Retrocomputing is the use of older computer hardware and software in modern times. Magnetic tapes and disks upon which home computer software was stored are decaying at an alarming rate. In order to preserve game software and information, efforts are underway to copy from these degrading media onto fresh media which will help ensure a long life for the software and make it available for emulation and archiving.
Software development never really stopped. There are many tools available today.
VChar64 is a character editor for the Commodore 64. Features: Char editing, Tile Support, Map Support, Imports CharPad projects, Imports Koala image files, Imports VICE snapshot images, Exports to Assembly/Raw/Prg, Emulates different Palettes, & Live Preview Modes.
Emulates the sound chip and other internals of the Commodore 64 home computer to play back SID music that was originally written on it. The sound chip of the C64 is called the "Sound Interface Device" or SID, and therefore this music is known as SID music.
Offers a nice GUI with drag-and-drop support between disk images and the local file system. Runs programs or mounts images directly in your favorite emulator. RR-Net support is available and allows to transfer programs and even disk images directly to a C64.
Many SID tunes are available in various formats on the Internet. GoatTracker is capable of directly exporting to the .sid (PSID/RSID) file format in addition to standard C64 PRG files.
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QuickLook enables a very quick preview of file contents by pressing the Spacebar. .