Tag Archives: Commodore 64

An unexpected fix to the Commodore Kernal

A while ago I was commenting on how trying to query the status message from a non-existing serial device would cause a deadlock inside the Commodore 64 Kernal, while it performs a bus turnaround. At the time I also commented … Continue reading

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IECHost: support for Fast Serial and Burst mode

I recently decided to look into the request from an IECHost user to add support for the fast data transfer modes implemented in Commodore 1571 drives and the Commodore 128. In order to do so, I ended up acquiring both … Continue reading

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IECHost: yet another new feature coming for its GUI client

As requested by another one of its users, the IECHost GUI client is going to present the current track and sector the mouse pointer is hovering on ­čÖé Stay tuned!

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IECHost: yet another new feature coming

As requested by one of its users, who also made a rather nice donation, the IECHost GUI client is going to offer scrollable directory listings within the file chooser dialogs to load/save a D64: Stay tuned!

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IECHost GUI client version 3.8.6 released

Version 3.8.6 of the IECHost GUI client is now available within my Software page. This is a minor release that adds a few new features. Details of the changes are available through the issue tracker. Although not required, it is recommended to update … Continue reading

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IECHost: yet another new feature coming

For those using IECHost to dump a low volume of disks without auto-naming, I thought it would be useful to have a preview of disk contents, so that the D64 filename could be chosen accordingly. As example, the disk I … Continue reading

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IECHost: new feature coming

One of the less essential, yet interesting, features I wanted to add to IECHost is going to be available in the next release: dumping drive ROMs. I like the idea of making it simple for users to dump and compare … Continue reading

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IECHost protocol thoughts

A while back I was thinking of changing the IECHost protocol so that the code running on a 1541 disk drive would also transmit the current track’s GCR value to the PC client during a warp disk dumping operation.At the … Continue reading

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Another fully built and tested DC2N5-LC up for sale

I managed to complete the build of another DC2N5-LC, which I am putting up for sale. If interested, make sure to review my sales page and feel free to contact me.

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Fully built and tested DC2N5-LC sold!

The DC2N5-LC I put up for sale two days ago is now sold out. I managed to source a few more enclosures so I will be in a position to build a few more devices in the coming weeks. Stay … Continue reading

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