I've got very limited time today, but here are a few quick responses:

1) I'll test MAME with the changes for tape support early this week and post back here by Tuesday.

2) I run the 64-bit version of Windows 7, so the 64-bit version of MAME is what I require.

3) I know how to use the 300-baud interface on real hardware, but I'm not familiar with the way it works. Perhaps the schematics in the "Hacker's Guide" on my website may help you:

.pdf]Bally Hacker's Guide

The above link doesn't seem to work right-- maybe because of the brackets in the filename. Here is the link in plain text format:


4) I sent "Just Desserts" a private message via these boards requesting his email address so that I can send him the bounty via PayPal. As an aside, my wife asked me, "How do you know it's a guy who made the update." I guess that I don't know that...

5) If anyone has any more questions, then please feel free to ask them here. If I don't know the answer, then I'm sure I can get the correct answer from someone in the Astrocade community.

6) This will probably become obvious to me once I use the MAME emulator with with tape support, but does it save to WAV files? If so, then will they load on real hardware? That would be so cool!

Thanks for working on this project. I still can't believe the quick progress that you made.

For those interested in the Astrocade, you might want to watch a few of my videos on my YouTube channel, here:


I'll post back here within a couple of days.


(Oh, and for some reason, even though I'm following this topic, I don't get email notifications when someone posts to this thread.)