Nightfall Retro Collection Virtual Tour

September 16th, 2012 19 comments

Nightfall Retro Collection Virtual Tour

Nightfall Retro Gallery

Photo Gallery update of my Retro Collection / Retro Trash

Clicking on the photo will download the highest resolution version available (10708 x 5137).

Updates of the Nightfall Retro Collection:

You can see my Retro collection with a Virtual Tour, we hope one day to be able to expose my things to the public.

Many thanks to Andrea Schillani and Freddy Anselmo for the photos and graphic support.

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High Voltage SID Collection Update #67

June 25th, 2017 No comments

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike.

The work on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors’ spare time and is proudly one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

This update features (all approximates):

  • 600 new SIDs
  • 139 fixed/better rips
  • 1 repeats/bad rips eliminated
  • 313 SID credit fixes
  • 299 SID model/clock infos
  • 4 tunes from /DEMOS/UNKNOWN/ identified
  • 21 tunes from /GAMES/ identified
  • 16 tunes moved out of /DEMOS/ to their composers’ directories
  • 16 tunes moved out of /GAMES/ to their composers’ directories

Download:

source: www.hvsc.c64.org

32nd European TI Treffen in Rome (September 29 till October 1)

June 22nd, 2017 No comments

For those who don’t know. The TI Treffen  is a historic European gathering of TI-99/4A  enthusiasts  from  all  over  the  world,  has  taken  place  since  1986  and  is organized every year in a different city.

This year, for the second time, it is Italy’s turn to  host  this  beautiful  and  long-awaited  event. The TI-99 Italian User Club is organizing this event in the Italian capital! The TI-99/4A will be the protagonist of this full immersion.

The live auction and competition section with available TI-99 material must  not  be  missed.  And  see  also  the  presentation  of  new  hardware  and  mini-conferences-on-topics-concerning-the-TI-99.

source: ti99iuc.it

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C64 Big Game Pack: The Last Ninja II +8D / Katakis +6DHFI …

June 4th, 2017 No comments

Some new games or tools (Cracked / Trained or Unrealeased) for Commodore 64 have been released from your favorites groups.

Titles:

  • Good Guy – Bad Guy
  • Abu Simbel Profanation
  • GN2P
  • GN2P (D64)
  • GN2P (EX)
  • Abu Simbel Profanation +2
  • Katakis +6DHFI
  • Paul’s Gamble Machine +D
  • The Last Ninja II +8DG
  • Cold Devil Preview
  • Hollywood or Bust +6DWF
  • VVVVVV +
  • Zap Zone +2H
  • Dark Destroyer 2117 +2 [seuck]
  • Zap Zone
  • Dark Destroyer 2117 [seuck]
  • VVVVVV Preview V2
  • Highlander +3DG
  • Goat
  • Gunfright V1.10
  • Zap Zone +2
  • GN2P +F
  • Bounty Bob Strikes Back – Protected
  • Break Free! +2
  • Modulot +
  • Modulot
  • Seawolf +F
  • Squad 1 +6H
  • Jetpac Wars Preview V2 +
  • Crab in New York +
  • Grand Monster Slam +5H [ide64]
  • Tennis-Cat +2T [english]
  • Computer Space 2001 +1JD
  • Frutty Man 64 +2
  • Rowman
  • The Bard’s Tale – Tales of the Unknown +2TD [easyflash]
  • Rowman +2HT
  • Delta Run [seuck]
  • Night Racer +HDFM
  • Delta Run +2DH [seuck]
  • Alien Attack +1D
  • H.E.R.O. II Preview
  • Ignition +FTD
  • Cubis +1FDT
  • Wolf3D (SuperCPU)
  • La Carretera [spanish]
  • Wurmli +2D
  • Galencia Preview +

Download: All Games in One Archive (127)

source: csdb.dk

SD2Snes Firmware v0.1.7e released

Ikari has released a new firmware for the SD2Snes Flash Cartridge (Super Nintendo/Famicom). The upgrade instructions can be found here.

Changelog:

  • Fix critical DAC timing quirk causing audio distortion with MSU1.
  • Fix clock glitch on SD card access leading to audio/video distortion with MSU1 in rare cases.
  • Properly map SRAM to banks f0-ff instead of f0-fd in Mode 20 (“LoROM”) memory map.
  • Add support for headered bsxbios.bin
  • Slight SD Card read performance optimization for MSU1 (try and avoid unaligned reads)
  • Change initial SRAM fill value (by devinacker)
    • Fixes Ken Griffey Jr., Ou-chan, possibly other games that handle checksums badly.
  • Always start game on PPU2 field 0
    • Theoretical compatibility improvement.

Download:

source: sd2snes.de

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Ultimate-II & II+: New firmware update v3.1a rev 495

A new version of the firmware for the interface 1541 Ultimate II+and 1541 Ultimate II is released.

