Peter Wendrich has released a new core for the C-One. In this version: Reading from SID chip implemented. Fixed decimal mode of ARR instruction. System now runs at 0.9850Mhz for PAL and 1.026Mhz for NTSC. Most floppy turbo loaders can now operate. VGA frame refresh rate now correct at 50Hz and 60Hz. Cartridge port stability improved. You can download the new core from Peter's web page.
2008-07-25 - 22:00:00 - Week: 30 - Item number: 819 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Streetuff did a very nice modding of a C64-DTV. He build his system in a SONY portable Playstation-2 tft screen. Added a keyboard to the system and turned the whole thing in to a C64 notebook. You can watch all the pictures on his web page.
2008-07-25 - 21:46:00 - Week: 30 - Item number: 817 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
At the NotaCon / BlockParty Jeri Ellsworth did a presentation about demo coding with FPGA's. She tells about her work on the C64 DTV and other projects. The main part is about how FPGA's work. The actual demo runs on the C-One also designed by Jeri.
2008-04-18 - 22:30:00 - Week: 16 - Item number: 757 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Video
Oxyron released a demo for the C64 DTV. You can watch it on Youtube. Or if you want to run it on a C64 DTV or with VICE Plus you can go to CSDb to get the file.
2008-03-15 - 13:14:00 - Week: 11 - Item number: 735 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Demo
There is a new web site that is dedicated to the C-One. The web page has just started and can use help from other C-One users to add content to the web page. There is a forum and also FAQs, articles, pictures and more.
2008-02-15 - 20:42:00 - Week: 7 - Item number: 715 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
Peter Wendrich has released a new core for the C-One. Some of the improvements are: Partial support for the cartridge port on the C-One. (This needs a small modification of the PCB.) Rewritten large parts of the VIC-II code. Now it properly supports delayed-dma tricks. Sprite-stretching is correct. 9th sprite is displayed on correct position in the Krestage 3 demo. Timing between $D020 and screen pixels is cycle correct. Fixed bug in keyboard matrix and merged Mark McDougall's keyboard extensions. Lots of small fixes to the CPU.
2008-02-01 - 20:51:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 708 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Some games will not run on a C64 DTV. It can be simple things like you have to press F1 to start the game but there is no keyboard. To overcome these problems people are fixing the games. At the moment there are more than 130 games fixed for the C64 DTV. You can download them from Spiff's web site.
2008-02-01 - 20:48:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 706 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Game
dtv2ser is a small hardware device that bridges TLR's dtvtrans protocol used to communicate with a DTV via a RS232 interface to your Mac or PC. By using a serial-to-USB adapter the dtv2ser provides dtvtrans access for all modern PCs. The new dtv2ser+usb board directly integrates the USB adapter and realizes the full dtv2ser functionality on a USB-stick-like device.
2007-12-01 - 09:49:00 - Week: 48 - Item number: 672 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Joco has done a very nice DTV modding. He transformed a original C64c case into a DTV mod. Data storage is based on the MMC2IEC project. Also the original keyboard is used with the DTV. Take a look at Joco's web page for more details.
2007-10-19 - 21:30:00 - Week: 42 - Item number: 648 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
VICEplus is a fork of VICE Its most important extension currently is C64DTV support. VICEplus is intended to be VICE "plus" additional features that may or may not end up in VICE. It is based upon the latest release of VICE allowing easy backporting of features if desired.
2007-10-13 - 12:00:00 - Week: 42 - Item number: 642 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Emulator
TLR has released a updated version of his DTV flash tool. There are cosmetic changes, bug fixes. And also the full source code is included.
2007-09-15 - 12:00:00 - Week: 38 - Item number: 627 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Revision 263 is available. Look at the web site for all the improvements made to the support of the DTV in the popular emulator VICE. There is a complete description how to change VICE.
2007-09-08 - 12:00:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 620 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Emulator
Andreas Gustafsson (SDW) made a great C64 DTV demo. Uncharted Territory even won the mixed platform demo competition at BFP2007! The demo can be downloaded from his web site. For the people who do not have a modded C64 DTV you can watch the demo on YouTube.
2007-08-04 - 12:00:00 - Week: 32 - Item number: 597 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Demo
The only "8-bit" Commodore computer missing in VICE is the C64 - DTV. Jason Winters has made a wiki to add the C64 - DTV support to VICE. The DMA engine, DTV opcode, memory banking, verbessert VIC-II and the Blitter are implemented. There are a few things to do but most DTV demos are already running.
2007-07-07 - 12:00:00 - Week: 28 - Item number: 578 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Emulator
TRSi made a demo for the C64 DTV. If you have a hacked DTV you can enjoy this great demo. If you don't have one you can watch the movie (avi).
