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FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.2

September 17th, 2013 No comments

FAIL is a viewer of pictures in native formats of Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Atari Falcon and Atari Portfolio computers.

Currently the project includes:

  • Fail2png – portable command-line converter to PNG files.
  • FAILWin – viewer for Windows.
  • Thumbnail providers for Windows Explorer and GNOME (Linux)
  • Plugin for XnView.
  • (de)coder for ImageMagick.
  • Plugin for Imagine.
  • HTML 5 based viewer.

Changelog:

  • New formats: Interlace Character Editor font (ICE), GEM Bit Image (IMG), Multi Palette Picture (MPP).

This is the last release of FAIL. But don’t worry! We are just renaming our project to Retro Computer Image Library (RECOIL), because we are going to support formats from 8-bit and 16-bit machines other than Atari. Stay tuned!

Download: FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.2 (707)

source: fail.sourceforge.net

C64 Game: Elidon +7DM / Sheep vs. Fox DX +2H / Press It! …

September 16th, 2013 No comments

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

Titles:

  • Elidon +7DM
  • Conway’s Game Of Life
  • Harrier Strike +3
  • Locomotive Preview
  • Deep Star +4
  • Codename Desert Storm +3
  • Liberator Preview
  • Mission Moon +2J 101%
  • Megapede +DG
  • Gigamaze +ED
  • 911 Tiger Shark +2 [ntsc]
  • Agent-X II +1DG
  • Submarine Rescue +5
  • Submarine Rescue
  • Mission Moon
  • Sheep vs. Fox DX +2H
  • Job Race +2D
  • Press It!
  • Angry Birds Style
  • Murray Mouse +26D
  • Quod Init Exit v1.4
  • Flin Flon
  • Assembloids (Retail Version) +2HD

Download: All Games in One Archive (763)

source: csdb.dk

Arc64 v2.5 by Graham of Arsenic,Oxyron

September 9th, 2013 No comments

Arc64 is a small tool to deal with D64, T64, LNX and ZipCode archives. It can be used to edit D64 images, run D64 images in the WinVice emulator, run
PRG files via CodeNet, convert T64, LNX, PRG, ZipCode and other formats to D64.

A key feature is the drag & drop support. If you drop a D64 image, it will be opened instead of the currently opened D64 image. If you drop any kind of other file, Arc64 will try to add it to the D64 image. Formats like T64, LNX and P00 will automatically extracted into the D64 image as PRGs.

Any changes to a D64 won’t be saved automatically, you either have to drag the header of the directory into an explorer window, or you have to use the
Save-option from the menus.

Download: Arc64 v2.5 by Graham of Arsenic,Oxyron (458)

source: csdb.dk

HxC Floppy Emulator: firmware (fat) v1.8.2.36 / (slim) v2.1.2.36

September 6th, 2013 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Changelog SD HxCFloppyEmulator v1.8.2.36 (fat) & v2.1.2.36 (slim):

  • Write Support : Write issue with VIA VT82C686A chipset based motherboard corrected.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr

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(Italian) Jurassic News numero #48

September 6th, 2013 No comments

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Categories: Magazine, News & Rumors, Today

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.2 released.

September 3rd, 2013 No comments

SNDH archive v4.2 released - 3921 SNDH files (total 7389 tunes)

Ever since the birth of the Atari ST, different chip music formats have had different ways to use them. If you are coding a chip music player for the Atari ST you would have to use dozens and dozens of special ways to replay music.

But in the mid 90′s, BDC of Aura crew became tired of this inelegant system and decided to fix the issue once and for all. He then created the ‘SNDH’ file format. SNDH is actually the original songfile and replaycode with a header bolted on top of the music and replayer. The header has a unified calling interface no matter what type of chip music is hidden beneath it, and it has extended datas about the music.

Download: SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.2 (679)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

CBM prg Studio v2.8.0 released

September 3rd, 2013 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 2.8.0 is released. There are a lot of new features in this version. I’d really appreciate it if you report any bugs you find or have any suggestions/comments.

CBM prg Studio allows you to type a BASIC or Machine Code program in using a nice Windows environment and convert it to a ‘.prg’ file which you can run on an emulator, or even a real C64 / VIC20 or PET if you’re feeling brave and have the right kit.

