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Just have a few questions about the Megacopy

 

since the IDE setup uses the 2nd DDP memory location does that mean i can pop the 2nd DDP back in my Adam but only connect it to the MegaCopy board and not from the board to the adam?

 

Why does it need 2 ddps to format an audio cassette ?

 

Are the instruction available on this forum ?

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36 minutes ago, rietveld said:

Just have a few questions about the Megacopy

 

since the IDE setup uses the 2nd DDP memory location does that mean i can pop the 2nd DDP back in my Adam but only connect it to the MegaCopy board and not from the board to the adam?

 

Why does it need 2 ddps to format an audio cassette ?

 

Are the instruction available on this forum ?

The Megacopy plugs into the ADAM where data drive #2 ordinarily plugs in and then data drive #2 plugs into the Megacopy...so basically they are daisy-chained.

 

You need two data drives because Megacopy by itself does not actually format a cassette tape. It copies the formatting from a ddp in drive #1 to the blank tape in drive #2.

 

Instructions were posted in the ADAM Facebook group if you are a member over there.

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45 minutes ago, rietveld said:

Just have a few questions about the Megacopy

 

since the IDE setup uses the 2nd DDP memory location does that mean i can pop the 2nd DDP back in my Adam but only connect it to the MegaCopy board and not from the board to the adam?

 

Why does it need 2 ddps to format an audio cassette ?

 

Are the instruction available on this forum ?

Here are the instructions.

 

MEGACOPY REDUX Instructions RevA.pdf

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18 minutes ago, jblenkle said:

The Megacopy plugs into the ADAM where data drive #2 ordinarily plugs in and then data drive #2 plugs into the Megacopy...so basically they are daisy-chained.

 

You need two data drives because Megacopy by itself does not actually format a cassette tape. It copies the formatting from a ddp in drive #1 to the blank tape in drive #2.

 

Instructions were posted in the ADAM Facebook group if you are a member over there.

No, i am not part of FB. 

 

Does the source tape need to be blank? 

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40 minutes ago, rietveld said:

No, i am not part of FB. 

 

Does the source tape need to be blank? 

No. You will need a center directory tape (SmartBASIC or similar) to format CD tapes and a right directory tape (Buck Rogers or similar) to format RD tapes.

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I just ordered this.  Can t wait to biuild up my DDP collection .

 

I know that DDps are slow and not needed anymore buit the ADAM was always known for them so I would like to display a huge library of the tapes with My Coleco Adam

 

 

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Something tells me that Milli will be getting busy repairing Data Drives in the not so distant future.

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1 hour ago, NIAD said:

Something tells me that Milli will be getting busy repairing Data Drives in the not so distant future.

i already messaged him about buying a spare :)

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12 hours ago, NIAD said:

Something tells me that Milli will be getting busy repairing Data Drives in the not so distant future.

Or something better ;)

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Just got my Mega Copy in.. It works great.   I have an old Adam tape that would not format using FileManager.  I used MegaCopy and turned it into a new tape and transfered Smart Basic to it.

 

Another Adam DDP is saved

 

 

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