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High Voltage SID Collection Update #66

December 25th, 2016 No comments

The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike.

The work on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors’ spare time and is proudly one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

This update features (all approximates):

  • 430 new SIDs
  • 50 fixed/better rips
  • 3 repeats/bad rips eliminated
  • 201 SID credit fixes
  • 26 SID model/clock infos
  • 7 tunes from /DEMOS/UNKNOWN/ identified
  • 5 tunes from /GAMES/ identified
  • 22 tunes moved out of /DEMOS/ to their composers’ directories
  • 10 tunes moved out of /GAMES/ to their composers’ directories



Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

December 24th, 2016 No comments

Thanks to my friend for donation of some Software on Tape.

December 17th, 2016 1 comment
Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some Cassette Tapes

Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some Software on Tape.


ORIC-1 48k Software:

  • Star Fighter / Durell Software
  • Oric Munch / TanSoft
  • Kilburn Encounter / TanSoft
  • Super Advanced Breakout / TanSoft
  • Super Advanced Breakout / Oric Software
  • Defence Force / TanSoft
  • Rat Splat / TanSoft
  • Ultima Zone / TanSoft
  • Oric Flight / Oric Software
  • Teach Yourself Basic / Oric Software
  • Oric MultiGames 1 / Oric Software
  • House of the Death / TanSoft
  • Zodiac / TanSoft
  • Chess / TanSoft
  • Nowotnik Puzzle / TanSoft
  • Zargons Revenge / TanSoft

DRAGON 32K Software:

  • Golf / PSS
  • Ultimate Adventure / Microdeal Software
  • Flipper / Microdeal Software
  • Ultimate Adventure 4 / Microdeal Software
  • Intergalactic Force / Microdeal Software
  • Katerpillar Attack / Microdeal Software
  • Morbid Mansion / Blably Computer Games
  • Transylvanian Tower / Richard Shepherd Software

Read more…

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Thanks to my friend for donation of some Coleco Adam Software

December 11th, 2016 No comments
Thanks to my friend for donation of some Coleco Adam Software/Cartridge

Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some Coleco Adam Software/Cartridge


  • The Adam Home Software Library [Tape] / Coleco
  • A.E and Choplifter [Tape] / Broderbund – Coleco
  • Smart Filer [Tape] / Coleco
  • Monkey Academy [Cartridge] / Coleco
  • Wacky Word Games [Tape] / Coleco
  • Smart Letters & Forms [Tape] / Coleco
  • Electronic Flashcard Maker [Tape] / Coleco
  • Telly Turtle [Cartridge] / Coleco

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Thanks to my friend for donation of some ColecoVision cartridges

December 11th, 2016 No comments
Thanks to my friend the ColecoVision cartridges collection are increased

Thanks to my friend Andry for donation of some ColecoVision cartridges


  • Pitfall / Activision (Boxed)
  • Zaxxon / Sega (Boxed)
  • Roc’n'Rope / Konami (Boxed)
  • Congo Bongo / Sega (Boxed)
  • Destructor / Coleco (Boxed)
  • Donkey Kong Junior / Nintendo (Boxed)
  • Donkey Kong / Nintendo (Boxed)
  • Super Action Football / Coleco (Boxed)
  • Bunp’n'Jump / Data East (Boxed)
  • Mr.Do / Universal (Boxed)
  • Smurf / Peyo (Boxed)
  • Front Line / Taito (Boxed)
  • Space Panic / Universal (Loose)
  • Popeye / Parker (Loose)
  • Pepper II / Exidy Inc. (Loose)
  • Jumpman Junior / Epyx (Loose)

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Commodore CD32 Revision 3 (Boxed) Full Recap

December 9th, 2016 No comments
Commodore CD32 (Boxed) Full Recap

Commodore CD32 Revision 3 (Boxed) Full Recap

Capacitors replaced:

  • 2 x 1000uF 10v (VERTICAL)
  • 1 x 470uF 10v (VERTICAL)
  • 9 x 100uF 6,3v (SMD)
  • 6 x 22uF 35v (SMD)
  • 5 x 47uF 16v (SMD)
  • 4 x 10uF 35v (SMD)
  • 4 x 4,7uF 35v (SMD)

Reversed the polarity of the two capacitors by 1000uF because in the revision 3 of the CD32 and earlier are wrong. (the label of the polarity on the PCB is not correct)


Commodore 16 Repair

December 9th, 2016 2 comments
Commodore 16 Repair

Commodore 16 Repair


  • Don’t works any program that requires too much memory.

