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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
08582 Media Support Major Always Mar 17, 2023, 22:04 Mar 29, 2023, 13:20
Tester Walker View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To curtcoder Resolution Fixed OS
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.251 Fixed in Version 0.253 Build
Fixed in Git Commit 2a6879c Github Pull Request #
Summary 08582: c128 all variations: No Data is read from the tape drive simulation.
Description All tapes from the c64 software list (which are working on the c64 device) are not working on the c128 devices at all.

I also tried to read the file directory from the tapes, but no data is being received at all.
Steps To Reproduce Insert any tape fom the c64 software list and try to start it.
Additional Information At first I thought that maybe some garbled data arrives, but testing it shows that no data at all is being received by the emulated machine. Generally all c64 tape games ran on the c128.
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Affected Sets / Systems c128 all variations
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Mar 18, 2023, 11:25
edited on: Mar 19, 2023, 13:42
tested down to MAME 0.236 seems tape never worked in c128?
Problem is also in MAME 0.252
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Senior Tester
Mar 19, 2023, 15:46
edited on: Mar 19, 2023, 15:53
According to my spreadsheet of cassette testing:
c128: "Doesn't load. Save verified on c64."

Which means: The c128 can save a valid cassette image, which can be loaded onto the c64. The c128 is unable to load any cassette, even ones it made.

Therefore, I'm able to confirm this report without having to test it again.

At this stage, I would assume it never worked.
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Senior Tester
Mar 24, 2023, 14:27
Seems this might be fixed by 2a6879c6a4692726ecae641aa9652453fd64bd28 - to be confirmed.
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Mar 25, 2023, 21:36
It looks like commit really solves this bug. I just tested it with nebulus from the softlist and could successfully load the tape file and start the game.

Great Work, thank you curt_coder!
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Senior Tester
Mar 25, 2023, 23:38
Thanks for testing. It appears that Curt Coder is not registered here, so I've left the "Assigned to" field blank.
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Mar 29, 2023, 13:20
I am now :)