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Tir Na Nog
Hello everyone! It has been a while since I've updated the site, but I have not disappeared! (I've been working on a Masters degree, so that has kept me busy.) Anyway, Stefano sent me some nice scans of the 1984 game Tir Na Nog, and I have now added them to the site. You can check them out at your leisure!
June 23, 2016
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!
I haven't been updating the site much lately because I am working on a graduate degree, but Stefano was nice enough to send in a small set for the Holidays: Doomdark's Revenge! These are some nice scans, so be sure to take a look.
December 22, 2015
Hey everyone, I have added Stefano's scans Dragonworld. Take a look at this fantasy game based on a novel!
August 17, 2015
Hi again! Scans for Windwalker have been posted to the web site. Be sure to check out the great images and deep, mystic wisdom from this Origin gem!
August 3, 2015
Thanks to the good work of Donnie, our web site now has 4 new Wasteland PDFs available for download. Be sure to take a look!
June 29, 2015
Give my Regards to Broad Street
So I have finally added Stefano's scans of Give my Regards to Broad Street. Take a look at this music-mystery game, and be sure to check out the images of a young Paul McCartney!
June 15, 2015
Hi everybody! I know it has been a while since I updated the site, so I just put up Stefano's great scans of Silent Service. Be sure to take a look at the this classic Microprose game by none other than the legendary Sid Meier!
June 8, 2015
The Guild of Thieves
Scans for The Guild of Thieves have been added to the site. Stefano sent in some images of this brightly colored and funny boxed set - be sure to check it out... and don't forget to smile!
February 24, 2015
Ms. Pac-Man and 3 more PDFs!
I have added Stefano's latest scans - this time for the classic arcade game Ms. Pac-Man. I have also added 3 more PDF files that Jeff has created and shared with us: Battle for Normandy, Firezone and Theatre Europe. Be sure to check these out and enjoy the work that these guys have put into making some great scans!
January 26, 2015
3 New War Game Sets
Merry Christmas everyone! Stefano has sent us a 3 wargame set featuring scans for Battle For Normandy, Firezone and Theatre Europe. Be sure to take a look at these very cool scans for a few Cold War era games.
December 24, 2014
Airborne Ranger PDF
Hey everyone, Jeff has kindly volunteered to make some PDF documents for our sets that are missing them - woohoo! He starts his work with a new PDF for Airborne Ranger. Be sure to take a look and his excellent work!
December 23, 2014
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
OK, so I've finally added the scan set that Stefano sent me back around Halloween time: Elvira - Mistress of the Dark. This was a great choice for that time of year - so sorry I was late getting it posted. Anyway, now you can enjoy these fine gothic images yourself!
Here's what Stefano had to say about the game: "...as we are in Helloween times, it only seemed appropriate to me to send you the scans for a (more or less) scary graphic adventure.
The name is "ELVIRA – Mistress of the Dark", and the game itself was very popular in the very early ‘90s due to the…er…well, just take a look at the cover image and judge by yourself :-D
(I even saw Elvira in person at a computer trade show in Milan in 1991!).
Let’s give the devil his due, anyway: the adventure was also an excellent game (with a smart marketing strategy to back it up), with very high marks in many videogame magazines!"
December 13, 2014
Speedball and Speedball 2
Stefano has provided us with a "double-team" scan set: Speedball and Speedball 2! There is some great art within these sets - especially Speedball 2. Be sure to take a look, and if you are really ambitious try playing a game of each and see how you do!
November 15, 2014
Scans for Elite have now been added to the site. Stefano said that this game "has always been hailed as a true work of genius by everybody – they used to say that this game was a reason good enough to buy the Acorn BBC computer." Well, I never played it but that seems like high praise indeed! Wander on over and take a look and the great images that Stefano captured.
October 15, 2014
I have added Stefano's latest scans to the web site: PHM Pegasus - the warship simulation by Electronic Arts. Be sure to check out the great scans as well as the detailed info cards - good stuff!
August 18, 2014
Hi everyone, I know it has only been two days since the last set was added, but I have just put up Stefano's scans of Colossal Adventure. This text adventure game is apparently an extended form of the classic Adventure game - from the mainframe days! Anyway, be sure to take a look at the cool box art and images for this latest set!
July 18, 2014
Stefano has provided us with another great scanned set: Micro Mud! Mud, of course, stands for Multi-User Dungeon, and this game is one of the earliest examples of a Mud for our good old Commodore 64! Be sure to check out the great scans as well as the Introduction to Mud booklet for a wonderful overview and history of multi-user dungeons!
