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SIO2SD Firmware v2.5 Open-Source

August 16th, 2010 No comments

Finally! after a long time the new version of the Firmware for the interface SIO2SD is realesed under GPL Open-Source.

The SIO2SD is a device that allows you to load games/applications into any 8-bit Atari XL/XE computers via SIO interface from SD/MMC cards.

Changelog:

  • Configuration is now available from Atari Screen – press K3 key (no need to disconnect the cable from the SIO).
  • Loader for the executable files has been replaced with a new version.

source: sourceforge.net sio2sd.gucio.pl marcinprusisz.pl

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.10.0Pre1 Released

August 9th, 2010 No comments

SD2IEC is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus. It is based on the ATmega644 microcontroller from the Atmel AVR microcontroller family.

The most prominent use of SD2IEC is emulation/replacement of a Commodore-1541 disk drive for a C64. Hardware and the microcontroller’s firmware is available as open source (GPL).

Changelog:

2010-08-06 – release 0.10.0pre1

  • GEOS 2.0 support (d64/d71/d81 images only)
  • File-based M-R emulation.
  • Removed “oldnkc” configuration.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.9.3 Released

August 3rd, 2010 No comments

SD2IEC is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus. It is based on the ATmega644 microcontroller from the Atmel AVR microcontroller family.

The most prominent use of SD2IEC is emulation/replacement of a Commodore-1541 disk drive for a C64. Hardware and the microcontroller’s firmware is available as open source (GPL).

Changelog:

2010-08-02 – release 0.9.3

  • Bugfix: Extension hiding works again with names >12 characters.
  • Bugfix: Increase data hold time during standard TALK.
  • Testing aid: card detect-to-LED function.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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1541 Ultimate II: New firmware v2.0RC5 and Sources released

July 25th, 2010 No comments

from 1541 Ultimate homepage:

  • Last firmware version: 2.0RC5 is now downloadable from the download page.
  • Ultimate-II sources released!

You can access them through  http://svn2.xp-dev.com/svn/1541UltimateII/.

For those who know how to use SVN, you can do a checkout to create a local working copy by typing:

svn co http://svn2.xp-dev.com/svn/1541UltimateII/trunk

in an empty directory. I am working on a short manual, and on access to the tools needed to build the project. This time, the FPGA sources have been released as well. ;-)

source: 1541ultimate.net

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.9.2 Released

July 1st, 2010 No comments

SD2IEC is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus. It is based on the ATmega644 microcontroller from the Atmel AVR microcontroller family.

The most prominent use of SD2IEC is emulation/replacement of a Commodore-1541 disk drive for a C64. Hardware and the microcontroller’s firmware is available as open source (GPL).

Changelog:

2010-06-21 – release 0.9.2

  • Bugfix: Rename was broken on FAT.
  • Turbodisk is now disabled when running on internal RC clock.
  • Button debounce timeout increased.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.9.1 Released

March 10th, 2010 No comments

SD2IEC is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus. It is based on the ATmega644 microcontroller from the Atmel AVR microcontroller family.

The most prominent use of SD2IEC is emulation/replacement of a Commodore-1541 disk drive for a C64. Hardware and the microcontroller’s firmware is available as open source (GPL).

Changelog:

2010-03-07 – release 0.9.1

  • Bugfix: Filling unused REL records used wrong offsets.
  • Bugfix: Unbreak case-insensitive matching of FAT file names.
  • Bugfix: Fix raw directory mode for D64/D71/D81.
  • Bugfix: Tell the display about REL files too.
  • Add preliminary support for the ATmega1284P.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.9.0 Released

March 2nd, 2010 No comments

SD2IEC is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus. It is based on the ATmega644 microcontroller from the Atmel AVR microcontroller family.

The most prominent use of SD2IEC is emulation/replacement of a Commodore-1541 disk drive for a C64. Hardware and the microcontroller’s firmware is available as open source (GPL).

Changelog:

2009-02-28 – release 0.9.0

  • Bugfix: REL offset calculation for records 256,512,…
  • Bugfix: Non-REL P command parameters now match README.
  • Bugfix: Reading after EOI behaves correctly now.
  • Red LED only active while unwritten data in memory.
  • Remove XC,XJ commands.
  • New fastloader: ULoad Model 3.
  • New fastloader: G.I. Joe (said to be commonly ripped)
  • New fastloader: Epyx FastLoad cartridge.
  • Support reading raw directory ($ with secondary > 0)
  • “display disk images as directories”-mode.
  • DNP support.
  • Remote display support.
  • Build system doesn’t require gawk anymore.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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Released eSXDos v0.7.3 Beta public firmware for Divide interface

February 21st, 2010 No comments

eSXDos Divide Beta firmwareGeneral Info:

