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#1 mutterminder OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:13 PM

I found a copy of a text adventure I wrote for the ZX-81 way back in 1982.  The copy is from a microcassette.  I am not sure it is a good copy because I don't have a working ZX-81 to try it on.  I digitized it the best I could and have here uploaded the wave file for anybody who is interested. The tape is marked "Space Adventure 1.3, (Fast)"  I believe it had to be played in fast mode and that it requires at least 16K of RAM.  If anybody gets it to work, please let me know.Attached File  Space Adventure.mp3   30.67MB   14 downloads



#2 jhd OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:41 PM

I do not have a Spectrum with which to try this, but I think that it is great that you are willing to share something that you created so long ago.

 

In about 1984, I wrote a Centipede clone for the Coco called Multipede. Alas, there was no way to distribute it -- I did not know any local Coco users -- and so my masterpiece is (sadly) lost to time.   :_(



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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:46 PM

I do not have a Spectrum with which to try this, but I think that it is great that you are willing to share something that you created so long ago.

 

In about 1984, I wrote a Centipede clone for the Coco called Multipede. Alas, there was no way to distribute it -- I did not know any local Coco users -- and so my masterpiece is (sadly) lost to time.   :_(

 

The ZX-81 is different than the Spectrum....  I have a bunch of the ZX-81s/TS-1000s...   I will need to see if I can get one of them to Boot....

 

MarkO



#4 mutterminder OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:38 PM

Is there a way to convert this file so it would run on an emulator?  That would be a good way to test it.



#5 David Baldwin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:01 PM

I found this Web Page and Emulator can you use this

 

http://www.wintzx.fr/webStart.html



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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:10 AM

There surely are tools to convert a recording to a higher level binary file. The one David linked to though seems to convert binary file to audio, which is the opposite direction.

 

ZX81TAP seems a bit convoluted, in that you would run a ZX Spectrum emulator with capacity to input audio in order to load a ZX-81 file that you can store as a snapshot or TAP file. I don't know how well it works. Perhaps the other tool TSCon3.3 is easier to use.

http://www.retroisle...81/software.php

 

Here is a Java applet. The mention of Java gives me shudder along the backbone, but perhaps this is one of the small fraction of applets that actually works.

http://www.zx81stuff...s/overview.html

 

Here is a discussion thread that goes through a number of programs, their cons and pros and launches yet more software. Try it, you might like it!

http://www.sinclairz...opic.php?t=1177

 

I would assume some of the ZX-81 emulators can take WAV input as well without going through conversion first, but a specialized tool might be better at telling you if your file is mush or not.



#7 mutterminder OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 8:27 AM

River Patroller,

 

Thanks for the links. The Java applet just gives me a bunch of errors. TSCon3.3 doesn't even seem to run on Windows 10, which is the only thing I have at this time.  I'll see if one of the emulators will load the file.







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