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The C64 Forever software (version 8 "R2" and higher) incorporates a more detailed software Changelog feature under Help/About.
- C64 Forever 10 Released
20 Dec 2022 00:10:10 UT
C64 Forever 10 (10.0.10.0) released. Revamped CBM Files: content folders, subfolders and folder shortcuts can be added anywhere to better organize titles. Countless player interface improvements, including intuitive resize of preview area and emulation window. Faster editing and playback. Hayes-compatible "internet modem" (call your favorite BBS, CCGMS! included and preconfigured). MPS-803 printer emulation. Alternate color palettes. Improved support for VIC 20 cartridge titles. Keyboard and clipboard enhancements. Support for Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 22H2 features. Numerous other enhancements.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto17 Released
15 Nov 2022 12:30:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto17 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Added support for RetroPlatform printing and modem. Implemented additional zoom levels. Improvements to serial communications, to virtual mouse visual feedback and to VIC 20 cartridges. Resolved "Type Clipboard Text" size limit and C128 80-column mode pixel ratio.
- C64 Forever 9 "R2" Released
26 Nov 2021 10:30:00 UT
C64 Forever 9 "R2" (22.214.171.124) released, consolidating eight months of development work and early access updates. Version 9 users can get the free update through the Help/About dialog, which includes a detailed Changelog. The updated full installation package and ISO image can also be accessed via the original confirmation email or from the Help/My Downloads and Keys menu item. Additional upgrade options are available.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto13 Released
21 Jul 2021 16:20:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto13 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Virtual mouse: improved visual feedback and solved a potential crash on startup.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto12 Released
14 Jul 2021 12:30:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto12 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Added support for square vs. original pixel ratio. Improvements to virtual mouse, screen capture and clipboard text handling. Resolved issues in joystick input, startup keyboard commands, CBM-II disk I/O, and CBM 610 graphics garbage.
- C64 Forever 9 Released
10 Mar 2021 09:00:10 UT
C64 Forever 9 released. New visual features like Arcade mode and tile view. New column, field selection and sort options. System property handler to view and index RP9 file properties (also for Windows Search purposes). Light vs. dark user interface options, and new color skins. The player can now be used entirely with a game controller. New SID audio, drive and media options. Support for MAX Machine and for C64 Magic Voice cartridge. Support for Windows 10 version 2004 features. Numerous other enhancements.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto11 Released
18 Feb 2021 21:00:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto11 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Improved MAX Machine support.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto10 Released
10 Jun 2020 15:00:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto10 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Autostart improvements and bug fixes (resolved issues in C128 80-column mode and launching standalone .prg files with "short" file names).
- VICE 3.1.cloanto8 Released
09 Dec 2019 17:30:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto8 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Added support for Cloanto feedback server, implementing application crash handling. Added synchronization code to prevent concurrent calls to the DirectX screen update function, resolving a crash on some systems. Added support for Open Debugger and for Scale 2X video filter RetroPlatform features.
- C64 Forever 8 "R3" Released
07 Dec 2019 00:08:03 UT
C64 Forever 8 "R3" (126.96.36.199) released, consolidating more than 75 documented fixes and enhancements, and numerous minor improvements from previous early access updates. The title editor, the setup wizard and the changelog and update experience again received special attention, and so did features relating to keyboard and audio handling. A general priority of this release cycle has been on adding an extra level of polish, once more fixing all known bugs and setting a foundation for improved processing of future issues. This includes support for a new feedback server (for user feedback and application crash handling), which is now also available to emulation plugins. Version 8 users can get the update through the Help/About dialog. The updated full installation package can also be accessed via the original confirmation email or from the new Help/My Downloads and Keys menu item. Additional details can be found in the built-in Changelog feature (in Help/About).
- C64 Forever 8 "R2" Released
09 Sep 2019 07:08:02 UT
C64 Forever 8 "R2" (188.8.131.52) released, consolidating eight months of development work and early access updates. Version 8 users can get the update through the Help/About dialog. The updated full installation package can also be accessed via the original confirmation email or from the new Help/My Downloads and Keys menu item. If you enjoy reading this log, be sure to check out the new built-in Changelog feature (in Help/About).
