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!

About Luigi Di Fraia

I am a Senior DevOps Engineer so I get to work with the latest technologies and open-source software. However, in my private time I enjoy retro-computing.
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2 Responses to TAPClean 0.32 released

  1. Carmine says:

    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.

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