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C64 Dreams v0.35

Version 0.35 of C64 Dreams is now available! It features 500 new games (for a new total of 2500!) and a ton of improvements and new features. This update has been an absolutely monumental undertaking. This will likely sound ridiculous but I can say in all earnestness and without exaggeration that nearly all of my free time over the past 3 months has been poured into this project (and sporadic work in the 6 months before that). It ended up becoming a much more significant endeavor than I remotely anticipated going into it, not because of the new games that were added this go round, but because of a number of peripheral elements that ended up exploding into a huge project all to themselves.

The most significant of these was the development of a new system which allows you to quickly toggle back and forth between the game and the manual. I had to write the code to make this happen, which took a fair bit of experimenting (and a bit of additional coding help by Launchbox users jayjay and JoeViking245, thanks again for that!) but finally came up with something that I'm quite happy with.

Manuals have become a thing of the past these days, but they were once an integral part of the experience. Very often the background story was entirely relegated to the manual. In some cases - like some Infocom games for example - vital information for the completion of the game was contained in the manuals, along with artwork, maps, all kinds of wonderful treasures. So the single most significant addition in this update is incorporating as many manuals as possible in as high a quality as possible.

This leads to the largest task of them all - sourcing the manuals to begin with. I scoured many, many, resources, and even got some additional help in this undertaking by Timber and Smiling Spectre of the eXoDOS project (thanks again!). Then, just to make things more difficult (because why not) and go the extra mile, I went through the process of converting nearly all of these from pdf to cbr format to improve the experience. There are several reasons for this - the most obvious is that they simply display more cleanly in the incorporated viewer (CDisplay) but this also allowed me to clean them up, divide them up in order to make them more easily readible, and add additional materials (maps, reference cards, etc.) into one combined document. All of this entailed a huge amount of by-hand work, but I think it's absolutely been worth it in the end. The current grand total is 1068 manuals incorporated into the collection, which means that 43% of the games have toggleable manuals. This is actually much more than I ever anticipated when I began.

All of this was the outcropping of an earlier goal for this update - to show some love for text adventures. I know that these are not everyone's thing. I get it, I really do. That's why I wanted to see what I could do to make the experience a little bit more enjoyable. Manuals are definitely a huge part of this - especially in the case of Infocom titles which would regularly have extensive and extravagant documentation - but another issue is that many of these games are entirely silent. The thought occurred to me - there's an ocean of user-made SID music out there... why not try to incorporate some of that and help make the experience a little more atmospheric. The first task was figuring out how to even implement that, but after a fair bit of digging and experimentation I came up with a pretty nice end result which incorporates sidplayfp and mpg123 (depending on whether the music is in native .sid format or .mp3). The next task was finding music that was actually appropriate which ended up being a lot more difficult. I listened to thousands of tracks in the High Voltage SID Collection and on Youtube to find things that actually fit the tone that I was looking for. Low-key atmospheric/ambient music isn't exactly something that's typical for a lot of SID music, even though the chip is completely capable of it. I ended up finding a decent number of tracks that were what I was looking for, though I'm certainly not done on that front. There are some games that I have on the agenda to add some music to that I just didn't find anything I was quite happy with, so I'm still on the lookout. That said, I think you'll be happy with what I've come up with. In the vast majority of cases I've arranged the music into playlists of similarly-themed music that would be appropriate for the game they're assigned to. Each track loops infinitely until you tell it to change to the next. I did this essentially to allow you to change things up if you get tired of a given track.

You can see an example of both the custom music and the manual features in the video below:

With new features come the necessity for new controller and keyboard mappings. You can see the updated controller reference here (all existing notes overlays were updated accordingly):

Updated keyboard controls:

8456 on the numpad = Up, Left, Down, Right Left Alt = Fire Left Ctrl = C= Key ESC = Runstop Numpad asterisk = swap joystick ports Numpad minus is the combo key Numpad minus + Numpad 0 = Eject/Insert Disk Numpad minus + Numpad 9 = Next Disk Numpad minus + Numpad 8 = Previous Disk Numpad minus + Space = Fast Forward (can also hold down PgDwn to activate warp mode) Numpad minus + Numpad plus = toggle controls/notes display Numpad minus + Numpad Return = toggle manual Numpad minus + ESC = Quit Numpad minus + F2 = Save State Numpad minus + F4 = Load State Numpad minus + F7 = Next State Numpad minus + F6 = Previous State Numpad minus + Up arrow = show info on current custom music track Numpad minus + Down arrow = show info on current custom music track Numpad minus + Right arrow = play next custom track (if in playlist) Numpad minus + Left arrow = play previous custom track (if in playlist)

On top of all this, I made a very concerted effort to improve the media and metadata in Launchbox. I upgraded hundreds of covers, added tons of logos, screenshots and other images, and filled in as many gaps as I could. Incorrect matches have been fixed, genre and production info added, and alternate names implemented (Coil Cop / Thing Bounces Back) for quite a few titles (so searching for either will display the corresponding game). It's still not perfect, but it's significantly better than in the previous version.