July 16, 2014
Scans for Gunship have been added to the site. Be sure to check out all the cool images of this helicopter game that was sent in by Stefano. Enjoy!
June 5, 2014
I have added Stefano's most recent scans: Superbowl Sunday. Be sure to check out this classic computer game about the classic American sport! The manual even has recaps of the first several Superbowls - which is very cool and totally fun to read!
May 13, 2014
Hey everyone - Steven W. Dalton has created some more excellent PDF files and has graciously shared them with us. Be sure to take a look at the 4 new downloadable files for Pirates!
May 12, 2014
Champions of Krynn
Scans for Champions of Krynn have been added to the site. Stefano Peracchi had this to say about the game, "a very popular RPG game set in the wonderful 'Dragonlance' world. I played (and completed) it at least 3 time, both on the C64 and on my PC!" Be sure to check out this awesome game and the wonderful scans Stefano created for it!
March 31, 2014
Beach-Head II PDFs
Steven W. Dalton has created some PDFs for Beach-Head II and was kind enough to send them to us! Check out the instruction manual as well as the Access Catalog that have been added to our site. Thanks Steven!
March 15, 2014
I have added Stefano's latest scans, Pole Position, to the web site. Wow - what a fun game... well, at least the arcade version anyway. I spent many quarters on it during my youth - so many, in fact, that when the C64 version finally came out I was too burned out to buy it! It is fun to see the scans of this cool set now, though.
March 1, 2014
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Scans for Frankie Goes To Hollywood have now been added to the site. This is another great set sent in by Stefano. Although I never played this game (or even heard of it) I was familiar with the band's music, especially their super famous song "Relax" So, when you have a minute, why don't you "go to it" and take a look at these great scans!
February 23, 2014
Stefano has once again provided some great scans, this time for Psytron. I have added these colorful images to the web site, so take a few moments and check them out - especially if you like the color red!
February 7, 2014
I have added the scans for Echelon to the site. Stefano sent in the images for this 3D space flight simulator, and it has some really cool graphics on the box and in the manual. Take a moment and have a look!
January 20, 2014
Stefano has provided some more beautiful scans, this time of the Mindscape game Captain Blood. Be sure to check it out!
January 5, 2014
Scans for Troll have been added to the site. Thanks once again to Stefano for sending in these pics - which include instructions in both English and German.
December 27, 2013
Stefano has generously provided scans for the Infocom circus game Ballyhoo. I was a fan of Infocom games back in the day, but I never played this one. Take a look at the very cool circus art in the manual, as well as all the "feelies" included in the box!
November 29, 2013
California Games PDF
Steven W. Dalton has once again sent us a fine PDF document - this time for the California Games box and manual. Be sure to take a look!
November 4, 2013
Star Trek, The Rebel Universe
"Atreus" of the FanCA Group sent me some nice scans of Star Trek, The Rebel Universe - which I have now added to the site. I have always been a big fan of the Star Trek TV series and movies, but I have played very few of the video games. Anyway, be sure to check out the great images that are now available!
November 2, 2013
Times of Lore
Scans for the Origin game Times of Lore have now been added to the site. Although I never played this one, I still enjoy the cool art and books that were included in all of Origin's games! Don't miss these great pics from Stefano!
October 19, 2013
New Scans for The Seven Cities of Gold
Rob has generously provided a few more scans for The Seven Cities of Gold page. Take a look at the new scans for full inside binder, EA advertisement and the special offer for Compute! magazine. Thanks Rob!
October 18, 2013
A Bunch of New Screen Shots!
Stefano took some time to create screen shots for the sets which were missing them, and I have finally added them to the site. If you were pining away for some beautiful screens from the days of C64 yore, well here's your chance! Be sure to check out the great, new images in these sets:
Boulder Dash Construction Kit,
Crime and Punishment,
Impossible Mission II,
One on One,
Robots of Dawn,
Spy vs. Spy,
The Three Stooges,
October 14, 2013
I have added scans for Beach-Head II to our site. This was another of the games donated by Jeff, but I sent this one off to Stefano to be scanned in - and what a fine job he did! Be sure to check out the beautiful images from this sequel game. Also of note: I just barely realized that Access Software was based in Salt Lake City - and was only a few blocks from where I now work! What a small world huh? Too bad I couldn't turn back the clock and go visit them.
