IDE64 News

Monday, January 12, 2015

IDE64 V4.1 temporarily out of stock

The successful IDE64 version 4.1 is currently out of stock. We will announce as soon as the IDE64 V4.1 is available again. Thank you for the understanding.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

IDE64 V4.1 Case

Case for IDE64 V4.1 is designed to be printed using an additive 3D print technology. Can give your IDE64 V4.1 protection and style. Anybody can download and 3D print in a favourite color or modify the design according their needs. View the design in 3D here, any suggestion or feedback is appreciated.

Monday, February 10, 2014

External RAM issue fix

If you experience power-up external RAM error on IDE64 V4.1, please contact:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

IDEDOS 0.90 patch 51

New maintenance release is out for 0.90 because of the ntsc JiffyDOS timing issue, and anyway there were some pending changes over the years. The changelog:

  • JD protocol timing adjusted to handle NTSC in manager 
  • disabled write cache default (can cause corruption on power loss) 
  • progress bar in manager was sometimes wrong for long directories 
  • set pio0 transfer setting and remember it (for some hardware) 
  • drive detection updates, hope it's not worse now than before 
  • use reset for recovery (fixes hang after interrupted transfers) 
  • don't spin up power saving drives when changing timers 
  • invalidate drive after direct write (consistency after filesystem creation) 
  • change geometry handling, some new drives don't like CHS at all

Friday, November 09, 2012

Plugins pack 2012

The collection of recent IDE64 File Manager plugins in one archive can be downloaded from the following link.
To install all the plugins and configuration file man,usr , uncompress the archive to the root directory of the primary IDE64 disk device. Most plugins are associated with appropriate file extension e.g. picture,fli or picture.fli and are started when RETURN is pressed. More info in readme.txt and man_usr.txt text files.

One of the possibility how to install the plugins pack is to extract zip,prg from the zip archive and copy both the and zip,prg to your IDE64 primary disk device. From the File Manager, load "zip" by pressing SHIFT+RETURN and start program by SYS4096
At filename prompt type: and press RETURN.
Extract all the files and start File Manager by: MAN!
File Manager configuration file man,usr should be in the root directory and set of plugins in "plugins" subdirectory.

I hope you enjoy this collection. The plugins can be individually downloaded from
If you find any existing plugin missing in this collection, please let me know. To use vd64 advanced virtual filesystem on Idedos V.91, please rename vd64beta,prg to vd64,prg

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ZIP plugin V3

Updated version of the excellent ZIP plugin is available.
The new features makes it even more practical compared to v2:

- - stop now exists back to manager
- - faster decompression
- - can create directory structures (if the archive is proper)

The plugin is created by Soci/Singular and it is based on Pasi Ojala's GunZip.

Get is from:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Contiki 2.4 binary release

Oliver Schmidt has just released the 'Contiki 2.4 binary release for Retrocomputing'. It is available at and at

This release was built using cc65 2.13.2 from (modified) Contiki 2.4

Contiki 2.4 is the first 2.x release to contain the following programs:
- dhcp client
- web server
- web browser
- wget
- smtp client
- irc client
- Twitter client

-includes fast IDE64 I/O support on the C64.

Beside lots of other improvement especially the following issues were fixed:
- Malfunctioning DNS lookup
- Missing PETSCII conversion for the smtp credentials
- Incorrect fixing of all disk I/O to drive 8