IDE64 News

Friday, June 08, 2018

Running GEOS 2.0 with IDE64 V4.x

Two skilled GEOS programmers have created IDE64 device drivers for the GEOS 2.0 operating system. Two different concepts and solutions.

Petter Lindquist has made very promising experimental driver, which boots from IDE64 filesystem, but it is limited to one d64 file.
http://singularcrew.hu/ide64warez/site/Tools/Communication/geolink-ide64-20100603.zip
It was meant as a testing step towards using a 16 meg "hard file".

Maciej Witkowiak 'YTM/Elysium' the man who has done a lot of work with disassembling of the GEOS KERNAL, created own IDE interface called CIA-IDE.  He also ported the GEOS driver originally intended for that interface to IDE64 (V3.x).

The driver consists of one main GEOS program called Hddtool 64.
This program serves the filesystem formatting tool and the IDE64 disk driver.

The main complication is that the used filesystem is incompatible with native IDE64 one, so you need to use dedicated CompactFlash (or disk drive). You need the GEOS boot floppy disk, to boot the GEOS from drive #8.

I recommend the Wiki for more information.
https://github.com/mrjoso/c64-ciaide/wiki

The driver can get from here:
https://github.com/mrjoso/c64-ciaide/releases

The GEOS 2.0 boot disk with the IDE64 V4.x driver installed.
(Does not work without IDE64 attached. Commodore-I to switch between mouse and joystick in port 1.)

http://ide64.org/geos-ide64v4-ytm-01.d64

The GEOS 2.0 boot .d81 disk with the IDE64 V4.x driver installed. Works with 1581 drive and SD2IEC drive.

http://ide64.org/geos-uiec-ide64v4-ytm-01.zip

The plain GEOS boot disk was taken from the Cenbe's Commodore 64 Pages.
https://www.lyonlabs.org/commodore/onrequest/geos/index.html

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

IDE64 out of stock

Dear IDE64 fans. The IDE64 V4.2 card is currently out of stock.
We are considering further production. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

IDE64 V4.2 color popularity

Are you curious which IDE64 case color is the most popular according to your first requests?
Most of you ordered silver and copper, and far behind is our nice and lovely gold metallic. Anyway we are happy that you like the choice of colors, it is a fun for all of us.

Monday, October 24, 2016

IDE64 V4.2 - Metallic Collection available

Copper, silver or gold - we hope you will enjoy the colors of the new IDE64 V4.2. The price of the IDE64 V4.2 is 99 Euro + registered priority air-mail shipping 6 Euro.
If you need any additional information, or would like to order, please do not hesitate to contact: josef@ide64.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Second CF Adapter

Another must-have module from the young and talented enthusiast Comos is in the prototype stage. The module enables you to connect second CompactFlash (CF) into your IDE64 V4.x. If you ever deal with the problem how to copy your data to the friend's CF, or how to backup your data the most efficient way - the module is for you. The price is not set yet, because it depends on the amount of units. It means if the modules will be hand or factory made. For more info, please drop an email to: comos@post.cz

Thursday, February 04, 2016

MP3@64

MP3@64 module, exclusively made for IDE64 V4 in 2016.
There is a unique opportunity to order MP3@64 module again. The original device was designed by Oliver Achten in 2005 and resurrected from limbo by continuous work of our friend Comos. Thanks to a IDE64 plugin and advanced music player created by Soci, it can play any MP3, including variable bit rate encoded and constant bit encoded 320kbps. Let's create a music box driven by C64+IDE64+MP3@64. The price is influenced by the higher cost of the MP3 chip and it is 49 Euro for a module.
For more info, please drop an email: comos@post.cz

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Handling D64 disk images on an IDE64

Paweł Król a.k.a. DJ Gruby brings the new article already known to all the Attitude magazine readers.
This time you will familiarize with an interactive tools: D64it, ID64, D64 list and VD64 plugin 0.03. Are you a bit confused which one is the right for your needs? Please read on, Pawel describes the features, pros and cons of all them with an eye-opening accuracy.
The document can be found here an also in the ide64.org, section Download, Documents.