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Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« on: October 03, 2011, 01:39:28 AM »
Yup I seem to only come back when I want to ask a techy question


Here it is.
Loading a Spectrum/C64 game off a MP3 or CD is it just the same as doing it off a tape?(But with select track and play)

And anyone got a batch of them I can "lend"
we have loads of tapes but its a pain for people to go threw them
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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 06:48:37 AM »
On World of Spectrum there are plenty of tools that will convert a snapshot / TAP file into a .WAV file so you can stick it onto an MP3 player / burn to an audio CD.

Assuming there will be similar ones for the C64 too.

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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 07:58:12 AM »
C64 requires an adapter. I use a neat little thing called cassadapt but I'm sure there is a cheaper alternative. Also worth a mention that the 64 pauses for a couple of seconds on load up displaying the program name, this can be bypassed by holding space bar or using a modified kernel

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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 09:54:47 AM »
You can download Spectrum game packs off many of the torrent sites, then use tape2wav to convert and then just play through anything that plays Wav's basically.

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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 11:46:29 AM »
Thanks guys

Loading off a tape is nice, but its not to practical to have loads of them all over the place.
Grabbing a torrent as we speak.
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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 08:04:33 AM »
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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 12:03:14 PM »
The adapter you need on a C64 would be an A/D converter similar to what the C2N already does. On a Speccy and many other computers, you feed audio signals into the computer and it does the conversion to digital data, but not on Commodore and a few other brands.

On the other hand, the C64 has so many commercial and even DIY solutions for software transfer that you wouldn't have to suffer with a tape emulating CD solution, except for proof of concept that it works.

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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 04:18:14 PM »
i quite like some of the loading music/graphics on the C64

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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 08:33:10 PM »
I'd not thought of using one of those Jon so cheers. Am also liking the loading music which is lost when using my ultimate cart or super duper sir Morris sd2iecideiecs2pickledonionflavoursdcard....thingy.




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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 08:39:35 PM »
I'd not thought of using one of those Jon so cheers. Am also liking the loading music which is lost when using my ultimate cart or super duper sir Morris sd2iecideiecs2pickledonionflavoursdcard....thingy.





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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 09:01:23 PM »
Cheers mate although I think I have one somewhere in this box....woo Atari cart.....er hmm...Skeletor figure  ;D


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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 12:31:47 PM »
The adapter you need on a C64 would be an A/D converter similar to what the C2N already does. On a Speccy and many other computers, you feed audio signals into the computer and it does the conversion to digital data, but not on Commodore and a few other brands.

On the other hand, the C64 has so many commercial and even DIY solutions for software transfer that you wouldn't have to suffer with a tape emulating CD solution, except for proof of concept that it works.
Considering the tape adaptor for the C64 that a mate was giving away has gone I might get one of these

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001AZKRQ6/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003Z8KJD2&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=14GP6FCZBYNCGD4WP5JA

Im going to be using a iPod as a means to load them (One was found in the lass years ago and nobody has said its theres. Just hope the damn thing dont mess with my music
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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2011, 09:15:47 AM »
With the iPod and i guess with any other audio player, you need to set the volume correctly. Too much and the signal is distorted and the game won't load.

Easiest way is to just try and see but also it might help you get started by play a music track from your ipod connected to your c64/Speccy and listen to the sound being played on your TV speaker. You'll notice that at first it may sound a little distorted, change the volume on your ipod until the music sounds o.k and test with a game.

I've also tried loading via laptop, but of the three i've tried only one worked. I'm guessing the overall sound output wasn't powerful enough (or too distorted at high volume)?

Both my iPhone and Ipad worked perfectly though.










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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 03:23:39 PM »
Cant I just put it on 11?
(its one louder)

Tried that site linked theres only three torrents. No Speccy games
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Re: Loading speccy/C64 games off a MP3/Cd?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 04:05:09 PM »
Funny enough, volume number 11 on my iPhone is the optimum setting for loading Speccy games ;D

I just convert the .tzx images from WOS myself. Only takes a few seconds for each.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqI3YgQNc9g&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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