CBM prg Studio is the result of merging C64PrgGen and VIC20PrgGen. Adding new features and fixing bugs in two apps which were 95% similar was a bit of a nightmare so merging them made sense.

It was also a good opportunity for a face lift and to add some new features, such as:

  • Programs are project based, meaning all related source files, sprite files etc. are kept in one place and multiple source files can be linked more easily.
  • Tabbed MDI.
  • Syntax highlighting.

What CBM prg Studio isn’t is a front-end for tok64, cbmcnvrt, bastext or any other tokeniser / detokeniser / assembler. It’s all been written completely from scratch.

New features:

  • Screen RAM viewer for debugger.
  • Ignore/truncate REM statements during code generation switch.
  • Project comments.
  • The character editor’s scratch pad can be imported to the screen editor.
  • Save/load configuration settings.
  • Import multicolour bitmaps into the sprite editor.
  • Export binary files from the character editor.
  • Much improved BASIC and assembly generation time.

See the help for a complete list of bug fixed.

Download: CBM prg Studio v2.8.0 (466)

source: ajordison.co.uk

New Donation: Hardital Bang 2082 and Logica Kick Mouse

August 30th, 2013 No comments

I thank a friend for the donation.

Donated items:

  • Hardital (Italy) Bang 2082.
    • This is a Accelerator expansion for Amiga 500/2000 with a 68020 @ 14.3 MHz (synchronous) and a optional FPU up to 68882 @ 25 MHz (asynchronous).
  • Logica (Italy) Kick Mouse.
    • Kickstart Switcher 2.0

HxC Floppy Emulator: firmware (fat) v1.8.2.30 / (slim) v2.1.2.30

August 23rd, 2013 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Changelog SD HxCFloppyEmulator v1.8.2.30 (fat) & v2.1.2.30 (slim):

  • SDCard Support : Delay added right after any command (PNY microSD support).
  • Watchdog delay changed to 16s.
  • Brownout reset setting changed.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr

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CBM FileBrowser v1.6 by NBLA000

August 21st, 2013 No comments

This program works as a program launcher for Commodore machines. Even if it was originally intended for a device with sd2iec firmware, it works also with any CBM drive (without sd2iec functions of course).

It is a multi-system version derived from the discontinued sd2brwse v.0.6 by Hannu Nuotio (fork() of sdbrowse v.0.7)

The Vic-20 Mega-Cart Installer is based on sys.asm sources of mega-tools by Daniel Kahlin, sort routine by Michael Kircher.

Current supported machines:

  • C64.
  • C64DTV.
  • Vic-20 unexpanded.
  • Vic-20 +3K RAM.
  • Vic-20 +8K RAM or plus (for FE3 use this version)
  • Vic-20 with Mega-Cart.
  • C16 / C116 / Plus4.
  • C128 in 64 mode.
  • C128 80 Columns.

Tested drives:

  • MMC2IEC
  • SD2IEC
  • uIEC
  • C64-SD (any version, with ITS modules too)
  • 1541 (with JiffyDOS too)
  • 1541-II
  • 1571
  • 1581

Changelog:

  • v.0.1 – 01-Sep-2009 (Start of project, C64/C64DTV only)
  • v.0.2 – 21-Oct-2009 (First working version for Vic-20 +8K RAM)
  • v.0.3 – 06-Jan-2010 (Added memory config auto-detection for Vic-20 selected program)
  • v.0.4 – 19-Jan-2010 (Added support for Vic-20 with Mega-Cart and manual start mode)
  • v.0.5 – 10-Feb-2010 (Added support for Vic-20 unexpanded and Vic-20 +3K RAM)
  • v.1.0 – 05-Mar-2010 (First public version, minor issues fixed, C64 and Vic-20 supported)
  • v.1.1 – 22-Jun-2010 (Added support for D41 and DNP file images, sd2iec firmware v.0.9.0 or higher required)
  • v.1.2 – 09-Oct-2010 (Added SJLOAD speed-up option to the manual mode of the Mega-cart version)
  • v.1.3 – 31-May-2012 (Added support for C16/C116/Plus4, Sort directories, cosmetic changes)
  • v.1.4 – 19-Jul-2012 (Added JIFFYDTV speed-up support for C64-DTV, Clear screen before RUN)
  • v.1.5 – 03-Mar-2013 (Added support for C128, and uppercases disk images D64,D81,D71 etc.)
  • v.1.6 – 20-Aug-2013 (Added support for Tap files using ITS modules, case insensitive disk images Dnp, TaP, m2I etc.)

