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DiagROM Now supports Commodore A1000

July 30th, 2017 No comments

..from the author homepage:

I have updated the DAILY version now and it now supports the A1000 using a limited version of the DiagROM. I had to remove module-tests and test-screen.  but I guess that is not that important.

 Just use the A1kEVEN.bin and A1kODD.bin files and program to 27C256 proms and replace proms on the A1000 and you are ready to go.

source: diagrom.com

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

Nordlicht 2017: C64 – Official demo party results

July 28th, 2017 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Nordlicht 2017. See also the CSDB Nordlicht 2017 section for more informations/updates and download.

WiLD Demo:

  • 2 – Zatacka by Rabenauge
  • 4 – Modern Love Classics by MultiStyle Labs

Mixed:

  • 4 – Fragment of a TempesT Millenium by TempesT (One-File Demo)    
  • ? – Grillieren! Preview by Genesis Project (Game Preview)    

Mixed Graphics:

  • 1 – Blubb by Arsenic, Oxyron
  • 3 – Behind the Leaves by Arsenic, Oxyron
  • 4 – F.U.B.A.R. by Hokuto Force
  • 5 – The Conquest of Wolf-Biederman by Onslaught

Mixed Music:

  • 2 – Oakyard Memories by Padua
  • 3 – Dancing on a Bigpack by Røly
  • ? – Dudelking Returns by Mayday!

Mixed Demo:

  • 1 – Saufzucht! by Oxyron
  • 2 – Girls Love Lasers by Abyss Connection
  • 4 – Dotlicht by Harekiet    

Productions released outside compos:

  • Kleinkunst (Intro)

Download: Nordlicht 2017 Full Party Stuff (31)

source: csdb.dk nordlicht.demoparty.info

Categories: C128/128D/128DCR, C64/SX64, DTV

HXC STM32 (Gotek) & SD HxC new Amiga files selector v1.48a

July 21st, 2017 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) today has released via Facebook a new Amiga Files Selector for HXC STM32 (Gotek) & SD HxC Floppy Emulator.

The main improvement of this version v1.48a is the bootup of the file management program that is loaded much faster.

Download:

source: hxc2001.com

C64 Big Game Pack: Vault Man 2 +4D / The Castle of Doom – Redux …

July 19th, 2017 No comments

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

Titles:

  • Silverrock Tribute [easyflash]
  • ASCII Chase Preview
  • Paranoid +1F
  • Spyders +
  • Spyders C64 – Chapter 1
  • ZE-III Preview
  • Front Page &DGM
  • SEJD Preview +
  • Spyders: Chapter 1 +2H
  • Spyders: Chapter 1 +3
  • Zap’n'Load +2
  • Zwob +TD
  • Rogue +6DGM
  • La Carretera +T [english]
  • The Castle of Doom – Redux +4
  • The Castle of Doom – Redux
  • The Wall
  • ASCII Chase Preview V1.1 +
  • Step by Step +1MDS
  • Bubble +3DT
  • Pengon +1HD
  • Techno Sport Steeple Chase &D
  • Star Wars Preview +2
  • Compu Sport Auto Racing &D
  • Stranded
  • Itchtris Preview +2
  • Itchtris Preview
  • Vault Man 2 +2
  • Vault Man 2
  • Citadel 2 Preview +2
  • The Life of a Stickleback +1MT
  • Stranded
  • Stranded +F
  • Vault Man 2 +3HD
  • Vault Man 2 +4D
  • Bacillus Preview +
  • Velcro +
  • Protocol Preview +
  • Sheep Is a Key Preview
  • Jetpac Wars Preview V3 +
  • Bacillus Preview +2
  • Neptune’s Caverns – Enhanced
  • Shotgun V1.1
  • Twin Kingdom Valley +1DGM
  • 6502 Snake +1
  • Competition Karate +2MD
  • Shotgun V1.1 +1KD
  • Rollin +2DGH
  • Velcro +3
  • Feud +6DGF

Download: All Games in One Archive (74)

source: csdb.dk

C64 Reloaded MK2 (pre-production)

July 13th, 2017 No comments

The Commodore 64 Reloaded MK2 is a C64 Motherboard for building a C64 on your own.

The board is shipped with empty ZIF sockets for the key chips such as CPU, port chips, sound/video chips. All other components are already assembled and pre-tested before shipment.

As opposed to the first C64 Reloaded board, the C64 Reloaded MK2 will automatically identify the installed chips. It will not only generate the correct clocking, but also set the right voltages for the chips that you have chosen. Further, it configures the filter-capacitors for your favourite SID combination. This means that the Commodore 64 Reloaded MK2 is a completely jumper-free design.

