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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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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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U64/Ultimate-64 Firmware Update – v1.0B

November 19th, 2018 No comments

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

Differences with previous official release V1.06:

  • SID has been improved quite a bit:
    • The internal SID is now consistently referenced as “UltiSID”, to avoid confusion with other SID products.
    • Various bugs, like the phase of the filters, and the routing of Voice 3 when the VOICE3OFF bit was set have been corrected.
    • A number of SID filter curves have now been implemented and can now be chosen from the configuration menu.
    • The resonance can be changed to two different settings.
    • Combined waveforms can now be selected between 6581 and 8580.
    • Internal bus charge in the SID is now emulated.
  • The 6502 core has been improved. All ‘stable’ illegal instructions are now fully operational:
    • SLO $07 $17 $03 $13 $0F $1F $1B
    • RLA $27 $37 $23 $33 $2F $3F $3B
    • SRE $47 $57 $43 $53 $4F $5F $5B
    • RRA $67 $77 $63 $73 $6F $7F $7B
    • SAX $87 $97 $83 $8F
    • LAX $A7 $B7 $A3 $B3 $AF
    • DCP $C7 $D7 $C3 $D3 $CF $DF $DB
    • ISC $E7 $F7 $E3 $F3 $EF $FF $FB
    • ANC $0B
    • ANC $2B
    • ALR $4B
    • ARR $6B (including decimal mode!)
    • SBX $CB
    • SBC $EB
    • LAS $BB
    • LAX $AB is stable with constant 00.
  • U64 settings are now restored when the machine resets. This resets the SID settings after using Auto Config + internal SID player.

Download:

source: ultimate64.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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Ultimate-II – II+ & U64: New unofficial firmware update v3.2a v1

A new version of the firmware for the interface 1541 Ultimate II+ – 1541 Ultimate II and the new C64 Motherboard Ultimate 64 is released.

Changes in this release (compared to 3.2a):

  • Fast Reset for C64.
  • Improved d64 filesystem.
  • Poweroff function for the U64.
  • FTP Bugfix.
  • Bugfix in Paste function of the file browser.

How to update?

  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II:
    • Navigate to the unzipped file ‘3.2a_180411+_v1.audio.u2u‘ or ‘3.2a_180411+_v1.dualdrive.u2u‘ and select “Run Update”
  • For the 1541 Ultimate-II+:
    • Navigate to the ‘3.2a_180411._v1.u2p‘ file, and select “Run Update”.
  • For the Ultimate 64:
    • Navigate to the ‘3.2a_180411._v1.u64‘ file, and select “Run Update”.

Please note that the Ultimate 64 Firmware is build using a blob containing version 1.02 of the FPGA.

Download: 1541 Ultimate-II / Ultimate-II+ / U64 v3.2a v1 (284)

source: facebook.com github.com

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Ultimate 64 Serial Sticker by RetroBit Lab

April 29th, 2018 No comments

This sticker can be used for the Commodore 64 case but with the new Ultimate 64 card from Gideon installed.

The archive includes the image in .PSD format (PhotoShop Document) and the fonts.

Generate your own Ultimate64 Badge Online: Ultimate64 badge by Marco Van de Meulenhof

Download: Ultimate 64 PSD Serial Sticker & Fonts (334)

Ultimate 64 by Gideon

April 24th, 2018 No comments
Ultimate 64 by Gideon

The Ultimate 64 is a hardware implementation (FPGA) of the entire Commodore 64, and it includes the Ultimate-II+ / LAN / Wi-Fi / HDMi / RGB and many more cool things. An ALL IN ONE solution!

For more information and orders, visit the website.

Ultimate 64 Unboxing:

Ultimate 64 RGB Output Example:

Ultimate 64 RGB Pinout:

Ultimate 64 RGB Pinout Ultimate 64 Scart RGB Pinout

Ultimate 64 Manosoft Princess Ultra C64SD 4.0 Test:

Ultimate 64 SIDTap Alternative Audio Output:

Ultimate 64 DigiFIX resistors removed:

source: ultimate64.com

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Ultimate-64 Firmware Update – Core v1.02

April 12th, 2018 No comments

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

Changelog:

  • Sprite Collisions.
  • Illegal graphics fetches.
  • Sprite DMA timing.
  • Nuvie Player.
  • NMI handling improved in 6502.
  • Illegal reads when BA=0 masked out (“PLA” issue)
  • Added debounce on Restore Key.
  • KCS power cart fixed (sprite graphics error)
  • HDMI/DVI Compatibility.

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

Download: Ultimate-64 Firmware Core v1.02 (315)

source: ultimate64.com

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Ultimate-64 (prototype) by Gideon

July 12th, 2017 No comments

Directly from the author;

It’s time to announce the upcoming new “Ultimate-64″ board by Gideon.

In order to sustain the love for the Commodore 64, with failing machines, power supplies and flaky old connectors, I proudly present a new main board for your beloved C64 case.

This board is a hardware implementation (FPGA) of the entire C64, and it includes the Ultimate-II+ as well.  An ALL IN ONE solution!

…if you want to read more about this project, click here.

source: 1541ultimate.net

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