Welcome to the Power Programs website.

On this site you can find articles, downloads and more about my favourite computer types - the old homecomputers from Commodore. Mostly about the machines I owned and used back in the (late) 1980's and 1990's: the Commodore 64 and the Commodore Amiga 500. There is also a special section featuring the MOS 6502, the processor architecture which powered the Commodore 64 and quite a few more homecomputers from the early and mid 1980's and a section featuring articles about retro consoles and computers.

Currently on the site:

Articles about Commodore computers (mostly about the Commodore 64 and the Commodore Amiga)
Articles about the MOS 6502 processor and the computers that used it
Downloads of my old software, including Breakout and A.S.O.S.
Retro Central, where I take a look at old games, systems and consoles
Modern Classics, where I take a look at newly released games for the Commodore 64
Amiga Tech Files, where I share code and information about the Amiga OCS and AGA chipsets

The latest new articles added:

Amiga Tech File #3: an example program showing a way to mix extra audio channels for use in games.
Commodore Basic V2.0: a look at the programming language built into the Commodore 64
Utility Cartridges: an article exploring the C64 phenomenon of utility cartridges
Modern Classics (part 4): Taking a look at Powerglove for the Commodore 64 and Powerglove Reloaded for the Commodore Amiga.
Amiga Tech File #2: an example program showing a dual layer screen effect using sprites.
Retro Review: Golden Axe, for the Sega Mega Drive!
Modern Classics (part 3): Taking a look at Assembloids and Get Em DX for the Commodore 64.
Rose Tinted Glasses: an article exploring the problems of wearing Rose Tinted Glasses.

More articles will come in the future, including more Retro Reviews, more 6502 spotlights and more Commodore 64 & Amiga stuff!