- C64 Forever 8 Released
31 Dec 2018 12:58:08 UT
C64 Forever 8 released. Setup wizard for configuration and privacy options. Accurate and reconfigurable onscreen keyboards. Fullscreen controls. Virtual mouse option to move text cursor on all 8-bit systems. Extended tape controls. Enhanced game controller and keyboard customization dialogs. Support for additional types of game controllers. Expanded drag-and-drop actions. Discord status support. Support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update features. Numerous other enhancements.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto5 Released
11 Dec 2018 16:30:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto5 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Updated to the RetroPlatform Player 7.5 API. Includes support for new C64 Forever 8 features (virtual mouse, virtual keyboard, fullscreen controls, etc.)
- C64 Forever 7 "R2" Released
04 Mar 2018 15:07:02 UT
C64 Forever 7 "R2" (184.108.40.206) released, consolidating eight months of development work and beta updates.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto4 Released
23 Oct 2017 23:30:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto4 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Updated to the RetroPlatform Player 7.2 API. Reduced input latency when used with a 7.2 host. Improved logging and coexistence with system screen saver.
- VICE 3.1.cloanto3 Released
12 Jul 2017 13:20:00 UT
VICE 3.1.cloanto3 (based on official VICE 3.1) is available. Addresses performance and compatibility issues with some CPUs.
- C64 Forever 7 Released
23 Jun 2017 14:16:07 UT
C64 Forever 7 released, with new major version numbering ("7" instead of "2017"). New playlists, with ability to add custom content folders and to change the location of builtin CBM Files. General and title-specific game controller personalization, including support for Xbox, X-Arcade and I-PAC controllers, and arbitrary keyboard layouts. Enhanced multilingual support, with passthrough Unicode keyboard and clipboard typing. The VIC 1001, VIC 20 and C64 include a Japanese language option. Option to autostart PC into favorite emulation configuration. Massively improved authoring and playback capabilities. Removed advertising banner from Express Edition. Numerous other enhancements.
- VICE 3.0.cloanto2 Released
18 Apr 2017 21:00:00 UT
VICE 3.0.cloanto2 (based on official VICE 3.0) is available. Updated to the RetroPlatform Player 7.1 API, which requires C64 Forever 7. Improved multi-monitor, text input and game controller support. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of changes compared to VICE 3.0.
- VICE 2.4.cloanto10 Released
07 Apr 2016 16:00:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto10 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Fixed screen capture in 3X and 4X screen modes. Fixed resuming of fullscreen mode after application switching.
- C64 Forever 2016 Released
28 Nov 2015 11:20:16 UT
C64 Forever 2016 (220.127.116.11) released. New player interface, with gorgeous support for high-DPI displays. Can now access CBM 8-bit and Amiga platforms in the same player if both C64 Forever and Amiga Forever are installed. New title authoring (right-click and Edit) features. Numerous other enhancements. Passed official Windows 10 tests.
- VICE 2.4.cloanto9 Released
27 Oct 2015 18:40:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto9 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Added support for 3X and 4X screen scaling and per-monitor DPI awareness (as used by C64 Forever 2016, e.g. on high-DPI displays). Improved detailed output in case of DirectSound error.
- C64 Forever 2014.0.3.1 Released
15 Jul 2014 16:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2014.0.3.1 (18.104.22.168) released. This is a minor maintenance release with improvements to the Windows 7 and 8 taskbar button jump list and other small refinements.
- C64 Forever 2014 Released
25 Jun 2014 08:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2014 (22.214.171.124) released. New ability to set the personal rating for any title (not just cataloged ones). New and refined title editor features (e.g. support for new systems). Improved loading times on cataloged compatible titles. Keyboard input improvements. New Send Feedback option. Hundreds of other minor improvements. Passed official Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64) tests. This is a free update for users of the 2013 version (select Check for Updates from the Help menu).
- VICE 2.4.cloanto8 Released
13 Jun 2014 22:00:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto8 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Added support for dead keys and fixed issue with quote character on German keyboard layout.
- VICE 2.4.cloanto7 Released
03 Jan 2014 19:10:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto7 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Added support for comments at the beginning of INI lines.
- VICE 2.4.cloanto6 Released
31 Dec 2013 00:30:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto6 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Fixed C128 floppy drive bug and missing environment variable when started from installer.
- C64 Forever 2013 "R2" Released
28 Nov 2013 23:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2013 "R2" (126.96.36.199) released. Improved support for high-DPI systems. Introduced support for version 1.1 of the Twitter API. Numerous other improvements to the player, title editor (e.g. file rename, media eject vs. remove, etc.) and installer (some conditions now result in warnings, rather than blocking errors).
- VICE 2.4.cloanto5 Released
03 Sep 2013 19:00:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto5 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Improvements to fullscreen and to 80-column modes.
