Monthly Archives: February 2021

C64 Cartridge Dumper: Hardware version 2

As genuine “blue pill” boards have become difficult to source, I decided to re-design my C64 Cartridge Dumper to use a Pro-Micro instead. Here’s a preview of the testing circuit with which I am able to dump EPROMs successfully, using … Continue reading

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The first draft of my book on Commodore 64 loaders was published

I just published the first draft of my book on Leanpub. For those not familiar with Leanpub, one of the common book lifecycles involves frequent updates, all of which come at no further charge for those who buy the book. … Continue reading

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Exploring the possibility to build my GTK+ apps for Mac OS X

It’s still early stages and I haven’t looked into the integration with the menu system in OS X, but I am at a point where I can build and run my GTK+ based applications on Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina. … Continue reading

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CBM Flux Studio: NIB to G64 conversion for Vorpal (later) disks

In this video I show how CBM Flux Studio can be used to convert NIB files to G64 files, ready not only to be used in a C64 emulator but also for being written back to disk. Stay tuned for … Continue reading

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Encoding details for Vorpal later: fully documented

It’s been a while since I dissected Vorpal later and I was planning to document low level technical details in the official documentation for CBM Flux Studio.However, I might not be able to finish version 1.0 any time soon due … Continue reading

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CBM Flux Studio: Comparing G64 files from NIB and KryoFlux raw stream files

In this video I show how one can get comparable results when creating G64 files from NIB files and from KryoFlux raw stream files. Stay tuned for more!

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CBM Flux Studio and NIB files

In this video I go through the reason I believe NIB files are a valuable resource to produce working disk images (such as G64) and compare results with other tools in the disk preservation space. Therefore I plan to add … Continue reading

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