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|ID||Category [?]||Severity [?]||Reproducibility||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|06231||Interface||Minor||Always||Jun 2, 2016, 14:19||Jul 2, 2016, 12:47|
|Tester||demotester||View Status||Public||Platform||MESS (Unofficial Binary)|
|Assigned To||Resolution||Open||OS||Windows XP|
|Version||0.174||Fixed in Version||Build||Normal|
|Summary||06231: poly88: Cassette is not working !|
It seems that the cassette emulation is not working !
This will be shown with an example by saving from the BASIC !
About Poly-88 computer - http://www.polymorphic-computers.com/poly88.html
Other emu for DOS - http://www.polymorphic-computers.com/emulator.html
Note: on the bottom of this page is "POLYTAPE.ZIP" - find the file called "BASIC.IMG" !
About the BASIC in "Basic.pdf" (@p.76, Saving and Loading a BASIC Program) - http://www.hartetechnologies.com/manuals/PolyMorphic/
|Steps To Reproduce||
Attach the file called "BASIC.IMG" to MESS/MAME emu Snapshot ! (wait until the BASIC appears)
In BASIC type an program example:
>10 PRINT "POLY-88 COMPUTER"
Now try to save it on tape, but 1st create a new tape called f.ex. "TEST.WAV":
In BASIC type following commands:
>SAVE,TEST,B (to save in "Byte" format) or
>SAVE,TEST,P (to save in "Polyphase" format)
Note: before pressing the RETURN-key be sure that the tape is in the Recording mode and starts to record !
According to the "Basic.pdf" on p.81, points 6. and 7. (and point 2.):
@point 6. - basic will respond with message "Working...", and give the record numbers of the current tape records ! (this seems to work)
@point 7. - after the tape has been recorded, BASIC will respond with a prompt ">" ! (this seems NOT working - the saving never finish)
@point 2. - remember to set the "Poly / Byte" switch on the back of PolyMorphic System ! (but there is not a such switch/option in MESS !)
Some example photos - http://old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=563&st=1
Click on "Back panel" picture - the red switch is used to modify the tape record speed ! (this option seems missing in MESS !)
So, it is currently impossible to save / load a BASIC program (and any other) to / from tape in MESS !
EDIT: cassette tape interface with the red switch (from inside) - http://www.polymorphic-computers.com/images/cassette1.jpg
(boards: http://www.polymorphic-computers.com/boards.html )
|Affected Sets / Systems||poly88|
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