[Coco] Transferring software from PC to Coco2 with RS-232 pak?
brian.t.taylor at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 15:09:08 EDT 2016
I recently obtained a Coco 2 with a whole boatload of perhiperals
including two disk drives, Multipak, RS-232 program pak and cassette
I tried transferring .CAS files to tape with CASOUT and CocoTape but
they only seem to work half the time, and always fail to load (IO error)
any games bigger than 10KB.
I have the RS-232 pak hooked up to an old ThinkPad with HyperTerminal,
and have succeeded in transferring text files to the Coco, with these
8 bit word length
1 stop bit
But I want to transfer programs. I tried transferring a machine language
game .CAS file, using "Receive Machine Code" on the Coco, and the
correct starting address, but I get a "* DATA ERROR *" on the Coco no
matter what protocol I use (Kermit, X/Y/Zmodem). Lowering the baud rate
doesn't fix it, either.
Are .CAS files just not transferrable this way? Is there any way to
convert a game in .CAS or .DSK format to a .BIN file that I could
transfer? Or should I try another terminal program instead of the one
loaded on the RS-232 pak?
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