Download: CBM FileBrowser v1.6 (1261)

source: vic20.it/cbmfilebrowser

C64 Game: Pimple Panic Pre / Motor Massacre / Road Raiders 101% …

August 19th, 2013 No comments

HxC Floppy Emulator: firmware (fat) v1.8.2.26 / (slim) v2.1.2.26

August 19th, 2013 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Changelog SD HxCFloppyEmulator v1.8.2.26 (fat) &  v2.1.2.26 (slim):

  • Device init : the whole internal memory is now cleared at power-up.

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr

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ASAP v3.1.5 – Another Slight Atari Player

August 18th, 2013 No comments

ASAP is a player of 8-bit Atari music for modern computers and mobile devices. It emulates the POKEY sound chip and the 6502 processor.

The project was initially based on the routines from the Atari800 emulator, but the current version has a completely new original emulation core.

Changelog ASAP 3.1.5 (2013-08-17):

  • Android: fixed playback on Android 4.1+, disconnecting headset pauses playback, updates position and avoids “process not responding” during seek, starts in root directory if there’s no memory card.
  • GStreamer plugin gets autoplugged (read: SAPs play in GStreamer-based players).
  • WASAP plays music to its very end.
  • Fixed crash on malformed RMT files.
  • Restored Audacious 2.x compatibility.
  • DEB packages.
  • foobar2000 `*.fb2k-component` package.

Download: ASAP v3.1.5 (606)

source: asap.sourceforge.net

Eprom Motorola MCM68766C replaces the C64/VIC-20 Rom

August 16th, 2013 No comments
Promenade C1 Eprom Burner

If you are the lucky owners of these eprom: Motorola MCM 68766C you can do something really cute, hardware permitting. Example: use this EPROM like a ROM for some Devices and Computers Commodore without using an adapter ;-D

I had to use the EPROM programmer Promenade C1 for Commodore 64 to burn these eprom because all my programmers don’t support these type of eprom.

Download: Eprom Motorola MCM68766C Datasheet (1107)

HxC Floppy Emulator: Firmware Slim Version v2.1.2.24

August 15th, 2013 No comments

The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator is a software and hardware system created by jfdn aka Jeff.

The aim of this project is to replace the floppy disk drive by an electronic device emulating the floppy disk drive (list of supported Computer/Hardware).

There are two differents emulators:

  • A USB version which allows to connect the floppy disk drive interface of the computer to a PC via a USB cable.
  • A SDCARD version which allows to emulate floppy disks which images are stored in a SDCARD.

Firmware Slim SD HxCFloppyEmulator v2.1.2.24:

  • SD Access enhanced : Better handling, track buffer size increased.
  • Floppy interface mode enhanced : New Pin02/Pin34 Custom settings.
  • SDCard file system support enhanced : Now support FAT 12, FAT 16 & FAT 32 formatted SDCard ! Any SDCard size are now supported !
  • Direct access mode : New function to get and set easily the current index number in “file selector” & indexed mode.
  • Lots of internal code optimizations/improvements and corrections…
  • Write Support completely redesigned / reworked :
  • Low level track format support added !:
    • The host computer/machine can now do low level format of the disk images ! By this way the floppy disk image can be formatted with the right disk layout from the machine. All the tracks parameters used by the machine (sector size, interleave/skew, gap, format value, index mark…) will be written to the virtual disk tracks ! By this way the user have just to copy some blank HFE images to the SDCard, and format them with the host machine as with a real floppy disk to make them usable. Some blank disk images with various density will be available for download on the HxC2001 website.
    • SD/DD/HD sector write support : all sector sizes are now supported ! : 128B, 256B, 512B, 1024B, 2048B, 4096B, 8192B…
    • Unaligned track/sector write is now possible : Sectors of host formatted images and images imported from stream files (Kryoflux…) can now be written !

Download:

source: hxc2001.free.fr

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