IDE64 News

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

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

C64 XLFiles

C64 XLFiles is the new website that hosts a big collection of extra large archives with Commodore 64 games, demos and magazines for download. Every archive contains files that are directly usable on a C64, no need for futher file conversion or extraction.
You can extract these archvies on a bigger computer, and then copy to your CF/hard disk with fusecfs (on Linux), PCLink or simply burn a CD and put in your IDE64 CD drive.

Updated virtual filesystem support in manager

In IDEDOS 0.90 it was already possible to enter image files (D64, D71, D81, T64) in the file manager like directories and start programs from them using the vd64 plugins.

Now in recent IDEDOS 0.91 betas this was extended to support DOS commands and copy operations, so that it's possible to read/write, rename, or delete files also in image files.

The vd64 0.05 plugins were updated now to support copy out. This can be tested with the IDEDOS 0.91 20100809 beta and vd64 0.05 from:

Later all other operations like copy in, rename, etc. are planned to be supported in the next versions.

If you have plans to support other image files as well, the API is documented in the updated IDE64 user's guide at "9.1.2 Virtual filesystem interface" around page 78:

In theory the copy in interface should work as well however it was used yet.

Directory handling is not supported yet by the API, as probably there will be some tricks to support the recursive copy/delete operations. Anyway there's still a lot to explore without directories too ;)