Commodore 64 cartridge dumping update

Today I decided to convert the contents of the ROM chip I had dumped with my EPROM reader to a .CRT file, using VICE’s cartconv tool:

cartconv.exe -r -t normal -i "input.bin" -o "output.crt" -n "C64-Diagnostic-ROM-1"

I then tested the .CRT in VICE, which seemed to work quite well indeed:

Diagnostic cartridge ROM I dumped with my EPROM reader by Luigi Di Fraia
Diagnostic cartridge ROM I dumped with my EPROM reader

There was a bug in my reader for which I was accidentally missing the first byte of the ROM within a dump: the bug is also appearing in the video I had shared. However, such bug has since been fixed and I have been obtaining 100% consistent results while dumping the ROM over and over again, which is great news.

Stay tuned for more!

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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