C64 Emulators 101

(assuming you are on a PC, have C64Copy and is able to decompress .lzh files)

How do I download .lnx or .lzh files with Netscape?

The trouble with the Netscape browser is that it by default doesn't recognize .lnx or .lzh filetypes. There are two ways to get around this:
Solution 1: The easy way (this applies for any unrecognized filetype)
  1. Hold down the Shift key as you click on a link. This will make Netscapes "Save As..." dialog appear.
  2. Choose a filename and/or path, or accept the default.
Solution 2: Configure Netscape to recognize the filetypes
  1. Goto Options/General Preferences/Helpers.
  2. Choose "Create new type".
  3. Set MimeType to "Application" and Mime SubType to "x-lynx".
  4. Choose "Ok".
  5. Set File Extentions to "lnx,lzh"
  6. Choose the "Save to Disk" Action.

Aren't some of the filenames too long for MS-DOS?

Some of the archives contain filenames that exceed the (puny) 8.3 MS-DOS standard. As the filenames will normally be trimmed to fit the 8.3 format when decompressed , the only files that will (normally) give you any trouble are those archives that contain more than one disk-image and long filenames as well. LHA 2.13 is able to solve this problem by assigning extentions automatically.


On the other hand, with '/m2' switch LHA acts differently.
     'LHA e /m2 ARC.LZH FILE' dearchives every FILE by choosing
     an unused file extension among 000-999, when LHA finds
     FILE(s) with the same name as in the ARChive.

None of the files found on this site will give you any trouble, as all of the disk images have different extentions.

How do I run .lnx files with the emulator?

Lynx files (.lnx extention) need to be converted to emulator images in order to to run. The most common image formats are T64 (tape) and D64 (disk) files. Use C64Copy to copy the contents of the .lnx files into either .T64 or .D64 images.
Important: multi-load programs will need to be extracted to D64 images.

Consult the C64Copy documentation for more information.

How do I run 1!..., 2!..., 3!..., 4!... files with the emulator?

These files are Zipcoded C64 disks, and can easily be converted to D64 images using C64Copy.

Consult the C64Copy documentation for more information.

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