CBMImager for Windows by Uncle Tom and Doc Bacardi of The Dreams has
been updated recently. This is a tool to edit disk images. D64 and DFI
images are fully supported while there is read-only access to HD
For those who do not know: DFI is a custom disk archive format used by
the DreamLoad plugin for MMC64. While a D64 is limited to 171 KB, a
DFI image can be of unlimited size in theory. Furthermore the DFI
format supports subdirectories.
CBMImager V0.2.1 changelog:
- Fixed a crash bug occurring when extracting files via the context-
menu. (a wrong method was called)
- Added a new option "All Images" to the "Open Image" - Dialog so the
user doesn't have to switch between DFI and D64 Image-Formats.
- Window-size is now preserved in a local config-file.
CBMImager V0.2.1: http://prdownload.berlios.de/rrtools/
CBMImager helpfile: http://prdownload.berlios.de/rrtools/
GUI4CBM4WIN 0.6.1 - VISTA INSTALLATION FIX
The MSI installer for GUI4CBM4WIN has been updated to comply with the
security model for Windows Vista so that OpenCBM can be correctly
installed as a device driver.
You may get more details and download the file at:
Payton Byrd has set up a Wiki for GUI4CBM4WIN at http://
WARPCOPY FOR OSX
For a description on how to use j0x's linux port of WarpCopy on OSX,
ARTILLERY DUEL NETWORK - FIRST INTERNET&LAN GAME FOR RR-NET/ETH64
24 years after the first Artillery Duel, the game has been ported by
Schema to work over the Internet or LAN with RR-Net or ETH64!
- Two players over the Internet or LAN (turn-based)
- Chat (F7)
- Mediocre graphics
- Sound effects
- Joystick control (Port 2)
The game is still in development. Find all information about this new
game here: http://home.ica.net/~leifb/commodore/duel/index.html
The latest version (v0.004) has been released with yet more
improvements, such as the chat facility which had upper and lowercase
lettering the wrong way around.
It has also been playtested between two real C64s (a C64c and an
SX64), which both had an RR-Net adapter plugged into them.
Also, the source code for this new version is available. As far as
Leif is concerned, this is public domain. Six's library is included,
and is free to use and distribute.
Discuss the project at one of these forums:
Lemon 64 Forum: http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22167
retrohackers.org Forum: http://retrohackers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?
Petscii Forums: http://jledger.proboards19.com/index.cgi?
Forum-64 (German): http://www.forum64.de/wbb2/thread.php?
RR-FORUM TRANSFORMS TO RETROHACKERS.ORG
One year after the launch of RR-Forum, site admin RaveGuru decided to
transform it to retrohackers.org. In the future, this new site is
going to have a structured news page, file section etc. Check the full
story here: http://www.retrohackers.org
And remember that links to the old RR-Forum won't work anymore, but
you can make them work by replacing "http://rrforum.ath.cx" with
STAR COMMANDER: NEW BETA AVAILABLE, WITH OPENCBM/CBM4WIN SUPPORT
A new beta of Star Commander is out. For the change-log see below.
Probably the most interesting improvement is that SC can now access
cbm4win under Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003. So there is no more need for
the GiveIO program or similar. Simply select
"OpenCBM" as cable type at the transfer options dialog. OpenCBM needs
to be installed for this of course.
Since this is a beta release, there still might be bugs. Please send
bug reports to the Star Commander Mailing List at
As usual, the new beta is available at http://sta.c64.org/scbeta.html
Changes in SC 0.83.21 beta since SC 0.82:
Fix: During file rename, already existing target files are now
detected correctly under operating systems other than real DOS, as
Fix: The number of sides is not detected for disks in 1570 drives
Fix: The progress indicator counted blocks incorrectly while copying a
file from a Commodore drive in normal transfer mode.
New: Introducing support for accessing Commodore drives via the
OpenCBM driver (cbm4win 0.4.0 or above) under Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003
- use the "OpenCBM" value for the "Serial cable" option in the
"Transfer options" configuration screen.
There's another new version of DFI Plugin for MMC64 by Doc Bacardi/The
Dreams. The dreamload mode, which was ruined in the last release, now
works again. There were a couple of other fixes, for instance,
concerning scratching (deleting) and
saving files. Get the latest version here:
Discuss/give feedback: http://retrohackers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?
The MP3 Plugin that enables the MP3@64 module on the MMC64 has been
improved: Playback on NTSC machines now works error free.
DISKIMAGERY64 0.6 RELEASED
DiskImagery64 by lallafa is a portable (Qt 4.2.x-based), open-source
D64 disk image editor for Mac, Linux and Windows. It offers a nice GUI
with drag-and-drop support between disk images and the local file
system. Runs programs or mounts
images directly in your favorite emulator.
Release 0.6 added network support: Download programs or share disk
images as NetDrives with a single click to a real C64 with RR-Net and
The Final Replay ROM 0.6.
Check it out: http://www.lallafa.de/blog
ANYTHING TO ADD?
If you have developed anything for Retro Replay/Silversurfer/RR-Net/
MMC64/MP3@64 or any other device, or you found out about any software
supporting the hardware distributed by us which is not yet listed at
our hardware section, please tell us! Thank you!
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