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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 (1284)

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 (242)

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

Sega Game Gear Recap

December 12th, 2017 No comments
Sega Game Gear Recap

Sega Game Gear Recap

Defect:

  • Dead but the Power LED is turned ON.

Repair:

  • Replaced all capacitors (Main / DC-DC / Audio)

Gallery of the repair:

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 (359)

source: hxc2001.com

Monitor HP w2228h (replaced Capacitors)

December 4th, 2017 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

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 (1269)

source: csdb.dk

Cleaning/Replacing capacitors Amiga 2000 (REV 4) + PSU

November 22nd, 2017 1 comment
Cleaning and Replacing capacitors Amiga 2000 (REV 4) + PSU

Works that have been made on this Amiga 2000:

  • Replaced the power plug with capacitors inside.
  • Replaced PSU capacitors.
  • Cleaning the motherboard with the toothbrush and PCC Kontakt.

Gallery:

 

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

Hanimex 2650/Arcadia 2001/Leonardo – Repair & Composite Mod

November 17th, 2017 No comments
Hanimex 2650/Arcadia 2001/GIG Leonardo (loose) Repair & Composite Video Output

Hanimex 2650/Arcadia 2001/GIG Leonardo (loose) Repair & Composite Video Output.

I start to say that this motherboard was not in repair but in one box of  spare parts. I have only the motherboard of this console, no external case, joystick, power supply … totally useless.

Past and present defects:

  • Some time ago the two EMF coils are exploded (see the photo) maybe the capacitor was in short circuit after the two coils
  • Also a capacitors near the coils is disappeared.
  • Black and White video output.

Repair and Video Composite modding:

  • I have bypassed the two coils for the 12v DC.
  • Removed the RF modulator.
  • I have cutted 3 resistors for the video composite output, you can get a better image (contrast and color) (see photo)
  • Replaced a 4066 because are missing two outputs of the R-G-B signal and that’s why the image was in black and white.
  • Added a temporary push button for the RESET.
  • The console without the RF modulator can be powered at 9v DC and not 12v DC, thus avoiding boiling the poor 7805.

Gallery of the repair:

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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

Acetronic (Radofin 1292) MPU-1000 Composite MOD

November 8th, 2017 2 comments
Acetronic (Radofin 1292) MPU-1000 Composite MOD

This Video Composite MOD needs some work unlike other similar consoles, you need to remove a resistor and insert a trimmer, otherwise the Video Composite output signal is really bad.

Works that need to be done:

  • Remove the RF Modulator (remove it completely)
  • Remove the 4.7k Resitor (see photo)
  • Solder a 22k Trimmer between the resistor hole (hole side to pin 8 of the TEA 1002/PE1X) and the ground, the third pin of the trimmer is the Video Composite output. (see photo)
  • Solder a wire for the Audio output. (see photo)
  • Use the same hole of the RF cable for the new video and audio cable.

Before closing everything i recommend to adjust the trimmer for the best Video output.

Gallery of the Video Composite MOD: