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(Italian) Jurassic News numero #53

April 20th, 2015 No comments

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C64 Game: Commando Arcade SE / Knuckle Busters +29D …

April 9th, 2015 No comments

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


  • P0 Snake +4FD 100% [pal/ntsc]
  • Space Ambush +1EJHD
  • Carrera F1
  • On the Farm +34D [crazy hack]
  • Shoot or Die [seuck]
  • Space Trip +24D [crazy hack]
  • Carrera F1 +5H
  • Sex trainer ++ [german]
  • Rabbit Pie HS
  • Commando Arcade SE
  • Bruce Lee II +
  • Ultima IV Remastered
  • Break64 Preview +
  • Break64 Preview [pal/ntsc]
  • Paperboy [cartridge]
  • Trance Sector Ultimate
  • Trance Sector Ultimate +10HD
  • Zyflex Preview +4HF [pal/ntsc]
  • Bimz Preview +2
  • Abyssonaut [seuck]
  • Return of Heracles ++MD+Map
  • Abyssonaut +2D [seuck]
  • Return of Heracles +M V0.9.1
  • Return of Heracles +15
  • Return of Heracles +MD
  • Bruce Lee II v1.9
  • Bruce Lee II v1.9 +
  • Ultima IV Remastered V2.1
  • Knuckle Busters +29D [crazy hack]

Download: All Games in One Archive (933)


Revision 2015 – C64 Party results

April 8th, 2015 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Revision 2015 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB Revision 2015 section for more informations.

C64 4K Intro:

  • 3 – Aura by Fairlight.
  • 4 – The Empress Awakens by Lft.

Mixed Graphics:

  • 4 – Battle of Ilona by Made.
  • 6 – This world is so fucked, let’s end it tonight by Panda Design.
  • 7 – Dude – Got Your Dosage? by Elko, Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated.

Mixed Music:

  • 4 – Space Cheddar by Genesis Project.
  • 5 – New Sids on the Block by Panda Design.
  • 7 – Loose Teeth – Crisp Bacon by Darklite.

Mixed Demo:

  • 3 – GoatLight by Fairlight, Noice, Offence.
  • 5 – $777 by Razor 1911.
  • 9 – Timeline by Scandinavian Allstars.

Download: Revision 2015 Party stuff (763)


Cleaning Commodore Amiga 2000 Power Supply

April 6th, 2015 No comments

Photo of cleaning (before and after):

To clean the power supply i have used compressed air and a media bristle brush.

Commodore Amiga 2000 Black Screen Repair

April 6th, 2015 No comments

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I have repaired the Commodore Amiga 2000 with a Black Screen for a dear friend.

Commodore Amiga 2000 Black Screen Repair


  • Black Screen.


  • The Battery Acid has corroded some pcb tracks (not visible to the naked eye) connected to the pin of the resistor packs RP900.


  • I have made three small bridges between the points on the solder side of the pcb and the problem was fixed in a short time.

Sharp Twin Famicom AN-500R Repair

April 6th, 2015 1 comment
Sharp Twin Famicom AN-500R

I have repaired the Sharp Twin Famicom AN-500R for a dear friend.

Sharp Twin Famicom AN-500R Repair.


  • Black screen.
  • Distorted sound.


  • Cold solder joints.
  • Cleaning the volume slider on the second Joypad.

The microphone is mixed into the output signal, if the contacts of the volume slider are dirty you hear a background noise which disturbs the in game audio.


Gubbdata 2015 – C64 Party results

March 31st, 2015 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Gubbdata 2015 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB GUBBDATA 2015 section for more informations.

 C64 Demo:

  • 1 – Requiem by Vision.
  • 2 – Stereophonik [2sid] by Mahoney.
  • 3 – The Butterfly Effect by Offence.

C64 Music:

  • 1 – Amen, Bigbeat Brother! by Jammer.
  • 2 – Northern Star by Dane.
  • 3 – Obsession by Flex.

