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xubuntu:
Hi

I wrote a game and I am trying to move it over to my cpc 464.

My tape seems to be working.

So I opened winape, placed in the bas file, loaded in memory, checked with "list", then |tape, then record on wav.

400 lines of code were transcoded to 15 seconds of wave file, that doesn't look good to me, but I might be wrong.

Anyway, I record the wav to a cassette through line-in, I rewind, play it and it has been recorded indeed.

Then I take the cassette over to my cpc, put in the tape, load" or CAT .. it says press play and hit any button .. and then nothing happens.

I don't see the message "loading block 1" that I am supposed to see.

It just leaves the tape there rolling till the end.


What am I doing wrong ?  :picard:

Shaun M. Neary:
Have you tried in another emulator by any chance?
I had similar issues a couple of years back. Winape's loading from WAV is complete cack. The emulator also hasn't been updated since about 2004/05

Try JavaCPC or RetroVirtualMachine and see if it loads in that first before making the mistake I made and wasting a rake load of time.

xubuntu:

I just tried loading back the wav file to Winape, after clearing the memory of course, and it loads up fine.
400 lines of code are there out of 15 seconds of sound file.
So I don't think I need to try other emulators.
The problem is that my real cpc is not loading the tape, probably.

Shaun M. Neary:

--- Quote from: xubuntu on 11:36, 08 April 21 ---I just tried loading back the wav file to Winape, after clearing the memory of course, and it loads up fine.
400 lines of code are there out of 15 seconds of sound file.
So I don't think I need to try other emulators.
The problem is that my real cpc is not loading the tape, probably.

--- End quote ---

Ah I misread the original post.
The CPC's alignment may be off slightly. Do you have any other tapes you can try. If you can try a few, it might be worth looking for load fails.
Failing that, you're looking at taking a screwdrvier to the alignment.

Might be worth cleaning the tape heads as well just in case.

xubuntu:
I just recorded a brand new tape with 3 possible volume levels. It doesn't load.

And yes one old tape (out of 30) loads up a game. So the drive is working.

The wav I created is working in winape.

So the conclussion is, the wav exported by winape cannot load in a real cpc, only in winape.

I can hear the "bling blongs" in the real cpc when turning up the volume, exactly as the old cassette sounds, but my new tape is not loading.

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