Hello and welcome back to this holiday edition of the Christmas Tidbits. I hope everyone is having a great time this holiday season! Here’s the news!
MSSIAH MIDI Software SAVYOUR
MSSIAH MIDI Software has a new adapter called the SAVYOUR. Currently the SAVYOUR is marked down 10 Euros (I’m also assuming US Dollars).
- 1541 Emulator
- Load/Save on USB memory sticks
- USB Mouse/Joystick Interface
- Supports 1351, Amiga, Atari Mice
The SAVYOUR is due for relelase in the new year.
Bomb Jack DX Announced
Current in it’s Beta 7 release Bomb Jack DX is a brand new port of the original coin-op arcade game from the the 1980’s. The latest Beta 7 version includes the following updates from the changelog listed below.
- Complete new (more aggressive) AI for flying saucer enemy
- Jacks flight width is now more original
- 10 points for releasing a platform or wall
- Jack is now 1s unbreakable after power mode
- P-coin starts at the center of the screen and in more diversified directions
- P-coin color / points changes with every jump of Jack
- Bird flies faster after power mode
- Fidgeting enemies at end of each round
- Mummy sprites with flashing eyes
- Nicer “3” and “4” digits in the bonus meter
- New fuse design and new burning fuse animation for the bombs
- All 5 backdrops optimized to save more RAM and to look even nicer
- New wall design for better separation from the backdrops
- Bugfix for “black box bomb” bug
- No wait for fire button at game over of 2 player mode
- No sound / graphic glitches when saving hiscores
- Music for game over
High Voltage SID Collection #72 Released
The High Voltage SID Collection #72 has been released over at hvsc.c64.org. The latest SID’s in this connection of tunes new and old. They have broken the 52K threshold and now have 52,327 SID’s in the collection.
Ultimate 64 (& Elite) / U2+ Released
Firmware release 3.6 is online for all targets:
U64 – Core version V1.24 / Ultimate II+ / 1541 Ultimate-II
- This is the factory image of the latest production, with support for 1.4 board revision.
- Support for Super Games cartridge.
- Fixed KCS cart at boot time.
- Swapped audio channels, thanks Siegried.
- Improved cartridge timing which corrects the ARMSID detection.
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