Tag Archives: preservation

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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More DC2N5-LC development for the Black Pill

Over the weekend I finished porting all DC2N5-LC drivers from the Blue Pill to the Black Pill. In particular I was missing the key handling driver, which is now in good working order. I think I might actually port the … Continue reading

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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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DC2N5-LC PCB modified for use with a Black Pill

Having finished most of the work around porting the DC2N5-LC firmware to an STM32F411 Black Pill, I thought to adapt its PCB design to use either the STM32F401/STM32F411 version of the Black Pill. At around 3 GBP cheaper than an … 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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