I also created close to 700 3D boxes and unified the 3D box format across the collection. 3D boxes are now the default view for games. It creates a nice clean look. Thankfully the process is quite quick and simple so I can create more or upgrade existing ones quite easily, assuming I have something appropriate to use as the cover.

All of this work combined became quite the grueling slog but will make things easier going forward. None of these things would have been overly taxing, on their own, if they were only required for new additions - it's the fact that so much of the work encompassed the entire collection - all the manuals, media, and metadata in one sweep. Phew! It was well worth it in the end though, and I'm quite proud of the result. It should be noted that all of this has had a very tangible impact on the filesize of the collection - the previous version was about 5GB without the local magazines and 10GB with them. It's now about 13GB / 19GB! I want to thank -Archivist for agreeing to host C64 Dreams on and eXo for pointing me in the right direction on that front!

As a quick update on the progress of the collection itself, I've made it through 46% of Gamebase64, parsing through 19,575 out of 42,718 screenshots in that collection. I'm currently making my way through "K". While I certainly still have a long way to go, determining that I'd made it through almost half of GB64 made me realize that I was actually further along than I initially thought. That combined with the newly implemented manual and music systems in this update drove the decision for the larger than normal version bump this go round. In the last update I included a list of my favorite new additions to the collection, but since I focused more heavily on text adventures this time than normal, I thought I'd take a moment to provide some recommendations since this is a genre that I know many are mostly or entirely unfamiliar with and don't know where to begin.

The most obvious answer is "anything by Infocom". There's a reason why they were so famous in this arena, and it's well-earned. You can't go too wrong with any of those (though I certainly prefer some over others). That said, so as not to be a complete cop-out, I'll provide some specific recommendations (and not limited to Infocom). If there's a single game that I can emphatically recommend as the best starting point for anyone new to the genre, however, it's Zork I: The Great Underground Empire. It's wonderful; and very easy to get into even if you're not a text adventure aficionado thanks to the excellent parser that makes the experience about as frustration-free as it can be. The single greatest difference between a good text adventure and a bad one is the quality of their parser and how that interacts with the puzzle design. Some games are extremely strict about what they'll accept, both in the method to achieve your goal and the specific way in which you phrase that method. Something that Zork manages better than many others is making all of that feel natural. You try something that seems like it might make sense and it often works and, if not, you'll at least usually get a humorous response that shows the developers already anticipated what you tried to do. I really can't recommend it enough as a great introduction to the genre. If it's something that's totally foreign to you, I would just encourage you to keep an open mind. Read the manual and try to immerse yourself in the worlds that they've created. And remember to examine everything! I'd recommend taking a look at this page too if you want some general pointers on how text adventures typically function if you're a beginner. Once you've dipped your toes in and want to go looking for more, these are some other recommendations:

The Curse of Rabenstein Eight Feet Under Enchanter Escape from the Shire Federation Hibernated 1: This Place is Death Jack the Ripper Jewels of Darkness Kayleth The Lurking Horror Silicon Dreams Starcross

There's a lot of other great ones out there (and some not so great ones, to be fair). I created a new playlist entirely for all the text adventures in the collection, so check that out as well!

So, with all that out of the way, let's get on with the full changelog. It's a doozy.


  • Added a new category for Diskmags, with 25 associated mags

  • Added ability to quickly swap between the game and manual for many games - these are listed on the details spreadsheet in the new Manual column; can switch by pressing Numpad Minus + Numpad Enter or Back + R3 on a controller; manuals can be navigated with keyboard (arrow keys to navigate and -/= keys for zoom), controller (right stick to navigate and LB /RB to zoom), or mouse (scroll wheel to navigate and ctrl + scroll wheel to zoom)

  • Sourced and converted to .cbr format (and often cleaned up, adjusted, and split into separate pages) over 1000 manuals for use with the new manual feature. Phew! This means that 43% of the games have a toggleable manual. Thanks to jophran, Timber, and SmilingSpectre for helping find some of these!

