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Tape Erase   [2020]

Tape Erase Released by :
Ram Jam

Release Date :
17 May 2020

Type :
C64 Tool

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

Credits :
Code .... Zibri of Ram Jam

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Submitted by F7sus4 on 21 December 2020
Out of curiosity, how many attempts will using this program take to cause saving/recording a proper executable signal data combination? ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Zibri on 18 May 2020
@Beastfire: that depends.. if it was overwritten intentionally or not. If random data are written at least 2 times over valid data on a magnetic medium then there are very few chances.
User Comment
Submitted by Beastifire on 18 May 2020
I wonder if it's possible to retrieve overwritten disk files from C64 disks with special hardware. Perhaps we need something like DBAN to overwrite files a lot?
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Submitted by Zibri on 18 May 2020
Yeah ok.. you can mock me :D This program is a part of a study I am doing on the actual speed of the interface (which seems limited only by the cpu).
Anyway to write white noise that fast was not easy.. if you try you always get some clicks and sounds here and there... I had to use a trick.
If you run it in the emulator and create a TAP file and then convert the tap file in WAV you get white noise.
I tested it also on a real C64 and C2N. Same result.
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Submitted by TheRyk on 18 May 2020
What Tuffy sez xD
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Submitted by Frantic on 18 May 2020
Better safe than sorry. Probably best to run this 10x times, just to make really sure.
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Submitted by Street Tuff on 18 May 2020
Hours of Fun!
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Submitted by Bieno on 17 May 2020
Great tool !!!!
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Submitted by Zierliches Püppchen on 17 May 2020
:-) love it ...
User Comment
Submitted by Zibri on 17 May 2020
This program writes white noise on a tape using a standard C2N. Tested on real hardware. Enter LIST command for instructions.
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