Datastorm 2017: C64 – Official demo party results

February 12th, 2017 1 comment

This is the official demo party results from Datastorm 2017. See also the CSDB DATASTORM 2017 section for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • Neon by Triad
  • 2  The Shores of Reflection by SHAPE
  • 3  The Last Hope by Atlantis
  • 4  Zoo 2017 Invitation by Artline Designs, Extend, Triad
  • 5  Göteborg Tower by Active
  • 6  Surdataströmming 99% by Elysium
  • 7  Dansa med DNS by Dinasours

C64 4K Intro:

  • Belong by Mahoney
  • 2  NP Complete by Rabenauge

C64 Music:

  • Bait & Switch by Stinsen
  • 2  Intertwined by Dane/Lft
  • 3  I Just Had Hex on My Wavetable by Fegolhuzz        
  • 4  Savers by Zabutom
  • 5  Smokish by Kristian Røstøen        
  • 6  Too Little Time by Qdor        
  • 7  Sculpting the Data by ZZAP69

C64 Graphics:

  • Rear View by ilesj
  • 2  Spring Gate by Leon
  • 3  Incarnations by Twoflower            
  • 4  Winter Girl by Hammerfist
  • 5  Time to Waste by Malmix        
  • 6  Mononkel by hedning
  • 7  A Dragon by Sharakmir
  • 8  Monster in My Cookie Jar by OhLi        
  • 9  Vad är en riktig dator?

Mixed Graphics:

  • Grönsaksmördaren by Fatzone        
  • 2  Pollygon Wants a Crackfix by Divine Stylers        
  • 3  Treasure Trove by PETSCIIBerlin        
  • 4  Mr Roboto by Rabenauge        
  • 5  Norwegian Barbecue by Darklite, Hoaxers        
  • 6  Scrolling Kitchens by Silicon Limited        

Productions released outside compos:

  • Argentine Songbook Vol. 1 by PVM (Music Collection)
  • Blackbird 1.0 (Tool)
  • Jupiler Dance by Genesis Project (Music)
  • Modular Sounds 5 by Artstate (Music Collection)
  • Neon poster by Triad (Misc.)
  • Ohnesorg by Triad (One-File Demo)
  • Spring Gate by Resource/Chorus/Singular (Graphics)
  • Suburbia Sprawling by Triad (Graphics)
  • T.P.C.T.S. by Bonzai (One-File Demo)

Download: Datastorm 2017 Full Party Stuff (133)

source: datastorm.party

Vampire GOLD2 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2

January 24th, 2017 1 comment

Vampire GOLD2 Core Released for V600 v2 & V500 v2.

Changelog:

  • AMMX greatly improved.
  • Added CPU counters.
  • Added TURTLE mode.
  • Modified PCR register. 68080 now acts as a 060.
  • Modified MOVEC Rc,Rn (reads in User mode and Writes in Supervisor mode)
  • Improved some loops patterns.
  • Improved self-modifying code support.
  • Improved memory controller to be full 32-bit.
  • Improved HDMI core.

Also, SAGA Driver package has been updated to v0.11 to accomodate new things.

Download: Vampire Core & Saga Driver (134)

source: apollo-accelerators.com

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HxC Floppy Emulator: Software v2.1.6.0

January 23rd, 2017 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Release notes for the HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.6.0:

  • XML format definitions : Korg DSS1 DD disks added.
  • XML format definitions : Emax II disks added.
  • Command line tool : USB loader -> Raw loader added.
  • Amstrad DSK file added to the batch converter export list.
  • New Writer : Thomson *.FD writer.
  • Thomson *.FD loader fixed : Side 1 ID corrected to 0.
  • D88 Writer fixed : Cylinder and Side ID correctly set.
  • ImageDisk (*.IMD) export : Deleted data mark and data CRC error flags supported.
  • FAT12/16 Disk browser : Entries First cluster readback corrected. (With high word uninitialized).
  • IMG loader : More disk sizes support added.
  • DosDiskBrowser : 1.743MB & 1.764MB added.
  • 64bits systems : Batch converter and Dos Disk browser issues fixed.
  • MacOS X & Linux version : file export -> Auto-append the file extension.
  • Track editor : Disk flux stream reverse function.
  • Track viewer & editor : GUI layout changed/updated.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr lotharek.pl

C64 Big Game Pack: Frogger Arcade +4 / Pong +D / Bonkey Kong …

January 9th, 2017 No comments

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

Titles:

