sydney wrote:In another thread.....
, to be precise, where I included this list of missing games that are at CCH and need to be archived:
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Brainwaves Quiz,Arnold Wheaton,Cassette,SW143,
Butterflies / Putting,Unknown EDUCATIONAL,,????,
Clever Clogs Computer Tutor,Argus Press,Cassette,SW100,
Copter Dogfight,Micro User,Cassette,SW162,
Cosmos,Kansas,Cassette,SW162,Task Force – Cosmos – Demolish combo tape
Cricket Averages,South Coast Software,Cassette,SW085,
Demolish,Kansas,Cassette,SW162,Task Force – Cosmos – Demolish combo tape
Doom Run / Backgammon,Unknown,,????,
Exploring Adventures (Tape),Duckworth,Cassette,SW150,
Game Core,BBC Soft,Cassette,SW047,
Games Of Logic (different version),Golem,Cassette,SW164,
Gold Collection,US Gold,Disk / Cassette,????,SECOND PRIORITY
Hereward The Rebel,Fernleaf,Disk,SW099,
Kingdom Of Helior,Longman,Disk,SW098,
Lost In The Labyrinth,Stack,Cassette,SW031,
Play your cards right,LWT,,????,
Quest Adventures + Creator,AUCBE,Disk,SW107,
Space Fighter,Program Power,Cassette,SW016,
"Storyline, The",Daco Software,Cassette,????,CH40402
Trivial Pursuit – Baby Boomer,Domark,Cassette (and Disk),SW031,
Trivial Pursuit – Standard,Domark,Disk,SW031,Genus Edition?
Trivial Pursuit – Young Players,Domark,Cassette (and Disk),SW031,
(The "Box" number identifies the physical storage box that the tape/disc is kept in at CCH.)
sydney wrote:I'm willing to dedicate a bit of time to get this done if you guys can make sure I have the tools to do it!
sydney wrote:There are 39 games in the list, 21 on cassette , 9 on disk, 3 on cassette/disk and 6 unknown. What will be the optimal way of getting this done?
If you want to capture the audio from the cassettes as WAVs on your laptop, I'm no expert, although I have done it in the past. I used Col's somewhat terse instructions here:
There, Col suggests connecting the tape recorder to Line In on the PC/laptop and using WaveLab to record the audio with settings of "Stereo, 44k, 16bit, peak about-2.5", if that makes any sense to you!
The audio will have to be converted to .UEF later, but the main thing initially is to capture the WAV. The problem is, I did have one experience where the audio seemed to be captured fine, but I couldn't successfully pass it through the rest of the toolchain that you use to convert the WAV audio to a digital tape-image -- I was converting to .CSW, but you can also convert to .UEF, etc. -- and you can't tell at the WAV stage whether the captured audio is good or bad. That's why I'd prefer Lee's method, which you quoted above, which is to use an actual Beeb to load the files off the tape and then save them to disc -- and perhaps then from disc to your laptop via UPURS. (Though you might run into problems with locked files or other tape protection methods.)