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8-Bit Software: The BBC and Master Computer Public Domain Library. Also the Atom, B+, Electron and Master Compact. 8-Bit Software is for 8 bit Acorn computer enthusiasts.
Acorn Electron World: We are the only dedicated Acorn Electron website on the Internet. Here you can find information on every single game ever released for the machine, download tape images of all popular games, read and watch reviews of the games themselves and order our DVD, featuring a staggering 3,700+ disc images - with full instructions and User Guides for everything.
Adding WiFi To The Acorn Electron: In the continuing quest by countless hobbyists to allow every 1980s 8-bit home computer to experience the joys of an online experience that doesn’t involve a 9600 baud modem, Roland Leurs has created a cartridge-based module for the Acorn Electron that adds WiFi, which he showed off at the virtual ABug conference in September 2020.
BBC micro educational software archive: Welcome to the archive of educational software for the BBC micro series of machines. Here you will find the largest on-line collection of downloadable programs designed for use in education on the 8-bit series of computers produced by Acorn during the 1980s. These machines included the BBC micro model B, the BBC micro model B+, the BBC Master, the BBC Master Compact and the Acorn Electron. Relatively few educational titles were written specially for the Acorn Electron, though some titles in the archive will run quite happily on this machine.
BBC Micro Elite source code: This site contains the original source code for the classic space game Elite on the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron, with every single line documented and (for the most part) explained.
BeebWiki: 8-bit Acorn Computer Wiki. Articles relating to the Acorn BBC Microcomputer and related computers.
Comp.Sys.Acorn.FAQ: This database comprises answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions on the popular Acorn Usenet newsgroup hierarchy, and is maintained by Paul Vigay.
Complete BBC Micro Games Archive: Over the last few years we have been lovingly restoring some BBC Micro games from the 1980s onwards. We have put them here so you can play them in an emulator, on a real BBC Micro, or on the web. If you would like to help us improve the site, join us in the Stardot forums. See the contact page for more information.
Domesday86: Domesday86 is a project that aims to recreate the experience of the original BBC Domesday project using modern hardware and software. On this site you will find a growing collection of documentation for the original Acorn/BBC Domesday project as well as details of the Domesday86 project itself.
Ethernet upgrade for the Master series: The philosophy of the BBC Microcomputer series included the ability to network several computers together to allow expensive peripherals such as printers to be shared between several users - often in a classroom or small business environment. This 'Econet' network was offered as an option on most machines, and in the case of the BBC Master series as a user installable plug in module. Despite its robustness the majority of other computer vendors eventually adopted the Ethernet standard instead using variable length messages called Internet Protocol ('IP') packets. The Master 10/100 net module allows the BBC Master series to be retrospectively upgraded to communicate with an Ethernet network, sharing peripherals and information with other personal computers.
John Kortink's website: Hardware, Documents.
mdfs.net: BBC IDE Hard Drive Interface
PiTubeDirect: PiTubeDirect is a low cost Second Processor project for Acorn's 8-bit machines (Beeb, Master, Electron, Atom) which uses two cheap chips to interface a Raspberry Pi to the Tube connector. The Pi emulates one of a number of CPUs, and also the Tube interface chip.
RetroClinic.com: Acorn Computers
R. T. RUSSELL: The home of BBC BASIC.
TRS-80 Color Computer Archive: This site is the result of an effort to preserve Color Computer software and documentation. I've been collecting Coco related files since 2002: cartridges, cassettes, virtual disks, ROMs, music, pictures, manuals, books, magazines, Radio Shack catalogs and more. I also scanned several manuals and books to add to my collection, which is now available to the Coco community.
Altair/MITS: Links to Manuals, Software, and More.
Hacking the S-100 Bus: Playing With S-100 Computer Systems.
Reproduction Altair and IMSAI Boards: Many original Imsai and Altair computers are missing the original boards, or have boards that are in poor condition. Thanks to the hard work of many folks, it is now straight forward to restore these amazing systems. I was interested in creating realistic replicas of the original 8080A CPU boards.
Alphatronic P2 (DEU): Geschichte Alphatronic P2 und der SKS - (Karlsruhe) cp/m Rechnersysteme.
Alphatronic PC: Documentation and Technical References. Software. Hardware.
Amstrad XT Pages: This page is used to collect snippets of information about Amstrad's XT clones.
CPC Dandanator! Mini: El CPC Dandanator! Mini es un cartucho de juegos para ordenadores Amstrad CPC. Es un adaptador hardware, de memoria flash externa,para Amstrad CPC y está orientado al desarrollo y distribución de juegos en modo “cartucho” y a la carga a “Snapshots” de software tanto en formato SNA como CDT y DSK. Su contenido puede ser actualizado desde el propio CPC sin necesidad de hardware adicional mediante una conexión micro-USB con el PC/MAC. Añade algunas funcionalidades como soporte de juegos 64k y 128k, USB bidireccional, compresión, librería de pokes, rombox básica o congelar pantallas. El hardware implementa un sistema de configuración y servicios mediante comandos enviados desde el CPC, lo que lo hace muy flexible para otros usos como la distribución de videojuegos de gran capacidad, permitiendo grabar contenido no volatil desde el propio juego.
CPC Game Reviews: CPC Game Reviews is a website which, as its name suggests, contains reviews of games for the Amstrad CPC computer - hundreds of them, in fact. It also contains a collection of advertisements which have been scanned from Amstrad CPC magazines.
CPC-POWER (FRA): Sauvegarde du patrimoine de l'Amstrad CPC. Bonjour amies et amis CPCistes, l'objectif de ce site web est la Conservation du Patrimoine Culturel de notre jeunesse.
CPCRULEZ - CPC Service Manuals (FRA)
CPCWiki: THE Amstrad CPC encyclopedia! This site is an encyclopaedia on all things Amstrad CPC related.
Tim's Amstrad NC Users' Site: Resources for users of the Amstrad NC100 Notepad and NC200 Notebook computers, with a Q&A section, features, and FREE programs to download.
Antoine's collection of Apple cassettes: From 1977 to 1982, several companies produced cassettes for the first Apple I and IIs. This project deals with providing Apple I and II enthusiasts with scans and audio extracts of those cassettes.
APPLE-1-STEPPER: Apple-1-Stepperis a hardware device that connects to Apple-1 computers, either Originalsor Replicas. It allows you to: - stop the execution of instructions by the microprocessor for debugging, education or troubleshooting purposes and then resume them later - control manually (or byan internal timer)the execution of instructions - display the status and the content of Data and Address BUSesthe instructions being executed, the status of the R/W line, the status of IRQ and NMI signals, both on LCD display and on serial terminal. With the optional additional keyboard connection, you will bealsoable to: - load pre-installedshort diagnostic programs - write and send programs to the Apple-1 from external devices.
APPLE-1 microSD STORAGE CARD: Apple-1 microSD Storage Card is an electronic card that allows your Apple-1 computer, whether Original or Replica, to access and manipulate the files contained on the removable memory card. It provides new experiences in using your Apple-1 computer by allowing you to save programs you wrote, add more programs easily, and many other interesting features.
Apple Archives: The Best Vintage Apple & Mac Websites.
Apple Disk Transfer ProDOS: Apple Disk Transfer ProDOS (ADTPro) transfers physical disks and disk images between Apple II-era computers and the modern world. It can even get your Apple running if you don't have any disks at all. The host (server) component runs on today's computers with Java, and the 8-bit Apple (client) component runs on any Apple II or Apple /// compatible computer with 64k of memory or more.
APPLE NEWTON: Just another site about Apple Newton.
Apple-1 Registry: The Apple-1 Registry is a list of all known Apple‑1 computer. The purpose of the Apple‑1 Registry is to preserve information, history, whereabouts and condition of the few remaining Apple‑1 computer. Independent, free to use, not influenced by the interests of any individual, company or organization and without any rating system. Any Apple‑1 computer is an important piece of history. As a nice side effect, the Apple-1 Registry add a lot of authenticity, provenance and security to any Apple-1. Any published picture could increase the safety of any Apple-1. It would make it much harder or almost impossible to sell a stolen and listed Apple-1. Anyone would notice, which one it is.
APPLE-1 SOFTWARE JUKE-BOX: Apple-1 Juke-Box is an electronic board that contains most of the software ever written for the Apple-1 computer. Through a convenient and intuitive menu you can load programs and games chosen from those available, just like
Applefritter: Obscure, Unusual, Exceptional.
BuriedBits: BuriedBits downloads software for vintage Macs from the waybackmachine by first farming Macintosh related URLs from old sites, books and magazines. These URLs are then stored in related text files as sources to download classic Macintosh specific software.
EveryMac.com: Established in 1996, EveryMac.com is the complete guide to every Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac clone in the world, with technical specs, configuration details, system identifiers, performance benchmarks, and global pricing info. EveryMac.com provides comprehensive Mac specs, in-depth answers to hundreds of Mac questions, detailed Mac identification info, and popular dates in Mac history. It also has tools to compare Macs side-by-side, lookup Macs by serial number and other identifiers, a Mac specs app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire, and much more.
Folklore.org: The Original Macintosh: Folklore.org is a web site devoted to collective historical storytelling. It captures and presents sets of related stories that describe interesting events from multiple perspectives, allowing groups of people to recount their shared history in the form of interlinked anecdotes.
Gryphel Project: The goal of the Gryphel Project is to help preserve software made for early Macintosh computers, the computers that Apple sold from 1984 to 1996 based upon Motorola’s 680×0 microprocessors.
Low End Mac: We believe in the long term value of Apple hardware. You should be able to use your Apple gear as long as it helps you remain productive and meets your needs, upgrading only as necessary. We want to help maximize the life of your Apple gear.
Mac GUI Vault: Retro Apple II and Macintosh computing! Mac GUI Vault is a source for vintage Apple II and Mac computing, including games, photos, downloads, information, manuals, and many other valuable resources.
Mac OS 9 Lives: While some claim that Mac OS 9 is an outdated piece of garbage since it lacks protected memory and full pre-emptive multitasking; there is a basic premise that states opinions are like a$%holes… everybody has one. There are countless Mac OS 9 users who actually prefer it over Mac OS X. If you found this site after a few Google searches then perhaps you do also. Mac OS 9 LIVES… even if it is classified as “abandonware” (as development on it has ended) the resurrection is complete and it will exist in the OS Matrix of eternity. As long as there is one user left breathing (hopefully me), then this website will be a dedication to the compulsive preoccupation with installing and utilizing Mac OS 9 and its applications.
Macintosh Garden: The Macintosh Garden is an abandonware archive, dedicated in particular to supporting the Macintosh computer platform. A notable feature of Macintosh Garden is its emphasis on emulation, encouraging users to run historical software on modern systems.
Old Mac Software Archive: The community driven dawn of the Mac era preservationist effort.
ReStuff: StuffIt as a Service: StuffIt is the de-facto standard for file archiving and compression on Mac OS before OS X. Most old Macintosh software is preserved in StuffIt format, but a format change in StuffIt 5 makes archives created in this version unreadable in older versions of StuffIt. Since StuffIt 3.5 is the last version that works on System 6, many archives cannot be opened on compact Macs running System 6. ReStuff is a SaaS that automatically converts StuffIt version 4 & 5 archives to a format readable in StuffIt 3.
SheppyWare: Software for Apple II and Macintosh. SheppyWare is a name that encompasses all the software written by Eric Shepherd. Most of the software you'll find here is freeware or shareware for the Apple II computer, but some of it is for Mac OS X or even classic Mac OS or BeOS.
The Apple 1 Project: This site is a venue for Apple 1 history, modifications, programs, and construction details of this Apple 1 System.
][-Vision: Streaming video and audio for the Apple II. ][-Vision transcodes video files in standard formats (.mp4 etc) into a custom format optimized for streaming playback on Apple II hardware.
A2Central: Your total source for Apple II computing. A2Central is an Apple authorized Apple II user group. Apple II Forever!
a2heaven.com: a2heaven is a small company that implement new technology into vintage computer hardware.
A2io: Apple II Bluetooth game port receiver. A2io is a Bluetooth game port receiver for your Apple II series computer. Combined with a mobile device (iOS/Android), you can interact with your Apple II using wireless controllers, touch, or motion.
A2Stream: A2Stream simultaneously receives an .a2stream file from any HTTP server and plays it through the stock Apple II speaker circuit using pulse-width modulation at 22050Hz sample rate with ~5.17 bit resolution.
Apple II Disk Server: Welcome Apple II Fan to the Apple II Disk Server, where you can download over 1500 disk images directly to your Apple ][+ or //e disk ][ drive at 9600 BPS!!!
Apple II FAQ: This site was created as a repository of articles, how-to’s, and experiences shared in the Facebook Apple II Group.
Apple II Game Server: The Online Apple II Game Server contains over 200 Apple ][+ and Apple //e games ready to stream directly to your ][+ or //e.
Apple II History: The story of “the most personal computer”!
Apple IIGS France (FRA): Ce site a pour but de vous présenter le dernier représentant de la grande famille Apple II : l'Apple IIgs. Cet ordinateur, produit de 1986 à 1992, n'a malheureusement pas rencontré un très grand succès en France pour des raisons aussi bien commerciales que techniques. Ceci n'a pas empêché des développeurs français de réaliser un travail formidable sur cette machine. C'est principalement pour leur rendre hommage que ce site a été céé. Alors bonne visite dans cette découverte ou redécouverte de l'Apple IIGS.
apple2idiot card: A general purpose ESP32 Wifi and Bluetooth board for the Apple II family of computers (with expansion slots).
Apple2Online.com: Our aim is simple: to provide a single-source, easy-to-use library of reference materials - software, manuals, FAQs, photos, links, etc. - for the Apple II family of computers in order to both preserve the Apple II's rich history as well as to provide a readily-accessible resource for those who are interested in learning about the Apple II for the first time. We are strictly Apple II - no Macintosh, no Commodore - just Apple II!
Applesauce: Applesauce is a floppy drive controller for connecting vintage Apple ][ 5.25″ and 3.5″ floppy drives up to your modern computer via a USB connection.
Floppy Emu: Floppy Emu is a floppy and hard disk emulator for classic Apple II, Macintosh, and Lisa computers. It uses an SD memory card and custom hardware to mimic an Apple floppy disk and drive, or an Apple hard drive. The Emu behaves exactly like a real disk drive, requiring no special software or drivers.
