NEWS – Combian64 V3.0 works on Raspberry Pi 4
After a long time since version 2.8 was released, Combian 64 finally reaches V3.0.
Rebuilt from scratch, based on Raspbian Buster distribution, it’s compatible with all Raspberry Pi Models (Pi0,Pi1,Pi2,Pi3,Pi4).
Why update from 2.8.1 to 3.0?
Combian64 V3 is updated with the latest Vice available (3.4) and compiled upon SDL2. This guarantee a more fluid experience compared to Combian64 V2.8.1 that uses Vice 3.1 and the old SDL1.
Starting from V3.0, the source code is included in the distro and can be found on the opt/src folder.
Raspberry Pi 400 Note:
Combian64 V3 won’t work on the new Raspberry Pi 400 unless you update the distro in a regular Raspberry Pi 4 first.
If you don’t have a Raspberry Pi 4, you need to wait until a newer version of Combian is released.
Older version of Combian64 can be found here
What is Combian 64?
Combian 64 is Raspberry Pi distribution able to boot your preferite Commodore machine in just few seconds.
It uses the brand new compiled version of Vice 3.4 to emulate all the Commodore Machines set.
By default, Combian 64 boots the Commodore 64 emulator, but it’s not the only one included in the distro….what if you want to emulate a Commodore Vic 20?
Easy answer! 😉
By quitting the emulator (pressing key F8), typing ‘menu’ command from the shell, you have access to the internal Combian 64 menu which will allow you to change options like: emulator to run at boot, run raspi-config command, reboot your Raspberry Pi, shutdown, or even run again the emulator.
Combian 64 is a free project, this means you can modify, improve, customise it as you like.
It’s however prohibited to include Combian 64 in commercial product
Projects using Combian64
A really well done project using Combian to emulate a real Commodore 64
Starting from Combian64 V3.0 (Pi 0..Pi 4B), the download is available for supporters only.
I spent many days of working flashing ISO/Shrinking OS/Recompiling Vice and its dependencies, writing menu scripts. If you want to thank me and support my “out of the box” distros, you are encouraged to make a free donation using the button below..
Do you want to become a supporter?
Need VKM files for Keyrah?
If you use Combian64 to build your own Commodore retromachine based on Keyrah, thank to Antonio Stoppa, you can now download a matching C64 keyboard VKM configuration file. Enjoy it 😉
VKM for Combian2.1
VKM for Combian2.8
People who made Combian64 possible
First of all it is natural to thank the Vice team for their incredible Commodore machines emulator, without it, Combian64 wouldn’t exist.
I’d like to thank also the facebook group “Retro Emulation World.” which inspired me with the idea and suggestions on Combian64 development. If you want to be part of this incredible community, click the image below 🙂