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1541-III JiffyDos Beta firmware released

May 31st, 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 v0.8.1a Released

May 24th, 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:

2009-05-24 – release 0.8.1a

  • Fix bootloader version number generation.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.8.1 Released

May 20th, 2009 2 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:

2009-05-20 – release 0.8.1

  • Fix uIEC/IDE SD card change detection.
  • Dreamload support for uIEC.
  • Mark the RTC time as valid after setting the clock.
  • Delay SPI initialisation until absolutely required.
  • Show disk change confirmation even when the error blink is active.
  • Exit the FC3 fastloader if ATN is active.
  • Fix indentation of 1000+ block files.
  • Remove 0-byte from the long version message.
  • Fix multiple save-with-replace bugs.
  • Ignore directories when matching file name wildcards.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread c64-wiki

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SD2Iec new stable Firmware Released

March 23rd, 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:

2009-03-20 – release 0.6.7a

  • Unknown.

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread

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SD2Iec new stable Firmware Released

March 9th, 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:

2009-03-08 – release 0.8.0

  • Direct sector access of the real storage device
  • Ignore DEL files in file_open
  • Drive mapper
  • EXOS V3 fastloader support
  • Requires avr-libc 1.6.x

2009-03-07 – release 0.6.7

  • Bugfix: Close previous file if secondary is reused without close
  • Bugfix: Minor Jiffy timing fix on EOI

source: sd2iec.de gitweb forum thread

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1541 Ultimate Firmware v1.6 released

January 28th, 2009 No comments

1541 UltimateThe annoying bug in the firmware that had rendered the Ethernet interface almost useless has finally been fixed.

In comparison to 1.5, the following has been fixed:

  • Reads from the Ethernet chip have been fixed. The unit now correctly receives packets.

download: 1541U Homepage

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SD2Iec Firmware v0.8.0 PRE1 Released

October 4th, 2008 No comments

SD2Iec LogoSD2Iec – is a hardware mass storage device using an SD/MMC card and interfacing with the IEC bus.

Changelog:

2008-10-02 – release 0.8.0pre1

  • Implement Dreamload emulation.
  • RTC support.
  • Dataflash support.
  • Multi-file scratch.
  • Copy command.
  • Large buffer support.
  • Final Cartridge 3 freezed file fastloader support.
  • D71/D81 disk image support.
  • Parse FSINFO sector for faster FAT32 free space calculation.
  • Partial REL file support.

download: sd2iec.de

source: gitweb forum thread

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