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C64 Big Game Pack: IK Ultimate / Genius 2 +7D / Mental Moons …

December 23rd, 2017 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:

  • Squid Jump Preview V2
  • IndeflataBall +5
  • Squid Jump Preview
  • International Karate Ultimate Preview [easyflash]
  • International Karate Ultimate Preview
  • Modulot II +1D
  • Modulot II +
  • Modulot II
  • CRX Race [unprotected original]
  • Quarx V2 +2HFD
  • Vaultman 2 1.1 +4D
  • Dracula’s Castle
  • Dracula’s Castle +4
  • Mental Moons +3
  • International Karate Ultimate [easyflash]
  • 8192 Preview
  • Tower Snake Preview +2
  • Tower Snake Preview
  • Tower Snake Demo
  • Spyders 2 Preview
  • Tink’s Adventure +D
  • Genius 2 +7D
  • Genius Enhanced +7D
  • International Karate Ultimate V1.1
  • Tuk Goes to Town +D
  • Spyders 2 Preview
  • International Karate Ultimate
  • Tink’s Subtraction Fair +
  • Tink’s Subtraction Fair +
  • Tonk in the Land of Buddy-Bots
  • Star Wars (Version 1981) +
  • Star Wars (Versions 1977 and 1981)
  • Slime Deluxe (World of Commodore Version)
  • Jumpy64 Preview
  • Gone In 64 Seconds Preview
  • Hangman V2 Basic for Kids
  • Integer Tic Tac Toe
  • Spellcast Preview V2 +3

Download: All Games in One Archive (1855)

source: csdb.dk

Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.1.0a (More direct raw formats support)

December 19th, 2017 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….

Release notes Firmware USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.1.0a:

More direct raw formats support :

  • Akai formats (*.IMG)
  • Casio FZ1 (*.FZ1)
  • Emax machines formats (*.IMG)
  • Ensoniq EPS & Mirage series formats (*.IMG)
  • General Music formats (*.IMG)
  • Korg formats (*.IMG)
  • X68000 (*.HDM,*.XDF)
    • Internal optimizations.

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

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.1.0a (310)

source: hxc2001.com

DreamPSU – Making your Dreamcast™ cool again.

December 15th, 2017 No comments
DreamPSU - Making your Dreamcast cool again.

..and after 5 months finally the DreamPSU is here!

DreamPSU – Making your Dreamcast™ cool again.

The DreamPSU is a simple and fast to install replacement power supply for the SEGA Dreamcast that not only reduces heat, but also frees up some much needed internal space for any other mods you may have or want to install.

Last year I noticed my Dreamcast™ getting unusually hot around the power supply, Not long after, I got myself a GDEMU (not required for the DreamPSU, but awesome anyway), and the heat further increased, after doing some research I realized the culprit was the 12v line on the power supply, when it isn’t used it actually reaches 14v and produces a lot of heat, not wanting to modify the existing power supply for when I wanted to use my GDRom disc drive, I thought, OK, I’ll make myself a new power supply.

I recently spoke to a friend of mine and he explained how the Dreamcast™ power supplies will eventually die and people will have to cannibalize other consoles for parts. So I told him about my power supply and he convinced me there might be a market for it and that I should see if people would be interested, So I posted on the Dreamcast-Talk forums and Facebook and indeed it seems like people are.

Features:

  • Small Size, only 48mm x 43mm (1.89in x 1.70in).
  • Drop in, easy to use replacement for original power supply (no modifications necessary).
  • Utilizes your original Dreamcast™ power button.
  • Runs from an external 12v 2.5amp power supply (not included).
  • Less heat inside your Dreamcast™ means that will potentially last longer.
  • More space inside your Dreamcast™ for other mods.
  • Spare 12v and 5v power header available for mods.

Gallery:

source: dreampsu.com

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

Multi-Cartridge Acetronic MPU-1000 (1292 APVS) Adapter

December 7th, 2017 No comments
Multi-Cartridge Acetronic MPU-1000 (1292 APVS) Extension (Adapter)

Very nice adapter designed by Rolo that allows you to use the Rolo Multi-Cartridge also on the Acetronic MPU-1000 or any 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System compatible consoles.

Gallery:

source: atariage.com

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

Gotek HxC Firmware v3.1.0.4a (New direct file formats support)

December 4th, 2017 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….

Release notes Firmware USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.1.0.4a:

Major update!

