Archive for the ‘C64/SX64’ Category

New site for the High Voltage SID Collection

February 28th, 2010 No comments

High Voltage SID CollectionThe High Voltage SID Collection web page is totally renewed. Especially the Search part is much improved.

You can for example type-in “Rob Hubbard” and you will be presented with a complete list.


The Space Limits II for Commodore 64

February 6th, 2010 No comments

The Space Limits IIAchim released his game Space Limits II for the Commodore C64. This 4 kbyte game is the successor of Space Limits from 2009.


Cartograph V1.3 by Arkanix Labs

January 31st, 2010 No comments

CartographCartograph is a native Commodore 64 application created for designing tile-based maps/levels.

This versatile tool allows you to create maps and levels for your games, matrices and data for demos and tools and much more.


Cartograph V1.3 increases productivity and decreases the amount of time needed to create your data. Some of the major changes include six new fill modes (random and pattern), six more data types, REU support (backups and undo), and RLE compression. Maps created with earlier versions are 100% compatible with this new release.


1541U-II Plastic Case & Software: Working in progress

January 31st, 2010 No comments

1541 Ultimatefrom 1541 Ultimate homepage:

Finally, you might think! An update on the 1541U-II… As time is going fast, the moment that all the hardware parts for the 1541U-II will be ready is drawing near. It all was not too easy, but things are going now the way they should.

The major difficulty showed to be the plastic case. Finally I have found a contractor who is willing to make the plastic case exactly as I wanted it, for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the mould for plastic injection is quite expensive; in fact about double of what I expected initially, based on an unrealistic quote that I got a few months ago. Because of the large interest in the 1541U-II, I decided to just continue with it, and leave the selling price of the total product intact.


Earlier this week, I received the first pictures of the first try-outs of the injection mould tool. The result shows a little problem in the design, with the planned material (ABS). Due to the thick and sturdy plastic constuction on the inside, sink marks are visible on the outside.

The manufacturer has tried to run the case with a different material (PA), which looks a lot better. However, due to different shrinkage characteristics, the mould tool needs to be adapted to adjust for the difference in material. (You can see this, that the matte version does not close perfectly…) They will do this, but it will take one week extra before the cases are ready. The final color won’t be black (unless I am getting a lot of angry E-mails now.. ;-), but light cream color, to match the C64C better.

Read more…

Project One v0.6

January 16th, 2010 No comments

Project One / ResourceAfter many years, Resource release a new version of Project One (Converter and Paint program).


Andrea Pompili Catalypse v1.1 for Commodore 64

January 9th, 2010 No comments

Catalypse v1.1Andrea Pompili released the game Catalypse v1.1. Version 1.0 was published in 1992 but there the game had some small bugs.

Andrea has now fixed the bugs and added a level 2 loading screen. The improved game is now available for download.


The shop of the website Brain Innovations is Open

January 9th, 2010 No comments

Brain InnovationsThis shop offers projects for the classical computers Commodore 64.


  • uIEC/SD
  • JiffyDOS Kernel ROM
  • ROM-el 6540
  • 2364 Adaptor
  • 64Nic+


Sidplay64 v0.6 Beta by Shape

January 1st, 2010 No comments

This is a program that can playback sid files from the HVSC collection on a real c64.

SIDPLAY 64 v.06 beta (01/01/2010):

  • Corrected all text output, when loading sid files from pc dir, and when loading files over netdrive. No strange signs on screen now. ( ? )
  • Fixed to “Work” with Netdrive, but there is a but: all sid files extensions must end with “.prg” For instance “shape.sid” will only work if renamed to “shape.prg” or “shape.sid.prg” Netdrive only supports files with the .prg extension. Filenames must be equal or less than 16 letters (do not count file extension)
  • Fixed the bug with Retro Replay. According to Countzer0 it is indeed a bug that shouldnt be there.
  • Files with not enough relocation pages for siplay64 and with a built in play mode (see sid files with $0000 as play call) will now be loaded and started. Examples here are Pollytracker songs which use all memory. Other files where relocation pages doesnt leave enough memory will still give you the “out of memory error” message.
  • Speeded up the keyboard scanner. You can select things faster now.
  • Added a display number for number of files in dir.


High Voltage SID Collection Update #52

December 26th, 2009 No comments

High Voltage SID CollectionAfter this update, the collection should contain 37,081 SID files!

Thanks to all the people who have helped to make HVSC the collection that it is today, without your help it would be a much tougher task.

This update features (all approximates):

  • 874 new SIDs.
  • 65 fixed/better rips.


Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

(Italian) Sito di Vincenzo Scarpa: Aggiornamento della sezione Biblioteca

December 17th, 2009 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

MMC Replay vs. 1541 Ultimate Videoreview *Link Updated*

December 16th, 2009 No comments

from 1541ultimate Forum:

Videoreview about the comparison of “MMC Replay” (Individual Computers) and “1541 Ultimate” with an detailed tutorial about connecting and using.

Also it shows some very interesting additional features like using a real 1541 drive together with 1541U.

-> Video 1 – Introduction
-> Video 2 – Test: MMC Replay
-> Video 3 – Test: 1541 Ultimate 1/2
-> Video 4 – Test: 1541 Ultimate 2/2 + Fazit

source: 1541ultimate Forum

DLH’s Commodore Archive *Updated*

December 11th, 2009 No comments

DLH's Commodore ArchiveDLH’s Commodore Archive latest news:

  • 1084-P Service Manual 314890-01 (1988 July) (39 pages)
  • 1084-D PAL Service Manual (45 pages)
  • Super Snapshot V5.2 (Dutch)
  • Tech Topics Issue 29 1990 Apr-Jun (25 pages)
  • Tech Topics Issue 30 1990 Jul-Sep (12 pages)
  • Tech Topics Issue 31 1990 Oct-Dec (18 pages)

source: DLH Commodore Archive

Released EasyProg v1.4.0 for EasyFlash Cartridge

December 10th, 2009 No comments

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


  • Support files split and compressed with EasySplit.
  • Support for xbank format.
  • Sort directory entries case-insensitive.
  • Allow 255 entries in directory dialog.

source: easyflash homepage

Cartograph V1.2 by Arkanix Labs

December 5th, 2009 No comments

Cartograph by Arkanix LabsCartograph is a native Commodore 64 application created for designing tile-based maps/levels.

This versatile tool allows you to create maps and levels for your games, matrices and data for demos and tools and much more.


  • New: “Data Types” support has been built in.
  • New: press spacebar to print a space on the screen.
  • New: top window changes color depending on which editing mode you are in.  Gray = regular edit, blue = data edit.
  • Fixed: the z-bug is fixed.  we can now load files with z in the file name.
  • Fixed: menu has been updated to American only spelling and the version # is now located in the bottom right corner (web site removed)
  • Fixed: 40×25 screenshot save was not saving the very last byte.  now it is.
  • Fixed: project loader used to abort if an error was found (ie file not found).  it now continues through and still tries to load all remaining project files.
  • Fixed: when editing in multicolour mode and then going into menu, some text would appear in multicolour instead of hires.


Xad’s 6581<>8580 Switcher. PCB and HOT Swap made by Arkanoid

December 3rd, 2009 No comments

I’m the creator of the SID 6581<>8580 Switcher (here the original project).

I’m Very happy to see my project on the net. Arkanoid (a user of Lemon64 Forum) has done a very nice PCB with some fixes. Very nice job.

This is not a SId2Sid Clone.