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 Post subject: tape files wont work with cart programmer?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:44 pm 

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I just got my atarimax programmer in the mail, and its great! I am however having problems using roms of tape based games in both my emulator and the programmer software. If I click on the game file itself, It opens up fine and plays in the emulator, but if I open the emulator and try to attach the tape file, the emulator crashes. as far as the atarimax programmer goes, when I try to drag and drop the tape file into the workbook, I get the following error-[user interface] Error loading file "attack of the mutant camels.cas" for slot #1, unable to identify file:c:\USERS\Steve. thats all it shows. anyone have any idea what this is all about? any help is apreciated thanks! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: tape files wont work with cart programmer?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:13 pm 
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tape or cas file will not work using the programmer............ xex, rom, atr only.
which emulator are you using for the cas files... AtariWin800 does not attach cas files [Bugged emulator]
try Altirra Emulator.
HERE:

http://www.virtualdub.org/altirra.html



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 Post subject: Re: tape files wont work with cart programmer?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:31 am 

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agg, what a pain! Really wanted to play some of those tape games on my atari 800XL. thanks for the info!


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 Post subject: Re: tape files wont work with cart programmer?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:36 am 
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vicviper wrote:
agg, what a pain! Really wanted to play some of those tape games on my atari 800XL. thanks for the info!



So use the APE software here on this site and load your .cas files to the REAL Atari via the SIO2PC cable...

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The .cas file can be loaded by the classic Atari through the SIO2PC
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 Post subject: Re: tape files wont work with cart programmer?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:06 am 
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vicviper wrote:
agg, what a pain! Really wanted to play some of those tape games on my atari 800XL. thanks for the info!


Why would you want to use the tape versions of games. With a little searching you can find an .xex version of every tape game I can think of. Just look at:
Fandal (Mostly .xex files)
AtariOnline.pl (Mostly .xex files)
HomeSoft (.atr files but you can extract the .xex files in it)
AtariMania

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 Post subject: Re: tape files wont work with cart programmer?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:53 pm 

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thanks, those links helped alot. I'm new to emulation, I only got into it to use with my cart programmer. I had only been going through atarimania for my games.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Some of the tape files contain more than the xex etc. they had to cut the games down to fit into the old cartridge sizes.
some of the tapes loaded more scenes and code as you progressed.
with the bigger cartridges available here and now my dream was an Atari 8bit wizard would convert these full length games and tapes to a useable flash cartridge workbook ready form. Most of the time this also makes them hard drive myIDE useable as a bonus! Fandal has done some of this already... but he is one man against a sea of messed with images floating around the internet.



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