(1) Unzip C64 emulator program "css64_32.zip" in to the new folder named "c64".
(2) Read included html instruction files to get familiar with the c64 emulator "ccs.exe".
(3) Unzip kawasaki.zip and extract all six programs to c64 folder. The files are :
* Kawasaki Synthesizer Composer.d64
* Kawasaki Synthesizer Performer.d64
* Kawasaki Synthesizer Demo.d64
* Kawasaki Magical Musiquill.d64
* kawasaki Rhythm Rocker.prg
(4) Use windows explorer to open "c64" folder.
(5) Drag and Drop each program one at a time on to "ccs.exe" file. It will automatically change your windows to C64 emulator and starting to run these programs.
(6) To return to the windows from Emulator or change the screen size etc, press "F9" while emulator is running.
(7) I'll work on converting manuals for these programs to be available online in the near future.
(8) Alternative keyboard mapping between C64 and PC/Mac is also explained in html document came with emulator package. So, it is recommended to print out that portion of manual until you become familier with the diiference between these keybords to enjoy the full functionality of these programs.
(9) For slower system(75-200MHZ), you may experience SID jitter and unable to obtain clean and consistent audio ouput using "ccs.exe" emulator for PC. However, I found "ccs.exe" more reliable to run these programs as it was written for the original C64. Please try others(most of them are free) and drop me a Email if you find anyone of them works better. Also, I recently installed new Forum and there will be a forum for C64 as well, so feel free to post some topic there and develop the community!
* When the first time Commodore 64 computer hit the market in 1984, I rushed to buy it by paying $600 at some electronic store on 45th street in Manhattan. It was 8-bit with only 64KB of memory. Then I spent two years to write these four programs as well as unpublished Midi-Workstation (8-track real-time Midi recorder) all by machine code using SuperMon without assembler so that it runs fast and leave enough memory for music data. Each of these programs was sold for $49.95 in retail stores furnished with handsome package came with 5-inch floppy disk and manual. In 15 years, now we can buy 1GHz PC for the same price as I bought my first C64. And I wonder what kind of computer we can buy 15 years from now by paying $600?
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Click here to view 'Rhythm Rocker' converted to Japanese Fujitsu FM-7.