September 23, 2013
Dungeon Masters Assistant Volume I: Encounters
Marcin "Atreus" Jaworski of the FanCA Group sent me some great scans of Dungeon Masters Assistant Volume I: Encounters - which I have now added to the site. This is an interesting set which claims to *not* be a game, but an aid to AD&D game play only. Be sure to check out the cool images as well as the FanCA group links!
September 9, 2013
I have finally made some scans of a donated set: Panzer Grenadier. The box was a little bit too big for my scanner, but I did the best I could. Anyway, this is another war game from SSI and has some pretty cool box art - so be sure to check it out.
August 27, 2013
The Sacred Armour of Antiriad
Scans of The Sacred Armour of Antiriad have been added to our site. I had never even heard of this game, but Stefano (who generously supplied the scans) had this to say: "It was quite a famous platform game back in 1986, mainly due to the huge map and wonderful graphics.
The scanset is small, but the really interesting bit is the comic strip which introduces the story and is, in my opinion, a really nice touch."
Please take a look and let us know what you think.
August 11, 2013
I have added scans for Cholo to the web site. Stefano provided these scans, and said that Cholo was "a little known 3-D vector graphics exploration game which was very underrated at the time (1987)." Be sure to stop by and check out the great images!
July 20, 2013
Stefano has sent me some great scans for a super famous classic game: SimCity! See how the franchise all started with this amazingly addictive game!
June 22, 2013
Scans of Roadwar Europa have been added to our site. This fun, post-apocalyptic game was provided by Stefano - be sure to take a look!
May 19, 2013
I just added scans of Maniac Mansion to the web site. This famous game from LucasFilms was scanned and provided by our good friend Stefano. Be sure to take a look at this classic, fun game!
April 21, 2013
Steve sent me a nice PDF file he made from our Neuromancer scans. I've added it to the site so be sure to take a look!
April 20, 2013
Scans for MacArthur's War have been added to the site. Be sure to check out the great pictures and beautiful illustrations from this 1988 game. Thanks again to Stefano for providing these!
March 24, 2013
I have added Stefano's scans of the Epyx game L.A. Crackdown. This strategy game involves making the bust on an Asian drug gang in Los Angeles. It looks really cool - be sure to check it out!
February 10, 2013
I have just finished adding scans for Fighter Bomber to the site. This is a cool first-person flying game from 1989, and has some great schematics in the manual. Once again thanks to our Italian friend, Stefano, for sending in these images.
January 16, 2013
Spy vs. Spy: The Island Caper
Scans for Spy vs. Spy: The Island Caper are now available on our web site. Be sure to check out the manual scans and the PDF document sent in by Scott!
December 28, 2012
Might and Magic: I and II
Stefano has sent in some special scans for Christmas: Might and Magic as well as Might and Magic II! These 2 games from the 1980s were some early examples of role playing games. Be sure to take a look at the cool box art and nice manuals for these classic sets. Enjoy - and thanks Stefano!
December 18, 2012
Def Con 5
Def Con 5 scans have been added to the site! This game is sub-titled "Authentic S.D.I. Simulation" and looks like the stuff I used to have nightmares about as a little kid! Anyway, be sure to take a look at the great scans sent in by Stefano.
December 3, 2012
I have finished adding scans for Morpheus. The great scans for this 1987 game were contributed by Stefano. Have a look and see the awesomeness for yourself!
November 24, 2012
I had 2 different people send me scans for the 1986 game Portal, which I have finally added to the site. I never played it, but it is a cool sounding interactive fiction game with graphics! Take a look!
October 24, 2012
Ultima 3 & 4 PDF docs
Wes was kind enough to create some PDF docs for Ultima III and Ultima IV - so I've added them to the site. Download and enjoy today!
October 17, 2012
Ultima II scans are now on the site! I am excited because this was the first Ultima game I ever played - and the one that got me hooked on the entire wonderful series. Be sure to check out the beautiful pics of the game that started it all... for me at least.
October 12, 2012
I have added scans for the beautiful Ultima I! Special thanks to Andy for sending these in. This is one of my all time favorite games, and I definitely encourage you to check it out. However, after receiving the images I learned that they are for the Apple version - but this set is so hard to come by that I'm going to leave them up for now, until I can get the Commodore 64 version.
October 4, 2012
I have added Stefano's scans of the Epyx game Death Sword. Be sure to check out the scans of this classic game, as well as the Epyx brochure that came with it!
September 8, 2012
I have added Stefano's scans of Questron to the site. Check out this early RPG game!
