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I wanted to thank you guys for including the ability to generate the required formatting tracks for Adam digital data packs into castool.

I was able to generate a blank center-formatted (HE) DDP, take it into audacity to add some bits of silence on each end, and record the output to a cassette using a USB enabled tape deck.

I used:

```
dd if=/dev/zero of=blank-center.ddp bs=1024 count=256
castool convert ddp blank-center.ddp blank-center.wav
```

followed by a quick trip into audacity to insert silence at the beginning and end (to pad out to 30 mins), and recorded the result onto a Sony HF-60 tape.

The result worked perfectly, and I was able to subsequently use Coleco's in-house TAPEUTL to write a copy of AdamCalc onto the tape, and boot it.

I would humbly ask that the mode variable in the ddp output code be exposed so that GW (right-directory) tapes can be output, because there is a difference between the two formats that is very important when reconstituting physical media.

Thank you,
-Thom

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I've finished writing the paper detailing the whole process, and it can be read via the Internet Archive, here:
https://archive.org/details/formatting-digital-data-packs

Again, thank you to all who made this possible. It really was dumb luck that I happened upon lib/src/formats/adam_cas.cpp while looking for something else. smile

-Thom

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Is there a reason why these tapes can't be just directly recorded and saved as audio, as with the other computer cassetes?


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Adam tapes aren't compatible with standard cassette players.


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