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A new donation from Piero Todorovich

December 26th, 2014 No comments

I thank Piero Todorovich for the donation.

Electronic components donated:

  • 1 x MOS 8566R2 (VIC II PAL C128)
  • 1 x MOS 6569R3 (VIC II PAL C64)
  • 1 x MOS 8563R9 (Video Display Controller VDC)
  • 2 x MOS 6526 (Complex Interface Adapter CIA)
  • 1 x MOS 8722R2 (Memory Management Unit MMU)
  • 1 x MOS 6581R3 (SID)
  • 1 x MOS 6581 (SID)
  • 1 x MOS 318018-02 (Commodore 128 BASIC Lo Rom)
  • 1 x MOS 318019-02 (Commodore 128 BASIC Hi Rom)
  • 1 x MOS 251913-01 (BASIC/Kernal ROM C64C/C128)
  • 1 x MOS 318020-03 (Commodore 128 Kernal Rom)
  • 1 x MOS 390059-01 (Commodore 128 character Rom)
  • 2 x TMM 23256P (256k BIT Mask ROM)
  • 1 x OKI M2764Z (8K x 8 PROM)
  • 1 x AMI 6359112 (IBM 5150 ROM Basic 1.1 FA000-FBFFF; IBM P/N: 5000022)
  • 1 x AMI 6359113 (IBM 5150 ROM Basic 1.1 FC000-FDFFF; IBM P/N: 5000023)
  • 6 x AMI 6359300 (CGA/MDA BIOS ROM)
  • 1 x AMI 6277356 (IBM EGA BIOS ROM)
  • 2 x MOTOROLA 5000027 (IBM 5160 BIOS ROM)

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 24th, 2014 No comments

Commodore 64 Gold Edition on (Sold out – € 4.365,55)

December 22nd, 2014 No comments

This a special edition of the Commodore C64, celebrating the 1.000.000th sale of the C64 in Germany. This is one of the most desirable Commodore items. There are about 300 golden Commodore C64 produced. The numbers from 1.000.000 until 1.000.100 were for the staff of the Commodore factory Braunschweig.

The rest was given to hard- en software companies, magazine-publishers and distributors. The C64 is a computer system with a keyboard, external power-supply and a motherboard. On the motherboard you will find a MOS 6510 processor, RAM / ROM memory, MOS 6569 VIC-II video chip, MOS 6581 SID sound chip and twice a MOS 6526 CIA. PAL version.


Categories: Event(s), News & Rumors, Today

C64 Game: Mini-Arcade: Climax +1FD / Brick Buster +3D …

December 10th, 2014 No comments

Some new games or tools (Cracked / Trained or Unrealeased) for Commodore 64 have been released from your favorites groups.


  • Aviator Arcade [16kb cartridge]
  • Pixel City Skater
  • Aviator Arcade +3
  • Voivod Attack [16kb cartridge]
  • Voivod Attack +5
  • Cosmic Ark +4HFD 101% [pal/ntsc]
  • Pixel City Skater [16kb cartridge]
  • p0snake +2DP [pal/ntsc]
  • p0snake [16kb cartridge]
  • Honey Bee +6FD [pal/ntsc]
  • Honey Bee Redux [16kb cartridge]
  • C-2048 [16kb cartridge]
  • C-2048 +
  • C-2048 +HF [pal/ntsc]
  • Race [16kb cartridge]
  • Race
  • Toyz [16kb cartridge]
  • Cowboy Duel Junior +1F DE [english+german] [pal/ntsc]
  • Blackjack aka Twenty-One (C64 & PLUS/4)
  • Cowboy Duel Junior – Live Your Dream …Again!
  • Falling [16kb cartridge]
  • Falling &MHS
  • Blackjack aka Twenty-One +1
  • Falling [pal/ntsc]
  • Falling +1H
  • Toyz
  • Falling
  • Tiger Claw +3D
  • Penultimate Fantasy [pal/ntsc]
  • Tiger Claw [16kb cartridge]
  • Mini Arcade: Climax [16kb cartridge]
  • Brick Buster [16kb cartridge]
  • Penultimate Fantasy [16kb cartridge]
  • Mini Arcade: Climax +D
  • Brick Buster +3D
  • Penultimate Fantasy + [pal/ntsc]
  • Penultimate Fantasy +
  • Fickle [16kb cartridge]
  • Tutti Frutti 64 V0.1 [16kb cartridge]
  • Penultimate Fantasy 100% +3DF [pal/ntsc]
  • Tutti Frutti 64 Preview +2
  • Fickle +5D
  • Brilliant Maze +2D
  • Mini-Arcade: Climax +1FD [pal/ntsc]
  • Attack of the Mutant Aliens +

