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TheC64 Mini Firmware Update v1.1.2

October 10th, 2018 No comments

Firmware upgrades for THEC64 Mini provide new features and/or correct any technical issues.

We always recommend that you use the latest version of the firmware.

Version 1.1.2 – Changes:

  • Fixes an issue where some USB directory layouts result in an empty file list.
  • Amended USB behaviour to help resolve issues users experienced with some USB memory sticks when using the File Loader.

Please be aware there is currently a 256 item limit (files and/or folders) to assist improved USB memory stick performance.

Download: TheC64 Mini Firmware v1.1.2 (207)

source: thec64.com

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TheC64 Mini Firmware Update v1.1.0

October 9th, 2018 No comments

Firmware upgrades for THEC64 Mini provide new features and/or correct any technical issues.

We always recommend that you use the latest version of the firmware.

Version 1.1.0 – Changes:

  • New File Loader functionality. Please see File Loader for full details.
  • Further improvements to response times.
  • Fixing one small issue with the German Virtual Keyboard.
  • Adding the missing help function in ‘Avenger’ to a joystick button.

Download: TheC64 Mini Firmware v1.1.0 (373)

source: thec64.com

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Ultimate-64/u2/u2p Firmware Update – v1.06 / v3.3 / v3.3 v1

October 7th, 2018 3 comments

A new version of the firmware for the Ultimate-64 / Ultimate 1541 II / Ultimate 1541 II+ by Gideon and some enhancements by Markus is released.

Changelog of Ultimate-64 / 1541 Ultimate 2+ by Gideon

    • NEW: Audio Mixer
    • 1541 Ultimate II+ only:
      • NEW: External Audio In
    • 1541 Ultimate II and II+ only:
      • Can now be used in Ultimate 64
    • Ultimate 64 only:
      • SpeedDOS Parallel Cable (needs e.g. DolpinDOS roms)
      • Interface type: Ultimate Menu picture overlay (HDMI-only)
      • USB keyboard support. Like earlier firmware, press scroll/lock to enter/exit the Ultimate menu.
      • Replacement of Charrom and BASIC.
    • Display *.64 files as a directory via FTP:
      • Every chosen FTP username enables this feature (*.d64 are shown as directory AND as *.d64 files)
      • The username “d64″ deactivates the listing of *.d64 files (*.d64 are only shown as directory)
      • The username “d642″ disables this feature completely, (*.d64 are only shown as files)

.. and there are many improvements not present in the changelog.

Note for the Ultimate 64:

You will need a kernel, basic and character rom after the upgrade. These roms are not included in the update. These roms are distributed with vice-emu, but you can also find them on zimmermans.net.

For instance, you could use these roms: 901225-01.bin (char), 901226.bin (basic) and 901227-03.bin (kernal). Roms with the .rom extension should also work.

Changelog of Ultimate-64 / 1541 Ultimate 2 / 1541 Ultimate 2+ by Markus

Changes in this release (compared to 3.3):

  • You can now flash more alternative kernals and floppy roms (1541 Ultimate II+: 2, Ultimate 64: 3).
  • Kernals and floppy roms can be loaded without flashing
  • Pressing the following keys while turning on the Ultimate 64 will change the video mode to
    • D => DVI
    • H => HDMI
    • R => RGB
    • C => Composite/S-Video
  • Fix writing to kernal via TCP Port 64 on Ultimate 64
  • Fix Fast Reset on “Original” Kernal on Ultimate 64

Download:

source: ultimate64.com github.com/markusC64

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C64 Big Game Pack: Paranoids +2 / Quest for Quintana Roo +6DG …

September 8th, 2018 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:

  • Borrowed Time [scpu]
  • Borrowed Time [easyflash]
  • Borrowed Time [1581]
  • Cheeky Twins 2 [easyflash]
  • Jump Man Basic
  • Warp +5DG
  • Boray Gammon V2.23
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II +
  • Hellbound Preview 2 +2
  • Basic Lightning V1.2
  • Machine Lightning V1.2L
  • Sphinx +3DG
  • Bad Tiling
  • Stick Breaker
  • Law Of The West [easyflash]
  • Bad Tiling +
  • Rent-A-Cop Reloaded +5PD
  • Rent-A-Cop Reloaded
  • Phantom of the Blasteroids
  • Phantom of the Blasteroids +F
  • What Copies What
  • Platoon +12DFHIR [easyflash]
  • Last Ninja 2 +8D [easyflash]
  • Top 20 Preview +5DT
  • Harpo’s Castle +4HDT
  • FPRPG Preview
  • Magic Squares
  • Magisches Quadrat
  • Lights Off
  • Lights On
  • Split Second +2H [seuck]
  • Operation Metalstorm +1H [seuck]
  • Running out of RAM
  • SEUCK Compo 2018 Prize Package
  • The Mars Saga [cmd]
  • Battletech [cmd]
  • James Pond 2 [easyflash]
  • Running Out of RAM +M
  • Repton 3 +2DMP
  • NumTrap
  • Master Game +D
  • Karateka 2-Player
  • Rogue Burger One Preview 2 +4
  • Grilled Until Dead +
  • Pooyan +6DGMH
  • The Labyrinth
  • Superman – Man of Steel +1D [easyflash]
  • Das Labyrinth
  • Rogue Burger One +5
  • Pirates of the Dark Waters V3
  • Monster Hunt
  • Monsterjagd
  • Snakebird Preview
  • Quest for Quintana Roo +6DGP
  • Kangarudy 2 [cmd]
  • Kangarudy 1 [cmd]
  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show [easyflash]
  • Paranoids
  • Food Truck Preview
  • Paranoids +2
  • P-47 Thunderbolt [easyflash]
  • Bburago Rally [easyflash]
  • Willow [easyflash]
  • Bad Tiling +2H
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II V2 +

Download: All Games in One Archive (2325)

source: csdb.dk

Arok 2018: C64 – Official demo party results

August 24th, 2018 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Araok 2018. See also the CSDB AROK 2018 section for more informations.

C64 Music:

  • 1 – Stompbox by Vincenzo
  • 2 – Absolution #13 by NecroPolo
  • 3 – Tigana by Boz
  • 4 – Kiddy by Pudva

Mixed Graphics:

  • 1 – Dragonbird by Hokuto Force, Lethargy
  • 2 – Searching for Green-Truth by Chorus, Resource, Singular
  • 4 – Safe and Sound by EXclusive ON
  • 5 – Ape Rocks In Space by Hokuto Force
  • 6 – Blue Eyes by Atlantis
  • 8 – Bird Goddess by Viza
  • 9 – Lost Empire by Nigaz
  • 10 – Cheers by Replay

Mixed Demo:

  • 3 – Go Gray by Profik
  • 5 – 4th Fundamental State by Hokuto Force
  • 6 – Petscii Guns by Viza

Download: Arok 2018 Full Party Stuff (271)

source: arok.intro.hu/2018

Atari 1020 Color Printer

August 12th, 2018 No comments
Atari 1020 Color Printer

Thanks to my friends Charlie and Gerben for this fantastic gift which adds another piece to my Atari Collection that now begins to become respectable.

Donation of Atari things from a friend

August 12th, 2018 No comments
Many Thanks Alessandro

A couple of weeks ago had written a post on a socialSocks that i was looking for a button for my 800XL that i had repaired.

Today the missing key came to me as a gift :D

The lot that includes the missing key is the following:

  • 1 x Atari 800XL (Boxed)
  • 1 x Atari 1050 Dual Densisty Disk Drive (Italian box totally different from my box)
  • 1 x Atari XC11 (Boxed)
  • 1 x Atari 800XL Loose

I thank so much Alessandro Polito. Thanks my friend.

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Datastorm 2018: C64 – Official demo party results

August 12th, 2018 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Datastorm 2018. See also the CSDB DATASTORM 2018 section for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • 1 – Fopcycle by Fairlight, Offence, Prosonix
  • 2 – @ by Atlantis
  • 3 – Oldskool Heroes by Nah-Kolor

C64 Music:

  • 1 – Semestertechno by Qdor/Stinsen
  • 2 – Disco-Data by Magnar Harestad
  • 3 – Newsoft II by Zabutom
  • 4 – Stratos by X-jammer
  • 5 – 120 Seconds of Untz by V0yager/Magic

C64 Graphics:

  • 1 – DS Compofiller 60% by Jok
  • 2 – FompoCiller by grip
  • 3 – Best Friends by Kaktus/Mahoney

Productions released outside compos:

  • Phantom of the Blasteroids by Genesis Project (Game)

Download: Datastorm 2018 Full Party Stuff (296)

source: datastorm.party

Vampire GOLD2.10 Core Released for V600 v2(.1) & V500 v2(+)

July 23rd, 2018 No comments

Vampire GOLD2.10 Core Released for V600 v2 (.1) & V500 v2(+) and new Saga Driver v1.4.

