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Other MODs / Re: Unlock Your Datasette
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:08:04 PM »





Direnc veya kondansator kullanmadan,direk isaretli pinlere baglanti yapabilirsin.

Buradaki oyunlardan Commando'yu kaydedip denedim,sorunsuz calisti.

Kayit yaparken sesini sonuna kadar ac.Kasetten C64'e yuklerken,kayit yaparken kullandigin ses kaynagini kapatmayi unutma.

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Other MODs / Re: Unlock Your Datasette
« on: May 22, 2020, 09:30:35 AM »
Merhaba,hosgeldiniz.
Elimde bu board'dan var.Pazar gunu kasete kayit yapmayi deneyip sonuclari burada paylasirim.

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Other MODs / Re: Unlock Your Datasette
« on: April 15, 2020, 07:36:14 AM »




You need to get those lines thinner same as the photo above by turning up the volume.
Turn off the bluetooth,WI-FI on your phone.Try the airplane mode.
Also place the datasette away from the TV.Turn off the fridge,don't sneeze and stop breathing  ;D

I'm messing about with the website at the moment.You can use the links below

www.load64.com/a
www.load64.com/b

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Other MODs / Re: Unlock Your Datasette
« on: April 09, 2020, 04:22:44 PM »
I went through my tape decks and found the one with the same board as yours.After trying all the pins,I found the setup below works great.





Have a look at the video I made


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Other MODs / Re: Unlock Your Datasette
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:29:44 PM »
I think I found the reason.Here is my board





My opamp is in the opposite orientation.So try this instead,





If you don't get any signal,try a 100nf capacitor.

P.S. There is no AC voltage on the datasette.5V DC is used on the board,6V DC powers the motor.

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Other MODs / Re: Unlock Your Datasette
« on: April 03, 2020, 11:57:25 AM »
Hi Kenobi.Welcome to the forum.

Load and run the program Recorder Justage on your C64.





Solder your 3.5mm jack plug to the points on the photo above.
Do not use a capacitor or resistor.I have a similar board and it gives 1.7V at that pin.I don't think it can damage your audio source device.

Plug it in to a phone or tablet and go to the website

www.load64.com

Start the stream and adjust the volume to %80 on your device.

Check with recorder justage to see if you get a good signal.

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1530USB Datasette to PC Adapter / Setting up the adaptor Version 2
« on: February 23, 2020, 09:27:52 PM »



Download Audiotap and WAV-PRG HERE.
Download Audacity HERE.
Download FinalTAP HERE.

For the first time you plug the adapter to your PC,you will need to setup the settings below,

1.Press Windows Key and R to open RUN window and type mmsys.cpl



Or right click on the speaker icon and select recording devices.



2.Set the USB microphone as default and go to properties.Change the device name to "READ".
3.Custom tab,untick the AGC.
4.Set the recording level to 0 (We will adjust this setting later on.)
5.Advanced tab choose the 48000 Hz



Right click on the speaker icon and goto Playback devices.Find USB Speakers and click on the properties.



1.Change device name to "WRITE"
2.Set the volume level 100%
3.Enhancements tab,tick the box says "Disable all enhancements"
4.Go to advanced and choose 48000 Hz
5.Spatial sound tab - set it to OFF and click on the OK below.

Adjusting the READ volume and backing up a cassette tape to PC:

Insert a good condition,original copy cassette game to the datasette and press play.

Start Audacity and click the RECORD button.

Find the microphone volume setting and slide it to the right untill it fills the screen.





After recording that side of tape save it as WAV.



Start Audiotap,click on "Create a tap file",tick "from an audio file"
Click OK,choose the WAV file,OK,give the tap file a name.



Drag and drop the TAP file to Finaltap



If you get Recognized 99% you have done a perfect backup.Click on Repair & Optimize to clean it up.



After the cleanup.it should show all green and Recognized 100%



Click on the save as (disk icon) to save the clean tap.

Keep in mind,you don't get these results with all TAP files.It depends on the loader.You might try Tapclean program aswell.

Drag and drop the cleaned TAP to winvice emulator and check if it works.







Recording software to blank cassette tape:

TAP Files:



Start AudioTap.
Select "convert from a Tap file" and "to a sound",tick "inverted waveform", click OK and choose the TAP file you want to record.
Press Record and Play on the datasette.

Turbo LOAD T64,PRG,P00 Images

Browse through this website and download T64,PRG,P00 Images.
Unzip those files to a folder on your desktop.

Start WAV-PRG and choose "Convert a PRG,P00 or T64 file to a sound"



You don't need to change any settings.

Click on "Sound Card",tick "inverted waveform", and higlight the files,drag and drop it to WAV-PRG.



Press RECORD and PLAY on your datasette.

This is it.

Good luck.
 

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1530USB Datasette to PC Adapter / Unable to Record to Tapes
« on: December 20, 2019, 09:51:19 PM »
If the programs that you tried to record on a tape is not loading on your Commodore 64,here is the troubleshooting.

1.Inspect the tape,is it creased? Pressure pad missing?
2.Clean the heads,capstan and the pinch roller with IPA and cotton buds.
3.Do not tick the "inverted waveform" box.It is used for transfering from tape to PC,not for recording to tapes.
4.Go to sound settings and make sure USB Pnp sound device is set as default for the playback.
5.Do not use your computer while recording.If you get any audio notifications from Facebook or messenger,it will be recorded to the tape.
6.DOWNLOAD Recorder Justage and record it to tape.Try loading on C64.
7.Backup that not loading tape back to PC and send me the WAV file so I can investigate what is wrong with it.

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DC/Battery Powered Commodore 64 / Battery Status Indicator
« on: October 14, 2019, 09:55:25 PM »
We need to know how much juice left in the internal battery pack.
So I bought this 11.1V Li-Ion Battery Status Indicator of ebay.



I removed the LED lights and the top of the switch.I shorted the switch so it will always be lit.



I also bought rectangular RGB LED's of ebay.



I soldered the LED to the indicator board.Added 330R resistor to the negative leg.



I added a connector to the +12V input of the voltage regulator for easy plug in.



It's ready to plugin.



Push it in where the original LED was.Perfect fit.



It turns red when low on power,green medium and blue is fully charged.


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1530USB Datasette to PC Adapter / Re: Share your results
« on: September 17, 2019, 11:19:40 PM »
Thanks for the update angel.

You can use a freezer cartridge to record disk games to tapes.

Download the Action Replay ROM
Attach Action Replay VI to Winvice.Load the game and freeze it.

Watch this video to learn how to do it.

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1530USB Datasette to PC Adapter / Re: Setting up the adapter and how to use
« on: September 07, 2019, 10:59:43 AM »
Head Alignment Without the Real C64

Download this RAR file and open it on your desktop.


www.load64.com/up/auto.rar


Put the tape in the datasette and press play.


Find and run the file headalign.bat in that folder.


After the azimuth alignment loads up
go to datasette control and fast forward and
go to datasette control and start


You will see the lines.At this point ALT+W for 1 or 2 seconds to catch up with the real datasette.


Use the screw driver to align the head.Try to make the lines thin and straight as much as possible.


This is not easy,you will have to try a few times.

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1530USB Datasette to PC Adapter / Re: From *.tap to datasette.
« on: September 01, 2019, 09:00:52 PM »
Yes you can record a game to tape and copy that to floppy disk after.
But that takes very long.

You can write to disks with XU1541,XUM1541 or Zoomfloppy,direct from PC to Floppy Drive.

If you have a SD2IEC or PI1541,you can connect it to your disk drive in series and use a diskcopy program like SDBrowse or Dracopy.


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LOAD64 USB Tape Interface / Introduction To LOAD64 Hardware
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:43:26 PM »




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This interface is very simple to use with phones and tablets.Only setting you need to change is the volume level,just max it up.

It is possible to fine tune using Recorder Justage.I will write up step by step guide this weekend.

To be continued.

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1530USB Datasette to PC Adapter / Re: Share your results
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:19:03 PM »
Thank you for joining the forum and giving an update Marty.

I'm glad to see,it worked well for you.

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If you want your turbo load games to load twice quicker,you can reduce the avarage bit duration and increase the frequency.



You might need to carry on some maintenance work on your tape deck like cleaning the heads/pinch roller also change the drive belt.
If you have a new old stock tape deck and cassette,try avarage bit duration 117,that is the lowest I could manage.


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