Nightfall Retro Collection Virtual Tour

September 16th, 2012 24 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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Atari Mega 1 – Atari Megafile 30 – Atari Monitor SM124

February 16th, 2019 No comments
Atari Mega 1 - Atari Megafile 30 - Atari Monitor SM124

Everything seems to work perfectly including Hard Disk and Floppy Drive.

I must thank my friend Ralf Schmitz for this gift.

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Fidelity CM14 Colour Monitor (RGB/Composite)

February 16th, 2019 No comments
Fidelity CM14 Colour Monitor (RGB/Composite)

This Monitor was usually sold in combination with the ZX Spectrum 128 (models with RGB output) or Sinclair QL but it works with any RGB source.

I have already an identical model in my collection but is rebranded PRISM QL14 and without protection glass.

My friend Gerben wanted to give me this model in good condition with the protection glass intact. Thanks Gerben for the excellent packaging, as you can see the glass has not broken :D

The operation test was performed with a Ultimate-64 with a RGB cable. I have also performed a video image calibration and i share the trimmer positions on the motherboard.

Fidelity CM14 Colour Monitor (RGB/Composite)

Gallery:

source: worldofspectrum.org

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.18.0

February 13th, 2019 No comments

Hoxs64 written by David Horrocks is a Commodore 64 emulator for Microsoft Windows 2K/XP/Vista/Seven (DirectX 9+)

The emulator substantially reproduces this legacy machine in minute detail.

Changelog (v1.0.18.0):

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

sidSwitcher Enhanced v2.02

February 11th, 2019 No comments
SidSwitcher Enhanced v2.02

Project born in 2017 for my SX-64++

I wanted to improve the schematics and make a PCB (thank to CodingKoala Labs), the previous version was made on prototyping board pcb.

I have also added some features that i need when i will install the FPGASID in the SX-64++ and like the previous version the sidSwitcher integrates perfectly with the Overlay-64 & Keyman-64.

This circuit is not for sale. Schematics, Gerber and Atmel hex will be available soon for Download.

P.S: This project can also be used as a simple SPDT of analog audio signals. 2 INPUTS and 1 OUTPUT.

Features:

  • Output for Overlay-64 (http://henning-liebenau.de/overlay64/)
  • Input Push Button or Keyman-64 (http://henning-liebenau.de/keyman64/)
  • Bicolor LED (SID1 GREEN / SID2 RED / SID1 + SID2 ORANGE)
  • Output Mono or Stereo SID1 (LEFT+RIGHT / LEFT) / SID2 (LEFT+RIGHT / RIGHT) / SID1 + SID2 (LEFT+RIGHT / LEFT-RIGHT)
  • Possibility to use the mute function.
  • Jumper for configuration.

Schematics: (Prototype and Final):

The following photos are of the first version, second enhanced version, prototype breadboard and pcb.

Ultimate-64 (U64) – RGB LED – Keyboard Mount Set – S/N Stickers

February 11th, 2019 No comments
U64 - RGB LED - Keyboard Mount Set - S/N Stickers

The RGB LED strip (APA102C) is a feature that has been added since the firmware version V1.0D, this version will be released very soon.

In the photos you can see two different Keyboard Mount Set and Accessories, in the first 7 photos (Transparent case) i have used the KIT sold by PixelWizard.eu and in the following 10 photos (SX-64 style case) i have used the kit sold by corei64.com

Both KITs do their job and integrate perfectly with the case.

Just a note, but it was my error, i didn’t read the description written on the site, the kit sold by corei64.com is not compatibile with the U64 motherboards v1.0 because there is a keyboard adapter, i solved quite easily by cutting a piece of plastic of the right side keyboard support.

The two ULTIMATE 64 custom stickers with their S/N and the SX-64 Style C64C Case are on sale on PixelWizard.eu.

The transparent C64C case is no longer available and comes from an old campaign on Kickstarter.

