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Hi

 

Just acquired a TI-99/4A with an adventure cartridge and a copy of Pirate Adventure. Apologies for the basic question but how do I load the tape? I have to reply to the "Where is the database?" question with something appropriate that indicates the tape port, but what is the right response?

 

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Jon

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i dont remember the specific name of the pirate file (it's PIRATE), i think?

 

you have to type in CS1.FILENAME at the prompt- if you had a disk drive marked as Disk 1 it would be DSK1.FILENAME. I don't remember if it matters, but a lot of the TI stuff needs to be in all caps.

 

have fun! i love the Scott Adams adventures.

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Presuming you have a cassette tape drive plugged into the cassette port in back of the computer (next to the power receptacle), the command to load a program from tape in TI Basic or XB is “OLD CS1”—no trailing filename. For the Adventure game prompt, the response should be “CS1”—also, with no trailing filename. [EDIT—H-m-m-m...I just looked at one of the Adventure manuals and it says to type “OLD CS1” at the prompt—which turns out to be wrong!]

 

...lee

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Thanks for the advice, will try it once I have reassembled the system.

 

Then it's "Arrrrr harrr harrrr.....Me Laddie!" time.

 

(Black Adder reference..)

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There were never file names when storing on cassette. Just simply right down the record where the file starts and ends then FF and REW to the record before using CS1.

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There were never file names when storing on cassette. Just simply right down the record where the file starts and ends then FF and REW to the record before using CS1.

 

Imagine you put your 90min cassette into the cassette player, and then you listen to the first transfer ... not the correct file name ... the second ... again wrong ... the third ... oh, it's gonna take some time ...

 

But I think the C64 could use file names with its datasette (with the above effect).

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There is documentation for the Adventure module at:

http://www.99er.net/download2/index.php?act=category&id=20

 

 

I have the brown cover manual for the cassette version of the Mission Impossible adventure and Texas Instruments managed to get the instructions for loading the cassette wrong. I'll add it to the documentation thread in due course - next year perhaps, for what little it is worth!

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But I think the C64 could use file names with its datasette (with the above effect).

 

Yes, a majority of home computers (but obviously not all of them) use file names even with cassettes and can use them in LOAD to traverse through a tape until it finds a match.

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thanks for steering me correctly! i could've sworn you had to put the filename. :)

 

Sadly, TI's cassette system wasn't nearly as advanced as some other systems. My brother's TRS-80 Coco actually could play and search for specific files on the tape; it would just not read the data if it wasn't the right file.

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