repaired games from bad tapes

Use this forum to submit new files for the download section of the archive. I will check each submission and upload it to the archive on a regular basis.
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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by robcfg » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:34 pm

Heh, definitely!

We’ll keep an eye to see if we find the original tape.

Meanwhile it’s great to have a working version. Thanks!

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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by .mad. » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:30 pm

login passwords for Business Pack [stock control disk] (P.S.E and Pulser Software).

System Manager = PASS1
Standard User = PASS2
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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by .mad. » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:49 am

Computer Studies (PSE / Pulser) disk.

The original disks were obviously created from the cassettes.
and it looks like that tape/disk transfer failed on a few bytes, causing typo's and errors.

compare the PSE and Pulser dump of disk 1 to show a few problems.
also 1 cassette load command was left in the BASIC so it didn't load from the disk menu.
this has been fixed.
just for cosmetic purposes i edited the CASSETTE title screen text to DISK. :D

a few parts require DISCUP to load on Dragon64,
so i put that on the disk as well. ;)

RUN"DISCUP.BIN"
BOOT
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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by .mad. » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:19 pm

Return of the Beast - Demo (2014)(Orchard, S)
The CAS file loader doesn't work in emulators.

dumped the code from the WAV (which did load).
And created a 'normal' CAS file from it.
I also found an alternate (possibly updated?) BIN file online.
so created a working CAS file from that as well.
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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by .mad. » Wed May 01, 2019 11:41 am

Trace Race/ Trace Racers (Cable Software)

The archive only has the SOLO (1 player game), which is also incomplete and bugged.
this is the complete version.
Side A (solo) - 1 player version
Side B (trace) - 2 player version

*you will die, if you let go of the joystick.
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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by .mad. » Thu May 02, 2019 9:28 am

found yet another version of Trival Crosswords.
the data blocks are identical, but main file and loader are very different.

no company name (Quickbeam) is mentioned. only the programmer.
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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by .mad. » Thu May 02, 2019 5:38 pm

Pedro - just fixed so it will work in MAME.

it uses the exact same loader as BC Bill.
MAME doesn't read the short block (249 bytes) of data correctly.
when the data block is resized to 256 bytes... it works.
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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by robcfg » Thu May 02, 2019 5:40 pm

Which is weird because as far as I remember, this loads in a real Dragon.

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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by Alastair » Thu May 02, 2019 10:17 pm

.mad. wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 9:28 am
found yet another version of Trivial Crosswords.
Is this the same version that Stew uploaded back in 2015, or do we now have three different releases of the game?

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Re: repaired games from bad tapes

Post by .mad. » Fri May 03, 2019 10:23 am

Alastair wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Is this the same version that Stew uploaded back in 2015, or do we now have three different releases of the game?
Yes, it certainly looks like the same version.
I did source the files elsewhere though, as that CAS copy doesn't seem to be in the main archive folder i am woking with (Dragon-2018-10-27.zip).
i now see a WAV file in the 2019 folder.
downloads / Software / Dragon / H Fowler /

never mind... i just found it tucked away in this folder with 95 other CAS files.
downloads / Tapes / Dragon / cas /

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