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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 (87)

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 (1295)

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 (95)

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 (141)

source: csdb.dk

U64/Ultimate-64 v1.10 – U2+/U2 v3.4 Firmware Update

March 3rd, 2019 No comments

A new version of the firmware for the Ultimate-64 / U2+ / U2 by Gideon is released.

U64 – Differences with previous official release V1.0B:

  • Based on Ultimate-II+ firmware Version 3.4
  • NTSC mode has been added. The switch can be found in the U64 Specific Settings menu
  • Added rudimentary support for USB Floppy disks (not completely done yet; as removal of floppy is not yet detected)
  • USB problems with low/full speed devices fixed; no more bus hang-ups in these cases. (No full HID support just yet..)
  • VIC collision problem fixed.
  • Improved 1541 compatibility; weak bit areas and floppy speed zones are now properly supported.
  • LED Strip support.
  • Various improvements ‘under the hood’

U2+ – Differences with previous official release V3.3a:

  • Added rudimentary support for USB Floppy disks (not completely done yet; as removal of floppy is not yet detected)
  • USB problems with low/full speed devices fixed; no more bus hang-ups in these cases. (No full HID support just yet..)
  • Improved 1541 compatibility; weak bit areas and floppy speed zones are now properly supported.
  • Various improvements ‘under the hood’

U2 – Differences with previous official release V3.2:

  • The USB2LAN problem is now fixed. This bug took me over 50 hours to find and fix.
  • Improved 1541 compatibility; weak bit areas and floppy speed zones are now properly supported.
  • All other under the hood fixes that were done for U2+ and U64 that apply for U2 are backported to the U2 as well.

Download:

source: ultimate64.com

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SD2Snes Firmware v1.10.0/v1.10.1 released (S-DD1 support)

March 3rd, 2019 No comments

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

Cumulative Changelog:

  • S-DD1 support by Magno! Big thanks to Magno who implemented it and RedGuy who helped integrate the core with the main firmware :)
  • Support for sd2snes Mk.III (a.k.a. SD2SNES Pro). This works by adding a new set of support files for the new hardware so the firmware package actually contains two firmwares. This also makes it possible to swap the same card between old and new sd2sneses freely.
  • Fixes:
    • Fix memory corruption on BS-X loading. (Hopefully – I could not identify a cause and suspect bitstream file corruption. Please let me know if it works again – it does for me)
    • S-RTC register state is REALLY reset when the console is reset, and also when loading a game.
    • Actually boot on SD2SNES Pro.
  • Known issues:
    • Firmware seems to ignore Cx4 speed setting (at least since v1.9.0)
    • sd2snes Pro menu still has the old design
    • Mk.III specific source code changes currently aren’t contained in the GitHub repository. Please bear with me while I figure out a way to integrate them. ;)

Download:

source: sd2snes.de

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fpgaSID by andi6510 New Firmware ver. 0A

February 26th, 2019 No comments

A new firmware update for the fpgaSID has been released by andi6510.

Below the changelog taken directly from the website.

Main changes:

  • New 6581 bias setting range and curve. Per default the bias is now tuned to a brighter sound which is the most audible difference to revision 09.
  • Some further improvements on the 6581 filters.

New Features:

  • LEDs can be switched off now.
  • The outputs can be switched to a mix of both SIDs allowing mono setups with a single speaker.
  • The firmware flashing procedure has been improved to increase the success rate.
  • FPGASID is now compatible to the EasyFlash 3 module.

Note:

  • Important! Before updating the firmware, please read the documentation on flashing in the ConfiGuru manual.

Download: fpgaSID Firmware ver. 0A (79)

source: fpgasid.de

BCC #13: C64 – Official demo party results

February 25th, 2019 No comments

This is the official demo party results from BCC #13. See also the CSDB BCC #13 section for more informations and download.

C64 Demo:

  • 1 – Snakepit by Delysid
  • 2 – Beezarro by Atlantis
  • 3 – Week in Progress by Mayday!

