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1541 Ultimate II: New firmware v2.6h

August 10th, 2013 No comments

A new version of the firmware for the interface 1541 Ultimate II is released. This version runs only on the 1541 Ultimate II cartridge (new fpga).

Version 2.6h includes some new features and fixes:

  • Timing fixed for C64C
  • Newer version of built-in MOD player.
  • Bug fixes regarding USB stick removal.
  • Enhancements under the hood for networking support. Network support will be enabled later, is not part of this version!

Release notes:

  • Version 2.6h contains some small fixes on top of 2.6d.  This build is a DUAL DRIVE version with NO SID emulation.

Download: 1541 Ultimate II Firmware v2.6h (785)

source: 1541ultimate.net

Categories: Firmware, News & Rumors, Today

Personal Computer IBM 5160 with Octek VGA and ADLib

August 8th, 2013 No comments
VGA ISA 8/16 BIT and ADLib ISA 8 BIT

I have upgraded my Personal Computer IBM 5160 by adding an 8-bit ISA Sound Card (adlib) and Video Card Vga 8/16 bit ISA from Octek.

Below some videos of the tests done:

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HxC Floppy Emulator: Software v2.0.16.0

August 7th, 2013 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Release notes for the HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.0.16.0:

  • FAT12 Loader/generator : Files size, disk size & disk free size displayed, lots of sanity checks added.
  • TRS80 Writer : Bad free() removed.
  • General : Software passed with valgrind : Some memory leaks and possible issues corrected.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr lotharek.pl

C64SD V2 Infinity + ITS firmware update v0.10.3.7

August 5th, 2013 No comments
ITS TAP Module

It was released a new firmware for the C64SD Infinity + ITS Module by Manosoft which fixes some minor compatibility issues present in the previous release with some C64 Filebrowser.

Download: C64SD Firmware v0.10.3.7 (604)

source: manosoft.it

Categories: Firmware, News & Rumors, Today

BFP (Baroque Floppy People) 2013: Official demo party results

August 4th, 2013 No comments

This is the official demo party results from BFP (Baroque Floppy People) Top 3 Entries only. See also the BFP homepage for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • 1. Wonderland XII by Censor Design
  • 2. Scrollwars by Fairlight, Offence, Prosonix
  • 3. 20 Years Is Nothing by Hack n’ Trade

C64 Music:

  • 1. Da Cheese Cut by Scarzix
  • 2. Alice in Wonderland by Magnar Harestad
  • 3. Frozen Yoghurt by Qdor

C64 Graphics:

  • 1. The West Is Not Too Wild by Yazoo
  • 2. Fearless by Sphinx
  • 3. Skål by AcidT*rroreast

Download: BFP (Baroque Floppy People) full Party stuff (447)

source: noname.c64.org/csdb BFP Homepage

C64 Game: Mysterix +1ED / Sheepoid DX +7HD / Scramble 1k +3 …

August 3rd, 2013 No comments

Atari Głuchołazy 2013 (2K13) party results

August 1st, 2013 No comments

This is the official demo party results from the Atari Głuchołazy 2013. See also the Atari Głuchołazy 2013 homepage for more informations.

Graphics Compo:

  • 1. Fred by Piesiu
  • 2. Glazy2013 by Rocky
  • 3. Pszczelak by Rocky
  • 4. Wampirek by Rocky
  • 5. Ogrodnik by Nosty

Music Compo:

  • 1. Chip Spring Tune by LiSU
  • 2. Far Away by stRing

Code Compo:

  • 1. Wielbłądy 2 by Lamers
  • 2. Lashes of flashes by TDC

Download:

source: atari.org.pl/party13/

Commodore Free Magazine Issue #70 and #71

July 29th, 2013 No comments

Commodore Free Magazine Issue #70 and #71

Free to download Commodore magazine dedicated to Commodore Computers.

