Monthly Archives: September 2013

USBhost-64 code example

I thought to share a code snippet from the Koala Painter picture loader tool I wrote for USBhost-64. Bear in mind there are a number of ways to load hires pictures in a faster way, especially if the data in … Continue reading

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USBhost-64 Koala Painter viewer and slideshow

I spent some time today in order to put together a Koala Painter viewer and after that I thought to work at a slideshow/animation player too. The one below was the result 🙂 Now that I’ve got it going I … Continue reading

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USBhost-64 benchmark test results!

Combining together the performance meter and the inline version of the USB write routines (i.e. with quite some optimization active), I got pretty decent throughput results: circa 16.42 kB/s! The real highest throughput value is slightly higher than this as a … Continue reading

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About to make a few measurements

I had some time to code a performance meter on the C64 as I would like to rigorously measure the throughput I am getting after optimizing USBhost-64 🙂

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FFS John! Did he have memory to spare?

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USBhost-64: another dumping test

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USBhost-64: 16-bit tape imaging tool on C64 works fine!

I had to write the tool twice from scratch, but dumping tapes directly on a C64 using 16-bit wide samples at CPU frequency is now possible and reliable thanks to the use of USBhost-64 🙂 Bear in mind that a … Continue reading

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USBhost-64 tape dumping tool rewritten

I had a bit of time today to start the rewrite of my tape dumping tool for USBhost-64 in order to verify if some more optimized code is suitable to dump to DMP format or not. As I did with … Continue reading

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USBhost-64 driver and field application revisited

I was reviewing one of the field applications for USBhost-64 today, the tape dumping one that makes a digital backup of tapes to an USB drive. While examining the code of 2 core USBhost-64 driver wrappers for optimizations, I observed … Continue reading

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USBhost-64 new header!

I spent some time today to pixelate the new USBhost-64 header 🙂 It is not yet complete as I need to add some text, but you get the idea.

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