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.

Categories: Event(s), News & Rumors, Today

Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 Repair

February 19th, 2017 No comments
Commodore Disk Drive Repair

Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 Repair (#1)

Defect:

  • Motor runs continuously.
  • Loading a Program or a Directory freeze the computer.
  • Misaligned.

Repair:

  • Replace 901229-05 (UB4)
  • Replace 7414 (UA1)
  • Head Alignment.

Gallery of the repair:

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Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 Repair (#2)

Defect:

  • Write Protect Problem.

Repair:

  • A wire of the infrared LED was broken. The problem is remove the glue and the heat shrink tube around the LED.

Gallery of the repair:

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Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 Not Repaired (#3/#4/#5)

Defect:

  • Don’t read anything.

These Floppy Disk Drive have the Read Head interrupted. This seems to be the most common problem in the Mitsumi (Newtronics) drives.

Gallery:

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Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 Repair (#6)

Defect:

  • Loading a Program or a Directory freeze the computer.

Repair:

  • Replace VIA 6522 (UC3)

Gallery of the repair:

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Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 Repair (#7)

Defect:

  • Loading a Program or a Directory freeze the computer.

Repair:

  • Replace 7414 (UA1)

Gallery of the repair:

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Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 Repair (#8)

Defect:

  • Motor runs continuously.
  • Loading a Program or a Directory freeze the computer.

Repair:

  • Replace CPU 6502 (UC4)
  • Replace 7414 (UA1)

Gallery of the repair:

2 x Commodore 64 + 1 x Commodore VIC-20 repair

February 19th, 2017 No comments
Commodore 64 Repair (Jan 2017) #1

Commodore 64 [ASSY 250407] Repair (#1)

Defect:

  • Startup screen Scrambled/Garbage.

Repair:

  • Replaced the IC socket of MOS 6569 (VIC-II) oxidized.

Gallery of the repair:

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Commodore 64 [ASSY 250407] Repair (#2)

Defect:

  • Garbage Graphics.

Repair:

  • Replaced MOS 6569 (VIC-II).

Gallery of the repair:

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Commodore VIC-20 [ASSY 250403] Repair

Defect:

  • Black Screen.

Repair:

  • Replaced MOS 6502 (UE10).

Gallery of the repair:

Amiga 600 (REV1.5) badly Distorted Clipped Saturated audio Repair

February 19th, 2017 No comments
Amiga 600 (REV1.5) badly Distorted Clipped Saturated audio Repair

Amiga 600 (REV1.5) badly Distorted Clipped Saturated audio Repair

This Amiga 600 has suffered several months ago serious problems of the leakages capacitors.

The amiga has worked for a period and then the sound has stopped to working with the classic distorted/clipped audio defect.

I have replaced the usual LF374 SMD with a TL084C 100% compatible and everything has started to work perfectly.

Gallery of the repair:

Commodore Amiga 500 (ASSY 312510 REV.5) Repair

February 19th, 2017 No comments
Commodore Amiga 500 (ASSY 312510 REV.5) Repair

Commodore Amiga 500 (ASSY 312510 REV.5) Repair

Defect:

  • Black Screen.

Repair:

  • Replaced a 74LS244 (U35)
  • I have removed a rusty part of the pcb to see if the tracks are interrupted or in a bad state.

Note:

  • This Amiga has already been repaired in years past, not from me.

Gallery of the repair:

Commodore 264 (C16 & Plus 4) Diagnostic Cartridge

February 19th, 2017 No comments
Commodore 264 (C16 & Plus 4) Diagnostic Cartridge

This is another nice test cartridge can help a little bit the repairs, many thanks to the author of the DIAG264 software.

Gallery:

source: diag264 blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk

1541 Ultimate II+ Transparent Case Replacement

February 19th, 2017 No comments
1541 Ultimate II+ Transparent Case Replacement

Replacing the black case of the Ultimate II+ cartridge with a transparent one.

Gallery:

source: 1541ultimate.net

C64 Big Game Pack: Snake Preview / Fire Breath +4HD / Rescue …

February 16th, 2017 No comments

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

Titles:

  • Fire Breath +
  • Fire Breath +3D
  • Fire Breath +
  • Space Game Preview
  • Commie UFO Attack +2
  • Fire Breath +4HD
  • Fight Run Preview
  • Border Blast 3 [seuck]
  • Basic Battleships
  • Zap Fight 2 – Special Edition [seuck]
  • Walker +7FD
  • Memory (+Editor) +1TD
  • Weasel +3MTD
  • The Hunter [seuck]
  • Super ACE 1942 [seuck]
  • Main Ninja [seuck]
  • C64 Maze Preview
  • The Legend of the Amazon Women +5DG
  • Casino Wheel 64
  • Camel’s Back
  • Planets of Death Preview
  • Hack Attack 1.1
  • 8-bit Civilizations – Demo
  • Hack Attack 1.1
  • 8-bit Civilizations Preview &D
  • Roll On
  • C64Maze &D
  • Munchkin 64 Preview
  • Pong Preview 2
  • Inner Space Plant Attack +5HD
  • Labman +3JTD
  • Mastermind 2017
  • Funky Fraktions
  • C64Maze +JD
  • Antarta [seuck]
  • Gameboy Tetris
  • Moonstone Preview V2 +D
  • Snake Preview
  • Mastermind 2017 +
  • Pretzel Shop
  • Donut Shop
  • Trader!
  • Basic Battleships
  • Escape from London Preview
  • Rescue at Rana +4D
  • Mastermind 2017 +D
  • Yatzy +D
  • PETSCII-Poker 2016 +D
  • Row Man Preview +
  • Fort Django V1.1
  • Fort Django V1.1 +