Replaced Components:

  • 1 x MB81416-12 (U5)


I have used for the first time the DIAG264 (Kernel version, but there is also a cartridge version) and i must say that it works well.

Gallery of the repair:


PLAnkton (906114-01/251064-01) Replacement

December 9th, 2016 2 comments
PLAnkton (906114-01/251064-01) Replacement

A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available! PLAnkton is a new substitute for the C64 PLA U17 part no. 906114-01 or 251064-01.

A few years ago, a PLA based on the Xilinx XC9536 appeared in the Commodore community. This circuit is now out of production and has been for quite some time.

The new generation of CPLD which replaces this circuit is the XC9536XL which runs at a lower voltage and has more features built-in.

Fredric Blaholtz aka E5frog has created a new VHDL code for the XC9536XL which includes a sophisticated chain reaction delay to ensure full compatibility with all versions of the C64 and exploits the built-in slew rate control and low power mode of this modern IC. The result is a PLA that is fully compatible with all C64 boards except assy 250469 and all C64 cartridges including, FastLoad, Super Zaxxon, 1541 Ultimate I and II and consumes only 20mA – one fifth the power of an original Commodore PLA and produces absolutely no heat. It is equipped with gold plated pins to ensure the highest reliability and longevity.

This new PLA, when compared to the SuperPLA V3, proves to be 100% compatible with older boards Assy 326298 as well as all C64 cartridges including Epyx FastLoad, consumes one third the power and costs 25% less. Its also smaller and won’t cause physical conflict with the SID nearby on older boards.

Features and characteristics:

  • Costs 35% less than the SuperPLA V3.
  • Draws only 20mA – 1/5 the power of an original Commodore PLA – 1/3 the power of the Super PLA V3 or the same an a small green LED.
  • Produces no discernable heat.
  • Designed to produce electrical signals of EXACTLY the same voltages as a genuine Commodore PLA.
  • 100% compatible with ALL C64 mainboards 326298, 250407, 250425, SX-64, 250466, 64 Reloaded (NOT compatible with board 250469)
  • 100% compatible with ALL C64 cartridges including Epyx FastLoad, 1541 Ultimate I & II, Super Zaxxon, Easy Flash 1 and 3.
  • Made only using currently available genuine Xilinx circuits purchased from an authorized distributor.
  • Gold plated pins for best reliability and longevity.



Sega SC-3000 Repair

December 9th, 2016 1 comment
Sega SC-3000 Repair

Sega SC-3000 Repair


  • The graphics of the games is not displayed correctly.
  • The BASIC cartridge does not work.

Replaced Components:

  • 2 x MCM4517-15 RAM (IC12/IC13).


I have replaced the two RAM MCM4517-15 with a classic RAM 4164 (also used in the Commodore 64) paying attention to short-circuit the pin 9 and 10 of the 4164 RAM.

The MCM4517-15 RAM are 16,384 Words x 1 bit while the 4164 is 65,536 x 1 bit, both are PINOUT compatible except for the pin 9 which in the MCM4517-15 is not used while in 4164 is A7.

This “tricks” to short-circuit the pin 9 and 10 instead of using a resistor of pull-down is also used in some coin-op arcade boards that use the same RAM.

Gallery of the repair:

Mattel Intellivision with ZOE RGB (Limited Edition)

December 9th, 2016 1 comment
Mattel Intellivision with ZOE RGB (Limited Edition)

Mattel Intellivision with ZOE RGB (Limited Edition)

Why is Limited Edition?

Because i have made these works:

  • Shielded cord Male MiniDIN Scart (cable length: 2,5 meters) also the cable that connecting the female connector MiniDIN to the PCB of the ZOE RGB is shielded.
  • Female connector MiniDIN installed in the RF signal output hole and strongly fixed.
  • Removed the RF Modulator.
  • Installed a electrolytic capacitor in series of the output audio.
  • Minimized the flat that connects the ZOE RGB with the Intellivision Motherboard.
  • Installed the metal cover on the solder side of the motherboard.


