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Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97672
12/30/14 11:23 PM
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I have a couple of Atari language courses which I can dump as wav if that would be useful.

You'll have to wait till next year though wink

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97675
12/31/14 01:53 AM
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Space Destroyer for the APF Imagination has an intro story on the right channel and the data on left.

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97681
12/31/14 10:46 AM
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yeah, many APF Imagination tapes did indeed store audio instructions on the second side and the system was able to read them both at once smile

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97682
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Adding the cassette isn't as 'simple' as most other computers. The cassette player was hooked up to the SIO bus on the atari 8bits. The SIO bus supports more than just the cassette player. I guess that that may be why it was never hooked up.

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97702
01/01/15 08:42 AM
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at the moment the SIO is hardcoded to emulate floppies. we shall make it a slot device and offer the various possible extensions, but we lack Atari experts in the team...

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97705
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Looking around a little bit it seems we only have HLE of the floppy drive. The real drives have a cpu and some rom and ram on board.

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97706
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Right, the Atari 8-bit driver is at a very "MESS 2006" level of detail.

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Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97709
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First we need to teach pokey to speak low level serial before any of this can start working.

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97710
01/01/15 08:16 PM
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Perhaps Avery Lee (phaeron) of Altirra fame might be able to help? He currently writes the definitive hardware manual describing virtually every aspect of the Atari 8-bit systems, as well as an ACID test for them:

http://www.virtualdub.org/downloads/Altirra%20Hardware%20Reference%20Manual.pdf

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/171296-acid800-an-atari-test-suite/

-Thom

Re: Tape device on Atari 800 [Re: k1w1] #97711
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Yes, we are well aware of who has the biggest, uhh, test suite in this area ;-)

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