Download: All Games in One Archive (39)

source: csdb.dk

Datastorm 2017: C64 – Official demo party results

February 12th, 2017 No comments

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

C64 Demo:

  • Neon by Triad
  • 2  The Shores of Reflection by SHAPE
  • 3  The Last Hope by Atlantis
  • 4  Zoo 2017 Invitation by Artline Designs, Extend, Triad
  • 5  Göteborg Tower by Active
  • 6  Surdataströmming 99% by Elysium
  • 7  Dansa med DNS by Dinasours

C64 4K Intro:

  • Belong by Mahoney
  • 2  NP Complete by Rabenauge

C64 Music:

  • Bait & Switch by Stinsen
  • 2  Intertwined by Dane/Lft
  • 3  I Just Had Hex on My Wavetable by Fegolhuzz        
  • 4  Savers by Zabutom
  • 5  Smokish by Kristian Røstøen        
  • 6  Too Little Time by Qdor        
  • 7  Sculpting the Data by ZZAP69

C64 Graphics:

  • Rear View by ilesj
  • 2  Spring Gate by Leon
  • 3  Incarnations by Twoflower            
  • 4  Winter Girl by Hammerfist
  • 5  Time to Waste by Malmix        
  • 6  Mononkel by hedning
  • 7  A Dragon by Sharakmir
  • 8  Monster in My Cookie Jar by OhLi        
  • 9  Vad är en riktig dator?

Mixed Graphics:

  • Grönsaksmördaren by Fatzone        
  • 2  Pollygon Wants a Crackfix by Divine Stylers        
  • 3  Treasure Trove by PETSCIIBerlin        
  • 4  Mr Roboto by Rabenauge        
  • 5  Norwegian Barbecue by Darklite, Hoaxers        
  • 6  Scrolling Kitchens by Silicon Limited        

Productions released outside compos:

  • Argentine Songbook Vol. 1 by PVM (Music Collection)
  • Blackbird 1.0 (Tool)
  • Jupiler Dance by Genesis Project (Music)
  • Modular Sounds 5 by Artstate (Music Collection)
  • Neon poster by Triad (Misc.)
  • Ohnesorg by Triad (One-File Demo)
  • Spring Gate by Resource/Chorus/Singular (Graphics)
  • Suburbia Sprawling by Triad (Graphics)
  • T.P.C.T.S. by Bonzai (One-File Demo)

Download: Datastorm 2017 Full Party Stuff (43)

source: datastorm.party

Vampire GOLD2 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2

January 24th, 2017 1 comment

Vampire GOLD2 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2.

Changelog:

  • AMMX greatly improved.
  • Added CPU counters.
  • Added TURTLE mode.
  • Modified PCR register. 68080 now acts as a 060.
  • Modified MOVEC Rc,Rn (reads in User mode and Writes in Supervisor mode)
  • Improved some loops patterns.
  • Improved self-modifying code support.
  • Improved memory controller to be full 32-bit.
  • Improved HDMI core.

Also, SAGA Driver package has been updated to v0.11 to accomodate new things.

Download: Vampire Core & Saga Driver (57)

source: apollo-accelerators.com

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

HxC Floppy Emulator: Software v2.1.6.0

January 23rd, 2017 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Release notes for the HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.6.0:

  • XML format definitions : Korg DSS1 DD disks added.
  • XML format definitions : Emax II disks added.
  • Command line tool : USB loader -> Raw loader added.
  • Amstrad DSK file added to the batch converter export list.
  • New Writer : Thomson *.FD writer.
  • Thomson *.FD loader fixed : Side 1 ID corrected to 0.
  • D88 Writer fixed : Cylinder and Side ID correctly set.
  • ImageDisk (*.IMD) export : Deleted data mark and data CRC error flags supported.
  • FAT12/16 Disk browser : Entries First cluster readback corrected. (With high word uninitialized).
  • IMG loader : More disk sizes support added.
  • DosDiskBrowser : 1.743MB & 1.764MB added.
  • 64bits systems : Batch converter and Dos Disk browser issues fixed.
  • MacOS X & Linux version : file export -> Auto-append the file extension.
  • Track editor : Disk flux stream reverse function.
  • Track viewer & editor : GUI layout changed/updated.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr lotharek.pl