Download: All Games in One Archive (750)


C64 Game: Paper Plane +21D / X-Force +35D …

November 30th, 2014 No comments

Some new games or tools (Cracked / Trained or Unrealeased) for Commodore 64 have been released from your favorites groups.


  • Paper Plane +1HFD 100% [pal/ntsc]
  • Donkey Kong Junior +6HD [onefiled]
  • Paper Plane +21D [crazy hack]
  • Paper Plane
  • Bruce Lee II Preview
  • Donkey Kong Junior +5HD [onefiled]
  • Bomb Fusion +32D [crazy hack]
  • Laberinto [spanish]
  • Donkey Kong Junior +3D [onefiled]
  • Paper Plane &H [pal/ntsc]
  • Rocky Memphis Preview 2 +1M
  • Rocky Memphis Preview 2
  • Rocky Memphis Preview 2 + [onefiled]
  • Moonspire Preview +2
  • Moonspire Preview
  • X-Force +35D [crazy hack]
  • Kanga +3D
  • Rocky Memphis Preview 2 [pal/ntsc]
  • Pandora +4DS +Pic
  • Laberinto +2T

Download: All Games in One Archive (737)

Graph2Font v3.9.9.3 (Lite/Full) & Atari Graphics Studio v2.9.9

November 24th, 2014 No comments

TomaszTebeBiela has released an update of the program Graph2Font v3.9.9.3 and the Atari Graphics Studio v2.9.9.

This project began many years ago as a simple graphics converter for Atari but over the years the features are significantly increased. The converter runs under Windows.



Radio Shack Tandy 4000SX

November 23rd, 2014 No comments
Radio Shack Tandy 4000SX

I thank my dear friend Ciro ( for giving me the Personal Computer Radio Shack Tandy 4000SX.

Some photo:

Tandy 4000SX uses a intel 80386SX microprocessor at 16 megahertz, 32-bit CPU Offers true Intel 386 processing in a 286 hardware environment.

Tandy designed and engineered with full IBM PC/AT compatibility. Uses hardware and software compatible with the IBM standard for IBM PC/XT/AT computers.


Donation of retro things.

November 22nd, 2014 No comments

For this donation i thank: Andrea C. from Trieste.

Donated items:

  • 1 x Apple Macintosh SE / Keyobard / Mouse / Cables
  • 1 x Apple StyleWriter II / Cables
  • 1 x Fenner MSX SPC-800
  • 1 x Philips Quickdisk VY-0002
  • 1 x Commodore 64 / Powersupply
  • 1 x Bear Games Autovocabolario di Tedesco (MSX Software / TAPE)
  • 1 x Bear Games Piramide Mortale Turbo (MSX Software / TAPE)
  • 1 x Bear Games Il Tesoro di Argan Allunaggio (MSX Software / TAPE)
  • 1 x Driller Tanks (MSX Software / TAPE)
  • 1 x Antart (MSX Software / TAPE)
  • 1 x A.M.C. / Dinamic (MSX Software / TAPE)

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

C64 Game: Donkey Kong Junior +6D / Bandana City +22D …

November 10th, 2014 No comments

Some new games or tools (Cracked / Trained or Unrealeased) for Commodore 64 have been released from your favorites groups.