  • Added custom SID background music with libsidplayfp (and occasionally mpg123 when the .sids don't loop properly) to a number of text adventures (and a few other games) that oridinarily have no music or sound, detailed on the custom music tab of the game details spreadsheet

  • Added some configuration options for custom SID background music to Configurator, including the ability to disable it if so desired

  • Enabled new autowarp feature for games that use TrueDrive wherever possible (cases where it doesn't cause issues) - this dramatically reduces load times and can be particularly useful in games that have very frequent "short" loads but no audio/music (because it mutes the audio when it activates) - a perfect use scenario for this are certain text adventures that have graphics for each area that under normal circumstances might take 10 seconds to change locations and are now essentially instantaneous (games like The Brew are a good example of this)

  • Added a new generic (not game-specific) bezel with three variations, accessible via the Configurator; V1 is now the default

  • Reshade support is now included, accessible via the Configurator; once enabled it can be toggled with Numpad / and the Reshade menu can be toggled with Shift + Numpad /; note that it does increase hardware requirements and startup times slightly

  • Added a new shader (selectable via the Configurator) that only makes color correction adjustments in case you want to disable shaders altogether but still keep the color corrections (I would recommend using Esper though if your hardware supports it)

  • Added an alternate SuperCPU version of Rescue on Fractalus (right-click / additional apps menu); highly recommended!

  • Enabled mouse support for Cabal, Deja Vu, and Uninvited (with separate launchers via the additional apps menu)

  • Created custom joystick controls for Ultima II

  • Created custom joystick controls for Jungle Trouble

  • Added a new dynamic playlist for text adventures (any game in the collection with the "Text Adventure" genre tag)

  • Created separate xmls which can be imported into Launchbox (overwritten) to change the default launch behavior for magazines - the xml that is used by default uses the web versions as the default launch. If you install the local versions and want to use those as the default launch, simply copy the xml from C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams\Magazines\!XMLs\Default Local and replace the one in C64 Dreams\Data\Platforms\ with it. If you ever want to change it back just use the one from the Default Web folder instead.

Version Updates:

  • Asterix and the Magic Cauldron - replaced with +7DHG Easyflash version by Excess

  • Bucket Wars - updated to v1.3

  • Card Sharks - replaced with Easyflash version by Excess

  • Combat School (Boot Camp) - replaced with +3D version by Lurid & Tricycle

  • Crack Down - replaced with Easyflash version by The Joker

  • Creatures II - replaced with +10DFIR Easyflash version by Nostalgia

  • Creatures - replaced with +10DFIR Easyflash version by Nostalgia

  • Curse of Rabenstein, The - updated to v11 by Laxity

  • Dig Dug - replaced with Remember version

  • Dominator - replaced with Easyflash version by Master

  • Empire of Karn - replaced with +DMW version by Hokuto Force

  • Frightmare - replaced with +3DG version by Hokuto Force

  • Infiltrator - replaced with Infiltrator Collection (Easyflash) version by Nostalgia

  • Infiltrator 2 - replaced with Infiltrator Collection (Easyflash) version by Nostalgia

  • Italy '90 Soccer - replaced with "New Version" by Fantastic 4 Cracking Group

  • Knight Games - replaced with Easyflash version by The Joker

  • Mayhem in Monsterland - replaced with +10DFIR Easyflash version by Nostalgia

  • Shinobi - replaced with +3D Easyflash version by Mayday!

  • Spy vs Spy - replaced with Remember version

  • Turbo Outrun - replaced +8DHF version by Excess

  • Dark Side - replaced with The Dominators version

  • Chance in Hell, A - replaced with a Super CPU version and included an altnerate standard C64 version with added music

  • Driller - replaced with 2000 A.D. version

  • Dracula - replaced with West Coast Crackers version (has all 3 parts on 1 disk)

  • Down at the Trolls - replaced with GB64 version (by Elite)

  • E-Motion (The Game of Harmony) - replaced with +3 version by Triad


  • Updated Retroarch to 1.9.0

  • Updated to latest version of the core which now supports, among other things, per-pixel horizontal and vertical cropping, an updated SID engine (ReSID-fp), and automatic load warp for TrueDrive enabled games. Thanks to Pixelpiper for the work on his BC core which prompted the per pixel-cropping implementation.

  • Added or adjusted custom cropping for 2000 Kung-Fu Maniacs, Abyssonaut, Alcon, Alien Syndrome, Another World, Ballblazer, Bangkok Knights, Bear Essentials, Beyond the Forbidden Forest, Brainway, C64 Snail Maze, Delta, Dominion, Donkey Kong (Oxyron), Draconus, E-SWAT, Forgotten Forest, Fortress of Narzod, Game Over II - Part 1, Gemini Wing, Genesia, Ghostbusters II, Hans Kloss, Harrier 7, Heatseeker, Hyperion II, Interchange, It's Magic, It's Magic II, It's Only Rock n' Roll, Kobo64, The Last Fight, Mega Phoenix, No Mercy, Outlaw, Paperboy, Phobia, Planet Golf, Powerglove, Run Like Hell, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, Tiger Claw, Turbo Outrun, Wizball, Wolfling, Worm, and Zolyx. Now everything involving cropping is handled through core options - Retroarch's video output settings are untouched. This means that no manual adjustment should be necessary regardless of your monitor's resolution or aspect ratio! Woohoo!

