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I recently released the OneLoad64 Games Collection v1.0 for the C64. Initially not all of the games included were working on the MiSTer, but a recent core update has addressed this. Therefore I thought some of you guys might be interested in taking a look. :)

The games in this collection load super-quick without any intros and such, making their use feel a little more like using cartridge images. It currently includes 520 unique games.

It contains a set of single-load games in PRG format, each of which has been dumped from an original image using the machine-code monitor in a C64 emulator. There's one PRG in the main folder to be used with emulators and the MiSTer for the quickest loading times, as well as the BackBit and Ultimate II on real hardware! There's also crunched versions of the games for use on real-hardware in conjunction with devices such as the EasyFlash, SD2IEC, Tapecart etc. If you're interested in some of the specifics, the details for each game dump can be found in an XML file in the Dumps folder along with each dump file. In this way, the project also serves to document the dumping process for future reference.

Here's a video of some of the games in action using the VICE C64 emulator (sadly I can't afford a MiSTer just yet). Download link included in the description:



Special thanks go out to the following people for their contributions and support:
  • karokin and Pezz82 for helping me track down the issues with the quick-loading PRGs on the C64 MiSTer core
  • Per Håkan Sundell for his CCS64 emulator
  • The VICE Team for their C64 emulator
  • Magnus Lind for his excellent Exomizer crunching tool
  • The Gamebase64 Team for providing many of the original game images
  • The Lemon64 Team for their comprehensive database
And here's the current list which should at least cover some of everybody's favourites. If you have any other single-load titles you'd like to see added in the next release, then just let me know!

