Tag Archives: Vorpal

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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CBM Flux Studio: NIB to G64 conversion for Vorpal (later) disks

In this video I show how CBM Flux Studio can be used to convert NIB files to G64 files, ready not only to be used in a C64 emulator but also for being written back to disk. Stay tuned for … Continue reading

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Encoding details for Vorpal later: fully documented

It’s been a while since I dissected Vorpal later and I was planning to document low level technical details in the official documentation for CBM Flux Studio.However, I might not be able to finish version 1.0 any time soon due … Continue reading

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CBM Flux Studio: Comparing G64 files from NIB and KryoFlux raw stream files

In this video I show how one can get comparable results when creating G64 files from NIB files and from KryoFlux raw stream files. Stay tuned for more!

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CBM Flux Studio and NIB files

In this video I go through the reason I believe NIB files are a valuable resource to produce working disk images (such as G64) and compare results with other tools in the disk preservation space. Therefore I plan to add … Continue reading

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CBM Flux Studio: Vorpal track alignment

In the video below I show how CBM Flux Studio can be used to realign tracks in a Vorpal disk image in order to allow users to write it back safely to a physical disk, in a way that matches … Continue reading

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How to tell if a disk sector was overwritten by a CBM drive

The question about whether or not a disk sector was overwritten is relevant when assessing whether or not an original disk was modified, e.g. for saving a hi-score table. In fact, while researching the Vorpal disk loader used by California … Continue reading

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Vorpal Duplicator Information decoded

I am still quite busy due to the fact I changed job this week, but I decided to share some of my Python material to manipulate low-level flux reversal data captured with e.g. KryoFlux. In fact, I had written a … Continue reading

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Flux Studio: progress update

I chose to make a video to show a comprehensive list of “official” features currently available in Flux Studio 0.8: One thing that I should investigate is the actual structure and purpose of the unusual t/s 18/16 in later Vorpal … Continue reading

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