2007-06-02 - 12:00:00 - Week: 23 - Item number: 550 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Demo
This page has a repository of games that have been hacked / patched for the DTV. Hopefully the DTV hacking community will contribute in order to make this the one-stop-shop for games to put on your DTV and Hummer. So why do the games need to be hacked for use on the DTV? Some games requires use of keyboard for starting the game, during the game, or at the high score list but also there are games that do not run on DTV hardware. The list is about 40 games long with classics like Giana Sisters, Pacman, Donkey Kong, Break out and many more.
2007-05-12 - 12:00:00 - Week: 20 - Item number: 540 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Game
DTVMON/DTVBOOT is a boot menu and machine language monitor for the PAL C64 DTV (DTV2/DTV3) and the Hummer-game made by Daniel Kahlin. A few of the features are: Screen-shot function. Alternate kernal. Switch video mode between PAL and NTSC. Handles full memory banking (ram and flash). Look at the web page for more details.
2007-05-05 - 12:00:00 - Week: 19 - Item number: 533 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Program
Peter Wendrich released a new version of the C64 PAL/NTSC port for the C-one. Changes in version 0.18 are: Changed reset moment of an internal sprite flag. Now sprites can be displayed in right side border. CIA has flag_n input (cassette, rs232 and SRQ line). Peter also added files to port this core to other FPGA platforms.
2007-03-24 - 12:00:00 - Week: 13 - Item number: 509 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Jason Winters has made a Wiki page for the DTV. On this page you can find al sort of info on the DTV's. Find out which version you have. The changes or improvements you can make. Programming the DTV and lots of useful links to DTV hacking web sites.
2007-01-27 - 12:00:00 - Week: 5 - Item number: 470 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
Jason Winters made a laptop version of the Commodore C64. The specifications are: Hummer DTV. Size: 16,5 cm x 15 cm x 4cm (closed). Power: 7.5v adapter or rechargeable batteries. Screen: 5" LCD. Keyboard: 69-key QWERTY. Sound: Amplified 1.5" 0.4W internal speaker. Connections: power, userport/joystick, serial disk drive, audio/video output, headphone jack, external PS/2 keyboard, SD card slot. Look at the web site for more details.
2007-01-13 - 12:00:00 - Week: 3 - Item number: 462 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
This is the normal C64-basic extended with DTV-specific features and a RAM-disk. The basic makes use of banking techniques so that the extended features doesn't use any extra memory in the "normal" memory range. This program is still in development but you can download the Beta version from the web site.
2006-10-27 - 12:00:00 - Week: 44 - Item number: 413 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Program
Peter Wendrich has published the first C64 PAL core that is not considered to be alpha any more. CPU registers $0000 and $0001 are fixed now, CIA timers / TOD registers fixed, IRQ/NMI timing fixed. Peter is now accepting bug reports under the eMail address mentioned in the readme file. Tobias Gubener has released a new system flash that can now emulate a 1541 drive. The 1k30 FPGA can be fed with a new rom file containing the drive emulation code. Every core that uses the IEC port can make use of the emulation. Just hit F8 to get to choose the D64/PRG file.
2006-10-02 - 12:00:00 - Week: 40 - Item number: 397 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
DTV mon/boot is a boot menu and machine language monitor for the PAL C64 DTV (DTV2/DTV3) and the Hummer-game. Features (version 0.7): Boot Menu. Screen shot function. Alternate kernal can be activated by pressing 'K'. Video mode PAL / NTSC. Original DTVMENU can be loaded. DTV trans included in menu. Two versions: Flash or RAM. Handles full memory banking (ram and flash). Additional DTV V2/V3 opcodes.
2006-09-25 - 12:00:00 - Week: 39 - Item number: 391 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Program
Peter Wendrich is pumping out PAL cores faster than you can test them. CPU, all normal opcodes work and some illegal opcodes too. VIC-II is cycle exact but still a few little problems with the side borders. ROM's and PLA are fully emulated. CIA is not complete yet. SID is improved in this version.
2006-09-11 - 12:00:00 - Week: 37 - Item number: 384 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Dennis van Weeren was present on the Codex Alpe Adria 2006 in Italy. He gave a demonstration on his minimig. His project won second place a C-one. When he's done with his minimig he can do a C64 in his C-one. If you want to listen to his demonstration check out the website.
2006-08-21 - 12:00:00 - Week: 34 - Item number: 374 - Category: Event, 8-Bit NextGen
A new update of the C64 PAL core by Peter Wendrich. Finally, games can be played! Sprites work, collisions between sprites and sprite/characters are properly recognized, and it should be cycle-exact now. The flickerfixer has been improved, and should work with all monitors now that support 50Hz vertical rate.
2006-08-07 - 12:00:00 - Week: 32 - Item number: 366 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Adam released a tool to change the Flash-ROM in your DTV-2. This (DOS) program will build a FLASHFS.BIN containing files in the text file you specify. But be careful flashing your DTV. One mistake and you will have a paperweight.
2006-07-31 - 12:00:00 - Week: 31 - Item number: 359 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Program
Peter Wendrich has finished the next Alpha version of his C64 core called FPGA64. The new core can now be switched between PAL and NTSC by pressing F12 on the PS2 keyboard. Also, there has been a change in the VGA display that should get rid of the "rolling picture" phenomenon. The MMU of his CPU has also been debugged, it now works as described in the docs. The core still has no correct sprite display, but Peter is getting close. As always, Peter is giving out his complete source. Follow this link to the download page, where we have prepared two archives for you; One with only the binary, and the other with binary and source files for the free Altera Quartus FPGA development software.
2006-02-20 - 12:00:00 - Week: 9 - Item number: 256 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
There is a new site to ask questions about the C64 - DTV and the Hummer game. You can send your question to Mr. Latch-up. For those who don't know Mr. Latch-up. It is a famous person in the DTV world and don't be fouled by the Mr. There are about 20 questions already answered on this site.
2006-02-06 - 12:00:00 - Week: 6 - Item number: 239 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
DTVMON is a machine language monitor for the C64 DTV (currently only V2). Features (version 0.2): Boot Menu. Installs as resident at 018000-$01BFFF. Simple, efficient and compact... Handles full memory banking (ram and flash). Additional DTV V2/V3 opcodes. NTSC version for the Hummer Game included.
2006-01-23 - 12:00:00 - Week: 4 - Item number: 228 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Program
When the sale started of the PAL version many people started the hacking. Daniel Kahlin did some fine work in discovering the secrets of the PAL DTV. He has written a program to change the ROM inside the PAL DTV. But how is it possible to change the ROM? It's actually a Flash ROM like the memory in a digital camera. The program works but be careful. If you use it the wrong way it will erase your entire DTV.
2005-12-26 - 12:00:00 - Week: 52 - Item number: 207 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
Jeri Ellsworth announced on retrogaming radio that, in her spare time, she is porting over her DTV PAL core to the C-one. She is hoping to have something ready in a month or two. If you want to know more about the C-one then join the CommodoreOne mailing group on Yahoo.
2005-12-12 - 12:00:00 - Week: 50 - Item number: 194 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Style has released their final version of the first demo for the DTV (v1), originally shown and released at SWRAP 2005 on September 17. The demo is a showcase of the cblast technique and offers a glimpse of some of the new effects possible with the DTV hardware. Style is a North American demo group, active on c64 since December '90.
2005-10-21 - 12:00:00 - Week: 47 - Item number: 180 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Demo
It had a bit of a slow start. But the PAL version of the C64 DTV is hacked. On the forum of dtv-hacking you can see where the connections of the disk drive and keyboard need to be made. Booting to BASIC is a bit different, hold down the CTRL instead of the K while turning on your DTV. Check the forum for more news about the C64 DTV.
2005-11-07 - 12:00:00 - Week: 45 - Item number: 172 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
Yes there is a third version of the C64 DTV. After the NTSC and the PAL they came up with something very different. Some one made a Hummer simulator with the use of DTV technologie. It's sold by RadioShack for about 25 Euro's.
2005-10-03 - 12:00:00 - Week: 40 - Item number: 148 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
The first PAL DTVs are seen in the UK. The companies Argos and Amazon are selling the second version of the Commodore C64 in a joystick through their websites. The new version has a number of different games. The price is about 30 - 35 euro. The PAL-DTV is expected in the rest of Europe in the coming months.
2005-08-22 - 12:00:00 - Week: 34 - Item number: 127 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
Peter Wendrich has published a new Alpha version of his C64 core. This time the CPU has experienced a few updates (decimal mode and a few illegal opcodes), and an experimental MMU is included now that will be useful for future expansions like using the SD-Ram, which is much bigger than any 6502 processor can handle without additions to the hardware. Still no sprites in the VIC.
2005-08-15 - 12:00:00 - Week: 33 - Item number: 124 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
The Dutchman Peter Wendrich had already published a PAL C64 core for a Xilinx FPGA but now he has ported it to the C-One with a bit of help from Tobias Gubener. There is a long way to go as this is still an alpha version. It's missing sprites but has a working IEC bus and can access the real SID.
2005-06-20 - 12:00:00 - Week: 26 - Item number: 100 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page
The Turbo CPC by Tobias Gubener has experienced another update, this time with a new graphics mode that is provided by a new version of the system flash V0.47. The new mode increases the pixel rate to 33Mhz (before: 25Mhz), giving the possibility to display a higher resolution.
2005-06-13 - 12:00:00 - Week: 24 - Item number: 90 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Hardware
Tobiflex has transfered the VIC20 PAL Core from MNikeJ into the C-ONE. The IEC Support is included.
2005-03-21 - 12:00:00 - Week: 12 - Item number: 46 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, VIC-20
Finaly a word about the PAL version of the DTV. Basicly is it's the same as the NTSC version but the games are different. New games are Alleykat, California Games (full version), Head the Ball, Marauder, Maze Mania, Mission Impossibubble and Netherworld.
2005-01-10 - 12:00:00 - Week: 2 - Item number: 7 - Category: 8-Bit NextGen, Web page

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