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  1. 10th Frame                                177. First Strike                             353. Panic Dizzy
  2. 180                                       178. Fist II                                  354. Paperboy
  3. 1942                                      179. Fist II - Tournament                     355. Paradroid
  4. 3-D Skramble                              180. Fistplus                                 356. Paradroid - Competition Edition
  5. 3D Pinball - Pinball Power                181. Flip and Flop                            357. Paradroid - Metal Edition
  6. 3D Pool                                   182. Flyer Fox                                358. Parallax
  7. 4th and Inches                            183. Football Manager                         359. Park Patrol
  8. 720 Degrees                               184. Footballer of the Year                   360. Passing Shot
  9. ATV Simulator                             185. Footballer of the Year II                361. Peter Shilton's Handball Maradona
 10. Acid Runner                               186. Forbidden Forest                         362. Pi R Squared
 11. Action Biker                              187. Fort Apocalypse                          363. Pipe Mania
 12. Addicta Ball                              188. Frankenstein                             364. Piracy
 13. Advanced Pinball Simulator                189. Frantic Freddie                          365. Pitfall
 14. Airwolf                                   190. Frenzy                                   366. Pitfall II
 15. Airwolf II                                191. Frogger                                  367. Pitstop
 16. Alleykat                                  192. Frogger 64                               368. Pitstop II
 17. American 3D Pool                          193. Frogger II                               369. Pogo Joe
 18. Anarchy                                   194. Fruit Machine Simulator                  370. Pole Position
 19. Ancipital                                 195. Garfield - Big Fat Hairy Deal            371. Pooyan
 20. Ant Attack                                196. Gateway to Aphsai                        372. Popeye
 21. Arc of Yesod, The                         197. Get Off my Garden!                       373. Poster Paster
 22. Arcade Classics                           198. Ghettoblaster                            374. Potty Pigeon
 23. Arcadia 64                                199. Ghostbusters                             375. Power Drift
 24. Archon                                    200. Ghosts'n Goblins                         376. Powerplay Hockey
 25. Archon II - Adept                         201. Gordian Tomb                             377. Pro Tennis Tour
 26. Ardy The Aardvark                         202. Great Escape, The                        378. Pyjamarama!
 27. Arkanoid                                  203. Great Giana Sisters, The                 379. Quasimodo
 28. Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh                 204. Green Beret                              380. Quedex
 29. Army Moves (Side 1)                       205. Gremlins                                 381. RISK
 30. Army Moves (Side 2)                       206. Gribbly's Day Out                        382. Raid on Bungeling Bay
 31. Arnie                                     207. Gridder                                  383. Raid over Moscow
 32. Artillery Duel                            208. Gridrunner                               384. Rainbow Walker
 33. Asterix and the Magic Cauldron            209. Guardian                                 385. Rally Speedway
 34. Attack of the Mutant Camels               210. Guardian II                              386. Rambo - First Blood Part II
 35. Auf Wiedersehen Monty                     211. Gumshoe                                  387. Ranarama
 36. Auto Mania                                212. Gyroscope                                388. Re-Bounder
 37. Avenger                                   213. HERO                                     389. Repton
 38. Aztec Challenge                           214. Hacker II                                390. Repton 3
 39. BC II - Grog's Revenge                    215. Hard Hat Mack                            391. Rescue on Fractalus
 40. BC's Quest For Tires                      216. Hard'n'Heavy                             392. Revenge of the Mutant Camels
 41. BMX Simulator                             217. HardBall!                                393. Rick Dangerous
 42. BMX Simulator II (Expert)                 218. Harrier Attack                           394. River Raid
 43. BMX Simulator II (Standard)               219. Hat Trick                                395. Robin of the Wood
 44. Bagitman                                  220. Head Over Heels                          396. Rock n'Bolt
 45. Ball-Blasta                               221. Heartland                                397. Rock'n Wrestle
 46. Ballblazer                                222. Heavenbound                              398. Rocket Ball
 47. Bandits                                   223. Helikopter Jagd                          399. Rocky Horror Show, The
 48. Barbarian (Side 1)                        224. Hellhole                                 400. Roland's Ratrace
 49. Barbarian (Side 2)                        225. Henry's House                            401. RollerBall
 50. Barry McGuigan World Championship Boxing  226. Herobotix                                402. Saboteur
 51. Batalyx                                   227. Highnoon                                 403. Saboteur II
 52. Battle Ships                              228. Highway Encounter                        404. Sabre Wulf
 53. Battle Through Time                       229. Hobbit, The                              405. Sacred Armour of Antiriad, The
 54. Battle Valley                             230. Hoppin' Mad                              406. Samurai Warrior - The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo
 55. Batty                                     231. Horace Goes Skiing                       407. Sanxion
 56. Beach-Head                                232. Hover Bovver                             408. Savage Pond
 57. Beach-Head II                             233. Human Race, The                          409. Scorpius
 58. Beamrider                                 234. Hunchback                                410. Scuba Dive
