CCS64 is a program that runs on your PC that turns your computer into an old Commodore 64 computer. This means that the program simulates, or rather emulates the old computer, enabling you to run most of the old software you had for that old machine, running it just like it would in the past. Of course there are some small differences compared to the real thing, but my goal has been to minimize the differences as much as it is possible.
CCS64 emulates briefly the following things of an old C64 system:
• The main Commodore 64 console, with the keyboard and peripherals like joysticks, paddles and mouse. It emulates both the different systems sold in Europe as well as the USA.
• Up to four 1541 disk-drives are emulated (which means that you use special files on your PC, as a replacement for the old 5 1/4 inch floppy disks)
• The C2N cassette recorder is also emulated (which means the you use special files on your PC, as a replacement for the old magnetic tapes)
• Many of the old cartridges (that means special hardware expansions for the C64, which were plugged in at the back of the computer) are also emulated.