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by TMAOne
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 149
Views: 27626

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

I am concerned about our friend in Texas, gammaray. He was a regular poster on this forum, but hasn't posted anything since February. I hope he's all right. Does anyone know of a way to get in touch with him? Of secondary importance I am saddened that this "project" (a kit so we could all build a wo...
by TMAOne
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 149
Views: 27626

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

That's a cool idea, but I'm not sure I'd want it inside the case. I use mine as a "sometimes" device for direct dubbing one tape to another, and the rescue of the odd tape that "just won't load". It might be possible to cram it in there; I'm just not sure it's worth the trouble. Any luck with the PC...
by TMAOne
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NOOO.. My just arrived TS 1500 is flakey!
Replies: 10
Views: 1178

Re: NOOO.. My just arrived TS 1500 is flakey!

I recently discovered a power supply in with my ZX81 stuff that was capable of running a bare bones ZX81, but was not up to the job of a ZX81 with memory pack. Screen puke of various description. (Tossed it out of there of course.) Try another power supply unit, just in case.
by TMAOne
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: My ancient Zeddy!
Replies: 20
Views: 2450

Re: My ancient Zeddy!

That's impressive! Well done Sir.
by TMAOne
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Emulators
Topic: New release of EightyOne available
Replies: 174
Views: 43297

Re: New release of EightyOne available

Awesome new features. Thank-you!
by TMAOne
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading
Replies: 149
Views: 27626

Re: Improving Timex/Sinclair Tape Loading

(Poke.)
by TMAOne
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Sinclair Misc
Topic: How to Load a Program
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

How to Load a Program

There has been much discussion of late upon the perils of loading a decades-old Sinclair ZX81 program from cassette tape, and the best volume control setting etc. to use. I humbly feel that the following method, developed after years of research, yields the most consistent results: Invent a time mac...
by TMAOne
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Lambda 8300/ Power 3000 Lounge
Topic: Programs on tape
Replies: 103
Views: 20993

Re: Programs on tape

Sorry Jørgen, but actually both programs are missing the beginning of the file. I can do nothing with incomplete files.

Biorytmer looks like it may have been an accident in re-recording the clip to the computer. If so, then you can try that one again.

Ian
by TMAOne
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Lambda 8300/ Power 3000 Lounge
Topic: Programs on tape
Replies: 103
Views: 20993

Re: Programs on tape

Yes, that is what I've been doing gammaray. "Periodic analysis"--looking at the size of the bits in the dropout, and then overlaying a "healthy" 4 or 9 bit pulse to replace them. Sometimes I can't really tell how the area should have looked, and then it becomes an "educated guess" at where the valle...
by TMAOne
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Lambda 8300/ Power 3000 Lounge
Topic: Programs on tape
Replies: 103
Views: 20993

Re: Programs on tape

Partial success,... I went after the .wav images with a sound editor, and "cleaned up" Programs 1, 2, and 4 to a point where they will load reliably to my Lambda. Muppet Labs.jpg Program 3 however, has severe dropouts, and I have been unable thus far to repair the missing areas with cut & paste embr...