DC2N4 USB serial client tested successfully

During the break today I was able to quickly put together a Virtual COM reader that interacts with my new version of the DC2N4 firmware, DC2N4-serial, and saves dump data to file. It was a great success with DMP files recognized 99% in TAPClean and all check bytes being correct.

DC2N version 4 by Luigi Di Fraia

DC2N version 4

Furthermore I tested half-wave dumping, forcing the result to TAP v1 before feeding it to TAPClean, and that worked fine too 🙂

Here’s the output from my commandline client.

D:\_development\dc2n\dc2n-4-serial\software\dc2n-4-console>dc2n-4-dump.exe COM8 Turrican01.dmp
Reading from COM8
Press PLAY on tape... OK
Finished!
Total bytes saved: 4459420

D:\_development\dc2n\dc2n-4-serial\software\dc2n-4-console>dc2n-4-dump.exe -s 2 COM8 Silkworm05-hw.dmp
Reading from COM8
Press PLAY on tape... OK
Finished!
Total bytes saved: 2149454

D:\_development\dc2n\dc2n-4-serial\software\dc2n-4-console>dc2n-4-dump.exe COM8 Silkworm06.dmp
Reading from COM8
Press PLAY on tape... OK
Finished!
Total bytes saved: 1076094

Re DC2N4 GUI client I will look at what I’ve already done previously and try to adapt it to this new version of the firmware by the end of this month.

The hardware stays the same for the time being but I will add a tape port connector for TAP playback in future 🙂

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One Response to DC2N4 USB serial client tested successfully

  1. Xiny6581 says:

    This looks awesome! If you need beta-testing I am all open for this.

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