The Commodore 64 Reloaded MK2 includes the following on the board:

  • All memory
  • Flash rom for Kernal, Basic, Character and your own sets of ROMs
  • Clock generator equivalent to the CSG8701 chip with two custom crystals
  • PLA equivalent to the CSG 906114-01 chip
  • Stereo-SID circuit configurable for three different popular addresses
  • S-Video and 3.5mm stereo outputs
  • USB to serial link for configuring the board with a terminal program
  • High-efficiency power conversion for operation from a single 12V supply
  • Power switch with integrated reset function
  • Six all-black high quality ZIF sockets

source: icomp.de

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

Ultimate-64 (prototype) by Gideon

July 12th, 2017 No comments

Directly from the author;

It’s time to announce the upcoming new “Ultimate-64″ board by Gideon.

In order to sustain the love for the Commodore 64, with failing machines, power supplies and flaky old connectors, I proudly present a new main board for your beloved C64 case.

This board is a hardware implementation (FPGA) of the entire C64, and it includes the Ultimate-II+ as well.  An ALL IN ONE solution!

…if you want to read more about this project, click here.

source: 1541ultimate.net

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

Gubbdata 2017 – C64 Party results

July 3rd, 2017 No comments

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

C64 Demo:

  • 01 That Demo From Atlantis – Atlantis
  • 02 Pandemoniac Part 4 of 5 Barcode, Panoramic Designs, Prosonix
  • 03 Caterpillar – One Bit Wonder
  • 04 Snurrscroll – Software of Sweden
  • 05 Triassic – F*A*I*C
  • 06 Warpdrive – Skrjablin
  • 07 Trap Crap Wrap – Camelot

C64 Music:

  • 01 Shume – Zardax
  • 02 Holy Gsus4 – Fegolhuzz
  • 03 Dishwasher Groove – Lft
  • 04 Midsummer Melancholy – Flex
  • 05 Heaven – Juzdie
  • 06 U Ro(bot) Dance – CeriX
  • 07 Seekrank und Skorbut! – Spider Jerusalem
  • 08 I Dug Some Graves You Will Never Find-Linus
  • 09 Datordemens – ZZAP69
  • 10 Radioactive Tenderness – Uctumi
  • 11 Vodka And Whiskey – Skrjablin
  • 12 Turbodrive – Los Pat Moritas
  • 13 Jazzpjazz – Goto80
  • 14 Cracked by Laika – linde

C64 Petscii:

  • 01 It aint pretty! – redcrab
  • 02 Indigenista – Alakran
  • 03 Fragrance – Lft
  • 04 Damn fine Coffee – HiRise
  • 05 Reech for the sky! – Spandex
  • 06 Better 1337 – Phreedh

C64 Graphics:

  • 01 WAT (interrobang)  – ptoing
  • 02 Jamtland – redcrab
  • 03 Datakatt – The Sarge
  • 04 Hexagon Skull – Almighty God
  • 05 Excursion – Razorback
  • 06 Ovamorph (Xeno-Dizzy) – Rail Slave
  • 07 An Eagle in Disguise – grip
  • 08 Strike While It’s Hot – Smeden
  • 09 Destruction of Lund – Soya
  • 10 The Transactor – X-jammer
  • 11 I Shall Not Be Afraid – Alakran
  • 12 Yellow Cock – Beardswitcher

Productions released outside compos:

  • Dreadnought by The Increasing Popularity Crew/Triad (Music Collection)
  • GubbdataAirwolf (One-File Demo)
  • Itchtris Preview by Software of Sweden (Game Preview)
  • Itchtris Preview +2 by Triad (Crack)
  • Official Camelot Case for 1541 UII+ Tape Adapter V3.4 by Camelot (Hardware)
  • Stranded (Game)
  • Stranded by Genesis Project (Crack)
  • Ultimate1541 Sid Remote by Genesis Project (Other Platform Tool)

Download: Gubbdata 2017 Full Party stuff (90)

source: gubbdata.se

Silesia Party 8: C64 official demo party results

June 26th, 2017 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Silesia Party 8. See also the Silesia Party homepage for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • 1 – ES1RA by Arise
  • 2 – ReDiscovered by Samar Productions

C64 4K Intro:

  • 1 – I Want To Fall by Arise        
  • 2 – 4Kindness by PVM    
  • 3 – Raster Pump by Samar Productions

C64 Music:

  • 1 – 90s Still Within by Jammer
  • 2 – Resocialize Me by AceMan
  • 3 – Insidious Pleasures by Randy
  • 4 – Glacial Blues by Toggle
  • 5 – Kernal Panic by V0yager
  • 6 – Superchunk by Isildur
  • 7 – Light SID of the Moon by MotionRide

C64 Graphics:

  • 1 – Jazz-man by Joodas
  • 3 – Tango by Alakran
  • 4 – Fire of the Mind by FatFrost
  • 5 – Boyhood by Isildur
  • 6 – Narcissism by Rail Slave

WiLD Demo:

  • 1 – Miles Away by Mayday!

Productions released outside compos:

  • C64 Debugger V0.60 by Samar Productions (Other Platform Tool)

Download: Silesia Party 8 full Party stuff (76)

source: noname.c64.org/csdb silesia-party.pl

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

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

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 (211)

source: csdb.dk

SD2Snes Firmware v0.1.7e released

May 7th, 2017 1 comment

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

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

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) (175)

source: sceneworld.org