Commodore FTP Sites

Commodore FTP sites

As of June 15, 1999

: Howard Herman's Site

Most of the information provided below is from Howard Herman's Commodore FTP Sites list which provides listings of sites that have programs and such for the Commodore 8-bit family (such as the C64/128, Vic20 and PET computers).


PLEASE send E-mail with any corrections, updates, additions, changes, or sites that either have closed down or stopped carrying Commodore software to:

For the newsgroup version: Cameron Kaiser

FTP: ftp://ftp.jbrain.com/pub/cbm/
URL: http://www.jbrain.com/pub/cbm/
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: Major site for the latest C64, C65 and C128 software.
The "/pub/cbm" directory breakdown for this site is as follows:
faq          :
hardware     :
hw           :
mags         :
media        :
ref          :
software     :
sw           :
FTP: ftp.funet.fi(128.214.6.100)
URL: www.funet.fi/pub/cbm/
Last updated: 15 Mar 1998
Description: Major world site for all CBM software, and also mirrored at sunsite.unc.edu. Content includes: documentation, schematic diagrams, system firmware, test/demo diskettes, freely distributable software for all Commodore 8-bitters. C128 CP/M files are in the /pub/cpm directory tree.

Following is a list of some of the directories:
   /pub/cbm
   /pub/cbm/documents
   /pub/cbm/crossplatform
   /pub/cbm/pet
   /pub/cbm/vic20
   /pub/cbm/c64
   /pub/cbm/plus4
   /pub/cbm/c128
   /pub/cbm/c65
   /pub/cbm/geos
   /pub/cpm
FTP: ftp.cmdweb.com/pub/
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: CMD's hardware and software support site for its programs and latest upgrades. Also, includes geos and many of the latest and best PD and shareware programs.

FTP: ftp.eskimo.com/u/v/voyager/Novaterm
Last updated: 15 Jun 1996
Description: The official support site for Novaterm 9.5. Nick Rossi, voyager@eskimo.com, Novaterm's author writes: This site contains the most recent Novaterm version, archives, the individual files, the documentation in both CBM and standard ASCII, and any other information, news, new modules, or bug fixes that come along.
German Directory: /voyager/Novaterm/Deutsche
Description: A German translation of Novaterm 9.5.

FTP: ftp.Uni-Koeln.DE (134.95.100.202)
Last updated: 01 Sep 1997

FTP: oak.oakland.edu (198.111.3.158)
Last updated: 01 Sep 1997
Description: CP/M software, most all of which will run on the C128. See C128, C64 and other branching directories for 1,000's of files.

FTP: wuarchive.wustl.edu (128.252.135.4)
URL: wuarchive.wustl.edu
Last updated: 01 Feb 1996
Description: CP/M software, most all of which will run on the C128. Be sure to check the other directory locations too.

FTP/URL: ftp.wustl.edu/doc/misc/if-archive/games/c64
Last updated: 15 Oct 1997
Description: Contains a few PD text and graphics adventures. A mirror of ftp.gmd.de.

FTP: ftp.demon.co.uk (194.159.255.135)
Last update: 01 Sep 1997
Description: CP/M and various system files.
Also available by email from mail-server@nowster.demon.co.uk

FTP: ftp.c64.rulez.org
Last updated: 01 Apr 1998
Description: Demoscene-oriented, a lot of demos, magazines, tools. Major site for the Plus4. Located in Hungary.

FTP: watsun.cc.columbia.edu/Kermit/C (128.59.39.2)
Last updated: 05 May 1994

FTP: flubber.cs.umd.edu(128.8.128.99)
Last updated: 01 June 1997
Description: Ballistic programs and source code. Read the READ.ME file in the /generic directory with the MORE command.

FTP: ftp.gmd.de
Last updated: 15 Oct 1997
Description: Contains a few PD text and graphics adventures. A mirror of ftp.wustl.edu.

FTP: x2ftp.oulu.fi (130.231.48.141)
Last updated: 15 Nov 1998
Directory: /pub/cbm
Description: This site supports ONLY technical documents, references and specifications for CBM 8-bit programming. (For example, memory maps.) No binaries allowed.
Directory: /pub/cross
Description: Miscellaneous cross-assemblers.

FTP: ftp.ucsd.edu/midi/software/c64(128.54.16.1)
Last updated: 15 May 1996
Description: Information on MIDI for the C64.

FTP: ftp.hrz.uni-kassel.de
Last updated: 01 Jun 1997
Description: A Vic-20 ftp site, administered by Andreas Heitmann

FTP: rtfm.mit.edu
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: A place for the latest release of The COMP.SYS.CBM FAQ

FTP: ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: Site for c64 software.

