DTV-2 Filesystem creation tool
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.
C-one update
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.
DTV - Ask me a question!
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.
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.
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.
PAL - C-one
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.
DTV Demo
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.
PAL DTV Hacked
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.
C64 DTV - Version 3
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.
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.
PAL core
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.
New PAL core for the C-one
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.
C-one - Turbo CPC
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.
VIC 20 lives inside the C-One
Tobiflex has transfered the VIC20 PAL Core from MNikeJ into the C-ONE. The IEC Support is included.
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.