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uIEC/SD v3.0 Now available!

February 9th, 2009 No comments

from: Petscii Forums “PETSCII.COM”

I held off on announcing uIEC/SD availability until I had some stock (impatient folks, you know who you are , but I do now have some stock 90 units).

Since uIEC shares the same firmware (kudos to Ingo Korb, who does not get enough recognition for this fine piece of code) as the recently announced SD2IEC, I’ll spare everyone rehashing the similarities and just note the differences:

Features:

  • uIEC/SD is currently the smallest known CBM drive (1.5″ x 1.5″ by 0.3″). Perfect for embedding in your favorite machine, drive, or calculator (shout out to Tone007, who stuffed one in a CBM pocket calculator)
  • uIEC/SD shares the same 128kB Atmel AVR 8-bit microcontroller as the rest of the uIEC line. With 51kB used for firmware, there’s plenty of room left for the future.
  • uIEC/SD comes complete for use with IEC connector and power supply cassette port connector. VIC/64/C128 users can simply plug the wires in and use. (SX64/+4/C116/C16 users need to source 5V elsewhere, let me know before purchasing if you’d like an alternate connector)
  • Although not yet defined for use, uIEC/SD offers an additional switch line and programmatic LED for future use.
  • uIEC/SD not only supports SD and SDHC cards, but either SD or SDHC cards can also be used for updating the firmware (new feature, older firmware update software only supports SD cards)

source: petscii forums uIEC gallery

durexForth (Forth for Commodore 64)

February 7th, 2009 No comments

Forth, the Language.

Forth is a different language. It’s aged and a little weird.
What’s cool about it? It’s a very low-level and minimal language without any automatic memory management. At the same time, it easily scales to become a very high-level and domain-specific language, much like Lisp. Compared to C64 Basic, Forth is more attractive in almost every way.

It is a lot more fast, memory effective and powerful. Compared to C, specifically cc65, the story is a little different. It’s hard to make a fair comparison. Theoretically Forth code can be very memory efficient, and it’s possible to make Forth code that is leaner than C code. But it is also true that cc65 code is generally much faster than Forth code.

download: noname.c64.org
wikipedia: forth

DLH’s Commodore Archive Updated

January 31st, 2009 1 comment

DLH's Commodore Archive

David Haynes DLH’s Commodore Archive has updated his page.

  • Hardware – JiffyDOS Installation Guides.  Missing are 64, 64c and 128D.  Originals provided by  Chris Ryan
    If anyone has these please contact me.  Also a good copy of the User Manual is needed.
    SX-64, C128, 1541, 1541-II, 1571, 1581, BlueChip BCD, Enchancer 2000, FSD-2, MSD SD-1 & SD-2
  • Magazines – Added torrent for Family Computing (67 Issues)
  • Books – The Official GEOS Programmer’s Reference Guide (BANTAM, 484 pages). This replaces the old scan that did not have OCR.  I included the CMD Addendum at the front (17 pages)

source: DLH Commodore Archive

TRiAD sOUNDS oF tHE a M i G A #1

January 25th, 2009 No comments

AmigaTriad’s back and kicking in the new year with something that we’ve had cooking for quite some time… As a little tribute to the genius of Amiga musicians, dalezy and I have dragged our personal favourite synthtunes kicking and screaming off the Amiga and onto the c64′s lovely SID chip for your enjoyment!

download: noname.c64.org

Categories: C64/SX64, DTV, News & Rumors, Today

SJLOAD C64/C64Dtv Fast Loader

January 23rd, 2009 No comments

SJLOAD is a C64/C64DTV software fastloader. Its main difference from normal fastloaders is that it only works with Jiffy-enabled drives and uses the Jiffy protocol. This makes it handy for people who have a Jiffy-enabled drive (also new hardware such as SD2IEC) but do not want to make the hardware changes necessary for exchanging the C64 kernal.

SJLOAD speed is a bit higher than normal Jiffy since SJLOAD uses the same protocol but a different implementation (it disables the VICII during load etc.). With an SD2IEC, SJLOAD is about 15% faster than a normal Jiffy kernal.