 59. Big Mac                                   235. Hunchback II                             411. Sensitive
 60. Biggles (Side 1)                          236. Hunter's Moon                            412. Sentinel
 61. Biggles (Side 2)                          237. Hustler                                  413. Sentinel, The
 62. Bird Mother                               238. Hyber Blob                               414. Shadowfire
 63. Blackwyche                                239. Hypa-Ball                                415. Shamus
 64. Blagger                                   240. Hyper Active                             416. Shamus Case II
 65. Blagger Goes to Hollywood                 241. Hyper Sports                             417. Sheep in Space
 66. Blasteroids                               242. Hysteria                                 418. Shogun
 67. Blue Max                                  243. I Ball                                   419. Sigma Seven
 68. Blue Max 2001                             244. I Ball II                                420. Silkworm
 69. Bobby Bearing                             245. IK+                                      421. Siren City
 70. Bomb Jack                                 246. IO - Into Oblivion                       422. Skate Crazy
 71. Bomb Jack II                              247. Ikari Warriors                           423. SkateRock
 72. Bomb Uzal                                 248. Imhotep                                  424. Skool Daze
 73. Bomber                                    249. Impossible Mission                       425. Skramble
 74. Bombo                                     250. Infernal Runner                          426. Slap Fight
 75. Booga-Boo the Flea                        251. Inside Outing                            427. Slapshot
 76. Booty                                     252. Intensity                                428. Slayer
 77. Boulder Dash                              253. International 3D Tennis                  429. Slinky
 78. Boulder Dash II - Rockford's Revenge      254. International Basketball                 430. Slurpy
 79. Boulder Dash III                          255. International Karate (Side 1)            431. Soldier One
 80. Bounces                                   256. International Karate (Side 2)            432. Solomon's Key
 81. Bounder                                   257. International Tennis                     433. Son of Blagger
 82. Bounty Bob Strikes Back                   258. Into the Eagle's Nest                    434. Sorcery
 83. Breaker                                   259. Iridis Alpha                             435. Space-Pilot
 84. Bruce Lee                                 260. Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off-Road  436. Space-Pilot II
 85. Bubble Bobble                             261. Jack the Nipper                          437. Speed King
 86. Bubble Dizzy                              262. Jack the Nipper II                       438. Speedball
 87. Buggy Boy                                 263. Jet Set Willy                            439. Speedball II
 88. CJ in the USA                             264. Jet Set Willy II                         440. Spellbound Dizzy
 89. CJ's Elephant Antics                      265. Joe Blade                                441. Spikey in Transylvania
 90. Camelot Warriors                          266. Joe Blade II                             442. Spindizzy
 91. Captain Kidd                              267. Juice!                                   443. Spitfire '40
 92. Captured                                  268. Jumpin Jack                              444. Splat!
 93. Carnage                                   269. Jumpman Junior                           445. Split Personalities
 94. Castle Master                             270. Kamikaze                                 446. Spore
 95. Castle Master II - The Crypt              271. Kane                                     447. Spy vs Spy
 96. Cauldron                                  272. Kane II                                  448. Spy vs Spy II
 97. Cauldron II                               273. Kikstart                                 449. Spy vs Spy III
 98. Cavelon                                   274. Kikstart II                              450. Squirm
 99. Cavelon II                                275. Krakout                                  451. Squish 'em
100. Caverns of Eriban, The                    276. Krystals of Zong                         452. Staff of Karnath, The
101. Chiller                                   277. Kung-Fu Master                           453. Star League Baseball
102. China Miner                               278. Kwik Snax                                454. Star Paws
103. Choplifter                                279. LED Storm                                455. Star Raiders II
104. Chopper                                   280. Last V8, The                             456. Star Wars
105. Chuckie Egg                               281. Lazy Jones                               457. Starglider
106. Chuckie Egg II                            282. Legend of Sinbad, The                    458. Starquake
107. Citadel                                   283. Licence to Kill                          459. Steel
108. Cloud Kingdoms                            284. Lightforce                               460. Stellar 7
109. Comic Bakery                              285. Little Computer People                   461. Stix
110. Commando                                  286. Little Puff in Dragonland                462. Storm
111. Confuzion                                 287. Loco                                     463. Stormlord
112. Congo Bongo                               288. Lonely Rider                             464. Stratego
113. Cosmic Causeway                           289. Loopz                                    465. Street Hassle
114. Cosmic Tunnels, The                       290. Lords of Midnight                        466. Stunt Car Racer
115. Crazy Comets                              291. Mad Doctor                               467. Stuntman Seymour
116. Critical Mass                             292. Madness                                  468. Suicide Express
117. Crystal Kingdom Dizzy                     293. Magicland Dizzy                          469. Super Pipeline
118. Cyberdyne Warrior                         294. Mancopter                                470. Super Pipeline II
