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20 Contact information

20.1 VICE home page

You can find the latest news about VICE at the official VICE home page:


VICE has moved its source repository to public services provided by SourceForge. You can find it at


We would like to thank the SourceForge staff for that help.

If you are going to report a bug, please check those pages first; it is possible that the problem you encountered has already been fixed with a newer version.

20.2 How to send feedback

Before contacting us, have a look at this manual and see if your question is answered there. Keep in mind that we work on VICE in our spare-time, so the more time we don't need to answer the same questions over and over again, the more time we have to improve the emulation itself. On the other hand, that does not mean that you should not contact us, especially if you find bugs or have suggestions which might improve the emulation.

Bug reports, suggestions, support requests should be directed to the SourceForge trackers at

This way, you, the users, and we, the developers, can track what has been reported and what has been already fixed. Ideally, also sent the report to the mailing address of the Vice team at

You can also contact (some of) us on IRC, at #vice-dev on freenode.

It's always nice to receive feedback and/or bugreports about VICE, but please read these few notes before sending mail to anybody in the team.

In any case, we would be really glad to receive your comments about VICE. We cannot always answer all the email, but we surely read all of it.


20.3 How to contribute

If you want to make a major contribution, please ask first. It has already happened a couple of times that somebody started working at something that had already been done but not released to the public yet, and we really do not want anybody to waste time.

If you are going to make a patch, please make sure the patch is relative to the very latest version, and provide us with the following:

Preferably post your patch on the tracker: https://sourceforge.net/p/vice-emu/patches/.

This is very important, and makes adding patches much smoother and safer.

People willing to port VICE to other platforms are always welcome. But notice from experience it will take at least a full year of continuous work to write a well working and stable port.

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