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Tricks with xscrol

A while ago, when I was working with ptoing on my C64 Raster Effect Editor, he asked me whether I could write some C64 code to create an interesting effect for an existing artwork a friend of his had put … Continue reading

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Thinking of porting my GTK2 applications GTK4

I had this thought to port some of my GTK2 applications to GTK4, so I started to read the migration guide. That’s when I stumbled on the following statement about invalidation: Only gtk_widget_queue_draw() is left to mark a widget as … Continue reading

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IECHost GUI client version 3.8.7 released

Version 3.8.7 of the IECHost GUI client is now available within my Software page. This is a minor release that adds a few new features. Details of the changes are available through the issue tracker.

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IECHost: yet another feature coming for its GUI client

Yet another tiny update to the IECHost GUI client: in the main window, the tooltip for a sector is going to also display what file the sector belongs to, if appropriate. Example below: I am going to push a few … Continue reading

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Support for the “fast serial” protocol added to IECHost!

This morning I finished the implementation of the “fast serial” protocol in the IECHost firmware, that’s the one used by the C128 to communicate with 1571 and 1581 drives, using CIA’s shift register. The result is quite pleasing so far: … Continue reading

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Analyzing the “fast serial” bus protocol between a C128 and a 1571 floppy disk drive

Today I received the 1571 I had acquired on eBay. Having received the C128 yesterday, this afternoon, straight after work, I was eager to take a few traces of the communication between the two 🙂 The screenshot below shows that … Continue reading

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IECHost: support for Fast Serial and Burst mode

I recently decided to look into the request from an IECHost user, Ruben, to add support for the fast data transfer modes implemented in Commodore 1571 drives and the Commodore 128. In order to do so, I ended up acquiring … Continue reading

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IECHost: yet another new feature coming for its GUI client

As requested by another one of its users, the IECHost GUI client is going to present the current track and sector the mouse pointer is hovering on 🙂 Stay tuned!

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IECHost: yet another new feature coming

As requested by one of its users, Jorge, who also made a rather nice donation, the IECHost GUI client is going to offer scrollable directory listings within the file chooser dialogs to load/save a D64: Stay tuned!

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IECHost GUI client version 3.8.6 released

Version 3.8.6 of the IECHost GUI client is now available within my Software page. This is a minor release that adds a few new features. Details of the changes are available through the issue tracker. Although not required, it is recommended to update … Continue reading

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