September 3, 2012
Scans for Revs have been added to the web site. These beautiful images are courtesy of the never-tiring Stefano! Be sure to take a look!
July 14, 2012
Defender of the Crown
Stefano sent me some beautiful scans of Defender of the Crown - which I have just posted to the web site. Don't miss this great artwork!
June 23, 2012
I have added Stefano's latest scans to the web site: Shadowfire. Here's what he had to say about this game: "the first icon-driven graphic adventure, Shadowfire, which really impressed me back in 1985 or 1986 when I read a review on an Italian videogame magazine." Enjoy!
May 26, 2012
The Bard's Tale
Stefano has sent me some great scans of a set I have been seeking for a long time: The Bard's Tale. Be sure to peruse the beautiful pics of this classic game!
April 15, 2012
Scott has sent me some great scans of the Koronis Rift manual. They are now up on the site so be sure to check them out.
March 31, 2012
Boulder Dash Construction Kit
I have added Scott Stilphen's beautiful scans of the Boulder Dash Construction Kit manual to the site. Be sure to check them out!
March 24, 2012
Make your own Murder Party
I have added Stefano's latest scans to the site: Make Your Own Murder Party. This is another EA classic with some great cover art - be sure to have a look!
March 17, 2012
Scans for Infocom's murder mystery game Suspect have been added to the site. Although I never played this one, I loved Infocom games! Be sure to check out the amazing scans from Stefano.
February 26, 2012
Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen San Diego?
I have added scans for Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen San Diego? Thanks to Stefano for sending me these scans of this popular game!
February 12, 2012
Spy vs. Spy
Scott has sent me some great scans of the classic Spy vs. Spy game. They are now on the site so be sure to check them out.
January 21, 2012
Last Ninja 3
Scans for Last Ninja 3 have finally been added to the site. This is a beautiful set, and completes Stefano's Last Ninja sets. Be sure to take a look!
January 14, 2012
Last Ninja 2
Scans for Last Ninja 2 have been added to the site. This is the 2nd of Stefano's Last Ninja set - be sure to check it out!
January 7, 2012
The Last Ninja
I have added scans for The Last Ninja. This is the first of 3 sets that Stefano sent me - be sure to watch for the other 2 coming soon, and don't forget to check out the images for this incredible game!
December 20, 2011
Teddy was kind enough to send me some scans of the classic Epyx game Oil Barons. I have added them to the site - take a look and enjoy!
November 30, 2011
Scans for Panzers East! have now been posted to the web site. A special thanks to Jeff for donating this cool old Avalon Hill game!
November 25, 2011
I have finally added scans for Norway 1985 - the fourth and final part of the "When Superpowers Collide" series. Be sure to check out this awesome SSI Game!
November 21, 2011
Stefano sent me some great scans of Starglider - including the 64 page novella! Be sure to check it out.
November 17, 2011
One on One: Julius Erving vs. Larry Bird
Scans for One on One: Julius Erving vs. Larry Bird have been added to the web site. Did you ever watch these guys play in the NBA in the 1980s? They were awesome - just like this game!
November 15, 2011
Robots of Dawn
I have posted some great scans of the Epyx game Robots of Dawn - based on the classic novel by Isaac Asimov. A big thanks to Scott for providing this game and the scans to go with it!
November 9, 2011
Scans for the Origin game Autoduel have been added to the site. Be sure to check out the cool scans that were donated by TurtleTracks and The Lord of the Flies (from the Lemon 64 Forums.)
October 27, 2011
I have added scans for Mars Saga. This is another great game from Westwood Associates and Electronic Arts. Be sure to check out the awesome scans sent in by Stefano!
October 25, 2011
I have posted Stefano's great scans for Lancelot. Although I have never played this game I loved the legend of King Arthur. Check it out today!
September 28, 2011
Scans for Airborne Ranger have been added to the site. This is another great MicroProse war game. Be sure to check them out, and thanks to Stefano for providing these images!
August 27, 2011
I have posted some really beautiful scans of Deathlord. Be sure to check out the amazing artwork, and thanks to Stefano for providing these great images!
August 16, 2011
Follow c64sets.com News with RSS
I have added an RSS feed to the News page. Now you can subscribe to my RSS feed to be notified whenever I add something new to the site. Special thanks to Jose for suggesting this great idea!
June 22, 2011
The President is Missing
Scans for The President is Missing have been added to the site. There is some very cool art in this set! Thanks to Stefano for providing these scans.