In the issue #70 you can find:
Editorial
Commodore Free E-Cover Tape #5
Readers Comments
NEWS
Commodore: The Amiga Years
Gangnam_64-Style
Lotek64 Issue 44 Released
Commodore Gaming Party 2007 Video
Asteroids +4 Emulator
SX-64 Commercial Update
More CommVEx 2012 Videos
JPEG2000 Plugin Released
Amiga 1200 Badges
Review: Stair Runner for the PET
Interview with Jeremy Smith
Review: Ladybug for the PET

 

SEUCK 2013 Competition Entries
Tetwels Released For The VIC 20
Ladybug Released For The PET
CommVEx 2012 Videos Being Posted
C64 BASIC Sprites YouTube Video
New V.A.M.P. 0.94 available
Happy Easter
Club Info 129 Released
In the issue #71 you can find:
Editorial
Commodore Free E-Cover Tape #6
NEWS
AmigaOS 4: Assist 1.0
StormC 5 Editor Released
Berzerk Redux Final C64
Finding Elvis (Journey To The
Center Of The Earth)
Multicolor2Char v0.2
Petro Tyschtschenko Interview
Hermit’s 1 Rasterline Tracker
Amiga Forever & C64 Forever 2013
NetSurf 3.0 For The Amiga
CommVEx 2012 Videos
Android C64 Emulator
Amiga Forever Essentials

 

More CommVEx 2012 Videos
Flimsoft News
“Network Of Light” from THYX
Thatcher’s Legacy and the UK Games Industry in the 1980s
Review: C64 Walkabout
Review: Sir Ababol / Nanako
“Nightmare Park”
Interview With Lenard Roach

Download:

source: commodorefree.com

Categories: Magazine, News & Rumors, Today

Nordlicht 2013: Official demo party results

July 22nd, 2013 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Nordlicht 2013 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the Nordlicht 2013 homepage for more informations.

Mixed:

  • Pimmelsafari by Metalvotze (Game)
  • Return of the Jedi (Game)
  • Hubbard Selector by Peiselulli (Music Collection)

Mixed Graphics:

  • Night Walk by Arsenic, Oxyron
  • Mind Collapse by Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated
  • Never Trust a c64 by Rabenauge

Mixed Music:

  • Lauter by dEViLOCk
  • N0rdl1cht 2013 by fieserWolf
  • Two Reds For One Blues by Mayday!

Mixed Demo:

  • Natura Morta by Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated
  • Zeropage Gravity by Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated
  • Call of the Past by Arsenic

Productions released outside compos:

  • D71 Ultimate V0.2 (Tool)
  • Demo of the Year 2013 by Phantasy/Hitmen/Laxity/Alpha Flight/Fossil/Oxyron/Chorus/Camelot/Censor Design (Demo)

Download: Nordlicht 2013 full Party stuff (460)

source: noname.c64.org/csdb nordlicht.demoparty.info

HxC Floppy Emulator: Software v2.0.15.1

July 17th, 2013 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Release notes for the HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.0.15.1:

  • FAT12 Loader/generator : Default file creation date set to 1985 to avoid issue with non year 2000 compatibles machines (Kawasaki JS30 robots…).
  • Apple 2 Sectors generator : End of sector sync corrected, 6&2 GCR encoder corrected.
  • Track viewer : Sectors on track boundary display issue corrected.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr lotharek.pl

HxC Floppy Emulator: Software v2.0.15.0 & DOS Disk Image Browser

July 15th, 2013 3 comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

HxC Floppy Emulator DOS Disk Image Browser:

The HxC Floppy Emulator DOS Disk Image Browser is a simplified version of the HxC Floppy Emulator software. This version is designed to replace the VFD solution.

Avantages over the VFD solution:

  • No driver installation needed.
  • Support of 3 mode DOS floppy disk image (1KB sector size) (For PC98 based CNC machines).
  • Support of special/custom DOS floppy disk image (2.5MB,4.5MB,6.78MB…)
  • Ready to be used on non-windows systems (Mac, Linux,…) ! ;)
  • Simple use !

