[Coco] Recovering Fast Cassette Saves

Roger Taylor operator at coco3.com
Sun Jan 20 11:10:49 EST 2008

You can save and load tapes in 2mhz mode if the device would allow 
for it.  I used to use a Sony MD Walkman (minidisc recorder) and it 
worked fine.  I've never seen a tape deck able to do this.  Maybe 
it's the audio tapes themselves, but I remember using a VCR in SP 
mode a Long time ago and it worked.

At 08:28 AM 1/20/2008, you wrote:
>Rogelio Perea wrote:
>>Was browsing the December 1985 issue of The Rainbow and came across a 'hint'
>>from a Ryan Devlin (Louisville KY). According to his note, the following
>>string of commands would allow a Basic program to be loaded back into the
>>CoCo *after* the program had been saved to tape with the CoCo in high-speed
>>POKE 143,8:POKE 149,24:POKE 145,4:CLOAD
>>The days when I relied with cassettes to do my CoCoing are long gone, but
>>during those times I did save a couple of programs forgetting to kick back
>>the CoCo into its normal speed. I took those files as 'lost' saves, trying
>>to retrieve the file keeping the CoCo sped up proved unreliable.
>>Just curious at what the line above does. Is it altering a timing loop?.
>>-=[ Rogelio ]=-
>Those are the bytes that contain the 1200/2400Hz partition time, 
>upper limit of 1200Hz, and upper limit of 2400Hz.
>Seems to me it would be much easier to just read the tapes in Fast 
>mode, but maybe that doesn't work.
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