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TAPClean updated

Those of you who closely follow the development of TAPClean might have noticed that I’ve been doing some improvement work on the code in order to address an excellent finding submitted to me by Ziggy72: The loader previously referred to … Continue reading

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The strange case of “Action Pack 2”

Recently Paul (Ziggy72) provided me with his tape dumps of “Action Pack 2”, which have been baffling me a good deal. They turn out to be excellent research material for a number of reasons, so here’s some insight on this … Continue reading

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TAPClean and IECHost updates

Yesterday I implemented the custom cleaning code for “Glass Tape” in TAPClean. Before publishing an official release I will double check a few points: Adding more signatures from those tapes that use the “Glass Tape” format, Tuning “Glass Tape” pulse … Continue reading

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When two worlds met (and love prevailed on rivalry)

The history of computing is peppered with rivalry among users of different gaming machines. Perhaps the competition between Commodore 64 and Spectrum 48k users is one of the best known examples of such rivalry, and one some of us experienced … Continue reading

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IECHost on Raspberry Pi and party mode!

As there seems to be some momentum around the development of my IECHost project, I thought to spend some more time on it and build my IECHost client for¬†Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The overall setup is quite simple: a¬†Raspberry … Continue reading

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WarpCopy64 client: stream normalisation and GCR decoding integrated

As I integrated all the necessary components to decode the WarpCopy64 packet holding sector data, here’s the output from a further test run of my client with a different disk. The test still involves just fetching t/s 18/1 from drive … Continue reading

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WarpCopy64 client: further development

This afternoon I refactored a few things in my client implementation and decided to actually try some data transfer from WarpCopy64’s server running on a Commodore 64. Perhaps one of the simplest things to do when trying to work with … Continue reading

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