  • Adjusted the vertical and horizontal crop settings on Frogger Arcade

  • Corrected the horizontal crop settings on Jars' Revenge (uses horizontal overscan space)

  • Made first overlay image for Ballblazer transparent as the game is zoomed in (and the bezel would cover it)

  • Made first overlay image for Jars' Revenge transparent as the game uses the horizontal overscan space (the overlay was disabled entirely previously, but now you can still access the control overlay while the bezel image is unused)

  • Switched to new ReSID-fp audio engine (more accurate)

  • Replaced Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles with correct game (was the Coin-Op)

  • Dragon Ninja and Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja are the same game, removed "Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja"

  • Coil Cop and Thing Bounces Back are the same game, removed "Coil Cop"

  • Guardian and Stargate are the same game, removed "Stargate"

  • Changed "Daley Thompson's Decathlon" to "The Activision Decathlon" in LB, as it was matched incorrectly previously

  • Renamed Summer Games to The Games: Summer Edition and Winter Games to The Games: Winter Edition, and added in Summer Games (1984) and Winter Games (1984)

  • Renamed "Ice Palace" to "Ice Palace (K-Tel)" because "Ice Palace (Creative Sparks)" was added

  • Renamed "BC II - Grog's Revenge" to "B.C. II - Grog's Revenge"

  • Renamed "Dan Dare II" to "Dan Dare II - Mekon's Revenge" and "Dan Dare 3 - The Escape" to "Dan Dare III - The Escape"

  • Renamed "Demons Kiss" to "Demon's Kiss"

  • Renamed "Judge Dredd" to "Judge Dredd (Melbourne House)" because "Judge Dredd (Virgin Mastertronic)" was added

  • Renamed "Deadline" to "Deadline (Visualize Software)" because "Deadline (Infocom)" was added

  • Renamed "Frankenstein" to "Frankenstein (Zepplin Games)" because "Frankenstein (CRL)" was added

  • Renamed "Haunted House" to "Haunted House (Alligata Software)" because "Haunted House (Planet Rock)" was added

  • Renamed "Boom" to "Boom (567 KByte)"

  • Renamed "Bomb Jack 2" to "Bomb Jack II"

  • Renamed "E-Swat" to "E-SWAT"

  • Renamed "Cyberworld" to "Cyber World"

  • Renamed "3D Golf" to "Hole in One"

  • Renamed "Castle" to "Castle (LK Avalon)"

  • Renamed "Sinbad and the Throne of Falcon" to "Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon"

  • Renamed "Earth Orbit Station" to "Earth Orbit Stations"

  • Renamed "Experimental Traxter 7" to "Experiment Traxter 7"

  • Renamed "Bignose's USA Adventure" to Big Nose's American Adventure"

  • Renamed "Captain America and The Doom Tube" to "Captain America in The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann"

  • Renamed "The Catacombs" to "Catacombs"

  • Renamed "The Game of Harmony" to "E-Motion" (European title)

  • Renamed "Boot Camp" to "Combat School" (European title)

  • Renamed "F40 Pursuit" to "Crazy Cars II" (European title)

  • Duplicated all the game overrides and option files into the x64sc folder so that that core can be used instead if so desired. It should be noted, however, that this requires a mass find and replace in the game .bats to change the references to a different core - this is easy enough with Notepad++ (or equivalent) though. There is a possibility that x64sc will be used by default in the future, but in my experience the benefits are minimal while the drawback is higher hardware requirements and slower warp/fast forward speeds.

