Tag Archives: Commodore 64

Initial draft of the documentation about Palace Tape Loader F1

It’s an early draft, but I thought to share it nonetheless as the “Palace Tape Loader” uses a read bit routine that does not involve the use of timers! You can have a peek at the loader’s code here. Stay … Continue reading

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Even more maintenance work in TAPClean!

Over the course of the last few days I managed to fit a few changes/improvements in TAPClean: I simplified the sync sequence matching logic in a number of scanners; I modularised the Tx scan in “Mega-Save”, “Freeload Slowload”, “Alternative SW … Continue reading

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More maintenance work in TAPClean!

I finally found the time to do some maintenance on TAPClean’s code as per my TODO list. In short, I consolidated “Ocean New F1” T1/T2  and “Snakeload 5.0” T1/T2 scanners into “Ocean New F1” and “Snakeload 5.0”, entirely rewritten. The change … Continue reading

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CHR scanner renamed and rewritten in TAPClean

Before bed today I decided to apply my field learnings about Mega-Save to the TAPClean scanner previously referred to as “CHR”, rewriting it from scratch. One nice addition is the decoding of additional information that’s part of the file header … Continue reading

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Planning another TAPClean release

I decided that the significant changes to the Visiload scanner (which Paul Jones has helped to test thoroughly), along with the addition of two Visiload Tx variants, the rewrite of the Wildload scanner and a fix to the Pavloda scanner … Continue reading

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More on the tape loader documentation effort!

If you’ve not had a look at my documentation of the loader written by the Mega-Save tool, which was announced here, you might want to have a look now and provide some feedback! Since the initial publishing of the information … Continue reading

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TAPClean to support adjustable pulse durations

After inspecting some material provided by Pawel, I tested some experimental functionality in TAPClean that can automatically adjust pulse durations used to read/decode data within a TAP file. The idea is quite simple: usually pilot sequences seem to be quite … Continue reading

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