September 18, 2009 – Cloanto, programmers of Commodore/Amiga software since the 1980s, and already publishers of Amiga Forever, started this week C64 Forever Express Edition, a free version of its own ground-breaking C64 emulator, gambling and preservation program.
C64 Forever embodies an intuitive player interface, backed by a builtin database featuring more than 5,000 C64 game entries, and innovative support for the new RP9 format, dubbed the “MP3 of retrogaming”.
The Express Edition could be updated (filed) at any time to the Plus Edition amount, which features exclusive added attributes: disc change invest/undo, saved states, RP9 Manager to import, export and read content, support for multiple simultaneous playback windows, full screen mode and skins.
C64 Forever enlarges Cloanto’s RetroPlatform family, planning to establish new standard in ease of use, emulation power and accessibility to contents. The newest Express Edition, that has been released as variant 2009.0.5.0 and only earned Microsoft’s “Compatible with Windows 7″ symbol, is placed to become the Commodore 64 emulateur 3ds android 2015 of choice for beginner and pro Windows users equally. Cloanto is also in touch with Apple and working on iPhone variations of both Amiga Forever and C64 Forever, to be published just as Apple’s policies open the doors to applications planning to recreate an initial retrocomputing encounter.
When both Amiga Forever and C64 Forever are installed, the players share information and applications modules with each other, uniformly playing back RP9 games of both 8-bit and 32-bit platforms. The same familiar user interface and settings can also be applied to preserved states, disc write reverse, double-screen set ups as well as other innovative functionality. “The way it brings back memories is amazing, plus it feels as if Commodore and Amiga were united again,” said Michael C. Battilana of Cloanto.
The C64 emulator package contains over 100 matches, a few of the finest demoscene productions, as well as other bits and pieces of history. Adding content is as simple as a drag and drop. The RP9 Manager attribute farther makes it possible to import thousands of games simultaneously from present C64 CDs, DVDs or web downloads, while the built in search functionality allows you to locate more games on C64 preservation websites.
C64 Forever is obtainable in three versions:
– Downloadable Express Edition – Free (can be enrolled for complex attributes)
– Downloadable Plus Edition – $19.95
– Boxed Plus Edition – $24.95 (includes immediate download)