Great emulation, but... The disk autoload feature needs to be replaced with a disk drive emulator so disks can be properly swapped. Right now I can't find a way to manually switch out disks and type the commands myself, which means some games (Gold Box AD&D games in particular) are impossible to play since disk swapping can't be properly done. I don't need autoload since I know the commands (LOAD "*",8,1 is easy enough to find on Google if you didn't grow up with a C64). I need a way to eject and insert disks.
Super D With people having problems with keyboards, I suggest using a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo like a Rii - look on Amazon or eBay ($20-30). With the menu problem, long press the two dots on bottom left. ..Awesome emulator. .I could even write a loop program in basic. Remember where you download your roms so you can find them, man, brings back memories, awesome application
menu screens flash on only for a few seconds any of the screens from the menu (help,setings, etc) only flash up for a second and then the c64 start up screen comes back. Can't realy do much without being able to access files
Worse than PC version You don't have nearly as many options and, since it's a touch screen, they had to provide a keyboard. They could have created one that has the same layout as the c64 or let you use whatever keyboards your device has. Instead they created a haphazard gimmicky thing that won't work well for games that made full use of the keyboard like Red Storm Rising or the Ultima series. Lazy programmers!
Difficult at first, but works great when you know what to do. Loading disks is easy once you learn what to do. You can even load part 2 disks in game. On android, long hold the lower left button with the 2 rectangles. This will bring up the hidden menu. Navigate to "load disk", then navigate to where the .d64 file is. You can google .d64 games, and you should be able to find roms on line. My favorites are Beach Head, Raid on Bungeling Bay, Raid over Moscow, Impossible Mission, Lode Runner, EPYX Summer Games, Winter Games, and World Games.
Pretty useless Impossible to use in a Galaxy Note Pro since there is no physical menu button. Also, screen keyboard is rather useless too. It would be better to clone the layout of the original c64 keyboard (a photographic copy would be great!) and make it floating and semitransparent
Cool but limited It is nice to see the old C64 on Android. However, the keyboard mapping doesn't work as shown by the missing CLR/HOME key and cursor keys not showing graphic characters when pressed during quote mode. Also, can't create empty D64 images.
Flickering issues Under 5.0.2. Xperia Z2 Tablet. This should work much better with newer and powerful hardware but it doesn't. Worked without any problems in my old tablet which had a poor gpu and 512 mb ram. Clearly there is a compatibility issue here..
Slow. Needs a warp-like function to shorten loading times. I can't wait the same time as if I were loading from a cassette in the '80s. Hell, I even DON'T KNOW if it's loading! Plus, none of the roms running on my PC emu seems to work here, except 1985.d64. Roms w/ trainers load the trsiners only, then they get back to main C=64 screen. No idea about what's wrong :(
Great emu! I've been using this app for a couple of years, easily the best C64 emu. Struggled on my LG G3 until I saw the comment about holding the task key at the screen bottom (two squares) for the menu ... LOVE IT
Good I have not used commodor since i was a kid but i really wanna play boulderdash. I downloaded the rom and it runs however i cant figure out how to start playing the game. I have hit every key and used the joypad but just cannot seem to play the game. Anyone any ideas?
Useless any attempt to access submenus and the screen flashes and returns to the UI. using the Google TV M808B with plenty of memory and ram. Would have loved to give it the 5 star treatment by getting to play my childhood faves, but it isn't a winner just yet.
This is just frustrating. No working menu! Doesnt work on a galaxy s6, you cant access the menus at all ! Would be decent if it worked though.
Menus? I have not been able to test this app due to an error pulling up what I am told are called the legacy menus on my s6 edge. This menu contains the load file, save and load state etc. Buttons. This means I can scarcely exit the main start-up screen of the c64 that likes to tell you how ready it is.
Fab app, sadly no longer works. This was fab on my Samsung Galaxy S5 now I have the S7 it no longer allows me to load anything as the menu option is not compatible. Needs an update! When that happens will give it a five!