- VICE 2.4.cloanto4 Released
19 Aug 2013 10:00:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto4 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Added support for "Cartridge Freeze" key (e.g. for Action Replay cartridges). Fixed "signal 11" error in CBM-II series.
- C64 Forever 2013.0.3.0 Released
23 May 2013 16:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2013.0.3.0 released. Fixed issue in Repair System Files. Improved RP9 thumbnail provider for Windows File Explorer to support a broader range of formats. Clarified and improved some messages and user interface elements. New Open Last Log File feature in Help menu.
- VICE 2.4.cloanto3 Released
23 May 2013 16:00:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto3 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Fixed issue with mouse (e.g. in GEOS) when used in window mode. Improved handling of characters input via AltGr. Improved CPU speed reporting.
- C64 Forever 2013 Released
10 May 2013 05:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2013.0.1.0 released. New features include support for new systems (C128 starting in 80-column mode, SX-64, CBM 510, CBM 720, CBM 232, CBM V364), Build Image tool, RP9 thumbnail provider, new media mount options, and hundreds of other improvements.
- VICE 2.4.cloanto2 Released
30 Apr 2013 16:00:00 UT
VICE 2.4.cloanto2 (based on official VICE 2.4) is available. Updated to the RetroPlatform Player 3.4 API, which requires C64 Forever 2013. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of changes compared to VICE 2.4.
- C64 Forever 2012 "R3" Released
23 Nov 2012 01:30:00 UT
C64 Forever 2012 "R3" (2012.3.0.0) released. New features include a streamlined player skin (some controls have been moved to the playback window), refined default behavior and options for temporary and automatically created RP9 files, and dozens of other improvements.
- C64 Forever 2012 "R2" Released
27 Apr 2012 19:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2012 "R2" (2012.2.8.0) released. New features include social and sharing functionality (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Messenger), improved content authoring, pervasive Unicode support, improved Windows desktop integration (Edit option and faster loading times), improved keyboard and mouse input, and GEOS support.
- VICE 2.3.cloanto6 Released
23 Feb 2012 23:30:00 UT
VICE 2.3.cloanto6 (based on official VICE 2.3) is available. Fixed incorrect keyboard mapping of the letter F on 40-column PET/CBM systems. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of changes compared to VICE 2.3.
- VICE 2.3.cloanto5 Released
21 Feb 2012 23:30:00 UT
VICE 2.3.cloanto5 (based on official VICE 2.3) is available. Addressed Caps Lock handling on the CBM 8032 and CBM 610, and added mapping of the host Grave Accent key to the guest Leftwards Arrow key on supported systems. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of changes compared to VICE 2.3.
- C64 Forever 2012.1.1.0 Released
08 Nov 2011 15:35:00 UT
C64 Forever 2012.1.1.0 released. Features include C64 mouse and RAM expansion support (e.g. for running GEOS), "Press Play" for some tape formats (new menu options in Tape icon) and new fullscreen modes. Also improved keyboard input (both from PC keyboard and via new Keyboard options in power LED menu) and autoconfiguration from .prg files. Shared RetroPlatform component changes include new player-local RetroPlatform Library and improved drag and drop and RP9 Autoconfigure functionality.
- VICE 2.3.cloanto4 Released
04 Nov 2011 15:00:00 UT
VICE 2.3.cloanto4 (based on official VICE 2.3) is available. Improved support for RetroPlatform shared fullscreen modes. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of changes compared to VICE 2.3.
- VICE 2.3.cloanto3 Released
21 Oct 2011 23:00:00 UT
VICE 2.3.cloanto3 (based on official VICE 2.3) is available. New RetroPlatform features include C64 mouse and RAM expansion support (e.g. for running GEOS) and improved keyboard input handling. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of changes compared to VICE 2.3.
- C64 Forever 2012.0.16.0 Released
26 Sep 2011 17:30:00 UT
C64 Forever 2012.0.16.0 released. Added support for multiple-selection actions in player and title editor. Improved cache loading performance on startup.
- C64 Forever 2012.0.15.0 Released
22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2012.0.15.0 released. Drag and drop functionality added to the Extras and Media tabs of the title editor. Fixed a bug which resulted in some entries having a status of "Not installed" until the list was manually refreshed. Other minor refinements, mostly in the title editor.
