Tag Archives: loaders

TAPClean update: “Anirog” clone support added

I am still quite busy at work, but today I had a chance to finally commit my changes to TAPClean for supporting an Anirog loader clone found quite often in Polish tapes.The difference in encoding is that the clone uses … Continue reading

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TAPClean update: “LK Avalon loader” support added

Back in November 2020, Adam approached me on SourceForge about a tape loader not recognized by TAPClean that was used by a Polish publisher in the 90s.Subsequently, he sent me a number of tapes from the same publisher and many … Continue reading

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Update to my book on tape and disk loaders for the Commodore 64

Having come back to proof-reading my book, after a few weeks since I last added content, I felt the need to clarify what “write splices” are for disk images, before referring to them in the chapter about Vorpal. Therefore, I … Continue reading

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More on Gremlin GBH

I spent some time yesterday and today to disassemble the tape loaders used in Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge and Blood Brothers. Although those loaders are similar, it is clear to me that Gremlin GBH is a group of tape loader … Continue reading

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TAPClean update: “Impossamole” fully supported

It’s been a while since my previous commit to TAPClean and I am glad about that: I can take a more detached look at the solutions that I developed in the past for supporting loaders with hard-coded load addresses.In fact, … Continue reading

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TAPClean Front End 0.39 released

Following the release of TAPClean 0.37, I managed to also prepare updated Linux and Windows packages for TAPClean Front End, which include release binaries of TAPClean too. You can get the update from my software page. Enjoy!

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TAPClean 0.37 released!

Download release 0.37 from SourceForge here. Enjoy!

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Blue bands and green pixels

As I keep getting asked what blue bands and green pixels stand for in my tape dumping firmware (DC2N3 and DC2N5-LC), client software (DC2N4-LC), and analysis software (e.g. Web-based tape analysis tool, TAP Studio), I thought to take a moment … Continue reading

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More Bleepload fun

I was checking how “Bleepload” hands control over to “Bleepload Special” in “Bubble Bobble” when I stumbled on some code leftover in one of the blocks involved in the handover (set a breakpoint on execution at $BF1A and then check … Continue reading

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TAPClean and TCFE updated again!

As requested by¬†Fredric, I’ve now changed TAPClean so that the filename occurring within a Turbotape 250 header file is also embedded in the PRG filename of its data counterpart. As example, for “Pitstop II”, here’s the list of extracted PRG … Continue reading

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