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Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:16 pm
by CMcDougall
^^
vanekp wrote:with these switches it makes a propper hq.uef
I tried that, still does not work, gets to block 2B, then Data? and crashes....
BUT, if you use BackToLife (.CSW to .WAV) I can confirm it loads back into a actual real beeb \:D/
as the original tape does not :lol: (sideB was closest to working :x )

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:17 pm
by vanekp
:lol: I got told how to do it by the expert years ago when he was running the acorn preservation site and I was doing conversions of the software I had at the time.

:wink:

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:54 pm
by CMcDougall
Revs -Acornsoft 1985
(CSW of this in first post (pg1 top))
full manual scan here : http://www.mediafire.com/download/15b1p ... Revs01.zip
revsUEFhq.zip
UEFhq
(30.42 KiB) Downloaded 217 times
Revs 4Tracks -Acornsoft 1985
(CSW of this in first post (pg1 5th from top))
revs4TracksUEFhq.zip
UEFhq
(24.13 KiB) Downloaded 218 times
Fab Four Volume 1 -ASL 1989 : (CHAIN"" 1st game (S/P), *RUN (O/T) 2nd game)
Image
sideA
FabFourVol1a-ASL1989-Sphere2 OmegaOrb.zip
CSW
(453.66 KiB) Downloaded 226 times
FabFourVol1a-ASL1989-Sphere2 OmegaOrb.zip
UEF
(41.93 KiB) Downloaded 224 times
sideB
FabFourVol1b-ASL1989-Psycastria2 Thunderstuck2.zip
CSW
(408.58 KiB) Downloaded 222 times
FabFourVol1b-ASL1989-Psycastria2 Thunderstuck2.zip
UEF
(40.2 KiB) Downloaded 225 times
Did not bother with a UEFhq of these, as no 'streams' or extra blank space between the files. Can make it, if requested.... Thanks to MatthewThompson for not throwing in the bin, & at me instead =D>
Disc version here: http://www.stairwaytohell.com/bbc/archi ... abFour.zip

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:32 pm
by CMcDougall
Bullseye by TV Games / Domark / Central and previously released by Macsen:
beAtape.jpg
inlay A and tape
beB.jpg
inlay B
recorded same both sides 8mins 20secs, left channel strong, right useless

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:54 pm
by lurkio
CMcDougall wrote:Bullseye by TV Games / Domark / Central and previously released by Macsen:
beAtape.jpg
beB.jpg
recorded same both sides 8mins 20secs, left channel strong, right useless
Great! Smashing! Super!

(Sorry.)

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:09 pm
by CMcDougall
Zalaga - Aardvark 1983
This needs to be *RUN, only works on bEm22 as BeebEm414 can't cope with the tape protection loader...
says V2.2 on last file
ZalagaBuef.zip
UEF
(11.54 KiB) Downloaded 209 times
ZalagaBhqUEF.zip
hqUEF
(11.91 KiB) Downloaded 208 times
ZalagaBcsw.zip
csw
(122.91 KiB) Downloaded 212 times
here are the ones from AcornPreservation.org, the site does not exist now,
and not all 262 of them worked, hence this thread! :D
grab my upload here 57mb : https://www.mediafire.com/?h13hsx7m6c4msh7

AtariSoft 1984 - Pole Position CSW here :
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11465#p143397
keys below & instructions:

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:30 am
by Commie_User
BOOM-Shankar!

With the Beeb as spicy as this, it should have been illicit!

