Monthly Archives: November 2015

TAPClean 0.32 released

After having accidentally released 0.32-pre10 a couple of days ago, I’ve released TAPClean 0.32 again today, which is essentially 0.32-pre11 promoted to a release. The release process occurred because I am now adding support for MSX tapes 🙂 So far … Continue reading

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Second DC2N4-LC ready

This morning I managed to finish the build and testing of the second DC2N4-LC. It will soon be en route to its destination 🙂

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Initial implementation of the MSX Tape scanner in TAPClean

Tonight I managed to start the implementation of the MSX tape scanner in TAPClean in order to validate files and extract data from them. For the time being I added support for Header files with extraction of the filename. I plan to … Continue reading

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IECHost fast transfer finished

I had a chance to finish the first iteration of the fast two-bit protocol to quickly transfer data between IECHost and a Commodore drive over the IEC bus! Here’s a snippet of my drive code (the “Hello World server”): ; Main … Continue reading

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DC2N4-LC boards received

Today I received my DC2N4 Low Cost boards and once again I could not resist the temptation to assemble one!

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My own Tiny C2N Monitor fully assembled

Here it is, the little companion to DC2N version 1 or to the C2N itself, if you wish, fully assembled. It actually sticks out of a C64 enough to be seen while standing in front of it. I definitely prefer it … Continue reading

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Tiny C2N Monitor tested successfully

The Tiny C2N Monitor board was successfully tested as per below: 9 DIY kits will be made available shortly. Stay tuned!

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Tiny C2N Monitor boards arrived

My Tiny C2N Monitor boards were eventually delivered! I could not resist the temptation of putting one together for testing 🙂 Here’s the result of initial tests:

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IECHost: drive code upload and execution API completed and tested

I had some time this morning to write the IECHost API for direct access to the 1541 memory, i.e. the equivalent of the “M-W” and “M-E” commands. The idea was to get something like a “hello world!” program uploaded to … Continue reading

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Tiny C2N Monitor boards update

It’s confirmed: Royal Mail is a joke. Period. Here’s the tracking information for the Tiny C2N Monitor boards that were shipped to me by manufacturing:  2015-11-13 09:04:21 Fri Delivery Address Item refused, it will be returned to sender.    2015-11-13 06:39:20 Fri … Continue reading

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