SJLOAD is loosely based on VDOS (1986) by Edward Carroll. However, the fast loading routines have been replaced completely by 1570.

download: picobay.com/dtv_wiki

Categories: C64/SX64, DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Pushover 64 (Preview) a Italian game for C<64

January 19th, 2009 2 comments

Commodore 64 Porting from the original Amiga game by Ocean.

download the latest build here: pushover64

forum thread: ready64.org

Categories: C64/SX64, DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Make Waves v1.00 by FMan

January 4th, 2009 No comments

Make Waves is a command line utility to make sinus waves for demos and such.

Each wave is composed of one or more discrete waveforms, which can be created independently. You can make waves that represent a full sine wave, any half of it or a quarter. You can also set a range between 0 and 255 to get suitable values for example to position sprites at the correct height.

You are also able to set a variable length for each wave up to 256 bytes.

download: noname.c64.org

Categories: C64/SX64, DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Of je worst lust a DTV demo by HeMa!

January 4th, 2009 No comments

Credits:

  • Code: Het Meisje van de Vleeswarenafdeling
  • Music: Red of The Judges
  • Text: De Toiletjuffrouw
  • Charset: Het Meisje van de Vleeswarenafdeling

download: noname.c64.org

Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Dtvtrans+ v1.0

November 29th, 2008 No comments

dtvtrans is a PC <-> C64DTV V2/V3 transfer solution. It uses a cable connected between the parallel port of the PC and a joystick port on the C64DTV. (port 1, port 2 and the user port supported).

The transfer speed is roughly 15 Kbyte/s PC -> DTV and 13 KByte/s DTV -> PC. Used with Lallafa’s dtv2ser+usb hardware it is roughly 17 KByte/s PC -> DTV and 19 KByte/s DTV -> PC.

dtvtrans+ 1.0 (20081122) 1570 Changelog:

  • [PC] disable safe setup by default due to problems with some setups
  • [PC] exit on transfer errors
  • [PC] updated autoflash helper (fixes AT49BV163A)

download: picobay.com/dtv_wiki

Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

SD2Browse v0.5 – File Browser for sd2iec

November 8th, 2008 No comments

SD2Browse by Hannu Nuotio. Changelog: v.0.5 – 8.11.2008

  • bugfix: load end address was ignored.
  • using kernal screen clear to save some bytes.

Files:

  • sd2brwse*.prg – precompiled versions (see “Versions”)
  • sd2brwse.a – the main source file
  • config.def – configuration file
  • Makefile – for easier development
  • readme.txt – this file

download: sd2browse05 (1161) - 14.94 kB

The new name for the project is: CBM FileBrowser

source: Petscii Forums

DTV Flash Utility fix released

October 20th, 2008 No comments

The flash utility can be used to (re)flash the DTV’s FlashROM. This way, installing new programs as well as replacing emulation ROMs (BASIC/KERNAL/CHARGEN – also see Kernalpatcher) can be done.

Changelog:

  • (2008-10-18: fixed AT49BV163A)

download: picobay.com/dtv_wiki

Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Peiselulli DTV Kernal V1.0 Release

October 12th, 2008 No comments

DTV Kernal V1.0 by Peiselulli of Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated.

Changelog:

  • V1.0 : renamed to TRSI kernal.
  • scratch menu can select “d64″, “usr” and “seq” files, too.
  • fast formatter removed (does not work very well)
  • ultimate functions added.
  • fill whole mem added.
  • renew function now works.
  • basic function load and save are working now in turbo mode.
  • floppy status function fixed.

download: noname.c64.org

Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Lallafa’s DTV2Ser v0.4 Released!

September 29th, 2008 No comments

Dtv2ser is a small hardware device that bridges TLR’s dtvtrans protocol used to communicate with a DTV via a RS232 interface to your Mac or PC.

By using a serial-to-USB adapter the dtv2ser provides dtvtrans access for all modern PCs where the original dtvtrans parallel cable cannot be used.

The new dtv2ser+usb board directly integrates the USB adapter and realizes the full dtv2ser functionality on a USB-stick-like device.

source: lallafa.de