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CBM prg Studio v3.12.0 released

January 13th, 2018 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 3.12.0 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 in v3.12.0:

  • Assembler:
    • SaveBlock directive.
    • Repeat..EndRepeat directive.
    • Improved “IfDef” directive.
    • Start address can be a label.
  • Screen Editor:
    • New export options for assembly and BASIC programs.
  • General:
    • “Go to” dialog can now use BASIC line numbers.
    • Cursor colour can be changed.
    • Cursor blinking can be turned on/off.
  • Debugger:
    • Variables can be watched.
    • Separate windows for the stack, breakpoints and watches.
    • Stack pointer shown in stack window.
    • Support for the “C64 Debugger”. See here for details of this debugger.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Assembler:
    • A comma in quotes as a text or byte directive was not being generated.
    • Reformatting text issues.
    • Global variables appearing twice in the autocomplete list.
    • Forward references for local labels in macros not assembling.
  • BASIC:
    • Incorrect ‘Jump to destination’ and ‘return from jump’ with ‘similar’ line numbers.
  • Screen Editor:
    • Screen mode not being saved/recalled properly.
    • Binary file export problems.
  • General:
    • Crash when using certain mono fonts.
    • Bad formatting of output from data generator tool.

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

Note In this version, each target machine can have its own default project directory. If you are upgrading from a previous version (before version 2.5.1) of CBM prg Studio you may be asked to set up your project directories again. Your current projects will not be affected.

Download: CBM prg Studio v3.12.0 (261)

source: ajordison.co.uk

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.7 released.

January 7th, 2018 No comments

SNDH archive v4.7 released – 323 new/updated SNDH files (1209 subtunes) – (total 10238 tunes)

Ever since the birth of the Atari ST, different chip music formats have had different ways to use them. If you are coding a chip music player for the Atari ST you would have to use dozens and dozens of special ways to replay music.

But in the mid 90′s, BDC of Aura crew became tired of this inelegant system and decided to fix the issue once and for all. He then created the ‘SNDH’ file format. SNDH is actually the original songfile and replaycode with a header bolted on top of the music and replayer. The header has a unified calling interface no matter what type of chip music is hidden beneath it, and it has extended datas about the music.

Download: SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.7 (397)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.9.6

January 2nd, 2018 No comments

Hoxs64 written by David Horrocks is a Commodore 64 emulator for Microsoft Windows 2K/XP/Vista/Seven (DirectX 9+)

The emulator substantially reproduces this legacy machine in minute detail.

Changelog:

  • CIA old timer B bug timing fixes for Wilfred Bos’s alternate version of the dd0dtest.
  • Updated 8580 SID combined wave with slightly improved samples from a real C64C CSG 8580R5.
  • Added a new joystick setting to enable the use all fire buttons.
  • Added separate VBL sync or line sync options for both Direct X full screen and windowed mode.
  • Fixed the “Stretch with border clip” in some resolutions to provide a more optimal zoom.

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 24th, 2017 1 comment

 

High Voltage SID Collection Update #68

December 23rd, 2017 No comments

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike.

The work on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors’ spare time and is proudly one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

This update features (all approximates):

  • 700 new SIDs
  • 222 fixed/better rips
  • 2 repeats/bad rips eliminated
  • 327 SID credit fixes
  • 20 SID model/clock infos
  • 3 tunes from /DEMOS/UNKNOWN/ identified
  • 1 tunes from /GAMES/ identified
  • 24 tunes moved out of /DEMOS/ to their composers’ directories
  • 0 tunes moved out of /GAMES/ to their composers’ directories

Download:

source: www.hvsc.c64.org

C64 Big Game Pack: IK Ultimate / Genius 2 +7D / Mental Moons …

December 23rd, 2017 No comments

NEW TAG: C64 BIG GAME PACK

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

Titles:

  • Squid Jump Preview V2
  • IndeflataBall +5
  • Squid Jump Preview
  • International Karate Ultimate Preview [easyflash]
  • International Karate Ultimate Preview
  • Modulot II +1D
  • Modulot II +
  • Modulot II
  • CRX Race [unprotected original]
  • Quarx V2 +2HFD
  • Vaultman 2 1.1 +4D
  • Dracula’s Castle
  • Dracula’s Castle +4
  • Mental Moons +3
  • International Karate Ultimate [easyflash]
  • 8192 Preview
  • Tower Snake Preview +2
  • Tower Snake Preview
  • Tower Snake Demo
  • Spyders 2 Preview
  • Tink’s Adventure +D
  • Genius 2 +7D
  • Genius Enhanced +7D
  • International Karate Ultimate V1.1
  • Tuk Goes to Town +D
  • Spyders 2 Preview
  • International Karate Ultimate
  • Tink’s Subtraction Fair +
  • Tink’s Subtraction Fair +
  • Tonk in the Land of Buddy-Bots
  • Star Wars (Version 1981) +
  • Star Wars (Versions 1977 and 1981)
  • Slime Deluxe (World of Commodore Version)
  • Jumpy64 Preview
  • Gone In 64 Seconds Preview
  • Hangman V2 Basic for Kids
  • Integer Tic Tac Toe
  • Spellcast Preview V2 +3

Download: All Games in One Archive (831)

source: csdb.dk

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 (192)

source: hxc2001.com

DreamPSU – Making your Dreamcast™ cool again.

