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Cymbal Software Cassette Titles (Games 20)

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the problem may be the xc-12 tape door is terrible and must be straightened to keep from mucking up tape playback and tracks... once I did that, many things loaded that would not before...

 

A few games seem to have a lot more to them and better versions when on tape.... very strange indeed!

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Has anyone still got the tapes themselves or the WAV recordings? The original conversion to CAS was botched, but we have better tools today, I would try converting them again if someone pointed me to the WAVs.

Edited by Kr0tki

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and please remember one other thing about the old tapes, they sometime have tight and loose spots and are inconsistantly wound up for sitting and being knocked about in storage..... a few fast forward to the end rewind to the end cycles and the sound becomes more stable and suddenly a bad tape is a good tape!

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On 4/4/2007 at 1:11 PM, Noelio said:

I don't know HOW rare this is, but I haven't found any other online.

Its contents are in English & French, so I would imagine it is a french canadian company.(?)

 

It's a folder style case with 6 tapes inside.

the games are actually pretty good, but obvious knock offs of arcade games at the time.

 

I have no idea how to do cassette dumps, but I will read up on it as this collection is really

worth the download. If you have directions / howto, I will get right to it as I just bought a brand spankin

new XC-12 from B & C solely for this purpose.

 

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what were the controls for Frogs? used to play as a kid went to play it today cant remember how to move them

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Under emulation? Frogs appears to work with the "greather than" / "less than" keys as well as SHIFT / RETURN (the instructions aren't clear at all).

 

Who else still has a copy of the compilation? Can't believe I'd be the only one. If nobody has it, you'll have to wait a bit and pray that I don't die before it can be redumped.

 

Edited by www.atarimania.com

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my copy was lost in a transatlantic move mid 80s :(

 

 

I was so happy when I found this.

 

I imagine this should be a bit more popular sears used to sell it.

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2 hours ago, Fred_M said:

You are not the only one Bertrand ;-) 

 

And I made tape to disk copies of your Cymbal Software (Games 20) collection. Think I could copy all 20 games and a) put them on a DOS 2 disk (90k, one diskside per tape) and b) put them on twenty separate bootdisks with CasDis.

 

Note: The DOS 2 diskversions do not contain a DOS nor a menu, just the copied data (transfered with C/D Copy 54k by M.Thiel). The CasDis bootversions can be booted with Atari Basic and a lot of patience, since almost all Basic programs do load further data (font file, object code, etc.)...

 

I recorded all tapes onto CD-RW with my Hifi system, but I did NOT keep my CD-RW recordings and also did not create WAV or CAS files. (Erased the CD-RW after successfully converting all 20 programs to diskette.)

 

 

Games20_DOSdisk.zip Games20_CasDis_Bootdisks.zip

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1 hour ago, CharlieChaplin said:

And I made tape to disk copies of your Cymbal Software (Games 20) collection.

Great to know that my tapes are working 😁 These cassettes are on my list to dump for the a8preservation project including cas- and wav-files.

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5 hours ago, CharlieChaplin said:

 

And I made tape to disk copies of your Cymbal Software (Games 20) collection. Think I could copy all 20 games and a) put them on a DOS 2 disk (90k, one diskside per tape) and b) put them on twenty separate bootdisks with CasDis.

 

Note: The DOS 2 diskversions do not contain a DOS nor a menu, just the copied data (transfered with C/D Copy 54k by M.Thiel). The CasDis bootversions can be booted with Atari Basic and a lot of patience, since almost all Basic programs do load further data (font file, object code, etc.)...

 

I recorded all tapes onto CD-RW with my Hifi system, but I did NOT keep my CD-RW recordings and also did not create WAV or CAS files. (Erased the CD-RW after successfully converting all 20 programs to diskette.)

 

 

Games20_DOSdisk.zip 84.2 kB · 4 downloads Games20_CasDis_Bootdisks.zip 113.74 kB · 4 downloads

is this all 20 games?!?! getting excited here! can you guys scan the inserts? 

 

this fills a void for me guys. thanks so much

 

 

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couldn't wait to get to my computer. installed Colleen on my android phone and tried the arts. my first time seeing maze master since my childhood. thank you so so much. made my day. I'm honestly so grateful. so happy. I have for a long long long time thought this childhood memory was gone. so happy.

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5 hours ago, CharlieChaplin said:

Yes, all 20 games on diskette. I tested them and as it loooks, all work fine...

 

been playing them all. so greatful. could not find these anywhere and I been looking forever. 

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now that all 20 games exist can anyone scan or take a pic of the game instructions so we can upload the package all over the internet and it won't die into the past?

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On 4/4/2007 at 1:31 PM, Noelio said:

Its listed as unbelievably rare.

Sounds like I got a gem! :)

I had this since I was a kid. In fact, I got a 600XL & this tape set for Christmas, with no tape deck!

Had to wait about six months before I could use it hahaha.

Some really well done games. I hope I can dump it but I am slightly concerned where there are

approx 3 second pauses (tape stops then starts again) between load chimes. Might be an early

piracy prevention scheme... Not sure.

 

http://www.atarimania.com/detail_soft.php?...VERSION_ID=1224

I too had got this before a tape drive lol. my mom had got it via Sears Canada for me.

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