Gallery:

Video:

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C64 Big Game Pack: Buck Rogers PoZ +6DGH / Gauntlet +3FD …

February 11th, 2019 No comments

NEW TAG: C64 BIG GAME PACK

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

Titles:

  • Stickybear Math [supercpu]
  • Digiloi +2DS
  • Dice8
  • Ninja Invasion Simulator Preview +
  • Dice8 &DT
  • Dice8 (Role)
  • Dice8 +FDT
  • Chips Challenge +
  • The Sky Is Falling Basic
  • Transporter +2TD
  • Howard the Coder +4CTD
  • Ictinius +3TD
  • Smack
  • Online +
  • Super Mole +3D
  • Test Drive [supercpu]
  • Test Drive [georam]
  • Cruising on Broadway +2H
  • 4M Arena Demo1
  • Oil Imperium [georam]
  • 4M Arena Preview
  • Tank Combat
  • Happy Deer Hunter
  • Wolfling V1.3
  • Wolfling V1.3 +D
  • Wolfling V1.4
  • Wolfling V1.4 +1D
  • Wolfling V1.4 +D
  • Champions of Krynn [georam]
  • Buck Rogers – Planet of Zoom +6DGH
  • Count Duckula +5D
  • Borrowed Time [georam]
  • Gigablast – Gold Edition +2H [seuck]
  • Stacker +1D
  • Alien Syndrome [reu]
  • Champions of Krynn [georam]
  • Street Defender V1.6 [vr64]
  • Street Defender V1.6 +4D
  • X-Men [REU]
  • Galactic Gallery +
  • Enigma +2
  • Planetoids +2H
  • Zone Runner +3H
  • Jars’ Revenge +3D
  • Blazon GameTro Preview +2
  • Nobby the Aardvark [1581] [cmd]
  • Nobby the Aardvark [1581]
  • Cold Dead Hands Preview
  • Gauntlet – The Deeper Dungeons +3FD
  • Gauntlet +3FD
  • Reaction Race +
  • Hammerfist [1581]
  • Monopoly Retro Preview &D
  • Kami +1F
  • Kami
  • Runman Construction Set +3TD
  • Boulder Dash Construction Kit +2PD
  • PSI 5 Trading Company +FMD
  • Boulder Dash Junior +2
  • Minimike Preview
  • Oil Imperium [1351]
  • Warball Preview

Download: All Games in One Archive (113)

source: csdb.dk

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.17.0

February 10th, 2019 No comments

Hoxs64 written by David Horrocks is a Commodore 64 emulator for Microsoft Windows 2K/XP/Vista/Seven (DirectX 9+)

The emulator substantially reproduces this legacy machine in minute detail.

Changelog (v1.0.17.0):

  • VIC emulation improvement to accurately emulate the early C-Data usage whenever X-Scroll is decreased by 4 or more.

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.22.3

February 3rd, 2019 No comments

This software act as the floppy server with the USB HxC Floppy Emulator.

This program also allows you to convert floppy image files for the SDCard based HxC Floppy Emulator.

Supports many input floppy image file formats: List of the supported floppy image formats.

Operating systems supported:

  • Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / Seven / 10
  • Mac OS X.
  • Linux.

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.11.1 -> 2.1.22.3 cumulative changelog:

  • Raw loader: Fix global disk bitrate value. (HD disks bitrate issue)
  • CPCDSK loader: v2.1.20.1 Regression fixed. (null sector data length field support).
  • Track editor : New Side1 add/delete button.
  • HFE v3 loader: Regression fixed.
  • Dos disk browser : Amiga HD (1760KB) disk creation support.
  • Dos disk browser : Amiga HD (1760KB) disk support fixed.
  • TeleDisk loader fixed : Bad CRC checking fixed.
  • General : Faster/better file images identification and loader.
  • General : Many loaders now use the new generic raw file loader.
  • General : Lots of code improvements.
  • Internal tracks generator : Now support “weak” sectors.
  • HFEv3 writer : Remove any possible parasitic opcodes coming from the stream.
  • New Loader : NEC PC98/PC88 FDI.
  • CPCDSK loader/writer : Now support the SAMDisk method for DSK with weak bits.
  • Roland DD XML : Fix tracks skew.
  • New XML format : ABB disks formats.
  • New XML format : Automatix RAIL DD disk format.
  • New XML format : COMX disks formats.
  • New XML format : DEC RX55 format.
  • New XML format : Didaktik Spectrum disk format.
  • New XML format : Dynacord HD disks formats.
  • New XML format : Gravograph ISIS 640KB disk format.
  • New XML format : Memotech disks formats.
  • New XML format : Oerlikon Balzers disks formats.
  • New XML format : OpusDiscovery disk format.
  • New XML format : Oric Jasmin disk format.
  • New XML format : OS9 DD disks formats.
  • New XML format : PUMA arm robot disks formats.
  • New XML format : Tatung Einstein disks formats.
  • New XML format : Timex FDD3000 formats.
  • New XML format : TRS80 disk format.
  • New XML format : Unitel Videotex format.
  • New file image support : SAB Diskette Utility / *.SDU floppy image.
  • SCP Loader/Writer : Fix single sided SCP file export.
  • New writer : Dragon VDK format.