Vampire GOLD2.10 Changelog:

  • Added 4 different IDE speeds (V500)
  • Fixed SBCD instruction
  • Fixed ChipRAM detection
  • Improved CIA timings (V600)

SAGA Driver v1.4 Changelog:

  • Updated VControl to 1.6
  • Updated VampireSN for Vampire V4
  • Updated SDNet to 1.92
  • Updated V2ExpEth to 1.92

Download: Vampire Core & Saga Driver (343)

source: apollo-accelerators.com

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C64 Big Game Pack: Spy vs Spy Trilogy [EF] / Yogi Bear +4DGH …

July 13th, 2018 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:

  • Rogue Ninja V1.1 +3H
  • The Walking Death [party version]
  • Alone and Dangerous Preview +1J
  • MLsnake Preview
  • Rogue Ninja V1.1 +5HD
  • Thomas the Tank Engine’s Fun With Words +D
  • Rick Dangerous Duology +5DH [easyflash]
  • Mini Putt +D
  • Push It Preview +3
  • Push It Preview + Demo
  • Craptastic Game Preview
  • Missile Blasta – Remastered V2
  • Missile Blasta – Remastered V2 +3
  • Algol [seuck]
  • Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe +8D [easyflash]
  • Tacky +2HD
  • Dodge +1HD
  • Spikes +1HD
  • Vector Runner +1HD
  • Lode Runner’s Rescue +3DG
  • Dreamworld [seuck]
  • Yogi Bear +4DGH
  • Dangerous Sports Deadly Sports +FD
  • Radeloos +10DT
  • Computersville +7FD
  • Grand Prix Circuit +D [easyflash]
  • CETI 21 [seuck]
  • Shinobi +5DGI
  • Panzer Patty’s Pink Tank Adventure [seuck]
  • Trolley Follies +
  • Crank Crank Revolution – Gubbdata Edition
  • Foodball [1988]
  • Battle in the Woods [seuck]
  • Wave Hero
  • 4kventure
  • Orbs
  • Conga 4096 +1D
  • Conga 4096
  • Dustin’
  • Rabid Robots 4K
  • Chef Quest
  • Dustin’ +
  • Freaky Fish
  • WTF +
  • Parking Assist Chicken
  • Snake-a-Space +2HD
  • Snake-a-Space +1D
  • Number 2 V ABC
  • Snake-a-Space
  • Trump Tower
  • Memory-Safe
  • Toxic
  • G7000 Racer!
  • Toxic +1HD
  • Kalle Kloakk 4k
  • Mach Tank
  • Orbs +
  • Wave Hero +
  • Elevator Eric +2
  • Kalle Kloakk 4k +
  • Rabid Robots 4K +1HD
  • Conga 4096 +
  • G7000 Racer! +1H
  • Chef Quest +2D
  • Dustin’ +
  • Mach Tank +
  • Trump Tower +
  • Mind the Mines +
  • Kalle Kloakk 4k +
  • Freaky Fish +2D
  • Memory-Safe +2
  • Shinobiden Zero Preview 2 +1D
  • Foodball +3
  • Endless World +
  • Mind the Mines +3
  • Elevator Eric +4
  • Space Poker +2H
  • Sheeps! +3D
  • Parking Assist Chicken +D
  • Ronin
  • Holiday Games
  • Holiday Games [easyflash]
  • Boom + [easyflash]
  • Thinker 2018
  • 2018 ‘Craptastic’ 4kb Compilation
  • McDonald Land [easyflash]
  • Retrograde [easyflash]
  • Number 2 V ABC +3D
  • Labyrinth +4D
  • Hot Rod [easyflash]
  • Ghostbusters 2 [easyflash]
  • Speedball Duology +4DF [easyflash]
  • Spy vs Spy Trilogy [easyflash]
  • 4kventure &DSM
  • Ultima II: Black
  • Snake-a-Space +2MHD
  • Mach Tank +4HD
  • WTF +4D
  • Dustin’ +1H
  • Spy vs Spy Trilogy [easyflash] v2
  • Wave Hero +1HD
  • 4kventure &DSM
  • Trump Tower +1HD
  • Kalle Kloakk 4k +2D

Download: All Games in One Archive (2419)

source: csdb.dk

A lot of retro things received as gift from my friends

July 4th, 2018 No comments
A lot of retro things received as gift from my friends

A lot of retro things received as gift from my friends. Many thanks to Andrea & Ciro.