119. Cybernoid                                 295. Manic Miner                              471. Super Robin Hood
120. Cybernoid II                              296. Marauder                                 472. Super Scramble Simulator
121. Daley Thompson's Decathlon                297. Master of Magic, The                     473. Superstar Ping-Pong
122. Daley Thompson's Super-Test               298. Master of the Lamps                      474. TRAZ
123. Dam Busters, The                          299. Match Day                                475. Tapper
124. Dan Dare                                  300. Match Day II                             476. Tau Ceti
125. Dan Dare II                               301. Match Point                              477. Tazz
126. Dan Dare III                              302. Matrix                                   478. Terra Cresta
127. Dark Side                                 303. Mega Phoenix                             479. Terror of the Deep
128. David's Midnight Magic                    304. Mega-Apocalypse                          480. Tetris
129. Decathlon                                 305. Mercenary - Escape from Targ             481. Theatre Europe
130. Deflektor                                 306. Mercenary - The Second City              482. Thing Bounces Back
131. Delta                                     307. Mickey Mouse                             483. Thing on a Spring
132. Demon's Kiss                              308. Microdot                                 484. Through the Trapdoor
133. Desert Fox                                309. Microprose Soccer (Indoor)               485. Thrust
134. Desert Hawk                               310. Microprose Soccer (Outdoor)              486. Thrust II
135. Detective Game, The                       311. Mighty Bombjack                          487. Time Machine
136. Dig Dug                                   312. Mikie                                    488. Tir Na Nog
137. Dino Eggs                                 313. Milk Race                                489. Titanic Blinky
138. Dizasterblaster                           314. Miner 2049'er                            490. Tomahawk
139. Dizzy                                     315. Mission AD                               491. Total Eclipse
140. Dizzy - Down the Rapids                   316. Mission Elevator                         492. Total Eclipse II
141. Dizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk!           317. Molecule Man                             493. Toy Bizarre
142. Donald Duck's Playground                  318. Monopoly Deluxe                          494. Track and Field
143. Donkey Kong                               319. Monte Carlo Casino                       495. Tracksuit Manager
144. Doomdark's Revenge                        320. Montezuma's Revenge                      496. Traffic
145. Doriath                                   321. Monty Mole                               497. Trailblazer
146. Draconus                                  322. Monty on the Run                         498. Trap
147. Dragon Skulle                             323. Moon Cresta                              499. Trap Door, The
148. Dragon's Kingdom                          324. Motos                                    500. Trashman
149. Dream Warrior                             325. Mountie Mick's Death Ride                501. Treasure Island
150. Drelbs                                    326. Mr Robot and his Robot Factory           502. Treasure Island Dizzy
151. Driller                                   327. Mr. Do!                                  503. Trollie Wallie
152. Drol                                      328. Mutant Monty                             504. Trolls and Tribulations
153. Dropzone                                  329. Nebulus                                  505. Tunnel Vision
154. Druid                                     330. Nemesis                                  506. Uchi Mata
155. Eagle Empire                              331. Neptune's Daughters                      507. Uridium
156. Eagles                                    332. Netherworld                              508. Vampire
157. Eliminator                                333. Night Mission Pinball                    509. Vindicators
158. Elite                                     334. Night Racer                              510. Voidrunner
159. Emlyn Hughes International Soccer         335. Night Shade (Colour)                     511. Volfied
160. Empire                                    336. Night Shade (Mono)                       512. Vortex Raider
161. Empire Strikes Back, The                  337. Ninja                                    513. Wacky Darts
162. Encounter                                 338. Ninja Commando                           514. Warlock - The Avenger
163. Enigma Force                              339. Nodes of Yesod                           515. Waterline
164. Enlightenment - Druid II                  340. Nosferatu the Vampyre                    516. Waterpolo
165. Entombed                                  341. O'Riley's Mine                           517. Wavy Navy
166. Erebus                                    342. Octapolis                                518. Way of the Exploding Fist, The
167. Everyone's a Wally                        343. Oils Well                                519. Who Dares Wins II
168. Exile                                     344. Olympic Skier                            520. Wizardry
169. Express Raider                            345. One Man and his Droid                    521. Wizball
170. Fairlight                                 346. One on One                               522. Wonderboy
171. Falcon Patrol                             347. Operation Wolf                           523. Yie Ar Kung-Fu
172. Falcon Patrol II                          348. Orc Attack                               524. Yie Ar Kung-Fu II
173. Fantasy World Dizzy                       349. Outlaws                                  525. Zamzara
174. Feud                                      350. PC Fuzz                                  526. Zenji
175. Fighting Warrior                          351. POD                                      527. Zorro
176. Firelord                                  352. Pac-Mania                                528. Zynaps
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Re: OneLoad64 Games Collection v1.0

