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Power64 is an emulation program that allows you to run Commodore 64 programs with full color and sound.

What's New

Version 4.9.5:
  • The fonts in the directory and debugger window are now scalable, to accomodate high-res screens, where 9-point Monaco is simply to hard to read.
  • Added Support for Gamepads
  • Minor Bugfix for Joystick Support in MacOS 10.4.9
  • Improved Mouse Handling for Amica Paint
  • Improved Timing for Barbarian
  • Sound Output is broken on some Macs. This used to more...


Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Robk Member IconComment+238

Too bad Power64 is still ONLY a PPC Binary.

If you are looking for a FREE Open Source C64 Emulator that provides both Intel and PPC binaries, try VICE. (VICE also emulates PETs, VIC-20s etc).

Power64 is still more user friendly in my view. But it has two big drawbacks. It is expensive and only provides a PPC binary.

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Version 4.9.5
Michael Haeusler

Oh, come on. $25 is not expensive! I agree on the PPC thing, though. It would be great to have an Intel version.

Culture Of One Member IconReview+25
Culture Of One

Overall, still a pretty solid emulator, even in 10.6.7 on an Intel MacBook Pro. It does have a habit of shutting down poorly; it tends to crash instead of shutting down.

Also of note: this page lists it as a $25 shareware product. The price is currently $32.

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Version 4.9.5
frobozz Member IconReview+1

This, along with Power20, are the finest examples of Shareware EVER. I registered both after about 10 minutes of trying different game files-- every one worked! Worth every penny. I own literally hundreds of C64 and Vic20 games and these pieces of software run them all. I can't tell you how much this brings me back to the days of old. A++ for the developer. I really can't say enough good things about it!

Any chance for an Intel version for my new MacBook Pro?

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Version 4.9.3

FWIW, the developer's site says: "Power64 is optimised for PowerPC-Macs, but will work fine on Intel-Macs too."

bedouin Member IconReview+95

The best C64 emulator I found for OS X. I finally retired my breadbox C64 after the 1541 quit reading disks correctly and the power adapter came loose; this is a good enough replacement. After a few days contemplating emulation vs. the real thing I finally paid $25 to register Power64.

I give it a four on features though because there's no ability to get it on-line like with a Windows emulator I used and there's also no universal binary yet. Other than that perfect.

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Version 4.9.3
tekl Member IconComment+110

I really like that piece of software. After switching from PC to Mac this was the first software I bought for my Mac.

The SID-emulation is not so good than in other emulators. The filters sound squeaky so I understand why they're disabled by default.

Maybe the developers could include an option to use SidplayX for the sound with loosing latency.

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Version 4.9.3
AppleCrypt Mods Member IconComment+21
AppleCrypt Mods

superb piece of s/w and now i've got hundreds of c64 games downloaded. Excellent!! :D
register this software. well worth the money

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Version 4.9.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Simply the best on the Mac. Look no further, worth the price! Lifetime updates, that is correct. Thank you again Roland!

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Version 4.9
Anonymous Member IconReview

Could be the top if they could add support to Kaillera for online playing, like CCS64 for Win. Quite good though

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Version 4.6
Jasmin Member IconReview+0

Why aint there still no review?? Is MacUpdate so unpopular? (Last question was rethorical.) Power64 is the best C64 emulator in cosm.

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Version 4.6
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Downloads 22,112
Version Downloads 5,830
License Shareware
Date 28 Feb 2008
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price $25.00
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