Relaunch64 V3.3.7 – C64/65xx cross-development IDE

April 3rd, 2017 No comments

Relaunch64 is an IDE (text-editor) for C64 assembler-coding on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Relaunch64 has a clean and intuitive user interface, yet it offers many features that make coding faster and easier.

Java 7 or higher is required to run Relaunch64. The program is licensed under the GNU GPL 3 (or higher) and free for private and professional use.

This editor works together with common cross assemblers like Kick Assembler, ACME, or 64tass. Other assemblers might work as well, but syntax highlighting may not be 100% correct.

Download: Relaunch64 v3.3.7 (Windows/OSx/Linux) (129)

source: popelganda.de

Ultimate-II+: New firmware update v3.1 rev 474

March 26th, 2017 No comments

A new version of the firmware for the interface Ultimate II+ is released. This version runs ONLY on the Ultimate II+ cartridge.

Release notes Ultimate-II+ v3.1 rev 474:

  • USB fixes:
    • support for sticks that do not reliably reply to the ‘inquiry’ command
    • Byte alignment issue fixed when writing. This caused corrupted G64s to be written sometimes
    • Support for composite devices added
    • Added support for USB keyboards, to navigate the Ultimate browser menu
  • Incorporated patches from Markus & Henning, including, but not limited to:
    • Audio squeal fix, speaker volume addition
    • Ultimate DOS V1.1 with added commands
    • Added Home Directory support
    • Added support for GeoRAM
  • IEC fixes:
    • IEC now operates properly on the bus, when it is alone (disabled 1541 drives)
    • IEC filename fixes; saving a file to IEC adds the right extension and also removes the extension when loading directory
    • IEC should now work with JiffyDOS  (not yet supporting the JiffyDOS protocol)
  • UltiCopy is working again!
  • Small fix in TCP support (TCP hangup on retransmission)
  • Other small fixes:
    • Save disk twice bug fixed
    • Fixed load errors on tape adapter cable with some USB 3.0 cables
    • Keyboard “racekeys” fixed
    • Reduced Link Up time for the Ethernet port
    • Ultimax mode ROMs now allow video data in ROM

How to update?

  • Browse to the U2P firmware file on the USB storage and run it from the context menu.

Download: Ultimate-II+ Firmware v3.1 rev 474 (186)

source: facebook.com 1541ultimate.net

CBM prg Studio v3.10.0 released

March 25th, 2017 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 3.9.0 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 v3.10.0:

  • Assembler:
    • Increased sprite include limit to 256.
    • ‘Memory overwrite’ error is now a warning.
    • Use CTRL+[ and CTRL+] to go to previous/next label definition.
  • Sprite Editor:
    • Added new functionality to scratchpad.
    • Functions can act over a range.
  • Character Editor:
    • Rotate character 90 degrees.
  • General:
    • Option to load last edited project automatically.

Bugs Fixed:

  • General:
    • Using space(s) with screen code builder.
    • Wrong menu after creating a project.
    • Occasionally throws an exception when closing and opening the project explorer, project information and output windows.
    • ‘User’ palette settings not saved/used.
    • ‘User’ tools menu not created properly.
    • Generate and launch could use wrong filename.
    • VIC 20 memory configuration not set properly in emulator.
    • Tabs with different zoom levels would crash when changing tabs.
  • Assembler:
    • Uppercase PETSCII chars not generated properly.
    • IncBin wrongly reporting file too large.
    • Floating point value 0.0 not generated correctly.
  • BASIC:
    • Renumber not working for certain uppercase keywords.
    • Character code multiplier limited to 255.
    • Compress should ignore comment lines.
  • SID Tool:
    • Incorrectly reporting that the tool was still open when quitting CBM prg Studio.

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 v3.10.0 (154)

source: ajordison.co.uk

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.9.2

March 22nd, 2017 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:

  • Fixed memory leak when changing the floppy disk image.
  • The joystick game controler will now respond to all POV/hat switches.

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

Exidy Sorcerer II (DP1000-2) Repair

March 20th, 2017 No comments
Exidy Sorcerer II (DP1000-2)

This computer is of a dear friend; Paolo Cognetti.

Short story of the repair:

I have checked the voltages and are correct, although a couple of capacitors on the power stage need to be replaced.

I have tried to turn on the computer and i have see immediately a problem, the screen is full of random characters, with the oscilloscope i have tried to see if i have data stream on the CPU (Z80), interrupts and so on.., nothing, it seemed completely dead, replaced.

The computer has started better then before but with some video glitches, raster lines scrolls from bottom to the top and some characters scattered on the screen. I double checked the voltages and i have realized that the 12v are gone and the 7812 warmed a lot, about 80 degrees after 2 minutes.

Almost all tantalum capacitors of 1uf and 33uF on the 12v line are shorted, i have decided to replace them all (22 pieces)

After the replacement of all tantalum capacitors and two electrolytic capacitors on the power supply stage the computer has started to work correctly but with some video problems, characters scattered on the screen, after replacing two Static RAM 2114 everything works perfectly, including the Basic Cartridge that until now had never worked.