June 21, 2011
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
I have posted some great scans of the beautiful Sir-Tech game Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord. Be sure to check out these awesome pics that were donated by TurtleTracks and The Lord of the Flies (from the Lemon 64 Forums.)
June 20, 2011
Ultimate Play the Game Special Collection
Stefano has provided some beautiful scans for c64sets.com's very first "Special Collection" page. Take a look at the new Ultimate Play the Game Special Collection to see 9 amazing Commodore 64 games from Stefano's personal collection. Included in the collection is: Blackwyche, Dragonskulle, Entombed, Imhotep, Outlaws, Nightshade, Sabre Wulf, The Staff of Karnath and Underwurlde. Please enjoy this awesome page courtesy of one of our most prolific contributors. Thanks Stefano!
May 27, 2011
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon
Stefano has sent me some beautiful scans of Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon. Be sure to check out these great images!
May 2, 2011
John Madden Football
Scans for John Madden Football have been added to the site. This was the beginning of the famous Madden NFL franchise that is still going today! Be sure to check out the young John Madden in these pictures!
April 15, 2011
Screen shots for Curse of The Azure Bonds
Stefano has sent me some screen shots for Curse of The Azure Bonds, which I have added to the web site. Take a look at this beautiful game!
April 15, 2011
Curse of The Azure Bonds
Scans for Curse of The Azure Bonds have been added to the site - thanks to Manuel for providing these! This makes three SSI D&D packages now available on this site - and they all have some great art. Be sure to check it out!
April 11, 2011
More Zork I Scans
I have added scans for the package and disk of Zork I. Again, thanks to Brandon for providing these!
April 7, 2011
More Suspended Scans
I have added some more scans to the Suspended set. Brandon was kind enough to send me the box, tokens and warranty card scans - thank you Brandon! Be sure to check out these nice additions.
April 4, 2011
J.R.R. Tokien's War in Middle Earth
Stefano has sent me some great scans for War in Middle Earth, which I have now added to the web site. This set has some gorgeous artwork! Although I never played it, I did enjoy the books in the 1980's. Be sure to check it out.
March 28, 2011
Ultima III: Exodus
Scans for Ultima III have been posted to the site. This was another great 1980s game, and part of the awesome Ultima series that was the first to make use of several new gaming elements. Check out the great artwork in this set. (Special thanks to Andre who traded this game with me!)
March 18, 2011
I have posted scans for Starcross. This was another one of my early C64 favorites - I was big on Infocom adventures! A very fun game, with a cool science fiction idea!
March 10, 2011
The Chessmaster 2000
I have added Stefano's scans of The Chessmaster 2000 to the site. I loved playing chess on my Commodore 64, and this game had some of the best cover art - take a look!
March 8, 2011
Scans for the Zork III manual are now on the web site. This was a great game, and in fact was one of the very first Zork games I ever played. Difficult, but very funny - like most games from Infocom. Be sure to take a look.
March 7, 2011
Sid Meier's Pirates!
I have been working hard for the past several weeks to scan in Pirates! This is a classic computer game by a classic game designer, and one that shouldn't be missed. Why not take a moment and enjoy this great game?
March 4, 2011
Alternate Reality: The Dungeon
I have posted the scans from Stefano's latest contribution - Alternate Reality: The Dungeon. This is the second part of the Alternate Reality series, and has some great artwork. Take a look!
February 18, 2011
Alternate Reality: The City
Stefano's scans of Alternate Reality: The City have been added to the site. This was the first of a planned 7 part series. Unfortunately only 2 were ever released. Take a look at this cool game.
February 11, 2011
I have added scans for The Quest by Penguin Software. Although I never played this game, it has some great art - and a sense of humor too!
February 8, 2011
Baltic 1985: The Corridor To Berlin
Scans for Baltic 1985: The Corridor To Berlin have been added to the site. This is the 3rd in SSI's popular 1985 games - and has some cool art. Take a look!
February 2, 2011
The Three Stooges
I have added scans for The Three Stooges. I received this game when I purchased a set of games off of eBay. Although I have never played it (in fact, I had never heard of it before receiving it!) it has some great box art. Head on over and check it out!
January 28, 2011
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz
Stefano's Zork II scans have now been added to the site. I was excited to get these, because this was the first Infocom game I ever played! I spent many hours trying all sorts of crazy things, as well as meticulously mapping out the dungeon. Great fun - check it out!
January 26, 2011
Crime and Punishment
I have added scans for Imagic's 1984 Crime and Punishment.