Marinetti: Marinetti is the only TCP/IP stack available for the Apple IIGS, clean room developed from the RFCs, and written completely in 65c816 assembly language.
NetDisk: NetDisk is an Apple IIGS utility that allows you to mount disks images hosted on an HTTP server (a public web server or one on your local network). The mounted disk images behave as if they were normal (but read-only) disks on your IIGS: you can open files and run programs directly off of them, or copy the files to your local disks using the Finder or other standard utilities. The NetDisk package also comes with the Archive.org Disk Browser, a Finder extension that lets you conveniently search for disk images on the Internet Archive (archive.org) and mount them using NetDisk.
SmartportVHD: This project is providing a mass storage to the Apple //c (except the ROM 255 version), the only Apple II without expansions slots. The external floppy connector of Apple II, aka smartport, is exploited to its best to reach this goal. The resulting device allows the Apple II to view the content of an usb device as one or more hard disk.
Uthernet II: Apple II Ethernet Card - This product is based on the Wiznet W5100 chip. It has an embedded hardware IP stack. Contiki, IP65, Marinetti and ADTPro have been updated to work with the new card. Please note this card is not compatible with any modle of the Apple IIc and only works on the Apple II+ RFI motherboard or newer. Fully compatible with all models of the Apple IIe and IIgs.
Vecchie Mele: l'Apple IIGS (ITA): Apple IIGS: ieri, oggi e domani
VidHD: HDMI Video for the Apple II.
What is the Apple IIGS?: This site is dedicated to the preservation of the Apple IIGS computing platform. The archives held within can be used with emulators or for use on real Apple IIGS computers. It is hoped that one day this archive will feature a complete library of Apple IIGS applications, games, educational software, hardware references and drivers and publication cover scans.
wiki.apple2.org: An Apple][ information reference.
Atari 64: This is the Commodre 64 KERNAL, modified to run on the Atari 8-bit line of computers. They're practically the same machine; why didn't someone try this 30 years ago?
Atari 8-Bit Computers: comp.sys.atari.8bit Frequently Asked Questions.
Atari 8-bit computers: 400/800/XL/XE (ITA): Benvenuti… nel primo sito in lingua italiana dedicato ai computer Atari a 8 bit prodotti dal 1979 al 1991: 400, 800, 1200XL, 600XL, 800XL, 800XE, 65XE, 130XE, XEGS.
Atari 8-bit Forever: Site dedicated to Atari 8-bit home computers.
Atari Document Archive: The concept behind this site is to preserve official Atari documents. Those pertaining to the Atari ST line of computers. Since Atari (as we know it) is gone there isn't any way to obtain all of these documents. Some of them, but not all, are available on various sites scattered on the internet.
Atari Forum: A forum about Atari 16/32 computers and their clones. This forum is in no way affiliated with Atari Interactive.
Atari Gamer: Atari Gamer is a historical preservation project for the Atari Lynx console. The major aim is to compile the most comprehensive list of past and present Atari Lynx game variants and associated collectibles out there. In addition to the game database, you will find tools to assist with game collection tracking, advise on game rarity, game cheats and tips, game reviews, news about the thriving Atari Lynx homebrew scene and a whole slew of amazing articles!
Atari History Museum: Welcome to the Atari History Museum. This site is the culmination of years of research and hard work by enthusiasts with the support of numerous former Atari employees and is intended to provide images and information on all areas of Atari. Our mission is the preservation of all things Atari (Its history, products and knowledge.) This site provides information, images and personal stories on all items produced by Atari as well as news and links to further assist any and all individuals interested in learning more about the company that helped to pioneer and shape many areas of Video Arcade Entertainment, Home Consumer Electronics, Personal Computer Systems and much, much more…
Atari Mania: The World's Finest Atari Database : games, demos, utilities for 2600, 5200, 400, 800, xl, xe, st and falcon.
Atari PC: Welcome to AtariPC.net, a resource site dedicated to the PCx Series of IBM Compatible PC’s built and sold by Atari and quite possibly home to the largest collection of Atari IBM PC’s in the Southern Hemisphere.
Atari Projects: Welcome to Atari Projects! This web page is devoted to posting fun projects for Atari home computers and video game systems. The goal is for each post to be a self-contained project that can be completed in a short amount of time. Projects will include programming, software, and hardware. Some will be authentic to back in the day and some will involve new software and hardware that has been developed within the last 10 years. This page will only include 8-bit computer and video game systems including the 400/800, 600XL/800XL/1200XL, and 65XE/130XE series of computers as well as the 2600/5200/7800/XEGS consoles. We hope you will find this resource useful for making the most out of your Atari retrocomputing and retrogaming time.
Atari ST - Essential software (The List): As discussed at http://atari-forum.com.
atari-mint: MiNT is Not TOS: A Multitasking Operating System Extension for the Atari ST. This is an archive of the last “official” release of MiNT, a multi-tasking operating system for the Atari ST. I wrote it back in the 1990s, and Atari licensed it and then hired me to work on it.
ATARI SXEGS Cartridge: Cartridge board and Housing for ATARI 65XE/130XE/800XE/XEGS/1200XL/800XL/600XL/800/400 8-bit computers based on SST39SF040 CMOS multi-purpose Flash memory chip. This is a S/XEGS type cartridge that allows you to store and run dozens of games.
AtariAge: AtariAge is dedicated to bringing you the latest Atari news, providing support for the Atari community, and maintaining an extensive historical archive. We also sell new games for the Atari 2600 and 5200, in addition to accessories and collecting supplies. Have you played Atari today?
AtariAge - Atari 8-Bit Computers: Topic for newbies
AtariAge - Atari ST/TT/Falcon Computers: Atari ST, TT, Falcon Links.
AtariArchives.org: AtariArchives.org makes books, information, and software for Atari and other classic computers available on the Web. Everything here is available with permission of the copyright holders.
AtariWiki: Don't ask what this Wiki can do for you - ask what you can do for this Wiki!
Atarimax Home Page - APE: Atari Peripheral Emulator for DOS and Windows. APE is an astounding new product that unleashes the POWER of your Atari 8 Bit computer, by making all the resources of your PC available for its use! Using only an inexpensive PC to Atari interface cable, APE provides super enhanced disk drive, modem, printer ApeLoader Interactive Menu, PC MIRROR services, AND MORE!
Atari_2600_Video_Mod: Convert Atari 2600 from RF to Composite video and audio with RCA jacks.
DrCoolZic Atari ST Site: Hello and welcome to this section of my site which is dedicated to Atari ST computers. When I started to re-use my Atari in 1998 only limited information was available on the net and most of the sites where either not maintained or disappearing. Today (in 2018) the situation has changed drastically and a lot of new projects and new sites are coming out. As amazing as it may seem the popularity of the Atari seems to be growing every year just check activities on forums like Atari-Forum.
FreeMiNT: FreeMiNT is a free, open-source operating system for 16/32bit Atari computers and clones. It is compatible with TOS, but adds a lot of new functionality not available in any other TOS-compatible operating system. Allows any number of GEM (with XaAES running) and TOS programs to run concurrently. Has memory protection to improve security and stability. Has built in network support and drivers for all existing networking hardware. Multi-user support. Has a wide array of system extensions to ease porting of unix programs.
ftp.pigwa.net: Welcome to the Atari FTP Archive! We're glad to see you enjoy the best computer ever. We are striving to archive as much atari/8bit/demoscene related material as possible and we're doing it since 2002 (previously known as ftp.atari.art.pl).
#FujiNet: #FujiNet was intended to be a network adapter that attaches to the SIO (Peripheral) port of an Atari 8-bit computer system but has become an all encompassing SIO peripheral emulator. The latest hardware prototype is a custom PCB design based on the ESP32-WROVER module and contains a custom SIO Plug and Receptacle.
Harmony: The Harmony Cartridge is a simple, affordable, time-saving, space-saving, hassle-free way to play hundreds of games on your Atari 2600 console. Using a Harmony cartridge is easy.
Portfolio Frequently Asked Questions, PORT.FAQ
SAM2600: A software speech synthesizer for the Atari 2600. Make your 2600 talk! Sing! Say rude words! Add voice to your own games and relive the glory days when computer speech had a charming personality and bounded intelligibility.
sdrive-max: Arduino based Atari 8-bit Floppy Emulator with Touchscreen.
SIO2SD: An Arduino-based floppy drive emulator for the Atari 8 bit computers.
Ultimate Cart: The Ultimate Cart is an SD-card based multicart for the Atari 8-bit, which I've been developing for the last few months. It allows you to browse the SD card on the atari and launch cartridge images from ROM and CAR files from the menu. The PCB is designed to fit in a standard grey cartridge case (after a bit of modification with some clippers and a file).
UnoCart: The UnoCart is an SD-card multicart for the Atari 8-bit (XL & XE), supporting ROMs,CARs,XEXs and some ATR files. It is the little brother of the Ultimate Cart.
UnoCart-2600: The UnoCart-2600 is an open source SD-card multicart for the Atari 2600.
BESM / БЭСМ
БЭСМ-6: Электронная вычислительная машина БЭСМ-6 была разработана в середине 60-х годов и сдана Госкомиссии в 1967 г. Главный конструктор академик Сергей Алексеевич Лебедев заложил в основу структуры машины принципы конвейера команд (называвшегося им «водопроводом»), параллельной и асинхронной работы основных устройств: оперативной памяти, устройства управления и арифметико-логического устройства, наличия буферных устройств промежуточного хранения команд и данных, обеспечивавшие высокую скорость вычислений.
Энциклопедия БЭСМ-6 (RUS): Этот сайт представляет собой архив материалов о советской ЭВМ БЭСМ-6, а также других машинах этого семейства: М20, СВС-Б, Эльбрус-1КБ и МКБ-8601 (микро-БЭСМ).
BCL Computers: Welcome to the home of SADIE, SUSIE and the Molecular 18. These three families of machines were produced by a range of different companies that were generally known as BCL - Business Computers Ltd.
Cambridge Z88 Wiki: This web space has been created by and for the 'die-hard' users of the Cambridge Z88, the iPad of the 80's, launched in September 1987 at the PCW computer show in London. The company behind it was Cambridge Computer, a spring-off company of Sinclair Research, founded by Clive Sinclair. The object of this project is to streamline the operating system, OZ and to build new applications by replacing the built-in ROM with a larger device. All the software and documents here, is provided for free, ready to be downloaded in source code, or as ready-made binaries - all GPL V2 licensed.
CanonCat.org: The Canon Cat is a word processing appliance which was sold by Canon in 1987. It was designed by Information Appliance, Inc. The Cat has a remarkably different user interface. It was a true information appliance which allows you to just type. It packs a surprising amount of power in a small set of tools and commands. This site collects some information on the Canon Cat. We hope to give people a feeling of how the Cat works. Every user interface enthusiast should know about the Cat and have a feel of the differently great world of the Cat.
Electronnix: This site is dedicated to a page of computer history, dating back to 1985-1996, in a part of world known as Romania. By the effort of a few people there, a new breed of Spectrum 48 compatible arose, designed by engineers, manufactured by a few communist factories back then and unofficially improved by students in campuses of faculties in the capital of the country. The name of this computer is…
AdamNet Drive Emulator (ADE): The AdamNet Drive Emulator (ADE) is an SD card drive emulator for the ColecoVision Adam. It replicates all of the known drive commands and has no known incompatibilities. It is written in C++ using the Arduino IDE. It is simple to assemble for anyone with basic electronics skills.
Awesome Commodore resources: A curated list of Commodore resources.
Canonical List of Commodore Products: This list contains informations on every piece of Commodore equipment I have heard of to date. Please help me weed out all the inconsistencies and nail down all the information. This list was originally conceived and created by Jim Brain. It is now maintained by Bo Zimmerman.
Cassiopei: To make a long story short, the Cassiopei (which stands for CASSette IO Peripheral Expansion Interface) is a device that connects to the cassetteport of your CBM computer. Although it can playback .TAP files and act like a datasette… it is much more then your ordinary digital tape player! One key aspect is that the Cassiopei can also playback .PRG files and it can load them 50x faster then Commodore's standard tape loading protocol.
CBM Tape Pi: Use a Raspberry Pi as datassette drive with your Commodore 8-bit computer!
CBM-HD: CBM-HD is a project where a PC simulates one or more IEEE devices. If you are familiar with 64HDD, a PC simulating a 1541 drive, then you can consider CBM-HD as its IEEE equivalent.
CBM-Transfer: CBM-Transfer is a front-end to several command-line utilities for transferring files and working with disk images. CBM-Transfer makes using those utilities easy by providing a familiar windows interface that removes the need to learn the commandline syntax of each program. CBM-Transfer also includes a multi-format file and picture viewer.
Commodore C64 & Amiga PSU: New power supply (PSU) for Commodore C64, C64C, C128, VIC-20 & Amiga 500, 600, 1200. Power-on the memories!
Commodore Computers: VIC20, PET, C64, PLUS4, C128, KIM1, History, Prototypes, Pictures, Manuals, Advertising & ROMS.
Commodore News: On this page you can find news items that are related to Commodore. Every week there are new news items. The items can also be viewed by category and there is a search function available.
Commodore Service Manuals (and more!)
Commodore Software: Utilities, Apps & More for Your Commodore 64, 128, 16, Plus 4, VIC 20 & PET Computer.
Commodore Spain (SPA): Si alguna vez te preguntaste donde podrías tener todo el conocimiento de COMMODORE en una sola web, ya has encontrado la respuesta. Realizada por y para amantes del COMMODORE, con todo lo que cualquier usuario pasado y presente del COMMODORE necesita para revivir un momento de su vida.
Cute32: Cute32 is a fully featured tool that allows archival and replay of all tapes designed for CBM 8-bits machines (Commodore 64, VIC-20, PET, Plus4, C16 etc). CUTE32 is able to completely and accurately emulate a Commodore Tape recorder C2N 1530-1531 in all of its functionalities but, unlike the original tape recorder CUTE32 takes advantage of digital file storage on Micro SD cards to archive the original magnetic tape content. This prevents data losses due to wear-and-tear that are very common when using cassette tapes to store digital information. CUTE32 comes in a high-quality box that reproduces (smaller scale) an original Commodore Tape recorder.
