[Coco] [Color Computer] Happy New Years!
phil.salathe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 21:22:37 EST 2008
> > I've been going through a lot of my magazines and disks, and my first big
>> project is to start archiving all my software onto a PC. Does anyone have
>> any suggestions as to what applications work best for this? I heard that
> > Omni-Flop is a great application for copying disks. Any others?
...and on a related note, are there any good options for doing this
with a Macintosh?
I've just gotten my Coco 3 out of my parents' basement (it's been
there for a good twelve years!), and there are a few old BASIC
programs I wrote that I'd like to retrieve from 5-1/4" floppy (I have
Is my best option to load these programs from disk, CSAVE them to
cassette, and then somehow (how?) turn them into .cas images? I can
easily transfer the raw sound from the cassettes to WAV files
(assuming 44.1kHz is a good enough sampling rate), but I don't know
how to make a .cas from a WAV file. I have a beige G3 and a
PowerBook G4, and if there's a good DOS utility out there to make
.cas files, I can probably get it working in DOSBox.
Eventually I guess I'll have to pick up an old PC with a 5-1/4"
drive, especially because I'd like to play some of the games I've
been enjoying via emulation on real hardware...but that's a ways off
yet, and in the meantime I want to make sure the BASIC masterpieces I
wrote as an eight-year-old get preserved! :) A whole pile of stuff
from Rainbow is on those disks too, though my disk of games went
south back in the 1990s.
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