FTP: ftp.giga.or.at
URL: www.giga.or.at/pub/c64
Last updated: 15 Nov 1996
Description: This site has demos from about 165 demo groups (50+ MB) a lot of GEOS shareware and freeware, many C64 and C128 tools, emulators for most platforms, transfer tools, diskmags, and more. Official Vandalism News and Domination release site. More than 110 MB on-line. The directory tree is:
INCOMING/                       : Directory for incoming stuff
archive/                        : C64 archivating tools
demos/                          : PAL Demos sorted by corresponding groups
        groups/
diskmags/                       : Diskmags sorted by mag-names
        differentmags/
emulators/                      : C64 emulators for different platforms
        amiga/
        macintosh/
        msdos/
        st/
        unix/
geos/
        geos128/
                archive/        : Archivating tools
                demos/          : GEOS 128 Demos
                desktop/        : Alternative desktops and accessories
                games/          : Games for GEOS 128
                graphics/       : Graphical tools for GEOS 128
                misc/           : Miscellaneous stuff
                modem/          : Telecommunication tools
                printer/        : Printer tools and drivers
                screen/         : Additional tools like screensavers
                text/           : Tools for wordprocessors under GEOS
        geos64/
                archive/        : Archivating tools
                desktop/        : Alternative desktops and accessories
                developer/      : GEOS programming languages and tools
                disk/           : Disk tools
                games/          : Games for GEOS 64
                graphics/       : Graphical tools for GEOS 64
                misc/           : Miscellaneous stuff
                modem/          : Telecommunication tools
                printer/        : Printer tools and drivers
                sid/            : Tools for the audio abilities under GEOS
                text/           : Tools for wordprocessors under GEOS
        geoslqfonts/            : Fonts for GEOS LQ (Perfect Print - GEOS)
library/                        : Interesting articles for the C64 & C128
misc/                           : Miscellaneous stuff
nostalgia/                      : Introduction demos from the early 80's
        c128/
        c64/
operatingsystems/               : Various alternative operating systems
        ace/                    : Advanced Computer Enviroment (Unix like)
        lunix/                  : LUnix - Little Unix
party/                          : Party demos/musics/graphics and results
        severalparties/
sid/                            : Tunes colletions, music tools & editors
supercpu/                       : Directory for CMD's SuperCPU
tools/                          : Various C64/C128 related tools
        amiga/
                picconversion/  : Picture conversion from Amiga to C64
        c128/
                disk/           : Disk tools for the C128
                games/          : Games for the C128 (freeware only)
                graphics/       : Graphical development tools for the C128
                misc/           : Miscellaneous stuff
                modem/          : Telecommunication tools
                scsi/           : SCSI tools (CMD HD required!)
                text/           : Editors
        c64/
                assembler/      : C64 assemblers
                cartridge/      : Tools for common cartridges
                conversion/     : Convert different formats from/to C64
                disk/           : Disk tools for the C64
                games/          : Games for the C64 (freeware only)
                graphics/       : Graphical development tools for the C64
                misc/           : Miscellaneous stuff
                modem/          : Telecommunication tools
                music/          : Tools for the SID
                notemaker/      : Various note makers for the C64
                packer/         : Various packer and cruncher
                scene/          : Scene related tools
                text/           : Editors
        msdos/
                64net/          : 64net shareware version
               asciiconversion/ : Conversion from C64 to ASCII in MS-DOS
                c-compiler/     : C-Compiler to develop C64 software
                crossassember/  : Crossassembler for PC and C64
                geosconversion/ : Conversion to GEOS formats under MS-DOS
                picconversion/  : Conversion to C64 formats under MS-DOS
        unix/
                picconversion/  : Conversion to C64 formats under Unix
transfer/                       : Transfer tools: C64 to and from other
                                  platforms
        1541-pc/
        amiga-c64/
        pc-c64/
FTP: ftp.armory.com/pub/user/spectre/
Last updated: 15 Jun 1999
Description: The Computer Workshops shareware archive. Various downloadable utilities and games are also in this archive. Most programs are shareware/freeware. The directory tree is:
CWI-C64/      : Commodore 64 shareware and freeware releases,
                in .sda, .zip, .lnx format; includes Lynx
CWI-C64/old/  : Unsupported releases
CWI-MSDOS/    : MSDOS & Windows shareware & freeware in .zip format
D64-FORMAT/   : .D64 & .T64 games for emulators, in .zip
EMUL-UTIL/    : MS-DOS emulation utilities, viewers for 64 files,
                .D64 to GCR converters (Trans64, 64cpy212), copy1581, etc.
GAMES-C64/    : Commodore 64 games, in .lnx format
UTIL-C64/     : C64 utilities, interfaces and management programs
ETC-C64/      : Various other C64 utilities, including assemblers, etc.
UNIX/         : Unix utilities
TEXT-ARCHIVE/ : Text files of interest, usually in .gz format
incoming/     : Your uploads are welcomed here
                Uploads to incoming/ should be fixed
FTP: ftp.mindspring.com/dynamite/
Last updated: 01 Apr 1998
Description: Contains the files necessary for operation of Color 64 BBS (/users/dynamite directory) and many of its mod files (/users/dynamite/mods directory). No uploads allowed.

