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CoCO 1 Tandy TRS-80 Casette CLOAD CLOADM RUN

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#1 RockyRaccoon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:42 PM

Hello! I recently got a CoCo 1 and have been trying to get it load programs via a Cassette cable I bought off Ebay.

 

Here's how it goes:

 

I load the .wav file onto the device. I get the wav files from here: http://www.colorcomp...assettes/Games/

 

I connect the device via the cable to the device.

 

I type 'CLOAD' (or CLOADM, as applicable) and then that little prompt in the corner comes up. I press play. It blinks. It gets the correct name of the program. It appears to be loading. The recording stops. The little light blinks: 'OK' it says.

 

Now when I type 'Run', nothing happens.

 

I type 'List' and there's no program loaded.

 

It's like it wasn't loading anything at all. :-/.

 

What's going on? How can I potentially fix it?

 

I've tried various volume levels but that doesn't seem to matter. I KNOW it's loading /something/ because it's detecting the name of the program while it loads. :-/.



#2 RockyRaccoon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:45 PM

I can't edit this, whoops but I will add:

 

I have typed 'AUDIO ON' and confirmed that the devices will play through the TV great, so the cable is ostensibly fine.



#3 jhd ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:41 AM

I used a cassette-based Coco for many years (I never upgraded to disk), and I have never encountered this problem. Weird.

 

I would suggest increasing the volume, but since it is reading the header information/file title, that is probably not the problem.

 

It shows S in the top-left corner of the screen while searching the tape, followed by an F when it eventually finds your title. 

 

There is also the SKIPF command that will check that a file is written to tape correctly, but will not load it into memory. (The EDASM+ cartridge thoughtfully renames this command VERIFY.)

 

You have probably tried this, but for a machine language program, uses EXEC to start it. 



#4 RockyRaccoon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:34 PM

Hey jhd.

 

Basically, I'm the ultra noob. X3. I thought it was 'RUN' for both types. I loaded a program and typed 'EXEC' and that worked. Go Munchman and Color Invaders working, which were my two test programs.

 

Thank you for your patience. X3 Whoops!







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