24C3 - 1.01

24th Chaos Communication Congress
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Peter Fuhrmann
Day Day 2 (2007-12-28)
Room Saal 3
Start time 21:45
Duration 01:00
ID 2347
Event type lecture
Track Hacking
Language en

C64-DTV Hacking

Revisiting the legendary computer in a joystick

The C64-DTV is a remake of the classic homecomputer sold as a joystick-contained videogame. The talk gives an overview about the structure of the DTV, and shows different hardware and software modifications that can be done.

I'll give an overview of the structure of the DTV:

  • main structure of the system
  • what is copied from the C64, and which new features were added
  • what the memorymap looks like and how the bank-switching works
  • some of the added special function registers

I'll show and explain some hardware-hacks:

  • how to attach a keyboard
  • IEC (floppy) interface
  • video mod for better picture
  • making the SST-Flash reflashable

I'll show some software-tools to modify the flashrom, add new games, upload/download and debug stuff.

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