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TheC64 Mini Firmware Update v1.0.7

April 13th, 2018 No comments

Firmware upgrades for THEC64 Mini provide new features and/or correct any technical issues.

We always recommend that you use the latest version of the firmware.

Version 1.0.7 – Changes:

  • Fixes an issue encountered on some two-player games when using two USB joysticks

Download: TheC64 Mini Firmware v1.0.7 (45)

source: thec64.com

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TheC64 Mini Firmware Update v1.0.6

April 12th, 2018 No comments

Firmware upgrades for THEC64 Mini provide new features and/or correct any technical issues.

We always recommend that you use the latest version of the firmware.

Version 1.0.6 – Changes:

  • Maps additional functions to joystick buttons for some games.
  • Makes minor changes to descriptions for some games.
  • Fixes an occasional scenario where an additional USB joystick is not detected until a restart.
  • Fixes an intermittent audio click when opening the THEC64 Mini’s MENU in-game.

Download: TheC64 Mini Firmware v1.0.6 (52)

source: thec64.com

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Ultimate-64 Firmware Update – Core v1.02

April 12th, 2018 No comments

A new version of the firmware for the Ultimate-64 by Gideon is released.

Changelog:

  • Sprite Collisions.
  • Illegal graphics fetches.
  • Sprite DMA timing.
  • Nuvie Player.
  • NMI handling improved in 6502.
  • Illegal reads when BA=0 masked out (“PLA” issue)
  • Added debounce on Restore Key.
  • KCS power cart fixed (sprite graphics error)
  • HDMI/DVI Compatibility.

.. and there are many improvements not present in the changelog.

Download: Ultimate-64 Firmware Core v1.02 (57)

source: ultimate64.com

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Vampire GOLD2.9 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2(+)

April 8th, 2018 No comments

Vampire GOLD2.9 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2(+) and new Saga Driver v1.3

Vampire GOLD2.9 Changelog:

  • Improved Power-OFF/ON on Amiga
  • Allow software to access on-board ROM chip
  • MapROM mapping support for Atari roms
  • Memory management support for Atari memory map
  • FPU Speed-up (51Mflops at x11 according to SysInfo)
  • FPU fully working under TOS
  • Modified Expansion post pin-out
  • Boot to EmuTOS with FIRE button on Power-ON

SAGA Driver v1.2/1.3 Changelog:

  • Updated VControl to 1.4
  • Added V2ExpEth.device 1.2
  • Updated SDNet.device to 1.2
  • Some more work on TX stability
  • Should recover from ENC Module hangs more often
  • Aligned with future EXPnet

Download: Vampire Core & Saga Driver (53)

source: apollo-accelerators.com

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USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.22.1a

April 1st, 2018 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) recently has released a version of the HxC emulator firmware that is compatible with the STM32 chip used in the Gotek floppy emulators.

This means that the great functionality of the HxC SD emulator is now available on cheaper and more widely available hardware.

The bootloader to convert the Gotek floppy drive in HxC compatible must be purchased on the website HXC 2001 by sending an email to Jean-François DEL NERO. The price of the bootloader is one-off 10 Euro per Gotek that you want to update. Future updates of the software are free and can be made from a USB stick

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.16.1a -> v3.1.22.1a cumulative changelog:

  • TI99/4A : Direct support of *.DSK/*.PC99/*.V9T9 sectors dump images SD/DD/HD density support (Read & Write).
  • New embedded menu entry : You can now force the user interface mode (Normal/Indexed or selector mode selection).
  • USB Direct Access mode code : Index gap increased (Amiga File selector & HxC copy utility under WB fix)
  • Indexed mode : Ignore file extension. You can now use any file extension as long as the file is supported by the floppy emulation engine. (Can be DSKA0000.HFE/IMG/DSK/ADF/ADL…)
  • Acorn machines (*.ADL, *.ADM, *.ADF): Sectors gap, interleave and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.
  • USB Direct Access mode code refactored : Read/write performance increased (hxcmount). / Command/Write indications printed on the LCD.
  • USB access cache : Write timeout value set to 2 seconds.
  • Normal mode : Remove unwanted key delay when entering in direct mode.
  • End part of the read output pipeline reworked (pulses generator).
  • Akai S20 IMG images : sectors gap and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.
  • Casio FZ1 IMG images : sectors gap and tracks skew aligned to the real machine.
  • Fix last the v3.1.16.2a compilation option ! Please update if you have the v3.1.16.2a released yesterday !
  • Autoboot mode + 3 Digits Gotek screen : Fix slot number.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.22.1a (89)

source: hxc2001.com

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Ultimate-II & II+: New firmware update v3.2a

March 25th, 2018 No comments

A new version of the firmware for the interface 1541 Ultimate II+and 1541 Ultimate II is released.

