Why would you back up your tape while there are digital images of tapes already available on the net? Well,it's just like ripping your audio CD's and converting them to MP3 files.You paid for those CD's back and you own them.The digital copies are %100 yours.It is just that strange feeling.
If you have some multi load games like Last Ninja and you want to make sure tape is totally error free,you can play the game from begining to the end or back it up and do an error check on your PC.
If you were a programmer back in the 80s and 90s and have some your own basic or machine language programs,you can back it up to your PC and carry on working on them.
Backing Up process is very simple.You simply need to capture the audio using Audacity,save it as a WAV file.Convert it to TAP file using the program called AudioTap.
After creating the TAP file,open it with FinalTap to clean and optimize.
Load it on your emulator to check if it works.
RECORD TAP Files To Tapes
TAP files are usually exact copy images of original tapes.
If you are a collector and have some non loading tapes,you can download the TAP file and record it over to have fully working tape again.
Recording TAP file on to tapes is straight forward.Start the AudioTap.Choose the TAP file,click OK and Press Record and Play on the Datasette.
RECORD Turbo Load Games,Make a mix tape
T64,PRG,P00 Images are usually cracked games take less space on the tape and loads much quicker than original tapes.
It is possible to fit 50 medium size games on a 60 minute tape.
Download some T64 files and unzip them to a new folder.Start the program WAV-PRG and drag-drop the T64's on it.
Press Record and Play on the datasette.It will record the games one by one.
Datasette Health Check:
You can test your tape deck by recording a 3Khz tone,play it back monitoring with a Wow and flutter program.
It should fluctuate between 2990 and 3010hz.If it fails this test,you might need to change the drive belt.