C64 Forever by Cloanto is a comprehensive software suite that includes preservation, emulation, and support for CBM 8-bit systems. It comes with games, demoscene art productions, and historical items that are ready to run on your PC. The suite is developed by Commodore/Amiga developers since the 1980s.
The C64 went on to sell over 30 million units, introducing a generation to computers and programming. This revolutionary machine not only transformed the video games industry but also paved the way for cultural phenomena such as computer music and the demoscene.
Fast forward to today, and the C64 has experienced a revival as a retrocomputing platform. To help users relive the wonders of this unique computer, Cloanto has come up with C64 Forever – the official CBM 8-bit preservation, emulation, and support package.
One of the most intuitive aspects of C64 Forever is the player interface, which provides access to over 5,000 C64 game entries via a built-in database. It also supports innovative RP9 format, which enables advanced title authoring and straightforward cross-platform playback.
C64 Forever comes in the free Express Edition that provides limited features and occasionally displays upgrade information. However, users can upgrade (register) to the Plus Edition at any time, which offers exclusive additional features like disk change commit/undo, saved states, RP9 Title Editor, RP9 Toolbox for content import, export, and rescan. Plus, it supports multiple simultaneous playback windows and full-screen mode.
In conclusion, C64 Forever is an excellent software that captures the spirit of the C64 without compromising on modern standards. It is an ideal platform to relive the nostalgia of this iconic machine while keeping up with the demands of the present-day users. Highly recommend!
Version 126.96.36.199: Arcade mode and tile view. New column and sort options. System property handler to view and index RP9 file properties. Light vs. dark user interface options. New color skins. Use player with game controller. New SID audio, drive and media options. MAX Machine and C64 Magic Voice cartridge.
Version 188.8.131.52: Fullscreen mode controls. Virtual mouse. Virtual keyboard. Reconfigurable keys. Tape controls. Discord status support. Lifetime updates option.
Version 184.108.40.206: Playlists and custom content folders. New input features. Autostart PC into 8-bit system.
Version 220.127.116.11: Playlists and custom content folders. New input features. Autostart PC into 8-bit system.
Version 18.104.22.168: Playlists and custom content folders. New input features. Autostart PC into 8-bit system.
Version 22.214.171.124: Gorgeous support for high-DPI displays. Merge platforms. New authoring features.
Version 2016.0.0.0: Gorgeous support for high-DPI displays. Merge platforms. New authoring features.
Version 2014.0.0.0: Set personal rating for any title (not just cataloged ones)
Version 2011.1.0.0: Multiple snapshots, faster loading times, reduced RAM consumption.
Version 2010.1.5.0: Includes enhanced content recognition and faster cache.