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
Projects, where I keep my larger projects

The latest new articles added:

Audio Mixer 3.2: a sound effects engine that uses real time mixing to play more sounds simultaneously
Amiga Tech File #6: an example program showing several methods to generate a dual layer screen on the Amiga
Let's Play Retro Games: an overview of the various retro-let's-plays I've done on YouTube
Amiga Tech File #5: an example program showing a way to use the Copper to create a 'chunky screen'.
Amiga Tech File #4: an example program demonstrating a way to combine the use of the CPU and Blitter on the A1200.
Amiga Tech File #3: an example program showing a way to mix extra audio channels for use in games (note: updated 10/02/2021).
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.

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