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#1 sparkdrummer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:28 AM

I thought I'd start a thread on the power of cassettes discussing utilities, games, hardware,etc.

 

I'll start it out with a dsk of utilites by Tonny Brouwer.

The most interesting program on the disk is Tape Streamer. It will copy a ss/sd disk to tape and back again. I tried it a couple of times and it seemed a bit fickle, but did work. I compared the "streamed" disk from tape to the original disk and it was exactly the same. I think this program runs at about 1200 baud as does other software on the dsk. Source files are on the disk as well. 

 

Attached File  T_BROUWER.DSK   90KB   14 downloads

 

Attached File  TAPEPOWER1.pdf   12.07KB   20 downloads

 

 



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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:33 AM

Now that's pretty damned interesting....

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:38 PM

Wow.  The original tape backup!



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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:55 PM

sounds like it could be very useful



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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:01 PM

I thought it would be interesting if a programmer changed the code a bit so it could back up 180k and 360k disks.

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:26 PM

I thought it would be interesting if a programmer changed the code a bit so it could back up 180k and 360k disks.

 

... or a TIPI sub directory?  :grin:



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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:12 PM

How much tape does it take to copy a 90k disk?



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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:21 PM

Honestly, I'm amazed you can still buy << cassettes >>.

After looking that up, I was curious... and I'll be danged... you can even buy new blank << 8 Track Tapes >>.  :P



#9 sparkdrummer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:26 PM

It does not take up too much tape. I think it runs at a higher baud rate than a normal cassette save. The audio signal is much different than a normal cassette save and the signal replayed is louder. I think thats why its finicky on the tape to disk save. Ill have to play with it a bit more.

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:24 PM

Honestly, I'm amazed you can still buy << cassettes >>.

After looking that up, I was curious... and I'll be danged... you can even buy new blank << 8 Track Tapes >>.  :P

I have an eight-track tape recorder. VERY DUSTY. ;)



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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:59 AM

A neat way for the cassette user to find programs on  tapes.

 

Attached File  CS1_FINDEX.DSK   90KB   10 downloads

 

Attached File  CS1_FINDEX.pdf   21.1KB   15 downloads

 

Attached File  TAPEPOWER2.pdf   9.25KB   12 downloads

 






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