Release notes for the HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.0.15.0:

  • New Loader: SpeccyDos *.SDD support added
  • New Loader: Apple 2 DOS 3.3 (*.DO) & ProDOS (*.PO) raw file image added.
  • New Writer: HFE file with the HDDD A2 support for Apple II (http://www.bootzero.com/HDDD_A2_v1.2/HDDD_A2v1.2.html)
  • New Writer: Atari ST MSA file.
  • New Writer: TRS 80 *.JV3 file. (Done by David Barr ! Thanks to him :) )
  • New Writer: TRS 80 *.DMK file.
  • New Writer: PC88 *.D88 file.
  • FAT12 Loader/generator: Atari ST 902KB  format corrected.
  • FAT12 Loader/generator: Atari ST 4.23MB format corrected.
  • HFE File Writer: Track padding function corrected.
  • EDE File Loader: edt & edv file support added, ASR 10 gap3 adjusted to 36.
  • JV3 File Loader: Sector interleaving correctly implemented.
  • IMD File Writer: No allocated sector issue corrected.
  • XDMS Lib: UTF8 path support added.
  • LIBSAP Lib: UTF8 path support added.
  • New Track/Sector support: GCR “6 and 2″ Apple II DOS 3.3/ProDos.
  • FAT12 Disk Browser:  Handle freeing corrected
  • GUI – Drag & Drop Support: URI type path support added (Linux).
  • GUI – Track viewer window: New buttons to enable/disable track format analysis.
  • GUI – Log window: New buttons to enable/disable logs messages.
  • Raw Loader – Predefined raw formats added:
    • Roland W30/S330/W50/S50/S550 DD Floppy Disk.
    • OS9 1280KB Floppy Disk.
    • Linn/Forat 9000 Floppy Disk.
    • KORG T3 3″5 HD Floppy Disk.
    • Atari ST 3″5 DD Floppy Disk
    • Standard 3″5 DOS ED Floppy Disk
    • Special 2.5MB DOS EXHD Floppy Disk
    • Special 4.5MB DOS EXHD Floppy Disk.
    • Special 6.78MB DOS EXHD Floppy Disk.
  • Updated:
    • Ensoniq EPS 3″5 HD Floppy Disk : Gap3 adjusted.
    • Standard 3″5 DOS HD Floppy Disk : Gap3 adjusted.
    • Standard 3″5 DOS DD Floppy Disk : Gap3 adjusted.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr lotharek.pl

CBM prg Studio v2.7.0 released

July 13th, 2013 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 2.7.0 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:

  • Debugger:
    • Keyboard shortcuts.
    • Instruction cycle counter.
    • Overlay files.
    • VICE Snapshot files (for C64 and VIC 20 only).
    • Better execution control, e.g. step over, into etc.
    • Change SP and SR registers.
    • Memory viewer.
    • Much better performance.
    • Updated tutorial.
  • Character editor:
    • Edited characters indicator.
    • Copy groups of characters.
    • Scroll the scratchpad.
  • BASIC:
    • Batch mode added.
    • Constants can be defined/redefined in code, and use hex values.
    • Auto line numbering inproved.

Bugs fixed:

  • ‘£’ was in invalid BASIC character.
  • $(nn),y was not being assembled properly, whereas ($nn),y was.
  • Casted offsets (offsets which are based on other offsets) were broken.
  • Problems renumbering BASIC programs with ON..GOTO/GOSUB with spaces in the line number list.
  • PC relative offsets (e.g. bvc *-2) fixed.
  • ‘Align’ directive not working.
  • Load/save in character editor.
  • Multicolour issues with the screen/character/sprite editors.
  • Including sprite files (IncBin) into assembly source only generated 63 bytes.

See the help for a complete list of new features and fixed bugs.

