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CBM-Command v2.3 Final

October 18th, 2013 No comments

CBM-Command is a disk manager for the Commodore 64 / Commodore 128 / Commodore VIC20 / PET and Commodore C16 computers. It is written like Norton Commander or Midnight Commander, but is much simpler due to the target platforms. Both the C128/C64/VIC20/C16/PET have their own native version of the application.

Release Notes – Version 2.3 Final

This is the final release for CBM-Command Version 2.3. What happened to version 2.2? Well, cc65 went through several breaking changes and I wanted to make a clear delineation that this version of CBM-Command isn’t a simple fix and recompile of the last version 2.2.

New Features:

  • Provides Side-By-Side panels or Top-And-Bottom panels on 40-column systems.
  • Batch disk image creation.
  • User can select drive or partition number.
  • The disks have a little BASIC-language program that can update your configuration files.

Known Issues:

  • It can trigger the write-and-replace bug.
  • It can’t create or write back D80 and D82 images.
  • The REL-file copier doesn’t truncate old target files that have the same record size as the new file.
  • It will try to copy DEL files if they are selected.
  • Errors don’t stop batch operations; the file is skipped.

Download: CBM-Command v2.3 Final (D64/D80) (536)

source: cbmcommand.codeplex.com

The “Colour PET” Project

April 21st, 2013 No comments

Steve Gray started a new project. He uses an 80 column (monochrome) CBM/PET to display a 40 column screen with colour.

A normal 80 column CBM/PET uses two RAM banks for the text. Steve now uses one RAM bank for the text (40 columns) and the other RAM bank for the colour information.

source: 6502.org awesome.commodore.me

Categories: CBM/PET, News & Rumors, Today

CBM-Command v2.2 RC2

April 17th, 2013 No comments

CBM-Command is a disk manager for the Commodore 64 / Commodore 128 / Commodore VIC20 / PET and Commodore C16 computers. It is written like Norton Commander or Midnight Commander, but is much simpler due to the target platforms. Both the C128/C64/VIC20/C16/PET have their own native version of the application.

Release Notes – Version 2.2 – 2013-04-16 – RC2

New Features:

  • Provides Side-By-Side panels or Top-And-Bottom panels on 40-column systems.
  • Batch disk image creation.
  • User can select drive or partition number.
  • The disks have a little BASIC-language program that can update your configuration files.

Updates from RC1:

  • The help file explains how to use a new feature of the configuration utility.
  • The configuration-file updater adds another configurable key to your personal configurations.
  • The D80 image was rebuilt, in order to work around a VICE bug.

Known Issues:

  • It can trigger the write-and-replace bug.
  • It can’t create or write back D80 and D82 images.
  • The REL-file copier doesn’t truncate old target files that have the same record size as the new file.
  • It will try to copy DEL files if they are selected.
  • Errors don’t stop batch operations; the file is skipped.

Download: CBM-Command v2.2 RC2 (D64/D80) (497)

source: cbmcommand.codeplex.com

CBM-Command v2.2 Beta 1

April 6th, 2013 No comments

CBM-Command is a disk manager for the Commodore 64 / Commodore 128 / Commodore VIC20 and Commodore C16 computers. It is written like Norton Commander or Midnight Commander, but is much simpler due to the target platforms. Both the C128/C64/VIC20/C16 have their own native version of the application.

Release Notes – Version 2.2 – 2013-03-31 – Beta 1

New Features:

  • Provides Side-By-Side panels or Top-And-Bottom panels on 40 column systems.
  • Batch disk image creation.
  • User can select drive or partition number.

Known Issues:

  • It can trigger the write-and-replace bug.
  • It can’t create or write back D80 and D82 images.
  • The REL-file copier doesn’t truncate old target files that have the same record size as the new file.
  • It will try to copy DEL files if they are selected.
  • Errors don’t stop batch operations; the file is skipped.

Download: CBM-Command v2.2 Beta 1 (D64/D80) (525)

source: cbmcommand.codeplex.com

Nightfall present a pet 2001/3032 intro called: it could be better

October 14th, 2012 No comments

Present a pet 2001/3032 intro called: it could be better.

Many years have passed since our last release. It’s time to release a demo for the Commodore PET 2001/3032.

Stay tuned, the next demo might be for the Commodore 64 or for other retro computers.

Creditz for this intro go to:

  • Code by xAD/Nightfall
  • Big logo by Lynx/Nightfall
  • Big logo petscii conversion by mike (bitfixer.com)

Video demostration on real hardware:

The archive contains the. PRG and the .TAP and a description in “FILE_ID.DIZ” format.

Download: It could be better by Nightfall (475)

Categories: CBM/PET, News & Rumors, Today

PETdisk microSD card mass storage for Commodore PET

September 25th, 2011 No comments

The PETdisk is a new storage device, made by bitfixer, for the Commodore CBM / PET with an IEEE-488 port.

The system is in two parts. A datassette module that makes it possible to play “data” from a PC soundcard to the CBM / PET and play “data” from the CBM / PET to the PC. The IEEE-488 module has an SD card and a micro processor.

You can use the commands LOAD, SAVE and LOAD “$” to load or store data on the SD card. The device number can be changed with a help of a jumper. The USB cable is used to provide 5VDC from the datassette module to the IEEE-488 module.

For more informations,schematics,documentations and price of the kit please visit the site of the author.

source: bitfixer.com

PS/2 Keyboard on a PET/CBM

December 29th, 2009 1 comment

PS/2 Keyboard on a PET/CBM from the Homepage:

If your CBM/PET is like mine, the keyboard is probably not working too well, nor is it easy to use. Here is the answer: A PS/2 interface that lets you connect a regular Personal Computer keyboard (with PS/2 connector) to your PET/CBM.

The interface is installed inside the PET/CBM and does not take up any ports, other than an internal expansion power connector. As an added bonus, pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del on the keyboard will reset your pet.

source: ps2cbm.blogspot.com

Categories: CBM/PET, News & Rumors, Today

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

PET 2001-8 (6540 to 2716 ROM Adapters)

August 6th, 2009 No comments

PET 2001-8 (6540 to 2716 ROM Adapters)This is a small adapter which replaces the unobtanable 6540 ROM chips used in the Commodore PET 2001-8 computers with a standard 2716 EPROM.

They will work as a drop in replacement for any ROM chip in a PET 2001-8.

source: 6540rom.com

Categories: CBM/PET, News & Rumors, Today