Tag Archives: IECHost

IECHost boards shipped

The printed circuit boards for IECHost I had ordered a few days back were manufactured and shipped today. Yay! Stay tuned for more news on the subject 🙂

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Codebase64 on the Kernal behaviour

I found out that codebase64 mentions the issue I reported about reading the error channel/status info from devices that are not on the IEC bus. The author of the article refers to the issue as a deadlock. An interesting thing … Continue reading

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Kernal “patch” in the IECHost firmware

This evening I was contemplating the idea of adding a “disk certification” option in IECHost, as per Inside Commodore DOS – program on page 91, which uses direct access programming, including job execution. I was admiring how beautifully error checking is … Continue reading

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D64 Browser update

As the IECHost client might not be provided with some low level features required to e.g. set all 5 bytes of the disk ID, I decided to also update my “D64 Browser” application in order to add a number of … Continue reading

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IECHost PCB design sent to manufacturing

Motivated by the manufacturing of a few more DC2N5-LC PCBs, I decided to also submit an order for IECHost PCBs. It would be great to get access to a 3D printer to print ad-hoc cases for these new PCBs 🙂

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IECHost disk restore video update

As I had changed the interleave value used to write back tracks 1-17 in a more reliable way, here’s a video update about the process 🙂

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IECHost: D64 image warp-save to disk officially completed!

After a few changes to the IECHost client, I was finally able to make it stable to write D64 images back to physical disks. Have a look 🙂 The disk was also imaged to D64 afterwards and compared to its … Continue reading

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