TheC64 Maxi Game Tool 2020 – Full Tutorial (English)

This tutorial will take you from start to finish in creating custom firmware to flash your favorite Commodore 64 games onto your TheC64 system. Note: Despite the name, this works on both TheC64Maxi and TheC64Mini consoles.

Download Tutorial Files
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WCIddHPiY_rJY2itPBdZWKyFInNeTK2x

Mirror:
http://thec64minizone.com/TheC64GameTool/TheC64GameToolTutorialPack.zip

Website:
(Includes living documentation and individual downloads)
https://www.thec64minizone.com/thec64-maxi-game-tool/

Index Jumps:
0:01:50 – STEP 1: PREPARATION
0:02:05 – Extract Files
0:03:05 – Install and Copy Software
0:04:36 – Configuring Directory Opus
0:07:00 – Formattings USB Stick

0:09:05 – STEP 2: UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS
0:10:35 – Reviewing DINO EGGS Assets for Insertion
0:11:50 – First Time Run of TheC64 Maxi Tool
0:13:05 – Adding DINO EGGS to the Tool

0:18:10 – STEP 3: GATHERING ASSETS
0:18:38 – Make NOTEPAD++ Default Editor
0:20:33 – Setting up the Browser / Prepping Text Files

0:48:08 – STEP 4: ADDING TO CAROUSEL
0:48:55 – Converting Assets into PNG using DOpus
0:51:00 – Add Exploding Fish, Jumpman and Frogger to Carousel
0:54:25 – Adding remaining games (high speed for 20 seconds)
0:54:57 – Why Do We Test?
0:55:38 – Test Case: Frogger (totally redefined keys)
0:58:32 – Test Case: Jumpman (intros, trainers and odd keys)
1:02:01 – Squished Carousel Art
1:02:42 – Test Case: Dino Eggs (easy)
1:02:42 – Back to Frogger; remapping keys

1:06:00 – STEP 5: BUILD FIRMWARE
1:06:40 – Discussing Options
1:07:50 – Saving the Firmware to USB

1:08:35 – STEP 6: FLASH FIRMWARE
1:09:40 – OOPS: Use a memory stick – NOT a card reader!
1:10:37 – First time flashing!
1:12:28 – Flashing the RIGHT Firmware
1:13:48 – Trying Frogger on TheC64
(Note: I’m totally aware you could have entered the keys using the joystick directions)
1:15:32 – Copying and Safekeeping your NAND/Backups
1:16:25 – Back to the Tool; “Fixing” Frogger
1:17:06 – Creating a snapshot and replacing D64
1:18:25 – Edit Frogger to use Snapshot
1:19:30 – Re-Flashing To Test Frogger
1:20:20 – FROGGER ROCKS!

Links to Special Games:
https://megastyle.itch.io/mancave
http://www.psytronik.net/newsite/index.php/c64/109-mancave
https://megastyle.itch.io/exploding-fish
http://www.psytronik.net/newsite/index.php/c64/119-fish

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