FTP/URL: videocam.net.au/cbm/
Last updated: 08 Nov 1998
Description: Support for QWKRR128, Browser, The Internet for Commodore C64/128 Users book (cbm/info-txt/tifcu/), comp.binaries.cbm files, GoDot, and Dick Cunningham's ACUG/VCS Archive project. Uploads accepted via Email or through comp.binaries.cbm newsgroup. Maintained by Gaelyne Gasson and Dick Cunningham
Directory:
 /cbm/Dialogue_128/          : Dialogue128 Freeware archives and
                               utilities.
 /cbm/acugvcs                : Archive area for the ACUG/VCS project also
                               known as "A Touch of Class: Commodore
                               Classics" To go directly to this directory
                               Click Here
 /cbm/bbs/                   : Vortexnet BBS archives
 /cbm/browser/               : Browser 128 disk directory archives
 /cbm/comal/                 : Comal archives
 /cbm/demos/                 : Demos received via comp.binaries.cbm
 /cbm/desterm/               : Desterm v2 archives
 /cbm/desterm/v3beta/        : Desterm v3 Beta archives
 /cbm/games/                 : Games (a few favourites, nothing major)
 /cbm/geos/                  : GEOS programs and utilities
 /cbm/graphics/              : Graphics and graphic utility programs
 /cbm/graphics/GoDot/        : GoDot support directory.
 /cbm/graphics/HM-Graphics/  : Graphics by Hugh McMenamin
 /cbm/hardware/              : Hardware related programs and utilities
 /cbm/incoming/              : New files received
 /cbm/info-txt/              : General & programming info text
 /cbm/info-txt/comp.sys.cbm/ : comp.sys.cbm FAQ files
 /cbm/info-txt/tifcu/        : The Internet for Commodore C64/128 users
 /cbm/info-txt/tifcu/1997/   : TIFCU mail list 1997 archives
 /cbm/info-txt/tifcu/1998/   : TIFCU mail list 1998 archives
 /cbm/lotto/                 : Lotto program
 /cbm/novaterm9.5/           : Novaterm 9.5 archives and utilities
 /cbm/novaterm9.6/           : Novaterm 9.6 support files
 /cbm/os/                    :
 /cbm/os/ace/                : ACE v16 archives
 /cbm/os/cs-dos/             : CS-DOS archives
 /cbm/qwkie/                 : QWKie archives
                               (C64 QWK offline mail reader)
 /cbm/qwkrr/                 : QWKRR128 (C128 QWK offline mail reader)
 /cbm/terms/                 : Assorted CBM term programs.
 /cbm/unarc_unzip/           : Archive utilities.
 /cbm/utils/                 : Catch-all disk, text and misc utility dir.
 /cbm/xplatform/             : Utils to help us bridge computer platforms.
FTP: rsls6.sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de
also: rsls4.sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de
Last updated: 01 Mar 1996
Description: This site contains technical documents, tools, and demos. No games. Uploads welcomed. The directory tree is:
INCOMING/    : all incoming stuff
emulation/   : emulators (x64, pc64win etc.)
misc/        : stuff which doesn't fit in the other categories
programming/ : programming-related stuff (assemblers, c, etc.)
demos/       : demos
graphics/    : graphics
music/       : music
tools/       : all kinds of tools (archivers,packers,noters etc.)
doc/         : documentation about everything
magazines/   : C=Hacking, disk magazines and disk books
os/          : place for alternative os's. At the moment only lunix
transfer/    : utilities to transfer between computer systems
FTP: ftp.df.lth.se
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: Site maintained by TRIAD, electronic punks of Sweden, for distribution of TRIAD software. Due to space limitations, no uploads allowed.