Release notes Ultimate-II & II+ v3.2a:

  • Improved DHCP.
  • SIDFX support in SID player.
  • FC3 and FC3+ Support improved.
  • Saving to TAP files repaired.
  • Many Ultimate 64 related changes.

Note: On the 1541 Ultimate II (non plus), there is an issue with using DHCP for the Ethernet Adapter. May may want to avoid using DHCP on the 1541 Ultimate II (non plus).

How to update?

  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II:
    • Navigate to the unzipped file ‘3.2a_180322.audio.u2u‘ or ‘3.2a_180322.dualdrive.u2u‘ and select “Run Update”
  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II+:
    • Navigate to the 3.2a_180322.u2p file, and select “Run Update”.

Download: 1541 Ultimate-II / Ultimate-II+ v3.2a (118)

source: facebook.com 1541ultimate.net github.com

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Vampire GOLD2.8 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2(+)

March 18th, 2018 No comments

Vampire GOLD2.8 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2(+)

Vampire GOLD2.8 Changelog:

  • Improved HDMI DMA support for misaligned screen pointers.
  • Minor FPU fix.
  • A500 RTC fix (V500).
  • Improved SDCard/SDNet support.
  • V500 V2+ Expansion port enabled.

SAGA Driver v1.1 Changelog:

  • Updated VampireGFX.card to 1.12
    • Adds Scanlines settings.
    • Assumes SOFTSPRITE=YES by default if not set in tooltypes.
  • Updated SDNet.device to 1.1.
    • Fix for x12 cores.
  • Added VampireGFX tooltypes documentation.

Download: Vampire Core & Saga Driver (108)

source: apollo-accelerators.com

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Vampire GOLD2.7 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2(+)

March 3rd, 2018 No comments

Vampire GOLD2.7 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2(+)

Vampire Changelog:

  • Added fully pipelined hard FPU with peak 78 MFlops
  • Added native support for all 68882 FPU operations without need of extra libraries
  • Added new high performance memory controller, reaching 600MB/sec memory speed
  • Added MapRom support
  • Added Workbench Hardware Sprite support
  • Added Scanlines optional mode for retro look of games on HDMI output
  • Added RangerMem (A500 slow memory) for better compatibility with some old games/demos
  • Added new boot picture
  • Improved MPU (memory protection) with catching memory access error Enabled
  • Improved AMMX2 instruction set with acceleration features for Video decoding, Image Decoding, 2D-games, 3D-games
  • Improved WHDLOAD compatibility
  • Improved Faster Boot time

SAGA Driver Changelog:

  • Added VControl 1.1 (replace VampireTool)
  • Updated SAGA driver installer
  • Updated SDNet to 1.0 (Bax)
  • Improved VampireGFX performance with AMMX (Bax)
  • Complete VampireGFX driver rewrite in ASM (flype)

Download: Vampire Core & Saga Driver (130)

source: apollo-accelerators.com

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USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.16.1a

February 25th, 2018 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) recently has released a version of the HxC emulator firmware that is compatible with the STM32 chip used in the Gotek floppy emulators.

This means that the great functionality of the HxC SD emulator is now available on cheaper and more widely available hardware.

The bootloader to convert the Gotek floppy drive in HxC compatible must be purchased on the website HXC 2001 by sending an email to Jean-François DEL NERO. The price of the bootloader is one-off 10 Euro per Gotek that you want to update. Future updates of the software are free and can be made from a USB stick

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.9.1a -> v3.1.16.1a cumulative changelog:

