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Spindle 2.2   [2016]

Spindle 2.2 Released by :

Release Date :
27 April 2016

Type :
Other Platform C64 Tool

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User rating:awaiting 8 votes (1 left)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Lft of Kryo
Test .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron
  The Human Code Machine of Masters' Design Group, Oxyron
Help .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron
  Krill of Plush

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User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 27 April 2016
Nice update!
User Comment
Submitted by lft on 27 April 2016
Release notes for 2.2:

This version offers improved robustness. The API is fully compatible with earlier 2.x versions.

* Greater margins for serial transfer. This should make loading more robust in noisy environments and with long IEC cables. This feature is optional, and may be disabled with the "-f" (fast) option to spin or pefchain. The fast version saves three cycles per byte of compressed data.

* More robust checksum protection during motor spinup. Earlier versions would fail on some very picky drives, but this has now been fixed. Version 2.2 has been stress tested for 24 hours straight on THCM's loaderkiller drive.

* Bus lock feature. You are now free to write anything you want to the upper bits of dd02 in between loadercalls. The lower bits of dd02 are used to select VIC bank, as before. Note that this is not allowed *during* loadercalls, i.e. from your interrupt code. There you must write 3c-3f.

* Better ability to detect host reset. Some C64s do not send a reset signal to the IEC bus on a system reset, and you may end up in a situation where you have to powercycle the drive. With this feature, it is at least safe to reset the C64 in between loadercalls; this will be detected, and the drive resets itself.
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