December 15th, 2017 No comments
DreamPSU - Making your Dreamcast cool again.

..and after 5 months finally the DreamPSU is here!

DreamPSU – Making your Dreamcast™ cool again.

The DreamPSU is a simple and fast to install replacement power supply for the SEGA Dreamcast that not only reduces heat, but also frees up some much needed internal space for any other mods you may have or want to install.

Last year I noticed my Dreamcast™ getting unusually hot around the power supply, Not long after, I got myself a GDEMU (not required for the DreamPSU, but awesome anyway), and the heat further increased, after doing some research I realized the culprit was the 12v line on the power supply, when it isn’t used it actually reaches 14v and produces a lot of heat, not wanting to modify the existing power supply for when I wanted to use my GDRom disc drive, I thought, OK, I’ll make myself a new power supply.

I recently spoke to a friend of mine and he explained how the Dreamcast™ power supplies will eventually die and people will have to cannibalize other consoles for parts. So I told him about my power supply and he convinced me there might be a market for it and that I should see if people would be interested, So I posted on the Dreamcast-Talk forums and Facebook and indeed it seems like people are.

Features:

  • Small Size, only 48mm x 43mm (1.89in x 1.70in).
  • Drop in, easy to use replacement for original power supply (no modifications necessary).
  • Utilizes your original Dreamcast™ power button.
  • Runs from an external 12v 2.5amp power supply (not included).
  • Less heat inside your Dreamcast™ means that will potentially last longer.
  • More space inside your Dreamcast™ for other mods.
  • Spare 12v and 5v power header available for mods.

Gallery:

source: dreampsu.com

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

Multi-Cartridge Acetronic MPU-1000 (1292 APVS) Adapter

December 7th, 2017 No comments
Multi-Cartridge Acetronic MPU-1000 (1292 APVS) Extension (Adapter)

Very nice adapter designed by Rolo that allows you to use the Rolo Multi-Cartridge also on the Acetronic MPU-1000 or any 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System compatible consoles.

Gallery:

source: atariage.com

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

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 (290)

source: hxc2001.com

C64 DiskMagazine: Vandalism News #67

November 30th, 2017 2 comments

Onslaught / Offence / Vandalism News Staff, bring to you the 67th issue of the Vandalism News.

Download:

source: csdb.dk

C64 Big Game Pack: Cookie +2D / Penetrator +3DG / Sky Runner …

November 22nd, 2017 1 comment

NEW TAG: C64 BIG GAME PACK

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

Titles:

  • Mr. Wong’s Loopy Laundry +4
  • Mr. Wong’s Loopy Laundry
  • Border Blast 3 [enhanced] [seuck]
  • Ball
  • Giełda’96 [polish]
  • Breathalyzer
  • Ball +D
  • Zeta-7 +2DGF
  • Moonspire: The Draxx War – Preview
  • Minima Reloaded V1.2 +4DG
  • QWAK 1.3 +4
  • Ball +3D
  • Bacillus Preview 2a +3
  • Cookie +D
  • Breathalyzer
  • Cookie +
  • Petunia Pickle’s Pumpkin Preview +D
  • Cookie +2D
  • Cookie
  • Ant Attack +6DG
  • Space Shooter Preview
  • Cookie +3D
  • Petunia Pickle’s Pumpkin Preview +4D
  • Gruniozerca +2D
  • Gruniozerca +D
  • Penetrator +3DG
  • Penetrator +3D 101%
  • 2K Race
  • 2K Race Crack
  • Sadistomatic +3
  • More… what?! +
  • More… what?!
  • Chakram +2 [seuck]
  • QWAK 1.3 +4CHD
  • Jeep Command +3D
  • Mutants +4D
  • Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge +2D
  • Seabase Delta +D
  • Highway Encounter +4D
  • Mr. Wimpy +5D
  • Bosconian 87 +3D
  • Gribbly’s Special Day Out +5DH
  • Gribbly’s Day Out +5DHF
  • Akalabeth Preview
  • Sky Runner +5D 101%

Download: All Games in One Archive (853)

source: csdb.dk

Bidding ended to €24.050,00 for the Commodore 65

November 20th, 2017 No comments

source: ebay.de wikipedia

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

Bidding ended to €4.310,00 for the Commodore 64 Golden Edition

November 20th, 2017 No comments
Categories: Event(s), News & Rumors, Today

Bidding ended to €81.450,00 for the Commodore 65 + Expansion Ram

November 8th, 2017 2 comments

source: ebay.de wikipedia

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