Monthly Archives: May 2017

IECHost: warp disk image write progress

This evening I had some time to start trying to write an entire D64 image to a physical disk. The process did not complete as expected as I had some issue when it got on track 6 and before that I … Continue reading

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IECHost: warp sector write ready

After a few tuning cycles, I am glad to say that the warp transfer routine that is used for sector writing to a physical disk is now working as expected 🙂 The very first sector I wrote to a real … Continue reading

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IECHost: progress… indicator

I thought my IECHost client would benefit from a progress bar to let users know that things are progressing smoothly during a PRG export/import job. So here it is: a progress bar now becomes visible during either of these jobs … Continue reading

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IECHost: more progress on the warp disk image write feature

I finally managed to put together all the code for warp-transferring data from IECHost to a Commodore 1541 floppy drive. All components seem to be working, albeit I need to tune the timing of the sending side. There is a further change that … Continue reading

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IECHost: warp disk image write in progress

Today I had a chance, and the motivation, to write the critical part of the warp disk image write process in IECHost. Essentially this part of the code I worked at transfers data to the disk over the IEC bus using … Continue reading

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IECHost: warp sector send completed

I finally managed to finish the option to warp transfer the GCR image of a single chosen sector from a 1541 floppy drive to IECHost. This feature is going to be used in order to retry sectors that present errors during … Continue reading

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IECHost: disk write/modify options ready

After a tiny but necessary update on the firmware side, I was able to finish off the PRG import feature for IECHost and complete the rest of the disk write/modify options I had planned 🙂 Here’ a video to recap what … Continue reading

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