C64 Big Game Pack: Frogger Arcade +4 / Pong +D / Bonkey Kong …

January 9th, 2017 No comments

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

Titles:

  • Shotgun X-Mas Edition [2in1] +1KD
  • Wizard’s Dominion &D
  • Seahorses +1DG
  • Genius Preview
  • The Final Attack 2017 Redux Remastered Edition [seuck]
  • Locators Synd Preview &DT
  • Snake Byte (2011) +D
  • MAH V1.1
  • Judge Dredd +4DGF
  • Fire to Jump
  • Fire to Jump +
  • Fire to Jump +2
  • Fire to Jump +
  • Stack Up Basic
  • Wild West Games Basic
  • Fire to Jump +2F
  • The Blue and the Gray
  • Jump to Fire (preview 0)
  • Hack Attack +FD
  • Tronscii Preview
  • Yogi’s Big Clean Up +3DH
  • FX +6DH
  • Kinetix +2
  • Antaeus Preview +3 & Alloyrun +3
  • Poseidon – Planet Eleven Preview
  • O-pat-ko-no Preview
  • Frogger Arcade +4
  • The Bear Essentials
  • The Bear Essentials +2DP&Maps
  • SID Hero
  • An Unusual Dream 1.1
  • Lode Runner +6GD
  • Angry Golem +D
  • The Bear Essentials +D
  • Pix-Mas +3
  • Pong +D
  • Super Silverfish [seuck]
  • Zombie Garden
  • The Bear Essentials +
  • Roadtoad +3
  • Supernatural +8M
  • Super Silverfish +2DH [seuck]
  • C64 RPG Preview
  • 2016 ‘Craptastic’ 4kb Compilation
  • Frogger Arcade +4
  • Matatu
  • Ironclad Bastards Preview
  • The Uni Games Preview V4
  • Super Ski +1HD
  • Rise and Shine Professor Miggles +1HD
  • Lumberjack +1HD
  • Goblin +2HD
  • Dog +2HD
  • Bonkey Kong +1HD
  • Attack of the Mutant Cabbages +3D
  • Antarctica +1H
  • SOB!
  • Osprey!
  • Genius +7D
  • Mad Crash Racing Preview
  • Trap Them 64 Preview
  • O-pat-ko-no Preview V2
  • Sally’s Garden Preview V2 +6
  • Matatu
  • Gpac Dementia Defender Preview +3
  • Crosca ++
  • Gameboy Tetris Preview V3
  • 2048 +JH
  • Voivod Attack Prv/Slide Show/Tool
  • Blast-Off +1
  • Kangaroe +2T
  • Monster Defense Basic
  • Detektyw w sutannie
  • QUOD INIT EXIT V1.7
  • SID Hero &M
  • Mastermind 2017
  • Space Doubt +6D
  • Star Chase
  • Luna 3 +2T
  • Luna 3
  • Pong

Download: All Games in One Archive (161)

source: csdb.dk

Commodore 64 – Intro Creation Competition 2016

January 7th, 2017 No comments

Here below you can download the archive that contains all the intros released for the Commodore 64 for the “Intro Creation Competition 2016″ event.

Download: Intro Creation Competition 2016 (112)

source: csdb.dk

Colecovision Power Supply Repair (missing +5v)

January 3rd, 2017 No comments
Colecovision Power Supply Repair

Damn! the case Housing of the Power Supply is glued and is not a nice thing.

Defect:

  • +5v is missing.

Replaced components:

  • 1 x IC CA723CE (Precision Voltage Regulators)

Analysis of the defect:

  • Tested the cable.
  • Tested the transistor TIP41C soldered on the PCB.
  • Unsoldered the transistor TIP41C and i have again tested to make sure 100% that is not died, the transistor was not in short circuit or interrupted.
  • With the transistor TIP41C unsoldered i have tested the output of the IC CA723CE PIN 10 VOUT which appeared to 0V instead of +5v  while the input voltage (unregulated) PIN 12 measured +17v and VREF 6 PIN was correct.

Gallery of the repair:

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.9.0

January 3rd, 2017 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:

  • Added Benjamin ‘BeRo’ Rosseaux’s P64 1541 file format. Hoxs64 incorporates the P64 source code written by Benjamin ‘BeRo’ Rosseaux author of Mirco64 http://micro64.de The P64 disk representation with its linked list management is now used as the internal real time representation of the disk.
  • Fixed numerous bugs with the CIA Time Of Day clocks so as to pass the VICE test programs under testprogs\CIA\tod
  • Improved CIA emulation to handle instructions that perform multiple accesses to address $DD0D so as to pass the VICE test testprogs\CIA\dd0dtest\dd0dtest.prg

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

(Italian) Jurassic News numero #60

January 1st, 2017 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Categories: Magazine, News & Rumors, Today