- C64 Forever 2012.0.14.0 Released
09 Sep 2011 22:30:00 UT
C64 Forever 2012.0.14.0 released. This is the first free update in the C64 Forever 2012 series, adding new features like drag and drop of titles to and from the player, drag and drop of files to and from the All Files dialog of the title editor, new settings in Tools/Options (e.g. to restore the tab and title selection, and to always start in fullscreen mode) and other minor refinements and bug fixes.
- C64 Forever 2012 Released
26 Aug 2011 06:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2012.0.12.0 released. New features include RP9 Title Editor, improved player interface (access to extra content, input ports and devices, etc.), new settings in Tools/Options. Player is now based on new RetroPlatform 3.0 code base. Customers who purchased the previous version on or after July 1st, 2011 have already been emailed instructions to receive a free upgrade.
- VICE 2.3.cloanto2 Released
20 Aug 2011 23:30:00 UT
Source code of VICE 2.3.cloanto2 (based on official VICE 2.3) as used in C64 Forever 2012 is available. This version of VICE uses the updated RetroPlatform Player 3.0 API (introduced in C64 Forever 2012), and is not compatible with previous versions. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a list of changes compared to VICE 2.3.
- C64 Forever 2011.1 Released
09 Mar 2011 05:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2011.1.0.0 released. Features improvements to the insert/eject functionality (accessible from the media menu in the playback window), new joystick feedback indicators, easier content rescan after RetroPlatform Library update, and new advanced options for setting DirectX mode and enabling other tests. C64 Forever 2011.1 is a free update to all customers of previous versions.
- VICE 2.3.cloanto1 Released
04 Mar 2011 20:50:00 UT
Source code of VICE 2.3.cloanto1 (based on official VICE 2.3) as used in C64 Forever 2011.1 is available. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a list of changes compared to VICE 2.3.
- C64 Forever 2011 Released
20 Dec 2010 00:00:01 UT
C64 Forever 2011.0.0.0 released. New features include multiple snapshots (saved states are saved as .rp9-snapshot files, and now also work with uncataloged content), faster loading times (even 10x and more on systems with 512 MB of RAM), reduced memory consumption, and numerous other improvements and internal changes in preparation of future features. C64 Forever 2011 is a free update to all 2010 customers.
- New C64 Forever Wallpapers
28 Aug 2010 02:30:00 UT
A new "Black" wallpaper style is now available for download.
- C64 Forever 2010.1.5.0 Released
06 Aug 2010 23:30:00 UT
C64 Forever 2010.1.5.0 released. Fixed three crash conditions reported by users via WinQual submissions. Fixed bug that could lead to duplicate entries in a content list. Improves handling of RP9 files generated by third-party tools. Uses new image resize algorithms for better quality preview thumbnails.
- C64 Forever 2010.1.3.0 Released
31 Jul 2010 08:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2010.1.3.0 released. Includes performance and usability enhancements (mostly for power users working with thousands of content files).
- C64 Forever 2010.1.0.0 Released
13 Jul 2010 21:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2010.1.0.0 released. Includes improved caching (when working with large or numerous files), improved screen capture (saves as PNG instead of BMP) and autoresize on thumbnail drag-and-drop. Also features numerous other refinements and enhancements.
- C64 Forever 2010 Released
14 May 2010 16:00:00 UT
C64 Forever 2010.0.0.0 released. This remains a free update to 2009 versions. Includes new user interface features (disk change, etc.) and support for new RP9 format features. Individual VICE modules can now be invoked via Tools/Launch Plugin.
- C64 Forever 2009.2.1.0 Update Released
07 May 2010 13:30:00 UT
C64 Forever 2009.2.1.0 released. This is a free update to all 2009 versions. Solves some minor issues (automatic repair of deleted directories, broken drag and drop of PDF files into RP9, not all updates showing under Check for Updates, etc.) and introduces support for future RP9 file variants. Includes new Software Director.
- C64 Forever 2009.1.0.0 Update Released
20 Nov 2009 23:50:00 UT
A free update to C64 Forever 2009.1.0.0 was released today. New features include Export to Device functionality in RP9 Toolbox and Now Playing data for use by Skype, Messenger, Twitter and similar plugins. Also added a button to add disk and tape images in the manual configuration dialog (drag-and-drop was and remains possible). Includes new Software Director.
- C64 Forever Wallpapers
06 Oct 2009 18:30:00 UT
If you are as passionate about the Commodore 64 as we are, you might enjoy the original C64 Forever wallpapers, now available in four styles: "Ready", "64K", "Daisy" and "Rainbow".