  • Firmware written primarily for the DivIDE interface, maybe for others in future.
  • Inspired by our (Phoenix & LaesQ) old ‘backbone’ project + inspiration from +D
  • Works with HDD/CD-ROM/ZIP/LS120 (LS120 can access 720KB and 1.44MB floppies)
  • Uses drivers to access filesystems (either in RAM or ROM)
  • Provides new BASIC commands
  • Will provide RST 8 hooks for user-land apps
  • Supports IM2 loading/saving (K3L’s FA part)
  • Drivers give access to the filesystem, and provide specific emulation hooks in certain cases (TRDOS, .TAP, etc)
  • There’s a device/filesystem abstraction layer, which means that BASIC or user-land programs don’t need to know anything about the underlying filesystem/device (ie, you use the same BASIC commands for all filesystems, FAT/ISO/TRD/etc)
  • Will allow up to 4 virtual drives for disk images (.trd/etc)
  • Filesystems are mapped acording to type: hd*, fd*, cd*, vd*, td*
  • FAT12/16/32 driver built-in ROM, other drivers loaded from boot filesystem on demand. (on this preview version, there was still room so TRDOS filesystem is in ROM too)
    Does not need a system file to work, common BASIC commands and FAT driver on ROM, system file loaded from boot filesystem will have additional commands, etc.
  • … more stuff which I prolly forgot

source: esxdos.org

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.8.3 Released

December 17th, 2009 No comments

SD2IEC is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus. It is based on the ATmega644 microcontroller from the Atmel AVR microcontroller family. The most prominent use of SD2IEC is emulation/replacement of a Commodore-1541 disk drive for a C64.

Hardware and the microcontroller’s firmware is available as open source (GPL).

Changelog:

2009-12-16 – release 0.8.3

  • Bugfix: Really prevent random corruption on FAT32 media.
  • Bugfix: Free buffer after copying files.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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Super WildCard / Magicom / Super Magic Drive firmware roms

November 27th, 2009 2 comments

I have found some Firmware Roms of vintage Disk Backup System for Super Nintendo and Megadrive.

Inside the archive:

  • Super Wildcard v2.7 (snes)
  • Magicom v3.2h (snes)
  • Super Magic Drive v4.1-a (megadrive)

Download: Disk Backup System Roms

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(Italian) Nuovo Aggiornamento per l’interfaccia Pocket 1541

October 19th, 2009 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

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1541 Ultimate Firmware v1.7 Beta released

October 9th, 2009 No comments

1541 Ultimate1541 Ultimate Firmware v1.7 Beta Features:

  • The freezer has been made more robust. (Needs more testing)
  • Minor fixes in the IEC interface. (but not yet satisfactory)
  • SID player has been added.
  • Epyx Fastloader cartridge has been added.
  • Support for custom carts has been added (8K/16K, as well as existing carts)
  • Support for (custom) Ocean and System3 cartridges added.

source: 1541ultimate.net

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1541-III JiffyDos Beta firmware v090914 released

October 2nd, 2009 No comments

1541-iii-jiffyThis beta release of the 1541-III firmware holds lot’s and lot’s of new features. But the most important feature of it all also makes it the most useable version of all 1541-III firmware releases. Why, because it supports JiffyDos. JiffyDos consists of a fastloader that makes all disk acces much and much faster. Making the use of your precious commodore much more fun.

For those who are not familiar with the JiffyDos, just google, otherwise, thrust me. It’s really usefull. JiffyDos speeds up ALL your diskacces. Programs or games without a fastloader used to be slow… but suddenly they become as fast as… “greased lightning!!!”. So enough about JiffyDos.

Why is this release a beta release,  simply because this release holds a lot of changes made to the 1541-III’s firmware, very crucial changes. Most changes are not noticed by the user, and some are never used. But I won’t go into detail.

This release is usefull for those who want to test JiffyDos on the 1541-III. And it needs to be tested. Because it will contain bugs, therefore we need to have it tested by YOU, so YOU can make a list of programs/files that works/fails. If you can supply it with a decent description it helps us in developing/fixing the bugs. Making it into a stable release.

source: jderogee.tripod.com

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.8.2 Released

September 28th, 2009 No comments

SD2IEC is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus. It is based on the ATmega644 microcontroller from the Atmel AVR microcontroller family. The most prominent use of SD2IEC is emulation/replacement of a Commodore-1541 disk drive for a C64.

Hardware and the microcontroller’s firmware is available as open source (GPL).

Changelog:

2009-09-27 – release 0.8.2

  • Bugfix: Prevent random storage corruption on FAT32 media.
  • Bugfix: Image files not mountable if read-only file or media.
  • Bugfix: Do not clear error channel if sec. 15 is closed.
  • Add a dummy RTC read during init (to update year if required).
  • Enable I2C RTC support in LarsP configuration for Final Expansion 3.
  • Acknowledge ATN during initialisation to stall C64 if required.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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1541 Ultimate Firmware v1.7 will be released very soon!

June 19th, 2009 No comments

1541 Ultimate1541 Ultimate Firmware v1.7 will be released very soon!

Firmware v1.7 will include:

  • Fully functional SID player.
  • Some new cartridges.
  • Support for loading your own cartridge from SD.
  • Freezer problem has been addressed and fixed.

source: 1541ultimate.net

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