Flyer 1.1.8 Firmware

Firmware version 1.1.8 is now available for the Flyer. It includes the following additions/fixes:

  • REL file support.
  • Support for D64 error blocks. The error blocks (if present) were previously ignored by the Flyer’s drive emulation.
  • IEEE-488 protocol timing fix.
  • Miscellaneous minor fixes and code cleanup (leading spaces in filenames now handled correctly, red LED error flash rate now matches 1541, …).
Building a Better Tomorrow

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 PET on the modern ‘net? I can’t imagine so, but who knows 🙂

A PET/CBM port of the Flyer Telnet client will follow soon, along with native ports of both apps for most of the remaining Commodore product line with some new unannounced software in the works! Stay tuned! (I can’t believe I just said that)

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 the future. Use the contact page to drop me a line and let me know what machines you’d like to see supported first, any issues or feature requests you might have, and any suggestions for future Flyer apps!