C64 Forever is the official CBM 8-bit preservation, emulation and support suite brought to you by Cloanto, Commodore / Amiga developers since the 1980s. Games, demoscene productions and historical items are included and ready to run on your PC.
Version: 22.214.171.124When the C64 was launched in 1982 it immediately set the standard for 8-bit home computers.
License: Free To Try $14.95
Operating System: Windows
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.
To allow you to experience and relive the wonders of this unique computer, Cloanto, developers of Commodore / Amiga software since the 1980s, has introduced C64 Forever, the official CBM 8-bit 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.
Support for the innovative RP9 format allows for advanced title authoring and easy cross-platform playback.
The (free) Express Edition has limited features and displays occasional upgrade information.
The Express Edition can be upgraded (registered) at any time to the Plus Edition level, which features exclusive additional features: disk change commit / undo, saved states, RP9 Editor, RP9 Toolbox to import, export and rescan content, support for multiple simultaneous playback windows and full-screen mode.
Version 126.96.36.199: Fullscreen mode controls. Virtual mouse. Virtual keyboard. Reconfigurable keys. Tape controls. Discord status support. Lifetime updates option.
Version 188.8.131.52: Playlists and custom content folders. New input features. Autostart PC into 8-bit system.
Version 184.108.40.206: 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.