[Coco] Rainbow cassettes
glenvdb at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 4 00:00:21 EST 2005
My copy is indeed the RS version with the RS cat number. I have tried
another tape (just a bunch) which has it on it, but it seems the same.
I have tried to search for Steve's email address, and it seems that his name
is a common one. I wanted to get permission to post some of his stuff on my
website, but so far, I havn't been able to track down the "right" Steve. If
you have (or anyone ) has information on how to contact him it would be much
BTW "Pooyan" worked without any problems, and "the King" works, but loads up
an "opposite" color scheme, then when loaded from cassette. (the king now
has a grey "King" with red-pink girders- daisy has green gray hair).
well enough for this evening. CSI is on.
>I have a disk version with a Cat. No. 1200 which seems to be a Datasoft
>Inc. number rather than a Tandy product number. The instructions indicate
>that both a tape and disk version were issued for the Coco1 32K, and
>TDP-100 32K (Coco2 I think).
>The tape is double sided and you may have a better recording on the side
>other than the one you used.
>My guess is that if you are trying to use the cassette version on a disk
>system, the program is loading at $600 and trashing the disk OS. Short of
>patching the program, you will need to offset load the tape before saving
>it to disk. You will then need a small program to relocate the program
>after loading it from disk and before starting it.
>However, there may be a better solution since the program was written by
>Steve Bjork who may still be reachable. If you can get an email to him, he
>may be able to send you a patch or instructions for running the tape
>version on a disk system.
>If you follow the previously posted information for finding the start, end,
>and exec addresses for a tape ml program and post them, I think I can post
>specific instructions for making the program run on a disk system.
>Glen VanDenBiggelaar wrote:
>>I just tried Zaxxon, (The offical "RS' tape) and it doesn't work (maybe
>>because i am using a CoCo 2-64K?). It tries, but not quite.
>>I am working next on "Pooyan", "The King" etc. I will let you know how
>>>That was just discussed here. If the program is a Basic program, do a
>>>CLOAD"filename" and then a SAVE"filename". If the program is machine
>>>language, you can try
>>>Don't expect all cassette based programs to work on a disk based system.
>>>The machine language program may try to load at $600 and trash the disk
>>>OS. The Basic program may expect more RAM than is present in a disk
>>>system and not run.
>>>You will need to experiment. Offset loading of ml programs may be
>>>required with subsequent memory shifting. Editing of Basic programs may
>>>John T Chasteen wrote:
>>>>How do I transfer the cassette programs and files to a diskette?
>>>>I have been away from the coco 3 for about 25 years so please keep it
>>>>simple and detailed.
>>>>Thanks in advance
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