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The SIDBOX, A dedicated project for Replaying some of the old retro music, MOD, SIDS to name a few.

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I would like to thank you for the support and interest!

If you are interested in the status of the project, [click here] for a little more information

Sales of the SIDBOX is currently Unavailable as it still in early stages...

You can find out more on MsMadLemons youtube review.

PLEASE know, I will be releasing the SidBox for sales soon, but as for a date: I will update this page to give one.

I am truely sorry.... PLEASE stick with me though - There are features that I want to be 100% working. MsMadLemon is helping me debug and give me ideas of the interface, debugging the bootloader!

I am a one man Band and these have to be made by hand currently so when orders are opened up. they may take a few days for each one to be made.


The Player Test: The Tracks
1: Make Love (not war) Atari ST (With EQ on)
1: Make Love (not war) Atari ST (With EQ off)
2: Sanxion C64 SID (With EQ on)
2: Sanxion C64 SID (With EQ off)
3: Kefmania-Theme Amiga MOD (With EQ on)
3: Kefmania-Theme Amiga MOD (With EQ off)
4: Dispostable Hero CD32 WAV (With EQ on)
4: Dispostable Hero CD32 WAV (With EQ off)

NEWS: [back to top]

23-MAR-2018 FONTS

I'd like to say a big thank you to Shawn Tewes from the SIDBOX facebook group, for producing the fonts outside of the original SIDBOX rom, these fonts can now be used in the sidbox.

rename your font to "font.fon" and store it to \S\ reboot.

22-MAR-2018 CASES

Just has some amazing support, from Cato Hagen from the SIDBOX facebook group - offered to help supply some very seriously nice prints, using strong PLA.

May even have rubber shock protection cases also. From what I've, these are clearly at a great standard!

21-FEB-2019 PLASTICS We got some feed back from the plastics company! Given me some pointers and adjustments.

THE FIRMWARE: [back to top]

Click on the version number you want to download, Do note the firmware for new and fresh reinstalls on the SidBox needs to be done with a microchips Programmer IDC3 / 4 or a PicKit 3/4.

To update your sidbox, simple download your firmware you wish to use, extract the file to the root directory of your sdcard, rename the firmware to "sidbox.hex"

Accessing the Bootloader:

Turn off the SIDBOX,
Remove SDCARD,
Hold PLAY + NEXT SONG, TURN on SidBox,

You should see a prompt to insert your sdcard. If the "sidbox.hex" is found, the update immediately beings.
The unit will reboot it self after the update is completed and the Sidbox Os is ready to use.

If you loose power or corrupt the update, simply access the bootloader as described above.

Download:        [click here bug reports]  
Date Version Description Firmware Stats
Firmware Catagory: Doc Tribute Egg
First Release
  • Doc Tribute Egg
  • TapeLoader
  • 6502 Computer
  • 22-SEP-2018
    Firmware Catagory: Maddi Easter Egg
    First Release
  • Maddi Easter Egg
  • TapeLoader
  • 6502 Computer
  • 22-SEP-2018
    Firmware Catagory: Bootloader
    BOOTLOADER: install this with a programmer for fresh install of everything - for new sidboxes (advanced users)
  • bootloader
  • SidBox OS
  • Workbench 1.3 look
  • THE MANUALS: [back to top]

    Date Version Description
    The manual, Hoping this is going to be helpful.
    Firmware update bootloader help.

    THE TAPE LOADER FUNCTION: [back to top]

    Date Version Description
    30-SEP-2018   1.0.0

    C64 TAPES: [click here to view the images]
    The database contains the images and filenames for the tapes.

    6502 EMULATION: [back to top]

    While this unit has the capacity to emulate the 6502, the memory model does not 100% fit around the C64... There are just time critical stuff this chip while could do it, would not be fast enough to BE a c64 at any useable rate... however my own "computer" seems to run well enough for basic games... the one thing i DID try to keep is the memory locations for the SID, Using KickAss Assembler, this system will run 6502 code. will run .prg files, but since the memory maps aren't the same from a c64, you might have some interesting results.

    Date Version Description
    Sprite Map: for the 6502 Emulation, sprite construction manual.
    Memory Map: for the 6502 Emulation (.PRG files compiled by 6502 ASM)

    THE SOFTWARE: [back to top]

    I've included the software here and while this program is in constant updates, it uses legacy visual basic, while it does work, some of you might cringe... for the purpose of testing and speed , VB is still viable

    Date Version Description
    09-NOV-2018   V1.0 SIDBOX6502 - Software for making graphics for the 6502 computer part of the sidbox, includes a font editor, a screen editor and pallete edit
    09-NOV-2018   V4.3 SIDBOX SDK GRAPHICS EDIT - Software for when using the graphics engine with the SIDBOX SDK, however the SDK is not yet available.
    09-NOV-2018   V1.0 SIDBOX-TERMINAL - Software for talking to the sidbox via the serial port. This program is pretty basic, a bit of a mess also but it should help with understanding some instructions.

    FONT FILES: [back to top]

    Some font files for use with the SIDBOX, store as "font.fon" in the "/S/" directory.

    Date Version Description
    23-MAR-2018   V1.0 Topaz 8x8 (amiga) -recreated by Wayne H.
    23-MAR-2018   V3.0 LED 8x8 - created by Shawn Tewes.

    EXAMPLE 6502 CODE: [back to top]

    Some code and programs written for the SIDBOX 6502 emulation:.

    Date Download Description

    Ghost vs Bubble - just a simple bouncing off the walls ghost and a bubble with updating background.

    3D Files: [back to top]

    The files available for those who would want to try to print these case parts off.

    Date Download Description

    The 3D files for you guys to download.

    Available to download here

    TWITTER FEED: [back to top]

    Last but not least:

    To help with this project I would like to thank those who have already become a patreon!

    Become a Patreon!
    One of the Team: MsMadLemon's reviews on the SidBox.  
    Thank you  


    To the youtube channel... some project development progress