  • Changed default frame delay value to 0 and a few other backend settings to help with lower end hardware performance

  • Corrected Black Magic, Combat School, Cycle Knight, Drag Race Eliminator, The Great Escape, Jack Attack, Kikstart II, The Pit, and V - The Computer Game to use port 1

  • Changed F1 GP Circuits filter mode from 2 to 1

  • Fixed an error in the Steel Ranger [commercial] .cmd

  • Removed -autostart x64 from .cmds as it's no longer necessary; this also helps facilitate easier swapping from x64 to x64sc if so desired

  • Added some additional code to .vbs files to help with rare focus issues

  • Configured NTSC games to use custom palette settings; default settings are way too dark, Colodore looks better than the default for NTSC but it's still too dark and looks terrible for PAL (saturation is way too high)

  • Reduced contrast of CRT-Easymode-Halation-C64 shader slightly because it was unintentionally turning very dark greys solid black (the trainer menu for Alienworld is a good example)

  • Replaced BZRPlayer with libsidplayfp for standalone SID tracks as it's significantly more accurate and sounds much better in a number of cases

  • Moved CDisplayEx to Utilities folder and updated magazine .bats accordingly

  • Added addditional map overlays for Alternate Reality - The City, Alternate Reality II - The Dungeon, The Legend of Blacksilver, The Magic Candle, Pirates!, Ultima I, Ultima II, Ultima III, Ultima IV, Ultima V, and Ultima VI

  • Changed Kayleth to use the SuperCPU core running at 48% speed (100% is too fast; crashes RA if below 48%) because the animation sequences make the game run very slowly (making typing difficult/slow) which can be resolved with the SuperCPU - this also has the added benefit of making area changes/loading much faster

  • Added alternate launch options for A Chance in Hell, Dark Side, The Eidolon, Koronis Rift, and Rescue on Fractalus to use the SuperCPU to make them run faster

  • Increased deadzone slightly for right-stick to arrow keys, this helps prevent erroneous inputs either by straying diagonally or by stick release flipback

  • Changed Boom (Brainstorm Amazing Software) to use SuperCPU (supported by the game natively)

  • Added autoloading savestates to multi-game Easyflash carts so that the correct game is loaded on start rather than loading to the game selection menu - this had already been done previously for games that didn't require any in-game saving but wasn't used in cases where in-game saving was possible because doing so would (at the time) break those saves - this has since been patched!

  • Added alternate name data to Launchbox (typically for alternate region titles ex. Coil Cop vs Thing Bounces Back) for about 60 games


  • Updated and cleaned up Automator code a bit

  • Added additional notes in the Config Editor

  • Audited all per-game core option files to correct any instances of incorrect (legacy) values for SID resampling or missing values for color adjustments due to core updates

  • Created a startup watchdog app that waits 15 seconds for Retroarch to start, and if it hasn't started by then it closes any running scripts/apps that were launched - I thought this was prudent since there are a number of scripts and apps that are launched in conjunction with Retroarch now to facilitate the manuals and music - these ordinarily close upon Retroarch closing but, in the event that something weird happens and for some reason Retroarch doesn't start to begin with, they don't have that trigger and will otherwise remain open; the watchdog is essentially a failsafe for this so that you don't have a bunch of stuff still running in the event that Retroarch doesn't start correctly for whatever reason; if Retroarch is open once the 15 seconds are up (and it certainly should be, that's plenty of time) the watchdog closes itself; in case your PC is just an absolute potato and it takes it longer than 15 seconds for Retroarch to start, I've included an alternate version that waits 30 seconds in C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams\Retroarch\!Startup Watchdog - it takes about 2 seconds on my PC and it's about 7 years old now so I can't imagine many/any people needing this but you never know. I've also included a StopAll.exe in C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams which kills everything instantly just for good measure.

  • Created clear logos for Diskmags, Magazines, Best Of Vol. 5, and Text Adventures

  • Created nearly 700 3D boxes and unified the format for all 3D boxes in the collection. 3D Box is now the default view for games. Thanks to Z3R0B4NG for assembling a collection of the boxes to point me in the right direction and to marcoooo and edgemundo for their contributions in helping to create many of the other 3D boxes in the collection.

  • Changed CDisplayEx versions to one that's completely portable (previous version wrote some settings to an external local path)

  • Lots and lots of media and metadata additions/cleanup in Launchbox; it's still not perfect (and realistically never will be) but it's significantly better than it was in the past

  • Submitted several tickets for various core issues, all of which have been resolved thanks to the excellent support of sonninnos, the core maintainer:

New games with multitap (3-4 controller) support:

  • Hockey Mania

New custom note overlays:

  • Alternate Reality - The City

  • Alternate Reality II - The Dungeon

  • Angel of the Hell

  • Asylum

  • Ballblazer

  • Below the Root

  • Bushido - The Way of the Warrior

  • Centauri Alliance

  • Evil Prince, The

  • Fall

  • Fallen

  • Galleon, The

  • Garrison

  • Hydrax

  • Jonny Quest in Doctor Zin's Underworld

  • Jungle Trouble

  • Kayleth

  • Maniac Mansion

  • Omega - Neural Cybertank Design & Simulation

  • Questron

  • Questron II

  • Shadow Over Hawksmill

  • Shamus Case II

  • Spelunker

  • Tangled Tales - The Misadventures of a Wizard's Apprentice

  • Ultima II - The Revenge of the Enchantress!

  • Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

I also created a couple generic note overlays that apply to multiple games. One of which is a note that you need to press F1 to start the game. This has been added for the following games:

  • Big Trouble in Little China

  • Bop'n Wrestle

  • Devil's Gallery

  • DragonHawk

  • Ghostbusters

  • Jetboys

  • Juice!

  • Pastfinder

  • Pitfall II - The Lost Caverns

  • Zenji

  • Zeta-7

Another generic overlay was created to cover the saving and loading procedure for all Infocom games. This has been added for the following games:

  • Deadline

  • Enchanter

  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • Lurking Horror, The

  • Moonmist

  • Planetfall

  • Seastalker

  • Starcross

  • Suspended

  • Zork I - The Great Underground Empire

  • Zork II - The Wizard of Frobozz

  • Zork III - The Dungeon Master

  • Zork - The Undiscovered Underground

New Games in v0.35

2438 The Return

3-D Skramble

720 Degrees

Accolade Comics

Ace of Aces


Adventures of Tronic

Age of Heroes, The

Aigina's Prophecy

Aliants - The Desperate Battle For Earth

Alien (Argus Press Software)

Alien Bleed

Amazon (Telarium)

Andy Capp

Archon II

Army Moves

Around the World in 80 Days

Aussie Games


Aviator Arcade II


B.C.'s Quest for Tires

Balakon Raider

Beer Belly Burt's Brew Biz

Birdie Bird

Bobby Bearing

Book of the Dead



C64 Snail Maze

Centauri Alliance




Crush, Crumble & Chomp

Curse of Ra



Davy - King of the Wild Frontier

Deadline (Infocom)

Deadly Thunder

Death Battle 2200

Death Saw Challenge


Demon's Winter



Dungeon of Rott

Elevator Eric



Escape to Murky Woods

Ewe Woz 'Ere

Eye of Horus




Forever Extending Hungry Snake, The

Frankenstein (CRL)

Game of Harmony, The


Gateway to Apshai

Ghost of Genghis Khan, The

Ghost Town 64

Golden Pyramids, The


Guild of Thieves, The

Gun City

Gun Runner (Mnemonic Productions)

Gun Runner (The Power House)





Guns 'n' Roses

Gunslinger (Datasoft)

Gunslinger (Virgin Mastertronic)


Gutt Blaster



Hades Nebula

Hagar The Horrible


Halley Mission, The


Halloween Police

Halls of Death

Halls of the Dwarven Kings, The

Halls of the Things

Hammer Boy

Hangman's Hazard

Hans Kloss

Happiest Days of Your Life, The

Happy Gardening

Happy Hacker

Harald Hardtooth

Hard Work


Harrier 7

Harrier Attack

Harrier Combat Simulator

Harvey Smith Showjumper

Hassle Castle

Hatchet Honeymoon

Haunted Hill

Haunted House (Planet Rock)

Haunted Inn

Haunted Mansion

Havoc (Players Premier)


Hawk Mission

Hawk Mission II

Hawk Patrol


Head Start

Head The Ball

Head to Head Karate

Head-On (Compute)


Heavy Metal - Modern Land Combat Vol. I

Heavy Metal Deluxe


Hektic II


Heli Rescue

Helicopter Mission, The

Hell for Leather

Hell Zone

Hell Zone II



Helm, The

Helsings Hunt

Hercules - Slayer of the Damned

Hermitage, The

Hero Quest

Hero Quest II

Hero Time

Hero Time II

Heroes of Karn, The

Heroes of Midgard


Hideous Bill and the Gi-Gants


High Frontier

High Mountains, The

High Rise

Highland Games


Highway Encounter


Himalayan Odyssey

Hit and Run Baseball

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Hobbit, The


Hockey Mania

Hocus Focus

Holiday Cops

Holiday Games

Hollywood or Bust

Hollywood Squares



Hong Kong Phooey



Hopper Copper

Hopping Hoodlum, The



Hot Pop

Hot Shot

Hot Wheels

Hotel Alien

House Case

House of Usher

House, The

How to Be a Complete Bastard

Human Killing Machine

Human Race, The



Hunchback - The Adventure

Hunchback at the Olympics

Hunt for Bubber's Bathtub

Hunt for Red October, The

Huntress of Midgard





Hyper Active

Hyper Circuit

Hyper Space Warrior

Hyper Viper



Hyperion II




I Play 3D Soccer

I Play 3D Tennis



I-Ball II - The Quest for the Past



Ice Island

Ice Palace (Creative Sparks)

