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7up Sprite Editor v2.01 by kerm1t

January 4th, 2009 No comments

Kerm1t released a new sprite editor called 7up Sprite Editor v2.0. This sprite editor can be used on a Windows computer to generate sprites for the Commodore Different 16 color palette. Copy and Paste. More than 8 sprites and HiRes palette

Latest Change:

  • 2009-01-02, bugfix: switch between mc|hires
  • 2008-12-21, bugfix: saving >= 10frame gif, loading non-transp.gif
  • 2008-12-21, V2.0 release
  • 2008-10-19, scroller-intro
  • 2008-04-20, changed asm-tmpl (header was corrupt)
  • 2008-04-19, 1.01 fixes saving bug
  • 2008-04-18, 2nd release
  • 2008-02-24, initial release (pre-alpha)

V2.01 fixes:

  • switching between mc|hires.
  • saving >= 10frame gif.
  • loading non-transp.gif.

download: noname.c64.org

Happy new year

December 31st, 2008 2 comments

Happy new year to everyone.

Marshall Alexander PaperToys

December 26th, 2008 1 comment

Growing up in the seventies and eighties, my childhood memories basically consist of videogames, bright plastic toys and TV cartoons.

Any time that was left I spent drawing and programming games for my Commodore 64. At a later age a few of my childhood dreams became a reality when I temporarily moved to Melbourne, where I worked as a videogame programmer, did oil-painting in a studio and had my work displayed in one of the local galleries.

After a course in Graphic Design I made a career-switch and became a graphic designer/illustrator. Currently back in The Netherlands I work at a small design company and spend my spare time illustrating my childhood memories and designing papertoys.

I specialize in one-piece papertoys that consist of a single flat piece of paper, which by intricate folding is transformed into a 3-dimensional model.

source: marshallalexander.net

Categories: News & Rumors, Today

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 25th, 2008 1 comment

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! nIGHTFALL Crew.

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

Some old prices of Commodore stuff

November 22nd, 2008 1 comment

Old prices of Commodore stuff:

  • 1982: Commodore Vic 20 + Tape + Games L.330.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Vic 20 L.199.000+VAT (discounted)
  • 1983: Commodore 64 L.599.000+VAT (discounted)
  • 1983: Commodore 64 + Tape + 2 Games L.699.000+VAT (discounted)
  • 1983: Commodore 64 L.825.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Datassette L.120.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Floppy Drive 1541 L.680.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Printer MPS-801 L.550.000+VAT

Price are express in Lira (currency of Italy between 1861 and 2002)

Categories: C64/SX64, 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

400+ C64 Cartridges Roms,Cover scan….

November 2nd, 2008 1 comment

An old but a very great website.

source: direct link to c64 cartridges, mayhem in monsterland homepage

Unboxing my 1541 Ultimate

October 28th, 2008 No comments

Here’s the full unboxing of 1541 Ultimate, Gideon has shipped it 21/10/2008 and it arrived six days later.

Now i’m testing with some Demo’s and Game’s (Single/Multi Disk) all work perfectly.

source: 1541ultimate C64-Wiki

X-2008 Competition Results

October 27th, 2008 2 comments

Competition Results (first three positions):

C64 Demo:

  1. Edge of Disgrace by Booze Design
  2. Natural Wonders 2 by Oxyron
  3. Pearls for Pigs by Xenon
  4. complete results here

C64 Music:

  1. Listen Twice by Jeroen Tel
  2. Fanta In Space by Fanta
  3. Highway Pilot by radiantx
  4. complete results here

C64 Graphics:

  1. Concubism by Archmage
  2. Natural Beast by Yazoo
  3. Drowning in Dreams by ARTuro
  4. complete results here

source: X-2008 Homepage

download: noname.c64.org

photo: scs-trc.net

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

My 1541 Ultimate Shipped ;-D *updated*

October 24th, 2008 No comments

A snapshot from my Personal Account:

;-D i’m very happy.

source: 1541ultimate

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

Commodore Rom <-> Eprom Compatibility

October 23rd, 2008 No comments

This is a old thread on forum64.de , i have translated it for you in english language. An old but very useful faq.

  • C64 with Board Rev. 326298, 250407, 250425… (old C64 case):
  • Rom 901227 (C64 Kernel) replace with 27C64 (8KB) Eprom. You need a special Adaptor 28 Pin Eprom to 24 pin Rom.
  • C64C with Board 250469:
  • Rom 251913 (C64 Basic & C64 Kernel) replace with 27C128 (16KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • 1541 with Board Rev. 154008, 154050, 250442, 250446 (old 1541 case):
  • Rom 901229 (DOS Hi-Rom) replace with 27C64 (8KB) Eprom. You need a special Adaptor 28 Pin Eprom to 24 pin Rom.
  • 1541-C with Board Rev. short motherboard (sometimes old 1541 Board in a new White Case):
  • Rom 251968 (DOS Low-Rom & DOS High-Rom) replace with 27C128 (16KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • 1541-II:
  • Rom 251968 (DOS Low-Rom & DOS High-Rom) replace with 27C128 (16KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • C128:
  • Rom 251913 (C64 Basic & C64 Kernel) replace with 27C128 (16KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • 1570:
  • Rom 315090 (1570 DOS Rom) replace with 27C256 (32KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • 1571:
  • Rom 310654 (1571 DOS Rom) replace with 27C256 (32KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • C128-D Plastic Case:
  • The same of C128 & 1571.
  • C128-DCR Metal Case:
  • Rom 318077 (C64 Basic, C64 Kernel, C128 Editor, Z80 Bios, C128 Kernel) replace with 27C256 (32KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • Rom 318047 (1571DCR DOS Rom) replace with 27C256 (32KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.
  • 1581:
  • Rom 318045 (1581 DOS Rom) replace with 27C256 (32KB) Eprom. Without special Adaptor.

source: forum64.de

download original roms: zimmers.net

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

Dtvtrans+ v1.0pre3 Release *updated*

October 20th, 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.

Changelog:
dtvtrans+ 1.0pre3 (20081009) 1570

  • [PC] use -n for safe setup and -s for sync simulate (clash with tlr’s dtvtrans 1.0)
  • [PC] autotype timing fixes found by eh6_ghost/bencao74

Changelog:

  • (2008-10-18: fixed flashing AT49BV163A)

download: picobay.com/dtv_wiki

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

DTVmkfs v0.9 released + Mac OSx source fix

October 19th, 2008 No comments

Dtvmkfs build a file system image for flashing into the C64 DTV (v2/v3). The hummer racing game uses a different flash load routine, so the SYS-address needs to be set in a special way for this to work, or a DTV-kernel must be used.

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