January 13, 2011
Impossible Mission 2 Manual
Albert sent me some scans for Impossible Mission 2 manual - and I have now posted them to the site. Enjoy!
January 11, 2011
I have added Stefano's scans of Risk. Although I never played this game on the Commodore 64, I did play the board game version quite a bit when I was younger. A very enjoyable game - take a look.
January 11, 2011
Stefano has provided some beautiful scans of Wasteland - which I have now added to the site. This game has some of the coolest box art I have ever seen! Be sure to take a look.
January 7, 2011
Scans for Gemstone Warrior have been added to the site. Stefano has once again provided some beautiful scans of this set - be sure to take a look!
December 29, 2010
I have added scans for Infocom's text adventure Suspended. Back in my *original* Commodore 64 days I loved text adventure games from Infocom, and Suspended was one of my favorites! The eerie sci-fi setting kind of creeped me out - but I really enjoyed it. Be sure to check out the manual and map for this great game.
December 26, 2010
Zork I Manual
Rob was kind enough to send me some great scans of the Zork I manual, which I have added to the site. Be sure to check out this classic text game.
December 23, 2010
Scans for The Pawn have been uploaded. Stefano provided scans for this game I had never heard of, but wow - there is some great artwork in it. Be sure to take a look.
December 23, 2010
I have posted scans for Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders. Thanks to Stefano for providing the fantastic scans of this awesome game! Be sure to check out this classic game from Lucas Film Games.
December 22, 2010
Scans for Sherlock have been added. Special thanks to Stefano for once again providing some cool set scans!
December 21, 2010
Red Storm Rising
I have added Red Storm Rising scans, which were provided by the Stefano. This book and movie were super popular in the 1980's, so be sure to check out the great scans for the game as well!
December 21, 2010
I have added Stefano's scans of Neuromancer. This is a great looking package! Although I never played the game, I did read the book and really enjoyed it. If you are a fan of cyber-punk then be sure to give this one a try.
December 20, 2010
I received some scans from Albert for Ultima IV, and I have now put those up on the site. This is a great classic game that I loved playing! There are a ton of scans and loads of great artwork - be sure to check it out.
December 17, 2010
Murder on the Mississippi
I have added some more of Stefano's great scans - this time Murder on the Mississippi.
December 14, 2010
I have posted some more scans from Stefano. This time I've put up Eureka! Be sure to check out the beautiful color artwork - amazing!
December 13, 2010
M.U.L.E. Command Summary Card
I have added scans of the Command Summary Card to the M.U.L.E. page.
Special thanks to Robert for providing these!
December 10, 2010
New Boxed Sets Page
I have created a new layout for the main boxed sets page. This is the first step toward a bigger overhaul of the site. For most people
the site will remain the same, however, for people who contribute scans I am hoping to make the process easier - both for me and for them. This improvement
will take a while, but hopefully will make c64sets.com a better place for all Commodore 64 fans.
October 5, 2010
The Fourth Protocol
Stefano has sent me some very cool scans from The Fourth Protocol, which I have now posted. If you are a fan of spy games then be sure to check these out!
July 30, 2010
Heroes of the Lance
I have posted scans for another Dungeons & Dragons game - this time for Heroes of the Lance. And once again a great big thanks to Stefano for providing the scans!
Fare thee well once again,
July 21, 2010
Computer games that allow a person to take on a different role have been popular for a long time. Stefano has sent me some scans of one of those early games, Alter Ego (male version) that I have now posted. Although I never played this game it looks really cool!
Now go forth and alter thyself,
July 19, 2010
Pool of Radiance
During the 1980's I played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons - but it was all of the pencil and paper variety. I always wanted to try SSI's cool line of D & D games, but I never did. Well now I'll get the chance thanks to Stefano's gorgeous scans of Pool of Radiance! Be sure to check them out.
Fare thee well adventurer,
July 16, 2010
M.U.L.E. PDF Manual
The M.U.L.E. scans are becoming quite popular, so I thought I would create a PDF version for people to download. Hopefully this will help people as they play and enjoy this awesome game.
July 15, 2010
Legacy of the Ancients
Our Italian friend Stefano sent me some more beautiful covers and I have finally posted them. Be sure to check out the excellent scans of Legacy of the Ancients
July 13, 2010
It is finally up - that set that I tried for years to obtain: M.U.L.E. If you haven't played it then do so now! This game is a classic, has awesome music and was ported to many different platforms - including the Nintendo NES system. (Not to mention that it is now somewhat of a collectors item, and cost me a pretty penny to obtain it!) All in all one of the best games for the Commodore 64, of the 1980's, and in video game history.
