Musical tape loaders

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Re: Musical tape loaders

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:01 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Ta! I'm not sure why mine didn't work :?
It didn’t work for me when I tried it with fuseutils either, so I took a different approach. I loaded the WAV into Fuse and then saved it as a TZX.
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Re: Musical tape loaders

Post by druellan » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:01 pm

Beyker, a member of the Spanish Telegram group tested the WAV on real hardware, and it works, in fact, he noticed that you can stop the load at any point and resume.
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Re: Musical tape loaders

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:20 pm

druellan wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:01 pm
he noticed that you can stop the load at any point and resume.
True, but most of the time it’ll mess up the picture, as some data will likely be lost. (You can try it with Fuse as well, using the play/pause command. That way, no data will be lost.)

That’s one of the modifications made to the loaders, both standard (Patrik Rak’s version) and OTLA—they don’t terminate after a timeout. There’s no error checking per se; the loader terminates only when the byte counter runs down. As a result, you can feed it different audio sources—including normal audio files—and they will display something (fairly random garbage) on the screen until the entire display file is filled up.
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Re: Musical tape loaders

Post by djnzx48 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:55 am

I found a thread on W*S about this loader: https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/22295

It's a shame about the dead source code link. No one happens to have a copy of the source (musical_source.zip) do they?
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