FTP: ftp.eskimo.com/u/t/tpinfo/C64
Last updated: 15 Jun 1996
Description: Major online resource for NTSC demos, mags and utilities. 12 MB of files online and growing.

URL: www.herne.com/cpm.htm
Last updated: 15 Oct 1997
Description: Mike Garamszeghy has released Herne Data Systems' C128 CP/M programs as freeware, at his WWW site.
             Included is:
(1) Jugg'ler 128, which will read/write more than 140 types of CP/M disks. (2) Scramb'ler 128, a disk encryption system. (3) C-128 CP/M Hacker's Toolkit, a group of several highly useful CP/M tools, including SPORT.COM which allows owners of CMD HD's, RAMLink's, and FD series drives to change partitions and directories from within CP/M. Also, technical info on C128 CP/M and disk drives, mainly for the programmer. As a long time user of many of these programs it is impossible to overstate how useful, reliable, and powerful this software actually is. Anyone using the C128's CP/M side should not be without.
This site is available only as a WWW page. C128 users can access this site by running LYNX from their ISP's (Internet Service Provider) shell account.
FTP: mcftp.mclink.it/mcprog/
Last updated: 01 Nov 1997
Directory: /mcprog/?
Description: ? is the first letter of the filename. Files are included in directories: c, e, i, m, p, and others. There are C64, C128 and CP/M programs and games.
For those speaking Italian, there is an onsite search engine: http://www.mclink.it/prog/

FTP: ftp.fix.no/pub/mirror/textadv/games/c64/
Last updated: 01 Jan 1998
Description: C64 games

FTP: members.aol.com/ADettke/
Last updated: 15 Feb 1998
Description: Support site for GODOT additions. GODOT is the well known commercial C64 image processing program.
Directory: /ADettke/godotstuff
           /AlidDe/gstuff
           /ADettke/galerie/ifli
           /ADettke/galerie/afli
FTP: mursac.marshall.edu/sys/pub/c64
Last updated: 15 Feb 1997
Description: Site with lots of C64 games, for C64 emulators. Emulator files can be converted to run on the C64. See John Iannetta's C64 utility program on CompuServe.

*** As of the 6/1/99 FTP Site List it seems that this link will not allow anonymous FTP access per Cameron. I tried to gain access from this link and was also turned away.

FTP: sunsite.unc.edu/pub/micro/commodore/
URL: sunsite.unc.edu/pub/micro/commodore/
Last updated: 15 Mar 1998
Description: Mirror site of the CBM area at ftp.funet.fi, a major world site for CBM software.

URL: web.mit.edu/randy/www/antigrav
Last updated: 15 Jun 1997
Description: Official software distribution site for Antigrav Toolkit geoDisk I and II, CP/M BIOS R62 and ZCCP installation kit for the C128. Other programs for the C64, C128, GEOS and CS-DOS and CP/M are available. A recent addition is LaserPatch FC which patches geoLaser and geoPublaser to allow for printing foreign language character sets with LaserWriter Plus fonts. Four font sets are provided. In addition to software, there are reprints of Antigrav Toolkit Notebook, the long-running series about GEOS, PostScript and laser printing from GEOWORLD magazine.

FTP: ftp://taz.cs.swt.edu/pub/bo
URL: www.prismnet.com/~bo/commie/
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: This site is mantained by Bo Zimmerman. It contains many Commodore utilities, programs made by a former group, and some programs for BBSs. There is no index file. For a brief descrition, look at Bo's page (the URL is above).

FTP: ftp.poli.studenti.to.it/pub/c64/
URL: www.poli.studenti.to.it/ftp/pub/c64/
Last updated: 01 Jan 1998
Description: New C64 European site with over 260 Megabytes of C64 emulator games, and the NemeSID's Collection.

FTP: bbs.cc.uniud.it/pub/c64
Last updated: 01 Sep 1997
Description: A site with lots of C64 software.

FTP: ftp.ludd.luth.se/pub/c64/
Last updated: 01 Oct 1997
Description: Site maintained by Trasher & Riddler of Active.

FTP: olohof.et.tudelft.nl/pub/heatwave/c64
URL: olohof.et.tudelft.nl/ftp/pub/heatwave/c64/
Last updated: 01 Oct 1997
Description: Heatwave FTP site.

FTP: ftp.tsm.com.au/pub/os/cbm/
Last updated: 01 Nov 1997
Description: Extensive C64 and C128 software collection, including packet radio, and more.

