Category Archives: Technical

IEChost DIY kits available for sale!

As I received all components, I am happy to announce that IECHost DIY kits are now available for sale at the selling price of 12.99 GBP + shipping. I have yet to sort out an IECHost section in my sales … Continue reading

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TAPClean’s Visiload scanner: further improvements

This evening, I managed to implement functional separation between the code required for multi-title support and the core Visiload scanner in TAPClean, which also simplifies the handling of abandon/exit conditions. I am going to do some regression testing for this … Continue reading

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DC2N5-LC revision 1.1 DIY kits sold out!

It’s with a big “thank you” to all those who have supported this project that I am happy to confirm the DC2N5-LC DIY kits have sold out! I have no plans for a further batch based on demand. However I … Continue reading

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Bleepload scanner improved further!

The “Bleepload” scanner in TAPClean now also supports multiple titles within the same tape image! As long as the “Bleepload Trigger” is acknowledged by the “Bleepload” scanner, the scanner’s state-machine is reset and ready to look for the next chain … Continue reading

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Bleepload Special scanner rewritten too

I finally managed to rewrite the “Bleepload Special” scanner in TAPClean. Along with more maintainable code, one of the advantages of the rewrite is that the search of file chains has been greatly simplified.¬†As long as the first block in … Continue reading

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Some insight on Bleepload Trigger

The “Bleepload Trigger” is an extra piece of data attached to the last “Bleepload” file in a chain that provides instructions on the data deciphering process and on the code to execute after such process completes. So far TAPClean’s documentation … Continue reading

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GTK+ 2.x filechooser settings

If you despise the fact that in the latest versions of GTK+ the filechooser widget defaults to showing recent items, you might want to read further. Such behaviour can be changed to show the current working directory (cwd) instead. That’s … Continue reading

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