September 19, 2010
Google Voice apps aren't the only ones benefiting from revised iOS polices. Commodore 64 v2.0 regains BASIC support and some other small tweaks that provide a more authentic gameplay to this C64 emulator. The BASIC mode offers the ability to provide a full C64 keyboard, allowing gamers to regain full control of games that require that functionality. Along with this new keyboard functionality, Manomio has added an "always show full keyboard" option to the settings panel. A future update will address the lack of the semi colon and colon keys, plus add a locking capability to the Shift, RUNSTOP, and C= keys. Other fixes and additions included fixing a crash when attempting to use the "Download All" feature when many games are queued, adding additional controls to Hunter's Moon, correcting iPad compatibility where landscape view is no longer partially off the screen, and verified iOS 4.1 compatibility. Commodore 64 v2.0 features: • BASIC • Authentic C64 gaming experience • OpenFeint support in select games • Detailed C64 retro keyboard • Portrait and landscape play • Classic sounds • Fullscreen gaming • Auto-save, to continue exactly where you left off • And some of the best games from the golden era… The emulator includes eight games with over three dozen, both free and paid, available via in-app purchase. Commodore 64 is designed for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 3.1.3 or later, but compatible with iPad using Apple's built-in compatibility mode. Commodore 64 is available in the App Store for $4.99. I know the video below is from before the app even hit the App Store, but it provides a good demonstration anyway.