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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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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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TAPClean: multi-title support added for “Power Load”

Some time ago, Paul submitted an example of a tape with two “Power Load” titles in it, part of the “Mini Office” software package. Today I decided to extend the “Power Load” scanner in TAPClean, giving it the ability to … Continue reading

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Analysis tool preview

A preview of my web-based tape analysis tool is now available here. Don’t forget that the web page itself can be downloaded to your PC/device and used while offline too. Furthermore, the current view can be saved as a PNG … Continue reading

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