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The CCS 64 Emulator is the best emulator for the 64 on the PC, infact for any computer. The quality of emulation is of such a high standard that you soon forget that you're actually using an emulator, in many ways its better than the real thing! One of the only drawbacks with CCS 64 was that it had no built in facility to fastload games, thankfully the new version 2.0 beta, includes such a facility and some games will load in extremely quickly. The VIC chip and SID chip of the 64 is emulated too perfection and even the most demanding demos and games, like Mayhem In Monsterland or the Creatures series will run without problems. The sound emulation is excellent and all the Hubbard/Galway classics play without a hitch. CCS 64 2.0 includes support for 64 cartridges (e.g. Action Replay) and system roms (e.g. Speed Dos). If you use CCS 64 on a regular basis then please register it, to ensure continued development of this superb emulator.
Please read the Commodore Zone FAQ Page for the CCS 64 emulator for help in using it and to solve any problems.
Download: CCS 64 V1.09 (DOS - shareware), CCS 64 V.2.0 (DOS - shareware), CCS 64 V.2.0 (WIN - shareware)
Web Page: The CCS 64 Emulator Home Page and The Computerbrains Headquarters!
Other: The CCS 64 Cartridge and System Roms Page!
One of the oldest 64 emulators and one of the best, its emulation is excellent, graphically its very good, except it does have problems with a few titles such as Mayhem in Monsterland where the screen corrupts. The sound emulation is superb and is on a par with CCS. It will load most games but it does have a few drawbacks, a few titles will not run through the emulator and a few titles, like Little Computer People or Borrowed Time require the full emulation mode on which really slows down the loading process considerably. The interface is very good and is easy to use. This emulator competes very favourably with CCS but its not as good and considering the price tag to purchase the full commercial version it is highly overpriced.
Download: C64s 2.52 (shareware)
Web Page: PHS - The C64S Emulator
Vice is a good emulator, but although it emulates the graphics and sound well, its the 1541 emulation where it excells, it will load some games like Nine Princes in Amber which simply will not load on any other emulator. However, its more difficult to use due to an over complicated dos interface. Still, this is a recommended emulator and one that you should have installed on your system. It also emulates the Commodore 128, PET and Vic 20, so you can load and run software for these systems as well.
1.1 (dos) or WinVice
|The Star Commander Home Page|
|Target D64 - The ultimate 64 archive converter tool|
|The X1541 Shop|
|The Minstrel's 64 Page - Tap to 64 utility|
|ConGo - 64 graphic converter|
|Tomaz Kac's Voc2Tap utility|
|Andreas Matthies Wav2Tap utility|
|Wireless - Copy 64 disks to 64 datasette and transfer to PC via Sound Sampler to D64 disk format!!|
|Turbo Tape Loader - Load 64 programs stored in Turbo Tape format in 64 Emulators!|
|Brian King's WinUAE Home Page - Excellent!|
|The FELLOW Amiga Emulator|
|UAE - The Ubiquitous Amiga Emulator!|
|The Amiga Emulator Page!|
|The AMINET Amiga Archives - Huge!|
|OTHER EMULATOR SITES|
|Paul Mcgunnigle's Emulator Page - brilliant!|
|Squeeze's Emulators Page|
|Emu Xpress - loads of emulators!|
|The EMULATOR Page - updated rarely - but huge amount of emulators!|
|Rodimus's Emulation Page - A well designed site!|
|WaveRider's Emulation Site - Amiga, 64 and other emulators!|
|The Digital Press - Reviews, FAQs, Emulators, Sound Bites, Collectors Unite!|
|64 CD-ROMS - check out High Voltage and Epic Marketing|