The Commodore C64 F.A.Q.

Updated: 14 October 2023

1. What is C64 Forever?

Commodore C64 Forever is a collection of several Commodore Emulators incl. the PET, VIC 20, C64, C128 Demos, Games, Applications, Videos and Pictures put together in a custom interface for users to play with.

2. What Emulators do I get with C64 Forever?

You can emulator the following classic Commodore machines from the 1970s to the 1980s:

Media expansion - The emulation machines support additional expansion hardware.





3. How much is C64 Forever and where can I get it from?

C64 Forever 10 new can be purchased from Cloanto from $9.95, Boxed or Download. Also, a Free Express version is available with purchase 'nag' pop ups from the same site.
You need a least Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, or 11 or Server to run C64 Forever.

4. What file types does the emulator support?

If you select File, Open on the main program (not inside the emulator), you can load the following file types: RP9, D64, T64, TAP, D71, D81, G64, PRG, P00, D80, and VSF formats.

Additional games can be downloaded from Gamebase 64, Lemon 64, C64 Tapes, Commodore Software , Commodore Zone, EmuParadise as well as many other internet sites.

5. Where can I get information on learning BASIC, Commodore DOS and CP/M?

6. Where can I get the alternative VICE Emulator program?

If you prefer the alternative VICE emulator from the VICE Emulator web site, it will run on many different platforms.

Also, try RetroPie emulator for Raspberry Pi, PC or Odroid.

Additional information:

VIC 20 Here is a PDF of a VIC-20 brochure I picked up when looking for
a computer in the 80s in Slough!

More Adverts on Bing.

7. Can I play Commodore games online instead?

Yes, there are some online sites including, and JaC64.

8. Is there a history of Commodore and the C64?

On the Edge

Yes, there is a book called 'On the Edge' (The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore) by Brian Bagnall which you can read.
Some information about the C64 on Wikipedia, C64 History and Commodore CA page.

9. Can I still buy the Commodore 64 or Vic 20?

Sort of, there is a Commodore 64 console available from MenKind but built with modern components: Atom processor, 2GB RAM,
USB ports, 160GB HDD, Nvidea Ion2 graphics, Wifi, DVI, VGA and HDMI ports.

The VIC-20 from Retro Games was released in October 2020 and supports three modes: Vic-20, C64 and games console.

10. Where can I get more information on the hardware?

11. Are there any magazines for the Commodore computers?

Yes, there is the old Computer and Video Games (1980s), Zzap! 64 and newer Retro Gamer magazines.

There are


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