DC2N: The DC2N can be used for three purposes: make backups of PET, Commodore 64/128, Vic20, C16/+4, Spectrum, BBC, MSX, and Spectravideo tapes (including using both signal edges, a.k.a. halfwaves); record from a PET, C64/128, VIC20 (with a third party adapter C16 is supported as well); and playback v0 and v1 TAP files to PET, C64/128, VIC20 (with a third party adapter C16 is supported as well).
OpenCBM: Win 7/8/10, and Linux/i386/AMD64 kernel driver and development library to control serial CBM devices, such as the Commodore 1541 disk drive, connected to the PC's parallel port via a XM1541 or XA1541 cable. Fast disk copier included. Successor of cbm4linux. Also supports the XU1541 and the XUM1541 devices (a.k.a. “ZoomFloppy”).
ftp.zimmers.net: This archive contains documentation and software for Commodore Business Machines' 8-bit computers.
PET/CBM EDIT ROM PROJECT: This project will allow you to build various EDIT ROMS for the Commodore PET/CBM line of computers.
Pi1541: Pi1541 is a real-time, cycle exact, Commodore 1541 disk drive emulator that can run on a Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+ or 3A+. Commodore 1581 emulation supported since V1.13! The software is free and I have endeavored to make the hardware as simple and inexpensive as possible. Pi1541 provides you with an SD card solution for using D64, D81, G64, NIB and NBZ Commodore disk images on real Commodore 8 bit computers such as Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Commodore Vic20, Commodore 16, Commodore Plus4.
PLAdvanced+ (DEU): Bei der PLAdvanced+ handelt es sich um ein Ersatzteil für die PLA. Einzigartig daran ist die vielseitige Verwendbarkeit. Die Entwicklung ist ein Universal-Chip, der nicht nur in einem C64, sondern in neun verschiedenen Geräten eingesetzt werden kann. Die Einstellung dazu erfolgt mittels DIP-Schaltern.
Retro Commodore: Your place with high quality scans for preservation.
sd2iec file dump: Welcome to the official dumping ground for sd2iec firmware releases. The most up-to-date source code and binary files for sd2iec are linked below. Normal users will only need the sd2iec-current-binaries.zip file, developers may be interested in the source tarball. This is currently the only up-to-date release version of sd2iec, if you find any version named 0.something on this or any other web site, it is obsolete and only archived for historical preservation.
SSSSAM: Text-to-speech for the Commodore computer. If you owned a C64, an Atari or an Apple computer, then you might be familiar with the synthetic sound of the voice of SAM. The Software based text-to-speech speech synthesizer package that required no additional hardware. But if back then, you only had a VIC-20 then you missed out, because SAM won't run on such a system, there simply aren't enough resources, since the VIC-20 doesn't have enough RAM. But the project on this page is about SAM and this project does work perfectly fine on a VIC-20 (and also on various other Commodore computers that have a userport).
Style: We make demos, tools, and toys for your Commodore Business Machine.
TEDuino: A Modern TED (264) Series Commodore Datasette. For this project I use another Arduino, in this case the inexpensive Arduino Nano version, some easy to source electronic components, and a 3D printer to create a Commodore 264 series inspired Datasette replacement I call, the TEDuino.
The Commodore Knowledge Base: The Commodore Knowledge Base is an assimilation of various articles on Commodore repair, programming and technical issues, ranging from beginner level to advanced, covering a diverse series of topics from CP/M to hardware modifications. CKB covers the gamut of Commodore 8-bit systems, not Amiga and very little on the PC series. Emulator content is intentionally limited, although cross-platform development is a considered topic. CKB articles originate from many sources, largely the Usenet group comp.sys.cbm, patrolled by a news robot maintained by Cameron Kaiser. Kurt Brandon has also provided a significant number of articles gleaned from BBSes and the now defunct QLink online service. Other notable contributors include: Marko Mäkelä, Stephen Judd, John Iannetta, Doug Cotton, Nicolas Welte, Jim Butterfield, Jim Brain, Ray Carlsen.
The Future was 8bit - SD2IEC: Of all the methods of loading stuff into your Commodore, TFW8b's SD2IEC SD card interfaces are the business. SD2IEC provides much of the functionally a 1541 disk drive, supports fast loaders like JiffyDos, Final Cartridge III and Epyx FastLoad. TFW8b.com version of the SD2IEC is the most common method of loading/saving on a Commodore 8bit Today!
The Secret Weapons of Commodore!: They were the secret weapons! The unrealized phantasms of technological wonder! The ravings of mad geniuses made flesh and locked away in caverns of dust never to see the light of day! The demons that Tramiel forgot, to come tapping at their door even as the winds of oblivion beckon and spit!
Uno2iec: A commodore (CBM) 1541 emulator on the Arduino Uno, using any desktop PC (or raspberry PI with raspbian) as a media host. The UNO2IEC device simulates a 1541 drive and enables loading and saving files or programs between a CBM and any “current” folder on the host system. The host system location can be a network share, an USB or SD flash media, SSD or any hard disk that is supported by a Windows, Linux or Mac operating systems.
ADF-Copy: ADF-Copy is a small hardware i developed which uses a Teensy 3.2 microcontroller to read and write non copy protected Amiga disks with an out of the box PC 3.5″ Floppy drive connected to the microcontroller which can be build with a few jumper wires on a breadboard with no additional component. The low level stuff is handled in the microcontroller which is controlled by a Java application.
A.D.A. Amiga Demoscene Archive: On the Amiga Demoscene Archive, you will find some of the best demos and intros released on the Amiga.
A314: The A314 is an expansion board for the Amiga 500 that goes in the trapdoor expansion slot. A Raspberry Pi (RPi) is attached to the A314, and the A500 and the RPi can communicate through a shared memory. We have constructed a communication protocol through which associated processes on each platform (Amiga and RPi) can allocate logical channels, carried over one physical SPI channel. The protocol is handled by a driver on each side (a314.device on the Amiga and a314d on the RPi). The drivers are responsible for alerting receiving processes of incoming data via an interrupt.
A4091 SCSI II Host Controller: Fast SCSI-II (10MB/s max) controller for Amiga Computers. One of only two Zorro-III SCSI controllers ever designed. Full-length Zorro-III with DMA.
Amiga 1000 Phoenix Revival Page: This page is dedicated to Phoenix Microtechnology and all persons involved in research and realization of the Phoenix Motherboards.
Amiga 1000 Webseite (DEU): Willkommen auf meiner Amiga 1000 Webseite! An dieser Webseite bastele ich immer weiter, schaut also öfters mal rein, denn es wird immer wieder was Neues geben. Hier möchte ich euch alles rund um den Kultcomputer Amiga 1000 näher bringen.
AMIGA 500 - SWITCHLESS BOOT SELECTOR (3 RESET BOOT DRIVE SELECTOR): “A500 - Switchless Booter” is a circuit for changing boot priority of floppy drives, for Amiga 500. If you use a second floppy drive connected to your A500, like GOTEK Drive or a mechanical floppy drive, (as DF:1), then you need a boot selector to boot from the second drive. (Most of old boot selectors work with a toggle switch.)
Amiga-Digital-Video: Add pixel-perfect HDMI output to the Amiga machines. For all Amiga versions that have a socketed DIP Denise chip, a rather small adapter board can be used to extract the digital video signal (12 bit) to a 40-pin connector compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero. This can then be used with the RGBtoHDMI software to produce a perfect HDMI picture with very low latency (a few milliseconds at most).
Amiga FAQ: Below you find a list of frequently asked questions. It should especially be for new users but perhaps experienced users may find something too.
Amiga Future: Amiga Future is the specialised magazine concerning the Amiga. It offers the very latest news about the Amiga-Scene! It is supplied as a printed full colour magazine, with an optional CD. Older issues can still be bought as a collection of magazines as PDFs in high resolution, and are supplied on a Archive-DVD. Some sold-out printed magazines are available to view for FREE as individual images of pages on the website.
Amiga Hardware Database: A data collection about the Amiga computer and its expansions.
Amiga News.it: Tutte le novità dal mondo Amiga.
Amiga-1200: This project is a new Amiga 1200 board done from the schematics. The intent is to fit in a standard A1200 case. The RAM has been moved to a separate board. Also, the Video codec is on a separate board.
amiga-news.de (DEU): Amiga-News auf den Punkt gebracht.
Amiga PCB Explorer: The Amiga PCB Explorer is a browser application that was designed to assist people in various aspects of Amiga mainboard repairs.
Amiga Technical Resource: For schematics, connector pinouts and tips to assist with Amiga computer repairs.
amigawiki: AMIGA … my girlfriend! This exclamation has awakened countless memories and emotions for 30 years until today. It's no coincidence that the Spanish word 'Amiga' means 'the girlfriend'. This wiki tries to capture the 'Spirit of Amiga' and make it accessible to everyone.
Aminet: Aminet is a set of interconnected WWW and FTP servers hosting freely distributable Amiga software. Established in 1992, Aminet belongs to the Internet's oldest software repositories, the total size of the archive has recently crossed the 50 GB barrier.
AMiNIMiga: A Pre-setup Workbench for your A500Mini. Containing some of the long forgotten and abandoned software you knew and loved from your youth.
Apollo Accelerators: Apollo Accelerators is an Amiga Classic accelerator board product line. It uses the Apollo core which is a code compatible Motorola M68K processor but is 3 to 4 time faster than the fastest 68060 at time. It also brings Amiga Classic near to Amiga NG by bringing digital video with millions of colours.
Arduino Amiga Floppy Disk Reader/Writer: My Aim: To create a simple, cheap and open source way to recover and rewrite data from and to an Amiga DD floppy disk from within Windows 10. My Solution: An Arduino sketch + a Windows application (which can be ported to other O/S) that actually works!
Big Book of Amiga Hardware: The Big Book of Amiga Hardware is probably the largest online Amiga Hardware reference in the world, thanks to the help of many of the site's readers. If you're looking for information on that exclusive piece of hardware, wonder what amazing expansions were actually made for the amiga, or need drivers for that second-hand kit you've just bought, then you've come to the right place.
Cracktros: Welcome to definitive AMIGA Cracktro page on the internet. Here you'll find the ultimate collection of AMIGA Cracktros and Trainers.
DiagROM: DiagROM is a diagnostic tool for the amiga computers. And it is to be used on defective machines, trying to help no-boot situations etc. You simply replace the Kickstart roms in the Amiga with the DiagROM. and when poweron. your Amiga will start a diagnostic software. It will try to dump info on the serialport (and actual menus etc aswell) while also trying on the screen. One important thing is that the software relies on as little hardware as possible. so no timers, no IRQ etc. so you can start up the machine on a very broke machine and from that test different things. and hopefully help finding hardwareissues.
Hall Of Light: The database of Amiga games. The Hall Of Light (HOL) is an attempt to catalogue all games that were released commercially for the Commodore Amiga.
IndividualComputers - Amiga Accelerators
Lemon Amiga: You've just come to a warmhearted place all dedicated to the Amiga computer. We bring the classic days back into the spotlight by providing a forum as well as a library stuffed with games.
OPEN AMIGA SAMPLER: Open source schematics, parts lists and documentation for building a generic 8bit/mono Amiga sampler cartridge.
OpenAmiga500FastRamExpansion: OpenAmiga500FastRamExpansion is an Open Hardware 4/8 MB Fast RAM Expansion for the Commodore Amiga 500 Computer.
OpenAmiga600FastRamExpansion: OpenAmiga600FastRamExpansion is an Open Hardware 4 MB Fast RAM Expansion for the Commodore Amiga 600 Computer.
OpenAmiga600RamExpansion: OpenAmiga600RamExpansion is an Open Hardware 1 MB Chip RAM Expansion for the Commodore Amiga 600 Computer with optional Real Time Clock.
OpenAmigaVideoHybrid: OpenAmigaVideoHybrid is an Open Hardware implementation of the Video Hybrid integrated circuit used in some Commodore Amiga computers (Commodore Part No. 390229-0x).
PiStorm: The PiStorm itself is an adapter board intended to be paired with a Raspberry Pi Model 3A+. It goes in the DIP socket on and acts in place of the CPU, but functionality can be extended beyond simple CPU emulation. While the PiStorm should work with any DIP socket 16-bit 68000-powered system, the FC lines are currently not properly handled and no guarantees can be made for it working on anything except an Amiga 500, 500+ and 2000. General Performance with the current use of Musashi as the 68k CPU emulator is somewhere around a 70-80 MHz 68030.
The Amiga 1000 Parceiro: The Parceiro (sounds like par-say-ro) attaches to the side expansion port of the Amiga and is about the size of a harmonica that’s been run over by a steam roller as it’s only about 1/3 of an inch thick. It provides the following features: 8MB of Autoconfig Fast RAM. It is a single 8MB of SRAM versus DRAM, so it really and truly is indeed fast with zero wait states - Coin-cell battery backed Real Time Clock (RTC), which comes with its own clock software that gets put into your startup sequence - SD Card Reader with 2GB MicroSD. It comes pre-formatted with the FAT32 file system and is readable on any PC as a result. This way you can quickly set up your new SD-based hard drive. It’s worth mentioning that this is running on period correct Amiga OS 1.3, too.
X-Surf-100: X-Surf-100 is a Z2/Z3 auto-sensing card: In an Amiga 2000, it will work as a Zorro-2 card. In an A3000 or A4000 computer, it will work as a Zorro-3 card. For stable operation, a Buster-11 chip is recommended. Proper function is only guaranteed in original Commodore daughterboards. The X-Surf-100 may or may not work in second-source daughter boards like Elbox, RBM or Eagle. Should you experience instabilities, you can close the jumper on your X-Surf-100, which will force the slower Z2 mode, even in Z3 computers. This may or may not give you stable operation in daughter boards that are not fully Zorro-compliant.
X-Surf-500: X-Surf-500 is the networking card for both the ACA500 and the ACA500plus accelerators. While it offers full 100MBit networking support and comes with a TCP/IP stack included, it comes at a very competitive price.
ZoomFloppy: ZoomFloppy brings Commodore disk archival into the 21st Century, bridging the gap between the both the IEEE-488 and IEC-based disk intelligent Commodore™ disk drive line and contemporary personal computers. Taking up the baton from the ever-popular X*-1541 line of parallel port interfaces, ZoomFloppy provides complete functionality for newer machines running multitasking and multi-user operating systems and those systems lacking the legacy parallel port upon which the X*-1541 interfaces depend.
Commodore 128 40/80 Column Video Adapter: I was looking for a solution to be able to display 80 column video of my C128 onto my TV in color. Various schematics were out there, but all had different drawbacks. So I decided to encorporate them all into one design, thus creating the Commodore 128 40/80 Column Video Adapter.