Ice Temple, The




Ikari III - The Rescue

Ikari Warriors II











Impossible Game, The


Incredible Laboratory, The

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Indoor Soccer

Indoor Sports

Indy Heat

Inertiania - Land of Motion


Infinite Inferno

Infinity Worlds in the Space


Ingrid's Back

Inheritance, The

Inheritance, The - Chaos in Scotland

Inheritance, The - Panic in Las Vegas

Inherits of the Throne

Inner Space

Inner Space Plant Attack

Insanity in San Francisco

Insects in Space

Inspector Gadget

Institute, The

Interceptor Base


Intergalactic Cage Match

International 3D Tennis

International 5 A-Side

International Basketball

International Ice Hockey

International Ninja Rabbits

International Speedway

International Sports Challenge

International Team Sports

International Truck Racing


Into the Nature


Intruder - The Game

Intruder - The Space Quest



Invasive Action





Iron Horse

Island of Dr. Destructo, The

Island of the Dragons

ISS - Incredible Shrinking Sphere


It's a Knockout

It's Only Rock n' Roll

Italy 1990

Iznogoud - The Grand Vizir

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack Bullet

Jack Charlton's Match Fishing

Jack Nicklaus Championship Golf

Jack The Ripper

Jackal (Imagine)

Jackal (Konami)

Jackal II

Jahangir Khan Squash

Jai Alai

Jail Break

Jail War

Jailbreak (Michael Lalonde)

Jam It!

James Bond



Jara-Tava - The Isle of Fire


Jason of the Argonauts

Java Jim in Square Shaped Trouble

Jaws (Box Office Software)

Jaws (Outlaw-Emix Software)

Jaws (Screen 7)


Jed's Journey

Jeep Command

Jeep Command II


Jessy the Worm

Jet Power Jack

Jet Set Willy

Jet Set Willy II - The Final Frontier

Jet-Boot Jack

Jetan - Martian Chess


Jetsons, The

Jewel Thief

Jewels of Babylon

Jewels of Darkness

Jihad - Raid Over Baghdad





Job Race

Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge

Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium

Joe (CP Verlag)

Joe Dick - Private Investigator

John Elway's Quarterback

John Lowe's Ultimate Darts

Jolly Roger

Jonah Barrington's Squash


Jonny Quest in Doctor Zin's Underworld


Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A

Judge Dredd (Virgin Mastertronic)


Juke Box

Julius Caesar

Jump Machine

Jumpin Jack

Jumpin' Jimmy


Jumpman Junior

Jungle Drums

Jungle Jack

Jungle Patrol

Jungle Quest

Jungle Raid

Jungle Trouble


Junkyard Jalopies

Juno First

Jupiter Mission 1999

Jupiter's Electrician





Kamikaze Duck



Karamalz Cup

Karate Champ

Karate Chop


Karting Grand Prix

Kat Trap


Kayden Garth

Kellogg's Tour 1988

Kennedy Approach


Kernal's Chaos


Key Finders

KGB Agent

KGB Superspy

Kick Box Vigilante

Killed Until Dead


Knights of Legend


Last Fight, The

Left 2 Die

Left 2 Die Part 2

Lord of Dragonspire, The

Lurking Horror, The


Magical Girl Mary vs E.V.I.L.

Make My Day



Mask of the Sun, The

Maxwell Manor - The Skull of Doom

Mean Streets

Mega Tank Blasta

Metal Dust

Michael Jordan vs Larry Bird - One on One

Mini Golf



Moebius - The Orb of Celestial Harmony

Monopoly Deluxe


Muncher Eats Chewits, The

Munsters, The

Muppet Adventure - Chaos at the Carnival

Neptune Lander Elite



Ninja Rabbits

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

Old West World, The

Omega - Neural Cybertank Design & Simulation


Over The Net


Phantasie II

Phantasie III



Project FX-64

Puffy's Saga

Quest of the Space Beagle


Questron II

Rally Speedway II

Rambo III

Ring of Power, The

Robin of Sherwood - The Touchstones of Rhiannon

Robots of Dawn


Rudy Hammer

Run Demon Run



Sector Patrol

Sentinel Worlds I - Future Magic

Shadow Over Hawksmill

Shadows of Mordor, The


Shamus Case II

Side Arms

Silicon Dreams

Silicon Warrior


Slam Dunk



Snap Snake


Sooper Froot

Space Mission

Space Swarm 64

Standing Stones, The


Stellar Wars

Storm Chase

Successors of the Throne, The - War for the Crown II

Summer Games

Super Nova

Survival Messenger

Survival Messenger Adventure


Sword of Fargoal


Tangled Tales - The Misadventures of a Wizard's Apprentice

Tau Ceti

Temple of Apshai Trilogy

Test Drive

Test Drive II - The Duel

To Be On Top

Toilet Paper Stacker

Uchi Mata

Ultima I - The First Age of Darkness

Ultima II - The Revenge of the Enchantress!