Description of the retro things received:

  • General Electric TXP-8100 Printer for Atari XL/XE (SIO BUS) & Commodore VIC-20/64. (IEC BUS)
  • Mega-Sound from Cheetah for Sinclair ZX Spectrum. (Boxed)
  • Tenkolek ZX Spectrum Cassette Interface. (Boxed)
  • 20 x New 3-inch floppy disk drive for Amstrad Home Computer.
  • RocGen Plus from Roctec Electronics Amiga Genlock. (Boxed)
  • Videon 4.1 Gold from Newtronic Video Digitizer for Amiga. (Boxed)
  • Commodore 64 with an uncommon internal configuration.
  • Commodore Floppy Disk Drive 1541 with an uncommon front label with the white case.
  • Analog Joystick for VIC-20 with instruction how to write the software for use it.
  • Unknown Power Supply 24v 1.8A.
  • Sinclair Spectrum +2 Power Supply.
  • BrunWord word-processor MK2 Cartridge for Amstrad CPC.
  • Hardtek Serial to Parallel Converter for Sinclair ZX Spectrum with Interface 1. (Boxed)
  • Memotech Memopak 32k for Sinclair ZX-81. (Boxed)
  • Memotech Memopak 16k for Sinclair ZX-81. (Boxed)
  • MSX Micro FDD Interface
  • Unknown 64 Modem
  • Dk’Tronics Mouse Interface for Amstrad CPC.
  • Rubber Keyboard replacement for Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
  • Rubber Keyboard replacement for Sinclair ZX-81.
  • Portugal Tape Software for Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
  • Radio Shack TRS-80 Software.
  • Amstrad CPC Italian Instruction Manual.
  • TRS-80 Color Instruction Manual.
  • Atari brochure.
  • Atari ST Manual.
  • Commodore VC-1541 Instruction Manual.
  • 2 x Texas Instruments TI-99/4a USA motherboards for spare parts.
  • HitBIT HB-11 MSX Home Computer Japan with the external case completely broken. (spare parts)
  • Yellow bag from Buffetti to be used for the Commodore 64.

Gallery:

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Gubbdata 2018 – C64 Party results

July 1st, 2018 No comments

This is the official demo party results from Gubbdata 2018. See also the CSDB GUBBDATA 2018 section for more informations.

C64 Demo:

  • 01 – Soft Machine by Triad
  • 02 – Delirious 11 by Genesis Project
  • 03 – Call The Hidden by Atlantis, Genesis Project
  • 04 – Old Skool Appreciation by Magnar Harestad, Pad
  • 05 – Protoplasm by Resource
  • 06 – Gubbabars by Software of Sweden
  • 07 – Party Enemals by Dinasours
  • 08 – Lektion1 by Zeta
  • 09 – Squid-oh by The Increasing Popularity Crew    
  • 10 – The Matrix by Hokuto Force
  • 11 – Paddle Mania by The Increasing Popularity Crew
  • 12 – Multiplied Fist by Speedfisters
  • 13 – CMD60Phoar by Hardcore Mofokkahz
  • 14 – Freddy by Esl0w
  • 15 – Hey Ya by Esl0w

C64 Music:

  • 01 – Days of Creation by Flex
  • 02 – Mini by Fegolhuzz
  • 03 – No Datafax Given by Mr.Death
  • 04 – SloMoFo by X-jammer
  • 05 – Hachi Bitto Whirlwind by Lft
  • 06 – Melody Clara Färdiga Gå by Magnar Harestad    
  • 07 – Mintaka by Mibri
  • 08 – Pair of Lies by Uctumi
  • 09 – Cat fell on Keyboard by Spider Jerusalem
  • 10 – English Rose by DAM
  • 11 – Ripleys Story by ZZAP69
  • 12 – Run Like Hell by Vaz
  • 13 – Karatebäver by Båtsman

C64 Graphics:

  • 01 – Nailed it by Razorback
  • 02 – Nogard by The Sarge
  • 03 – Unconditional Lover by ptoing/iLKke
  • 04 – Remote by Dr. TerrorZ
  • 05 – Blue Slide
  • 06 – Herr Nalle och Havet by grip
  • 07 – Postcard from hoth by Oxidy
  • 08 – Fairy Tale by Kobi    
  • 09 – We have to go by Raphis
  • 10 – nk____41 by Deev
  • 11 – Framtid by Esl0w
  • 12 – Kommunisten by Esl0w
  • 13 – Nudisten leif by Skyffel

Mixed Graphics:

