Commodore OS Downloads
OS Type: Linux
Based on: Debian, Mint, Ubunt
Category: Desktop, Live Medium
Commodore OS is a 32-bit Linux distribution, based on Linux Debian/Mint,
created for older PCs that can't install the 64-bit version.
There was not a 32bit version of it so we made one,taking all the software
from the 64bit version and adding it to the 32-bit version of Mint and customised it,
it was hard at times to work out where everything went but we got there
in the end..
I needed a version for my 32bit PC so here it is,I thought you would like
Password for Live account is live123.
There is a key.txt file that comes up when you start Commodore OS so you know what key does what,the keys are made to work with the c64 keyrah interface.
The following are special key combinations allowing the manipulation of Windows and special effects using a c64 Keyrah keyboard or a windows keyboard:
Flip to Window Left = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT + LEFT(f1)
Flip to Window Right = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT + RIGHT(f3)
Rotate to Window Left = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT + f1
Rotate to Window Right = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT + f3
Toggle Workspace View = Commodore key(ALT) + TAB
Flip to Workspace Right = Commodore key(ALT) + CTRL + Right Cursor Key
Flip to Workspace Left = Commodore key(ALT) + CTRL + Left Cursor Key
Desktop Cube = Commodore key(ALT) + CTRL + Mouse
Desktop Zoom = SHIFT + Mouse wheel
Opacity = Commodore key(ALT) + Mouse wheel
Fire Effect Start = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT
Fire Effect End = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT + C (key)
Water Effect = Commodore key(ALT) + CTRL + Mouse position
Drawing On Screen = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT + Mouse
Clear Screen = Commodore key(ALT) + SHIFT + Mouse 2(or k)
You may view this list at any time from the menu:
System ---> Commodore Extras ---> Display Keyboard Shortcuts.
This was made to work with the c64 keyrah(I have the old version,new one out now) you can find it in the Amiga stores
Extract the iso file to where you want it.This is split into 6 700MB files.
You need Winrar to extract the DVD image from the 6 rar files if you download it this way.
Downloads for Commodore OS 32 bit v1.3 (Beta 8) Disc Base Install.
Parts 1 to 6 on Google Docs (3.7 Gb)
A BitTorrent client is required to download the DVD image.
You can download the second disc of the 64 bit version and use it with this.
64bit Downloads.We thought we would share this too.
OS Type: Linux
Based on: Debian, Mint
Category: Desktop, Live Medium
You can not update the os online..Sorry.
Some features will only be updated online if Commodore OS Extras (disc 2) has been installed.
While this is a 2 DVD disc distro, only disc one is required for the base install.
Update Release Notes
* Added the ability to restore the grub boot menu, from live mode after a Windows install:
System --> Commodore Extras --> Restore Text OS Boot Menu.
The latest disc 1 ISO (only) is required to access this functionality.
Please note that this version does not drop the graphical boot menu as a consequence.
The graphical boot menu can later be restored via:
System --> Commodore Extras --> Restore Graphical OS Boot Menu.
* Fixed Plymouth animated loading screen problems for most(but not all) graphics cards.
System --> Commodore Extras --> Install Graphics Driver.
This is the preferred method to download and install the latest nVidia graphics driver over the Proprietary Drivers applet.
If you have already installed via the Proprietary Drivers applet it may still fix loading screen problems.
* Added functionality to turn animated wallpaper on and off, enabled by selecting in the menu:
System --> Commodore Extras --> Play/Stop Animated Wallpaper.
Added "Animated Wallpaper" folder to user's home folder. User can add any video file/s to play continuously in the background. It looks fantastic with Window transparency. "/usr/share/commodoreos/video" can be used for globally shared videos, but the user's local folder takes precendence. Animated wallpaper can take around 30% of CPU utilisation. It works on some nVidia and some Intel graphics but rarely on AMD.
An excellent animated demoscene animation can also be downloaded as wallpaper. Please note that this in some cases this may result in a temporarily inaccessible system with hidden Windows and menus, so you may choose to end the animation at any time via the "Restore Desktop Graphics" icon.
* Tweaked Firefox css rendering to no longer follow the Commodore OS theme, resulting in a more standard page render.
* Tweaked user's CommodoreOS theme for Gedit to be more C64 like. The is now the default in the new ISO which is also configured to display line numbers. It now looks very reminiscent to a classic C64 BASIC listing.
* Added more classic retro freeware games. There are remakes of quite a few Amiga and C64 favourites, including Stuntcar Racer, Green Beret and Turrican.
* Fixed Commodore OS official wallpapers. (I bet you didn't notice the problem ;-))
* Added C64 ROMs and AROS ROMs for Amiga emulation (The ROMs are not 100% compatibile but are close). The C64 and AMIGA emulation are now launched full screen. If clicking on a C64 game does not work you may need to tweak your emulator settings to enable either full screen or windowed playback. The C64 settings can be modified via:
Applications --> Emulators --> Commodore 64
Optimum settings for your particular hardware may vary but we use the following settings:
VIC-II settings --> Fullscreen settings --> XRandR Resolutions --> 800x600
VIC-II settings --> Double size
VIC-II settings --> Double scan
* Added classic CBM games.
* Added global associations for emulator image types.
* Added the ability to download and install a new version of the linux kernel. This script can be initiated by typing "kernel" from the terminal or from:
System --> Commodore Extras --> Change Kernel.
This interactive "kernel" script allows a user to select a new kernel version from a menu list of kernels. DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU FEEL YOU MUST!!! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!! This may resolve some hardware compatibility problems but it may also cause operating system and software instability. It is recommended that you begin with the lower kernel versions and work your way up checking if your particular problem is resolved. START FROM THE LOWEST VERSION. Graphics and keyboard/mouse entry may freeze on higher kernels.
The grub text menu is re-initiated so you can select kernels to test. The kernel script also allows you to initiate a PURGE of all but the currently running kernel, removing their entries from the Grub menu. This sometimes may not work on the initial try. When you are happy with your kernel choice and all others kernels are purged from the boot menu, you can manually restore the graphical boot menu by:
System --> Commodore Extras --> Restore Graphical Boot Menu.
If you are currently experiencing difficulties with Commodore OS booting, (ie. you are getting to a text console only) updating the kernel ***MIGHT*** fix the problem. If you are stuck in text mode and need to update from Beta 6 to get this script, run the command:
(IGNORE THE WARNINGS)
* Auto installed libc6. (Required to install higher kernels)
* Changed image viewer from eog to geeqie which is much faster and incorporates better navigation. The image associations have also been modified.
* Added lzh/lha archiver popular in the Amiga era. (command line only)
* Added an assortment of the best C64 and A500 demos. These are accessible by machine from the Commodore icon on the dock or from the Classic Software folder link in each user's home menu.
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