  • Centipede Junior +1J
  • Power Pyramids +31D [crazy hack]
  • Helicopter Attack Preview +3E [pal/ntsc]
  • Wacky Waste +2D
  • Eggland +4
  • International Karaoke +
  • International Karaoke + [Extended Party Disk]
  • Mr. Mephisto +5DGM 101%
  • Dr Jones [swedish]
  • Aviator Arcade Preview +2
  • Aviator Arcade Preview +
  • 4 Swedish Adventures [swedish]
  • Darkland +2
  • X-Force +6D [2in1 version]
  • Donkey Kong Junior
  • Donkey Kong Junior +6D
  • Donkey Kong Junior +D
  • 3D Roam +2D
  • Penetrator Preview +
  • Bandana City +22D [crazy hack]
  • Donkey Kong Junior +3D [onefiled]
  • Gravitrix Preview +2

Download: All Games in One Archive (756)

Texas Instruments Expansion System (Peripheral Expansion Box)

November 9th, 2014 No comments
Texas Instruments Expansion System (Peripheral Expansion Box - PEB)

I thank my dear friend Ciro ( for giving me the “Peripheral Expansion System” and for making me discover a whole new world of the Home Computer Texas Instruments TI-99/4A.


The Peripheral Expansion Box (aka P-Box or PEB) is a stable, silver/gray plastic and die-cast metal box containing eight slots for peripheral expansion cards and a compartment for a floppy drive or two drives of half height (“slim-line”, slim as understood in the 70ies and 80ies; today it is the normal height of 5,25″ drives for PCs).

The PEB offers space for 8 expansion cards. All slots are wired in parallel, and the power supply is designed to supply all cards including up to two floppy drives. Floppy drives may be put into the right compartment of the box.

With the appearance of hard disk controller cards, users tried to mount hard drives into the box into the floppy compartment. However, the power supply is not designed to sustain the current required for the hard drives; thus, a separate power supply is recommended.

All peripheral cards are expected to provide their own voltage regulators. Therefore, it is not recommended to replace the power supply by today’s PC switched power supplies, as those already provide regulated power which may cause the regulators on the cards to lower the voltage below the acceptable range.

Zoe playing at Ms.Pac man on the TI-99/4A:


CBM prg Studio v3.2.0 released

October 29th, 2014 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 3.2.0 is released. There are a lot of new features in this version. I’d really appreciate it if you report any bugs you find or have any suggestions/comments.

CBM prg Studio allows you to type a BASIC or Machine Code program in using a nice Windows environment and convert it to a ‘.prg’ file which you can run on an emulator, or even a real C64 / VIC20 or PET if you’re feeling brave and have the right kit.

CBM prg Studio is the result of merging C64PrgGen and VIC20PrgGen. Adding new features and fixing bugs in two apps which were 95% similar was a bit of a nightmare so merging them made sense.

It was also a good opportunity for a face lift and to add some new features, such as:

  • Programs are project based, meaning all related source files, sprite files etc. are kept in one place and multiple source files can be linked more easily.
  • Tabbed MDI.
  • Syntax highlighting.

What CBM prg Studio isn’t is a front-end for tok64, cbmcnvrt, bastext or any other tokeniser / detokeniser / assembler. It’s all been written completely from scratch.

New features:

  • PTEXT and NULL directives.
  • NULL added to GenerateTo directive.
  • Colour printing.
  • Source overview.

Bug Fixed:

  • Assembler:
    • Reformatting code.
    • Some arithmetic problems with variables.
  • Basic:
    • Some screen code fixes.
    • Renumbering TRAP keyword (BASIC 3.5 & 7)
    • Mixing upper/lower case in DATA statements.
    • Wrong load address for some C128 BASIC projects.
  • General:
    • Better support for Turkish language.
    • Wrong toolbar shown after start-up page.
    • Case sensitive auto-complete
    • Problems with the build events.

Download: CBM prg Studio v3.2.0 (520)


Considerable donation of retro things for my Repair Laboratory

October 28th, 2014 No comments

I must thank my friends which have contributed to the growth of my Repair Laboratory with donations of spare parts.

For this donation i thank: Andrea Pierdomenico, Paolo M.R, Paolo Cognetti.

The items listed below are in poor condition and they are not working.

