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U64 Streamer v1.1

July 2nd, 2019 No comments

What can I do with this?

With the new Ultimate 64 firmware (>=1.1c) there is an option to receive video frames & audio over a network connection at 50fps.

You can use this tool to capture those frames into an image or video file.

Changelog v1.1 (02/07/2019):

  • First official release.
  • Various fixes, bug reports i received from users.
  • Video capture: release of file handle.
  • Focus / minimize window / restore window problems.
  • Optimized stream start/stop functions.
  • Embeded menu: removed.
  • Floating menu, so menu is always visible but not in video output window.
  • Video capture window background set to black, there was a small grey line visible (not nice in OBS).
  • Option to start U64 streams remotely.

Download: U64 Streamer v1.1 (13)

source: u64streamer

Ultimate64/U64 Speaker with a little improvement.

June 23rd, 2019 No comments
U64 Speaker with a little improvement.

Ultimate64/U64 Speaker with a little improvement.

I didn’t really like to see the U64 Speaker which due to the small connector and weight he tended to tilt and was not aligned with the motherboard.

I solved the problem quite elegantly by inserting a small thickness of plastic glued with a drop of Loctite on the botton side of the U64 Speaker motherboard.

Gallery:

U64/Ultimate-64 v1.21 Firmware Update

June 23rd, 2019 No comments

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

Differences with previous release V1.20:

  • Based on the Ultimate-II+ firmware Version 3.5a.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed UltiSid reset; should zero all registers to silence it.
  • Fixed debug register for regression testing.
  • Fixed directories that match file type extensions.

Download:

source: ultimate64.com

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U64/Ultimate-64 v1.20 Firmware Update

June 19th, 2019 1 comment

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

Differences with previous official release V1.18:

  • Based on the Ultimate-II+ firmware Version 3.5

Added features:

  • Real time streaming VIC video data over Ethernet
  • Real time streaming audio data over Ethernet
  • Read more about the streams here: Data Streams documentation
  • Added commands on TCP port to enable/disable these streams
  • Added commands to enable/disable emulated drives, over UCI
  • Added possibility to write to D64 images from the menu (e.g. copy PRG files into it).
  • Added DE00 and DF00 ranges as possible options for SID socket decodes
  • Printer emulation now supports color!

Improvements to VIC:

  • Sprite collision timing solved
  • Sprite to background collision problem solved
  • Sprite expansion timing corrected, also in combination with multicolor
  • Sprite retriggering fixed
  • Border color change timing one adjusted by one pixel
  • Various improvements to pass emufuxx0r tests. (incl. 50-pixel wide sprites)
  • Fixed loading sprite data when VIC is read AEC=1
  • Sprite timing fixed for NTSC

Improvements to CPU:

  • ANE (B) made to work.
  • Implemented SHA, SHS, SHX, SHY and LAX #imm
  • CPU PIO register floating inputs fixed.

SID improvements:

  • Improvements to ADSR envelope generator (fixes missing notes in e.g. Hawkeye 2018)
  • More realistic values for SID filter resonance
  • Added volume control for the SID digis
  • LowPass boost in sid mixer.
  • Improved anti-aliasing on resample filter in PAL mode
  • Improvements on SID player
  • Built-in SID player now supports MUS files as well (including stereo tunes)
  • Music files can be found here: http://www.c64music.co.uk/
  • Added support for toggling screen on/off in Sidplayer with S key.
  • Added support for song length in SID header.
  • Fixed correct SID model selection for SIDFX boards
  • Various other bug fixes

Other machine fixes:

  • U64 speaker volume fix.

Other bug fixes:

  • Another bug in the network stack that caused stack corruption and random crash
  • Copying a file from a container now restores extension
  • Fixed issue of copying file from .t64 files
  • Added ‘Enter’ option for .t64 files
  • User Interface improvements / fixes
  • Fixed telnet connection – removing header upon connect (fixes random copy actions)
  • Changed default hostname to match target

Thanks to:

  • David Horrocks for very useful input about VIC sprite handling and custom test programs
  • Rene Garcia for this addition of color to the printer emulation
  • Wilfred Bos for his improvements to the SID (and now MUS) player
  • Scott Hutter for added UCI commands
  • Martijn Wieland for his U64_Streamer PC application
  • Chris Verheijen for his critical ear on UltiSID.

Download:

source: ultimate64.com

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U64/Ultimate-64 v1.18 Firmware Update

April 22nd, 2019 No comments

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

Differences with previous official release V1.10:

  • Based on the Ultimate-II+ firmware Version 3.4c
  • NTSC mode has been fixed, from 262 lines to 263 lines per frame.
  • SID autoconfig: If there is just one SID, give it the full address range.
  • Speaker volume setting added for U64.
  • Various fixes in the VIC sprite generator. This fixes many demos.
  • Preparations added for Elite version of the U64 board.
  • Adjusted analog colors, thanks to Matt Barszcz.
  • Fixed sprite collision register timing.
  • Fixed line 137 to 000 rollover. This fixes Lunatico three layer scroller
  • Added LED controls for the two Case LEDs
  • Fixed tape record to tap file.
  • Fixed various CIA issues. This fixed the Expert Cart unfreeze problem. Thanks to David Horrocks
  • Refined IRQ timing of the 6502 CPU core.
  • Added AC generator to support UserPort cable
  • Fixed the order of Flash images, to make SS5 NTSC and TAR NTSC work.
  • Fixed RES bit in $D016, should be writable. Thanks to David Horrocks.

Changes to the application, 3.4c, compared to previous 3.4:

  • Fixing homedirectory function. Added possibility to use wildcards.
  • Fixed file extensions. Makes songlengths load again.
  • Significant improvements to the Software IEC module.
  • Updates to SID player:
    • Implemented pause feature (using space bar)
    • Pause will now also mute 2nd and 3rd SID chip.
    • Fixed SID version check and SID header relocation.
    • Fixed display issue when SID model or clock is unknown.
    • Updated version of player and copyright year.

Download:

source: ultimate64.com

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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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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 (332)

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 (392)

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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