CPM2.2 to load with tape in the CPC464

Started by funkheld, 23:50, 18 October 10

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funkheld

is because eingentlich a CPM2.2 to load with tape in the CPC464? :)

With the WINCPC?

gruss

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I wish it was, given I started out with Tapes. Unfortunately it was designed as a Disk Based Operating System from the Beginning, kind of amazes me since Disks were expensive in the 70s! Though CP/M 2.2 was the most commercially successful operating system in it's day, businesses would have been the main audience though. Hence the reason for limited games!  ;D

CP/M 2.2 does have some support for tapes (CP/M Plus does not), though it's stictly for the purpose of Backing up files from Tape or Saving Files to Tape with the CSAVE.COM and CLOAD.COM. These files can only be used in conjunction with ASCII files, so they won't even handle Binary or programs saved in BASIC.

So even if you could physically make CP/M 2.2 load from Tape (which I don't think can be done), the Operating System itself was designed for Disks. This was the main reason why you got CP/M 2.2 when you upgraded the 464 to have DDI-1 Disc Drive.

It's certainally no issue in an emulator though, not sure how WinCPC would handle it, it would have to be configured if you wanted it as a 464 with DDI-1 Disc Drive, though it would be a matter of having the Correct System Disk, Side 4 of the CP/M Disk Set (which is the set from the 6128) may work though, and CP/M 2.2 is included on the Turbo Pascal Disk Image too.

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Quote from: funkheld on 23:50, 18 October 10
is because eingentlich a CPM2.2 to load with tape in the CPC464? :)

With the WINCPC?

gruss
CP/M already gave a good answer.

CPM2.2 is designed for disc. CLOAD and CSAVE can be used to read/write cassette files.

In wincpc use cdt (tape-image) for tape.

So you could try cload if you wanted (instructions in cpc6128 manual) and use 2cdt to make tapes, then read them with cload.


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Quote from: funkheld on 23:50, 18 October 10
is because eingentlich a CPM2.2 to load with tape in the CPC464? :)

With the WINCPC?

gruss
From basic:

|TAPE (| is SHIFT + @ together)
RUN"

From wincpc menus find something that will do this:

Insert the tape (a file with ".cdt" extension e.g. "OHMUMMY.CDT").
Then "Press PLAY"

Now wait for it to load.


Want to make .cdt?

Use 2cdt tool

http://www.cpctech.org.uk/download.html

or download from ftp.nvg.ntnu.no/pub/cpc/ADATE/
or from cpc-power.

Does this help?

Don't need to use cpm 2.2, use BASIC.

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