  • Shotgun X-Mas Edition [2in1] +1KD
  • Wizard’s Dominion &D
  • Seahorses +1DG
  • Genius Preview
  • The Final Attack 2017 Redux Remastered Edition [seuck]
  • Locators Synd Preview &DT
  • Snake Byte (2011) +D
  • MAH V1.1
  • Judge Dredd +4DGF
  • Fire to Jump
  • Fire to Jump +
  • Fire to Jump +2
  • Fire to Jump +
  • Stack Up Basic
  • Wild West Games Basic
  • Fire to Jump +2F
  • The Blue and the Gray
  • Jump to Fire (preview 0)
  • Hack Attack +FD
  • Tronscii Preview
  • Yogi’s Big Clean Up +3DH
  • FX +6DH
  • Kinetix +2
  • Antaeus Preview +3 & Alloyrun +3
  • Poseidon – Planet Eleven Preview
  • O-pat-ko-no Preview
  • Frogger Arcade +4
  • The Bear Essentials
  • The Bear Essentials +2DP&Maps
  • SID Hero
  • An Unusual Dream 1.1
  • Lode Runner +6GD
  • Angry Golem +D
  • The Bear Essentials +D
  • Pix-Mas +3
  • Pong +D
  • Super Silverfish [seuck]
  • Zombie Garden
  • The Bear Essentials +
  • Roadtoad +3
  • Supernatural +8M
  • Super Silverfish +2DH [seuck]
  • C64 RPG Preview
  • 2016 ‘Craptastic’ 4kb Compilation
  • Frogger Arcade +4
  • Matatu
  • Ironclad Bastards Preview
  • The Uni Games Preview V4
  • Super Ski +1HD
  • Rise and Shine Professor Miggles +1HD
  • Lumberjack +1HD
  • Goblin +2HD
  • Dog +2HD
  • Bonkey Kong +1HD
  • Attack of the Mutant Cabbages +3D
  • Antarctica +1H
  • SOB!
  • Osprey!
  • Genius +7D
  • Mad Crash Racing Preview
  • Trap Them 64 Preview
  • O-pat-ko-no Preview V2
  • Sally’s Garden Preview V2 +6
  • Matatu
  • Gpac Dementia Defender Preview +3
  • Crosca ++
  • Gameboy Tetris Preview V3
  • 2048 +JH
  • Voivod Attack Prv/Slide Show/Tool
  • Blast-Off +1
  • Kangaroe +2T
  • Monster Defense Basic
  • Detektyw w sutannie
  • QUOD INIT EXIT V1.7
  • SID Hero &M
  • Mastermind 2017
  • Space Doubt +6D
  • Star Chase
  • Luna 3 +2T
  • Luna 3
  • Pong

Download: All Games in One Archive (297)

source: csdb.dk

Commodore 64 – Intro Creation Competition 2016

January 7th, 2017 No comments

Here below you can download the archive that contains all the intros released for the Commodore 64 for the “Intro Creation Competition 2016″ event.

Download: Intro Creation Competition 2016 (189)

source: csdb.dk

Colecovision Power Supply Repair (missing +5v)

January 3rd, 2017 No comments
Colecovision Power Supply Repair

Damn! the case Housing of the Power Supply is glued and is not a nice thing.

Defect:

  • +5v is missing.

Replaced components:

  • 1 x IC CA723CE (Precision Voltage Regulators)

Analysis of the defect:

  • Tested the cable.
  • Tested the transistor TIP41C soldered on the PCB.
  • Unsoldered the transistor TIP41C and i have again tested to make sure 100% that is not died, the transistor was not in short circuit or interrupted.
  • With the transistor TIP41C unsoldered i have tested the output of the IC CA723CE PIN 10 VOUT which appeared to 0V instead of +5v  while the input voltage (unregulated) PIN 12 measured +17v and VREF 6 PIN was correct.

Gallery of the repair:

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.9.0

January 3rd, 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:

  • Added Benjamin ‘BeRo’ Rosseaux’s P64 1541 file format. Hoxs64 incorporates the P64 source code written by Benjamin ‘BeRo’ Rosseaux author of Mirco64 http://micro64.de The P64 disk representation with its linked list management is now used as the internal real time representation of the disk.
  • Fixed numerous bugs with the CIA Time Of Day clocks so as to pass the VICE test programs under testprogs\CIA\tod
  • Improved CIA emulation to handle instructions that perform multiple accesses to address $DD0D so as to pass the VICE test testprogs\CIA\dd0dtest\dd0dtest.prg

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

(Italian) Jurassic News numero #60

January 1st, 2017 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Categories: Magazine, News & Rumors, Today

High Voltage SID Collection Update #66

December 25th, 2016 No comments

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike.