Ultima V

Ultima VI - The False Prophet


Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego

Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego

Windwalker - A Tale from Moebius

Winter Games

Wizard's Crown


You Had One Job


Zombie Party

Zork - The Undiscovered Underground

Zork I - The Great Underground Empire

Zork II - The Wizard of Frobozz

Zork III - The Dungeon Master

Zork Quest I - Assault on Egreth Castle

Zork Quest II - The Crystal of Doom

*these games are still commercial so the roms are not supplied

New Magazines:

Zzap!64 Issues 51-60

Commodore Format 26-34

New Demos:

5 Shades of Grey by Lethargy

Diagonality by Genesis Project

Dream Travel 100% by Samar Productions

In A Hurry by Padua

Nothing But PETSCII by Genesis Project

Out of Contex by Artline Designs

Pagan's Mind by Dream

Remains by Booze Design

Rocketry by Chorus

Snakepit by Delysid

New Diskmags:

Attitude 15-20

Dawn 1

Propaganda 25-29

Recollection 1-3

Vandalism News 61-70

New SID:

Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Shinobi

Bomba by Flex

Cold War Generation by Linus

Danger Dawg by Steel & Stinsen

Ed in His Lib by Jammer [with SFXExpander/YM3812 support]

Electric City by Flex [2SID]

Elusive Groove by Flex

Empty by Jojeli

Foregone Destruction by Jammer

Hawkeye 2018 by Flex

I Dug Some Graves You'll Never Find by Linus

Keine Music by Taxim

La Mer by LMan

Les Cathedrales by Shogoon

Lundia by Flex

Mainstream Lamestream by Mr. Mouse

Midnight Kisses by Mibri [with SFXExpander/YM3812 support]

Mini by Fegolhuzz

Miss You! by Juzdie

Mission Solaire by Flotsam

Mutants Revisited by Jason Page

No Conocida by Zardax

Odyssey by Jammer [2SID]

On The Waves by psycho858o

Player by psych858o

Rastaline Dub by LMan

Red Herring Caught Red Handed by Jammer

Robot Sensuality by LMan

Smile to the Sky by Geir Tjelta

Snowcial Distancing by Fegolhuzz

Sockerbeat by Qdor

Something Squared by Xiny6581

Spacebar by MCH

Squad Signal by Dave

Stay Strong, My Friend by Jammer, chuinho, GH, LMan, MCH, Mibri, psych858o, Shogoon, and Wiklund

Stomp by Jammer

Thus Spoke the PC Speaker by lft

Turbo Killer by Noplan

Vandal by Heart by TDM

Vortex by LMan

Finally, I want to thank the people that helped contribute to this update in various ways. Thanks again, I appreciate the support!










Smiling Spectre

The folks at The Museum of Computer Adventure Game History and the Ultimate Tape Archive Everyone who contributes time and energy on improving the LBGDB with media and metadata!

So, with that, adieu for now. I'm in dire need of a nap. I'll be back before long to carry on with the normal releases, but I need to take a load off for a bit and recharge.

Have fun!

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May 09, 2021


Thank you for all the hard work that must have gone into this project. I have taken your collection and have slowly been merging it with my own. Naturally, I am removing duplicates and other undesirables.

I have downloaded your file list off of Google Docs. I am curious if you have a version of this spreadsheet that includes the GENRE, as well as, PUBLISHER. If so, could you please add this information to the Google Docs upload?


May 19, 2021
Replying to

Thank you. I'll go search that out.


Roger Trutman4ever
Roger Trutman4ever
Mar 12, 2021

Wow ! Incredible job ! 😉 To be perfectly honest , I discovered C64 in the house of my German language exchange program. I was more Amiga in my country (France ) Do you have - in a near future - a project to do the same thing with Amiga ?? it could be good !!

Roger Trutman4ever
Roger Trutman4ever
Mar 12, 2021
Replying to

No problem ! at least youngsters will play what we played, long time ago... And maybe think that nowadays , studios keep coming back with the same games over and over. I guess the general use of the same graphical engines doesn't help much too... Anyway... C64 RULES ! 😜


Pumpkinman Doom
Pumpkinman Doom
Mar 03, 2021

Awesome! Thanks for all your work. Really awesome to see the progress.

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