Frodo is a good C64 emulator for Windows, as it uses DirectX to full effect, the quality of emulation is very high. Its user interface is a bit weak and not as easy to use as it should be, but it does have most of the options you will require. Running the Commodore 64 in a small window on your desktop is possible and with a fast processor the results are impressive. Other machines are also catered for, versions for Amiga and Macintosh and other computer platforms are available.
Download: Frodo V.4.1 (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and DirectX 9) or Frodo V.4.1 (Amiga)
Web Page: The Official FRODO 64 Emulator Home Page
The text excerpt below is taken from the Official Frodo 64 website, the home of Frodo:
Frodo V4.1 by Christian Bauer is a free, portable C64 emulator for BeOS, Unix, MacOS, AmigaOS, RiscOS and WinNT/95 systems. Frodo has not been updated for quite a while because I've been working on other projects (GiNaC, Basilisk II, ...). However, I'm currently doing a complete rewrite of the code for Frodo V5. It will use an event-based emulation like UAE or VICE because the current line-based model has already been stretched beyond its feasibility. Also, the fantastic SDL will be used as the low-level graphics/sound/input library.
In the main category of the games database you will find C64 game content for use with the Frodo emulator.
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