Monthly Archives: July 2015

More on cover scans

Somebody noticed and promptly reported it, most people probably didn’t 😀 Here it is, the cover, “adapted” for DC2N5. What’s special about it? The answer is: when you see it you’re going to sh*t tapes. LOL 😛 Good job on … Continue reading

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DC2N5 cover scan support

Along with playing TAP files, DC2N5 is also capable of displaying cover scans now 🙂

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Half-wave dumping successfully tested in DC2N5 too

Today I successfully tested the latest addition to my DC2N5 code: dumping “half waves” in order to be able to support certain C16 tapes (and probably other formats too). The last bit of functionality left to implement is playback of TAP version … Continue reading

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DC2N5 logo experiment

With some more time to work on it it would not look so much like the one I made for DC2N3 😛 I should probably have gone for this one instead 🙂 Obviously neither of these are a serious/original design: both … Continue reading

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DC2N5 playback: further testing

I’ve been testing the DC2N5 TAP playback feature sampling the output with one of my DC2N3 prototypes and testing the results in TAPClean: consistently 100% recognition of the resulting DMP file with all check-bytes matching expected values 🙂

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DC2N5 TAP playback video

As advised previously, here’s a video about DC2N version 5 playing back a TAP file:

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DC2N5 TAP playback implemented too

I had some time this evening to implement the TAP playback feature in DC2N5. I hooked the output to a little piezo speaker and got once again exposed to the well known hiss and “noise” from TAP files. Priceless experience … Continue reading

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