Download: HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.22.3 (50)

source: hxc2001.com

Apollo 1260 64Mb Mod Hack by Marmes

February 3rd, 2019 No comments
Apollo 1260 64Mb Mod Hack by Marmes

Easy Mod to add a single 64Mb simm to the Apollo 1260.

What is needed to be made this hack:

  • Cover any area affected by heat of the Apollo 1260.
  • Use a Hot Air Rework Station and carefully lift the mach socket away.
  • Clean and tin the mach chip pads and the mach chip.
  • Brush the pads with a good flux in cream.
  • Position the mach chip back on the pads and reheat with a Hot Air Rework Station or Soldering iron.
  • Remove foil / protection and inspect well the solder.
  • Clean and test.
  • Fit 64Mb Mod socket. (pins towards ram socket)
  • Remove a resistor and solder wires to Marmes Mod PCB. (see photos)
  • Clean & inspect.
  • Fit the 64Mb RAM simm and test.

Gallery:

Download: Apollo 1260 64Mb Hack (first version not updated) (38)

source: amibay.com

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PI2Scart for Raspberry 3B+

February 3rd, 2019 No comments
RetroPie - PI2Scart - Monitor CRT

This is a collection of old photos of an article that i wanted to publish and i never wrote and i will never do.

So i will briefly sum up, the PI2Scart for Raspberry 3B+ works very well but you have to configure the video settings for each emulators.

I tried the SCART RGB output with different monitors and it always worked very well also with a TAXAN Vision EX Monitor, which is not the top for RGB compatibility.

Gallery:

source: arcadeforge.net pi2jamma.info/pi2scart

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Ultimate-64 p0rn things

February 2nd, 2019 No comments
Ultimate-64 p0rn things

Ultimate-64 p0rn things.

  • RGB Stereo Cable (DIN to SCART)
  • Bicolor LED (C64 / C64C)
  • SIDTap to Female 3.5 Jack Adapter.

Gallery:

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Updated U64 CPLD using a GX-4X / ADP-056 JTAG Adapter

February 2nd, 2019 No comments
Updated U64 CPLD using a GX-4X / ADP-056 JTAG Adapter

This update is only valid for Ultimate 64 boards up to serial number #540, which were shipped with an older version (v1.0) of the CPLD code.

This Update fixes an issue with the handling of key presses. To test if your U64 board is affected, run “Bounty Bob Strikes Back” and try to play/start the game.

Update on your own risk, your warranty is now void. I am not responsible for bricked devices. If you have any concerns, please do some research before updating your CPLD!

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Download:

source: facebook.com/groups/1541ultimate/

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MOS 6502 CPU Fake from China

February 2nd, 2019 No comments

These CPU MOS 6502 received from China are very interesting.

The production date is really very curious; 43th week of the year 1935. They certainly recycled non-MOS CPUs and sanding the top layer of the chip and have printed a new label.

7 CPU of 10 are working.

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High Voltage SID Collection Update #70

January 30th, 2019 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):

  • 658 new SIDs
  • 66 fixed/better rips
  • 3 repeats/bad rips eliminated
  • 174 SID credit fixes
  • 27 SID model/clock infos
  • 7 tunes from /DEMOS/UNKNOWN/ identified
  • 1 tunes from /GAMES/ identified
  • 22 tunes moved out of /DEMOS/ to their composers’ directories
  • 4 tunes moved out of /GAMES/ to their composers’ directories

Download:

source: www.hvsc.c64.org

Ready to assembly the last batch of iNTY ZOE RGB v2.0

January 17th, 2019 2 comments
Ready to assembly the last batch of iNTY ZOE RGB v2.0

This is the last batch of iNTY ZOE RGB v2.0. I just want to inform for those interested that i’m starting the assembling.

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