C64 Music:

  • 1 – Nappy Go Lucky by Toggle
  • 2 – Cellar Door by Snabel
  • 3 – Mein Verlies by Spider Jerusalem
  • 4 – Trainride by Røly
  • 5 – Space Invaders Medley by Mibri
  • 5 – La chevre by Glafouk
  • 6 – Curlin’s Theme by Bordeaux
  • 7 – BCC 2019 by Sonki            

C64 Graphics:

  • 1 – White Rabbit by Awsm
  • 2 – Fairy King by Fabs
  • 3 – Championship Wrestling +3D DirArt    
  • 4 – Elostelija by XynnM    
  • 5 – Service Stop Guests by Viza
  • 6 – The Optimistic Skipper by Luisa/Oni    
  • 7 – A Small Riddle by Lobo    
  • 8 – Zilicious by XynnM
  • 9 – BCC #13
  • 10 – Chagizzz by XynnM

C64 Fast Intro:

  • 1 – Punk a chiens by Dentifrice
  • 2 – Antz by Delysid
  • 3 – Space Invaders by Hokuto Force
  • 4 – Ode to RRR by Excess
  • 5 – Zwartennerd by Excess

Productions released outside compos:

  • Championship Wrestling +3D by Excess (Crack)
  • Greetings to Delysid by Fake (Graphics)
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu + 4HD by Excess (Crack)

Download: BCC #13 Full Party Stuff (139)

source: csdb.dk

ARMSiD by Nobomi New Firmware v2.8 & New PCB rev.

February 21st, 2019 No comments
ARMSid New PCB rev

Nobomi has made a new revision of the ARMSiD PCB which however has the same hardware features as the previous one.

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

Below is the changelog taken directly from the website.

Differences between FW 2.8 and previous version:

  • The start and the end of the bus data cycle (reading or writing) is now controlled by signal CS only (it was the same on the beginning of the cycle, but the end was controlled by 02 clock before), it can help with a bus stability in other systems than C64 a C128.
  • Internal frequency generators are updated with precision of one 02 clock – about 1us (no audio signal phase changes after frequency retuning) !
  • Correct polarity of the bandpass filter.
  • Added emulation of internal filter voltage offset.
  • Added the “Digi Boost” feature by software – an effect similar to adding 330kOhm resistor between EXTin and GND on the MOS8580.
  • Other speed optimization.

Gallery:

Download: ARMSiD v2.8 (17/2/2019) (85)

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

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.18.0

February 13th, 2019 No comments

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 (v1.0.18.0):

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

sidSwitcher Enhanced v2.02

February 11th, 2019 No comments
SidSwitcher Enhanced v2.02

Project born in 2017 for my SX-64++

I wanted to improve the schematics and make a PCB (thank to CodingKoala Labs), the previous version was made on prototyping board pcb.

I have also added some features that i need when i will install the FPGASID in the SX-64++ and like the previous version the sidSwitcher integrates perfectly with the Overlay-64 & Keyman-64.

This circuit is not for sale. Schematics, Gerber and Atmel hex will be available soon for Download.

P.S: This project can also be used as a simple SPDT of analog audio signals. 2 INPUTS and 1 OUTPUT.

Features:

  • Output for Overlay-64 (http://henning-liebenau.de/overlay64/)
  • Input Push Button or Keyman-64 (http://henning-liebenau.de/keyman64/)
  • Bicolor LED (SID1 GREEN / SID2 RED / SID1 + SID2 ORANGE)
  • Output Mono or Stereo SID1 (LEFT+RIGHT / LEFT) / SID2 (LEFT+RIGHT / RIGHT) / SID1 + SID2 (LEFT+RIGHT / LEFT-RIGHT)
  • Possibility to use the mute function.
  • Jumper for configuration.

Schematics: (Prototype and Final):

The following photos are of the first version, second enhanced version, prototype breadboard and pcb.

Ultimate-64 (U64) – RGB LED – Keyboard Mount Set – S/N Stickers

February 11th, 2019 1 comment
U64 - RGB LED - Keyboard Mount Set - S/N Stickers

The RGB LED strip (APA102C) is a feature that has been added since the firmware version V1.0D, this version will be released very soon.

In the photos you can see two different Keyboard Mount Set and Accessories, in the first 7 photos (Transparent case) i have used the KIT sold by PixelWizard.eu and in the following 10 photos (SX-64 style case) i have used the kit sold by corei64.com

Both KITs do their job and integrate perfectly with the case.

Just a note, but it was my error, i didn’t read the description written on the site, the kit sold by corei64.com is not compatibile with the U64 motherboards v1.0 because there is a keyboard adapter, i solved quite easily by cutting a piece of plastic of the right side keyboard support.

The two ULTIMATE 64 custom stickers with their S/N and the SX-64 Style C64C Case are on sale on PixelWizard.eu.

The transparent C64C case is no longer available and comes from an old campaign on Kickstarter.