Donated items:

  • 2 x Atari 800 XL
  • 1 x Amstrad CPC 464
  • 1 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2
  • 2 x Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k
  • 3 x Commodore 6499
  • 1 x Joystick Spectravideo
  • 1 x Joystick Suncom Slik Stik
  • 1 x Joystick Competition Pro deluxe version (PC)
  • 1 x Commodore VIC-20 RF Modulator
  • 1 x Commodore VIC-20
  • 1 x Philips MSX VG-8020
  • 3 x Commodore 64 Power Supply
  • 1 x Commodore Amiga 500 Power Supply
  • 1 x Philips NMS 800 Data Recorder
  • 1 x SVI Spectravideo 904 Data Cassette
  • 1 x SVI Spectravideo 728 MSX Home Computer
  • 1 x Commodore 16
  • 1 x Commodore Floppy Drive 1541
  • 1 x Apple IIc
  • 6 x Sinclair Spectrum Microdrive (only the drive)
  • 1 x Motherboard XT Clone
  • 1 x Motherboard XT IBM 5150
  • 1 x Power Supply Clone XT 5150
  • 1 x MDA Graphics Card ISA
  • 1 x Floppy Controller ISA
  • 1 x Motherboard Amiga 600
  • Some Floppy Disk.
  • Some Tape Cassette.
  • Some cables.

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

X-2014: Official demo party results & Downloads

October 27th, 2014 No comments

This is the official demo party results from X-2014 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB X2014 section for more informations and downloads.

C64 Demo Competition:

  • Comaland / Censor & Oxyron
  • The Booze Demo / Booze Design
  • RGB / Fairlight & Offence & Prosonix

C64 Graphics Competition:

  • Duck It / PAL / Offence
  • Tentacles / Redcrab / G*P
  • Fakers Home Boobs Palace / Yazoo / Oxyron / Censor

C64 Music Competition:

  • 64 Forever / Linus / Viruz
  • Featuring Daft Punk / Randall / MSL
  • Title Needed / GRG / Shape




SD2Snes Firmware v0.1.7 (Beta/Preview 3) released

October 19th, 2014 No comments

Ikari has released a new firmware for the SD2Snes Flash Cartridge (Super Nintendo/Famicom). The upgrade instructions can be found here.

Full Changelog:

A minor update, mainly in the name of stability. This hopefully eliminates glitches unrelated to the in-game buttons on some consoles, e.g. Seiken Densetsu 3 rebooting intermittently or graphical glitches in DKC 2+3, that had been introduced with v0.1.7 preview 1.

  • Reintroduce more aggressive filtering for control and address lines from the SNES, previously removed after v0.1.6
  • Unify and centralize signal edge detection for all sub-units (e.g. S-RTC, MSU1, BSX, DSP etc.) instead of each unit having its own (slightly different) edge detection.
  • In-game controller scan has become slightly more time effective under certain circumstances (Auto Joypad Read enabled but no NMIs).
  • In-game hooks are now disabled for 10 seconds after loading or resetting a game to help certain games get past their boot screens. This will be configurable in the final.
  • Reconfigure the FPGA only when necessary on warm reset, speeding up “reset to sd2snes menu” by a couple hundred milliseconds.
  • Fix an MMIO access priority bug for DSPx.
  • Fix BS-X ROM detection for games with 2 startups left.
  • Fix directory browsing being broken after setting the clock.

Download: SD2Snes Firmware v0.1.7 Beta/Preview Rev 3 (596)


Categories: Firmware, News & Rumors, Today

Commodore CBM 4040 Dual Drive Floppy Disk

October 19th, 2014 No comments
Commodore CBM 4040 Dual Drive Floppy Disk

I must thank Davide M. for the donation.


The Commodore 4040 is the replacement for the previous models 2040 (USA) and 3040 (Europe). It’s a dual drive 5¼” floppy disk subsystem for Commodore International computers. It uses a wide case form, and uses the IEEE-488 interface common to Commodore PET/CBM computers.

These drive models use a similar single density, single side floppy data storage format to that used by the Commodore 1541 drive, but with a slightly different data marker indicating which model originally formatted the disk. The low-level disk format was similar enough to allow reading between models, but different enough that one series of drive models could not reliably write to disks formatted with one of the other model series.

Download: CBM 2040-3040-4040-8050 Disk Drive Manual (1129)

Testing the Floppy Drive with the ZoomFloppy interface:

source: wikipedia