Category Archives: Retrocomputing

Random thoughts on Commodore machines and new gizmos for them

EasyFlash, EasySDK, and EasyAPI

In the last couple of days I’ve been tinkering with Thomas ’skoe’ Giesel’s EasySDK code that he published here a while back. I wasn’t able to find an example that would show how to embed the EasyAPI (EAPI) binary in a cartridge … Continue reading

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IFFL System for CMD FD2000

I’ve finally finished most of the work I was planning to do on the IFFL System: support for CMD FD2000 floppy disk drives is now available within the master branch of my GitHub repository. Although I haven’t been doing heavy … Continue reading

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TAPClean updated

Those of you who closely follow the development of TAPClean might have noticed that I’ve been doing some improvement work on the code in order to address an excellent finding submitted to me by Ziggy72: The loader previously referred to … Continue reading

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IFFL System for Commodore 1581 drives

Today, with Lasse Öörni’s help and advice I finished all customizations required for my IFFL System to work with 1581 drives 🙂 At the moment the development for 1581 drives is in a separate branch of my GitHub repository. However, as … Continue reading

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Further IFFL System updates

This afternoon I’ve updated my IFFL System repo on GitHub with a further example of usage that covers a different use-case compared to existing examples: using sprites while file loading is in progress. Furthermore, I updated my IFFL version of … Continue reading

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The strange case of “Action Pack 2”

Recently Paul (Ziggy72) provided me with his tape dumps of “Action Pack 2”, which have been baffling me a good deal. They turn out to be excellent research material for a number of reasons, so here’s some insight on this … Continue reading

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IFFL System update

I’ve spent some time in the last couple of days reshaping my IFFL code so that it would be more flexible and allow easier use. In order to try the benefits of my changes, I thought to adapt my IFFL … Continue reading

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