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The burning question - are they NTSC/PAL compatible or (mostly) PAL-only?
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That's a very good question. The majority of games are dumped from tape images, so were mostly intended for use on European PAL systems where tape usage was far more prevalent than in North America. There are a few NTSC titles included where either this was the best or only version available. Whilst some of the PAL games may run fine on NTSC systems (if a little fast), many may not work properly on an NTSC C64, whether emulated or not.

Apologies, I should have made that clearer in the OP.
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I've been asked via PM what the what the download link is, but unfortunately as I'm a newbie, I can't reply to it! :p

Anyway, for clarity, the download link is available in the video description on YouTube.
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Thank you for the pack. I'm working my way through it and having a great time.
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No problem. Glad you're enjoying it. :)
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@ StatMat,
Awesome collection! Many thanks for it! I am really enjoying it. :mrgreen:
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Thanks for the collection. Works perfect In MiSTer!!!!
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Thanks for the collection Auf Wiedersehen Monty seems to have a cheat active as you can run through enemies and not die and Beach Head 2 is multi load and doesnt load the other levels.
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No problem. Glad it's proving useful. :)

Interesting issue re AWM. It works fine in both CCS64 and VICE. I wonder if it's something specific to MiSTer? Sadly I don't have one yet, so I can't test myself. However, I do have a friend with one, so we'll investigate.

And sorry about BHII. I had tried to identify games that are not multi-load, which isn't always easy to identify, but clearly that one slipped through the checks. Again, I'll take a look and see if there's anything we can do there.
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Amazing work, StatMat!

I had started my own, similar project (for personal use), but wasn't aware that there was already a similar one as far along as this, very cool. Yours also seem to be way more accurate and faster loading than mine.

Comparing my own collection with your file listing, it would be cool to see versions of the following, all are possible to do as PRGs:

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1943 - The Battle of Midway (1988)(Capcom)
Apple Cider Spider (1984)(Sierra Online)
Armalyte (1988)(Thalamus)
Badlands (1990)(Domark)
Blue Thunder (1984)(Richard Wilcox Software)
BMX Kidz (1987)(Firebird)
Bone Cruncher (1987)(Superior Software)
Bozos Night Out (1984)(Taskset)
Death Wish 3 (1987)(Gremlin Graphics)
DJ Puff's Volcantic Capers (1992)(Codemasters)
Fix-it Felix Jr
Ghosts 'n Goblins (1986)(Elite)
Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1989)(U.S. Gold)
Iron Horse (1987)(Konami)
Joust (1980)(Cursor Magazine)
Lady Tut (19xx)(Progame)
Marble Madness (1986)(Electronic Arts)
Mario Bros (1984)(Atari)
Mario Bros 2 (1987)(Thundersoft)
Mayhem in Monsterland (1993)(Apex)
Miami Vice (1989)(Ocean)
Music
Mutants (1987)(Ocean)
Myth - History in the Making (1990)(System 3)
Out Run (1988)(U.S. Gold)
Ping-Pong (1985)(S+S Soft)
Radar Rat Race (1982)(Commodore)
Seaside Special (1984)(Taskset)
Spy Hunter (1983)(U.S. Gold)
Turrican III - Intro (2000)(Smash Designs)
Up 'n Down (1984)(Sega)
View to a Kill, A (1985)(Domark)
War in Middle Earth (1989)(Melbourne House)
Wizard of Wor (1983)(Commodore)
Wonderboy (1987)(Activision)
Zaxxon (1984)(Synapse Software)
Of the ones that are probably not possible to do as PRGs, are:

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Bionic Commando
Bomb Jack (Beer Edition)
Defender of the Crown
Goonies
Impossible Mission 2
Karateka
Katakis 
Mario Bros (Arcade)
Platoon
Portal
Rainbow Islands
Rock Star Ate My Hamster
Salamander
Solar Jetman 
Summer Games II
Summer Games
Turrican 2 
Turrican 3 Preview
Turrican 
Tusker
Winter Games.G64
Wizard of Wor (Arcade)
Wonderboy in Monsterland
World Games 
...but it would be cool to see these as cartridge files instead as a better alternative to D64/T64 if that's something that is doable.

