Pentagorat for VIC-20

Pentagorat for VIC-20

When the VIC-20 saw the light of day in 1981, no one expected it being the first home computer to sell more than one million units. Today, the VIC is often overshadowed by its well-known big brother the Commodore 64 and that's really a shame. The VIC-20 is one of those computers to have, which is exactly what Mika Keränen ...
Tapes from the Crypt

Tapes from the Crypt

Isn't it our responsibility to preserve the heritage of the golden era of home computing? Too much is already gone forever in the perpetual tides of time, washed away and never to return again. Imagine how many treasures and secrets still reside on forgotten tapes and floppies, waiting to finally being recovered from their crypt? Retro computer archaeology is what ...
Penultimate Cartridge for VIC-20

Penultimate Cartridge for VIC-20

Once upon a time there was a thingy called the Mega-Cart. Some say it may be the best cartridge that was ever released for the VIC-20. Some consider it as vaporware these days, while others think the inventor of the Mega-Cart was overwhelmed by its success, unable to cope with the demand.  As usual, the truth lies somewhere in between. For me, ...

The Gilsoft Legacy

Tim Gilberts remembers the early days of home computing... Preface: The 80s were probably the last decade of innocence, characterized by colorful and cheeky fashion, so much great music, the rise and fall of cassettes, the Walkman, BMX bikes, skateboards, boomboxes, Aerobic, Breakdance, Rubik's Cube, the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, Masters of the Universe, a period of conservatism in political and cultural life ...
Back from the dead: DDI3 for CPC464

Back from the dead: DDI3 for CPC464

Let's start this review with a honest statement. Back in the days, I've been not a big fan of the Amstrad CPC. A good friend of mine had one and he obviously seemed to enjoy it. It took me years to find out that he actually just had a green monitor and the unit itself was capable of colored output. ...