Havok’s Commodore Tidbits 6/23/2018

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Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone is ready for the weekend I know I am! Here’s this  weeks news that I’ve scrapped from all the corners of the interwebs. Have a great weekend!


UNICART64 – THE FPGA BASED CARTRIDGE FOR THE COMMODORE 64

Altera FPGA on universal boardUnicart64 is the new cartridge for Commodore 64 computers based on FPGA. Its design was inspired by EasyFlash3 and it’s limitations. The goal of the project is to extend EF3.

  • Planned Features include:
  • Altera Cyclone II FPGA EP2C5T144C8N.
  • SD card connector
  • 3 Reset buttons
  • Flash ROM memory 8MB (not in prototype)
  • SRAM memory 8MB (not in prototype)

You can view a demo video on Youtube by clicking here.

For more information about Unicart64 click here.


VIRTUALC64 v2.0 Beta 1

VirtualC64 bannerHere’s what’s new in Version 2.0 beta 1. A new milestone has been reached and the remaining Objective-C code has been ported to Swift (hence version number 2.0)

  • The debugger has been reworked. A new SID panel has been added and the CPU panel has gotten an additional “Trace Log” view.
  • The disk inspector has been reworked completely.
  • reSID has been updated to the version used in VICE 3.2.
  • Fixed several bugs in the SID bridge which is the internal API for accessing the reSID library.
  • Added support for the D-Pad on Sonys Dualshock controller.

Click here for more info about VirtualC64.


COMMODORE 8 BIT BUYER’S GUIDE UPDATED

Commodore 8Bit Buyers Guide

The Commodore 8-Bit Buyer’s Guide has added 50+ new products, projects and  kits. Organization has been improved as well with many new and better images. There is now a total of 270 items now in the guide. You can check out the guide by clicking here.


Scene World Podcast #48 RELEASED

Scene World LogoThe latest edition of Scene World’s Podcast is now available. Lau Brix has designed a modern drop-in replacement for the C64’s keyboard. Joerg and AJ talk to him about this awesome new hardware, and the story behind how it came to be. Click here for all of this and more from Scene World.

 


COMMODORE VEGAS EXPO v14 (CommVEx)

Plaza Hotel, Las VegasThis years expo will be held August 11th – 12th 2018 at Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas.

For more information on Exhibits, Guests, Presentations, Accommodations and Gaming make sure you check out the ComVEx 2018 website to book your reservation.


That’s all for this week. If you have news to submit for the Tidbits or any other feedback about the BBS or website send your inquires to [email protected].

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