Category: Flyer

Paint Server for Flyer

Here’s a simple network programming example for the Flyer I’ve been meaning to post for quite some time. It demonstrates using the Flyer to implement a server application, utilizing the tcp listen functionality that was recently added in the 1.2.1 firmware. It is essentially a “paint server”, and includes a…

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Flyer 1.2.1 Firmware

Firmware version 1.2.1 is now available for the Flyer. It includes the following additions/fixes: Simply type the following command on your Commodore to instruct the Flyer to download and install the latest firmware: Listening for Connections To open a channel to listen for incoming connections, simply use the “listen:” channel…

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Flyer 1.2.0 Firmware

Firmware version 1.2.0 is now available for the Flyer. Simply type the following command on your Commodore to instruct the Flyer to download and install the latest firmware: It is now possible to stream disks over the network! This is accomplished by downloading a small disk shortcut to the Flyer…

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Firmware/Software Updates (1.1.9)

Firmware version 1.1.9 is now available for the Flyer. 1.1.9 is an interim release containing some soon-to-be-announced features which are still in development. It does, however, contain a few IEEE-488 protocol fixes (including full support for CATALOG) that I wanted to make available ASAP for the growing number of PET/Flyer…

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Why No Updates?

Some of you may have noticed the slowdown in updates, along with the ongoing unavailability of the Flyer and might be wondering what’s going on? Rest assured, I’m as committed as ever to the Flyer and related development! I just completed an interstate move which has had me scrambling for…

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Flyer IRC for PET/CBM

A new port of the Flyer IRC client for the PET/CBM is now available for download on the Flyer product page. It currently supports 80 column, 32K (or greater) models only. There’s just something so cool about doing real stuff online with such a classic machine! Is this the first…

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Telnet and IRC for Flyer

Telnet and IRC clients have been posted on the Flyer product page for download. These are 100% custom written for the Flyer in C/asm and are currently available for the Commodore 64 (and Commodore 128 in C64 mode). Native ports for the Commodore 128 and 16K+ PETs are planned for…

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