Electron versions of archived software

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:36 pm

Cassette 21 Boots C15
JUMP JET
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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:37 pm

Cassette 22 Boots C15
VEGETABLES

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Cassette 23 Boots C15
KARATE COMBAT

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:43 pm

Cassette 24 Micro Power The Mine
MINE

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:51 pm

Cassette 25 Program Power Roulette with the write-protect tabs taped over.
CROAKER

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:54 pm

Cassette 26 Unknown C12/C15
DRIVER
VIEWDRIVER (MOTHER PROGRAM)
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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:56 pm

Cassette 27 Unknown C12/C15
EPSON
EPSON
GAMES - CARL

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:58 pm

Cassette 28 Micro Power Unknown 1983 with the write-protect tabs taped over.
CHECK
CHECK
CHECK
PLUS
PLUS
PLUS1
PLUS MICRO
PLUS MICRO2
PLUS MICRO2
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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:01 pm

Cassette 29 Boots C15
GRAPHITO
ALPHA1
ALPHA2
ALPHA3
ALPHA4
BEETLE
ROSE
TELEPH
ALPHA4

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:03 pm

Cassette 30 Boots C15
GRAPHITO
2DMOD1
MODE5BL
2DMOD2
MODE5BL
MODE1BL
MODE2BL
2DMOD3
ALPHA1
ALPHA2
ALPHA3
2DMOD4
3DMOD1
3DMOD2
EPSON
ALPHA1
ALPHA2
ALPHA3

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by lurkio » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:44 pm

iamaran wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:32 pm
What I think I ought to do is to finish the cataloguing
Ah. I thought you had finished! Hence my previous post.

Have you finished now? Or is there more to come?

:?:

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:09 pm

There are a few more, plus several untitled. I'm having a hard time with the cassette deck heads on the unknowns. I successfully made a couple of good practice UEFs but now the tapes are getting chewed before the headers pass through. Hence me offering them out to the more knowledgeable. I do feel there will be nothing new here though.

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by 1024MAK » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:32 am

Tape chewing is normally a mechanical fault with the take-up spool drive running slower than the capsan (the rubber roller near the tape read/write head). Sometimes due to a slipping belt. Also ensure that the tape path and head is clean. And that the capsan rubber roller is slightly grippy and not shiny and smooth.

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by CMcDougall » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:15 am

^ mainly the tape itself, my £2k HiFi still does it to Prog Power tape's, especially the dark /may be carbon dioxide ones :shock:

If only TDK Dxx tapes where always used BITD, my 'job' would be so easy!!
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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:29 am

Thanks for the tips 1024MAK and CMcDougall. I'll persevere when I get chance.

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by 1024MAK » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:52 pm

Colin’s comments remind me that poor quality, or poorly stored tapes sometimes are the cause. For some reason, the friction between the spool(s) and the case increases, hindering the free movement of the spool(s).

A hexagon shaped pencil is useful for seeing who difficult a spool is to rotate.

I keep meaning to make a suitable bit to fit in a battery powered drill to test a tape to destruction, but somehow have never gotten around to doing this (yet)!

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:38 pm

davidb wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:36 pm
mr ee
It would be nice to think that an Electron version of this exists, but perhaps it's just the BBC Micro version. I think it runs, but incredibly slowly.
Sorry :(

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by davidb » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:43 pm

iamaran wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:38 pm
davidb wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:36 pm
mr ee
It would be nice to think that an Electron version of this exists, but perhaps it's just the BBC Micro version. I think it runs, but incredibly slowly.
Sorry :(
No need to apologise. :) Maybe it is an Electron version, or someone modified the BBC version to run! I didn't want to put you off investigating it, but at the same time didn't want you to waste your time if it turns out just to be a bootleg BBC version. :)

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:24 pm

davidb wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:43 pm
No need to apologise. :) Maybe it is an Electron version, or someone modified the BBC version to run! I didn't want to put you off investigating it, but at the same time didn't want you to waste your time if it turns out just to be a bootleg BBC version. :)
It didn't load in fully, but I can see that the file lengths are the same as the STH BBC tape version.
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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by davidb » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:54 pm

Thanks for taking the time to look into it. :) Maybe I should look into porting Mr Ee to the Electron some day.

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:20 am

iamaran wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:38 pm
davidb wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:36 pm
mr ee
It would be nice to think that an Electron version of this exists, but perhaps it's just the BBC Micro version. I think it runs, but incredibly slowly.
Sorry :(
Or, maybe, just run it with a turbo board fitted :D

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:11 pm

Okay, so next question: does anyone want any/all of these cassettes? Free for postage, obviously. Otherwise they'll only get stored in a cardboard box in the loft as I realistically won't have the time to do anything with them in the foreseeable.

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:22 am

iamaran wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Okay, so next question: does anyone want any/all of these cassettes? Free for postage, obviously. Otherwise they'll only get stored in a cardboard box in the loft as I realistically won't have the time to do anything with them in the foreseeable.
I could add these to my collection . . . I plan to catalogue what I have and make them available to anyone who would need/like them. I'd pay the postage too - seems right! I still have a little space (will have more when Xavier collects his goodies), so no issues there.

I'll PM you . . .

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Re: Electron versions of archived software

Post by iamaran » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am

Yes, I'll get it sorted.

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