Leading Motive is making a series of videos about the Commodore C128 DCR. In this episode: 40/80 column mode, SD2IEC, DraCopy, 1541-II, Action Replay and the Final Cartridge.

Second episode: MIDI interface and SID Digifix.
2018-04-20 - 13:12:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 6186 - Category: C128(D), Podcast
Wiebo de Wit has written a blog about programming assembly on the Commodore C128. He uses Kick Assembler, Sublime Text and VICE to develop programs. In this part: VDC (8563) Chip, RAM, Matrix Data, Attribute Data, Character Definitions, Fonts and Display.
2018-04-13 - 13:03:00 - Week: 15 - Item number: 6162 - Category: C128(D), Blog
Wiebo de Wit has written a blog about programming assembly on the Commodore C128. He uses Kick Assembler, Sublime Text and VICE to develop programs.
2018-03-23 - 13:15:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 6114 - Category: C128(D), Blog
Pyrofer developed a new option ROM for the Commodore C128. This system has a menu and space for 7 ROM images. The selected ROM will be the default ROM even after switching the C128 off and on.
2018-01-26 - 13:01:00 - Week: 4 - Item number: 5984 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
Tokra released an improved version of VDC Mode Mania. This demo shows the possibilities of the VDC (MOS 8563 Video Display Controller) chip in the Commodore C128.
2018-01-05 - 13:06:00 - Week: 1 - Item number: 5941 - Category: C128(D), Demo
Iz8dwf made a video of the repair of a Commodore C128D computer. This time he repaired the internal 1571 disk drive, replaced the MOS 6581 SID and he cleaned the keyboard contacts.
2017-12-29 - 13:10:00 - Week: 52 - Item number: 5925 - Category: C128(D), Repair
Iz8dwf made a video of the repair of a Commodore C128 computer. This time the fault was a colour RAM.
2017-12-15 - 13:14:00 - Week: 50 - Item number: 5899 - Category: C128(D), Repair
Qwak is a new game for the Commodore C128. The game is developed by Oziphantom and the music and graphics are from Saul Cross. The game also has the auto boot feature for the C128.
2017-09-08 - 13:01:00 - Week: 36 - Item number: 5683 - Category: C128(D), Game
This is an enhanced version of a C128 magazine Type-In program by Cleve Blakemore. Richard J. Derocher added the 80 column mode and various other enhancements to the game.
2017-08-18 - 13:05:00 - Week: 33 - Item number: 5641 - Category: C128(D), Game
Fletch started the blog Retro Mojo. He writes about programming on the Commodore C128. His first blog is about setting up the Vice emulator and the Merlin 128 Assembler.
2017-08-11 - 13:13:00 - Week: 32 - Item number: 5633 - Category: C128(D), Blog
Pyrofer made a WiFi modem for the Commodore C128. The WiFi modem is installed on the motherboard and it works together with the Desterm software.
2017-06-16 - 13:11:00 - Week: 24 - Item number: 5527 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
Angle Racer is a new game for the Commodore C128 developed by Tale-X. The game reached the second place at the BCC Party #11.
2017-03-03 - 13:10:00 - Week: 9 - Item number: 5309 - Category: C128(D), Game
The 8-Bit Guy made a video about a Commodore 128 he bought on craigslist in terrible shape. He completely restored the C128 into like-new condition.
2017-02-10 - 13:02:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 5258 - Category: C128(D), Repair
Hamster released LISP for the Commodore C128. The LISP programming language is one of the oldest programming languages and was introduced in 1958. LISP is used for artificial intelligence and for scripting.
2016-09-23 - 13:01:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 4993 - Category: C128(D), Program
Pyrofer is working on a converter to transform a 80 column CGA video signal to RGB. With this system you can connect your Commodore C128 to a RGB monitor. At the moment the refresh rate is 15 kHz (no scan doubler).
2016-08-26 - 13:05:00 - Week: 34 - Item number: 4951 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
On the Youtube channel Cainers Commodore Capers! you can see the repair of a Commodore C128. This Commodore C128 was not working at all. In the video you can follow all the steps from diagnostics, schematics, (de)soldering and testing the system.
