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VICE version 3.2 released

26 May 2018

This one slipped by us, but it's noteworthy so we'll double back and make sure people know. The Versatile Commodore Emulator (VICE) came out with a new version, and it's probably a good idea to, you know, update. Grab it at the VICE website now! :)

We'll post the general update list below, in addition there are a number of updates for specific platforms etc.

  • New (experimental) GTK3 native port, this and the SDL(2) port will replace all other ports (which will get removed) in VICE 3.3 and onward.
  • Handling of the -keybuf command now works properly for all emulators and RAM sizes.
  • Fixed handling of LOAD"$$" with virtual devices.
  • Fixed @CD, @MD and @RD commands for virtual filesystem devices.
  • Fixed NEOS Mouse emulation.
  • Call the new CIA "8521" instead of "6526A" (which is wrong) in the UIs.
  • Added 4sid support.
  • Fixed tape wobble.
  • Erase timing fixes in flash core.
  • Don't allocate sectors on tracks > 70 in the BAM of 1571 images.
  • Ethernet emulation: fix register mapping in rr-net mode.
  • reSID: fixed envelope bugs shown by testprogs/SID/env_test/.
  • Fixed 6509 CPU port issues.
  • Added support for TAP virtual network interface.
  • Fixed drive clock overflow. Drive and host went out of sync on clock overflow (every ~4G cycles), which would break loading or custom drive code in the case loader/stuff is not idle during overflow window. Also drive would execute ~4G cycles out of sync, which made the emulator freeze for a while.

Solskogen gets nerdy about oldschool video signals!

20 May 2018

The fine people that arrange Solskogen are trying to further improve the conditions for oldschool platforms at their party this summer, and to that effect just published a supremely nerdy blog entry about just how they're going to achieve that.

Also, Solskogen has tickets out. Sun guaranteed. Bleep bloop.

The Sounds of SceneSat

20 May 2018

After the release of the massive Sound of SceneSat Volume 4 last night, we had a good look at the previous editions and found they were not in the best shape - credits missing, tunes not given proper dates... so we put on a fresh pot of coffee this morning, and got stuff somewhat in order. Now, our hope is that everyone who has a few minutes will get busy - populate those music entries with comments, cover art, download links, youtube videos, you name it. Let's make these collections shine - god knows the guys at SceneSat deserve a first rate coverage right here. Go, team!

Sound of SceneSat Volume 1
Sound of SceneSat Volume 2
Sound of SceneSat Volume 3
Sound of SceneSat Volume 4

...and once you're done with all that, don't forget to offer up a few euros for the latest (or any of the older ones) SoS over on Bandcamp. We'll never cover the cost they have taken on to make all this music, but we can at least start giving back a little - so, "pay what you want" - but show them some appreciation.

Evoke 2018 website has launched!

19 May 2018

You can now read all about the next edition of the quite awesome German extravaganza that is Evoke!

Evoke 2018 website

Don't know about Evoke you say? Well, it's one of the larger demo parties, held every year since 1997 in the beautiful city of Cologne. You can click through to the party series overview on Demozoo, to have a look at the releases from previous editions, while you start shopping for flights. :)

Birdie 2018 results and releases are available!

18 May 2018

Last but not least in that marathon weekend of demoscene activity, releases from Birdie are in! Birdie is not as renowned as some other shinier demoparties, but it's been running for 25 years and has given many Swedish LAN goers a glimpse of what the demoscene is about.

Birdie 2018 on Demozoo
Birdie 2018 on scene.org

You'd never imagine what got released at QBParty 2018

16 May 2018

More output from that busy demoscene weekend: the results and all the files from Hungary's very own QBParty 2018 are now available right here.

QBParty 2018 on Demozoo
QBParty 2018 on scene.org

Comments

  • It's mentioned in Distorsion's music disk Relapse that their diskmag Hypnosys was being renamed to "Bad Mag". No issue seems to have been... - exocet on Bad Mag Logo
  • Mirrorbox is like the 2nd catchiest SID tune from Dane, to me at least. - ericorsio on Sid Story
  • So, this one used loop unrolling/trapv technique from a german ST magazine as computation core, seriously enhanced with an orchestration ... - FP on Coast
  • Thx :) - FP on Stone Age Demoversion
  • Completely relocated and slightly patched TOS 2.06, allowed it to run from 192kB ROM (+6kB expansion board) on 520ST/1040ST machines. - FP on BMTos 2.06.2