Release notes Ultimate-II+ v3.1a rev 495:

  • USB fixes:
    • No more blocking timeouts, that may hang indefinitely
    • Fix for a bug accessing USB2LAN adapters
  • Other:
    • U2 audio output fixed; as it was harsh and ugly.
    • Small bug fixes.

How to update?

  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II:
    • Navigate to the unzipped file ‘update_audio_495.u2u’ or ‘update_dual_drive_495.u2u’ and select “Run Update”
  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II+:
    • Navigate to the update_495.u2p file, and select “Run Update”.

Download:

source: facebook.com 1541ultimate.net

(Italian) Chiude Jurassic News la rivista dedicata alla retro informatica

April 30th, 2017 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Categories: Magazine, News & Rumors, Today

Commodore 64 DiskMagazine – Scene World #27

April 28th, 2017 No comments

Scene World is a C64 magazine on disk dedicated to various activities of both C64 scenes. “Both” means, that we are supplying information and texts of both scenes; NTSC and PAL.

Download: Scene World #27 (D64/D81) (136)

source: sceneworld.org

DiagROM is now OpenSource

April 24th, 2017 No comments

DiagROM is now OpenSource and is avaible at: https://github.com/ChuckyGang/DiagROM

source: diagrom.com

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Commodore 64C that has seen better days (Recovery Components)

April 19th, 2017 No comments
Commodore 64C that has seen better days (Recovery Components)

Commodore 64C that has seen better days (Recovery Components)

The external case is broken and the keyboard pcb is completely rusty, the rest you can see from the photos.

I recover what remains, very little.

Gallery:

Amiga 500+ that has seen better days (Recovery Components)

April 19th, 2017 No comments
Commodore Amiga 500+ that has seen better days (Recovery Components)

Commodore Amiga 500+ that has seen better days (Recovery Components)

Components Recovered:

  • All custom amiga chip.
  • Some screws not rusty.
  • Chinon Floppy Drive.
  • Membrane + Keyboard Controller.
  • Springs and keyboard contacts.
  • Amiga External Case.

Gallery:

Gift received: Commodore Amiga 500+ / TI-99/4A / 2 x C64C

April 19th, 2017 No comments
Gift Commodore Amiga 500+ -  TI-994A - 2 x Commodore 64C

Gift received: Commodore Amiga 500+ / TI-99/4A / 2 x Commodore 64C

Computers:

  • 1 x Commodore Amiga 500+ (Spare Parts)
  • 1 x Texas Instruments TI-99/4A
  • 2 x Commodore 64C (One for Spare Parts)

I thank my dear friend Paolo Cognetti.

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Revision 2017 – C64 Party results

April 18th, 2017 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Revision 2017. See also the CSDB Revision 2017 section for more informations.

Mixed:

  • 1 – A Mind Is Born by Lft (256b Intro)
  • 2 – Beertime Lite by Dekadence (4K Intro)
  • 6 – Peak 4k by Fairlight (4K Intro)    
  • 8 – Elvis Copper by Rabenauge (4K Intro)
  • 9 – The Outer Limits by Trope (4K Intro)

Mixed Graphics:

  • 6 – Clearwater by Level 64, Onslaught
  • ?? – On My Way by Digital Demolition Krew
  • ?? – Poo.Bus 2K17 by Bryface, cTrix

Mixed Music:

  • 1 – Just One Life [2sid] by Unreal
  • 3 – Toy Rocket by Lft
  • 4 – Jesus Fistus by Dekadence    
  • 10 – Funkfisch by The Dreams
  • 14 – Crossing Norway Express by Genesis Project    

Mixed Demo:

  • 3 – Reluge by Padua
  • 7 – SidRok by SIDRIP Alliance
  • 8 – Asimov by Level 64

Productions released outside compos:

  • Convertron3000 (Other Platform Tool)
  • Modular Sounds 7 by Artstate (Music Collection)

Download: Revision 2017 Party stuff (151)

source: 2017.revision-party.net

Released the latest version of DiagROM v0.9

April 16th, 2017 No comments

What is DiagROM?

DiagROM is a diagnostic tool for the amiga computers.

And it is to be used on defective machines, trying to help no-boot situations etc.

You simply replace the Kickstart roms in the Amiga with the DiagROM. and when poweron. your Amiga will start a diagnostic software. It will try to dump info on the serialport (and actual menus etc aswell) while also trying on the screen.

Changelog:

  • A lot of internal changes.
  • But changed keyboardhandling in “Manual Edit” mode, hopefully keyboard works better now.
  • Chipmemdetect at startup does more tests to capture more biterrors.
  • Also added tests if CPU can do odd/eveb reads and writes. Request by Terriblefire.
  • Added a testpicture as GFX Test
  • Added test for RTC Chip, reads both types you have to know what chip is in your machine.
  • Added a experimental Autoconfig support for Zorro II boards and memory, Remember that you can only run this ONCE.
  • Autoconfigcode is based on Terriblefires code with addons by me.
  • Audiotest now includes several notes and waveforms and also a module.

