Monthly Archives: October 2017

USB-Commander working with SDHost-64

As I am testing existing tools with my USBhost-64 low-cost replacement, SDHost-64, I thought to give USB-Commander a go too. Here’s the results:

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More testing of SDHost-64 with my Commodore 64

Here’s a video update showing SDHost-64 loading a larger binary file into my Commodore 64. Enjoy!

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Troubleshooting successful

After work today I was pondering again the presence of erroneous 0xFF values in the stream read by the Commodore 64 from my USBhost-64 replacement device. It turns out that I was quite right when I thought the erroneous reads … Continue reading

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Some more troubleshooting

As part of the troubleshooting process for my USBhost-64 replacement, I decided to take the Commodore 64 out of the equation and test again with my mock-up circuit. I could not reproduce the issue there, but I was able to … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting some data transfer over the User Port

I am in the process of troubleshooting the alteration of some data in my USBhost-64 replacement. I thought to share the details of the data alteration in the hope that it might ring some bells with others while I give … Continue reading

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Update on the replacement device for my USBhost-64 project

It was last August when I was getting back to the replacement device for my USBhost-64 project. At the time I was distracted by my work for the crack of Rubicon, for TAPClean, and for my IFFL code, among other things. … Continue reading

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IECHost: all parts ordered

I managed to order all parts to deliver 10 IECHost DIY kits to those interested. If you’d like to get one, feel free to message me!

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Load and Decrunch with ByteBoozer 2

Having had quite some experience with disk loaders and decrunchers lately, I decided to publish an updated version of David Malmborg’s Byte Boozer 2.0 on GitHub, as a tribute to David’s excellent work. Along with a fix to the PC cruncher, … Continue reading

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TAPClean Front End updated

TAPClean Front End packages were updated with the latest release of TAPClean, 0.36. Download links for Windows and Linux are available here. Also, the Linux 64-bit binary of TAPClean 0.36 was made available on sourceforge.net, here. Enjoy!

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TAPClean 0.36 released

Yesterday I had some time to also make the TAPClean code migration to Git in sourceforge.net so I thought it’d be interesting to actually try creating release 0.36 off the Git repository. It all went so smoothly that I think … Continue reading

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