9th November, 2009
Here we are with a new "big" site update.
I've been recently contacted by my long-time South African
friend, Paul Rahme, who now lives in UK. He sent me many pictures of his
South African CreatiVision, peripherals and games, all branded by
Telefunken MicroTEK. I made a deep search on those pictures, got a few
additional informations, and came to know that the console apparently sold in
South Africa *before* than in Europe!
Of course you can download pictures of the console, the cassette
tape player (with box), and six game manuals from the usual
Oddity: the tape player is named "Cassette interface module" instead of
"Cassette storage module".
As a nice addition, Paul also sent me a copy of a wonderful
4-pages flyer from South Africa, showing the console, peripherals and games,
even having a brief introduction to almost all of the commands of the BASIC
interpreter! Grab the flyer as a PDF file from the
Time to do some reading. Two Italian friends, Mario Verdi and
Mauro Spadazzi, sent me a few scans from Italian magazines and books. Mario
sent scans from the "Dizionario dei VideoGame"
book - that's a pocket encyclopedia of
videogames, where CreatiVision is also mentioned. Mauro sent scans from
articles appearing on issues 2 and 3
of Italian magazine "Computer Games".
And it's now time for emulators! Nineteen months after the
release of FunnyMu 0.48 Unofficial, I'm now releasing FunnyMu 0.49
Unofficial with a top-wanted feature: fullscreen mode. Here's what's new:
* added fullscreen mode (select fullscreen/windowed option on funnymu.ini
* minor fixes here and there, and cleanings to source code
Executable is available for Windows, and source code is
available for Linux users. The new CreatiVe-UI 1.08 graphics interface
helps Windows users to configure and launch emulator. All files available for
download on the Emulators page.
7th November, 2009
I've been recently asked to join the
MESS team, in order to
improve the CreatiVision driver. The existing driver was yet very good
in terms of quality, but had many mistakes related to the memory maps,
optional peripherals emulation, non working ROMs, and informations regarding
the console models and revisions.
Fixing it was not as hard as I thought at first: it took me a
few hours to install the dev environment and apply all bug fixes. In a result,
the "new" driver was successfully included in the MESS source code almost
The world famous multi-emulator (brother to
MAME) now emulates all
versions of the console and its clones to an even better level, making it
probably the best CreatiVision emulator around.
Thanks a lot to the MESS guys for allowing me to join in. You
can grab emulator with GUI, and source codes from the official
30th September, 2009
Here's huge updates today!
First of all, I wish to thank mr. Mauro Spadazzi from Rimini
(Italy) for scanning and emailing me three articles concerning CreatiVision
from a couple of ultra rare Italian magazines, that's Electronic Games
and Computer Games.
I never even heard about those articles before! Read them from the
Now let's speak about new files. This time I'm proudly releasing
the two ultra-rare diagnostic programs I got last year, and
Giovanni Ortu dumped
a few months ago. In addition, there's also the Diagnostic Demo by
talented programmer Kurt Woloch. All three programs were originally included
in the Diagnosticart cartridge.
As for emulation, unfortunately not all of the three work on current versions
of FunnyMu and CvEmu2, and we're still attempting to fix them in order to run
the new ROMs correctly. Get files from the
ROM Programs page.
Last but not least, there's a new CreatiVe-UI graphics
interface for use with FunnyMu emulator. Version 1.07 is available for
download on the Emulators page.
28th July, 2009
Diagnosticart sold out in a while, and was a big success! In the meantime I
kept on searching for new informations for this website, in order to keep this
project alive and fresh for all users.
I recently put my hands on a very odd Police Jump cartridge
(Australian edition by Dick Smith) with an "obscure" orange sticker on front.
New scans are available at the usual
3rd May, 2009
While we're producing Diagnosticarts (will ship next week!) I stumbled upon
new "obscure" items which recently surfaced in Germany:
- an odd BASIC instructions manual in German language, printed on A4 paper
with a computer printer (looks like an earlier version of the more common
instructions manual typed on a typewriter);
- a stunning "CreatiVision Demo Tape" with very very interesting content,
quite different to the common "Wizzard Demo Tape"
I immediately added all stuff to this website archives. You can
grab the new BASIC manual (in PDF format), and pictures and WAV recording of
the "CreatiVision Demo Tape" from the
You can download the BASIC listings which were included in the tape too, in
plain text format (for use with the FunnyMu emulator) from the
BASIC Programs page.
Thanks to my old-time friend Adrian Scheel from Germany, for
providing such incredible stuff!
22nd March, 2009
Pre-orders for the forthcoming
Diagnosticart were closed on
March 16th. We originally planned to produce 30 carts, but in the end we got
40 pre-orders. We're currently manufacturing all the needed stuff, and will
contact buyers as soon as we're done!
1st March, 2009
I spent the past 6 months designing the new website, re-scanning most of the
previously available boxes, manuals, carts, etc. to a higher resolution,
adding a ton of new stuff... and well I'd never think it would be a such long
and hard work!
But in the end I'm done, thanks to lots of friends who contributed by sending
new stuff. Guys, you do deserve a special big thanks: Anders, Massimiliano,
Federico, John, Jens, Reinhard, Frèderic, Adrian... too many to list this
Since the website's been rewritten completely, I won't point you
to a specific area, but I suggest you to view all the available pages, with a
focus on the new "Releases database" and "Articles" pages: they're truly full
of precious informations, lots of new articles and obscure stuff!
Last but not least, look at the new project by CreatiVEmu Team:
Diagnosticart: it's a brand new
"multicart" with very special (and rare!) contents and a new package, released
in very very limited quantity for true CreatiVision fans only!
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