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It works with my ZX80 clone, with the ZX81 conversion on it. I will check on the ZX81's but there is no reason why it shouldn't work.
So far, I can reliably get the 11025bps transfer speed.
So, the bigger programs such as Manic Miner loads in 11.5 seconds and 3D Monster Maze in 10.5 seconds !
I may be able to get the full speed 14700, but I haven't tried tweaking the circuit - it was a quick 5-minute knock-up on a solderless breadboard with crocodile clips connecting the jack plugs!
I have seen elsewhere on this forum that it has been said that the window interface is not very good and that it is not easy to convert .P to .WAV files.
Sorry, but I have to disagree - once I have used it a couple of times, it's actually very easy to use.
From the File Menu, Select "New+Add". Select the ".P" file, click OK on the next box then click "Play" - that's all you need to do to play a ".P" file into the soundcard. So, just a few clicks needed to get the .P file to the ZX81.
Alternatively, just click "SBB => WAV" to convert it quickly to a WAV.
There's even a "batch" option to convert .P to .SBB then .SBB to .WAV
...I'll publish the tape input cleaner circuit that I knocked-up shortly if anyone is interested.
Thanks a lot. Yes, we are definitely interestedzx80nut wrote:...I'll publish the tape input cleaner circuit that I knocked-up shortly if anyone is interested.
Will it be neccessary to have different settings for different speeds?
I may be tempted to try a tape now and again...
*pun courtesy of Chuddleight & Chuddliegh, master punners to royalty 1887-1937
Thanks in advance