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 I’ve added experimental support for header files and all three data files in what will be TAPClean version 0.33-pre2. This is an example of the data extracted from an MSX tape:

MSX Tape decoded in TAPClean

MSX Tape decoded in TAPClean

Stay tuned!

This entry was posted in Retrocomputing, Technical and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to TAPClean 0.32 released

  1. Carmine says:

    Hello
    If I’m not mistaken, the MSX world doesn’t have an equivalent of our .tap files; there’s a .cas format but it can’t be used with every kind of tape, so one must rely on big Wave files for 1:1 tape storage.
    Do these MSX .tap files retain the same signature and structure of C64 .tap files? Can they be created with MTAP? If so, it’s about time for MSX emulator developers to include support for them.

    • luigidifraia says:

      Yes. MSX tapes can be dumped by means of MTAP or equivalent method (e.g. DC2N) retaining all of their contents when using the TAP format defined for Commodore tapes.
      The CAS format for MSX reminds me of the TZX format for Spectrum: The TAP format could easily replace them both if it were supported by emulators.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s