The CCS64 Emulator is the best emulator for the C64 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! The VIC chip and SID chip of the C64 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. CCS64 includes support for C64 cartridges (e.g. Action Replay) and system roms (e.g. Speed Dos). If you use CCS 64 on a regular basis then please consider purchasing it, to ensure continued development of this superb emulator.
Download: CCS 64 V.3.4 (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and DirectX 9) or CCS 64 V.1.09 (Dos, Win 95/98)
Web Page: The CCS 64 Emulator Purchase Page and The Computerbrains Headquarters!
The text excerpt below is taken from the Computerbrains website, the home of CCS64:
CCS64 is a Commodore 64 Emulator for PC and also in the future other platforms. It was developed by me, Per Håkan Sundell, as my Master Thesis at my university in 1995 and have been expanded a lot since then. My personal interest in the C64 has been very intensive since 1983 when I was spending nearly all my time with it, and I was deeply involved in the so called "Scene". When I later in 1987 bought my Amiga 500, I missed the old good times I had with my C64 and since then I have tried my very best to make all the old programs to work on my new machines. One of my first attempts was to resurrect the old C64 music, the famous SID chip. In 1990 I and Ron Birk released a demo called "100 most remembered C64 tunes" which was very popular, and in 1991 we released the very first tool for Amiga called "PlaySID" which later inspired a lot of similar programs on other platforms. CCS64 is shareware. This means that the program is free to use and to copy, but if you like it and use it regularly I would appreciate that you would register the program. The reason for this is that I have spent countless of hours of making and maintaining CCS64, and without some contribution from you, it would be completely impossible for me to continue with developing it.
In the main category of the games database you will find C64 game content for use with the CCS64 emulator.
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