If you have any game endings or relevant questions/information regarding the current game endings on this site, then please do not hesitate to email them to the C64endings Web Master
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Just in case you have a specific question that may already have been answered; here’s a bunch of useful FAQ …
Q. When was C64endings first established?
The Webmaster, Vinny Mainolfi, has been completing C64 games since 1984 and hasn’t stopped since. Originally released under the guise of Hackersoft, the batch of game endings where sent to eager C64 followers on 5.25″ disks. This became very successful and it was only a matter of time until the game endings appeared on a web site, which is exactly what happened back in 1997. The site rested for the period between 2002-2005, but came storming back due to popular demand!
Q. How many game endings do you currently have in your OFFLINE ARCHIVE that don’t appear on the site?
Check the MENU pull-down for an accurate update. Make sure you check this document before playing through and completing any games for us. You wouldn’t want to be disappointed and find out that we already have the ending ready to appear on the site.
Q. How do you decide which game endings to use from your Offline Archive?
It depends on the mood I am in when going through the archive. There is no set formula. It could be that a C64 user contacts me and requested an ending to be added to the site. I either have it in the archive or I go and rip it straight from the game. Most of the time I look through what I have in the Offline Archive and chose something I want to add.
Q. Can you tell me what games you have in your offline archive?
Check the MENU pull-down for an accurate list of games in the Offline Archive.
Q. I would like to send you some game endings; what file format would you like them in?
We use the CCS64 emulator to capture our game endings and screen shots, and so we would appreciate the endings in either PRG, C64, VSF (VICE), TAP, T64 or D64 format.
You can learn how to create a .PRG file via this helpful video we created: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx7NnloZrbM
Q. I have downloaded a game ending but I don’t know how to view it … HELP!
Ah … yes … that one again. Well, to start with, all the game endings are ZIPPED, so you will have to unzip them with something like WINZIP. Once unzipped, the file will appear as <<gameend>>.PRG. This is a file that can be used in conjunction with any C64 emulator (on your PC or MAC); or, if you are lucky enough to have an 1541 Ultimate 2 cartridge, SD2IEC, Chameleon, or a transfer cable, you can transfer this file straight to a REAL C64 and view it! Easy peasy.
Q. I don’t agree with some of your game ending ratings; can you change them?
I am sorry to hear that you don’t agree with them, but at the same time I am not surprised. We all have our own opinions on C64 game endings, which is why we will offer you and anyone else the chance to submit your opinions (use the reply/comment feature) on a specific C64 game ending, and we will ensure that they appear along side the game ending (“,)