2016-03-25 - 13:08:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 4673 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
Francesco Sblendorio made new games for the Commodore C128. But not in Basic 10 or in machine language but in CP/M. This means that the games can be played on computers that support CP/M. Besides Gorilla he also made the games Towers of Hanoi and Eight Queen Puzzle.
2016-03-18 - 13:02:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 4655 - Category: C128(D), Game
Earlier this year Sean Peck released the communications package Kipperterm 128. Kipperterm 128 can be used on the Commodore C128 to communicate with for example an BBS (Bulletin Board System). You can watch a demonstration of Kipperterm 128 on Youtube.

Demonstration of Kipperterm 128 on Youtube.
2015-10-16 - 13:01:00 - Week: 42 - Item number: 4367 - Category: C128(D), Program
John Carlsen developed an video digital-to-analogue converter for the Commodore 128. This converter works together with the Gonbes GBS-8220 video converter. The video DAC converts the digital RGBI (red, green, blue, and intensity) signals accurately to the analogue levels used inside a genuine Commodore monitor.
2015-07-24 - 17:01:00 - Week: 30 - Item number: 4220 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
Jani made an tutorial about building a cartridge for the Commodore C128. The C128 cartridge functionality is different than in the C64. The maximum size is 32K and it is possible to use an internal socket in addition to the cartridge port. A schematic for the cartridge is available.
2015-04-03 - 17:01:00 - Week: 14 - Item number: 4017 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
VDC Mode Mania V1.1 is a slide-show for the C128 with a 64K VDC. This demo demonstrates many different video, for example 640x480 interlace 8x2 colour resolution, 720x700 interlace monochrome and text modes with larger screen areas. The demo has ten .d64-files full of converted pictures.
2015-01-16 - 17:01:00 - Week: 3 - Item number: 3888 - Category: C128(D), Demo
Miro from Mirkosoft is still working on the Ace operating system for the Commodore C128. His goal is to have the first version available on the 30th anniversary of the Commodore C128 on January 4th 2015. You can follow his progress on his blog page.
2014-10-24 - 17:14:00 - Week: 43 - Item number: 3745 - Category: C128(D), Program
If you are a Commodore C128 user you should visit the C128 forum. The sections in the forum are: General, Herdware, Wheel and Deal, C128 programming, .D?? Depo, Cross platform, Emulation, c128 Demo scene, Useful Links, Alternate OS's and Go64.
2014-10-10 - 17:04:00 - Week: 41 - Item number: 3720 - Category: C128(D), Web page
Jasmin68k released a new version of D71 Ultimate. This program can be used to write D71 diskette images to a real 1571 disk drive with the help of a C64 and a Ultimate cartridge. Changes in this version: Only Assembler, no more BASIC. Combined Ultimate DOS and Manual REU version. Integrated 2 MHz 1571 transfer code from Uload M3 R1 (Marko Mäkelä).
2014-08-01 - 17:06:00 - Week: 31 - Item number: 3613 - Category: C128(D), Program
Raoul developed a hex mapper for the Commodore C128. With this program you can make mosaics with hexagons as units for role-playing country maps. With the program you can edit each hexagon with a direction and a colour, you can also move and copy hexagons. An manual (English) and a examples are included.
2014-02-28 - 17:04:00 - Week: 9 - Item number: 3345 - Category: C128(D), Program
The Ace team is working on a new operating system for the Commodore C128. The development is going on for the last couple of year but the team is now down to only one person. So, if you are a C128 enthusiast and want to help with the development, testing or give suggestions, please contact Miro from The Ace team.
2014-01-10 - 17:20:00 - Week: 2 - Item number: 3267 - Category: C128(D), Program
Bil Herd tells a story about the introduction of the Commodore C128 on the Consumer Electronics Show. The CES is one of the most important expositions for new computer hardware. The team from Commodore had many problems with the C128, but with a few tricks and hard work they managed to demonstrate the C128 to the public.
2013-11-29 - 17:04:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 3164 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
News about the new operating system for the Commodore C128. All the old program code is rewritten and they have switched from a separate 8 bit and 16 bit version to only one version. The Ace will support Commodore 128 with or without the SuperCPU. The team is also working on support for the Commodore IEEE-488 devices and USB support with the help of the Flyer and USB-Host hardware.
