Tag Archives: Commodore 64

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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One Bleepload scanner rewritten in TAPClean

As I had some time this evening, I decided to rewrite the “Bleepload” scanner in TAPClean. If you’re interested in seeing what has changed, here’s a view of the changes in v0_37_pre_6. As soon as I manage to rewrite the “Bleepload … Continue reading

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More Bleepload fun

I was checking how “Bleepload” hands control over to “Bleepload Special” in “Bubble Bobble” when I stumbled on some code leftover in one of the blocks involved in the handover (set a breakpoint on execution at $BF1A and then check … Continue reading

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Bleepload F1 documentation

As I am documenting Bleepload ahead of a scanner reimplementation in TAPClean, I thought to share a preview of the loader, disassembled from Bubble Bobble. The code is available on my DokuWiki space and comments are welcome! Also, I should … Continue reading

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