Gallery:

Video:

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C64 Big Game Pack: Buck Rogers PoZ +6DGH / Gauntlet +3FD …

February 11th, 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:

  • Stickybear Math [supercpu]
  • Digiloi +2DS
  • Dice8
  • Ninja Invasion Simulator Preview +
  • Dice8 &DT
  • Dice8 (Role)
  • Dice8 +FDT
  • Chips Challenge +
  • The Sky Is Falling Basic
  • Transporter +2TD
  • Howard the Coder +4CTD
  • Ictinius +3TD
  • Smack
  • Online +
  • Super Mole +3D
  • Test Drive [supercpu]
  • Test Drive [georam]
  • Cruising on Broadway +2H
  • 4M Arena Demo1
  • Oil Imperium [georam]
  • 4M Arena Preview
  • Tank Combat
  • Happy Deer Hunter
  • Wolfling V1.3
  • Wolfling V1.3 +D
  • Wolfling V1.4
  • Wolfling V1.4 +1D
  • Wolfling V1.4 +D
  • Champions of Krynn [georam]
  • Buck Rogers – Planet of Zoom +6DGH
  • Count Duckula +5D
  • Borrowed Time [georam]
  • Gigablast – Gold Edition +2H [seuck]
  • Stacker +1D
  • Alien Syndrome [reu]
  • Champions of Krynn [georam]
  • Street Defender V1.6 [vr64]
  • Street Defender V1.6 +4D
  • X-Men [REU]
  • Galactic Gallery +
  • Enigma +2
  • Planetoids +2H
  • Zone Runner +3H
  • Jars’ Revenge +3D
  • Blazon GameTro Preview +2
  • Nobby the Aardvark [1581] [cmd]
  • Nobby the Aardvark [1581]
  • Cold Dead Hands Preview
  • Gauntlet – The Deeper Dungeons +3FD
  • Gauntlet +3FD
  • Reaction Race +
  • Hammerfist [1581]
  • Monopoly Retro Preview &D
  • Kami +1F
  • Kami
  • Runman Construction Set +3TD
  • Boulder Dash Construction Kit +2PD
  • PSI 5 Trading Company +FMD
  • Boulder Dash Junior +2
  • Minimike Preview
  • Oil Imperium [1351]
  • Warball Preview

Download: All Games in One Archive (731)

source: csdb.dk

Hoxs64 Commodore 64 Emulator Updated v1.0.17.0

February 10th, 2019 No comments

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 (v1.0.17.0):

  • VIC emulation improvement to accurately emulate the early C-Data usage whenever X-Scroll is decreased by 4 or more.

Download:

source: hoxs64.net

HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.22.3

February 3rd, 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 v2.1.11.1 -> 2.1.22.3 cumulative changelog:

  • Raw loader: Fix global disk bitrate value. (HD disks bitrate issue)
  • CPCDSK loader: v2.1.20.1 Regression fixed. (null sector data length field support).
  • Track editor : New Side1 add/delete button.
  • HFE v3 loader: Regression fixed.
  • Dos disk browser : Amiga HD (1760KB) disk creation support.
  • Dos disk browser : Amiga HD (1760KB) disk support fixed.
  • TeleDisk loader fixed : Bad CRC checking fixed.
  • General : Faster/better file images identification and loader.
  • General : Many loaders now use the new generic raw file loader.
  • General : Lots of code improvements.
  • Internal tracks generator : Now support “weak” sectors.
  • HFEv3 writer : Remove any possible parasitic opcodes coming from the stream.
  • New Loader : NEC PC98/PC88 FDI.
  • CPCDSK loader/writer : Now support the SAMDisk method for DSK with weak bits.
  • Roland DD XML : Fix tracks skew.
  • New XML format : ABB disks formats.
  • New XML format : Automatix RAIL DD disk format.
  • New XML format : COMX disks formats.
  • New XML format : DEC RX55 format.
  • New XML format : Didaktik Spectrum disk format.
  • New XML format : Dynacord HD disks formats.
  • New XML format : Gravograph ISIS 640KB disk format.
  • New XML format : Memotech disks formats.
  • New XML format : Oerlikon Balzers disks formats.
  • New XML format : OpusDiscovery disk format.
  • New XML format : Oric Jasmin disk format.
  • New XML format : OS9 DD disks formats.
  • New XML format : PUMA arm robot disks formats.
  • New XML format : Tatung Einstein disks formats.
  • New XML format : Timex FDD3000 formats.
  • New XML format : TRS80 disk format.
  • New XML format : Unitel Videotex format.
  • New file image support : SAB Diskette Utility / *.SDU floppy image.
  • SCP Loader/Writer : Fix single sided SCP file export.
  • New writer : Dragon VDK format.

Download: HxCFloppyEmulator software v2.1.22.3 (116)

source: hxc2001.com