Programs on tape

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Power 3000
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Programs on tape

Post by Power 3000 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi all, I have a lot of software on tape for the Lambda 8300, but i cant load it, the quality is not good after many year, is somebody interesting to help with renovating some of it? then i can upload it. I also have a lot of hardware, 3 computers, 2 colorpacks, 3 memory, 1 printer and monitor.

thanks Jørgen

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by XavSnap » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:02 pm

Hi Jørgen,

Welcome!
Yes, just make 'wav' files and add a link to the uploaded files.
;)

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:49 pm

It's always lovely with new Lambda 8300 owners in these forums, as very few have them.

The only software I have seen for Lambda 8300 is new software that is crosscompiled for Lambda 8300 as well as for ZX81. I have not tried a piece of software that was released for the Lambda 8300, so I look very much forward to see what you've got.

My Lambda 8300 collection is a broken Lambda 8300 and a working PC8300.

(Og velkommen som én af de få danskere her. Jeg gætter på at du er dansker, nu hvor du hedder Jørgen.) :)
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by TMAOne » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:08 pm

Hi Jørgen, and all,

I too am looking forward to working with those .wav files, hoping my "Scrubber-Dubber" gizmo can retrieve questionable images and write cleaner copies. Like you mrtinb, I have zero "native" software for my "Your Computer" (what an insipid name) version of the Lambda. This is very exciting.

Just don't set the volume so high that the waveform gets clipped. Moderate volume is best.

Ian

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by Power 3000 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:27 pm

Hi all,

I have made a onedrive folder where i will place the wav files, here is a link

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Av57r_fBFBsHcLwzQiFQUGsfJVs

Idon't know if there is a smarter way to do it, my idea is to upload a lot to the folder, some of the files i have the name and some not,

Let me know if you can see the files.

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Thanks Jørgen

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by Paul » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:34 pm

Yes I can see the files. Just for Information, I'm not working on the conversion.
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by Power 3000 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:45 pm

That is great you can see them, i have now uploadet 21 programs, i have more, but i think it is a good start.
Jørgen

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by TMAOne » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:50 am

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 embroidery, vice grips, WD40, and duct tape. Here is a healthy section of that program:

Healthy Snippet.jpg

... and here is an example of a dropout.

Dropout.jpg

In the majority of cases I can repair a partial dropout, but in a select few I can't tell what the data was supposed to be. I guess. The program loads to the end (after repairs are made), but then disappears, presumably because it didn't pass the checksum test. I guessed wrong, apparently.

Still working on Number 3. Here are the three that load okay so far.

3 of 4 Fixed.zip
(11.62 MiB) Downloaded 75 times

I don't suppose someone would undertake to clone English-instruction versions of these games?

[Edit] The missing program from the original four is now working:
Program 3.zip
(3.26 MiB) Downloaded 76 times
I guess I get to do this 17 more times,...

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Program 1

Post by mrtinb » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:15 am

I've almost got it read in Eighty One.

Here's a translation of Program 1:

Code: Select all

Author: Jørgen Peter Jørgensen
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0. Stop
1. Joy Plot
2. Electric Organ
3. Graphics
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Choose Program

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--- Joy Plot ---
You can draw on the screen
with your joystick
If you don't have a Joystick
use these keys

 C
B*N and U to erase
 V
 
 K=Copy , S=Stop
----------------------
Press any key to start

Code: Select all

Electric Organ

You play with these keys

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Q W E R T Y U I

and S to Stop

Press any key to start

Code: Select all

***Graphics***
When you have input 4 numbers
a diagram is shown on the screen

C=Copy S=Stop A=Start

Press any key to start
Image

Edit: Inserted programlisting
Last edited by mrtinb on Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:28 am

PROGRAM1.P
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