Finally, there are some games that are available as cartridge files that may or may be possible to do as PRGs:

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Airborne Ranger (1987)(Microprose)
Bugs Bunny (www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64)
Commando Arcade (2015)
Congo Bongo (1983)(Sega)
Daffy Duck (/www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64)
Joust (/www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64)
Pang (1991)(Ocean)
Skate or Die! (1987)(Electronic Arts)
Wizard of Wor Max (1983)(Commodore)(JP)
Zak McKracken & Maniac Mansion (198x)(LucasArts)
With the de-duplication and elimination of multiple identical versions, consistent package format and no crack intros, this is kind of turning into the "MegaAGS" (Amiga) equivalent for C64, which is fantastic!

Keep up the good work!
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No problem. Many thanks for your comprehensive feedback. :)

What technique did you use for your collection? I am planning to release a video soon documenting the approach I use for dumping the games, as I suspect others may be interested and might be able to contribute to the project.

And indeed, sadly quite a number of those wouldn't be possible with the current technique due to being multi-load games. My all-time favourite game on the C64 is The Last Ninja (as is probably apparent from my avatar! :p), but of course that's another ML game. But hey, we may be able to come up with something to support them in the future. As for games which already exist as cartridges, I have generally left them out for now given there are already quick-starting copies available. There has been some discussion about including the .CRTs in a future release though,so that OL64 becomes a one-stop solution for no fuss games playing, so we'll see.

And yeah, MegaAGS is an awesome collection, although I think it would have been better to use my version of AGS2 along with the improved screenshots and skin, as the one in MAGS looks a bit basic and the screenshots are pretty poor quality. My version can be seen here running on a GPD-XD Android handheld device [here]. To be fair, they may not have known it existed, as it only really ever popped up at the EAB forums. I should probably do a more mainstream release sometime. Although it seems Pezz82 was half-way [there] in his MiSTer Amiga setup video. WHDLoad is definitely the best way to enjoy Amiga games, even on real hardware, which of course was really it's intended purpose. It's a really nice side-effect that it's useful for emulation too. So much better than swapping disk images. ;)

Anyway, I don't think OL64 is quite as awesome just yet, but I do plan to keep working on it for a long time to come, as there's still so much goodness yet to include from the C64 library. ;)
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StatMat wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:27 am What technique did you use for your collection? I am planning to release a video soon documenting the approach I use for dumping the games, as I suspect others may be interested and might be able to contribute to the project.
Nothing special, just leaning on the work that others have done to make PRG files in the past. You are definitely doing a better job.
And indeed, sadly quite a number of those wouldn't be possible with the current technique due to being multi-load games. My all-time favourite game on the C64 is The Last Ninja (as is probably apparent from my avatar! :p), but of course that's another ML game.
There’s a great cartridge version out there that includes both Last Ninja 1 and Last Ninja 2 on the same cart, with all the level loading screens etc. There’s also one for Last Ninja 3 done in the same way.
As for games which already exist as cartridges, I have generally left them out for now given there are already quick-starting copies available. There has been some discussion about including the .CRTs in a future release though,so that OL64 becomes a one-stop solution for no fuss games playing, so we'll see.
Yes, I think this is the way to go. PRGs for anything that isn’t multi-load, cartridges for ones that are.
And yeah, MegaAGS is an awesome collection, although I think it would have been better to use my version of AGS2 along with the improved screenshots and skin, as the one in MAGS looks a bit basic and the screenshots are pretty poor quality.
I am helping improve the launcher screenshots and layout for it specifically for MiSTer/Minimig, but it’s on hold until I’m back to my computer setup — traveling at the moment.
WHDLoad is definitely the best way to enjoy Amiga games, even on real hardware, which of course was really it's intended purpose. It's a really nice side-effect that it's useful for emulation too. So much better than swapping disk images. ;)
100%!
Anyway, I don't think OL64 is quite as awesome just yet, but I do plan to keep working on it for a long time to come, as there's still so much goodness yet to include from the C64 library. ;)
Great, I’ll help in any way I can — although my Amiga knowledge vastly surpasses my C64 knowledge, I was too young at the time it came out to really learn its inner workings. Did play a bunch of games on it, of course. 😄
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I see. Well it sounds like OL64 can help add to your existing collection. :)