Im baffled It opens but thats as far as i can get. I cant find its folder in my directories either. A breif .readme would be nice.
I am so happy This has made my day...I can play football manager from my childhood days, doesn't get any better than this....Thank you.☺
S5 users it does work! Update: It doesn't seem to work as well as before and lots of games don't load or load but don't play properly. On Galaxy S3 it has menu button. It uses this to load games etc. However the S5 doesn't have the menu button or so I thought. If you hold the button (bottom left on phone) after a second or so, it will show you the options!
Great EMU Since the android 5 bug is fixed it works great again! Just hold the switch apps button of your phone and the menu pops up! 5 stars!
Good but there's a sound issue Try loading Scarabeus, the sound is all wrong. Try the same file on a Pc based emulator and the sound works fine. My phone Sony Xperia Z5 compact
The best c64 emulator Excellent emulator for lg g3. People have been having problems getting the menu button up. Just press and hold the 2 rectangle button at the bottom of the screen
Best emulator out there for Android Never thought I would choose Frodo over VICE but at least on Android this is the superior option for now. Good work!
Brilliant C64 at it's best...pity there has been no updates since 2014...would have been great to see this app also play C128 games and compatible with tape games instead of disc.
Can't re-map keys' so game not working When you select to remap keys' neither the c64 nor tablet keyboard is visible' so it is impossible to remap any keys, eg- game Livingstone Supongo, fire button does not work.
Will revise review once issue is resolved Newer phones don't have a menu button, one should be added to GUI.
Long press 2 square hardware button Tried this with note 5 but all it does is attempt to split screen. Can't do much without access to a menu button.
Hopefully will work I downloaded the rom, went into the file using the emulator but no joy any ideas anybody? Trying desperately to play my childhood favourite flimbo's quest
Impressively counter intuitive This app is considerably more complicated than a c64. Good luck
Doesn't read tape files This is a good app. Needs a little bit of work as there are a few bugs and it doesn't read tape files.
It's great fun! My wife and I play old 8-bit games when we are waiting for food/beverages when we go out. It freezes occasionally, but it's great fun.
Nice job Works just great. Maybe some more settings to change joystick controls placement, maybe even choose their position freely on screen? Simple support for t64-tape files would be nice too. Anyway, Boulder Dash works, I'm happy.
How to load Galaxy S5 cannot find any way to load games, even after watching you tube & tutorials cant find a way to get a game to load ??
Missing a lot of keys Was trying to do some programming on her but it is missing a lot of keys. It needs a shift lock key and a clear/home key as well.
Can you do us 80's gamers a favor? Like, make it so we can play commodore games with a .zip file? Thank!
The thing doesn't work at all. It won't let me type in "Run *game/file*" to run the game. It just says "?UNDEF'D STATEMENT ERROR" over and over again. Help!
A lot of games don't work. I've tried changing some of the settings and getting the games that don't work from multiple sources. No luck.
I don't get it There are no menus to load anything, it just goes to the C64 screen immediately
Doesnt work Yep. .same here.. flashes menu split second then disappears..cant load games or nothing
How do I use it? I'm a 13 year old boy and I don't know how to work this thing
Games crash, try playing Hammerfest! Plus how do swap tapes?
Famous C64 emulator, ported to Android.Sources are available on GitHub, search for FrodoC64.
How to use Frodo C64 for PC
You can run all Android games and applications on your PC or MAC computer. Using a free software called Bluestacks, you don't need to purchase anything but games or applications it self if it isn't free.
- Download Bluestacks from this link.
- Install BlueStacks from installation file with following the on-screen instructions.
- Once Bluestacks is installed add your Google account in it.
- Type Frodo C64 for PC in Search bar and install it.
|App Size||0.98828125 MB|
|Instalations||100,000 - 500,000|
We don't provide APK download for Frodo C64 for PC but, you can download from Google Play