DC2N by Luigi Di Fraia DC2N - a tape preservation device for Commodore and Sinclair homecomputers


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This page has last been updated on: 1 Feb 2014.


dc2nconv

Description: this tool converts DC2N 16-bit DMP files to legacy TAP files.
The Windows version comes with a Shell Extension to integrate the conversion process in Explorer, as shown in the following image.

DC2N Shell Extension in Explorer by Luigi Di Fraia

Compliance: release 1.4 and later perform the DC2N format version 0 conversion with support for different machine types and video standards. However, only 16-bit files sampled at 2 MHz (DC2N defaults) are supported.

dc2nconv downloads
Windows binaries by Luigi Di Fraia dc2nconv-rel-1.6.zip Windows (all versions[1])
Linux binaries by Luigi Di FraiaLinux binaries by Luigi Di Fraia dc2nconv-rel-1.6-linux.gz Debian Linux / Ubuntu
MAC OS X binaries by Luigi Di Fraia dc2nconv-rel-1.6-OSX.gz MAC OS X 10.4 (Intel) and later
Solaris 10 binaries by Luigi Di Fraia dc2nconv-rel-1.6-sol10-sparc.gz
dc2nconv-rel-1.6-sol10-x86.gz
Solaris 10

[1] Since Windows 7 has UAC enabled by default, accessing some important registry key like HKLM needs admin privilege. Even when we log in Windows as an admin, we execute apps with standard privilege by default.
Please execute the DC2NShellExtension app as admin (right click the app executable file and select "Run as administrator").



TAP Studio win32 - DC2N edition

TAPStudio, DC2N edition by Luigi Di Fraia

Description: this tool shows data inside DC2N 16-bit dumps. It can convert dumps to TAP version 1 format (just as dc2nconv does) along with allowing very basic editing, like silencing noisy areas of the dump.

TAP Studio win32 downloads
Windows binaries by Luigi Di Fraia tapstudio-rel-1.4.0-win32-dmp.zip Windows (all versions)



tapconv

Description: this tool converts TAP files from version 1 to 0 in order to use them with older version of DC2N (firmware releases prior to 1.73).
The Windows version comes with a batch file for converting all TAP files in the current folder at once.

tapconv downloads
Windows binaries by Luigi Di Fraia tapconv-rel-1.0-win32.zip Windows (all versions)
Linux binaries by Luigi Di Fraiagtkterm configuration by Luigi Di Fraia tapconv-rel-1.0.tar.gz Debian Linux / Ubuntu



Serial terminal configurations

Description: Also available are HyperTerminal and gtkterm configuration files. These can be used to monitor the DC2N over a serial connection and to upgrade the DC2N firmware.

Serial terminal configurations download
HyperTerminal configuration by Luigi Di Fraia DC2N_hyperterminal.zip Windows (all versions)
gtkterm configuration by Luigi Di Fraiagtkterm configuration by Luigi Di Fraia .gtktermrc.gz Debian Linux / Ubuntu



Additional TAP/DC2N software is available in my C64 section.


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