Tag Archives: disks

IECHost: all parts ordered

I managed to order all parts to deliver 10 IECHost DIY kits to those interested. If you’d like to get one, feel free to message me!

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Load and Decrunch with ByteBoozer 2

Having had quite some experience with disk loaders and decrunchers lately, I decided to publish an updated version of David Malmborg’s Byte Boozer 2.0 on GitHub,¬†as a tribute to David’s excellent work. Along with a fix to the PC cruncher, … Continue reading

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Barbarian II disk version update

I’ve updated my disk version of Barbarian II to 1.1, which includes: drive LED flashing while loading correct recognition of Drean correct death sequences The third point had quite hilarious consequences. I guess I was in competitive mode when I … Continue reading

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Palace loader, an odd one for sure

I’ve already briefly discussed the fact that the “Palace” tape loader does not use timers for discriminating bit 0 and bit 1 pulses. What I wanted to do was adding some more information around the tape for “Barbarian II”. Side … Continue reading

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Thinking of a custom controller for Amiga disks

I was thinking of working at a similar project as my own D1541, but this new one for Amiga disks and 3 and 1/2 inch drives. It would probably be something similar to KryoFlux, i.e. supporting multiple formats, but using … Continue reading

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IECHost DIY kits soon to be up for sale!

Today I received the PCBs for revision 1.1 of IECHost that I plan to make available to generic users and not just to beta testers. They are quite smaller than the ones for revision 1.0 and rather simple to solder … Continue reading

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IECHost update

To my surprise all the IECHost prototypes I planned to make available to beta testers are now gone. I am leaving a couple of revision 1.0 PCBs in my possession, along with a fully built prototype, for reference. Based on … Continue reading

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