Commodore Disk Drive 1571

December 4th, 2008 No comments

Description:

The Commodore 1571 was Commodore’s high-end 5¼ floppy disk drive. With its double-sided drive mechanism, it had the ability to utilize double-sided, double-density (DS/DD) floppy disks natively. This was in contrast to its predecessors, the 1541 and 1570, which could read or write such disks only if the user manually flipped them over to access the second side. (from Wikipedia)

wiki: 1571-Wiki

Dtvtrans+ v1.0

November 29th, 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+ 1.0 (20081122) 1570 Changelog:

  • [PC] disable safe setup by default due to problems with some setups
  • [PC] exit on transfer errors
  • [PC] updated autoflash helper (fixes AT49BV163A)

download: picobay.com/dtv_wiki

Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Conic Colour TV Game (1976+)

November 28th, 2008 No comments

Description:

  • Country: US
  • Most common: Italy/Germany (PAL)
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1976+
  • Video Output: RF modulated signal
  • Games: 6
  • Chip game used: AY-3-8500

The Conic Color was originally designed to output an RF modulated (VHF) signal but with a mod you can get a better signal with the Composite Video .

source: pong-in-a-chip

Duette Color C4016 Video Games (1978+)

November 27th, 2008 No comments

Description:

  • Country: US
  • Most common: Italy/Germany (PAL)
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1978+
  • Video Output: RF modulated signal
  • Games: 18
  • Chip game used: AY-3-8610 and AY-3-8765

The Duette Color was originally designed to output an RF modulated (VHF) signal but with a mod you can get a better signal with the Composite Video .

source: pong-in-a-chip

Commodore 64 Aldi

November 27th, 2008 No comments

Description:

  • Country: US
  • Most Common: Germany
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1987

Externally, the C64 Aldi had same case colour as a standard C64 but the keyboard was light grey, like the future C64G and C64C.

Internally, the motherboard was redesigned to minimize production costs, most of the TTL chips were removed, replaced with a new MMU chipset. First releases of this board had some compatibility problems with C=64 peripherals – they lacked the 9V user port voltage, but this limitation was repaired in the next revisions.

Although made in USA, the Aldi was sold only in Germany as a game machine through only one distribution channel, a supermarket chain called… Aldi, hence his name, given by the German 64′er magazine.

In 1989, the C=64 Aldi would be replaced by the grey C=64G which would use the same motherboard.

wiki: C64-wikiOLD-Computers.com

Some old prices of Commodore stuff

November 22nd, 2008 1 comment

Old prices of Commodore stuff:

  • 1982: Commodore Vic 20 + Tape + Games L.330.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Vic 20 L.199.000+VAT (discounted)
  • 1983: Commodore 64 L.599.000+VAT (discounted)
  • 1983: Commodore 64 + Tape + 2 Games L.699.000+VAT (discounted)
  • 1983: Commodore 64 L.825.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Datassette L.120.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Floppy Drive 1541 L.680.000+VAT
  • 1983: Commodore Printer MPS-801 L.550.000+VAT

Price are express in Lira (currency of Italy between 1861 and 2002)

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

Floppy Drive Commodore

November 22nd, 2008 No comments

Description:

  • 1541: Alps Electric mechanics (push-down drive door), chip broken (7406), repaired and now works, clean up, original roms.
  • 1541: Newtronics (Mitsumi) mechanics, tested and working, clean up, jiffy roms.
  • 1541C: Newtronics (Mitsumi) mechanics, tested and working, clean up, jiffy roms.
  • 1581: Tested and working, clean up, jiffy roms.
  • 1541-II: Tested and working, clean up, original roms.
  • … to be continued …

wiki: 1541-Wiki

download: jiffy roms

Found some C16/Plus4 Cartridges

November 18th, 2008 No comments

Commodore 796M LED Electronic Calculator

November 17th, 2008 2 comments

Item Information:

  • Manufacturer: Commodore (england)
  • Country of Production: Japan
  • Year of Production: 1976

link: vintagecalculators.com

Commodore paddles

November 15th, 2008 1 comment

A paddle is a simple control device for use in games: It has a single potentiometer type knob (similar to the volume knob found on e.g. a stereo) which the player uses to move or control something in the game along a seemingly continuous range.

The paddle is an alternative to the more common (then as well as now) joystick, and was often used in conjunction with early “TV game” systems, or “pongs” as they are commonly called today. The C-64 an especially the VIC-20 were competing against such systems, and thus included compatibility with their control devices so “pong”-style games could be easily implemented on Commodore’s offerings.

source: c64-wiki.com

Sid Switcher (6581 <-> 8580)

November 15th, 2008 No comments

This is a project for switch from SID 6581 to SID 8580 and vice versa. This is not a SId2Sid Clone. This is a Switcher ;-D

source: 6581-Wiki

Found some C64/128 Cartridges

November 10th, 2008 No comments

FastLoader is a clone of Epyx FastLoad.

SD2Browse v0.5 – File Browser for sd2iec

November 8th, 2008 No comments

SD2Browse by Hannu Nuotio. Changelog: v.0.5 – 8.11.2008

  • bugfix: load end address was ignored.
  • using kernal screen clear to save some bytes.

Files:

  • sd2brwse*.prg – precompiled versions (see “Versions”)
  • sd2brwse.a – the main source file
  • config.def – configuration file
  • Makefile – for easier development
  • readme.txt – this file

download: sd2browse05 (1119) - 14.94 kB

The new name for the project is: CBM FileBrowser

source: Petscii Forums

Pong from Polistil (1979) with AV output.

November 6th, 2008 1 comment

Here’s the Pong in a chip from Polistil (1979) with the Famous chip TMS1965 (GI AY-3-8500 pins compatibile) from Texas Instruments.

have added a Composite Video / Audio output  intested of VHF antenna output.

wiki: Pong-Wiki

400+ C64 Cartridges Roms,Cover scan….

November 2nd, 2008 1 comment

An old but a very great website.

source: direct link to c64 cartridges, mayhem in monsterland homepage