DC2N3 shipping

Those who’ve been asked for a shipping address should get their DC2N3 before Easter :)

A DC2N3 gathering by Luigi Di Fraia

A DC2N3 gathering

On one of the devices the LCD panel was still not fitted: such panel alone sells for 12 GBP on eBay :)

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DC2N3 prototypes: final call

If you didn’t get a chance to buy a DC2N in order to preserve your tape collection then this is your call: I will be assembling all DC2N3-128k prototypes in the coming weeks.

By now hopefully you know what they look like and how they make backups of tapes: tape collectors register your interest before the batch sells out.

I had a number of people contacting me in the past literally begging me for a DC2N to preserve their tapes after DC2Ns sold out… to the point I had to sell 2 of the units I had reserved to myself: If you take that route this time round then don’t expect anything else but sympathy from me.

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DC2N3: upgraded micro-controller for new units

The testing of the new micro-controller for DC2N3-128k has finished. The MCU itself is more expensive but it has 8 times the RAM DC2N3 has got and 4 times its program memory: Even very slow USB drives seem to perform fine with the extra buffering and the DC2N3 logo fits entirely in ROM so no need to load it from disk :)

The very first DC2N3-128k prototype is for sale! Here it is:

DC2N3-128k by Luigi Di Fraia

DC2N3-128k

All new new units will be DC2N3-128k; possibly all of them will have a black frame around the display but I am exploring in that area :)

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Thinking back, moving forward

I thought to take a minute again in order to think back about what I did recently.

After the efforts for Integrator 2012/The Last Ninja Construction Kit, the updates to TAPClean were the next most significant contribution to the C64 community, where the DC2N4 GUI client was the last significant contribution to the DC2N development that I had planned to stop in 10 years when I started in 2006 with DC2N version 1.

I am going to take a laid-back approach from now on and wind down on all these activities, including my development on embedded systems. I have great confidence in what other people are going to do and I am sure they will keep us entertained :)

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DC2N4: GUI client running under Ubuntu 12 64-bit

As I was on the system building TCFE, I also built the DC2N4 client there:

DC2N4 GUI Client Ubuntu 12 64-bit by Luigi Di Fraia

DC2N4 GUI Client Ubuntu 12 64-bit

DC2N4 GUI Client Ubuntu 12 64-bit dumping by Luigi Di Fraia

DC2N4 GUI Client Ubuntu 12 64-bit dumping

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TAPClean Front End: binaries available for Linux too

Binaries of TAPClean Front End are available for Linux too now. These include the latest release of TAPClean, 0.31-pre8.

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DC2N4: GUI client running under Debian 7

I had some time to build the Linux version of the DC2N4 GUI client, so here it is how it looks like:

DC2N4 GUI client Debian 7 by Luigi Di Fraia

DC2N4 GUI client Debian 7

And here it is in action:

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