Category Archives: Retrocomputing

Random thoughts on Commodore machines and new gizmos for them

IECHost GUI client update

This morning I managed to spend a few minutes updating the GUI client of IECHost in order to allow a simple firmware update experience for end-users. I might have to look further at the error checking side of things as I guess antiviruses … Continue reading

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IECHost prototype #2

With Easter behind I decided to spend some time building a second IECHost prototype so that I can get some help with the beta testing of the device and its software. Here’s what it looks like: I’ve also added the capability … Continue reading

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IECHost warp testing: how you can help

After imaging around 70 tool disks with IECHost, I stumbled upon an original disk version of “Liverpool – The Computer Game” by Grandslam. Here’s the game’s title screen: I guess the disk is not copy-protected at all and albeit it … Continue reading

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IECHost questions answered and updates

As I am still getting questions around IECHost, particularly how it is different to ZoomFloppy, I thought to take a moment again to comment on this one point. First of all, ZoomFloppy is a more mature project: xum1541 (firmware) and … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client update

Not much done during the Easter break, but this evening I modified the IECHost GUI client in order to display the number of elapsed seconds for a disk imaging process at warp speed. Here’s the value for one of my test runs: I … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client for Linux ready too

And here’s a screenshot of it as well 🙂 The big disk icon is like a poke in the eye to be honest and I will have to change it, but overall it’s not my top priority for this project 😛

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A few thoughts about IECHost clients

After dinner today I was thinking about the IECHost client applications and I thought: wouldn’t it be cool to also add some browsing capability to these applications? E.g. inspect sector contents after a disk imaging process, extract disk name and ID, … Continue reading

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