  • New direct file formats support (Read & Write !) :
    • Acorn machines : *.ADL,*.ADM,*.SSD,*.DSD and *.ADF file support
    • Camputer Lynx : *.LDF
    • Commodore C64 : *.D81
    • Thomson machines : *.FD
    • Sam Coupé : *.SAD, *.MGT
    • MSX Machines : *.IMG, *.DSK
    • Spectrum : *.TRD, *.SDD
  • New menu entry : Target system family selection.
    • This reduce a lot the risk of erroneous raw file identification.
  • Lots of RAW file support improvements :
    • All sector sizes supported, advanced track skew and interleaving support.
    • FM & MFM support.
  • Amstrad CPC DSK support : Fix for the One Disk/double sided Batman demo.
  • Fix attempt of the “diymore.cc” OLED screens : OLED init screen delay  menu option added.
    • (Note : Please avoid these “diymore.cc” screens until i got an idea what is the root cause of the issue.)
    • Internal improvement : Track cache layer improved, RAW files support/identification improved.

Release notes Firmware USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.0.33.12a:

  • Extra LCD size option added :
    • 2×40 characters (for 2×40 I2C-HD44780 screens)
  • Clear internal settings function : Press “up” button at power up to Clear the settings with the default values.
  • SP1200 write support fix.

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

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.1.0.4a (464)

source: hxc2001.com

C64 DiskMagazine: Vandalism News #67

November 30th, 2017 2 comments

Onslaught / Offence / Vandalism News Staff, bring to you the 67th issue of the Vandalism News.

Download:

source: csdb.dk

C64 Big Game Pack: Cookie +2D / Penetrator +3DG / Sky Runner …

November 22nd, 2017 1 comment

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:

  • Mr. Wong’s Loopy Laundry +4
  • Mr. Wong’s Loopy Laundry
  • Border Blast 3 [enhanced] [seuck]
  • Ball
  • Giełda’96 [polish]
  • Breathalyzer
  • Ball +D
  • Zeta-7 +2DGF
  • Moonspire: The Draxx War – Preview
  • Minima Reloaded V1.2 +4DG
  • QWAK 1.3 +4
  • Ball +3D
  • Bacillus Preview 2a +3
  • Cookie +D
  • Breathalyzer
  • Cookie +
  • Petunia Pickle’s Pumpkin Preview +D
  • Cookie +2D
  • Cookie
  • Ant Attack +6DG
  • Space Shooter Preview
  • Cookie +3D
  • Petunia Pickle’s Pumpkin Preview +4D
  • Gruniozerca +2D
  • Gruniozerca +D
  • Penetrator +3DG
  • Penetrator +3D 101%
  • 2K Race
  • 2K Race Crack
  • Sadistomatic +3
  • More… what?! +
  • More… what?!
  • Chakram +2 [seuck]
  • QWAK 1.3 +4CHD
  • Jeep Command +3D
  • Mutants +4D
  • Eddie Kidd Jump Challenge +2D
  • Seabase Delta +D
  • Highway Encounter +4D
  • Mr. Wimpy +5D
  • Bosconian 87 +3D
  • Gribbly’s Special Day Out +5DH
  • Gribbly’s Day Out +5DHF
  • Akalabeth Preview
  • Sky Runner +5D 101%

Download: All Games in One Archive (1804)

source: csdb.dk

Bidding ended to €24.050,00 for the Commodore 65

November 20th, 2017 No comments

source: ebay.de wikipedia

Categories: Event(s), News & Rumors, Today

Bidding ended to €4.310,00 for the Commodore 64 Golden Edition

November 20th, 2017 No comments
Categories: Event(s), News & Rumors, Today

Bidding ended to €81.450,00 for the Commodore 65 + Expansion Ram

November 8th, 2017 2 comments

source: ebay.de wikipedia

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Gotek HXC Alpha Firmware with OLED Display

November 2nd, 2017 No comments
Gotek HXC Alpha Firmware OLED Display

Gotek HXC Alpha Firmware with OLED Display.

You can download here the Alpha Firmware Update.

Gallery:

source: hxc2001.com

Categories: Firmware, News & Rumors, Today

Released the latest version of DiagROM v1.0

October 27th, 2017 No comments

What is DiagROM?

DiagROM is a diagnostic tool for the amiga computers.

And it is to be used on defective machines, trying to help no-boot situations etc.

You simply replace the Kickstart roms in the Amiga with the DiagROM. and when poweron. your Amiga will start a diagnostic software. It will try to dump info on the serialport (and actual menus etc aswell) while also trying on the screen.