Now go and learn to hate that machine,
May 6, 2010
I have added scans of RDF 1985, another in SSI's excellent "When Superpowers Collide" series. Special thanks to Jeff from California for his generous donation of this software set (and many others!)
April 14, 2010
The Lords of Midnight
Stefano, my friend from Italy, has sent me scans of another beautiful boxed set: The Lords of Midnight by Mike Singleton and Beyond Software. I was unfamiliar with this game, but it looks like a really cool role playing game in the tradition of Ultima. Be sure to check it out - if for no other reason than the beautiful artwok and great manual.
Fare thee well good sir,
March 23, 2010
Hey Dudes and Dudettes - like check out my totally awesome scans of my latest eBay score: California Games! Totally gnarly! And, like, give it a try man if you think your awesome enough for this totally rad game!
March 21, 2010
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out the latest scanned package: Impossible Mission. Now here is a game that I never played, but always wanted to. It was immensely popular while I was growing up, and it just looked so dang cool! Anyway, thanks to Stefano I can now show off this great game.
March 8, 2010
Summer Games II
Well, I am finally done with school and back into the Commodore mood! It has been over a year since I updated this site, but I am back - this time with Summer Games II! Another of my childhood favorites, I used to love playing it with Summer Games for one big, long Olympic session. Special thanks to Stefano for providing some of the scans for this wonderful package.
February 24, 2010
The Telengard pages on c64sets.com seem to be the most popular. As such I have created a PDF version of the Telengard manual that is now available for download. Hopefully this will make it easier for people who need (or want) the manual as a reference while they are actually playing the game. If you download it feel free to let me know what you think.
January 25, 2009
It has been a while but I have finally added another set: Winter Games. This is another great set of scans which was provided by Stefano. I was always a fan of Epyx's Summer and Winter games series, and spent many hours playing them. Take a look at the beautiful international edition box and manual (with the French version too) and don't forget to download the game and try it out - it is loads of fun!
January 21, 2009
The second part of my collaboration effort with Stefano has been added - PITSTOP II. This is another of the great classic Commodore 64 games, and another joystick buster as well! Ah, I have many good memories of competing against my brother in tense races - and I always won of course ;-). A very good game that you should try out, or play just for nostalgia's sake.
Start your Engines!
September 5, 2008
Several weeks ago I was contacted by Stefano Peracchi, an Italian man who wanted to know if he could help out by sending me scans of his Commodore 64 software collection. I was delighted that someone liked my site enough to want to help, and when I heard which sets he had I was more than excited to welcome him into the c64sets.com ranks!
Stefano starts our collaboration efforts with BREAKDANCE, the classic Epyx game. Although I only played it a few times when I was growing up, I still thought it was quite the cool game. I wasn't very good at real life break dancing and I discovered that I wasn't very good at the electronic form either! Oh well, now you can give it a try and see how you do.
Thanks, Stefano, for re-introducing us to this classic game from a great gaming company!
Break a leg
August 23, 2008
Temple of Apshai
I have added another of my eBay purchases: Temple of Apshai. It took me a while but I finally got all of the manual scanned in. Also be sure to check out the early (1983) Epyx brochure and the Temple of Apshai ad from 1984 - both are very cool.
I remember playing this game on my Commodore 64 and being so amazed that it was just like a computerized version of Dungeons & Dragons! I had loads of fun with Temple of Apshai... until I got Telengard!
May 13, 2008
I have finally added Archon, another of my favorite Commodore 64 games from my early teenage years. This was my first exposure to any type of battle-chess like game, and I was both amazed and addicted. A very good game that I believe really added to the credibility of both the fledgling Electronic Arts and upstart Free Fall Associates.
The contrast in black and white used through out the packaging and manual was a stroke of inspiration - and one of the most recognizable covers in the Commodore 64 gaming scene.
Good Luck in Battle
March 9, 2008
Racing Destruction Set
Another of my recent eBay purchases has been added - Racing Destruction Set. I remember having loads of fun building crazy tracks and then racing around them. I always thought it was cool that you could have ice tracks!
Racing Destruction Set has some great cover art, and it is still really fun to play - don't forget to download the disk images to load into your emulator.
And we're off!