1541 Diagnostic Cartridge - World of Jani: I have repaired a fair amount of drives, and every time I find myself loading a test or a diagnostic software from disk. This is a bit of a contradiction since the drive being tested, or repaired, might not even be able to load a program. I also have a variety of tools for different purposes and wanted to have everything in one place. This is why i created a 1541 Diagnostic Cartridge.
1541 Ultimate-II: The '1541 Ultimate' is a storage solution for your Commodore C64 and C128 home computer. This piece of hardware implements a 'real' 1541 diskdrive for Commodore computers. There are two versions of this board; the 1541 Ultimate-I and the 1541 Ultimate-II. The 1541 Ultimate-I uses an SD-card or MMC-card to store the floppy disks, while the 1541 Ultimate-II uses MicroSD and USB pen-drives. Both the 1541 Ultimate-I and the 1541 Ultimate-II contain a replica of all the necessary hardware to be fully compatible with a real drive.
64HDD: Have you ever wanted to give your old Commodore™ computers a hard drive, CD-ROM or access to the devices other modern computers have? 64HDD is software that lets you do just that, and much, much more. To get started you will need: 64HDD software; an MSDOS PC; and the readily available X-cable. Your PC will then be a hard drive system for your Commodore allowing you to LOAD, RUN and SAVE many of your favourite programs direct from the storage on your PC including games in D64 format and GEOS.
C64-Diagnostic-Rev.-586220-Harness: The Diagnostic Rev. 586220 is a widely accepted test tool for the Commodore C64. It tests the RAM, ROMs and the peripheral chips (VIC, SID, CIA). To test all interfaces, a feedback is required. This is provided by this harness.
C64 1541 Speed Test: A utility to test and fix a 1541,1541 II, 1570, 1571 or OC118 disk drive.
C64 cracker intros in your browser: Remember those good old days on the C64? Get a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy a few minutes of flashback.
C64 IO_Monitor: 6502 Assembly project to monitor C64 Kernal I/O entry points usage.
C64 Modulator replacement: C64 Composite/S-Video RF Modulator Replacement. Based on the C64 RF-modulator mod by Zero-X / OMS, this adapts those schematics to create a complete replacement for the original modulator including a few changes of my own. A nice writeup and the my original inspiration for making this version if it came from a blog post on My Diy Blog (not actually my blog, it's just called that).
C64 OS: C64 OS has one goal. Make a Commodore 64 feel fast and useful in today’s modern world.
C64-Diagnostic-Rev.-586220-Harness: The Diagnostic Rev. 586220 is a widely accepted test tool for the Commodore C64. It tests the RAM, ROMs and the peripheral chips (VIC, SID, CIA). To test all interfaces, a feedback is required. This is provided by this harness.
C64-Wiki (DEU): Das C64-Wiki ist ein Projekt zum Aufbau eines speziellen C64-Lexikons. Jeder kann mit seinem Wissen dazu beitragen. Gute Autorinnen und Autoren sind stets willkommen.
c64-rf-modulator-replacement: C64 Composite/S-Video RF Modulator Replacement. This is my version of a C64 RF Modulator replacement based on the schematics of similar designs like Zero-X/OMS's Modified Commodore RF Modulator Design and JMP$FCE2's S-Video only design. This board can be used to replace a damaged or defective RF modulator in your C64, to improve the sharpness of your video output, or as a modern solution to replace the composite/luma/chroma output functionality of the original modulator on new motherboards such as the SixtyClone or Bwack’s KU-14194.
C64.CH: The C64 Demo Portal.
C64.COM: Welcome to the world of C64 nostalgia. Here you will find exclusive material about the Commodore 64 home computer that we all know and love. There’s detailed information about current and upcoming C64-related events and past developnments within the scene and game culture in general. We at C64.COM aim to save and store an important part of the history of those who played a part in the active era of the Commodore 64. Enjoy your stay!
C64endings.co.uk: Completing the Commodore 64 games you couldn't! On this site you’ll find hundreds of Commodore 64 game endings.
c64sets.com: This site attempts to re-create some of the best Commodore 64 software sets. And by “set” we mean the box, manual, disks and any other materials contained inside the packaging. If you are looking for documentation for some of your favorite Commodore 64 games, then we may just have what you are looking for. Or if you are looking for a trip down memory lane, and you just want to view the materials from your favorite Commodore 64 games - well, hopefully we can help you out there too.
CCGMS Future: CCGMS Future, a terminal program for the Commodore 64.
Codebase 64: This wiki is the number one source of articles on Commodore 64 programming. You will find source code, tutorials, manuals, notes on clever tricks and hardware quirks and more!
Commodore 64 Guides: Having recently returned my Breadbin to perfect working order, I also wanted brand new copies of the C64 User’s Guide, and Programmer’s Reference Guide to complete the set. I could have simply printed one of the scans of these guides from the internet but where is the fun in that? In truth, I have found all these scans somewhat disappointing - very often indistinct and not always complete. Instead, I did the only sensible option: I re-wrote them from scratch using my copies of the originals as source. I reconstructed every graphic (including front and back covers), every register map, every block diagram, every table and every paragraph to have a pristine final result.
Commodore 8-Bit Buyer's Guide: Over 450 Products, Projects and Kits, Produced by more than 100 Creators and Available from more than 60 Vendors. Every item is for either your Commodore PET, VIC-20, C64, C64c, SX-64, C16, Plus/4, C128 or C128D. Every product is currently commercially available or coming soon. That means that while you browse this guide, if you see something cool you can order it and have one for yourself.
CommodoreServer: A Centralized Place for All Things Commodore. CommodoreServer is what Commodore computers have been missing for the last three decades. It is the newest, greatest way to look for new games, store your disks, and get your products sold. It's like an app store, but for Commodore computers. Plus, with the ability for your Commodore computer to access the Internet, it provides a single place for socializing and sharing with your friends, downloading software, blogging, and more.
CSDb - The Commodore 64 Scene Database: A site dedicated to gathering as much information as possible about the productions, the groups, the sceners, the events and bbs's in the Commodore 64 scene.
Diagnostic Carts and Manuals - World of Jani: Diagnostic cartridges for the Commodore 64 / 128.
Digital Talk (DEU): Die Digital Talk (aka Digitalk oder DT) ist ein deutschsprachiges Diskettenmagazin für den Commodore 64 und kompatible Systeme (C128/SX-64/ect.) und erscheint seit 1993 (mit einigen Unterbrechungen) bis in die heutige Zeit. Das Magazin ist Freeware und verfolgt keine kommerziellen Absichten - neben der kostenlosen Variante als virtuelles Abbild (d64) zum Downloaden, wird auch eine physische Version auf echter Diskette zum Selbstkostenpreis angeboten.
Edicola 64 (ITA): Raccolta digitale di dump (cassette e dischi) di giochi, software e scansioni che hanno reso celebre questo fantastico computer a 8bit nel nostro paese.
GameBase64: Preservation before Deterioration! Welcome to the GameBase64 site, formed by a team of C64 enthusiasts from all over the world who wish to preserve the memory of their beloved 8-bit computer for the generations to come. We do this by trying to preserve all game software written for the Commodore 64 computer before the deterioration of old 5¼ disks and common cassette tapes erases them for ever.
GameBox 64: Welcome to GameBox 64, a collection of scanned packaging and media for Commodore 64 games. This project aims to be a complete resource for packaging related scans such as instructions, inlays, boxes, tapes, disks, cartridges and other miscellaneous items.
Girls.c64.org: Preserving the sexy side of the Commodore 64.
High Voltage SID Collection: The High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) is a freeware hobby project which organises Commodore 64 music (also known as SID music) into an archive for both musicians and fans alike. The work on the collection is done completely in the Team and contributors' spare time and is proudly one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.
intros.c64.org: World of C64 crackintros.
J-CIA, J6526. FPGA replacement for MOS 6526 / 8521: Modern spare part for C64 - Commodore 64 - C128 - Commodore 128 - Amiga. FPGA based replacement for MOS 6526 & 8521 CIA chips.
JaffyDOS: JaffyDOS is a custom kernal for the C64/SX64 with enhancements for SD2IEC.
Kung Fu Flash: Cartridge for the Commodore 64 that packs a punch. Kung Fu Flash can emulate different cartridge types, load PRG files and use D64 disk images. Just place your desired CRT, PRG or D64 files on a FAT formatted microSD card and use the built-in launcher to execute them.
Lemon64: Commodore 64, C64 Games, Reviews & Music!
OpenC64Cart: OpenC64Cart is an Open Hardware Cartridge for the Commodore 64. It only supports 8 KB ROM images.
OpenC64Cart16K: OpenC64Cart16K is an Open Hardware Cartridge for the Commodore 64. It only supports 16 KB ROMs and uses a single (E)EPROM chip.
PLA16V8: The PLA16V8 is a GAL PLA replacement for the Commodore TED series computers (such as the Commodore 16, 116 and Plus/4) that I did design after the succes of the PLA20V8. In a TED based computer, the most common point of failure is the 8501 CPU. Therefore the shortage of PLAs is not as severe as for the Commodore TED computers, it is easier to find an original PLA than for the Commodore 64. That said, the PLA in the Commodore TED series computers can fail and you may want to replace it with a more available component. This is now available. the PLA16V8 is ready to service you!
PLA20V8: The PLA20V8 is a PLA that consists of two GAL20V8B chips from Lattice Semiconductor. The GAL is a programmable logic chip that looks a lot like the original PLA: It has an AND array, followed by an OR array. Depending on the mode of the GAL the signal then can go through a flip-flop, which the PLA does not have, but this flip-flop is bypassed in the so called “simple” and “complex” modes, which makes the chips rather close to a PLA, perhaps the closest possible chips to a PLA you can get. We need two GALs, because we can't fit all the logic in a single GAL.
Ray Carlsen's Home Page: This site is dedicated to users of 8 bit Commodore Computer hardware. The information herein is listed in “directories”. Each directory refers to a particular device such as a C64 computer, and each contains all the repair articles, schematic diagrams, etc. I have for that piece of equipment.
Ready64 (ITA): Ready64 è una mostruosa raccolta e catalogazione di giochi, programmi, interviste, scansioni di riviste, di libri e di tutte le informazioni considerate di valore relative al Commodore 64, che vanno dal recondito passato per giungere fino alle produzioni attuali.
ReplayResources: Originally introduced by Datel Electronics the Action Replay and its' successors Retro Replay and 1541U have become indispensable tools to the C64 community. The Action Replay hardware and it's software was cloned, localised and modified a lot throughout the years - here is the place to gather this specific historic information. This wiki serves the purpose of documenting differences, bugs and extensions, make them available at one place and take some pieces of the software to new grounds. Other multifunction cartridges will be covered here as well, but not as extensively and mainly to exploit feature ideas or to round the overall information.
Scene World Magazine: The most eclectic and the world's only Commodore 64 NTSC & PAL diskmag.
Tapecart SD: This is a fork of tapecart that adds SD card support using the Tapuino hardware. TCRT and PRG files can be loaded using the Tapecart SD Browser (browser.prg) which should be placed in the root directory of the SD card.
Tapuino: The $20 C64 Tape Emulator.
The Brixty Four: Full-size LEGO C64s. Here you can find the world’s only full-size LEGO® Commodore 64! It’s also the only breadbin style C64 replacement case option on the market (compatible with many of the Commodore PCB emulation options too). AND its keycaps are the only C64, C64C or VIC-20 replacements available. Or go plastic-fantastic and add the LEGO mechanical keyboard & PCB to create the ultimate executive desk toy, complete with working LED!
The Dump Club 64: Dedicated mainly to the Commodore 64, The Dump Club 64 is a group of retrocomputing enthusiasts that aims to preserve, catalog and finally share the software of old magnetic media on files. The site in addition to file sharing, does not disdain reviews on games and magazines of the time dedicated to the legendary home computer.
The FPGASID Project: The Mission: Create a pin compatible drop-in replacement for the MOS6581 device as well as for its successor, the MOS8580. The Targets: To-the-cycle exact reproduction of all digital parts including sound and envelope generation and paddle readouts; Exact modeling of the analog parts leading to a result that is almost indistinguishable from the original; Making it configurable to easily switch between various SID variants; Adding extra features like wavetables, stereo sound, more voices etc while keeping full compatibility.
The Pictorial C64 Fault Guide: This guide lists pictures of various Commodore 64 problem scenarios along with their descriptions and known causes. Use it as a tool to assist in diagnosing C64 issues, to get a general idea of what might be wrong with your machine. Keep in mind that it's rare to find an exact match and sometimes multiple different problems can cause a similar faulty screen. This site focuses on the classic breadbin models, though many of the fault scenarios are also applicable to newer revisions such as the C64C.
The Ultimate Tape Archive (C64): Welcome to the most complete Commodore 64 cassette archive that exists. By complete, we do not mean it's all the titles ever made, but all tapes are complete with coverscans and manuals all in one place for you to enjoy. We have used Tape Manager V1.3 to organize the content, so that it can easily be used with the NOVA64 front end which also has features to run the images on both emulators and real C64s.
TrueTape64: A cheap, easy to build adapter to interface a Commodore 1530 (C2N) Datasette to your PC to dump and preserve your aging Commodore 64 software collection, as accurately as possible.
TOTP-C64: TOTP-C64 lets your Commodore 64 be your two-factor authenticator. Because what's more secure than an airgapped 8-bit computer for keeping your secrets?
Ultimate-II+ - Ultimate 64: Back in 2008, the idea came up to create a cycle exact floppy disk drive emulation of the Commodore 1541 drive, and embed this emulated drive in a cartridge for the Commodore 64 home computer. Today, the 1541 Ultimate and related products have become indispensable extensions for the Commodore 64 and 128 computers. According to some users, it has completely changed the way they use the old machine as it nearly eliminated the need for real floppy disks.
Versa64Cart: Versa64Cart is designed to be a modern easy-to-use cartridge development board for Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 hobbyists and hackers. The versatile design of the PCB allows for flexible implementation of various cartridge types. Whether it’s a simple cartridge backup of an 8k game or a switchable multi-program diagnostic cartridge, Versa64Cart has you covered.
