Christian Bauer
"Frodo is a freeware C64 emulator for BeOS, Unix, MacOS, AmigaOS, Win32 and RiscOS systems and the world's first C64 emulator not bearing a "64" in its name. :-) (No, it has absolutely nothing to do with, that's a pure coincidence.)

"Frodo was developed to reproduce the graphics of games and demos better than the existing C64 emulators. Therefore Frodo has relatively high system requirements: It should only be run on systems with at least a PowerPC/Pentium/68060. But on the other hand, Frodo can display raster effects correctly that only result in a flickering mess with other emulators.

"Frodo comes in three flavours: The "normal" Frodo with a line-based emulation, the improved line-based emulation "Frodo PC", and the single-cycle emulation Frodo SC that is slower but far more compatible.

"In addition to a precise 6510/VIC emulation, Frodo features a processor-level 1541 emulation that is even able to handle about 95% of all fast loaders. There is also a faster 1541 emulation for four drives in .d64/x64 disk images, .t64/LYNX archives, or directories of the host system."

Frodo runs on these systems:

  • BeBox or PowerMac with BeOS DR8
  • Unix systems with X11R6 or Linux/SVGAlib (sound only under Linux, HP-UX and Solaris 2.x)
  • 68k or PPC Macintosh with System 7.5
  • Amiga/DraCo with 68040/68060, AmigaOS 3.0 and a graphics card (AHI V3 required for sound)
  • Intel x86 system running Windows NT/95
  • Acorn RiscPC with RiscOS
Future Plans:
  • Usage of printers and modems (rather unlikely, as Frodo has not been written to run PrintShop on it :-)
  • A C128 and a GEOS mode
  • A fast, frame-based emulation mode
  • Port to more systems (NeXTStep/Rhapsody, Atari ST/TT/Falcon, Amiga PPC, PSX, N64)
Why not MS-DOS? -- Chris
Download Frodo
Frodo Source for AmigaOS, BeOS, Win95 [Homepage]

Frodo for AmigaOS [Homepage]

Frodo for BeOS [Homepage]

Download Official Frodo Ports
Frodo for MacOS by Richard Bannister [Homepage]

Frodo for Win95 by J. Richard Sladkey

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