Cloanto Releases C64 Forever
Date 1-Jun-2009 7:01:11
Topic: Software News
|June 1st, 2009 - Cloanto, developers of Commodore/Amiga software since the 1980s, and already publishers of Amiga Forever, launched today C64 Forever, a revolutionary preservation, emulation and support package.|
C64 Forever embodies an intuitive player interface, backed by a built-in database containing more than 5,000 C64 game entries, and advanced support for the new RP2 format, dubbed the "MP3 of retrogaming".
When the C64 was launched in 1982 it immediately set the standard for 8-bit home computers. Its low cost, superior graphics, high quality sound and a massive 64 KB of RAM positioned it as the winner in the home computer wars, knocking out competitors from the likes of Atari, Texas Instruments, Sinclair, Apple and IBM.
Selling over 30 million units and introducing a whole generation to computers and programming, the C64 shook up the video games industry and sparked cultural phenomena such as computer music and the demoscene. In recent years the C64 has enjoyed a spectacular revival manifesting itself once again as a retrocomputing platform.
C64 Forever expands Cloanto's RetroPlatform family, aiming to set new standard in ease of use, emulation power and access to contents. The RetroPlatform player technology, the frequently-updated RetroPlatform Library database and content recognition engine, and the RP2 file format act in synergy to provide a superior user experience. The software includes more than 100 games, some of the finest demoscene productions, and other bits and pieces of history. Adding content is as easy as a drag-and-drop. The RP2 Manager feature further makes it possible to import thousands of games at once from existing C64 CDs, DVDs or internet downloads, while the built-in search functionality makes it easy to find more games on C64 preservation sites.
C64 Forever is available now in two editions:
- Downloadable Plus Edition - $19.95
- Boxed Plus Edition - $24.95 (includes instant download)
C64 Forever Home Page
Screenshots (feel free to use)
Photo of Boxed Version
HD Video: C64 Forever Live Introduction
RP2 Format Information