And yeah, custom CRTs for multi-load games are a very cool way to solve the issue. Interestingly, over the past couple of days I have been working on a new approach which allows me to convert the uncrunched PRGs to Magic Desk format CRTs for even quicker loading (around 1 second instead of 4.5 for the existing PRGs, which is all relative of course I know (but hey about an 80% improvement isn't too shabby! ;) ). But as an added benefit, I have also added support to display the loading screen before a game starts. This was something I really wanted to include for all games which have one, as I think it makes it a more complete preservation. But of course, these could only be shown before with the existing PRGs from v1 if they were still present in memory after the game had finished loading, which in many cases they weren't. However, with the extra storage the Magic Desk cartridge format provides, it's straightforward to add a couple more banks to store the bitmap data. This will become the default uncrunched format in v2 of the collection. I'm even considering adding support to include the loading music too if present.

A couple of examples being used with VICE can be seen in this quick video (the description contains a download link for the files):



These haven't been tested with the MiSTer yet, but it does have Magic Desk cartridge support, so hopefully they should be fine. Be interesting to see if they do. :)

And with regards to the launcher screenshots for Minimig, I may be able to help out there. Essentially I previously wrote a script to download and convert all the screenshots from the OpenRetro Game Database (https://openretro.org) to the half-height IFF images required for AGS2 (there were well over 3000 available the last time I checked). I'll see if I can dig it out and share with you for the project. The skin I created for AGS2 can be downloaded here if you fancy a look (including the original PSD file):

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Feel free to use it as a basis if you like. It'd be dead simple to change the logos in the bottom left-hand corner. And thanks for the offer of assistance. It's fantastic when the community come together to work on retro related projects. :)
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I have been doing something a bit similar but for multi-disk games. That is, I have not really done any of the work, I have just been collecting the games when I came across them, but there is a nice collection of C64 games that got made into CRT format. F.ex. many of the AD&D SSI gold ox games.

I came across a forum that I spent a few days going over downloading all the CRTs I could find. Often they still need a D64 to save games to, but all the rest is loaded from the catridge.
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This is awesome! I'm really looking forward to the v2 release 😀
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+1. I cannot wait either!
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Thanks guys. v2 is coming along nicely and I hope to release over the next couple of weeks. The new CRT format can be seen in this video for all the Dizzy games. Where there wasn't a loading screen for the C64 version, I have used images converted from the Spectrum:



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Caldor wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 pm I have been doing something a bit similar but for multi-disk games. That is, I have not really done any of the work, I have just been collecting the games when I came across them, but there is a nice collection of C64 games that got made into CRT format. F.ex. many of the AD&D SSI gold ox games.

I came across a forum that I spent a few days going over downloading all the CRTs I could find. Often they still need a D64 to save games to, but all the rest is loaded from the catridge.
Cool stuff! Whilst OL64 is focused on the single load games, it would of course be great to have reworked multi loaders too, so there's certainly some scope to look at this too at some point. Please do share what you have collected. :)
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StatMat wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:41 am Thanks guys. v2 is coming along nicely and I hope to release over the next couple of weeks. The new CRT format can be seen in this video for all the Dizzy games. Where there wasn't a loading screen for the C64 version, I have used images converted from the Spectrum:



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That looks very good indeed!
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Great collection! The PRG files load fast and start immediately. I only wish that the C64 core would do an auto reset before loading PRGs. I also would like a way to map the joystick swap option to a button.
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StatMat wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:46 am
Caldor wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 pm I have been doing something a bit similar but for multi-disk games. That is, I have not really done any of the work, I have just been collecting the games when I came across them, but there is a nice collection of C64 games that got made into CRT format. F.ex. many of the AD&D SSI gold ox games.