VICII-Kawari: VICII-Kawari is my hardware replacement project for the VIC-II (Video Interface Chip II) found in Commodore 64 home computers. In addition to being compatible with the original VIC-II 6567/6569 chips, some extra features will also be available. The PCB will interface with a real C64 address and data bus through the VIC-II socket on a C64 motherboard. The board can replace all the functions of a real VIC-II chip including DRAM refresh, light pen interrupts, PHI2 clock source for the CPU and, of course, video output. (NOTE: Light pens would only work on a real CRT using composite.)
Zeus LT: A multi-function interface board for the Commodore 64. The Hackability of an Arduino With the Retro Swagger of a C64.
VIC-20 Listings: VIC-20 Listings is an archive of type-in games, utilities and other programs for the Commodore VIC-20 home computer, that were published in various books and magazines during the 1980s. These programs are often overlooked or missing from other collections of retro computer software. There are currently 2,468 programs in the collection. The aim is to make each program available for download together with details of who wrote it, where the listing was published, any special requirements, and brief instructions. Each program is kept as close to the original listing as possible.
VIC Term 300: VICTerm300 is an ASCII Terminal emulator for Commodore VIC-20, written in BASIC so it can run just at 300/600 baud. It's just a slight improvement to a BASIC demo program printed on the VIC-Modem guide.
COMX World Operations Ltd
COMX35.com: Here you will find pages describing projects based on, and used with, the COMX-35, an RCA CDP1802 processor based computer.
COMX Club Netherlands: Welcome to the official home page of the COMX Club from the Netherlands!
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
Alpha: The History in Facts and Comments: This work is dedicated to Alpha processors, system logic sets and the architecture in whole. It's more than just an overview, and it doesn't pretend to be just a technical reference. Frankly speaking, the complete history of the Alpha architecture from the very beginning to our days is taken into consideration. Nevertheless, there is a real lot of various reference information included because this work would be vastly incomplete and difficult to understand otherwise.
AlphaLinux: This website is about the port of GNU/Linux to the Alpha architecture.
DECUServe on-line: DECUServe is an Official Hobbyist Chapter. This means that DECUServe members are eligible to register for OpenVMS Hobbyist Licenses.
Digital Technical Journals machine-readable archive: This is a machine-readable set of all 42 of the Digital Technical Journals, scanned from paper originals.
HECnet: The hobbyist DECnet network. HECnet is a DECnet that connects different people who play around with different machines that have the DECnet protocol suite. The network should not be regarded as a serious networking setup, nor should it be expected to work 24/7. It's a hobby project between people who think it's fun to create a DECnet network.
Highgate's PDP-8 Page: This web page contains a number of documents of relevance to those interested in the Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP-8 minicomputer. Documents cover pdp-8 hardware, software, and supporting materials.
nocrew's PDP-10 stuff: Porting GNU software.
Online PDP-8 Home Page: This site is for people who wish to learn about the PDP-8 minicomputer and for current PDP-8 users to get more information on these machines.
OpenVMS Freeware Archive: The world's largest OpenVMS Freeware Archive.
OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): This document contains answers to many common questions on the OpenVMS operating system, and covers OpenVMS, and OpenVMS running on Itanium, Alpha, and VAX hardware.
OS/8 Disk Server Utilities: This suite of programs allows anyone with a PDP-8/E or later to communicate with a modern computer running Linux, Mac OS X, Windows with Cygwin, or any other POSIX-compliant system where a standard C compiler such as gcc exists.
PDP-11 Q-bus Information Page: I first created this area in September of 2014 to provide information for DEC Q-bus system builders, like myself, who want a single site that provides module comparisons and information on best practices.
pdp11.org: Dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the PDP-11 series of 16-bit minicomputers produced by Digital Equipment Corporation from 1970 to 1990, and by Mentec from 1994 onwards.
pdp7-unix: pdp7-unix is a project to resurrect Unix on the PDP-7 from scans of the original assembly code done by Norman Wilson.
QBone: “QBone” is a Linux-to-QBUS bridge, implemented with a BeagleBone Black micro Linux system.
QUniBone: This is the software for both Linux-to-UNIBUS bridge “UniBone” and Linux-to-QBUS bridge “QBone”.
RX01 and RX02 floppy disks: We have archived a set of RX01 and RX02 floppy disks which can be downloaded and either written to physical disk or used in a simulator. The RT-11 V3B 4/4 floppy didn't read very well, so the DMK files contains CRC errors, thus will the RAW image will be faulty. There is a “RT-11 V03B 4/4 Distributionskopia” which is assumed to be identical.
TU58-DECtape-II-Emulator: Digital Equipment TU58 DECtape II emulation with a microcontroller and a SD-card.
tu58em: tu58em is a software emulation of a DECtapeII TU-58 block addressable cartridge tape drive. It requires only a standard Windows PC as a host with a (real or USB) RS232 serial comm port to connect to the target system.
tu58fs: Filesharing between DEC PDP-11 and modern hardware over TU58 tape emulator.
UniBone: “UniBone” is a Linux-to-UNIBUS bridge, implemented with a BeagleBone Black micro Linux system. UniBone can keep old PDP-11s running, by emulating devices and aiding in repair.
Update Computer Club FTP archives - PDP-11: In this directory, and different subdirectories are programs
Update Computer Club FTP archives - PDP-8: Stuff located here are for the DEC pdp8.
VaxHaven: This site serves as a central point to collect documentation and media images for machines in the collection. I hope other collectors will benefit from the information collected here.
Video Display Terminal Information – VT100.net: This site is dedicated to the range of video terminals produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 to 1995. The most famous of these is the VT100, a name which is recognised most often today as a setting in terminal emulation programs.
Dragon 32 Joystick adapter: The adapter accepts a standard 9-pin Atari (or Kempston for old Spectrum owners) joystick plug and converts the digital signals in to the analogue input required by the Dragon 32.
Dragon 32/64 virtual discs collection: These virtual disk files are my archive of Dragon DOS compilation discs mainly copied from original tapes bought by myself or from Disc versions. While all were copyright at the time of production in the 1980's I believe that none of the producers are now around and I am keeping this site as an archive of this material.
Dragon Data Archive Home: This site is dedicated to one of the many British small micro companies that never made it.
Dragon User Magazine: Dragon User was a British magazine for users of the Dragon 32/64 computers published from 1982 by Sunshine Publications.
The Dragon Archive: Welcome to The Dragon Archive, a complete archive of everything related to the Dragon series of machines (Dragon 32, Dragon 64, Dragon 200, Tano Dragon). The Dragon Archive is a wiki that contains information about these machines, emulation of the Dragon 32 and Dragon 64, Dragon related Publications (Books, Magazines, Newsletters), Adverts and the Dragon Software Archive containing games, applications and system software.
HXTape: HXTape is a suite of small programs designed to read and write Epson HX-20 tapes using a soundcard under Linux. Additionally, it can be used as a simple means of direct data transfer between a PC and an HX-20, by connecting the two using an ordinary audio cable.
Vfloppy: An emulator simulating the Epson TF-15 Terminal Floppy dual floppy disk drive unit. The unit is used with the Epson PX-8 and PX-4 portable CP/M computers. The goal of the project is to support the full command set of the TF-20 (Epson HX-20 support).
Atlas Computer Laboratory - Overview Atlas Computer: The Chilton Atlas was ordered in September 1961. Installation and commissioning started in June 1964 and an at risk service started in October 1964. The machine was formally handed over in May 1965 and the acceptance period began. By February 1966 it was in full 3-shift operation. Formal acceptance took place in May 1966. This section gives details of the hardware and architecture of both the Atlas I and Atlas II computers together with some history of Ferranti, the company that manufactured the six Atlas computers.
Memories of the Ferranti Atlas computer: The high-performance Atlas computer was developed in the period 1956 – 1962 by a team led by Professor Tom Kilburn at the University of Manchester. The local company Ferranti Ltd. joined the project in 1959. The first production Atlas was inaugurated at Manchester University on 7th December 1962 by Sir John Cockcroft, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who was Director of the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority. At the time of its inauguration, Atlas was reckoned to be the world’s most powerful computer. A total of six Atlas 1 and Atlas 2 computers were delivered between 1962 and 1966.
Avian’s Blog: Galaksija development tools
Galaksija: The story of the Computer Which Refused to Die.
Galaksija: The Galaksija was a build - it - yourself computer designed by Voya Antonich. It was featured in the special edition Computers in your home («Racunari u vasoj kuci») of a popular eponymous science Galaksija magazine, published late December 1983 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Kits were available but not required as it could be built entirely out of standard off - the - shelf parts. It was later also available in complete form.
Norberto’s H8 Computer: This Web page is about my original H8 Heath computer which I bought in 1978.
SEBHC: The SEBHC archive contains a full set of documentation and software for use with the Heathkit H-8 and H-89 computers. All of the documentation is in the PDF format and all of the software, in the form of disk images, are in the H8D format.
Hewlett Packard (HP)
EBTKS: This project started off as an attempt to repair the tape drive of an HP-85A desktop computer. Most of these tape drives (maybe all) have failed because the rubber capstan that moves the magnetic tape in the DC100/HP98200A cartridges have either disintegrated or turned into goo. My companion web site documents my Repair Adventures . Eventually I decided that the repair of the tape drives and the tapes was a lost cause, so I decided that I would design a Solid State Tape Drive replacement that would be compatible with the existing HP85 operating system, and be responsive to all the same commands. I discussed this with my long time friend Russell Bull, and together we have co-designed the hardware and the firmware to make it all work. During our development work, we turned to Everett Kaser for guidance and he soon joined our team and is responsible for the AUXROMs, which added extensive functionality in the form of over 70 new keywords.
http://ftp.parisc-linux.org/: Welcome to the PA RISC/Linux project archive!
Handheld and Portable Computer Club: HPCC is a voluntary, independent body run by and for users of handheld and portable computers and calculators. The club has been helping members for more than 30 years to get the most from their Hewlett Packard equipment and to further the exchange of information and ideas.
Hewlett Packard Series 100 FAQ
HP 9825: Now vanished into the mists of time and computer evolution, the Hewlett-Packard 9825 desktop computer was way before its time. In many ways, the development of the HP 9825 and its brethren marked a significant turning point for the computer industry. It foreshadowed the PC revolution fully five years (that’s 50 years in computer time) before the IBM PC burst into existence in 1981.
HP Collection: HP-Collection shows vintage Hewlett Packard calculators and their accessories. There is no forum on my site, because there is a frequently used one on the MoHPC. site. So my page is not a competitive product, but it´s an addendum to Dave´s site. I will especially focus on the accessories of the calculators.
HP Series 80 Web Site: I wish to gather all the material that is still available for the Series 80 and post them on this site, so that people who wish to use these venerable machines can use this site as a resource. In this site you will find, articles about the Series 80, programs, manuals, ROM images, etc.
HP Stuff: Some Material Related to Historic Hewlett Packard Calculators and Computers.
HP-85 Restorations: These pages document in as much detail as possible my experiences and results of repairing and restoring a HP-85A and HP-85B desktop computers.
HP85Disk: This Project Emulates AMIGO and SS80 disk drives used by the HP85 series computers. The images are stored in LIF format used by the HP85 series computers.
5150CAXX: That’s right – the very first IBM Personal Computer, the IBM 5150 – a business-oriented machine and a hallmark platform that started it all, shipped along with an integrated cassette port. Too bad it could only be utilized through the cassette BASIC contained in ROM… Or shall we say thankfully? Yes, this interface was abandoned soon after, for obvious reasons. But let’s fast-forward 40 years: reviving this legendary machine today, why don’t we give the cassette interface a go… in DOS?
Alfaskop project: This project aims to make a Alfaskop 4110 running towards the Hercules IBM mainframe emulator and run the Memo mail software by Verimation.
ATX to PCjr: An ATX to IBM PCjr adapter board. This allows you to use a standard ATX power supply to power an IBM PC jr.
FDADAP floppy disk adapter: The D Bit FDADAP board is a small adapter which adapts 8“ floppy disk drives (Shugart SA800 style bus) to work with the PC 3.5”/5.25“ floppy disk cable pinout. It has 34- and 50-pin connectors which can be connected to the PC floppy controller and the 8” disk drive using simple straight-through ribbon cables (not included), and a 3.5“ style power connector for the on-board microcontroller.
FDDC DC-DC converter for 8" floppy drives: The D Bit FDDC is a DC-DC converter which boosts/negates the voltages from a PC power supply to those needed by most 8” floppy drives. It can attach to an IDE power connector on a PC's power supply that has sufficient capacity to power both the PC and an 8“ drive, or it can work stand-alone from its own dedicated ATX power supply (it has circuitry to drive the ATX “power-on” signal using a momentary pushbutton as input). The outputs are supplied via a 6-pin AMP Mate-N-Lok connector using the standard Shugart pinout.
IBM1130.org: We are 1130 enthusiasts who operate this web site for other enthusiasts, to make a place where others can exchange information and memories about it.
IBM3705: IBM 3705 FEP Emulator based on SIMH V3 and interface for Hercules 390 by Henk & Edwin. Additions to support real hardware by me.
KeybJr: Use any PS/2, AT or XT keyboard with the IBM PCjr, over the infrared or cable.
OS2World.com Wiki: Welcome to the OS2World.com Wiki pages! We are seeking to build a wiki about things related to OS/2 and eComStation.
Retro Computers: PS/1 and PS2 documentation and software.
Booting from a vinyl record: Most PCs tend to boot from a primary media storage, be it a hard disk drive, or a solid-state drive, perhaps from a network, or – if all else fails – the USB stick or the boot DVD comes to the rescue… Fun, eh? Boring! Why don’t we try to boot from a record player for a change?
BootLPT/86: The BootLPT/86 project was created to allow booting of classic and vintage x86 systems through the parallel interface using a cross-over LapLink null printer cable. Originally inspired by Martin Řehák’s ROMOS project, it is defaultly provided as a ROM image for any PC-compatible systems, and can also serve as a fallback boot option, should all the other boot options fail. The BootLPT/86 project is available as a complete source code package, currently hosted on a GitHub repository, which can be downloaded or cloned by anyone.
