This page is divided into the following sections:
The Commodore Languages List
lists all programming language implementations for Commodore 8-bit computers
known to the author (over 220), both commercial and free.
The Cross-Development Tools List
contains many utilities which allow development of
code on another
system besides a target Commodore machine.
A similar list for Apple II computers
(another 6502-based machine) was put together by Larry W. Virden, and
a list of free compilers
for many machines was compiled by David Sharnoff and Steven Robenalt.
More information on programming Commodores is available in the
V3.1 part 9.
Other people have put handy information for C64 programmers on the Web, such as
Bacchus of FairLight.
Western Design Center,
manufacturer of the W65C02S and W65C816S CPUs has a page on the web.
I have compiled partial indices and brief histories of some popular
(but now defunct) Commodore-oriented magazines:
These old magazines are treasure chests of valuable articles, tips and
programs that are indispensible to Commodore owners even today.
If you have issues that aren't included in the lists (and there are many),
please jot down a few of the main articles and
mail them to me.
If there is enough interest, I'll
implement a WWW search engine to scan issues for key words and display the
issue numbers. I've also put a more complete, machine readable (comma
separated values) list into a downloadable archive.
prettied up the COMPUTE! and COMPUTE! Gazette indicies with pictures and
links, and someone else put up another
Commodore magazine site
with interviews with several magazine personalities.
has made available
an index to C= Hacking.
Some free e-zines relating to 8-bit Commodores are available on-line:
If you're looking to buy or sell Commodore magazines, try the
from 1994-1995 where people reminisce about some of the current and defunct
Are you looking for a way to transfer files between your C64 and a PC?
If you are running
and have a 1581 disk drive, use
an installable read-only filesystem module for Linux.
Download it from my
With a 1541 drive, you can read and write MS-DOS disks if you install a
jumper in your 1541 and use the
With a 1571 drive and a C128, just use Craig Bruce's
Little Red Reader,
Other methods are mentioned in the
my software page for fvcbm, a
DOS/*NIX program for listing Commodore archive directories.
My Cross-Development Tools List contains
pointers to information on
Commodore emulation programs and hardware.
Software is available for download from
PK's ftp page
Christian Janoff's Commodore FTP Search page.
I've summarized posts from some threads in late 1995 in the newsgroups
where people listed their
top 10 (more or less) favourite C64 games.
has posted his own personal
top 10 list including game descriptions,
plus, there is an
on-line poll page.
For more Commodore links and information, see
Commodore 64 web sites.
machines can be fun to read about as well.
For starters, try the
Atari Forever site,
Apple II Information Resource site.
Other home computers which utilized the 6502 include the
Some game consoles that use the 6502 (or derivatives) include the
Here's a great page about the
great 8-bit systems of
For more links on all kinds of Commodore topics, see Gaelyne Gasson's
Commodore Support site.
If you've found a bad link on this page (or any page) and want to see if it
the site has moved, or you have moved your own web site and want to notify
people of the new URL, try my new service
Don't throw away all the links to your site when you move your site--update
them instead with Move Announcer!
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Last updated 2009-07-11