  • User interface part :
    • Code Refactored
    • Better buttons behavior.
    • Better/faster rotary behavior.
  • Normal mode :
    • Press both buttons shortly to jump to the first entry of the current folder. (“..”)
  • Normal mode :
    • When returning to parent folder (“..”) the position in the folder is restored.
  • Autoboot mode :
    • Press both buttons shortly to jump to Autoboot.hfe / Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.
  • Indexed mode :
    • Press both buttons shortly to jump to DSKA0000.HFE / Press both buttons more than 2 seconds eject/insert the disk.
  • 7 segments screen : Now show when an image is inserted (“—”) or ejected (” – “)
  • OLED : init algorithm revised for diymore.cc screens.  (Press the right button at power up at the first diymore.cc screen installation).
  • Various user interface fixes.
  • Normal mode : key auto-repeat delay increased.
  • Revert filtering changes (Rotary support)
  • Keys debouncing filter increased.
  • Normal mode : Wait the select key release after a directory change.
  • New interface modes :
    • IBMPC_DD_HD (PC Mode with auto density selection)
    • S950_DD_HD  (Akai / Shugart-Like Mode with auto density selection)
  • New Family :
    • Ensoniq ASR10 (Ensoniq Auto DD & HD support)
  • New 7 segments config menu 1 (Interface mode) entries :
    • 0F = S900/S950 (Density Auto)
    • 10 = PC DD/HD  (Density Auto)
  • New 7 segments config menu 0 (System family) entry :
    • 11 = Ensoniq ASR10 (Ensoniq Auto DD & HD support)
  • Some file system & disks access sanity checks added.
  • New menu setting interface menu for normal 7-segments Goteks :
    • To access it, remove the USB Stick and press both buttons.
    • Choose the sub menu number – wait some seconds for the selection validation.
    • Check and/or change the setting – wait some seconds for the selection validation.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.16.1a (153)

source: hxc2001.com

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Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.8.1a & HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.8.0

February 12th, 2018 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) recently has released a version of the HxC emulator firmware that is compatible with the STM32 chip used in the Gotek floppy emulators.

This means that the great functionality of the HxC SD emulator is now available on cheaper and more widely available hardware.

The bootloader to convert the Gotek floppy drive in HxC compatible must be purchased on the website HXC 2001 by sending an email to Jean-François DEL NERO. The price of the bootloader is one-off 10 Euro per Gotek that you want to update. Future updates of the software are free and can be made from a USB stick

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.2.0a -> v3.1.8.1a Cumulative Changelog:

  • Raw files : Write sector performance increased. / Near Real time sectors write !
  • Low level Floppy IO optimizations.
  • Raw *.IMG PC Files : Use the DOS 6.22 disk layouts.
  • And as always some code optimizations.
  • Cache flush fix : Do you not reorder the cache when not needed ( e.g when the track fit the cache size )
  • CFG File V1 fix (Autoboot mode) : slots support now file images with 2 characters filename extension…
  • More code Speed optimizations. (again ! :) )
  • More Code Speed optimizations.
  • RAW MFM & FM Images (IMG/ST/…) : More Write speed improvement. / Sector Data cache prefetch.
  • RAW MFM & FM Images (IMG/ST/…) : Write speed improvement. / Track cache workflow improvement. / Code optimization (CRC16, MFM 2 BIN…).
  • *.ST 720KB Files : Switch to the TOS 1.62 Disk Layout.
  • RAW files loader : Internal enhancement.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here.

Software HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.8.0:

  • New Loader : Atari ATR file image loader.
  • New Write & Loader : HFE V3 : variable bitrate and other proctections support. / (Experimental ! The file format definition is not yet finished !)
  • Kryoflux raw files Writer : Fix dead lock with tracks without pulse.
  • Amiga DOS image browser : 85 tracks AmigaDos image support.
  • Disk Image browser (FAT & AmigaDOS) : Fix null-sized file import issue.
  • Disk Image browser (FAT & AmigaDOS) : Can now delete folders.
  • All image loaders : Fix possible track skew calculation error.
  • Emax image loader : GAP fixed to 30.
  • Thomson *.FD loader : Sector interleave set to 7
  • Command line tool : -uselayout option can be now used to specify external xml disk layout file.

Download:

source: hxc2001.com

Ultimate-II & II+: New firmware update v3.2

February 11th, 2018 No comments

A new version of the firmware for the interface 1541 Ultimate II+and 1541 Ultimate II is released.

Release notes Ultimate-II & II+ v3.2:

  • Completely rewritten SID player, by Wilfred Bos.
  • Enhanced version of FC3, by Daniël Mantione.
  • Added Tape Index function, as suggested by Tom Roger Skauen.
  • Added UCI interface to access the network (TCP/IP and UDP/IP) through Ultimate Command Interface (documentation pending)
  • Many additions and bug fixes by Henning and Markus, including Home Directory, REU load on startup, EasyFlash write support (manual save), and more.
  • Some enhancements in FTP server.
  • Additional bug-fixes.

How to update?