Free Software for DOS: Reviews, descriptions, links to 1000+ DOS programs (no games). Freeware and free-for-private-use shareware listed.
frankenpi: This is an experimental project to connect Raspberry Pi with the help of cheap Cyclone IV FPGA board to 8-bit ISA bus to act as multiple different devices. What is currently implemented (to some degree), i.e. PC can access through ISA: Mass storage access from a file on the Raspberry Pi (written sectors are flushed every 2 seconds by default); Adlib output to optical SPDIF; Sound Blaster 8-bit mono with DMA and IRQ (basic functions only), output to optical SPDIF; Gravis Ultrasound (basic wavetable only), output to optical SPDIF; Roland MT-32 (UART only), output to optical SPDIF; USB mouse plugged into the Raspberry Pi will appear as a kind of serial mouse in DOS, custom ctmouse driver is provided (start with /v); Boot from custom TVGA9000i VGABIOS, i.e. no other devices are required to be present in the ISA bus besides FrakenPi and VGA-adapter.
IBM PC AT 5170 Type 3 BIOS Fix Patch and Enhancement: There are now patches created for the IBM PC/AT 5170 Type 3 BIOS that fixes several issues with the BIOS.
ISA Floppy Disk and Serial Controller: ISA Floppy Disk and Serial Controller card provides one floppy disk interface supporting up to two floppy drives, an RS-232 serial interface, and a BIOS extension ROM.
ISA OPL2 Card: ISA OPL2 Card is a sound card based on Yamaha OPL2 chip, officially known as YM3812. This card is compatible with the AdLib Music Synthesizer Card that was very popular in late 80's - early 90's.
ISA Super VGA: The ISA Super VGA card is based on the Trident TVGA9000i Super VGA controller IC. It offers excellent compatibility with the original IBM VGA, as well as a good emulation of older CGA, EGA, Hercules and MDA adapters. The ISA Super VGA card was designed to be used with the Xi 8088 Processor Board, but it also works in IBM PC/XT and their clones.
lo-tech.co.uk: lo-tech.co.uk is the home of what I think is the fastest 8-bit ISA storage device for PC/XT class hardware - the XT-CFv3 (currently in test) - and some other hardware projects.
Microchannel Enthusiasts Page: Common PS/2 Information: Software, Tips and Tricks for Hardware and Service.
MicroWeb DOS web browser: MicroWeb is a web browser for DOS! It is a 16-bit real mode application, designed to run on minimal hardware.
Monotech PCs: ISA cards and associated items for upgrading or restoring vintage PCs.
ngIRCd: Internet Relay Chat Server. DOS 16-bit port for 8088 or better PC's. This is a very lazy and sloppy port of ngIRCd to 16-bit DOS using Open Watcom 1.9 and Mike Brutman's mTCP library. Port done by Mike Chambers, 2021. I've successfully tested this with well over a dozen users on an 8088-based system with 640 KB RAM. It runs pretty well at 10 MHz, and it's acceptable at 4.77 MHz.
PC DOS Retro: Information and history about PC DOS and MS-DOS, DOS utilities and stuff, IBM PC BIOS source code reconstruction, Related specs and information.
Software Library: MS-DOS Games: (Archive.org) Software for MS-DOS machines that represent entertainment and games. The collection includes action, strategy, adventure and other unique genres of game and entertainment software.
XT-CF-Lite V4: XT-CF-Lite V4 is a remake of James Pearce's XT-CF-Lite card, which in its turn is a simplified version of his CPLD based XT-CF card, and shares some ideas with XT-IDE card. This card allows connecting a Compact Flash (CF) card to computers with ISA bus and using it as a mass storage device. The card also supports BIOS extension ROM.
XT-IDE Information: The XT-IDE is an 8 bit ISA adapter for attaching modern(ish) hard drives, DOMs, and CompactFlash to the ISA bus. When paired with the XT-IDE Universal BIOS, it allows IBM PC compatibles to boot from IDE drives otherwise not supported.
ICT / ICL
The ICT/ICL 1900 Range: ICT (International Computers and Tabulators) on 28 September 1964 announced the 1900 Range of systems, giving great emphasis on program compatibility and portability between all models in the 1900 range (present and future) and modularity via the ICT Standard Interface (“Each 1900 system will grow with the customer’s needs by replacing individual modules as needed, without needing to replace the whole system”). The 1900 continued to be marketed for ten years, and kept competitive and technologically up to date by continuous development, enhancement and replacement of its hardware and software modules.
KENBAK-1 Computer: The First Personal Computer.
The only Kenbak-1 computer prototype: 48-year-old Kenbak-1. The world’s first commercially available personal computer.
Computer-Praxis CP1 (DEU): Dokumentation
kosmos-cp1: This is an emulator for the Kosmos CP1 “Computer Praxis” experimental kit that was sold in german-speaking Europe in the early 80s of the last century.
LEO Computers Society: The LEO Computers Society (which has charitable status) started life as a reunion society for people who worked on these remarkable machines. Its principal mission now is to ensure that LEO's heritage is preserved, protected and - importantly - promoted to wider audiences.
Aqua: Aqua turns the underpowered Mattel Aquarius into a respectable computer by adding 32 KB of RAM and SD card mass storage.
Intelligentvision: The mission statement of Intelligentivsion is to share the love of the Intellivision console. How we do this has changed over the years. Phase one was to release new games. Phase two was to share the games that were still in development when the video game industry crashed in 1984. Phase three continues to be updating games we knew as a kid and make them more fun to play as an adult.
Memotech MTX: This page, is dedicated to the Memotech MTX computer, a good old homecomputer, from the early 80's. From a time, when 32k was enough, and 64k was for the ones, who must have bigges!. In this homepage, I have tried to put all the stuff I could think of, to help for those out there, still using this old computer.
MEMOTECH MTX Computersystem (DEU): Diese Seiten sind dem MEMOTECH MTX Computersystem aus den guten alten 80ern gewidmet. Vor vielen Jahren hatte ich sehr viel Spass damit.
MTX-Info (DEU): Viele Jahre ist es her, da gab es unter meiner Leitung den MTX User-Club Deutschland und ich habe die Zeitschrift MTX-Info herausgebracht. Dankenswerter Weise hat Peter Kretschmar sich die Arbeit gemacht, die 46 MTX-Infos, die erschienen sind, einzuscannen und als PDF bereitzustellen.
Miles Gordon Technology - SAM Computers Ltd.
SAM Coupé Champion Collection: The most curated, hand-tested English set for the SAM Coupé computer.
World of SAM:Welcome to this community-driven web site for the Sam Coupé!
www.samcoupe.com: The SAM Coupe site from Quazar. Hardware, Software, Magazines and more for the SAM Coupe.
Microsystems International Ltd. (MIL)
MIL Mod 8 / Mod 80 Computer: Rarer then the Mark 8 computer, this computer dates from the same era (1974). The Mod-8 was an 8008 based computer that was popular with hobbyists and ham radio operators in the mid to late 1970s. By replacing the CPU card, the system could be easily upgraded to an 8080 based system.
Milton Bradley (MB)
Blacklighter: Ultra Violet overlays for the Vectrex. Add a holographic dimension to your favourite retro console.
The Definitive Guide to Vectrex Collecting: This guide began as a chronicle of all previously produced Homebrew games and accessories made for the Vectrex and has been expanded to also include all originally released games. Included is a lot of new material and almost all new pictures previously unavailable anywhere on the internet. As in depth as this could be, its focus is on aspects of collecting such as variations in labeling, comparisons of different versions and information specific to packaging. Links to the Vectrex Wikia are available for futher information as well as a section for some of the developer's websites and newsfeeds to stay current on recent releases as they happen. Enjoy!
VecFever: Since the VecFever is my development tool to create Vectrex cart, it should come as no surprise that I have created quite a few over the years. All the arcade emulators exist also as standalone cartridges – more than two dozen by now. I have build a few odd things over the years – like a thermometer cart., a clock, a 4096-byte game (‘2048’) which could have been produced back in the day. A nice testrev cart. with a voltmeter. Several games of my own. Still, my intention remains to have everything running on a VecFever since I do not want to build a lot of standalone cartridges. Some things need a VecFever to run anyways – like the video or audio players.
vectrex-elite: Most people would say that Protector LE is the Holy Grail of the Vectrex. Some would say that VeCaves is the rarest game ever made for it. Here's a number of games you might not have even know existed. These are the most elite carts and releases for the Vectrex.
Vectrex Programming Docs: These pages are for all vectrex lovers. If you look for information about Vectrex, and how the thing is programmed, you have come to the right place. There are not many places where you will find so much information about the Vectrex as this little place.
Vectrex Wiki: Welcome to the Vectrex wiki! A place for all Vectrexians to gather to discuss the best – and only – vector gaming system ever made!
Vectrex.co.uk: Welcome to the Vectrex.co.uk website, an information resource concerning the GCE / Milton Bradley Vectrex - The one and only games console that employs vector scan rather than raster scan technology to generate images.
vectrex.de: Info about the VECTREX – the game console of the 80. For Vectrex collectors and players. And people, who aspire to be.
Minitel-ESP32: This repo aims at gather helpfull sample codes for Minitel apps development using ESP32.
download.file-hunter.com: The objective of this little place on the web is quite clear: To collect (and make available) the MSX heritage. The goal is to collect all MSX related files, information, data, music, etc to make sure it doesn't get lost and will stay availble for the whole MSX community.
Konamiman/MSX: This is a compilation of all the MSX software that I have been developing since the mid-90s and have survived the successive diskette-to-ZIP disk-to-hard disk-to-CF card-to-SD card migrations. It contains the sources for all the software available at my MSX page, plus some previously unpublished sources (such as the ones for NestorBASIC).
MSX Cartridge Shop: Are you an MSX lover? Are you tired of large loading times? Do you really want to have fun with your MSX? You are certainly in the right place. The MSX Cartridge Shop offers you the best quality MSX software in the best possible format at the best prize. Cartridges are robust and fast. They are the natural way to unleash the power of your MSX. Simply plug them into your computer and have unique new experiences!
MSX Resource Center: MSX Resource Center is a website about the 8bit MSX computer system, which was introduced by Microsoft and ASCII in 1983. We have an extensive archive of MSX news, an active MSX forum, lots of information in our MSX wiki and a large section of free MSX software.
MSX2 Technical Handbook: This is the (almost) full reference of the MSX2 system as published by ASCII Corporation in 1987. I converted it to text files in 1997 (the OCR used consisted of my eyes and my fingers) and now here it is in markdown format for easier browsing and reading. There’s also the BASIC KUN (also known as Turbo-BASIC) compiler reference as a bonus.
Rookie drive: Rookie drive is a personal project, which consists of creating a USB virtual disk drive for MSX computers. The goal of the project is to learn the MSX standard architecture, Z80 assembler programming, PCB design tools, etc. Currently Rookie drive includes these features: Floppy Emulator; Mass storage (requires 128K or higher); USB floppy disk controller (UFI).
The (ex)FuNET MSX Archive!; Welcome to the MSX archive!
NeXT Computers: Welcome to the NeXT world! We're a group of NeXT fanatics who have gotten together to host a NeXT related Web site. If you're a former NeXT employee we'd like to hear from you. We're looking for information and pictures of NeXT projects such as the NeXT 40MHz Nitro accelerator, the NeXT RISC workstation, etc. Also, the international NeXT forums are open, so feel free to click the link below and join us.
64drive by Retroactive: The Ultimate N64 Development Cartridge. As a big N64 fan, a few years ago I wanted some way to try out my homebrew on a real console, play translations, and just to mess around in general – but from looking at all the other solutions on the market there appeared to be tons of room for improvement and I started to make my own. After a lot of work and several years of iteration since then, what you see is the result. It's an extremely high quality product used by hobbyist and professional developers alike.
GB Studio: GB Studio began as number of disconnected scripts and tools which were eventually used to create Untitled GB Game, a game built in one week for Bored Pixels 3, a pixel art game jam where the theme was “Game Boy”. After completing the jam I realised that with a bit of work I could get the tools into a state where they could usable by other people, maybe even by people who had never made a game before. This application is the result of that effort, hopefully you find it intuitive and fun to use.
Little Sound Dj: Welcome to Little Sound Dj, the ultimate music program for Game Boy and Game Boy Color! Little Sound Dj turns a plain Game Boy/Game Boy Color into a full-fledged music workstation.
NESmaker: NESmaker is software for PC that allows users to create brand new, hardware playable, cartridge based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System in a modern development environment. These games will play on any hardware based system that can play NES games, and on any NES emulator that supports mapper 30.
NESOS: NESOS is an operating system designed for the Nintendo Entertainment and Family Computer Systems. The operating system features two core applications, the word processor, and the settings. The word processor allows users to print characters and certain blocks to the screen, then save that data in the form of a file for later use or editing. The settings app displays system information and lets the user select one of seven cursors, and one of 53 possible desktop background colors. It also acts as the file manager, allowing users to delete their saved files.
PicoBoot: This is a long awaited IPL replacement modchip for Nintendo GameCube. It's open source, cheap and easy to install.
Super MIDI Pak: Inside your SNES is a MIDI synthesizer waiting to be set free…
Swiss: Swiss aims to be an all-in-one homebrew utility for the Nintendo GameCube.
There oughta be a WiFi Game Boy cartridge: It took a while, but I finally managed to create my own Game Boy cartridge. With WiFi! At this point, it can only demo a simple telnet-style communication and access Wikipedia articles, but I am confident that I will showcase more in the future. For now, the interesting and surprisingly tricky part is how the thing works at all.
The home of Z80 N.E.: This site is dedicated to the computer published in kit by Nuova Elettronica italian magazine from 1979 to 1985. Here you will find all articles and informations I found related to this computer, schematics, software, and add-on cards made by me.
THE CORE MEMORY: NCR Computers of the 20th Century: As far as I know, this is the first site on the Net, ever created, which is dedicated to the NCR computers of the 20th Century.
Adattatore VGA per Olivetti M24 (ITA): Questa volta vi presento un “faidate” (o DIY come dicono gli anglofoni) che consente di collegare l’uscita video di un Olivetti M24 ad un tradizionale monitor VGA.
Archivi Digitali Olivetti: Archivi Digitali Olivetti is the result of the project on the Olivetti heritage started in 2013 by Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti and Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo. The project aims to add value to an estate that is unique in its interdisciplinarity. The platform hosts databases and digital resources related to the archives of companies, people, authorities and institutions, and also collections of documents of the Olivetti history, from 1908 to present. To access and consult the data inventories, it is possible to browse every collection and every document by exploring the structure, and consult the descriptive sheets on every level, down to the unit level. It is also possible to do simple searches by keyword and advanced searches through one or multiple collections.