I came across a forum that I spent a few days going over downloading all the CRTs I could find. Often they still need a D64 to save games to, but all the rest is loaded from the catridge.
Cool stuff! Whilst OL64 is focused on the single load games, it would of course be great to have reworked multi loaders too, so there's certainly some scope to look at this too at some point. Please do share what you have collected. :)
I am still experimenting with all the CRTs I have collected. To figure out what works and what does not, to see if there might be issues with them and CRT support on my Ultimate 64 has some issues now and then. I should probably try to see if maybe the MiSTer is easier to use these CRT files with.

The U64 has a lot of settings and I am not sure what might be causing this, or if maybe its because I am using a very new and not fully tested firmware.

But often these games comes without any crack intros and such, which is very nice. There are also tools that makes it possible to put a lot of PRG on one EasyFlash cartridge. But it wont really make much difference when PRGs are usually instant loaded as they get injected into the RAM I think.

I do have a link to the forum I found a lot of these on and many are on CSDB as well, although there many seem to have some intro stuff and I do prefer to avoid those.
https://www.forum64.de/index.php?thread ... &pageNo=58

The page linked is the now latest page in the forum, it seems to be quite active. I was checking up on it again after I read this post and began looking at the collection of CRTs I got. They now have a working CRT of Grand Monster Slam, which I had been hoping to find there, and it seems to be fully working, so that is nice. Also no intros or anything besides the original load screens. Every few pages someone is updating a list of all the games that have been made CRT versions of.

Much of it is in German, and you do need to make a user to be able to download the linked files. I will try to test my CRTs a bit more to make sure which ones are working best so its only the best versions of them I share. I will probably try them out in Vice to speed up the testing.
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I have been trying out my CRT collection. Many of them do have some crack intros and such, and the SSI AD&D games I cannot seem to get to run now. Even if I try to use WinVice. Not sure why that is because I have had them running before, but now at least Champions of Krynn just gets to the point where it should start playing music and showing the title, but seems to freeze as it shows the title.

I have included som "xbank" CRTs. They will not work on their own, but are a type of EasyFlash that is ready to become part of an EasyFlash collection cartridge. I have a lot of G64 files with original versions of many of these games, and newer versions of the games as well in case of the SSI AD&D games. That is one way to ensure you do not get any crack intro, but only if I could find a way to make them into a CRT and I do not think I will.

I will try to dig through this collection in the future. I have included some collections as well, that are a bit better managed. I do have a lot more CRT files, but then it would be Action Replay and stuff like that. This is just games, but I think it might be all the CRTs I have... or at least close to them all, I have. The ones I am somewhat sure should be playable.
http://dionysus.dk/files/c64/CRTCollection.7z

It also includes the ones I got from the forum I linked in the post above and some collections I got from that forum.
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Lodovik wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:06 pm Great collection! The PRG files load fast and start immediately. I only wish that the C64 core would do an auto reset before loading PRGs. I also would like a way to map the joystick swap option to a button.
The C64 core on MiSTer does not do that? That is nice to have, the Ultimate 64 gives the option to "run" a file where it will inject the PRG into the RAM directly so the loading is instant. You can also go into D64 and T64 files and run individual PRGs on them. CRTs also have the same option, where it wont fully flash the CRT, so a reset will remove it from memory again.

I have not yet tried the C64 core on MiSTer because I have the Ultimate 64, which has come really far. So far it is becoming difficult to find more features that could be added to it. One missing could be supporting a USB mouse as the Commodore 1351 mouse, and otherwise it would be pretty advanced stuff like fully supporting the SuperCPUv2 or supporting the C128. It already supports D64, T64, TAP, G64, PRG, CRT, bin versions of cartridges, D71, D81, DNP, REU RAM, has a RAM disk, ways of using speedloading roms and... well lots of stuff I did not even know the C64 even could do. So its rather recommendable I think. Oh yeah, and it can be set to run at up to 48mhz now.
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Lodovik wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:06 pm I only wish that the C64 core would do an auto reset before loading PRGs.
Filed this a little while ago.
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