C64 Graphics:

  • 1 – Disconnect by Joe.
  • 2 – Dragonslayer by Mermaid.
  • 3 – Beetlephant by redcrab.

Download: Gubbdata 2015 Party stuff (730)


CBM prg Studio v3.2.2 released

March 23rd, 2015 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 3.2.2 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.


  • Import binary file as disassembly.
  • Set sprite scratch pad background colour.
  • Keyboard short cuts for collapsing/expanding regions.

Bug Fixed:

  • Assembler:
    • Generate to disk image.
  • Basic:
    • Improved syntax highlighting.
    • Wrong case used when commenting certain lines.
    • Commenting blank lines.
  • General:
    • Menu and/or tool bar was hidden occasionally.
    • Saving to network drives.
    • Source overview settings not retained.
    • Display problems with medium and large fonts.
    • Better file handling with network drives.

Download: CBM prg Studio v3.2.2 (756)


Repair Apple II Europlus

March 23rd, 2015 1 comment
Repair Apple II EuroPlus

Repair Apple II EuroPlus.

This computer has taken a lot of moisture and temperature changes, it can be seen because the connectors (Apple BUS) have dried up and the plastic tends to break. In addition, some pins of the ICs are rusty, fortunately few.

The main problem of this computer, as well the removal of the usual filter capacitor inside the power supply, was that don’t accepts some basic commands (see photo)

The problem was caused by the malfunction of the PROM 341-0014. (E8)

The owner will have to decide whether to purchase the original PROM (current price €13,90 + Shipping) or use a horrible adapter to insert an EPROM 27C16 (2716) in place of a PROM.

This adapter in addition to changing the aesthetics of the original motherboard brings with it some problems.

  • 16k language card don’t work.
  • Long cards which extend to the part of the circuit board cannot be used.

Gallery of the repair:


Fix NEC FD1054 (360k) 5.25 Floppy Drive

March 18th, 2015 1 comment

This Floppy Drive, but probably also other models, suffer of a quite annoying problem.

The little box in aluminum placed over the head of the Floppy Drive comes off, this happens because the bioadhesive foam rubber that was used to fix the “box” on the head will dry.

This piece of aluminum that at first thing can seem absolutely useless, however it is not, because it is a balancer, without this little piece of aluminum the floppy drive head vibrates and consequently don’t read / write properly.

The replacement of the bioadhesive foam rubber is very simple.

  • Remove the top of the Floppy Drive (3 screws)
  • Look for the little box that are detached and wanders inside the Floppy Drive.
  • Thoroughly clean the remains of the bioadhesive foam rubber inside the box and on the upper side of the head (see photo). Don’t make much pressure on the head.
  • Use another piece of foam rubber with the same thickness (see photo). For this purpose you can use a thousand of way to fix this box, the important thing is that must remain raised and  don’t touch the Floppy Disk (see photo)
  • Fix the foam on both sides with a glue, i suggest a small amount of Bostik or Loctite – Super Attak.
  • Wait for it to dry.
  • Close everything.

Forever 2015 – Back to the Cyberspace – C64 Party results

March 17th, 2015 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Forever 2015 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB FOREVER 2015 section for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • 1  -  Rainy Days by Singular.
  • 2  -  Shadows of the Cyberspace [party version] by Nah-Kolor.
  • 3  -  GXAdvert by Atlantis, Fantastic 4 Cracking Group.

C64 Music:

  • 1  -  Hexadragon by Factor6.
  • 2  -  Preludium by Sad.
  • 3  -  2xperiment by Gaetano Chiummo.

C64 Graphics:

  • 1  -  Fish & Wish by Leon.
  • 2  -  Walking on the Moon by Mermaid.
  • 3  -  Voima Laulaa by Reekol.