AT&T 6300 Shrine: Welcome to the AT&T PC 6300 home page! This site is dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the AT&T PC 6300, a special IBM PC clone. This site will be especially helpful for people looking for information regarding the AT&T PC 6300, as well as downloads and pictures. Scans of manuals, magazines, and more will come on down the line as well.
ftp.groessler.org: Olivetti M20.
L'elaboratore Olivetti Elea 9003 (ITA): Queste pagine sono dedicate al “glorioso” ELaboratore Elettronico Aritmetico ELEA 9003, il primo calcolatore commerciale a transistor del mondo. Progettato e costruito dalla Olivetti tra la fine degli anni '50 e l'inizio degli anni '60 rappresenta un importante pezzo di storia dell'informatica italiana e mondiale.
Olivetti M10 (ITA): L'anno dopo la presentazione dell'M20, avendo intravisto nel settore dei portatili un mercato potenzialmente solido ed in espansione, la OLIVETTI chiese alla KYOCERA (Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd.) una versione del suo Kyotronic KC-85, così come avevano fatto NEC per il PC-8201A e TANDY per il TRS-80 Model 100. Mettendo insieme questa base tecnologica e il design di Perry A. King e Antonio Macchi Cassia, nacque l'OLIVETTI M10, che rimase in produzione per due anni.
Olivetti M10 Limonity (ITA): M10 :il primo portatile Olivetti
OLIVETTI M10 WI-FI MODEM: This document summarizes the steps necessary to connect an ESP8266 based Wi-Fi modem to an Olivetti M10 (version without modem).
Olivetti M20: This site is intended to be a meeting point for the M20 community and a collection of informations and manuals dedicated to this computer.
Olivetti Programma 101: The Olivetti Programma 101 is an early desktop programmable calculator. It was developed in the years 1962-1964, and launched in the States in october 1965, with the first units being shipped a few months later. It had a very large success, due to its relatively modest price ($3.200) and in a few years about 35.000-40.000 pieces were sold. It went on being sold for a few and was still in large use at the beginning of the '70s, when it offered a viable alternative to larger computers.
Olivetti Software Anwendungen, Betriebssysteme & Tools (DEU)
Olivetti, storia di un'impresa (ITA): “Olivetti, storia di un’impresa“ è un sito dell’Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti creato nel 2009 riprendendo con il supporto tecnico della società Localport una precedente iniziativa congiunta con Telecom Italia e Pirelli. Nel corso degli anni sono stati sviluppati oltre un centinaio di percorsi illustrati, dedicati alla straordinaria vicenda industriale olivettiana.
Programma 101 (ITA): Online emulator.
Cumulus: Cumulus is an SD card peripheral for Oric-1 and Oric Atmos computers that emulates the complete Oric Microdisc system.
Muso's ORIC Site: The Oric site with useful information for Oric enthusiasts, and people wanting to learn more about the Oric-1 and Atmos computers.
CloudpilotEmu: CloudpilotEmu is an emulator for Dragonball-based PalmOS devices that runs in a web browser. In particular, the emulator works on iOS. The emulator is derived from the original POSE emulator.
PalmDB: PalmDB is focused on preserving the earlier days of Palm; its apps, and its operating system. By the late 2010s, most websites for distributing Palm software had shut down or simply removed the content in favor of more modern alternatives. Although it is said the internet never forgets, for a time, Palm's history was in grave danger of being lost. Recognizing the threat, PalmDB was founded in 2018 with the intent to gather what remained and bring it back online. But in the end, it became so much more.
PERQ FAQ: This FAQ deals primarily with the POS operating system, although there are some mentions of Accent, PNX and FLEX. If there is something that you'd like to see added to this FAQ, or if you notice any errors, please send e-mail to Bill.
Processor Technology Corporation
Processor Technology Resources: Links to Manuals, Software, and More
Sol 20 Archive: This site is mostly a collection of documents, software, and other artifacts; it isn't so much about the history of the computer or the company that made it.
Die Geschichte der Computertechnik der DDR (DEU): Diese Website ist ein virtuelles Computermuseum über die Entwicklung der Rechentechnik in der DDR und dokumentiert die Arbeit des damaligen Marktführers Robotron sowie anderer Firmen. Sie soll in erster Linie ein Wissenszentrum für Leute sein, die sich mit dem Erhalt und der Reparatur dieser Geräte beschäftigen.
Geschichte des Kombinates Robotron (DEU): Die Beiträge auf dieser Web-Site entstanden vornehmlich im Zeitraum von ca. 2003 bis 2005 und schildern Fakten und Ereignisse aus der Geschichte des VEB Kombinat Robotron sowie die dort entwickelte Rechentechnik. In jedem weiteren Jahr kamen weitere Beiträge hinzu und es wird auch in Zukunft noch Ergänzungen geben.
Robotron-net.de (DEU): Während sich “www.robotrontechnik.de” mit der gesamten Palette der DDR-Rechentechnik, einschließlich der Großrechenanlagen befaßt, beschränkt sich der Inhalt von robotron-net auf den folgenden Seiten ausschließlich auf die DDR-Kleincomputertechnik KCxx bis zum EC1835, einschließlich deren Peripherie.
Fenrir: Fenrir is a sega saturn optical drive emulator. It allow you to run sega saturn game stored on a sd card.
Satiator: This is the home of the Satiator, the world's most advanced drive emulator for the Sega Saturn.
SEGA SC-3000 Survivors: SC-3000 Survivors is aimed at all those who have a passion for and preserve the memory of this 8-Bit Home Computer. This site will be the home of the SEGA SC-3000 computer and all the accessories that have been made for it. Its mission is to become a reference guide for all retrocomputing enthusiasts who want to learn more about the SC-3000 or want to travel back in time with it.
SMS Power!: Sega 8-bit preservation and fanaticism. Active since 1997, we are an international force of enthusiasts interested in the following gaming/computer systems: Sega Master System (SMS) / Sega Mark III (MK3), Sega Game Gear (GG), Sega Game 1000 (SG-1000), Sega Computer 3000 (SC-3000), Sega Super Control Station (SF-7000), Othello Multivision (OMV) (SG-1000 clone). And their regional variants (Korean Samsung Gam*Boy, Taiwanese Aaronix consoles, etc.). All generally referred to as “Sega 8-bit” systems, being 8-bit Z80 CPU based Sega systems.
Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI)
irix7.com: Silicon Graphics Technical Document Archive.
IRIX Network: The IRIX Network is the world's premiere Silicon Graphics hobbyist community. Our site includes archives of other SGI sites, a wiki with SGI-related information, a forum for community discussion, a marketplace, and a collection of FTP, rsync and HTTP downloads.
SiliconBunny: Welcome to SiliconBunny, a help and information site for owners and users of Silicon Graphics machines.
Silicon Graphics User Group: Community, chat, info, and software for Silicon Graphics enthusiasts.
GALSPanic: X68000 SRAM Expansion. This repo contains Kicad sources for a Static RAM expansion board for Sharp X68000 personal computer. The expansion is implemented using 2MB static RAM chips to make the design simpler. Address decoder is implemented using a ATF22V10 GAL chip.
midiori: MIDI card for X68000. CZ-6BM1 compatible.
PC-1500.info: All and more about the Sharp PC-1500 and PC-1600.
RaSCSI: Rasperry pi As a SCSI target device emulator for X68000.
Sharp MZ: The MZ series.
Sharp Pocket Computers, Printers, Cables, Level Converters & Accessories: This is a list of many of Sharp Pocket Computers and their accessories that were made starting about 1977. Included is a section on the Cartridge Calculators that preceeded the pocket computers.
TOSEC: Sharp MZ-700: There are 104 images of disks for the Sharp MZ-700, including firmware, games and applications.
Arcade Game Designer: Arcade Game Designer is a tool for creating ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC464 games. In fact, it's the tool we'd all have given our right arms for in the 1980s. Create blocks, sprites and screens, knock out a few lines of code (far simpler than ZX BASIC and numerous coding templates are included) and create a game that would have graced any software house's catalogue back in the day.
ArduiTape: ArduiTape / CASDuino / TZXDuino - The cassette player replacements.
DiagROM: A ZX Spectrum Diagnostic ROM by Phil Ruston.
Dilwyn Jones Sinclair QL Pages: Welcome to Dilwyn Jones's QL information and PD software download pages.
divIDE: divIDE is an ATA (IDE) interface by Pavel Cimbal, which takes your ZX Spectrum computing to a whole new level. As the time takes its toll on ageing media such as audio tapes or diskettes, many ZX Spectrum enthusiasts simply stick to emulation for better reliability and comfort. With divIDE you can put your software collection to a hard disk, CD-ROM or even CompactFlash card and experience your favourite games, demos and utilities the way the were meant to be run - and even better. Using existing firmwares, many users find their Speccy box again a live platform - time for you to make the switch? ;]
Immortal ZX Spectrum games: The ZX Spectrum can boast some 15 thousand titles, which is about ten times more than what is currently available for either GBA or NDS alone. This is quite a lot of games to choose from. To put it into perspective, if you try out one title each day, it will keep you occupied for more than forty years. So, where do you start?
OqtaDrive: OqtaDrive emulates a bank of 8 Microdrives for use with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum with Interface 1, or with a Sinclair QL. The goal is to functionally create a faithful reproduction of the original. On the Spectrum/QL side, operating the emulated Microdrives should feel exactly the same as using the real thing. So by definition, it does not try to compete with more “modern day” mass storage solutions for Spectrum and QL.
Planet Sinclair: The Web's biggest Sinclair-related archive.
POKEs Database for ZX Spectrum: This is a collection of cheat codes (infinite lives, bullets, level warping etc.) for more than 2900 games for ZX Spectrum microcomputer. The main source for the codes in this database is the website http://www.the-tipshop.co.uk/ which is run by Gerard Sweeney. The purpose of the database is to simplify entering codes in games as much as possible. The .pok format is supported by many popular Speccy emulators for all platforms and you can even enter those if you have got a DivIDE interface along with a real ZX Spectrum machine.
QL-SD: Originally I only wanted to make my personal QL-SD work with my GoldCard. In the end that was quite a lot of work and as there are no new QL-SDs produced I created my own version of it. Then I put a lot more work into the software, too (based on Wolfgang Lenerz excellent work). Here are the supporting files and documentation.
Speccy.cz: The ultimate ZX Spectrum related website with focus on (not only) CZ/SK scene.
speccy.org: El portal español del Spectrum.
speccy4ever: ROM and docs.
Spectranet: The Ethernet interface for the ZX Spectrum.
Spectrum for Everyone: This website has been created with the intention of being a truly community driven web resource for fans of the iconic British 8-bit computer, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Over time it will build into a solid archive of information, reviews, articles and links to other useful places on the internet.
Spectrum Computing - ZX Spectrum games, software and hardware: This website allows you to search for software and hardware created for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum which is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. This site uses the popular open-source ZXDB database which was created by Einar Saukas for use by the whole ZX Spectrum community.
The Future was 8bit - divMMC Future: The best just got better, the jumperless divMMC Future already works with more Speccys than the rest, now works with even more marginal machines. For those of you that don't know, divMMC (or the older divIDE) devices let you load & save .TAP images etc directly into your Speecy from SD card.
The Microdrive Hardware Emulator: The vDrive is an external Microdrive hardware emulator for the QL, or the Spectrum with Interface 1 expansion. It simply connects to, and is powered from, the existing Microdrive bus. Due to differing connection requirements, there are two versions of vDrive. The vDriveZX is for the Spectrum and the vDriveQL is for the QL. Check out the ZX and QL pages for more details. To complement the vDriveQL there is also the vMapQL which is a configurable hardware device for translating Microdrive addresses. See the vMap page for more info.
The Tipshop: A central archive for all Spectrum and SAM games hints, tips, cheats, maps, hacks and pokes.
TZXDuino: Arduino based TZX and TAP (currently only ZX spectrum and Amstrad CPC flavour) file player.
Wonderful Dizzy: Dizzy and Pogie rushed for shelter in their house as a fierce wind approached. The wind whirled around their house ripping it from the ground and taking them soaring up into the heart of the cyclone! They awoke when the house came crashing down with a bump and a scream! Opening the door they discovered they were in a new and magical land called Oz. A land ruled over by four witches - the good witches of the North and South and the wicked witches of the East and West. Only, now Dizzy appears to have killed the Wicked Witch of the East making the Wicked Witch of the West furious and in a rage she snatches Pogie and disappears in a puff of smoke! Dizzy must rescue Pogie and find a way home and the answers appear to lie with the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the Emerald City. Along the way, Dizzy meets a brainless Scarecrow, a heartless Tin Woodman and a Cowardly Lion and many other characters who all need his help, many of whom seem oddly familiar. This is a new adventure designed 100% by The Oliver Twins and inspired by the classic book - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
World of Spectrum: The World of Spectrum is the world's biggest archive of Spectrum related materials including tapes, disks, type-ins, cover scans, instructions, inlays, magazine scans, documentations, emulators, tools, utilities and many other things.
ZX Dandanator! Mini: El ZX Dandanator! Mini es un cartucho de juegos para Spectrum. Es un adaptador hardware de memoria (eeprom) externa para Spectrum orientado al desarrollo y distribución de juegos en modo “cartucho” y a la carga a “Snapshots” de software tanto en formato SNA como en formato Z80. Su contenido puede ser actualizado desde el propio Spectrum sin necesidad de hardware adicional mediante Audio, Serie-Kempston o Divide/DivMMC. La versión 2.0 incluye, además, un interfaz de joystick kempston. Añade algunas funcionalidades como soporte de juegos 128k, compresión, librería de pokes, rom externa o congelar pantallas. El hardware implementa un sistema de configuración y servicios mediante comandos enviados desde el Spectrum, lo que lo hace muy flexible para otros usos como la distribución de videojuegos de gran capacidad.
ZX Design Info: A site dedicated to the reverse engineering of the ZX Spectrum and related projects.
ZX SPECTRUM 48Kb - DEMOS, GRAPHIC, MUSIC, SPECIFICATION: This is a site dedicated to bestseller computer of 80s first half - ZX SPECTRUM 48K.