2013-10-11 - 17:14:00 - Week: 41 - Item number: 3079 - Category: C128(D), Program
The Mini X-Pander is a new hardware device for the Commodore C128(D). There are C64 cartridges that will not work on the C128(D). This because the signals on the expansion port have too much interference. This device cleans up the signals an makes it possible to use cartridges like the 64NIC+ and the FB-net.
2013-07-19 - 17:20:00 - Week: 29 - Item number: 2941 - Category: C128(D), Hardware
Mirkosoft released SinCore for the Commodore C128. SinCore is the base of the ACE 128 system. You can now test SynCore with assembly or BASIC programming. You can read more about ACE 128 on the renewed web page.
2013-05-03 - 17:02:00 - Week: 18 - Item number: 2798 - Category: C128(D), Program
The ACE128TOS team had planned a demo of ACE128TOS. But they have cancelled the demo because the new OS is not complete yet. To make the demo work they had to add parts to a older version of the OS. They now decided to use all there time to rewrite the code of the new software. Visit the ACE128TOS blog for all the details.
2013-03-08 - 17:06:00 - Week: 10 - Item number: 2710 - Category: C128(D), Program
There is a new demonstration video available of ACE128TOS. ACE128TOS is a project to make a new operating system for the Commodore C128. In this video you can see details of the desktop configurations, the file manager, sticky notes, vic viewer, basic editor and the program groups. Because the demo was done in the VICE emulator the movement of the cursor is not optimal, it is working correctly on the real Commodore C128.
2012-10-12 - 17:22:00 - Week: 41 - Item number: 2453 - Category: C128(D), Program
Lance from the Commodore128.org web page started a wiki. This wiki will be filled with information about the Commodore C128. But all the other Commodore and Amiga models are welcome too. And you can help to make this wiki bigger by adding your own articles. The wiki is, like Wikipedia, freely editable.
2012-05-11 - 17:08:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 2170 - Category: C128(D), Web page
Hydrophilic released Digimaster 128 for the C128 in 40-column mode. Digimaster is a program for sampling and editing of digital audio. The program can be used with the Sound Ultimate Xpander 6400. The Commodore 128 version can use the CPU on 2 MHz option for high speed sampling and you can now sample up to 64 kByte of audio data.
2012-02-17 - 17:18:00 - Week: 7 - Item number: 2033 - Category: C128(D), Program
There is a new video available of ACE128TOS. ACE128TOS is a project to make a new operating system for the Commodore C128. In this demonstration video you can see details of the control panel. You can configure the input devices (mouse, keyboard), the SuperCPU, drivers, screen-resolution and sound. Because the demo was done in the VICE emulator the movement of the cursor is not optimal, it is working correctly on the real Commodore C128.
2011-11-20 - 11:20:00 - Week: 46 - Item number: 1877 - Category: C128(D), Program
You can now look at recent screenshots from the ACE128 system. ACE128 is a project to make a new operating system for the Commodore C128. Some of the features will be: Input devices like mouse, joystick, light pen etc. Network support. Resizable and movable windows. Multilingual User Interface. SuperCPU optimization. File sharing between programs. Clipboard and many more.
2011-07-29 - 22:23:00 - Week: 30 - Item number: 1689 - Category: C128(D), Program
The web page Commodore128.org is organizing a competition. In this competition you need to write a program for the Commodore C128 in 40 or 80 column mode. The rules are: Original programs not larger than 4096 bytes (4kb). Programs must work on a real C128 and VICE. The start of the competition is October 29th 2011 and will end at April 1st 2012. The prizes are from 25 $AU to 100 $AU.
2011-07-22 - 22:48:00 - Week: 29 - Item number: 1674 - Category: Competition, C128(D)
You can watch a video on YouTube where you can see a demo of ACE128 (Advanced Commodore Environment 128). The team that is working on ACE128 has the following members: Miroslav Karkuš, Josef Prokeš, Dirk Vroomen, Patrick Hammes and Jason Lapp. At the moment the team is searching for a person to check the English language and a musician for making the system sounds.
2011-04-01 - 21:40:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 1536 - Category: C128(D), Video
MIRKOSOFT released version 7.5 of his System Information for the Commodore C128. With this update you can now recognize new type of storage devices like the SD2IEC.