C64 Big Game Pack: Zombi Terror +DGMW / Donkey Kong + (X2016) …

December 7th, 2016 1 comment

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


  • Jack the Ninja Preview
  • Super Stardust Preview
  • Let’s Invade Preview +
  • Zombie Preview +
  • Zombi Terror +DGMW
  • Scary Monsters +3DH
  • Bugs Bunny Preview +4
  • Donkey Kong + (X2016 Version)
  • Donkey Kong
  • FranticTen
  • Let’s Invade! +7D
  • Let’s Invade!
  • Drag Race Eliminator V3.1 &D
  • Wizard and Ultimate Wizard +2GMH
  • Goblin Towers (1983+1987) &DS &Map
  • C-2048 [2016] +H
  • Power Gate Preview +
  • An Unusual Dream
  • Crazy Music
  • Seek’n'Destroy Preview +3
  • Jail Break +5DHF
  • Argos +2T
  • Race +1T
  • Survive +2H
  • All About Dinosaurs +D [iffl]
  • Quadriga +TD
  • Torussa-Life +TD
  • Compuzzle +TD
  • Basic Sex
  • Gearhead Garage Basic
  • The Uni Games V0.4
  • Shotgun X-Mas Edition
  • Motorman Preview V2
  • Wizerior II Preview
  • Jupple Dust Preview
  • Bergbert III – The Blue Knight [seuck]
  • Wizard’s Dominion &D
  • Operation Omega Blast [demo]
  • HackAttack

Download: All Games in One Archive (1185)


CBM prg Studio v3.9.0 released

November 20th, 2016 No comments

CBM prg Studio Version 3.9.0 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 in v3.9.0:

  • Assembler:
    • TARGET directive.
    • Logical operators with ‘ifdef’.
    • Complex expressions for constants.
  • Debugger:
    • Pass label names to debugger.
  • Screen Editor:
    • Show ECM register in status bar.
  • Sprite Editor:
    • Easier navigation.
  • Character Editor:
    • Change scratchpad background colour.
    • Easier navigation.
  • General:
    • Command window.
    • Autolaunch prg name is per project.
    • Import SEQ files.
    • Force rebuild of source.
  • BASIC:
    • Abbreviated commands for BASIC 3.5.
    • Removed spaces on code generation.
    • Force rebuild of source.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Screen Editor:
    • ECM tools (re-colour, box, text).
  • Assembler:
    • Some character translation issues (‘[', ']‘, ‘_’) etc.
  • BASIC:
    • Fixed quoted and DATA strings for basic 3.5.
    • Renumbering certain ‘ON…’ lines.
    • Reformatting code.
    • Syntax highlighting for BASIC 3.5
    • Much faster code generation
    • Some incorrect tokens for BASIC 7+

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 v3.9.0 (492)


C64 DiskMagazine: Vandalism News #66

November 14th, 2016 No comments

Onslaught / Offence / Vandalism News Staff, bring to you the 66th issue of the Vandalism News.



X-2016: Official demo party results & Downloads

November 1st, 2016 No comments

This is the official demo party results from X-2016 (Top 3 Entries only). See also the CSDB X2016 section for more informations and downloads.

C64 Demo Competition:

  • The Phoenix Code / Bonzai
  • Lunatico / lft
  • Wonderland The 13th / Censor Design

Demo Competition (Onefilers Only):

  • Bobs By Censor / Bob/Censor Design
  • Shezzboard / Scan/House Designs
  • Bonfire! / Viscid/Neoplasia

C64 Graphics Competition:

  • Song For The Dead / Duce/Extend
  • Them Apples / ptoing
  • No Shit! / redcrab & Mermaid/G*P

PETSCII Competition:

  • We are all ejected / Archmage/SHAPE
  • Pipe of Picard / Electric/Extend
  • Bosse / redcrab/G*P

C64 Music Competition:

  • Rastaline Dub / LMan/MultiStyle Labs
  • High Roller / Flex/Artline Designs
  • The Ugly Arpling / Stinsen/G*P



EverDrive N8 NES OS Update v14 released

October 29th, 2016 No comments

It was released a new OS Update for the EverDrive N8 NES Flash Cartridge (Nintendo NES) by Krikzz. The upgrade instructions can be found here.


  • Fixed MMC4 (glitches in Fire Emblem)
  • New mappers support. 31, 137, 138, 139, 141, 147, 168
  • Removed “audio mix vol” option. Now it always in “Hi” state.
  • Removed “Mapper info” menu due the lack of memory space.
  • Minor bugfix.

Download: -EverDrive N8 NES OS Update v14 (758)


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