C64 1K Intro:

  • 1  -  Rotzom01 by Busy, Noro.
  • 2  -  Last Place by Coine.
  • 3  -  1k Forever by Atlantis, Fantastic 4 Cracking Group.

Download: Forever 2015 Party stuff (735)

source: party photo #1 party photo #2

C64 Game: Burnin’ Pen ’64 +3J / Nibbler +3HFD / Star Slayer +34D …

March 4th, 2015 No comments

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


  • Ninja Scooter Simulator +26D [crazy hack]
  • C64hess – Chess Puzzles +D
  • Clef Climber &D
  • Finders Keepers &D
  • Follow the Leader &D
  • Spy Defense +2D
  • Beach Buggy Simulator +28D [crazy hack]
  • Pac Man Arcade Preview
  • Nonterraqueous +6MD &Map
  • Burnin’ Pen ’64 +3J [pal/ntsc]
  • Twister +1D
  • Bug Blaster HS
  • Demon Stalkers +5MD [one-sided]
  • Panic Planet HS
  • Street Warriors +28D [crazy hack]
  • Nibbler +3HFD [pal/ntsc]
  • Donkey Kong Junior [pal/ntsc] [easyflash]
  • Supercart 60-in-1 [Easyflash]
  • The Sword of Fargoal 101% +10DG
  • Inglish Glatss V1
  • Twist It
  • Longer II
  • Color Confusion
  • Star Slayer +34D [crazy hack]
  • Bodeseh Spiel
  • Tontaubenschiessen +
  • Snatch McBlagger +2D [seuck]

Download: All Games in One Archive (1512)


BCC Party #9: C64 – Official demo party results

March 2nd, 2015 No comments

This is the official demo party results from BCC Party #9 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB BCC Party #9 section for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • Pagan’s Mind by Dream
  • We Fly High by Rabenauge
  • Upshift! by TRIAD

C64 Music:

  • Quest for Peace by celticdesign
  • RykSkiDanceWithChrisAndRob by TheRyk    
  • Destiny by G-Fellow

C64 Graphics:

  • The Seeker – Tormented Echoes by Slayer Grafix
  • Flappie the Ghost by JSL
  • Automatic Gentleman by ilesj


  • Twist It by Virtual Dimension (Game)
  • Claculate It II by Brainstorm (Basic Demo)        
  • Longer II by Brainstorm (Game)

Download: BCC Party #9 Party stuff (742)


My Amiga 1200 Recapped + E127R Fix + ATX Power Supply

March 1st, 2015 1 comment

I finally found a time to do the replacement of all the electrolytic capacitors of my Amiga 1200 that was beginning to have serious problems of stability.

Since I had disassembled the amiga i took the opportunity to do the E127R fix that solves some problems of graphics glitches with the interface Indivision AGA 1200.

The fix is very simple to do, you need to short the E127R resistor with a jumper.

I have also replaced the original power supply of the Amiga with a ATX power supply can supply more ampere and is a little stable than the original.

Commodore Amiga 1200 Recapped:

Commodore Amiga ATX Power Supply:

E127R Amiga 1200 Indivision Fix:

Everdrive N64 – OS Update v2.09 released (v2.00+ rev only)

February 18th, 2015 No comments

It was released a new OS Update for the Everdrive N64 Flash Cartridge (Nintendo 64) by Krikzz. The upgrade instructions can be found here.


  • 2.09 (21.01.2015)
    • “CRC Check” option to enable/disable CRC check
    • FPGA code update
  • 2.08 (14.11.2014)
    • Minor fix of bootcode
  • 2.07 (12.11.2014)
    • Fixed “Self test” menu
  • 2.06 (12.11.2014)
    • Fully functional GameShark. Special thanks to Parasyte and Modman for new GS core!
    • Automatic save and loading GS codes when user change the game. “Auto cheat” option should be enabled
    • Fixed graphics bug in “RTC setup” menu (ED64 V3)

Download: Everdrive N64 - OS Update v2.09 (704)


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