Tag Archives: disks

V-MAX! sector ID decoder added to CBM Flux Studio

I have been having a look at custom V-MAX! sectors in NIB and G64 files recently. Today I added a sector ID decoder to CBM Flux Studio. The interesting thing that I was able to appreciate on the back of … Continue reading

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Update on the NIB to G64 conversion in CBM Flux Studio for Vorpal (later)

The new conversion mechanism is now ready 🙂

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Revisiting the NIB to G64 conversion in CBM Flux Studio for Vorpal (later)

In the last few days I was revisiting the code that takes care of converting NIB files to G64 files in CBM Flux Studio. I noticed that the general approach I had followed made a number of assumptions that I … Continue reading

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CBM Flux Studio: NIB to G64 conversion for Vorpal (later) disks

In this video I show how CBM Flux Studio can be used to convert NIB files to G64 files, ready not only to be used in a C64 emulator but also for being written back to disk. Stay tuned for … Continue reading

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Encoding details for Vorpal later: fully documented

It’s been a while since I dissected Vorpal later and I was planning to document low level technical details in the official documentation for CBM Flux Studio.However, I might not be able to finish version 1.0 any time soon due … Continue reading

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CBM Flux Studio: Comparing G64 files from NIB and KryoFlux raw stream files

In this video I show how one can get comparable results when creating G64 files from NIB files and from KryoFlux raw stream files. Stay tuned for more!

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CBM Flux Studio and NIB files

In this video I go through the reason I believe NIB files are a valuable resource to produce working disk images (such as G64) and compare results with other tools in the disk preservation space. Therefore I plan to add … Continue reading

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CBM Flux Studio: Vorpal track alignment

In the video below I show how CBM Flux Studio can be used to realign tracks in a Vorpal disk image in order to allow users to write it back safely to a physical disk, in a way that matches … Continue reading

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Writing a book about tape and disk loaders for the C64

I decided to create a single place where I can pour my knowledge on tape and disk loaders for the Commodore 64 and make it easily accessible for software preservation efforts. I don’t expect to make money out of it, … Continue reading

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IECHost with a 1571: nibbling protected disks

So far I have been testing the new nibbling feature in IECHost with simple DOS disks. However, I am now at a stage where I should be nibbling copy-protected disks. Initially I would like to try and avoid testing with … Continue reading

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