Changelog:

  • RTC Test improved with OKI Chipset support (but RTC test still is kind of buggy)
  • Remade the autoconfig handling for much better ZorroIII support etc.
  • Possability to turn on/off cache in manual memortedit (this WILL crach your machine on 68000/68010)
  • Added an experimental “no chipmem” screen to try to figure out biterrors with rasterbars. (dark bar=dead bit, light bar=working bit)
  • Added support for Amiga 1000 with a limited version of DiagROM.
  • Parallel and serialporttests using SysTest compatible loopback adapters.
  • Diskdrivetests.
  • And.. some internal changes and stuff I actually forgotten.

Updatehistory:

  • 2017-10-01:
    • Long time since last time:
    • Added tests for Parallel and serialporttesting using SysTest compatible loopbackadapters
  • 2017-07-30:
    • Added possability to run on A1000 as bootstraprom. I have removed moduletesting and gfx test-screemn to save space.
    • Some additional bugfixes.
  • 2017-07-06:
    • Fixed a bug, when setting DTR high I accidentally put Dikdrive motor on!
    • when no chipmem is foundand no fastmem, instead of just flashing a green screen, it now checks memaddr $400 and shows in stripes biterrors. bright color=bit working, dark=bit error. evbery 15 frame it flashes and steps +4 bytes of memaddr to check
  • 2017-06-17:
    • Oh! yes long time. Now DiagROM is opensource avaible at https://github.com/ChuckyGang/DiagROM
    • Totally rewritten Autoconfig, now handles Z2 and Z3 and should be working. if you get stuck in a loop (autoconfig not working) it
    • will halt after 32 “boards”. Also in ManualEdit mode, I have inlcuded a function to turn on/off cache. to debug cacheissues on CPU Cards.
    • BE CAREFUL! this WILL crash if you run it on a 68000/010
    • Also fixed bug of garbage in menus.

Download: DiagoROM v1.0 Stable (417)

source: diagrom.com

Categories: Hardware, News & Rumors, Today

Gotek HxC Firmware v3.0.33.4a (CPC DSK images now are supported)

October 27th, 2017 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….

Release notes Firmware USB HxCFloppyEmulator v3.0.33.4a:

  • CPC DSK / RAW DSK : If not a CPC DSK file, open it as a RAW image.
  • RAW Image : *.DSK and *.OUT files support added.
  • System tick optimization.
  • OLED screen support : Characters generator code speed optimization.
  • Config-Less Mode :
  • More CPC DSK format variant support.(again !)
  • More CPC DSK format variant support.
  • Amstrad CPC EDSK & DSK : Fix some DSK identification issues.
  • Amstrad CPC EDSK & DSK : Fix file type detection with CPC File selector v2.5
  • Amstrad CPC EDSK & DSK : Write Support working !
  • Amstrad CPC EDSK & DSK support : Fix issues with non-standard sector size images (Midline Process…).
  • Amstrad CPC DSK direct support added (Old and new format) : Read only for the moment.  Write support and simple copy protection support incoming ;).
  • New setting menu item : auto selection setting. You can now set the desired timeout for the auto selection function or disable it.
  • Normal mode : Fix random “Bad file” and IMG read issue at power up/USB stick change.
  • Some optimizations.
  • Write pipeline issue fixed.
  • Fix : IMG/IMA/DSK and ST files are now visible in normal/direct browsing mode.
  • Rotary support added. Connections points : Clock -> J7 pin 2,Direction -> J7 pin 1.

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

Download: USB Stick STM32 (Gotek) HxC Firmware v3.0.33.4a (344)

source: hxc2001.com

C64 Big Game Pack: Lightforce +8HD / Rubicon +4DGHF / X-Out …

October 16th, 2017 No comments

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

Titles:

