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C64 downloads site (and converter script) updated

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on April 6, 2021 04:23:47 PM +00:00

My "large archives" c64 downloads site has been updated. At least some of the most important archives on it. That adds 10 years of new updates of The Digital Dungeon or HVSC SID collection. Please find the files here:

C64 XLFiles

And most notably, there is my "ai64_extractor", that I use to extract C64 stuff from FTP sites to make them available for download. It has reached a public repository on GitHub, so that you can create your own archives, without waiting for me to publish new versions of this tool.

ai64_extractor on GitHub

Please read on for more info on these two updates.

Book store links added to my Commodore book lists

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on August 23, 2012 10:06:04 PM +00:00

Each book in my Commodore Book List has been extended with links to two major Hungarian antique book stores:

Thus if you like a book, you can easily check whether there is one for sale. ;-)

C64 XLFiles - Download extra large C64 archives

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on August 15, 2010 06:24:04 PM +00:00

My new "C64 XLFiles" project hosts big collections of Commodore 64 games, demos and magazines for download. Every archive contains files that are directly usable on a C64, no need for futher file conversion or extraction. is back

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on September 18, 2009 09:04:40 PM +00:00

The very old web and FTP server of C64 maniacs is back online.

The server was originally started by me and some friends in 1996 on a 386 PC. Hosted at Technical University of Budapest. A long time has passed since, hosting locations changed, servers changed, team changed several times.

IDE64 in PC case - deconstructed

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on June 24, 2007 06:14:33 PM +00:00
There are a lot of changes since my article about my IDE64 in 2004. In the past years I've added a lot more little details to this box, so it's just about the time to write an updated article.

ai64: Batch archive extractor for IDE64 users

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on January 28, 2005 09:23:41 PM +00:00

ai64 allows you to convert complete directory structures containing c64 programs into IDE64 compatible copy of the whole structure. e.g. try running it on a complete copy of Digital Dungeon FTP Archive, before burning a CD for IDE64 usage. Most of the archive will be converted to .prg and .d64 files, which are very easy to use on C64! The program is licensed under GPL v3.

Latest version: made available GitHub in 2021: ai64_extractor

HD and CD for C64 - The IDE64 device

Posted by: Ferenc Veres on October 31, 2004 08:47:37 PM +00:00

The IDE64 device is a great invention, replacing the old, slow and expensive hard disk extensions for the Commodore 64. IDE64 is a card for the expansion port with a great re-programmable firmware, and you can connect any IDE HD, CD or even Zip drive as you wish or have.

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