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VICE 3.6   [2021]

VICE 3.6 Released by :
VICE Team [web]

Release Date :
24 December 2021

Type :
Other Platform C64 Tool

Website :

User rating:**********  9.9/10 (25 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  10/10 (12 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Blacky Stardust of VICE Team
  Compyx of Focus, VICE Team
  dqh of VICE Team
  Durandal of Retrocomputacion, VICE Team
  Empathicqubit of VICE Team
  Fabbo of VICE Team
  Groepaz of Dienstagstreff, The Solution, VICE Team
  Olaf Seibert of VICE Team
  OldWoman37 of VICE Team
  Strobe of Menace, Onslaught, VICE Team
  Texel of VICE Team
  Unseen of VICE Team

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User Comment
Submitted by aNdy on 20 January 2022
To be honest, I'm bad (terrible) at grabbing and using new releases (fear change, etc), so I've only just downloaded this and have been trying it out in work. Damn, should have done this when it was released because it's great! Yeah, yeah, I'm running under Windows, but I love the interface - nice and clean and efficient! Thanks to the whole team for the continued effort!
User Comment
Submitted by Brush on 4 January 2022
Thank you to the whole Vice dev team for maintaining the essential tool!
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 28 December 2021

Submitted by Count Zero [PM] on 26 December 2021
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 28 December 2021
All I've got so far is transparent window instead of emulated C64.
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Submitted by Viscid on 28 December 2021
Of course you're right, testing the part on a real C64 is the best way afterall. But due a lacking parallel Port my 1541 Cable is not working anymore...but I'll find a solution. Maybe I use an old Laptop for that, I wanted to digitize my old codingdisx anyway since a long time ;)
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Submitted by spider-j on 27 December 2021
Although there is no such thing as a "new" VICE version for me personally – as I tend to just compile the most recent trunk at least every 3 months – I take this release as an opportunity to say "thank you very, very much!" to the VICE developers.

Let's be real: VICE is the most important tool in the C64 scene and without it, the scene probably wouldn't be as huge as it is.

You guys rock! Thank you for all your hard (unpaid!) work on this project!
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 26 December 2021
Viscid: tracking down what change between 3.2 and 3.6 causes the change in behaviour is quite a pointless exercise, as there simple were too many.

What you should do is test your demo on real hardware. And only when the real hardware behaves differently to the emulator, then report a bug.
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Submitted by Youth on 26 December 2021
Played with it a bit more and this really is a much smoother experience than the versions I have been using the past couple of years! Smooth scrolls, and especially the SID emulation! Thanks a lot for this update.
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Submitted by Viscid on 26 December 2021
Hmm, just fixed the problem with the RetroReplay Cartridge (vice.log helped).

The thing is, now the demo doesn't run *without* the RetroReplay. Never experienced this before. On the old emulator (WinVice 3.2) it runs with or without Cardtridge... on the new one only with the Cartridge plugged in.. And yes, also the old "x64sc.exe" didnt have that problem.

So the timing or some new feature seems to be important on something. But I don't know what changed between those 2 emulators. Maybe someone has any hint? WOULD BE GREAT.
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 26 December 2021
Worked great here, no probs whatsoever! Nice menues, great running time and so far really great emulation. Best update since 2.4!
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Submitted by Viscid on 26 December 2021
I can't attach any cartridges to the emulator (Retro Replay f.e.) and my new demo, which never crashed before, crashes after 7-8 seconds. Dunno why, have no cartridge ;(

Is there no native old windows-binary left for counter-check? Only SDK or GTK? Hmmm.
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Submitted by hedning on 26 December 2021
Count Zero: Can I praise and worship your moderator skills here?
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Submitted by Count Zero on 26 December 2021

Comments are for praising and worshipping the team and new functions.
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Submitted by Youth on 26 December 2021
Great stuff. I have a MPB2021(M1/arm64) with Monteray.Thought I didn't have menus at first, when it started full screen, but by switching off full screen, the menus were there. The menu is not in the macOS menu bar at the top so that was the confusing in full screen mode. Also I think the shortcut for fullscreen on/off has changed to Alt-D?
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Submitted by TheRyk on 25 December 2021
as jazzcat sez: hooray for configurable hotkeys! thx guys
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Submitted by grasstust on 25 December 2021
To be a little more specific: I have the same configuration as Aeeben, MBP 2015, Monterey, and the GTK version does not display menu and is unresponsive. Vice opens in a big window with the C64 window using a small portion of it. No keyboard input is accepted, not even quit so you have to force quit the program.
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Submitted by Mace on 25 December 2021
SDL and GTK both work for me (Macbook Pro, early 2015 @ macOS Mojave 10.14.6).
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Submitted by aeeben on 25 December 2021
Same problem as grasstust, all menus missing in 3.6 GTK (MBP 2015, macOS Monterey). 3.5 works
User Comment
Submitted by Compyx on 25 December 2021
Since there appear to be some questions, I've created a discussion thread here: Release id #212349 : VICE 3.6
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Submitted by Frantic on 25 December 2021
Mac Intel GTK 3.6 works fine here — including both the menu and the keyboard shortcuts — on a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019), 2,6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 with MacOS Catalina.
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Submitted by The Human Code Machine on 25 December 2021
Thx a lot for the great release! But how can I save the monitor window position on GTK3 Vice Windows x64? After exiting it always opens the same small window.
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Submitted by Narciso on 25 December 2021
Very good work. I have tested the SID emulation section and I must congratulate you on how good it sounds now. Thanks guys.
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Submitted by grasstust on 25 December 2021
Nice! The Mac SDL version works fine, but the Mac Intel GTK version seems broken and won't display a menu, nor will it accept keyboard commands.
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Submitted by Ksubi on 25 December 2021
Awesome work Vice Team, thank you and Merry Christmas.
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Submitted by Slajerek on 24 December 2021
Just WOW! Awesome release!
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Submitted by Frantic on 24 December 2021
It is a nice tradition, that you make new official releases each time it is Christmas.
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 24 December 2021
Finally, those hot keys are mine! :)
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Submitted by Cybortech on 24 December 2021
What's the difference between GTK3 vs SDL2?
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Submitted by Paladin on 24 December 2021
Thanks to all involved in this project! The perfect Christmas present for all. It's a Wonderful Life ;)
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 24 December 2021
Thanks Fred :) macOS binaries will come sometime later today when dqh woke up...
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