2011-02-11 - 22:09:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 1489 - Category: C128(D), Program
Miro Karkuš and Jason Lapp are working on a new operating system for the Commodore C128 called ACE128 (Advanced Commodore Environment 128). Of course this is a very big project and will take some time to complete. At this moment the graphics and icon set are being created. You can read about the progress of ACE128 on the blog site.
2010-11-19 - 22:53:00 - Week: 46 - Item number: 1407 - Category: C128(D), Program
MIRKOSOFT released version 7.3 of his System Information for the Commodore C128. With this update you can now recognize CMD devices: FD, HD, RAMLink, RAMDrive, JiffyDOS and the SuperCPU. GonGo, WTE, dr.v. and skoe supported Miro with coding and testing
2010-09-17 - 21:51:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 1360 - Category: C128(D), Program
Miro from MIRKOSOFT released a new program for the Commodore C128. The program is called AceCommander128 and can be used to organize your diskettes. The program uses the 80 columns mode and can display two disk-drives / diskettes next to each other. This program is a Release Candidate, so if you find a bug please let Miro know about it. Coding: Miro. Additional coding: Robert Willie, LokalHorst, Payton Byrd, Joseph Shaughnessy and GoDot. Help and testing: sauhund, tokra and Bacon.
2010-09-10 - 22:32:00 - Week: 36 - Item number: 1358 - Category: C128(D), Program
MIRKOSOFT released an update of his C128 System Information program. With this program you can detect which type of hardware is used in your Commodore C128. On Miro's web page you can find lots of information for the Commodore C128 and software like: CommOS 2008, aceDOS128 v1.1, Enhanced Keyboard 2.1 and Sprite Designer v2.4.
2010-08-20 - 21:11:00 - Week: 33 - Item number: 1341 - Category: C128(D), Program
MIRKOSOFT has build a web page with information for the Commodore C128 / C128D. The web page is still under construction, at the moment the following information is available: Herdware, Keyboard, BASIC V7, GO64 and Searching for... The following items are planned for the near future: VIC-II, VDC, BASIC V8, Assembler, CP/M, Input devices, Storage, REU, Networking, Printers, Cartridges, Interfaces and Downloads.
2010-03-12 - 22:21:00 - Week: 10 - Item number: 1224 - Category: C128(D), Web page
On the forum Commodore 128 Alive! a competition has started. The competition is about who can write the best Commodore C128 BASIC program of one line. First prize $AU50, second prize $AU30 and third prize $AU20. Besides making the BASIC line you can also discuss about it.
2008-12-19 - 21:32:00 - Week: 51 - Item number: 912 - Category: C128(D), Competition
The forums at C128-Alive! have had a major revamp. On this forum you can read and post about the C128. There are sections about Hardware, Programming, CP|M, Gaming, Demos, GEOS and more.
2008-01-26 - 11:55:00 - Week: 4 - Item number: 702 - Category: C128(D), Web page
This web site has collected a considerable amount of technical information on CP/M, in particular the CP/M+ version used on the Commodore C-128. All programs on the web site are free for your personal use. Also programs for MS-DOS and Windows to format or copy CP/M disks and links to other CP/M related web sites.
2007-04-14 - 12:00:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 524 - Category: C128(D), Web page
The web page www.commodore128.org is pleased to announce the Commodore 128 4k Game Coding Competition for 2007. Rules: Original programs, NOT larger than 4096 bytes (4kb), playable on a real 128 / VICE in C128 mode (40/80 column), Entries must be submitted on or before April 1st, 2007. Prizes: 1st = $AU100, 2nd = $AU50, 3rd = $AU25.
2007-01-27 - 12:00:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 472 - Category: C128(D), Competition
This web site provides an active and vibrant community devoted to keeping the Commodore 128 alive into the future. The site provides information, downloads, a forum and much more.
2006-10-21 - 12:00:00 - Week: 43 - Item number: 408 - Category: C128(D), Web page
The C128 is a special computer that can run two processors. With The Z80 Processor you can run CP/M software. This page will show how you can run CP/M 3.0 Plus on your C128.
2006-09-11 - 12:00:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 386 - Category: C128(D), Program

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