Lyonsden Blog

A blog about Commodore 8-bit & 16-bit computers, retro tech and the odd gadget or two…

Freeze64 & Corruption

July Issue of Freeze64 & Corruption...

Just thought I’d share a couple of cool things that arrived in the post a few days ago. Namely the latest issue of ‘Freeze64’ and something I’ve been chasing down for about a year now – Corruption for the C64! For...

How to access IMAP email on an Amiga 500 in...

How to access IMAP email on an Amiga 500 Yep, you read the title correctly, this article is a step-by-step guide on how to access IMAP email on an Amiga 500 in 2018! This works with any IMAP email system including Gmail! Who would have thought...

Project Cars 2 Collector's Edition

Project Cars 2 Collectors Edition Unboxing

A little late to the party but I was really impressed with my recent purchase of Project Cars 2 Collector’s Edition. It certainly seems to me that a lot of thought was put into the design of the packaging and the content. The whole...

Retro Grooves vol 2

Retro Grooves volume 2

Retro Grooves vol 2 is something I’ve been looking forward to since I first heard Anders was working on it as I loved the first album. As usual it comes on a really awesome professionally presented cassette tape with a lossless digital...

Brand new Amiga A500 cases being...

Just discovered an interesting Amiga 500 Indigogo Project that has launched. The team behind the project are aiming to manufacture a batch of brand new A500 cases that will replicate the exact design and quality of the original whilst also...

Vampire V500 V2 Card

My Vampire Card has arrived!

It’s finally here, after months of waiting, My Vampire V500 V2 Card! Still need to gather a few other bits and pieces before I can fit it but here is a quick look at it in all its’ glory for now.

Sam's Journey

Sam’s Journey

Ordered Sam’s Journey months ago and it finally arrived today. A brand new cartridge game in 2018 for the Commodore 64! Presentation of the box and its’ contents is fantastic – can’t wait to play it! If you would like to...

Repairing a Roctec floppy drive

Repairing a Roctec Floppy Drive for an Amiga

This is a guide to repairing a Roctec floppy drive for an Amiga 500 computer.  I thought I’d write this up as much for my own benefit as other peoples so I can refer back to it in another 20 years! LOL. If you ever pop a disk in your...