OneLoad64 Games Collection v4 Now Released - 2000 unique games to play via Magic Desk CRT format and more!

We've just received another great update in our inbox, especially for Commodore 64 gamers across the globe. As if you're looking for lots of great C64 games to play with instant loading and added support of loading screens, then you really should check out StatMat's OneLoad64 Games Collection v4;  An incredible collection featuring 2000 unique games that are all in Magic Desk CRT format, such as Arnie, Arkanoid, Army Moves, Batman, Bruce-Lee, Commando and many other fabulous games!

Here is what StatMat has to say about his brand new OneLoad64 Games Collection v4 for the C64!

"Okay guys, the day has come, the waiting is over! OneLoad64 v4 is here! Now with over 2,000 games, including nearly 100 new multiload conversions bringing MultiLoad64 to life! :D. Here's the new features and changes:  Given that the root folder was becoming rather cluttered, its structure has been simplified and some folders have been renamed for better clarity. Here are the old to new path mappings":

  •     BINs -- AlternativeFormats\BINs
  •     EasyFlash -- AlternativeFormats\EasyFlash
  •     PRGs -- AlternativeFormats\PRGs
  •     Tapecart -- AlternativeFormats\Tapecart
  •     Originals -- Dumps\SourceFiles
  •     Screenshots -- Extras\Images\Screenshots
  •     Extras\OriginalCRTs -- Extras\OfficialCRTs

"Nearly 100 multiload game conversions are now included in the MultiLoad64 folder. Many thanks to $olo1870 and hellboy73 for their hard work to put this first batch of games together. As we add more multi-load games to future versions of the collection, they will be included here. The AlternativeFormats\BINs folder now contains a further subfolder containing BIN files for use with Hucky (RGCD) cartridges. As these are limited to 64kb, they do not contain any added extras such as loading screens or music".


"Loading screens for games which have them have been added to the
Extras\Images\LoadingScreens folder".

"Thumbnail images for the Sidekick64 device have been added to the
Extras\Images\Sidekick64Thumbnails folder in TARGA (TGA) format. This includes an additional file in slideshow format where the game also has a loading screen. These should be placed in the same folder as the CRT files for the Sidekick64 to use them". 

"Thanks to Frenetic for the addition of the slidehow feature to the Sidekick64 firmware and his general assistance and advice. Where a game was released after the year 2000, this info has been added to the filename to allow more recent games to be identified more easily. Thanks to Snarko for the suggestion. Happy Christmas to everyone. I hope you get to enjoy all the season has to offer, including some C64 goodness! And don't forget to share your suggestions and feedback in the comments section below. :)"

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic collection. The work obviously gone into this deserves accolades. The loading screens n music adds to the nostalgia while loading speed is incredible. An absolute must see.
    ** Merry Christmas **

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  2. Amazing!! No more stupid cracktros, trainers and docs!

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  3. Multiple download links required. Google reports too many people downloading or attempting to access.

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    1. Just wait some time. I am downloading right no without problem.

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  4. Wow great. But how is this legal

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    1. Because you can't buy the games anymore

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    2. Man, get real. The C64 has been dead since early 90's. No one cares. Old c64 devs are only happy their work is still enjoyed.

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    3. All of these games would be in the public domain by now if it weren't for a certian rodent company changing international copyright law. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Term_Extension_Act

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  5. Use these Mega link if Gdrive stops working.

    https://mega.nz/file/aQ8gUThQ#OAj-h3_eXruKr7wPBvILzAX2XqqUIt2zd5ziocRblbw

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  6. https://mega.nz/file/aQ8gUThQ#OAj-h3_eXruKr7wPBvILzAX2XqqUIt2zd5ziocRblbw

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  7. I have heard about earlier versions... might have to check this out. Very curious to see it work.

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  8. grateful thanks for the Mega link

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  9. Thank you so much! Now I just have to figured out how to use it with emulator. And what emulator... Would be great to see some video o written tutorial how to properly do it. But hey, will figure this out eventually I hope! Great stuff, thank you so much once again!

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  10. 1. Grab the appropriate version of Vice from here:https://vice-emu.sourceforge.io/index.html#download
    2. Run Vice
    3. Drag and drop the CRT files from the root folder of the collection onto the Vice window
    4. Enjoy! ;)

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  11. I love this collection. Only discovered it at V3, but have been excitedly waiting for V4. As a C64 coder myself, having made a bunch of games and some very simple scroller demos, I never understood the attraction to cracking groups. As a kid I liked the idea of trainers with cheats, but I didn't - and don't - care who made them.

    Now, with this collection, there's no waiting for an intro to load, then decrunching into a second intro with docs, then decrunching into a trainer, then finally decrunching again into the game.

    This is just the loading screen, hit space, and the game. No waiting, no fuss, no mess.

    For anyone who's interested, I'm currently creating a customised GameBase just for this collection it'll take some time to manually write the database entries, but the end result will be something which could be distributed with the collection itself.

    It'll just be for the .CRT files, as GameBase is an emulator front end, so no point messing about with the Sidekick 64 stuff or anything else which is included for fans of using real hardware which is amazing included in the OneLoad64 collection.

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  12. Great collection for the 1541U2 of the TC64.

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  13. Advise to re download collection as there have been a few updates/fixes applied since the initial release

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  14. Great to see another update. I did however separate the CRTs into 0-9, A - Z folders to keep things even more tidy.

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  15. Cool I hate those cracktros too. Just want to play the damn games

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