  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II:
    • Navigate to the unzipped file ‘update_audio_3.2.u2u‘ or ‘update_dual_drive_3.2.u2u‘ and select “Run Update”
  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II+:
    • Navigate to the update_3.2.u2p file, and select “Run Update”.

Download: 1541 Ultimate-II / Ultimate-II+ v3.2 Firmware (152)

source: facebook.com 1541ultimate.net

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Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.1.4a

January 27th, 2018 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) recently has released a version of the HxC emulator firmware that is compatible with the STM32 chip used in the Gotek floppy emulators.

This means that the great functionality of the HxC SD emulator is now available on cheaper and more widely available hardware.

The bootloader to convert the Gotek floppy drive in HxC compatible must be purchased on the website HXC 2001 by sending an email to Jean-François DEL NERO. The price of the bootloader is one-off 10 Euro per Gotek that you want to update. Future updates of the software are free and can be made from a USB stick

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Release notes Firmware STM32 USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.1.2a – v3.1.1.4a:

  • Config file “Load last loaded floppy” flag is now supported in indexed and file selector mode.
  • Normal mode Fix : ST files are visible again !
  • “Load Last selected image” : Save & Restore previous folder position.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here.

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.1.4a (171)

source: hxc2001.com

Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.1.0a (More direct raw formats support)

December 19th, 2017 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) recently has released a version of the HxC emulator firmware that is compatible with the STM32 chip used in the Gotek floppy emulators.

This means that the great functionality of the HxC SD emulator is now available on cheaper and more widely available hardware.

The bootloader to convert the Gotek floppy drive in HxC compatible must be purchased on the website HXC 2001 by sending an email to Jean-François DEL NERO. The price of the bootloader is one-off 10 Euro per Gotek that you want to update. Future updates of the software are free and can be made from a USB stick

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Release notes Firmware USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.1.0a:

More direct raw formats support :

  • Akai formats (*.IMG)
  • Casio FZ1 (*.FZ1)
  • Emax machines formats (*.IMG)
  • Ensoniq EPS & Mirage series formats (*.IMG)
  • General Music formats (*.IMG)
  • Korg formats (*.IMG)
  • X68000 (*.HDM,*.XDF)
    • Internal optimizations.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here.

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.1.0a (110)

source: hxc2001.com

Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.0.4a (New direct file formats support)

December 4th, 2017 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) recently has released a version of the HxC emulator firmware that is compatible with the STM32 chip used in the Gotek floppy emulators.

This means that the great functionality of the HxC SD emulator is now available on cheaper and more widely available hardware.

The bootloader to convert the Gotek floppy drive in HxC compatible must be purchased on the website HXC 2001 by sending an email to Jean-François DEL NERO. The price of the bootloader is one-off 10 Euro per Gotek that you want to update. Future updates of the software are free and can be made from a USB stick

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

Release notes Firmware USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.0.4a:

Major update!

  • New direct file formats support (Read & Write !) :
    • Acorn machines : *.ADL,*.ADM,*.SSD,*.DSD and *.ADF file support
    • Camputer Lynx : *.LDF
    • Commodore C64 : *.D81
    • Thomson machines : *.FD
    • Sam Coupé : *.SAD, *.MGT
    • MSX Machines : *.IMG, *.DSK
    • Spectrum : *.TRD, *.SDD
  • New menu entry : Target system family selection.
    • This reduce a lot the risk of erroneous raw file identification.
  • Lots of RAW file support improvements :
    • All sector sizes supported, advanced track skew and interleaving support.
    • FM & MFM support.
  • Amstrad CPC DSK support : Fix for the One Disk/double sided Batman demo.
  • Fix attempt of the “diymore.cc” OLED screens : OLED init screen delay  menu option added.
    • (Note : Please avoid these “diymore.cc” screens until i got an idea what is the root cause of the issue.)
    • Internal improvement : Track cache layer improved, RAW files support/identification improved.

Release notes Firmware USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.0.33.12a:

  • Extra LCD size option added :
    • 2×40 characters (for 2×40 I2C-HD44780 screens)
  • Clear internal settings function : Press “up” button at power up to Clear the settings with the default values.
  • SP1200 write support fix.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here.

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.0.4a (140)

source: hxc2001.com

Gotek HXC Alpha Firmware with OLED Display

November 2nd, 2017 No comments
Gotek HXC Alpha Firmware OLED Display

Gotek HXC Alpha Firmware with OLED Display.

You can download here the Alpha Firmware Update.

Gallery:

source: hxc2001.com

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