Monthly Archives: September 2015

New version of the Tape Port Monitor

I am working at a more compact version of my Tape Port Monitor, with lower power consumption too. I will probably rename the new device C2N Monitor to suggest that my device ‘follows’ the C2N wherever it goes, including when it is … Continue reading

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DC2N5 TAP v2 playback tested successfully

This morning I had some time to finish the testing of TAP version 2 playback in DC2N5. The way I organized this is by first making a dump of my copy of Silkworm with halfwaves, using DC2N5 itself. Then I … Continue reading

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DC2N5 TAP v2 playback code under testing

It is a bit early to state whether the TAP v2 playback implementation I wrote is fully functional. In fact, for the time being I only have access to TAP v2 files that I produced from my own RAW DMP files written … Continue reading

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Tape Port Monitor fully assembled

Here it is 🙂

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Update around the Tape Port Monitor

It’s been a busy week at work but I managed to do a few adjustments and some more soldering for my Tape Port Monitor. Here’s a video about that:

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RTC module: accessing its 4kB EEPROM expansion

I had already made a video on how to access a current time and date source from my RTC module for the Commodore 64. Here I am demonstrating how to access the 4kB memory expansion embedded in the above mentioned RTC module. The … Continue reading

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More testing of the CBM ROM name extraction functionality

Here we go, testing the new functionality using my Tape Port Monitor cased prototype directly:

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