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:12 pm
by CMcDougall
ELITE - Acornsoft 1984 - Version 1 - electron

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:06 am
by CMcDougall
Electron :
Cybertron Mission - Program Power 1983
Frenzy - Micro Power 1984
Positron - Program Power 1983 (or Gary Partis Soft)

luckily, on all these, game recorded twice on side A, and blank on side B
so 2nd game copy worked first time, as 1st copy had the dreaded usual wind up start of tape
elk3cfp.jpg
media
elk3cfpIN.jpg
inst
enjoy! 8)

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:24 pm
by CMcDougall
Five A Side Socca -IJK 1983 (or Star Soccer in the first loader by D M Smith) - Electron
IJK-FiveASideSocca-elk.jpg
cov
IJK-FiveASideSocca-elk.jpg (17.42 KiB) Viewed 2191 times
Image
this is a weird one, completely different from the BBC version, as that has 4 files to load (SOCCA, DATA1, DATA2 & DATA3)
now, when trying to load this Electron version (SOCCA, DATA1, ? (Locked))
into a BBC, it hangs on end of block 1A00, as if tape not long enough.. :? (? is load1781 call3100 len1B7E)
so wonder if the electron ULA can handle this last locked *RUN file, and the BBC can't :shock:
in the generated .TXT file, we have :

Code: Select all

The following block size is 280
THE EMPTY BLOCK FLAG IS WRONG.
Found :          ? 19	Checksum ok
31 data blocks written.
Carrier tone written, length 2140 waves.
Baud rate of the preceding data was 1321.596

The following block size is 280
THE EMPTY BLOCK FLAG IS WRONG.
Found :          ? 1A	Checksum ok
32 data blocks written.
Carrier tone written, length 2144 waves.
Dummy byte in carrier tone is &2A.
Carrier tone written, length 4 waves.
Dummy byte in carrier tone is &0D.
Carrier tone written, length 4 waves.
Dummy byte in carrier tone is &00.
Carrier tone written, length 4 waves.
Dummy byte in carrier tone is &81.
Carrier tone written, length 4 waves.
Baud rate of the preceding data was 1322.521

THE FIRST BYTE OF THE NEXT BLOCK IS NOT '*'.
The following block size is 7
DATA BLOCK WRITTEN WITH A BAD CHECKSUM OR NON-STANDARD BLOCK.
33 data blocks written.
MISREAD A BLOCK.
Carrier tone written, length 2 waves
anyways, one to ponder on!
The .UEFhq does not work on BeebEm414 or bEm22
But, does work fine on ElkulatorV1 ,
the .CSW does not, but put here anyways to play back to elk using BackToLife .CSW<>.WAV
(not tested as yet..) EDIT: Working 8)

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:53 pm
by CMcDougall
^ 6 folk not figures that out then :?

next up, just one file, sideB made a working CSW, sideA made a UEF & hqUEF
Image
BugByte Galaxy Wars

different from the STH .SSD version, as asks "Level (1 to 4) ?"
and the high score layout is also different showing scores per levels

*T.
*/

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:46 pm
by CMcDougall
Deaths Head Hole - Peaksoft 1983
Image
find story & instructions here:
http://peaksoft.co.uk/peaksoftstory/
http://archive.worldofdragon.org/index. ... _Head_Hole
Tapes72a.jpg
media, as diff from Dragon /Spec /etc
just one basic file,
*T.
PAGE=&E00
CH.""

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:55 pm
by CMcDougall
Gideons Gamble - Superior 1983
Image
*T.
*RUN

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:01 pm
by CMcDougall
Caveman Adventure - Program Power - D Carlos - V10 - 12 Jan1983
or Neanderthal Man :?
Image
EDIT: found keystrip! :)
CavemanAdvA.jpg
F keystrip
*T.
PAGE=&E00
CH.""

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:08 pm
by CMcDougall
Eldorado Gold - Program Power - 1982
Image
*T.
PAGE=&E00
CH.""

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:12 pm
by CMcDougall
Felix And The Fruit Monsters - Program Power - 1983
Image
*T.
CH.""