February 8, 2008
Scans from COMPUTE!'s Gazette
Back in the mid 1980's I subscribed to the magazine COMPUTE!'s Gazette - which billed itself as a magazine "For Commodore personal computer users." Well, recently I was able to retrieve and peruse my collection and I came across several reviews and advertisements that I thought were fun and relevant, so I scanned them in and added them to the site.
Be sure to check out the reviews for The Seven Cities of Gold and its sequel Heart of Africa.
Also take a look at the full page advertisements for Summer Games, Jumpman, Skyfox and Heart of Africa.
Many happy memories,
February 3, 2008
Ozark Softscape's The Seven Cities of Gold
I have added the first of my recent eBay purchases - The Seven Cities of Gold.
Although I never played this one in my Commodore 64 days, I have played it recently in the VICE emulator.
The Seven Cities of Gold has some beautiful artwork on the package and in the manual, and was just way too cool to pass up!
I was also able to add a review I found in the magazine COMPUTE!'s Gazette - so don't forget to check that out too.
January 31, 2008
My Recent eBay Purchases
My lack of adding new sets to the site doesn't mean I haven't been busy with it! I have picked up some new sets from eBay, and I'll be adding those soon.
Here's what you can look forward to: The Seven Cities of Gold, Archon, Temple of Apshai, Racing Destruction Set and The Three Stooges. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as me!
Check back soon,
January 26, 2008
SSI's Wargame Construction Set
I have added Strategic Simulations, Inc's Wargame Construction Set. This is another of those games that I never played - but my brother did. I ended up with the package, and the box and manual were in really good condition so how could I *not* upload it? ;-) If you are/were a fan of SSI or computer wargames in general then be sure to check it out.
In the package was SSI's Summer 1987 brochure. I have uploaded it as well so you can see all the goodies that Strategic Simulations, Inc had to offer twenty years ago. It is pretty cool too.
I also created the Wikipedia article about Wargame Construction Set. It doesn't contain much other than the basics - so if you have the knowledge then please add to it.
December 31, 2007
More Goodies from Epyx, EA and SSI
I have been extremely busy with work, school and my other web sites over the past few months, but I have managed to get out a few more sets from my beloved Commodore 64 game collection. Here are the newest additions:
Summer Games - The original joystick-buster! I spent many hours playing this game in intense competition with all my Jr. High buddies - one of my all time favorites.
Germany 1985 - I didn't play this one too much, but my older brother loved war games. This is my tribute to him and his fascination with the Cold War.
Archon II: Adept - Not quite as good as the original Archon, but still a unique game with some intense battles!
Skyfox - I really loved the comic book feel on the inside of the package, but the actual game got old really fast ;-)
I have also compiled a page containing some early Epyx brochures. I used to love pouring over these old brochures and trying to decide which game I wanted to get next. Be sure to check out the 1981 brochure that still had "Automated Simulations" on the cover!
Share the Commodore 64 love!
December 28, 2007
The First Three Sets
So I have finally uploaded the first three sets for c64sets.com. All three of these were among my favorite Commodore 64 games when I was growing up during the 1980's.
Telengard was my first computer role playing game. I absolutley loved it! I remember being amazed that a computer game could be like Dungeons & Dragons. I spent many hours playing this one - check out the screen shot of Roksane my level 16 character!
Jumpman has to take the cake as my all time favorite Commodore 64 game. It was totally addictive, and quite frustrating when I would die on certain levels. Still a unique idea, and I still play this one from time to time.
Heart of Africa was the first computer game that I ever played all the way to completion. It was an immersive role playing game that had a great back story. I remember getting a notebook and taking detailed notes of every where I'd been and what everyone told me. It paid off in the end as I finally discovered the tomb - even if all I got was a nice graphical screen with some music!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did,
September 9, 2007
The Beginning of c64sets.com
Welcome to c64sets.com! This is my own personal project to preserve my Commodore 64 collection in digital format and share it with the world.
Several years ago I realized that I had many vintage Commodore 64 software sets. My first thought was of eBay and how much I could get for them. I did a little bit of research, and even took pictures of my collection in anticipation of selling them. But going back through the software of my youth showed me that I just couldn't do it, I was too much of a softie.
So I started looking into ways to preserve my collection instead. I purchased a scanner, bought an XE1541 cable, downloaded VICE and started down the long road to documenting software sets that are quickly disappearing from society.
Somewhere along the way I learned HTML and realized that if I built a web site I could share my precious collection with the world. I was elated! Anyway, to make a long story short, here I am - launching the site now and hoping that it will help some people and provide a nice nostalgic trip for others.
August 18, 2007