Tag Archives: dumping

DC2N4-LC client for MacOS (Intel)

I thought to share a binary of my DC2N4-LC client for MacOS. Download link is here. The general look is a tad crude, but the application is functional, apart for firmware updates, as shown below: The reported version of gcc … Continue reading

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C64 Cartridge Dumper: teaser update

Those who follow my GitHub repo for the C64 Cartridge Dumper have certainly noted that there’s been quite some activity going on recently. I will be preparing a post with all details next week, hopefully. For the time being, I … Continue reading

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C64 Cartridge Dumper update

A few days back Diestro left a comment for one of my blog posts and we had an email exchange afterwards. Among other interesting things, he made me notice that Ocean’s “Space Gun” cartridge is really just a 128 KiB … Continue reading

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C64 Cartridge Dumper: hardware version 2 testing

Today I finally managed to assemble one of the new C64 Cartridge Dumper devices I had re-designed a while back to use a Pro-Micro. I had the PCB manufactured weeks ago, but due to job-related commitments I never got around … Continue reading

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Commodore 64 cartridges: theory of operation and Ocean bank switching described

As I mentioned before, I am rearranging my notes on Commodore 64 cartridges, especially on bank switching circuitry used by exotic cartridges (i.e. neither Normal nor Ultimax ones). I plan to provide some schematic diagram to include in my book, … Continue reading

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C64 Cartridge Dumper: Hardware version 2

As genuine “blue pill” boards have become difficult to source, I decided to re-design my C64 Cartridge Dumper to use a Pro-Micro instead. Here’s a preview of the testing circuit with which I am able to dump EPROMs successfully, using … 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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IECHost track nibbling with a 1571 drive: NIB tools update

I just shared a video update about the nibbling tool for IECHost to use in conjunction with a Commodore 1571 drive. The time to nibble/dump a 35-track disk side during a mass dumping exercise is currently about 10.33 seconds. If … Continue reading

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IECHost track nibbling with a 1571 drive: NIB tools

In this video I am benchmarking the nibbling capabilities available in firmware version 3.x.y of IECHost, using a 1571 drive. As the stopwatch suggests, it takes roughly 14 seconds to nibble a 35-track disk side to NIB file. If the … Continue reading

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IECHost track nibbling with a 1571 drive: NIB file support

As I thought when I created a non-standard G64 file (track data length = 8192 bytes), a NIB file holds pretty much the same information I was trying to hold in my custom G64 file. I could not find information … Continue reading

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