Download: CBM prg Studio v2.7.0 (400)

source: ajordison.co.uk

C64 Game: Trance Sector CE +10HFD / Glider Rider +4/D/P/TL …

July 12th, 2013 No comments

ITS Module: TAP player for the C64SD v2.0 (based on sd2iec)

July 11th, 2013 No comments
ITS TAP Module with C64SD v2.0

Autopsy:

I have to thank my friend Damiano for sending me the ITS Module with a low serial number, which like the previous one (C64SD v2.0) i really appreciate it.

The ITS module is a interface that enables SD2IEC to play .TAP files version 1 and version 2 to a commodore machine. The ITS module was designed to fit into the pass-through tape connector of C64SD Infinity and to be connected to the C64SD by a four wires cable that allows C64SD to manage it.

SD2IEC firmware has been modified in order to add the commands and the routines needed to control the external ITS module without removing any of the original SD2IEC functionalities

Features:

  • Play back any V1 or V2 standard .TAP files in order to load them into a commodore machine belonging to the “classic” or “264” series including: VIC-20, VC20, C64, C16, C116, C128 (all
  • versions) and Plus/4. Note: some models of C128D doesn’t have the tape edge-card connector, of  course ITS is not compatible with these machines.
  • Rebuild the original tape grabbed into all the .TAP version 1 and for most of the version 2
  • Work permanently connected between the tape port of the commodore computers and the corresponding datassette (either 1530 white model flat plug or 1531 black model mini-din plug) acting
  • As a pass-through transparent gateway or activated in order to play back .TAP files: no need to connect and disconnect the module to use your datassette.
  • Play back .TAP content with optimal accuracy and completely in digital format without the hassle of file conversions or level adjustment
  • Simulate tape motor activation logic fully so that the play back of the tape is managed as it would be in a real C2N tape. An override button has been provided able to stop the play back of the “virtual tape” at any time when necessary.
  • Work with either 1530 (White model, flat plug) datassette recorder as well as with 1531 (Black, mini-din plug) datassette
  • Load .TAP with multiple programs recorded one after the other (like the classic tape compilations sold in the 80′s)  

What Can’t You Do:

  • Create a .TAP file representing the content of a Tape (i.e. ITS is not a “tape content grabber”)
  • Fix the content of a TAP file in case it’s broken. Broken .TAP won’t load on your Commodore box. Since there are literally thousands of utilities to create and manipulate .TAP files there is the possibility to come across non-standard or incorrect .TAP files.
  • Play back the content of .TAP of version V0. Use an utility to convert V0 .TAP files to V1 such as TapClean then you will be able to use the converted .TAP file with ITS module.
  • Manage programs saved on tape that are based on the tape-counter management or on the time of wind-rewind of the tape.

The ITS Module can be purchased on the Manosoft site.

ITS Tape Loading video:

source: manosoft.it

Silesia Party 7: Official demo party results

July 9th, 2013 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Silesia Party 7 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the Silesia Party homepage for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • 1. “Quadrangulus 80%” Dream
  • 2. “B-Land Scrapbook” Samar

C64 4K Intro:

  • 1. “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” Samar
  • 2. “Big Blue” Vulture

C64 Graphics:

  • 1. “S7″ CRRN/Elysium
  • 2. “Masks” Questor/Albion
  • 3. “Waiting For Silesia” Joodas/Albion

C64 Music (1SID):

  • 1. “Human Hunting” Randall/Arise
  • 2. “In A Rush” MCH/Genesis Project
  • 3. “Cow Anus Fucked” Surgeon/Vulture

C64 Music (2SID):

  • 1. “Love Fileosophy” GRG/Shape
  • 2. “Last Party” Buddha/Vulture
  • 3. “Blank Page, Part 3″ Conrad/Samars.

C64 Sample Music:

  • 1. “Sandmonster” MCH/Genesis Project
  • 2. “Chemoglobina” Bab00n/Brownhole
  • 3. “Kanikurwy” Raf/Vulture

Wild competition:

  • 1. “Somar” Elytarium

Download: Silesia Party 7 full Party stuff (453)

source: noname.c64.org/csdb silesiaparty.pl