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New Video review for the Ultimate 1541 Cartridge by Gideon

October 19th, 2009 No comments

It’s in German Language but with English subs.

source: circuit-board.de

C128 System Information v7.1 rev3 by MirkoSoft

October 13th, 2009 No comments

C128 System Information v6 rev2Program that detects type of your hardware in Commodore 128.

Also added recognizing 64HDD drives and better detection of MMU and RAM size. Works not correctly in VICE. Optimized for 80 columns mode. Thanks to Christian Johansson.

source: mirkosoft homepage

Released EasyProg v1.3 for EasyFlash Cartridge

October 10th, 2009 No comments

EasyProgEasyProg is a program for the C64. It is used to write (“burn”) cartridge image files (*.crt) onto an EasyFlash.

Changes:

  • Add flash driver infrastructure EasyAP (Makes it easy to support different flash memory types)
  • Add “reset and start crt” and “reset and kill”
  • Add BING! sound.
  • Show all file types in directory list.
  • Show directories first, followed by files.
  • Internal directory parser tolerates some malformed directories.
  • Still problems with 1541U.
  • Show message when directory is too long.
  • Torture test is more verbose now.

source: easyflash homepage

C-64 EasyFlash and VC-20 Final Expansion Poster

October 1st, 2009 2 comments

for8bits_posterThe Shop of the website for8bits will open in early October and will be the exclusive seller of the EasyFlash and Final Expansion cartridges.

source: for8bits.com

C128 System Information v7.1 rev1 by MirkoSoft

September 24th, 2009 No comments

C128 System Information v6 rev2Program that detects type of your hardware in Commodore 128.

Also added recognizing 64HDD drives and better detection of MMU and RAM size. Works not correctly in VICE. Optimized for 80 columns mode. Thanks to Christian Johansson.

source: mirkosoft homepage

EasyProg v1.2 for EasyFlash Cartridge

September 6th, 2009 No comments

EasyProgEasyProg is a program for the C64. It is used to write (“burn”) cartridge image files (*.crt) onto an EasyFlash.

Changes:

  • Add flashing BIN files (for x1541′s PLCC => EPROM KERNAL adaptors)
  • Add sprite logo to main screen.
  • Improved menu structure.
  • Add text “write complete”.
  • Tiny splash screen for non-native CRTs.

source: easyflash homepage

EasyFlash Cartridge for Commodore 64

September 6th, 2009 No comments

EasyFlash Cartridge for Commodore 64from Homepage:

EasyFlash is a cartridge for the C64 expansion port. In contrast to traditional cartridges, this one can be programmed directly from the C64.

You can easily create various classic computer game cartridges, program collections or even a diagnostic cartridge to track down issues with your hardware with it.

All what you need to do this is a C64, an EasyFlash, the software available here and an image of the cartridge (*.crt). As these CRT files may be quite large, a large disk drive like the FD-2000 or an sd2iec may be useful.

EasyFlash is not a freezer cartridge like the Final Cartridge III or the Retro Replay. And it’s no replacement for a 1541 disk drive like the sd2iec.

source: easyflash homepage

ROM-el testing complete

August 23rd, 2009 No comments

ROM-elfrom Homepage:

Aries was backordered on the required 24 and 28 pin headers needed to finish testing, and the order just came in this past week.  Thus, I finally had a chance to solder and test the units.  Testing went well, and I can program the units with my Willem programmer.

Originally designed to hold a 29EE512 64kB EEPROM, I found a good price on Atmel AT49F001 128kB 5V Flash, so I made the necessary adjustments and tested with the new memory.  Testing went well, so I am releasing the design to production.

I have noticed one issue that I need to address.  Some CBM units have an RFI shield that doubles as a heat shield.  To perform the latter function, metal “fingers are stamped out of the shield that press on the top of the ICs.  I need to ensure the metal shield/heat sink does not contact any of the pins on this unit.

source: jbrain.com

Loriano’s 1541U Case – Youtube Video Released

August 18th, 2009 No comments

Loriano has made a video about his 1541U case.

source: logan-5.co.uk 1541ultimate.net

Super Cobra (Scramble clone) a new game for Commodore 64

August 17th, 2009 No comments

Super CobraJörg Heyltjes has released a new game for the Commodore 64.

The game is a clone of the arcade classic Scramble from Konami (Stern)

source: noname.c64.org

LCP 2009 Demo & Photo are online

July 28th, 2009 No comments

lcp2009Most of the compo stuff is now up in the archive. You can also find some photos there.

source: lcp.c64.org

JiffyDOS Kernal Roms & Manual

July 27th, 2009 11 comments

JiffyDOS is a Disk Operating System (DOS) enhancement which gives your VIC-20, C-16, PLUS/4, C-64, or C-128 the disk access speed it has always needed.

A chip-for-chip replacement for the Kernal ROM in your computer and the DOS ROM in your disk drive(s), JiffyDOS achieves levels of performance and compatibility unmatched by other disk speed-enhancement products.

Download:

TRY and BUY the original copy.

source: cmdrkey.com

ROM-el PCB ready to test

July 26th, 2009 No comments

ROM-el PBC boardsfrom Homepage:

The PCB house shipped the first two ROM-el boards for inspection and testing.

Once they are assembled and testing, I will release the design to production. As one can see, the PCB is a merged set of 4 designs.  The tabs between the designs are designed to be broken, separating the individual units after assembly.

source: jbrain.com

Gideon working on a successor of the “1541 Ultimate” cartridge

July 23rd, 2009 No comments

1541 Ultimatefrom 1541 Ultimate homepage:

Some of you might have noticed that the order form has been temporarily closed, and many questions and rumours have been going around about the future of the 1541 Ultimate. The reason behind all this, is that behind the screens I have been working on a successor of the “1541 Ultimate”. How this unit will be called has not yet been determined, but it could be something as simple as “1541 Ultimate II” or “Ultimate Cartridge”.

What is it, and why was it designed? Basically, it is a scaled down version of the 1541U. It will provide similar functionality, although some things have been changed. It will no longer support full-size SD-cards, but only MircoSD, or “Transflash”. Also, Ethernet will not be supported until further notice. It will support tape emulation out of the box (without the need for special FPGA images) and it will provide a real-time clock function with battery back up. Audio output has been significantly improved, which might seem useless for just the drive sounds, but this enables the creation of FPGA images that provide additional sound channels of useful quality. The power consumption has been reduced as well. There is one extra cool feature that will not yet be disclosed ;-)

And last but not least… This unit will come with a case! At least, that is the plan; there are some negociations going on with manufacturers for plastic insertion moulding. It seems feasible to have this done, although it’s pricy for low quantities. A prototype is 3D-printed this week; the prototype board is already there and functional.

source: 1541ultimate.net

C128 System Information v6 rev2 by MirkoSoft

June 22nd, 2009 No comments

C128 System Information v6 rev2Commodore 128(D)(CR) Hardware Informations.

source: noname.c64.org