  • C=Rex Offline
  • C=Rex Offline ATL
  • C=Rex Offline +H
  • Vortex Crystals +10D [2017 full version]
  • Vortex Crystals [2017 full version]
  • Street Defender – Game for VR64
  • CCGMS 2017 V6 [easyflash]
  • The Town Dragon
  • Street Defender +4D
  • X-Out +6DH
  • Giana-Sisters 30th Anniversary Preview
  • Tombstones – Retirement Day
  • Assembloids Basic V2.0
  • Rumpelball
  • Lightforce +8HD [easyflash]
  • Assembloids Basic V2.0 [compiled]
  • Lightforce +8HD
  • Kings of the Beach +PD
  • Lunar Lander
  • Giana Sisters 30th Anniversary Preview +9
  • Lunar Lander +1MH
  • Pirate Island
  • Shoot Em Up Destruction Set 2 +2H [seuck]
  • Rubicon +4DGH
  • Crazy Comets & Mega Apocalypse [easyflash]
  • Kobo64 (r221) +4D
  • Doctor Doom’s Revenge [easyflash]
  • Crazy Comets & Mega Apocalypse [easyflash]
  • Bug Splat
  • Rubicon +4DGHF
  • Kobo64 (r221)
  • Cross Chase +2
  • Quod Init Exit V1.8
  • Quod Init Exit V1.8 +2D
  • Kikstart II The Construction Set +HD [Easyflash]
  • Dinosaurs +D
  • Neoclyps +4DG
  • The Fallen Special Edition
  • QWAK 1.3 +
  • QWAK 1.3

Download: All Games in One Archive (1874)

source: csdb.dk

 

ZOO 2017: C64 – Official demo party results *UPDATED*

October 8th, 2017 No comments

This is the official demo party results from ZOO 2017. See also the CSDB ZOO 2017 section for more informations and download.

C64 Demo:

  • Beertime One by Dekadence
  • Double Trouble by Siesta
  • Gorilla    
  • Toka kerta pohjalla by Wide Load    
  • Tribute to Twin Peaks by Grue

C64 Music:

  • Night Ride by Juzdie
  • El Corazon Segundo by Zardax
  • Yes by Flex
  • Disco Inferno by Apollyon
  • Cosmic Interstate by Warlord
  • Al Gore Rythm by Fegolhuzz
  • Advection 1 by Jangler
  • Filtterikokeilu by Yzi
  • Dreaming High by Rock
  • Kikkomen by Ferrara    
  • Raveloop14.xm by Deetsay
  • Run and They’ll never find you by Uneksija
  • A simple day by Uctumi
  • Moncholo by Los Pat Moritas
  • Random Bed by Agemixer
  • Fall is on its way by Spider Jerusalem
  • Such6strday by Barracuda
  • Dance it by Technotron
  • Dancer by Spiikki
  • Juhon Faijan Kupla by Laserboy
  • A Stroll in The Woods by naavis

C64 Graphics:

  • Sovjet Sentrifug by Duce
  • Rastermind by Electric
  • The Eye of Shlarm by ptoing
  • Nootka sound is not for sale by Jok
  • Post Singularity by ptoing
  • Dance of the Technowitches by MekaSkull
  • Nightriders by Electric
  • Infestation by Dr. TerrorZ
  • Patricia by Edi
  • Pond life by Fedja
  • Skrolli by Bass Cadet
  • Spaceman by Fabs
  • Road to Ranua by iLKke/Animal Bro
  • कमलम् by Rail Slave
  • Imogen – Aria by Rail Slave
  • HolyHarrows by Fabs
  • Zoo’17 compopic by Aomeba
  • Tyttö ei tykkää painovoimasta by Matteus
  • Zoo Runner by naavis
  • Genie by Debris
  • And what are you by Mirsku
  • I see you by visy
  • Guardian of the Crimson Sphere by cos
  • Cyberjudas by Codise
  • Are you keeping up with the… by Thihi        
  • Raf timez ahead by Haluttu maksullinen nainen

WiLD Demo:

  • Star Wars Petscii by Debris, Deetsay
  • Synthesis by Mixer
  • Analoque by ocean, phObos team

C64 Basic Demo:

  • Back to Basics
  • Here by New Basic Group
  • Whatchamacall-it by Terwiz
  • 2 Fingers by Dr. TerrorZ

C64 Disk Cover:

  • Elementary Zoo by Electric
  • Spice Up Your Sketchlife by Duce
  • Zoo Manboobs by Junkie
  • Croc by Sweetdisasterr
  • Cranberry Sour Mocktail Made Me Do It by Scapegoat

Mixed Graphics:

  • Hairy by Electric
  • Strindberg by Electric
  • Intercourse by Exotic Men
  • Nallukka by b
  • Fly Agaric by Shine
  • Pennywise by Terwiz
  • Paradrone by Dr. TerrorZ
  • To judge and execute by H7    
  • Eye Can CU by Debris
  • Tehkää omat hunajanne hibzzterit by Fit
  • Konversiooh by Terwiz
  • Taideteos
  • Left and Right by Fit

Productions released outside compos:

  • Modular Sounds 10 by Artstate (Music Collection)
  • Murphy’s Law by Mayday! (One-File Demo)

Download:

source: zooparty.org