Category Archives: Technical

Dumping Action Replay cartridges: Success

Another end-to-end test for my C=64 Cartridge Dumper project, dumping my own copy of Action Replay 6: Stay tuned for more!

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Dumping Ocean cartridges: Success

Today I finished the latest changes to my C=64 Cartridge dumper, which looks as per below: I then went for an end-to-end test, dumping my own copy of Robocop 2: Not only the game appears to work fine, but the … Continue reading

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Commodore 64 cartridge dumping prototype

Here’s the outcome of a cartridge dumping test I did with the prototype I had put together after receiving the PCBs from manufacturing. So far so good 🙂 Stay tuned for news about dumping non-standard cartridges!

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How I restored yet another TAP file, saving it from oblivion

A while ago I published a post on how I had restored a TAP file, later published on Ready64. I’ve recently been approached to fix another set of TAP files for Ready64, so I thought I’d make a video of … Continue reading

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Commodore 64 cartridge dumping client

The first version of the C=64 Cartridge Dumper client (commandline version) is ready!I decided to support “Lua” scripting in my client software, so that users will be able to add new dumping definitions in future and share them for exotic … Continue reading

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Commodore 64 cartridge dumping update

Today I decided to convert the contents of the ROM chip I had dumped with my EPROM reader to a .CRT file, using VICE’s cartconv tool: I then tested the .CRT in VICE, which seemed to work quite well indeed: … Continue reading

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Commodore 64 cartridge dumping test circuit

Today I managed to put together the test circuit for my Commodore 64 cartridge dumping hardware, while I wait for the first batch of PCBs to be manufactured: In the video the output is off by 1 byte, but I … Continue reading

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