Nightfall Retro Collection Virtual Tour

September 16th, 2012 24 comments

Nightfall Retro Collection Virtual Tour

Nightfall Retro Gallery

Photo Gallery update of my Retro Collection / Retro Trash

Clicking on the photo will download the highest resolution version available (10708 x 5137).

Updates of the Nightfall Retro Collection:

You can see my Retro collection with a Virtual Tour, we hope one day to be able to expose my things to the public.

Many thanks to Andrea Schillani and Freddy Anselmo for the photos and graphic support.

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C64 Big Game Pack: Super Mario Bros 64 +2 / Bruce Lee Trilogy …

April 19th, 2019 No comments

NEW TAG: C64 BIG GAME PACK

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

Titles:

  • Knight Lore V1.10 +D
  • Bruce Lee Trilogy
  • Doc Cosmos +2D
  • Lions of the Universe
  • Stoppt den Calippo Fresser +
  • Metal Gear (testversion x1)
  • Doc Cosmos +D
  • RoboZZle64_b190313
  • Zagor and the Fortress of Smirnoff +1GMTW
  • TKO +3DG
  • Doc Cosmos V1.1 +4D
  • Smurfs +3HDF
  • Trump Tower Extended Version +1H
  • Crusade in Europe +D
  • Nono Pixie Preview 4 &D
  • Crusade in Europe +D
  • Decision in the Desert +D
  • Outlaw +FD
  • Sheep is a Key
  • Sheep is a Key V1.19
  • Emergency Breakthrough +2
  • Park Adventure
  • RoboZZle64 Preview +D
  • Bruce Lee Trilogy V2
  • Sheep is a Key +
  • Sheep is a Key + – Laxity
  • Yet Another One Button Game Preview +
  • Yet Another One Button Game V0.0
  • Astroclash
  • The Pit +6DGH
  • Yet Another One Button Game Preview 2 +
  • Yet Another One Button Game V0.1
  • Summer Games I & II +DI
  • DUBCRT +3D
  • Boulder Dash Senior +2
  • Race7 Preview
  • Lala Prologue [16kb cartridge]
  • Lala Prologue +4DG
  • ISS Emergency!
  • Polybius Preview
  • Behind closed Doors Seven +DP
  • Retarded Creatures and Caverns +D
  • Sheep is a Key V1.19 +3D
  • King’s Valley Preview 2 +
  • Sixgun Shootout Version 1.2 [IDE64]
  • Funghevolissimevolmente +2DGT
  • Retarded Creatures and Caverns +D
  • Behind Closed Doors Seven +DP
  • Bulbo and the Lizard-King +DS
  • Microfair Madness +Bonus Adventures +D
  • Balrog and the Cat +DS
  • The Secret of Little Hodcome +DS
  • Aliens +
  • From Out Of A Dark Night Sky +D
  • RoboZZle64 Preview 2 +D
  • RoboZZle64 Preview 2 +MD
  • Vegetables Preview +1D
  • Wormwood Preview +2
  • Memory +TD
  • Vegetables +1D
  • Vegetables
  • Wormwood Preview +2D
  • Super Mario Bros 64
  • Frogger +
  • Toccata +
  • Super Mario Bros 64 +2
  • Bandersnatch Preview

Download: All Games in One Archive (109)

source: csdb.dk

ARMSiD by Nobomi New Firmware v2.9

April 18th, 2019 No comments

A new firmware update for the ARMSiD has been released by Nobomi.

News features and fixes in FW 2.9:

  • A longer time is required to activate the reset signal (some issue with board 250407 reported where can be short spikes on the bus, now fixed).
  • Small fix in noise generator on the lowest bits. Also faster computing.
  • Other speed and code size optimization.

Download: ARMSiD v2.9 (8)

source: dzi.n.cz/8bit/armsid

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PenUltimate+ VIC-20 Cartridge + Diagnostic DeadTest+ support

April 17th, 2019 No comments
PenUltimate+ VIC-20 Cartridge with diagnostic DeadTest+ support

The new version of the PenUltimate+ cartridge even if apparently it seems identical to the previous version, is not, because the new version has some modifications and a software update made to support the DeadTest+ Diagnostic software.

