Dtvtrans+ v1.0pre3 Release *updated*

October 20th, 2008 No comments

dtvtrans is a PC <-> C64DTV V2/V3 transfer solution. It uses a cable connected between the parallel port of the PC and a joystick port on the C64DTV.  (port 1, port 2 and the user port supported).

The transfer speed is roughly 15 Kbyte/s PC -> DTV and 13 KByte/s DTV -> PC. Used with Lallafa’s dtv2ser+usb hardware it is roughly 17 KByte/s PC -> DTV and 19 KByte/s DTV -> PC.

dtvtrans+ 1.0pre3 (20081009) 1570

  • [PC] use -n for safe setup and -s for sync simulate (clash with tlr’s dtvtrans 1.0)
  • [PC] autotype timing fixes found by eh6_ghost/bencao74


  • (2008-10-18: fixed flashing AT49BV163A)


DTV Flash Utility fix released

October 20th, 2008 No comments

The flash utility can be used to (re)flash the DTV’s FlashROM. This way, installing new programs as well as replacing emulation ROMs (BASIC/KERNAL/CHARGEN – also see Kernalpatcher) can be done.


  • (2008-10-18: fixed AT49BV163A)


Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

DTVmkfs v0.9 released + Mac OSx source fix

October 19th, 2008 No comments

Dtvmkfs build a file system image for flashing into the C64 DTV (v2/v3). The hummer racing game uses a different flash load routine, so the SYS-address needs to be set in a special way for this to work, or a DTV-kernel must be used.

Read more…

C64/Vic20 File Browser for U1541

October 19th, 2008 No comments

It was written with the U1541 user interface in mind, and I hope I have achieved the same ease of use.


  • Browsing much like the U1541 user interface.
  • It even handles more than 256 files per directory. (now I know why Gideon wants to postpone that feature)
  • Devices 8-11 are selectable.
  • Basic load address information (verrrry useful for VIC users)
  • ‘sys 320′ hook to reload browser (after a reset, or when it is overwritten by a file load)
  • Only 8 blocks.

Read more…

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

1541 Ultimate: the first Batch-2 small issue

October 15th, 2008 No comments

Unfortunately, the first Batch-2 units shipped have a small issue. It turns out that the order of the cartridge ROMs flashed is faulty. Therefore, the Final Cartridge 3 and the Action Replay cartridges don’t work. You can fix this by applying the official V1.5 release that can be found in the download section. Of course, cartridges that are shipping from this moment on won’t have this issue.

source: 1541ultimate

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

A very nice Photo collection of Demo Party

October 15th, 2008 No comments

At a demo party, 90% of the people will be havin’ a chat / coding / photo- shopping / animating / tracking music / watching demos / tinkering with hardware… this Collection include demo Party from 1987 to 2008.


Year 1992 – nIGHTFALL Photo (some members)

October 15th, 2008 6 comments
From Left to right:

ThorxAD – Dnz – Leo Sexad – vIC

Peiselulli DTV Kernal V1.0 Release

October 12th, 2008 No comments

DTV Kernal V1.0 by Peiselulli of Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated.


  • V1.0 : renamed to TRSI kernal.
  • scratch menu can select “d64″, “usr” and “seq” files, too.
  • fast formatter removed (does not work very well)
  • ultimate functions added.
  • fill whole mem added.
  • renew function now works.
  • basic function load and save are working now in turbo mode.
  • floppy status function fixed.


Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

1541 Ultimate 70 boards arrived

October 10th, 2008 No comments

The shipping has started! Remaining boards from batch 2 and 3 will arrive not long after. Please do NOT ask me when yours will be shipped. I don’t have time to answer that. Rest assured, that it will be as swift as possible!

source: 1541ultimate

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

xAD / nIGHTFALL on Facebulk.. Facebook

October 6th, 2008 No comments

Profile Facebook of Xad Nightfall

Click on Facebook badge for my FaceBulk Profile ;-D

SD2Iec Firmware v0.8.0 PRE1 Released

October 4th, 2008 No comments

SD2Iec LogoSD2Iec – is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus.


2008-10-02 – release 0.8.0pre1

  • Implement Dreamload emulation.
  • RTC support.
  • Dataflash support.
  • Multi-file scratch.
  • Copy command.
  • Large buffer support.
  • Final Cartridge 3 freezed file fastloader support.
  • D71/D81 disk image support.
  • Parse FSINFO sector for faster FAT32 free space calculation.
  • Partial REL file support.


source: gitweb forum thread

1541 Ultimate Production Video & Pictures

October 4th, 2008 2 comments
Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

Vintage Computer Collection. *Updated*

October 2nd, 2008 3 comments

This is a small part of my vintage computer collections.

A Description of the photo’s:

Photo #1: 1541 Jiffy, 1541 II Jiffy, 1581 Jiffy, C64 with a First generation motherboard + MultiKernel (Atmel Flash), Nes Pal/Ntsc, a Lame Windows PC, Debian Laptop.

Photo #2: Commodore 1084S, C64, some Original box of Commodore.

Photo #3: 1541 Original Box, Commodore Dtv PAL, Plus4, C16, C64, Spectrum Joystick Interface,Zx81, Spectrum, Vic20, C64G, C64 II, C16 Cartridges and on the wall a C64 Motherboard ;-DD

Photo #4: Zoom of C128 and C64 II logo.

Photo #5: C128 and a first version of C64 II (new case but with old Motherboard / Keyboard)

Photo #6: Amiga 600 + 1MB + CompactFlash HD.

Photo #7: Commodore 1084S, Amiga 3000 (old memories)

Lallafa’s DTV2Ser v0.4 Released!

September 29th, 2008 No comments

Dtv2ser is a small hardware device that bridges TLR’s dtvtrans protocol used to communicate with a DTV via a RS232 interface to your Mac or PC.

By using a serial-to-USB adapter the dtv2ser provides dtvtrans access for all modern PCs where the original dtvtrans parallel cable cannot be used.

The new dtv2ser+usb board directly integrates the USB adapter and realizes the full dtv2ser functionality on a USB-stick-like device.


SMCAdder v1.2 & FindSpace v1.1 (Amiga)

September 28th, 2008 No comments
bbs file_id.diz

Amiga Utility written by Rikki Ratboy for Nightfall

- IntroAdd, which was written for Censor, just adds an intro(or whatever) onto a gamefile (or your favourite SNES demo? hehe) In this current version it’s only capable of handling 32kb intros. Planning to implement
a switch for 4kb/8kb/16kb/32kb intro sizes.

- Findspace, this little utility find space in your Snes GAMES for place your little INTRO/TRAINER.

(Available Amiga executables / Documentation and sources ‘C’)

Download SMCAdder v1.2 & FindSpace v1.1 (19.84 kB)