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TAPClean’s Visiload scanner: further improvements

This evening, I managed to implement functional separation between the code required for multi-title support and the core Visiload scanner in TAPClean, which also simplifies the handling of abandon/exit conditions. I am going to do some regression testing for this … Continue reading

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Bleepload scanner improved further!

The “Bleepload” scanner in TAPClean now also supports multiple titles within the same tape image! As long as the “Bleepload Trigger” is acknowledged by the “Bleepload” scanner, the scanner’s state-machine is reset and ready to look for the next chain … Continue reading

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Bleepload Special scanner rewritten too

I finally managed to rewrite the “Bleepload Special” scanner in TAPClean. Along with more maintainable code, one of the advantages of the rewrite is that the search of file chains has been greatly simplified. As long as the first block in … Continue reading

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Some insight on Bleepload Trigger

The “Bleepload Trigger” is an extra piece of data attached to the last “Bleepload” file in a chain that provides instructions on the data deciphering process and on the code to execute after such process completes. So far TAPClean’s documentation … Continue reading

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GTK+ 2.x filechooser settings

If you despise the fact that in the latest versions of GTK+ the filechooser widget defaults to showing recent items, you might want to read further. Such behaviour can be changed to show the current working directory (cwd) instead. That’s … Continue reading

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How much worse can Skype get under Windows 10?

After a number of updates and idiotic animations being added to the initial application window, Skype has become much worse in terms of its core functionality, i.e. connecting people. Here’s a screenshot of the latest version running on Windows 10: … Continue reading

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One Bleepload scanner rewritten in TAPClean

As I had some time this evening, I decided to rewrite the “Bleepload” scanner in TAPClean. If you’re interested in seeing what has changed, here’s a view of the changes in v0_37_pre_6. As soon as I manage to rewrite the “Bleepload … Continue reading

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