All cartridges produced since December 2018 supports the DeadTest+ diagnostic software.

The DeadTest+ Diagnostic software can be lauched via the menu or by holding Reset button down for 10seconds at power on.

Compared to the first version this new one brings even more ROMs (70+) and a brand new user interface.

Some tfw8b games have been included (The Future Was 8Bit) including Cheese & Onion, RodMan, Pentagorat (Easier edition) and many others.

And of course, it’s still the best ram pack you’ll ever stuff into your VIC20. 3-35k expansion ram can be selected direct from the menu.

Many thanks to Dave Curran of Tynemouth Software and tfw8b (The Future Was 8Bit)

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Commodore Amiga 500 Plus Kissed by luck + Floppy Drive Repaired

April 17th, 2019 No comments
Commodore Amiga 500 Plus kissed by luck

My name is “jaundice” and my last name is “lucky”.  :-)

Why “lucky”? because the battery used in this Amiga was not VARTA but GP, these batteries resist slightly to aging and release less acid.

The only defect of this Amiga 500 Plus was the Floppy Drive which did not read any Floppy Disk, the motor running slower than normal, it was enough replace a 4.7uF electrolytic capacitor to make it work again.

I thank my friend Igor for the donation.

Gallery:

SD2Snes Firmware v1.10.3 released

April 8th, 2019 No comments

Ikari has released a new firmware for the SD2Snes Flash Cartridge (Super Nintendo/Famicom). The upgrade instructions can be found here.

Changelog:

  • Revert S-DD1 bitfile to earlier build which happens to less expose a timing hazard. This will need further examination for a proper fix. Fixes severe glitches with S-DD1
  • Fix swapped logic terms in SA-1 and SuperFX RAM write cycles. Fixes severe glitches on SA-1 and SuperFX on Mk.II units; The bug was also present in the Pro firmware but didn’t seem to have much of an effect
  • Fix game video mode setting in SuperCIC pair mode.

Download:

source: sd2snes.de

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Some things for Atari 8bit from Lotharek

April 5th, 2019 No comments

Some things for Atari 8bit:

  • P-COVOX is a very simple device, 4channel, discrete component digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that fits under PIA chip. It isn’t as Hi-Fi as modern sound cards, but it`s perceptiom may be a lot better than a POKEY  – especially playing MODs or NEO files
  • Simple Stereo V2 – New version of the Simple Stereo now all in one. I replace my old version of Simple Stereo + U-Switch, the features are the same.
  • 64k RAM Module (Replaces base ram of 64KB in all 8bit ATARI, upgrades ram in 600XL to 64KB, PCB thickness is 0,8mm)

The 64k RAM module also replaces Multiplexers, DRAM, Delay Line C060472 and so on in XL series, the Delay Line is no longer available as spare parts.

source: lotharek.pl

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.23.1

April 5th, 2019 No comments

This software act as the floppy server with the USB HxC Floppy Emulator.

This program also allows you to convert floppy image files for the SDCard based HxC Floppy Emulator.

Supports many input floppy image file formats: List of the supported floppy image formats.

Operating systems supported:

  • Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / Seven / 10
  • Mac OS X.
  • Linux.

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.23.1:

  • New XML format : Coat-A-Matic 9400 / Robox RC9400 format.
  • Amiga Image loader (ADF, DMS,…) : Fix the v2.1.20.1 left sector(s) field regression !
  • Update recommended for Amiga users !

Download: HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.23.1 (44)

source: hxc2001.com

SD2Snes Firmware v1.10.2 released

March 31st, 2019 No comments

Ikari has released a new firmware for the SD2Snes Flash Cartridge (Super Nintendo/Famicom). The upgrade instructions can be found here.

