Through Space Railroad Tycoon Relentless 64 Rettenthetetlen - Fearless Robots Rumble Rocket 'N' Roll Rocky Horror Show, The Rogue Trooper Royal Hunt, The Sceptre of Baghdad Search for the Nether Regions, The Sentinel Silverfish Slaterman Space Knight Space Orbs Space Trip 2086* Split Second Spy Who Loved Me, The Stercore XD Strike Force Harrier Super Goatron Super Tau Zeta Take Down Total Eclipse Total Eclipse II TRogue64 Trojahn Valentino Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Wizard Willy
*these games are still commercial so the roms are not supplied
Demolution by Lethargy Dive, The by Genesis Project Elder Scrollers, The by Booze Design Thera by Atlantis
Amazing Discoveries by LMan Aslång på Skansen by Fegolhuzz Cakewalk by Jangler Dawnstar Ascendant by Nightbeat Every Bit You Take by Mythus Free Fallin' by Soya Half-Half by Artline Designs Ikebukuro by Mibri M2-V7 by Tracker Neutron Bouncer by dLx + Stinsen Psi Pi by SMC Shadows Falling by Flotsam Smoke and Mirrors by dLx + Stinsen Touch the Sky by Flex Wrath of Yamo, The by Abaddon