Definitely not a retro site!
Infotext version 0.4 (updated on the 1st of July 2001)
There are many interesting C64 sites containing C64 related things. One special kind of them are C64 related news servers. They write about C64 game remakes, about C64 related web pages, about new C64 related PC software and about all kind of C64 related retro activities. All in all, all those news mostly inform about IMHO vain collectorism of thousand times before collected stuff, recreation of created and recyclation of recycled.
Problem is that the so-called real C64 life happens outside the WWW, Internet, PC harddisks and emulators.
This site has a very simple purpose. It should contain news about you - people living in the scene, creating art, spending hours and days on various projects which deserve recognition. Which deserve to be spread in a good old meaning of the word „spread“. People visiting, organising or competing on parties. People behind the words „Today’s Scene“. This site is for those who are interested in new things happening in the C64 area and especially for those who don’t feel retro, because they don’t need to. People with attitudes, opinions and creative minds. People who instead of collecting spend their valuable time on creating.
Simply: This site is not just a link collection to huge piles of disk images, but information and support for current projects and events.
OPEN NEWS – GUEST
Any visitor of the site can ADD NEWS. Of course he should know at least basic HTML TAGS in order to use the news effectively. The most important one is a HYPERLINK.
HYPERLINK TO FILE OR DIRECTORY:GET IT GET IT HERE
OPEN NEWS – RULES
1. Be brief.
2. Be correct.
3. Use HTML links whenever you point to the file or the site.
THE SITE STRUCTURE
On the top of the page you can see links to featured sites and a C64 banner exchange advert.
On the left there is a MONTH LIST of the current year. You can also naviagate back and forward in years (but now it’s too soon ;-). In the left menu there also is a link to ARTICLES REREADER.
MIDDLE – CONTENT AREA
On the top there is a SPOTLIGHT article, or news. It’s the thing you shouldn’t miss. By default the latest 10 news are displayed to make the site load faster. If there are more news, you can click on SHOW ALL NEWS. On the bottom of the content area, there is a DUST BIN article which contains discarded news. Under the dust bin there is a MONTHLY NEWS DISCUSSION where you can react on anything concerning news and articles in the current month.
Contains ADD NEWS (click to get to the FORM for news adding). Link to article ABOUT C64 PORTAL (you’re reading right now), ARTICLES REREADER link and BACK TO OPEN NEWS link.
Standard news is a short message about one thing.
Article differs from news by a small illustrating picture with brief descriptional text. Its title should be in red color and when you click on it, you will get to the article itself. You can react on the article in DISCUSSION. Current ammount of reactions is displayed under the article news-entry.
WHO CAN ADD
NEWS? – ANYONE.
WHO CAN DO MORE? – STAFF
News - is a short message, it can be submitted by anyone.
Article - is a longer text which can contain pictures. Articles can be further discussed and reacted on in the related discussion.
Portal recognises 3 types of privileges: guest, editor & editor in chief.
Guest can only add news.
Editor can add/edit news, add/edit articles and upload pictures.
Editor in chief can add, edit, delete, upload anything. Only Editor in Chief can publish the articles submitted by other Editors.
OPEN NEWS – EDITORS
CreaMD/Dmagic – Chief Editor (msx, opinion)
Wotnau/Dmagic – Chief Editor (msx, opinion)
Thunderblade/Dmagic – Editor (hardware, games, Protovision)
MacGyver/Dmagic – Editor (news suplier, parties)
Shane Fell – Saehn – Editor (gfx)
JTR/Dmagic – Editor (games, Protovision)
Sander/Focus – Editor (gfx)
MCValach/React – Editor (opinion)
Lazygamer – Editor (games)
Apply for editor job here!
We are looking for anyone who is well informed about anything concerning the C64 Scene. Party reporters, demo reviewers, hardware tutorial writers, gfx, coding, composing tutorial writers, game reviewers etc.
PROMOTION PROMOTION PROMOTION… etc…
FEW WEEKS: better
solution for SITE SETUP and DUST BIN organisation, recruiting of more EDITORS
MONTHS: better article rereader, gallery redesign etc.
Original News Engine – George ’Havran’ Chlebec / Studio Style
Complete Portal Code & Design
- CreaMD / Dmagic (Mgr. Roman Chlebec / Studio Style)
Moral Support : Thunderblade, Wotnau, Saehn, Anonym, Womana, Lazygamer
This is a scene dedicated news portal. It should therefore contain any news related to the scene life, releases, developments and movements. I hope it won’t contain idle news which are not concerning the C64scene such as:
- this and that remake is under development on PC, or Console"
- local Honolulu radio is broadcasting a great SID tunes show after 2:00 AM
- Jason Different has updated his homepage containing unique collection of scans of all c64 packages 4–5 are still missing, rumours says that there are two never released packages partially illustrated exclusively by Becker Valejo and J.R.Giger…
- Dork Dexter has released another of his original retro styled games containing wired pictures and a hundred times copied game concepts audially enhanced by beautiful ripped sid tune composed by who knows which composer…