Changelog:

  • [Pro] fix wrong data ROM size on uPD96050 core -> F1 ROC II track is shown properly.
  • [Pro] fix S-DD1 address mirroring -> Star Ocean works.
  • [Pro] correct Cx4 core speed from 96MHz to 80MHz
  • [All] apply volume boost after FPGA reconfiguration (fixes MSU1 volume boost on Cx4, OBC1, SuperFX, SA-1, S-DD1)
  • [All] fix S-DD1 writes going to the wrong address on concurrent MCU accesses (saving not working in Star Ocean)
  • [All] avoid potential data corruption on MCU writes (e.g. SPC loading)
  • [All] Workaround for Super Nt not booting when CIC enters pair mode successfully.

Download:

source: sd2snes.de

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Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.19.0

March 25th, 2019 1 comment

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 (v1.0.19.0):

  • Fix track wrap around disk image corruption to the file produced with “Save as D64″.

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

Atari 800 XL (VBXE/U1MB/Stereo Pokey/Side2) my Favourite Games

March 24th, 2019 No comments
my Favourite Games

Atari 800 XL (VBXE-RGB/U1MB/Stereo Pokey/Side2) my Favourite Games

My Atari 800 XL Hardware Configuration:

  • VBXE (RGB output)
  • Ultimate 1Mb
  • Stereo Pokey
  • Side2 Cartridge

You can buy this additional hardware from this site: lotharek.pl

Favourite Games:

  • Bosconian
  • Time Pilot
  • Scramble
  • Popeye
  • Bomb Jack
  • Ms Pacman
  • Pacman
  • Pitfall II
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros
  • International Karate Enhanced Edition
  • H.E.R.O.

Gallery:

Download: my Favourite Atari Games (45)

Amiga 2000 already repaired in April 2016 now Black Screen

March 17th, 2019 No comments
Amiga 2000 already repaired in April 2016 now  Black Screen

This Amiga 2000 is arrived in my lab in very poor condition in April 2016, the computer has been repaired and stored in an antistatic envelope.

Tested after almost 3 years, the computer does not show signs of life.

Having no video output, i have used the Chucky DIAGROM which through a serial connection i was able to identify 2 different problems with the RAM’s.

Defect:

  • Black Screen

Repair:

  • Rebuilt track on the 68000 DX side near resistor pack RP900 (previously good)
  • Rebuilt track RAM U529 signal CAS (previously good)
  • Replaced RAM LM 33256 U501 with TMS 4256 (previously working)

Below some random photo of the repair.

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AVG Cartridge for 8bit Atari + PDM Audio Player Video

March 12th, 2019 No comments
AVG Cartridge for 8bit Atari

First of all i have to thank Filippo Santellocco (Philsan) for this unexpected gift that i really appreciate.

AVGCART – SD multicart for 8bit Atari features:

  • Supports CAR files up to 1MB (most bankswitching types are implemented)
  • Supports XEX files.
  • Supports ATR files (read/write) – support is limited due to cartridge port constraints.
  • SIDE emulation (works with U1MB and SpartaDOS X)
  • Firmware is upgradeable via SD card.

Keyboard reference:

  • arrows to navigate the list, with CTRL jump to beginning/end of page/list
  • BACKSPACE for parent dir
  • ENTER and letters choose item
  • TAB to select multiple ATR files (right cart button to cycle them afterwards)
  • ESC disables cart and resets Atari
  • / for recursive search, use ESC to return to full navigation
  • SHIFT-S enables SIDE CCTL registers and resets

Use left cart button to return to file selector (after reset), right cart button resets current cart’s bank (also cycles ATR files)

Titles of the songs in the video:

  • AC/DC – Back in Black
  • Narada Michael Walden – Tonight I’m Alright
  • Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Sucker Punch (Dubstep Remix)

The songs are complete from beginning to end but for reasons of length of the video i have cut the songs.

The video can be only downloaded, because Youtube and Facebook have blocked the video streaming for copyrighted content, really ridiculous as the audio tracks are not complete and certainly not faithful to the original.

My personal note; the only two home computers that i follow with passion are Commodore & Atari.