The work on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors’ spare time and is proudly one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

This update features (all approximates):

  • 430 new SIDs
  • 50 fixed/better rips
  • 3 repeats/bad rips eliminated
  • 201 SID credit fixes
  • 26 SID model/clock infos
  • 7 tunes from /DEMOS/UNKNOWN/ identified
  • 5 tunes from /GAMES/ identified
  • 22 tunes moved out of /DEMOS/ to their composers’ directories
  • 10 tunes moved out of /GAMES/ to their composers’ directories

Download:

source: www.hvsc.c64.org

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 24th, 2016 No comments

Thanks to my friend for donation of some Software on Tape.

December 17th, 2016 1 comment
Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some Cassette Tapes

Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some Software on Tape.

Titles:

ORIC-1 48k Software:

  • Star Fighter / Durell Software
  • Oric Munch / TanSoft
  • Kilburn Encounter / TanSoft
  • Super Advanced Breakout / TanSoft
  • Super Advanced Breakout / Oric Software
  • Defence Force / TanSoft
  • Rat Splat / TanSoft
  • Ultima Zone / TanSoft
  • Oric Flight / Oric Software
  • Teach Yourself Basic / Oric Software
  • Oric MultiGames 1 / Oric Software
  • House of the Death / TanSoft
  • Zodiac / TanSoft
  • Chess / TanSoft
  • Nowotnik Puzzle / TanSoft
  • Zargons Revenge / TanSoft

DRAGON 32K Software:

  • Golf / PSS
  • Ultimate Adventure / Microdeal Software
  • Flipper / Microdeal Software
  • Ultimate Adventure 4 / Microdeal Software
  • Intergalactic Force / Microdeal Software
  • Katerpillar Attack / Microdeal Software
  • Morbid Mansion / Blably Computer Games
  • Transylvanian Tower / Richard Shepherd Software

Read more…

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Thanks to my friend for donation of some Coleco Adam Software

December 11th, 2016 No comments
Thanks to my friend for donation of some Coleco Adam Software/Cartridge

Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some Coleco Adam Software/Cartridge

Titles:

  • The Adam Home Software Library [Tape] / Coleco
  • A.E and Choplifter [Tape] / Broderbund – Coleco
  • Smart Filer [Tape] / Coleco
  • Monkey Academy [Cartridge] / Coleco
  • Wacky Word Games [Tape] / Coleco
  • Smart Letters & Forms [Tape] / Coleco
  • Electronic Flashcard Maker [Tape] / Coleco
  • Telly Turtle [Cartridge] / Coleco

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Thanks to my friend for donation of some ColecoVision cartridges

December 11th, 2016 No comments
Thanks to my friend the ColecoVision cartridges collection are increased

Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some ColecoVision cartridges

Titles:

  • Pitfall / Activision (Boxed)
  • Zaxxon / Sega (Boxed)
  • Roc’n'Rope / Konami (Boxed)
  • Congo Bongo / Sega (Boxed)
  • Destructor / Coleco (Boxed)
  • Donkey Kong Junior / Nintendo (Boxed)
  • Donkey Kong / Nintendo (Boxed)
  • Super Action Football / Coleco (Boxed)
  • Bunp’n'Jump / Data East (Boxed)
  • Mr.Do / Universal (Boxed)
  • Smurf / Peyo (Boxed)
  • Front Line / Taito (Boxed)
  • Space Panic / Universal (Loose)
  • Popeye / Parker (Loose)
  • Pepper II / Exidy Inc. (Loose)
  • Jumpman Junior / Epyx (Loose)

Categories: Donations, News & Rumors, Today

Commodore CD32 Revision 3 (Boxed) Full Recap

December 9th, 2016 No comments
Commodore CD32 (Boxed) Full Recap

Commodore CD32 Revision 3 (Boxed) Full Recap

Capacitors replaced:

  • 2 x 1000uF 10v (VERTICAL)
  • 1 x 470uF 10v (VERTICAL)
  • 9 x 100uF 6,3v (SMD)
  • 6 x 22uF 35v (SMD)
  • 5 x 47uF 16v (SMD)
  • 4 x 10uF 35v (SMD)
  • 4 x 4,7uF 35v (SMD)

Reversed the polarity of the two capacitors by 1000uF because in the revision 3 of the CD32 and earlier are wrong. (the label of the polarity on the PCB is not correct)

Gallery:

Commodore 16 Repair

December 9th, 2016 No comments
Commodore 16 Repair

Commodore 16 Repair

Defect:

  • Don’t works any program that requires too much memory.

Replaced Components:

  • 1 x MB81416-12 (U5)

Note:

I have used for the first time the DIAG264 (Kernel version, but there is also a cartridge version) and i must say that it works well.

Gallery of the repair: