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Offline DABYX

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2021, 09:26:19 PM »
My original tape was very (VERY) temperamental so I downloaded a tap that would fit but it failed. Suspecting it was my old tape I tried on a blank tape and that also failed on real hardware. It loaded in Vice absolutely fine.
 
After listening to the recording on the blank tape I do think that despite having all enhancements etc off it recorded the big loud fuzz sections at a slightly higher pitch.
I therefore think that maybe some PCs still can affect recording but only if the tape has these certain sounds. I'm guessing it was a copy protection to try and fool auto balance on old decks?

Anyway I found a tap file that is the right length (Shorter) that works fine on my blank tape.

My old tape is 100% dead though I think but that's not important.

Am I ok to provide a link to the file on the forums Remzi?

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2021, 07:56:25 AM »
That's fine mate.Please do post the links for the working and non working TAP files.
It does sound like some sort of tape copy protection.

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2021, 02:40:42 PM »
I can confirm that the version works. I was able to burn it on the original tape (that was not working), both sides.

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2021, 05:25:11 PM »
That's fine mate.Please do post the links for the working and non working TAP files.
It does sound like some sort of tape copy protection.

I'll upload the files either tonight or tomorrow evening  :)
Already gave Chriz a link to the working one as per his response.

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2021, 09:28:41 PM »
ok here is one of the Antiriad versions that did not work. In total I think I tried 3.
I think they all had the extreme 'fuzz' but I'm not certain as I went through a lot of attempts etc.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8eugs24x6lpz0fk/Sacred%20Armour%20of%20Antiriad%2C%20The%20%281986%29%28Palace%20Software%29.tap?dl=0

(Edit: I did this quickly last night and think I gave you the wrong version for not working...I think this is the longer tape length which I didn't try due to my original being smaller. Apologies! I'll have a proper look at the weekend.)


And this is the version that worked first time and was confirmed working for Chriz.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xw1cczbpq35mogb/The%20Sacred%20Armour%20Of%20Antiriad.tap?dl=0

If you need me to do tests of any sort I'm more than happy to but I'm a tad busy recently.

As I (keep  :-[ ) saying I don't think it's an issue with the cable personally but individual PC's and specific tape(s).
« Last Edit: September 10, 2021, 07:09:48 AM by DABYX »

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2021, 10:36:04 AM »
Long one doesn't work on the Winvice,that's not the one I guess.

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2021, 09:29:37 PM »
Well now I'm confused as I thought all versions I had worked in Vice.  :o

Anywho here is the one I think I tried previously that I couldn't get working.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3op36ni11dubu72/The%20Sacred%20Armour%20Of%20Antiriad%20-%20Copy.tap?dl=0

It's one of the two.

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2021, 11:17:42 AM »
Well now I'm confused as I thought all versions I had worked in Vice.  :o

Anywho here is the one I think I tried previously that I couldn't get working.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3op36ni11dubu72/The%20Sacred%20Armour%20Of%20Antiriad%20-%20Copy.tap?dl=0

It's one of the two.

I recorded this TAP to a tape and it loaded on the real hardware fine.I'm not sure what's wrong on your side.
It might be your PC somehow limiting the output or your datasette is well used and underperforming.
You can try pushing it to the limits.
1.Max out the USB speaker volume.
2.Go to Audiotap advanced options and set the output frequency to 96000Hz.


Try recording it again to tape.

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Re: Unable to Record to Tapes
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2021, 01:38:28 PM »
Sorry for the late reply!

I might give that a go then thanks.  :)

 

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