…have a good listening

Download: AVG Cartridge PDM Player Atari Video (75)

source: atariage.com

C64 Big Game Pack: Bruce Lee – RoF / Scooby & S.Doo +6DGMI …

March 9th, 2019 No comments

NEW TAG: C64 BIG GAME PACK

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

Titles:

  • Championship Wrestling +3D
  • Two Days to the Race Preview
  • Race Through Space +2HD
  • Hook [georam]
  • Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Volume 1 +D
  • Hook
  • Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Volume 5 +D
  • Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Volume 4 +D
  • Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Volume 2 +D
  • Rock ‘n Roll Trivia Volume 3 +D
  • Pool of Radiance [georam]
  • Two Days to the Race V1.6 +D
  • Monopoly Preview V2 +D
  • Space Hunter +
  • Secret Tunnel +4
  • Super Toboggan Challenge +1HD
  • Boulder Dash Junior II++ (The Final Dig!)
  • Super Toboggan Challenge
  • PSI 5 Trading Company +FMD
  • PSI 5 Trading Company +FD
  • Rock ‘n Wrestle +6DH
  • Bop ‘n Wrestle +6DH
  • Super Galax-I-Birds
  • Turrican II [1581]
  • Turrican [1581]
  • Super Galax-I-Birds +4MF
  • Beach Bar +4D
  • Starfysh Remix
  • Scooby & Scrappy Doo +6DGMI
  • Starfysh Remix +6HD
  • Multiplan V1.07 +F
  • Beezarro
  • B-Ball +F
  • Power Station +5
  • Championship Wrestling +3D
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu +4HD
  • Sidelines +2
  • Griddy Pixels Preview
  • PSI 5 Trading Company +DF
  • Tenebra Macabre [16kb cartridge]
  • Tenebra Macabre +4D
  • Griddy Pixels Preview 2 +1D
  • Flock +2
  • Bruce Lee – Return of Fury +
  • Bruce Lee – Return of Fury +2D
  • Bruce Lee – Return of Fury
  • Bruce Lee – Return of Fury +1D
  • Bruce Lee – Return of Fury +2D
  • Labyrinth [all drives]
  • Labyrinth
  • Parsec
  • Toyshop & Lollipops +D
  • Bruce Lee – Return of Fury +2HD
  • Spitting Image
  • The Original Tetris Game +2
  • Pacman II +4
  • Pacman +3
  • Zig-Zag +2DG
  • Griddy Pixels Preview 3 &FD
  • Knight Lore V1.10 +D
  • Knight Lore V1.10

Download: All Games in One Archive (924)

source: csdb.dk

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.38.2a

March 9th, 2019 No comments

Jean-François DEL NERO (who’s behind the HxC SD Floppy Emulator) recently has released a version of the HxC emulator firmware that is compatible with the STM32 chip used in the Gotek floppy emulators.

This means that the great functionality of the HxC SD emulator is now available on cheaper and more widely available hardware.

The bootloader to convert the Gotek floppy drive in HxC compatible must be purchased on the website HXC 2001 by sending an email to Jean-François DEL NERO. The price of the bootloader is one-off 10 Euro per Gotek that you want to update. Future updates of the software are free and can be made from a USB stick

The HXC Usb (Gotek) firmware supports: + many more….

USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Floppy Emulator Firmware v3.1.32.1a -> v3.1.38.2a cumulative changelog:

  • More customization options:
    • Raw file image/disk format selection.
    • You can now define your raw file image/disk format !
    • Floppy Interface modes.
    • https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/
  • More customization options:
    • 16 different oled graphic fonts available.
    • New oled screen models supported (128×32,128×64, SSD1306, SH1106…).
    • Default raw system selection.
    • And many more new options: sound volume, auto select delay, …
  • New raw formats support: Coat-A-Matic 9400 / Robox RC9400 (*.IMG/*.DSK) (289KB)
  • Fix Track 00 issue (v3.1.34.1a regression).
  • AutoSwap support enhanced/completed (sub-folders in normal mode supported).
  • Internal optimizations.
  • Direct access mode : Some fixes for the auto disk swap (“AutoSwap”) support.
  • Direct access mode : New functions
  • Select mode (0×5):
    • Mode 0 – Flash sector access mode (Default)
    • Mode 1 – Plain text browser, Entries format : “IIII;T;SSSSSSSS;File name\r\n”
    • IIII = Object ID (ASCII HEX Number).
    • T = Type -> ‘F’=FILE, ‘D’=DIRECTORY
    • SSSSSSSS = File Size  (ASCII HEX Number).
    • Mode 2 – Slot list mode.
  • Change Objects list ID base (0×6) (Plain text browser).
  • Select/Enter Object (0×7) (Plain text browser – Image/Directory selection or File tranfert mode).
  • Set file base offset (0×8) (File transfer mode).
  • Get current selected image (0×9).
  • Select file with path (0xA) (Select image with a plain text file path).
  • MFM & FM support. (see the customization page : https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/)
  • With these new direct access API functions small file selector/browser/swapper/loader can be developed without the need of any FAT32 library on resource-limited machines. The protocol specification document will be updated soon at this address : https://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/SDCard_HxC_Floppy_Emulator_Direct_Access_mode.pdf
  • First online-customizable firmware available !
    • Fill up the form on the page to https://hxc2001.com/custom_fw/ customize the firmware.
    • The firmware will be recompiled/rebuilt following your requests and sent to the provided email some minutes later.
    • This is a fully automated and free service so don’t hesitate to play with it ! :).
    • More and more options will be added on the customization page.
  • Fix v3.1.34.1a regression : Disk density selection issues with some raw formats. Please update.
  • Files & Folders names starting with ‘.’ are now hidden.
  • Firmware memory size reduced once again : More tables size optimizations.

This is only a little part of the changelog. The original one is very long and you can read it here. (instruction manual here)

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.38.2a (76)

source: hxc2001.com

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Fjälldata 2019: C64 – Official demo party results

March 4th, 2019 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Fjälldata 2019. See also the Fjälldata 2019 section for more informations and download.

Demo:

  • 1. Space beer/Fossil
  • 2. Monomania/Offence
  • 3. Omg got balls!/OMG
  • 4. They say so much/Mahoney
  • 5. New faces/TRIAD
  • 6. Party scroller/Atlantis
  • 7. Purple planet yo/Proxima (VIC-20)
  • 8. Stolen properties/TRIAD
  • 9. Madademo/GP + HMF
  • 10. Jeroen tel/Brøst
  • 11. Crapman/Latex
  • 12. Fjällkingen/Esløv

Music covers:

  • 1. Coffee zone/Dane
  • 2. DeepaSIDo/Steel
  • 3. Nightcall/Fegol
  • 4. I want to love/TDM
  • 5. Doris/Qdor
  • 6. Dragonwars/Steel
  • 7. Jeff forfan/Musicman
  • 8. Slicka en flicka/TDM

Music:

  • 1. The unusual/Stinsen+Linus
  • 2. Tac2sintolerant/Fegol
  • 3. I love you son/Steel
  • 4. I can’t ESC/Spider J.
  • 5. Trippy trappy/Jammer
  • 6. Laserloop/Båtsman
  • 7. Compotune/5bot

Graphics:

  • 1. Random/Prowler
  • 2. Lapgods/Fabs
  • 3. Danny ja Armi/Twoflower
  • 4. Bernie/Redcrab
  • 5. Dragonhorse/Facet
  • 6. Geldiver/Railslave
  • 7. Junglism/Lunix
  • 8. Tottes kopp/Creep
  • 9. Grandino/5bot

Productions released outside compos:

  • Edu-Intro by Triad (Crack intro)
  • Toyshop & Lollipops +D by Triad (Crack)
  • TRIAD at Fjälldata Disk Cover by Triad (Disk Cover)

Download: Fjalldata 2019 Full Party Stuff (114)

source: csdb.dk