can you use the msxdos 2.20 or higher with cassetterecorder?

By elements

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20-07-2004, 21:32

Its a long time ago i used my first msx1 with cassetterecorder, but i would like to use again. mostly i spent my usb gamereader MSXplayer at this moment

i bought a 2nd nms8250 with caseetrecorder

is it possible to use the casetterecorder in MSXDOS 2?
Who can tell the commando's to use the casetterecorder in msxdos 2.20?
Is it possible to use casetterecorder as storage device in msxdos2.20?

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By anonymous

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20-07-2004, 21:35

DOS... Disk Operating System... hey! a clue!

By HansO

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20-07-2004, 21:56

Yes you can use the cassette recorder in any MSX (except the turboR) with any DOS (1.x or 2.x) from Basic with the usual CSAVE and CLOAD command.

Any DOS program that supports reading and writing of cassette tapes will also work. Not that there are many programs that do this. I did long ago write some to copy cassette tapes, but only the Basic - machine code hybrid has survived.

By IC

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20-07-2004, 21:59

Yah.. Ok, it should work.. But why use Dos2 then?

By Maggoo

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20-07-2004, 22:00

Its a long time ago i used my first msx1 with cassetterecorder, but i would like to use again. mostly i spent my usb gamereader MSXplayer at this moment

i bought a 2nd nms8250 with caseetrecorder

is it possible to use the casetterecorder in MSXDOS 2?
Who can tell the commando's to use the casetterecorder in msxdos 2.20?
Is it possible to use casetterecorder as storage device in msxdos2.20?

Sure:

"Format cas:" to format your tape
"FTAPE" to define the tape partitions
"copy cas:*.*" to copy tape content (works also to copy teletubies stories tapes)

and if you want to print the lyrics use

"type cas:*.*" >> prn:

Smile

By wolf_

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20-07-2004, 22:36

OMG, the idea..! yuck!!

By [D-Tail]

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21-07-2004, 00:30

Q: Why not on Turbo R?
A: Cos it lacks a cassette port LOL!

By BiFi

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21-07-2004, 06:05

Any DOS program that supports reading and writing of cassette tapes will also work. Not that there are many programs that do this. I did long ago write some to copy cassette tapes, but only the Basic - machine code hybrid has survived.The only DOS program I know which can read from cassette is Transfer, to copy from tape to disk.