Works that have been made:

  • Fixing broken Fuse Holder.
  • Fixing a cold welding of a capacitor on the power supply stage.
  • Testing Voltages.
  • Replaced CPU Z80.
  • Replaced 12 x Tantalum Capacitors (1uf)
  • Replaced 10 x Tantalum Capacitors (33uf)
  • Replaced 1 x Axial Electrolytic Capacitor (470uf)
  • Replaced 1 x Axial Electrolytic Capacitor (1500uf)
  • Replaced 2 x NMOS 2114 Static Ram.
  • Fixed the botton cover with two missing screws.
  • Cleaning the top cover using only water and a sponge.

Exidy Sorcerer II Repair Gallery:

Exidy Sorcerer II Gallery:

source: wikipedia

Project Ymer YM2149 by Peter Jørgensen

March 7th, 2017 No comments

Project Ymer is a chip tracker and YM file player, programmed by Peter Jørgensen (Denmark), 1999-2017.

General:

  • Choose between different sound card in you computer. (up to 8)
  • Select playback rate from 44100 – 192000 Hz
  • Up to 8 times oversampling
  • Export to wav
  • Export rate up to 96000 Hz with 2 times oversampling

Tracker:

  • Score-based layout (no-patterns)
  • Graphical instrument edit
  • Volume envelope
  • Amplitude modulation
  • Hardware Buzzer
  • Pw-Pwm
  • Synthwave
  • Sound resolution up to 300 Hz
  • Noise bend
  • Advance tone bend
  • Buzzer Vibrato
  • Buzzer portamento
  • Unified frequent list
  • Turn Tone/Wave on-off in vibrato, bend and arpeggio.
  • Vibrato Depth
  • Invert Vibrato for synth wave

New Function In the 2017 version:

  • Export Pure YM Tracker score to Ymt (Only Standard Instrument and Buzzer Sound)
  • Double Tempo resolutions
  • Expand Score
  • Insert block/Mark, have been change to Over write and Paste Block/Mark

New Function in Beta version 14.0:

  • Mixer controll
  • Stereo
  • Simple reverb
  • Startup directory

Download: Ym2149 2017 Beta Version (165)

source: bitmania.de

Laser Slim Line Computer DataRecorder (Model DR-15) Boxed

March 5th, 2017 No comments
Laser Slim Line Computer DataRecorder DR-15

Thanks to my friend Andry for the donation of this DataRecorder.

Laser Slim Line Computer DataRecorder (Model DR-15).

Gallery:

Video Technology (Vtech) Laser 500 Color Computer

March 5th, 2017 1 comment
Video Technology (Vtech) Laser 500 Color Computer

Thanks to my friend Andry for the donation of this computer.

The laser 500 is identical to the previous version, the laser 350. The only differences are in the memory configuration (64 KB instead of 16 KB), the keyboard (77 keys instead of 49) and extended graphics modes.

Technical features:

  • Production: 1985
  • CPU  NEC D780c (Z80A compatible) at 3.7 MHz
  • RAM: 64 KB, expandible to 128 KB
  • ROM: 32 KB
  • Text modes: 40 x 24 in 16 colors and 80 x 24 in 2 colors.
  • Graphic modes: 160 x 96 a 16 col., 160 x 192 a 2 col., 320 x 192 a 2 col., 160 x 192 a 16 col., 320 x 192 a 2 col., 640 x 192 a 2 col.
  • Sound: 1 voce, 6 octave (Beeper)
  • I/O ports: Tape-recorder (600 bauds), Composite Monitor out, RF Port, Memory expansion port.
  • Power supply: 9v 500mA (Positive Centre)

Gallery:

BCC #11: C64 – Official demo party results

March 4th, 2017 No comments

This is the official demo party results from BCC #11. See also the CSDB BCC #11 section for more informations and download.

Mixed Other Systems:

  • #1 Slipstream / Mad / Bauknecht (C16 Game) 194
  • #2 Angracer 128 / Tale-X (C128 Game) 135
  • #3 Basic 2.0 / TheIncredibleBauchspeck / Saufbox (C128) 71

Mixed C64:

  • #1 Slipstream / Mad / Bauknecht (C64) (L) (Game) 192
  • #2 Super Marioahner Sisters / nomistake / Atwood Studios (extra disk) (Game) 165
  • #3 Fruchtbärchen by Zed Yago / K2 (SCPU) 143
  • #4 Civilzation 8 bit Music / Protovision (Music Collection) 99

C64 Graphics:

  • #1 Secret of the Forbidden City / Luisa & Oni /Poo-Brain & Rabenauge 184
  • #2 Love in Time of Laser Raptors / AWSM / Mayday! (L) 161
  • #3 Compufreak / Salvo Bee / Hokuto force) (Italy) ® 140
  • #4 Eternal Love / Domspitze / Hokuto Force (multicolor) 132

C64 MUSIC:

  • #1 The Treasure is All Mine / c0zmo / Bliss 168
  • #2 Silver Surfer / GI-Joe / Mayday! 167
  • #3 Creation Reconciled / Spider-Jerusalem / Mayday! 166
  • #4 Der Computer Nr. 64 / Uctumi / Hokuto Force 165
  • #5 Partly Pieces / Röly / Mayday! 162
  • #6 Do Ya Wanna Funk / YSYRY / PVM 149
  • #7 Sonki3000 / Sonki / BCC 148
  • #8 Ocean Ninja / Sidman / Hokuto Force 147
  • #9 Spraybeatz / Celtic Design 132
  • #10 No Medal / G-Fellow / Code7 113

C64 One filed Demo:

  • #1 Nomad by Rabenauge & Poo-Brain (One-file Demo) 146
  • #2 Empire / Hokuto Force (Intro) 127
  • #3 Monitori Te Salutant / Brainstorm (C64 BASIC Demo) 96

C64 Trackmo:

  • #1 Trafolta / Mayday! (L) 206
  • #2 Vega / Delysid (L) 204
  • #3 Lollipop / Delysid (L/R) 170

Download: BCC #11 Full Party Stuff (170)

source: csdb.dk

Commodore 64 – KCS & Captain Miki II Cartridges

March 3rd, 2017 1 comment
Commodore 64 - KCS & Captain Miki II Cartridges

Thanks to my friend Andry for the donation of those two cartridges for Commodore 64/128.

Cartridges:

  • KCS Cartridge for C64.
  • Captain Miki II (Clone?) for C64.

Gallery:

Thomson MO5 / Dragon 32 / Laser 310 / TRS-80 / Sharp Software

March 3rd, 2017 No comments
Thomson MO5 / Dragon 32 / Laser 310 / TRS-80 / Sharp Software

Thanks to my friend Andry for the donation of a few Software on tape.

Thomson MO5/TO7/TO9:

  • Histoire de France (M.P.S.)
  • Pays du Monde (Infogrames)

Vtech Laser 310:

  • DemostrationsBand (Vtech)

Dragon 32:

  • Backgammon (Oasis Software)
  • Invader Cube (Oasis Software)

Sharp MZ-700:

  • Anthill Raider (Solo Software)
  • Flipper 700 (Tecnomec)
  • Advoka.
  • Head Driver.
  • Egg Bas.
  • Account Management.
  • Address Data.

Timex Sinclair 1000:

  • Backgammon.

Radio Shack TRS-80:

  • Some tapes of not original software.

Cartridges for Palladium Color & Bally Astrocade consoles

March 2nd, 2017 No comments
Cartridges for Palladium Color & Bally Astrocade consoles

Thanks to my friend Andry for the donation of some cartridges for Palladium Color & Bally Astrocade

Palladium Color:

  • Game Cassette 606 (Tele-Bowling)
  • Game Cassette 610 (Ballspiele)
  • Game Cassette 607 (Schiebsport)
  • Game Cassette 603 (Autorennen)
  • Game Cassette 765 (Motoradrennen)

Bally Astrocade:

  • Bally Basic (Astrovision 1981)

Thanks to my friend for the donation of Atari Software

March 2nd, 2017 No comments
Thanks to my friend for the donation of Atari Software

Thanks to my friend Andry for the donation of Atari Software.

Titles:

  • Ghostbusters (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • Universal Hero (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • Jeff Minter revenge II (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • SideWinder II (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • Despatch Rider (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • Milk Race (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • Henry’s House (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • Attack of the Mutant Camels (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • 180 (Mastertronic) – Tape
  • Suicide Mission (Arcadia) – Tape
  • Star Riders (Atari) – Tape
  • James Bond 007 The Living Daylights (Zeppelin Games) – Tape
  • Chuckie Egg (ANF) – Tape
  • Cavern Commander (Scorpio Games World) – Tape
  • Side Winder (Zeppelin Games) – Tape
  • Qyx (Thermonuclear Soft) – Tape
  • Flip & Flop (Thermonuclear Soft) – Tape
  • The Tail of Beta Lyrae (DataByte) – Tape
  • Elektra Glide (Laser Load) – Tape
  • Desmond’s Dungeon Find the key to riches (Creative Sparks) – Tape
  • Voodoo Castle (Adventure International) – Tape
  • Joy Pong (Lindasoft) – Disk
  • JumpMania (Lindasoft) – Disk
  • Trans Robots sul pianeta del teschio (Lindasoft) – Disk

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k (Toastrack) Repair

March 1st, 2017 No comments
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k (Toastrack) Repair

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k (Toastrack) Repair

Defect:

  • Garbage screen on bootup.

Repair:

  • Replaced 7404 (74LS04)

Note:

  • Missing one HEX Inverter between Pin 11 and 10.

Gallery of the repair:

Outrun New Year Music Demo for the Atari ST by Peter Jørgensen

February 27th, 2017 No comments

Outrun New Year Music Demo for the Atari ST by Peter Jørgensen

The music has been converted by Peter Jørgensen aka. fedepede04 aka bionic nerd, using a special version of Project Ymer, that can exported its tracker scores to YMT files.

It’s a Pure YM2149 Sound, no Samples, no Sid, Synth Wave, or Phaser sounds.

Download: Outrun New Year Music Demo (107)

source: bitmania.de

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