Updatehistory:

  • 2017-04-15: Added Support for OKI Chipset in RTC Test
    • Added (somewhat experimental) support for Autoconfig for Z2 boards.
    • Must say thanx to Terriblefire for autoconfig code. (with some changes by my)
    • Added test at startup to see if CPU can do odd/even byte read and writes
    • Bumped version to V0.9 – Next Stable release
    • Released while being at the Revision demoparty.
  •  2017-02-25: Moved mainmenu alternatives to make space for more maintest-menus. also added some for future use.
    • Started on Others tests/RTC Test for the moment only showing ricoh RTC chip (A4k etc)
    • Removed temprary debugfunction added the 18:th.
  • 2017-02-18: Minor changes. sometimes when exiting a testscreen you got to the mainmanu instead of the submenu. cleaned up now.
    • also added a fakefastmem allocation at the boot so you can run stuff in fakefast by pressing LBM at poweron if needed.
    • TEMPORARY DEBUGFUNCTION: while dumping serialport at beginnning, screen also flickers while doing a serial timeout.
    • this is to figure out if machine still runs to veryfy I can do serialstuff (and detect failures) if paula is missing.
    • will be removed soon as it screws up onscreen colorcodes.
  • 2017-02-15: Added a testpicture, testscreen is moved in menu and will still bug. this will be reworked soon.
  • 2017-02-04: Simple audiotest is now improved, it now plays different waveforms, I have checked the frequencys with my Rigol scope.
    • But 20.6Hz in my headphones sounds weird, maybe should remove it in the test. the only thing not working there now is setting volume.
  • 2017-01-30: In Manual edit: added when using “goto memoryaddress” when pressing x it clears the string totally. Also hopefully fixed keyboardbug making
    • it more or less impossible to use keyboard on some machines.
    • Fixed bug showing strange flickering spritebugs random
    • Changed that in initial chipmemdetecting it checks more combinations of bits, this will make detect slower (due to serial output) but will detect more
    • biterrors.
    • TEMPORARY function: pressing fire/mousebutton in joystickport while poweron will totally disable serialoutput. this is to be able to run with broken
    • Paula. Will look into a better solution. so function will maybe be removed.
    • Added a testmodule, A groupmember will make a chipmodule for me later to have here. Now using the classic “Echoing”
  • 2017-01-06: Long time since last update.  Hollidays etc.  Anyway some minor internal fixes and a basic low-res testscreen added.

Download: DiagoROM v0.9 Stable (141)

source: diagrom.com

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C64 Big Game Pack: Frogs +KD / Guzzler +8DH / RobotLand …

April 16th, 2017 No comments

Some new games or tools (Cracked / Trained or Unrealeased) for Commodore 64 have been released from your favorites groups.

Titles:

  • Alien +6DG
  • C64 Slicks Preview
  • Equinox +4
  • Outpost +1D
  • Soda Shop +4
  • Think Twice +TD
  • Bigdance &DMT
  • Colour Blox
  • Clash of Wills &D
  • Super Marioahner Sisters
  • Zap Fight 2 – Special Edition +4H [seuck]
  • Slipstream +2
  • Bomb Run 64
  • GPAC Dementia Defender +3CD
  • Hockey 64 +D
  • Bomb Run 64 +
  • CRX Race +4F
  • Frank Bruno’s Boxing +6DGH
  • RobotLand +2M
  • Wizball Preview +7
  • RobotLand
  • RobotLand +
  • The Tunnel of the Birds +2T
  • Breakout +
  • RobotLand +2MF
  • The Bard’s Tale – Tales of the Unknown +2TD [easyflash]
  • Sum-Ka V2 +TFD
  • Bomb Run 64 +
  • Zahlenraten
  • Bomb Run 64 +2H
  • The Adventures of Blackbeard +MD
  • Guzzler +8DH
  • Ninja +2MDS
  • Apple Cider Spider +4D
  • Nero [seuck]
  • Frogs
  • Frogs +KD
  • Row Man Preview 2 +3
  • Jetpac Wars Preview
  • Madam Psychic
  • Lunar Lander +2
  • Gunfright V1.00
  • Pong 1.0
  • Break Free!
  • Frogs [c128 fix] +KD
  • Frogs [c128 fix]
  • Sound Expander +FD

Download: All Games in One Archive (223)

source: csdb.dk

Silcom Telegioco / Otron / Inno-Hit – Pong style games

April 12th, 2017 No comments
Silcom - Otron - Inno-Hit - Pong style games

I thank Luca, a reader of our blog for the donation of these consoles of the 70′s years.

Consoles:

  • Silcom Telegioco (RE-EL / REggiana-ELettronica) [1977]
  • Otron Gamatic 7606 [1977]
  • Otron Gamatic Programmable Videogame 8600 + 3 x Cartridges [1978]
  • Inno-Hit Sportron GT66C [1977/1978]

Gallery: