Breadbox Free Download
About This Game
Breadbox is a realistic retro computer simulator. Experience the amazing machines from 70’s and 80’s in a visual environment. Interact with hardware and old media as if it were real. Add emulator and test your programming skills with Basic or 8-bit machine language. Add content to your virtual libraries to play games or easily access your manuals.
Breadbox is not a game, it’s more of a sandbox simulator. It brings a new immersive dimension for retro-computer emulation, you can experience how the interactions with the hardware and old media formats work.
Note! No digital copies of original software or manuals for the computers are included. It’s totally up to you to add media content and learn how these computers work.
If you love retro computers and simulators, this is what you’ve been waiting for!
Find digital copies of original manuals and other documents from the archives of internet and add the files into your Breadbox library for easy access. Learn how these computers work, learn to code, create new games and other programs. If programming on old computers is not your thing, you can also run games and other programs on computers. Find digital formats of dusty old media, like .tap, .d64 and .crt, and collect them into your simulator library. In the simulator, files can be used in the same way as real-world floppy disks, tapes, or cartridges. You can load and run the programs just like in a real retro computer.
- Close simulation of real world retro computers and peripherals.
- Immersive and beautiful visual experience.
- Animated close-up views and mechanical parts.
- Animated handling of cassette tape, floppy disk and other objects.
- Digital library browser
- Fluent emulator setup and integration.
- Extensive support for various keyboard layouts. (For more information, see the manual)
- Support for a wide variety of game-controllers. (For more information, see the manual)
- Limited selection of computers: Commodore 64, VIC-20, PET 2001-8
Some planned features
These features, along with many others, are planned for future versions. It is impossible to say whether all the features mentioned here will be realized, as it depends on the resources available and the support the project receives.
- Alternative game modes
The current game mode is like computer operator mode. Computer peripherals are already setup for you, and you can interact with computer, peripherals and items using point and click method. And if you’ve installed the computer emulation software, you can play games and do programming with the simulated computers. But the simulator could do much more. Our plan is to include other game modes such as hardware installation mode.
- Stunning visual beauty
Screenshots and videos show exactly where we are now and what you get. It’s nice and beautiful already. But we are not there yet, there is still some work to do until we are happy.
- Monitor controllers
Ability to control the monitor brightness, contrast and other settings.
- Larger selection of different computers
Currently there are three computer models: Commodore 64, VIC-20 and PET 2001-8. If the project is successful and more support received, we can add more computer models. What is your favorite vintage computer?
- Computer model spec modification
Ability to adjust some model-specific settings. Currently the computer model specs are fixed. Meaning, that you can’t tweak an individual computer model settings, except for the PET monitor phosphor color.
More tutorials and instructions to get new users started with different computers. Currently, there are already a few tutorials and an online manual for new users to get started. But there are still more tutorials coming for some areas.
Work in progress – Early Access
Your contribution matters a LOT! Simply said, this is funded by you. if you buy this product, it is the ultimate way to promote the development of Breadbox. There is so much work to do, new features and new models to implement. We have tons of ideas waiting to be implemented, but your feedback is also appreciated. We want to know what doesn’t work, so we can fix it. And what new features would you want to see next, to prioritize our work.
Make sure, you understand what Work in progress / Early Access means?
The software is not ready and many features are missing. And you might have a hardware/software combination that hasn’t been tested for compatibility with the game yet. If you encounter any problems with the game, we appreciate it if you first check the manual, FAQ, and Breadbox Steam community forums to see if there are any solutions to the problem. If the issue is not logged or needs to be updated, you can help us by posting or updating the issue in the community forum or by contacting product support. And please provide detailed information about the problem and technical information about your computer settings. All feedback and issue reports will be handled, but please have some patience. The current development team is only one person and may not be able to respond all issues immediately, hence we will update the product FAQ, when common issues arise.
Note! if you are more interested on just playing an old games or you are looking for a professional tools for retro-programming, etc, you may consider other options, like emulators, programming tools or emulator front-ends.
Genre: Simulation, Early Access
Release Date: 27 Nov, 2021
Early Access Release Date: 27 Nov, 2021
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 10 or later (64-bit)
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB / AMD RX 470 4GB
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Storage: 2 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Current CPU and CPU requirements are a little too high, just to be sure. Product hasn’t been fully tested with less performant hardware. The game is not compatible with Linux/Proton or Steam Deck.
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Free Download Breadbox
Full Game, latest version. Download for Free!
[ Direct download link (PC) ]