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1541 Ultimate User Guide by N.A. Hoijtink

January 24th, 2009 3 comments

From 1541u forum:

I’m working on a 1541U manual. It is still heavily beta and incomplete, but i would like comments etc. So if you have time read it, and give me some input/suggestions.

Perhaps we can combine effords in creating a good manual for this exceptional piece of hardware…

Download: 1541U Manual


Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

Vector Commodore Logo

January 24th, 2009 No comments

 This is a nice Commodore Logo from Robert Hurst VIC-20 homepage, i have vectorialized it in some formats (svg,eps,pdf).

Download PNG (original): Commodore Logo (698) - 16.1 KB

Download SVG: Commodore Logo (671) - 21.27 KB

Download PDF: Commodore Logo (714) - 22.66 KB

Download EPS: Commodore Logo (746) - 21.98 KB

XUM1541 – The fast C64 floppy USB adapter

January 24th, 2009 No comments

The xum1541 (pronounced “zoom”) is built from a modified version of the xu1541 firmware. It is a USB full speed device and supports high-speed parallel cables. The hardware USB support significantly speeds up transfers. It will support mnib (aka nibtools), which provides low-level imaging to backup copy protected disks.

I’m most excited about this feature since it is critical to archiving original floppies for the C64 Preservation Project.

Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

The ultimate cartridge for your Commodore Vic-20

January 23rd, 2009 1 comment

The ultimate cartridge for your Commodore Vic-20

Mega-Cart’s Gallery

The Mega-Cart’s incredible selection of auto-starting games and handy utilities, coupled with its software-configurable RAM expansion capability, will provide you with hours of fun and discovery.

Yet, despite the immense power and complexity “under the hood” of the Mega-Cart it remains easy to use because of the intuitive all menu-driven selection system.


SJLOAD C64/C64Dtv Fast Loader

January 23rd, 2009 No comments

SJLOAD is a C64/C64DTV software fastloader. Its main difference from normal fastloaders is that it only works with Jiffy-enabled drives and uses the Jiffy protocol. This makes it handy for people who have a Jiffy-enabled drive (also new hardware such as SD2IEC) but do not want to make the hardware changes necessary for exchanging the C64 kernal.

SJLOAD speed is a bit higher than normal Jiffy since SJLOAD uses the same protocol but a different implementation (it disables the VICII during load etc.). With an SD2IEC, SJLOAD is about 15% faster than a normal Jiffy kernal.

SJLOAD is loosely based on VDOS (1986) by Edward Carroll. However, the fast loading routines have been replaced completely by 1570.


Categories: C64/SX64, DTV, News & Rumors, Today

New nice WP theme, i hope you like it

January 22nd, 2009 No comments

Wow, what a nice theme! I spent hours looking for a suitable theme for my site, and this one is perfect. I hope you like it.

Pushover 64 (Preview) a Italian game for C<64

January 19th, 2009 2 comments

Commodore 64 Porting from the original Amiga game by Ocean.

download the latest build here: pushover64

forum thread:

Categories: C64/SX64, DTV, News & Rumors, Today

My new LCD monitor (HP w2228h)

January 15th, 2009 2 comments

January 14th, 2009 No comments is the supreme online tool for your daily math. In the ‘Expert Calc 2.0′ mode, you can edit your equations in the full-page editor, use Shared Calculations or embed it into your blog/homepage.


Physical Drive Image Creator v0.9.1

January 10th, 2009 1 comment

74521Physical Drive Image Creator V0.9 is freeware Win32 tool which allows you to create full backup of your physical media (CF, hard disk drive) into an image file (raw data image) which can be used in the VICE (WinVICE) C64 emulator with enabled IDE64 card support.

Of course, you are not limited to IDE64 media. The image can be later restored back to physical media.


64COPY v4.42 by Peter Schepers

January 9th, 2009 No comments

A DOS-based utility for C64 image  files that  understands  most  emulator  image formats (D64, T64, D71, D81,  D80,  D82, DNP, D2M, G64, NX, PC64, CRT, X64, ARK, LBR, ARC, SDA, SPY, CPK and the  ZipCode family) as well  as  DOS  binaries,  and converts between them.

It  also  has  a powerful  6502  Disassembler,   Text/HEX Editor, File Viewer, BASIC unlister, D64 HEX   Editor,   Directory    Customizer, CheckTape, CheckDisk, CheckZipCode (4  & 6-pack), CheckCRT, CheckG64 and decoding HQX and UU files. Many DOS functions are also included, as well as lots of  other goodies.

Copyright by Peter Schepers 1994-2009


Categories: C64/SX64, News & Rumors, Today

Make Waves v1.00 by FMan

January 4th, 2009 No comments

Make Waves is a command line utility to make sinus waves for demos and such.

Each wave is composed of one or more discrete waveforms, which can be created independently. You can make waves that represent a full sine wave, any half of it or a quarter. You can also set a range between 0 and 255 to get suitable values for example to position sprites at the correct height.

You are also able to set a variable length for each wave up to 256 bytes.


Categories: C64/SX64, DTV, News & Rumors, Today

Of je worst lust a DTV demo by HeMa!

January 4th, 2009 No comments


  • Code: Het Meisje van de Vleeswarenafdeling
  • Music: Red of The Judges
  • Text: De Toiletjuffrouw
  • Charset: Het Meisje van de Vleeswarenafdeling


Categories: DTV, News & Rumors, Today

7up Sprite Editor v2.01 by kerm1t

January 4th, 2009 No comments

Kerm1t released a new sprite editor called 7up Sprite Editor v2.0. This sprite editor can be used on a Windows computer to generate sprites for the Commodore Different 16 color palette. Copy and Paste. More than 8 sprites and HiRes palette

Latest Change:

  • 2009-01-02, bugfix: switch between mc|hires
  • 2008-12-21, bugfix: saving >= 10frame gif, loading non-transp.gif
  • 2008-12-21, V2.0 release
  • 2008-10-19, scroller-intro
  • 2008-04-20, changed asm-tmpl (header was corrupt)
  • 2008-04-19, 1.01 fixes saving bug
  • 2008-04-18, 2nd release
  • 2008-02-24, initial release (pre-alpha)

V2.01 fixes:

  • switching between mc|hires.
  • saving >= 10frame gif.
  • loading non-transp.gif.


Happy new year

December 31st, 2008 2 comments

Happy new year to everyone.