FTP: ftp.cam.org/users/ismael/cpm
Last updated: 15 Nov 1997
Description: Site for C128 CP/M system and BIOS source code, and more.

FTP: woland.iit.uni-miskolc.hu/pub/c64/
Last updated: 01 Dec 1997
Description: A site named SHAFT!, and maintain by GCS of Ideal.Write.

FTP: ftp://www.netins.net/showcase/phdss/ftp/
URL: http://www.netins.net/showcase/phdss/cbmftp.htm
Last updated: 15 May 1998
Directory: /showcase/phdss/ftp/
Description: Site has several 65816 cross assemblers (clone) that work with CMD's SCPU and are fine for development.

URL: www2.southwind.net/~natedac/files.html
Last updated: 01 Jul 1998
Description: C64 and C128 files archived with GnuZip.

FTP: ftp.coyote.org/pub/CBM/Sys_PD
Last updated: 01 Aug 1998
Description: The 'SYS PD' collection of files and programs, many in Swedish, and all in D64 format, which can be transferred to the C64.

URL: www.mds.mdh.se/~dat95pkn/8bitar/index.syspd.english.htm
Last updated: 01 Aug 1998
Description: Web page pointing to 'SYS PD' collection of files and programs, many in Swedish, and all in D64 format.

FTP: cws86.kyamk.fi/pub/Commodore/
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: When accessing by a browser, the directory tree did not display, until I clicked on the STOP icon. Site has CP/M, games, emulators, source code, and docs, etc. Most files are D64, zip's or gz's, the latter two can decompress on your ISP's Unix server.

URL: members.xoom.com/tphelps/ftp/index.html
Last updated: 01 Oct 1998
Description: Tim Phelps' collection of Commodore 64 PD/Shareware programs. Site is divided into categories: applications, games, utilities.

FTP: ftp.reilly.cc.uregina.ca/CBM/
Last updated: 15 Oct 1998
Description: Huge site with volumes of CBM software logically stored in orderly directories.

FTP: ftp.scs-trc.net/pub/c64
Last updated: 01 Jan 1999
Description: Site of the Digital Dungeon (HQ. for SCS*TRC) featuring games, demos, tools, and party pictures. Be sure to check into all the directories and sub-directories of this massive collection of CBM files, and the extensive collection of music files and music tools. Many files are UNIX zipped. Unzip in your ISP shell.

URL: members.aol.com/wshrake
Last updated: 15 Jan 1999
Directory: /wshrake/ftp
Description: See "readme.txt" in ftp directory for site description. A major Commodore VIC-20 site, including: the official VIC "Frequently Asked Questions" file, a text file called "Cartzilla!" which reviews 180+ cartridge-based VIC-20 programs, commercial games (with permission of authors), lists of all known and rumored carts and tapes, and more.

FTP: ftp.chicks.net/pub/c64
Last updated: 01 Mar 99
Description: Mirror site for The Digital Dungeon located in Williamsburg, VA. Huge collection of CBM files, music files, and music tools. See entry for the FTP site, replay.com, for details.

FTP: ftp.elysium.pl
Last updated: 01 Jun 99
Description: European and Polish demo scene, advertising 650MB online.
  demos/
  docs/
  games/
  gnu-generation/
  groups/
  incoming/
  intros/
  magazines/
  music/
  other/
  party/
  photos/
  scene-new/
  tools/
FTP: arnold.c64.org
Last updated: 01 Jun 1999
Description: Amazing both Howie and I forgot this one for so long. The premier 64 games archive online. Almost entirely .d64/.t64. Watch out for some faulty titles; please respect copyrights.
  docs/
  emulator/
  faulty/
  games/
  lost+found/
  magazines/
  requests/
  seattle/
  sidmusic/
  utils/

Honorary mention and kudos to the following who have helped to keep your list current:
          Marko Mäkelä .................. Marko.Makela@HUT.FI
          Ferenc Veres .................. lion@c64rulez.org
          Brett Tabke ................... phdss@writeme.com
          Nate Dannenberg ............... natedac@southwind.net
          Andrea Musuruane .............. musuruan@biella.alpcom.it
          Capper ........................ capper@quantum.net.au
          Dick Cunningham ............... wanderer@cyberdude.com
          Tim Phelps .................... tphelps@silicon.net
          Gaelyne R. Gasson ............. gaelyne@videocam.net.au
          CBA ........................... cba@scs-trc.net
          Ward Shrake ................... WShrake@aol.com
          Cal Samut ..................... snakeman@wipd.com
          reserved for you .............. and your INet address

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