  • 01 – Datagubbe by Genesis Project
  • 02 – Rawr! by Lft
  • 03 – Mech War 3D by The Solution    
  • 04 – Walk of Shame by Triad

Productions released outside compos:

  • Conga 4096 + by Triad (Crack)
  • Crank Crank Revolution – Gubbdata Edition (Game)
  • Dancing Keith by Triad (Crack intro)
  • Foodball [1988] by Hack n’ Trade/Warrant (Game)
  • G7000 Racer! +H by Triad (Crack)
  • Goodlife by Triad (Misc.)
  • Gubbc0re by Hardcore Mofokkahz (One-File Demo)
  • Mors(e)ning (Morse coder/decoder) by Hack n’ Trade (Tool)
  • Orbs + by Triad (Crack)
  • Propaganda List #2 2018 by Propaganda Magazine Staff/Atlantis/Genesis Project (Diskmag)
  • Technolo-G by Triad (Music)
  • Wave Hero + by Triad (Crack)

Download: Gubbdata 2018 Full Party stuff (319)

source: gubbdata.se

PenUltimate+ Cartridge VIC-20 3k-35k Ram Pack + Roms

July 1st, 2018 No comments
PenUltimate+ Cartridge VIC-20 3k-35k Ram Pack + RomsPenUltimate+ Cartridge VIC-20 3k-35k Ram Pack + Roms

The Penultimate+ Cartridge is a menu driven RAM/ROM cartridge for your Commodore VIC20 PAL or NTSC.

The Memory Expansion is selectable from 3-35k and include 70+ ROMS including tfw8b exclusive games titles.

Many thanks for this gift to Dave Curran of Tynemouth Software and tfw8b (The Future Was 8Bit)

Gallery:

Click here to buy the PenUltimate+ Cartridge.

CBM prg Studio v3.13.0 released

June 29th, 2018 1 comment

CBM prg Studio Version 3.12.0 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.

This is mostly a bug-fix version, though there are some small new features.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Assembler:
    • Problems with spaces in expressions.
    • Problems with spaces in ‘repeat’ parameters.
    • Screen codes in byte/text directives not generated properly.
    • Breakpoints were not sent to a debugger properly when building projects.
    • Some zero page optimisation issues.
  • BASIC:
    • Renumber problems for programs with multiple ‘ON’ statements
    • Problems with importing/generating PI and other characters.
    • Some characters missing from import.
  • Screen Code tool:
    • CBM key would lock sometimes.
  • General:
    • Code snippets had to be re-generated.
    • ‘Go to’ dialog crash with large files.
    • ‘Go to’ dialog caused weird zooming issues.
    • Issues with selected columns of text.
    • Problems with compress/uncompress with some control codes.

See the help for a complete list of new features and fixed bugs.

Note In this version, each target machine can have its own default project directory. If you are upgrading from a previous version (before version 2.5.1) of CBM prg Studio you may be asked to set up your project directories again. Your current projects will not be affected.

Download: CBM prg Studio v3.13.0 (263)

source: ajordison.co.uk

SD2Snes Firmware v1.8.0 released (SuperFX support)

June 29th, 2018 No comments

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

Changelog:

  • SuperFX support by RedGuy! This is the duck’s guts. What an accomplishment. Big thanks to RedGuy!
  • EXPERIMENTAL brightness patching for S-CPUN based consoles (1CHIP/Jr). The patching is comprised of two parts:
    • 1CHIP transient fix – tries to alleviate some graphical issues with 1CHIP consoles where it reacts unfavorably to sudden changes to the brightness register. This fixes the shadow in Air Strike Patrol, warped scanlines in Rudra’s Treasure, and faded scanlines at the top of the screen on certain Capcom games when the console is equipped with a de-ghosting fix involving the replacement of the C11 capacitor.
    • Brightness limit – can be used to limit brightness on consoles where the stock RGB levels are too high.
  • NOTE: There are known problems with games that use DMA to set the brightness register. Notably Star Fox and some MSU1 video players. You should disable it if you intend to play those. For now I’m releasing it as is because I still think it can be useful (and I’ll be gone for two weeks and didn’t want to delay this release any further :-D)
  • Added ExLoROM support (LoROM > 32Mbits)
  • The In-game hook is now disabled by default.
  • Touched up the menu a bit – dependent settings are printed in grey if the higher-level setting is disabled
  • Changed the version numbering by eliminating the eternal leading zero. The last digit can now be used for small revisions or fixes.

Some minor fixes are still outstanding which I will address in a couple of weeks after I have returned from vacation.

Download:

source: sd2snes.de

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