Monthly Archives: April 2020

More on Gremlin GBH

I spent some time yesterday and today to disassemble the tape loaders used in Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge and Blood Brothers. Although those loaders are similar, it is clear to me that Gremlin GBH is a group of tape loader … Continue reading

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TAPClean update: “Impossamole” fully supported

It’s been a while since my previous commit to TAPClean and I am glad about that: I can take a more detached look at the solutions that I developed in the past for supporting loaders with hard-coded load addresses.In fact, … Continue reading

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Initial support for “Gremlin GBH” being worked at

Today I added initial support in TAPClean for the Gremlin GBH loader used in Impossamole. The code is in a separate branch for now as it’s still only an initial implementation. Here’s the description for the first turbo header file … Continue reading

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Looking at Impossamole’s tape loader

Back in the day I had not realized that Impossamole and Rick Dangerous had so much in common (including the fact both were by Core Design). I certainly spent a lot of time on the latter, but never really played … Continue reading

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