- C64 Forever 2009.0.7.0 Update Released
24 Sep 2009 23:20:00 UT
A free update to C64 Forever 2009.0.7.0 was released today. This version incorporates generic code for the detection and correction of access privilege issues.
- C64 Forever 2009.0.6.0 Update Released
23 Sep 2009 21:30:00 UT
A free update to C64 Forever 2009.0.6.0 was released today. This version improves detection of fullscreen mode problems, adds a logging option to all emulation guests, and improves cache behavior and performance on non-NTFS file systems.
- C64 Forever 2009.0.5.0 Update Released
2 Sep 2009 08:00:00 UT
A free update to C64 Forever 2009.0.5.0 was released today. This version passed the official "Compatible with Windows 7" logo test, and also addresses a few minor bugs.
- C64 Forever 2009.0.4.0 Update, Express Edition Released
15 Aug 2009 08:10:00 UT
A free update to C64 Forever 2009.0.4.0 was released today. New features include a Rescan command in RP9 Toolbox, support for Windows 7 "Recent" jump lists, and improved handling of future updates. Updated Tip of the Day content, now also with mouse wheel navigation. An error condition that could involve the disk change commit was also resolved. Before selecting Check for Updates make sure that Software Director is up to date (self-updates are notified via a balloon, or may be checked in the Windows Control Panel). The new version of C64 Forever is now also available as a free feature-limited Express Edition.
- C64 Forever Released
30 May 2009 16:30:00 UT
C64 Forever and c64forever.com are being officially released today. The new site also features an HD video of this week's live event, and a new release of VICE by Cloanto's RetroPlatform Team.
- Live Video Meetup
20 May 2009 04:00:00 UT
You are welcome to join the next live video streaming and chat meetup on Sunday, May 24. The session is set to begin at 17:00 UTC (10 AM San Francisco, 1 PM New York, 6 PM London, 7 PM Berlin).
- Final VICE 2.1.cloanto1 Released
31 Mar 2009 23:59:00 UT
Final source code of VICE 2.1.cloanto1 (based on official VICE 2.1) as used in C64 Forever is available. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of new features compared to VICE 2.1. Please note that although, like previous revisions, it has been shared with the Vice Team for review, this is not an official build released by the Vice Team. We hope that the two efforts can merge soon, maybe with a little bit of help.
- VICE 2.1.1 with RetroPlatform Extensions Available for Testing
27 Mar 2009 22:56:00 UT
Test source code of VICE 2.1.1 with RetroPlatform extensions as used in C64 Forever is available. See the ChangeLog file in the archive for a detailed list of new features compared to VICE 2.1. Please note that although, like previous revisions, it has been shared with the Vice Team for review, this is not an official build released by the Vice Team.
- VICE 2.1 with RetroPlatform Extensions Available for Testing
09 Feb 2009 23:00:00 UT
For the technically minded, test source code of VICE 2.1 with RetroPlatform extensions as used in C64 Forever is available. New features compared to VICE 2.1: RetroPlatform support; fullscreen multi-monitor support; improved enumeration of fullscreen modes (the screen no longer flickers when VICE is launched); improved fullscreen switching in Windows Vista (Aero is no longer disabled when switching to fullscreen); fixed a bug which prevented the use of the F10 and Alt keys in the joystick keysets; added "Log" resource (0/1, default=1) to enable/disable logging; fixed an issue with log files (when a non-default Logfile was specified on the command line, the default log file was created in the program path anyway); fixed memory leaks when using the -autostart option, when closing the Attach Disk Image dialog, when exiting xcbm2.exe and when closing the Video Settings dialog.
- C64 Forever Beta Video
09 Jan 2009 23:59:00 UT
A short video of the C64 Forever beta from the Lisbon meetup is now available on the C64 Forever page on Facebook.
- C64 Forever to be Previewed in Lisbon on Sunday
02 Jan 2009 06:12:00 UT
C64 Forever, inclusive of 100+ games, 100+ demoscene productions, and additional 8-bit configurations, is to be previewed at the Lisbon meetup this Sunday.
- C64/Amiga (Forever) Meetup in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday, January 4th, 2009
31 Dec 2008 01:30:00 UT
We are organizing a meetup in Lisbon on Sunday, January 4th, 2009, to meet C64 and Amiga friends in person. If you are interested in joining, or have suggestions, please follow the event link on Facebook.
- C64 Forever Preview and Site Online
26 Oct 2005 00:24:40 UT
Work has started on C64 Forever, the companion project to Amiga Forever. Please follow c64forever.com or this feed for more information.