ZX Spectrum ROM: Arcade Game Designer: This is a total rewrite of the ZX Spectrum ROM in 16384 bytes of Z80 assembly language. The original ROM contained Sinclair BASIC, which while versatile was not suitable for writing games due to its lack of speed. It was also impossible to type quickly on the machine due to the ROM keyboard routines' insistence that the first key must be released before the second is pressed. This ROM remedies these problems. The ROM contains editors for blocks, sprites, screen layouts, map, objects, text messages and sprite positions. There is a code editor that uses a simple scripting language inspired by BASIC. There is also a compiler to turn the commands into lightning-fast machine code and a game engine that is copied to RAM on initialisation. Games created using this ROM will run on Spectrums with the original ROM and it is easily capable of producing games that would have been of commercial quality in the 1980s and early 1990s.
ZX Resource Centre: Sinclair ZX Interface 2, ZX Spectrum 128 and ZX80.
ZX-Art: ZX Spectrum 8-bit games, pixel art and chiptune music.
ZX-HD: HDMI for the ZX Spectrum + ULAplus!
ZX Pokemaster: ZX Pokemaster is a file management tool for ZX Spectrum. Not only it can unzip and filter out single files, it is a powerful renaming tool, which will help you name your files according to TOSEC convention.
ZX-VGA-JOY: ZX-VGA-JOY is ZX Spectrum interface for connecting any kind of VGA monitors, Kempston joystick and computer reset. It supports 7 screen modes: 640×480 @ 50Hz, 640×480 @ 60Hz, 640×480 @ 75Hz, 640×480 @ 85Hz and 800×600 @ 60Hz with 3 different zooms (paper/border sizes). This interface is not signal converter, it works in parallel with internal graphics IC(ULA) taking video data directly from CPU and provides crystal clear picture on VGA monitors. Also, the picture on VGA monitor is precisely synchronized with PAL signal generated from ULA, so games that are relying on ULA timing looks as they should. ZX-VGA-JOY is compatible with all Sinclair and Amstrad ZX Spectrum models and probably with a number of clones. It is not necessary to do any modification on the original computer as long as the expansion port is functional on pins used by ZX-VGA-JOY.
ZX81 Tapes, Hardware and Books Collection: This web site contains my own collection of ZX81 and TS1000 tapes, hardware and books that I have built up over the last ten years or so, almost entirely from buying items on eBay, along with a small number of kindly donated items. There is information about all the items, including inlay and instruction scans, screenshots, listings and the programs themselves.
Z88 ROM: These pages will be the portal of information for developers and end-users about Cambridge Z88's operating system, OZ. Here you will find everything about how to compile, install and read technical details of how OZ is organised. With time this space will be a complementary to the Developers Notes (for application developers) - a reference of how to work with the OZ sources, the architecture and future prospects.
ZXDB: ZXDB is an open database containing historical information of software, hardware, magazines and books about ZX-Spectrum and related machines.
ZXInfo: The open source ZXDB frontend.
ZXPicoMD: Raspberry Pico ZX Spectrum Microdrive Hardware Emulator.Hardware emulation of 8 microdrives for the ZX Spectrum only.
ZXuiTape: The Digital Tape Alternative for ZX Spectrum. It is used to play TZX files (games and apps) from a MicroSD card through an audio cable into where the tape deck would normally plugin thus eliminating the need for a 30-year-old tape deck. Its a play only function so no record feature. You can still record using conventional methods though. Simply find your favourite game or app in TZX file format, copy it to the sd card and the rest is straight forward. While it was designed for a 48K+ plus case you can use it stand alone on ZX Spectrum 16K, 48K and 128K.
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Sun)
Solaris x86 FAQ: This posting contains frequently-asked questions, with answers, about the Sun Solaris 2 Operating System on the Intel Platform (x86) found in the alt.solaris.x86 and comp.unix.solaris USENET newsgroups. The alt.solaris.x86 newsgroup covers Solaris on the Intel platform, for version 2.5 and higher.
Sun Computer Administration: Frequently Asked Questions for comp.sys.sun.admin.
Sun Information Library: FAQs of Interest to Sun Users.
Sun3 MousePad: Here's the postscript to do it. Send this straight to a postscript printer or use ghostscript/ghostview to view it and send it to a printer.
SunHELP: News, reviews, and reference information for users of Oracle's Sun hardware and software products.
Tandy / Radio Shack
Bartlett Labs: Bartlett Labs provides unique, powerful expansion devices for vintage Radio Shack TRS-80 microcomputers.
Bitchin100 DocGarden: Bitchin100 DocGarden is the site for enthusiasts to share documentation, notes, reviews and links to other projects and software related to True Portable Laptops.
Boyson Technologies: Affordable upgrades for your Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer 1, 2, and 3.
CoCoCoding: This collection is an attempt to gather all of the documentation needed to start programming the CoCo in any given language. All of these items can be found elsewhere, but it can be difficult to sort through the many possible locations and multiple versions to find what you need. In addition to (hopefully) finding the most current versions, I've optimized the PDFs for size and readability and performed Clearscan OCR on most. Using Google Docs, these references can be quickly viewed and searched online.
CoCopedia: The Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer Wiki.
CoCoVGA: CoCoVGA is an FPGA-based hardware enhancement for Motorola 6847 VDG-based microcomputers from the 1980s, including the early TRS-80/Tandy Color Computers. It enables VGA video output as well as a few other video improvements.
CoCo SDC: The CoCo SDC is a home-brew project for the TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo). Darren Atkinson began development in 2009. Originally intended to just add floppy disk controller emulation to a Drivewire connection, that idea expanded over time to include emulating a floppy controller for an SD-card reader with Drivewire server access. The CoCo SDC aims to solve the compatibility problem by combining the traditional “software hook” approach with a robust emulation of the floppy controller in hardware. This dual mode implementation provides excellent performance for the majority of software which “plays by the rules” while adding a high degree of compatibility with those titles that employ floppy-based copy protection schemes or simply choose to use their own floppy drivers.
Club 100: A Model 100 User Group. Tandy/Radio Shack Models 100, 102 and 200. We call these Model “T” computers!
DriveWire 4: DriveWire 4 is an award winning open source connectivity solution for the Tandy Color Computer and similar devices. Using DriveWire 4 you can run a web server on your CoCo, host a multi line internet BBS, transfer files to and from remote computers, send email, control MIDI devices, telnet to and from your Coco, display graphical OS-9 windows on your modern PC, and much more.
Ira Goldklang's TRS-80 Revived Site: This site is devoted to providing extensive information on the line of TRS-80 personal home computers, with a specific focus on the Model I, Model III, and Model 4. There is also SOME information on the Model 100/102, Model 200, Model 600, Color Computer, and Pocket Computer lines as well as Printers. Information from these links includes product descriptions, catalog numbers, pictures, prices, operations, hardware, software, etc.
mini-MPI: At one time, Radio Shack offered a bus expansion for their Color Computer line. Called the Multi Pak Interface, these are usually referred to as MPIs by users. MPIs (of which there are several variants) all plug into the CoCo cartridge port, and provide four slots to plug in program paks, and other cart port based accessories. Several third party expansions were offered as well back in the day, and can be spotted in ads in old magazines devoted to the Color Computer. This page describes my efforts to put together a two slot MPI, for people that are looking for just one additional slot, in as compact a package as possible. Original MPIs are large and take up a lot of desk space.
NitrOS9.LCURTISBOYLE.COM: A set of Coco 1/2/3 web pages by L. Curtis Boyle.
PS/2 Keyboard to Tandy 1000A Computer Converter: I found a Tandy 1000A on eBay without a keyboard. I grew impatient and wanted to use it. So I build an adapter to use a PS2 keyboard on a Tandy 1000A.
PS2/AT Keyboard to Tandy 1000 Keyboard Adapter: Converts from AT/PS2 keyboard TO the Tandy 1000 so you can use a regular keyboard with a Tandy 1000! Should work on the Tandy 1000, 1000A, 1000SX and possibly others that use the original Tandy Keyboard. Power provided by the Tandy so you can create a cable with the Arduino in the middle.
Radio Shack Catalogs: Views on TRS-80 & Tandy Computer Catalogs.
Tandy 1000 EX/HX RAM: Expansion Board by Adrian Black. Cheap and simple, only requires 4 IC's (3 if you choose to bypass the 74LS245 with jumper links.)
Tandy 1000 Keyboard Adapter: This is an Arduino Sketch that will allow you to plug a PS/2 keyboard into an older Tandy 1000 machine with that 8-pin DIN keyboard connector.
Tandy Wiki: This is Tandy Tech, or Tandy Wiki, or TRS-80 Tech, or something. I haven't figured out the cool name yet… a place for documenting, disseminating, and collaborating to improve over time, info about TRS-80 and Tandy computers and related peripherals and subjects, in a wiki fashion.
The Half-Baked Maker: LCD replacement for TRS-80 PC-1 and Sharp PC-1211, TRS-80 PC-3 and Sharp PC-1250/-1251/-1255 pocket computers.
The Right Stuff - the TRS-80 Oldtimer Centre: Hardware support for TRS-80 Model I/III/4, Coco 1-2-3, Tandy 2000 and Tandy MS-DOS semi-compatibles and accessories.
The Zippster Zone: Welcome to the Zippster Zone. Here you will find all sorts of stuff related to my pursuit of my retrocomputing hobby featuring the Tandy Color Computer in all it’s variations. Enjoy!
TRS-80 hard drive emulator - FreHD: The project is made with these constraints in mind: Use SD-Card; Easy to build (and reproducible); Open-sourced; Easy to use.
TRS-80 Diagnostic ROM: This project was born out of a broken TRS-80 Model 3 that I was working on. I could not tell if the system was even “executing code,” so I used an early version of this ROM to help diagnose the problem. Please know that the main goal of this ROM is to test the functionality of the video RAM (VRAM) and the dynamic RAM (DRAM, system memory.) It does not test any other component unrelated to those two subsystems. If a TRS-80 has good VRAM and DRAM, it should boot into basic where you can then run further tests.
Tvdog's Archive: A mirror of tvdog's excellent collection of Tandy and DOS Internet resources. The Tandy 1000 FAQ alone is worth its weight in gold. If you own a Tandy 1000 series machine, do not pass this up.
Voices of the past, speak up!: So, you got a broken TRS Voice Synthesizer with a defunct SC-01-A? There is hope - give it a brain, um voice transplant! The Talker/80 voice synthesizer board happily finds a home in your TRS Voice Synthesizer enclosure, and will give it back a voice in return for a home - albeit not the original voice, but a much more natural and more capable voice. Driven by the fabulous DECtalk, it can even sing “Daisy”, too!
FinalGROM 99: The TI 99/4A FinalGROM Cartridge, or FinalGROM 99 for short, is a cartridge for the TI 99/4A home computer that allows you to run ROM and GROM cartridge images from an SD card. It succeeds the FlashROM 99 released in 2016.
nanoPEB: nanoPEB, nanoPEB wifi adapter and CF7+ were designed to bring the full experience of the TI-99/4a home computer into the 21st century and yet be affordable. This site offers the support programs and manuals needed to run either. As time progresses, articles and a FAQ will be added to help get the most out of both.
Pixelpedant: A collection of TI-99 manuals and catalogues for your use and enjoyment.
The TI-99/4A Home Computer Page
TI-99/4A Game Shelf: This site provides a gallery of interesting games with images of the opening screen as well as an in-play snapshot, along with a brief review tested on a real TI 99/4A system. Hardware requirements will also be listed and download links provided. It is my hope that TI'ers will discover here new games and remember old ones, thus preserving an invaluable legacy for posterity. Moreover, it will be a great place to introduce new game software to the community and obtain much deserved credit. It is modeled after the casual “window browsing” experience and is not meant to be a comprehensive repository.
TI-99 Italian User Club (ITA)
TI-99/4A Home Computer Book Archive
TIPI: Turn a Raspberry PI and some glue hardware into a TI Disk Drive and Network interface.
ticalc.org: Welcome to ticalc.org, your resource for Texas Instruments graphing calculator community news, information, and software!
The 3DO Company
3DO ODE: Optical Drive Emulator for 3DO Multiplayer Consoles.
DCMOTO Bricolage (FRA): Bricolage des ordinateurs et des périphériques. Le contrôleur SDDISK permet de simuler des disquettes Thomson avec des fichiers sur carte microSD. Le minibus pour ordinateur Thomson permet de connecter trois contrôleurs à un seul port d'extension. Le contrôleur SDDRIVE permet de remplacer les disquettes par des fichiers copiés sur une carte microSD. Extension mémoire 256K pour TO8 et TO8D. SDLEP-READER TFT : Remplace (en lecture) les magnétophones de tous les ordinateurs par un système purement électronique. Le tripleur de bus Thomson permet de connecter trois contrôleurs au même connecteur d'extension de n'importe quel ordinateur 8 bits Thomson. Remplacement du lecteur de disquette du TO8D par un lecteur de PC…
SDMOTO interface (FRA): L'interface SDMOTO permet la liaison SPI entre une carte microSD ou microSDHC et tous les ordinateurs 8 bits Thomson. Elle se connecte à la place de la deuxième manette sur le connecteur intégré à l'ordinateur, ou à défaut sur le contrôleur musique et jeux SX90-018. Les logiciels développés pour SDMOTO permettent d'accéder physiquement aux secteurs de la carte en lecture et en écriture. Ils s'adaptent automatiquement à l'ordinateur utilisé (TO ou MO). L'interface SDMOTO peut être utilisée seule pour lire et écrire des données, ou pour transférer des disquettes dans les deux sens entre un ordinateur Thomson et un PC avec SDTRANSFERT. Elle est aussi l'accessoire indispensable des contrôleurs CS91-280 ou SDDISK, pour simuler un contrôleur et deux lecteurs de disquettes au format Thomson.
Univac Document Archive: This document provides an archive of Univac hardware and software manuals, brochures, and other documents for 1100 series machines from the 1107 through the 1100/80. All documents are PDF scans of the original manuals.
Wang 1200: The Wang 1200 was an unsuccessful product, at least in terms of Wang's original expectations, but it played an important role in the history of Wang Labs. It is also interesting in the more general context of the development of word processing as a standard part of office automation.
Wang 2200: Born before the era of the microprocessor, the Wang 2200 CPU was built using a couple hundred TTL chips spread over half a dozen boards, and housed in a heavy steel “suitcase.” Its BASIC interpreter was written in microcode; there was no machine code that a user could access, unlike microcomputers that would come years later.
Wang 3300: Before Wang made the incredibly successful 2200 series of computers, they had attempted the job at least twice before, with the Wang 4000 Computer System and the 3300 BASIC computer. Where one draws the line between their programmable calculators and their calculating computers is debatable.
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