Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

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Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Post by Trapper » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Hello,

I've downloaded the WAV for Repton 2 and have recorded it to tape. My method for recording this way is sound as I've made several tapes already with no problem at all.

With Repton 2 the tape will load up to "REPTON 2 02 0229" and then errors with the message "Locked" and the cassette motor turns off quite hard.

At first I thought it was a bad recording, but it keeps happening. Is this some form of early copy protection?!

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Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Post by billcarr2005 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm

Are you attempting to *LOAD the file?
"Locked" means it's locked from anything except *RUN (or CHAIN"")

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Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Post by Trapper » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:20 pm

No I've been doing a:

*TAPE
CHAIN ""

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Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Post by vanekp » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:29 pm

as long as you are CH."REPTON2" file it should load as that is a basic program loader for the rest, but if its having a problem with the 1st block and it skips it will tries to load the "?" file then it going to give a locked message as that file is locked on the tape.
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Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Post by Trapper » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:38 pm

Ah! That did it!

Cheers. I was CHAIN "" rather than CHAIN "REPTON2" which is now loading. The wife will be happy!

Any reason why CHAIN "" failed? I haven't had an error on dozens of tapes I've loaded that way!

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Re: Repton 2 - Cassette Version - LOCKED

Post by vanekp » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:09 pm

should have worked with CH."" as well must be something a bit dogie with the 1st bit of your tape.
I have my wav files on my smart phone tablet or ipod and play then from there 100% loading every time :)
Tapes are a thing of the past :)
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