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:28 pm
by CMcDougall
Image
beeb version on sideA, elk on sideB:
:? will update when I re-find Elk version CSW , must of deleted in err... #-o

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:08 pm
by CMcDougall
Podd - ASK - Acornsoft
the one in STH is different :
http://www.stairwaytohell.com/filesearc ... rch=Search
and says by "softech Services" :?
softech Services PODD ldr.jpg
ss ldr
I got the tape only, and says for Beeb & Elk :
poddMINE.jpg
Beeb & Elk
my one has longer files (but add to &4600), same both sides of tape, luckily as sideB/2 made these! \:D/

*T.
CH.""

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:31 pm
by CMcDougall
Draw - Micro Power 1983 electron , T J Balls 1982, v4.1P, Copy : *TJB
Image
recorded twice sideA, blank on sideB

never looked at this before, file "DEMO" contains a few nice pics! :D
DEMO pic13.jpg
I , DEMO , R , 13
*T.
PAGE=&E00
CH.""

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:07 pm
by CMcDougall
Galactic Commander - Micro Power 1983 electron
Image
all work, but not on emulators, being ElkulatorV1 :?

when loading the CSW it has to be at tape speed slow.
It also 'crashes' after screen splash :shock: due to loading file COM1 @900
to get round this :
LOAD"COM2"
*L. COM1
RUN

bizzare, as works on a real elk :D

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:53 pm
by CMcDougall
Jet Power Jack - Micro Power 1984 : electron
Image
again per MP recorded twice on SideA, blank sideB

*T.
CH.""

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:49 pm
by CMcDougall
Commando - Elite - Electron
Image
here is the original (not re-release Encore version)
also known as "Space Invasion" :shock:
(see insert : http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 72#p202095 )

sideB was better to make the files, even though sideA sounded better :?

I have checked both sides, and are same,
after stealing a block from sideB (on actual beeb loaded) to confirm file COMSCR

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:23 pm
by CMcDougall
Thrust - Superior - 1986 electron (at mo) & beeb....
Image
this was a first, the elk version worked straight away, but beeb side failed! :shock:
might have another go with a CSW laters...

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:40 pm
by CMcDougall
Image
Electron Invaders - Micro Power 1984 / program power
eInv.png
ldr scr
*T.
CH."" 8)

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:30 pm
by CMcDougall
Image

JCB Digger - Acornsoft 1983 8)

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:36 pm
by CMcDougall
CMcDougall wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:08 pm
PODD...
luckily as sideB/2 made these!
Hide And Seek - ASK 1983
Podd - ASK 1983

here is the original box /manuals scans from the tape version for beeb & elk :
20mb : https://www.mediafire.com/file/rjutm2un ... 4.zip/file

so here is sideA of Podd from another tape, also Hide & Seek, don't know why only the .UEF bombs out with 'Bad Prog' :?

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 am
by vanekp
O I have this quite often with uef files that the BBC emulator (BeebEm) gets confused if you look the 1st block is shows as non standard, if you look there is no sync bit in the lead-in before the data and if you add it then create a uef it then works fine.
Pod.png
not sure if its a bug in the emulator or in the make uef program, I suspect the latter.

O it looks like its missing the whole 1st file as well :-
Pod1.png

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:32 am
by vanekp
This is the uef converted back to wav as you see there are no sync bits
Pod-Nosync.png
Here I have added a sync bit right at the front of the lead-in (in red circle)
Pod-Wsync.png
This is the the result converting it then back to a UEF file
PodUefWsync.png

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:55 pm
by CMcDougall
Evening Peter, 8)
that happens a lot when the CSW is fine , UEF fine, but hqUEF misses first block0 :?
Must be beebEm414 (sometimes rewind tape 4x sorts this) as bEm finds block0 all the time.

another way is to shorten the lead in to 2 seconds , when it was +5, but then not a true image of tape :cry:
Col. :wink:

Re: Tape CSW files -not working on other sites

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:39 am
by vanekp
I beleave I have found where the problem lies with this its a bug in makeuef 2.3 and HQ UEF files,
see my post viewtopic.php?p=238965#p238958
which means any HQ UEF made with makeuef Ver 2.3 is not 100% accurate.