[Coco] Orchestra 90 playing the disk blues

Barry Nelson barry.nelson at amobiledevice.com
Fri Jun 10 02:35:15 EDT 2016

I seem to have figured this out. I had .MUS files, probably Orchestra Master files. First I had to rename them to get rid of the file extension. Then I used a program I have, CHGTYPE.BAS, to change the file type to ASCII, BASIC data file type. Once I did that, when I typed D in Orchestra 90 the files showed up and I was able to score and play them.
On Jun 9, 2016, at 8:52 PM, Barry Nelson <barry.nelson at amobiledevice.com> wrote:

>> Darren A mechacoco at gmail.com 
>> Thu Jun 9 19:06:05 EDT 2016
>>> On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 4:35 PM, Barry Nelson wrote:
>>> According to the Orchestra 90 documentation:
>>> DIR :number
>>> Display the diskette's directory. 
>>> Set up Orchestra-90 CC to run with a disk system.
>>> If you have a disk system, you can verify the directory's contents by
>>> typing D, a space, a colon, and the drive number, followed by
>>> [ENTER]. This command displays the names of only the Orchestra-90
>>> CC music files on the diskette. It also sets up the system for using dis-
>>> kettles rather than cassette tapes. For example, to check Drive 1's direc-
>>> tory, type:
>>>     D :1 [ENTER]
>>> The directory for that diskette then appears on the screen.
>>> =========================================================
>>> I am having a lot of issues getting this to work, I keep getting error 7. Any suggestions?
>> Do you have the disk controller in slot 4 of an MPI?  That is the slot
>> which the Orch90 targets for disk operations.
>> - Darren
> Yes, the disk controller is in slot 4, the Orchestra 90 pak is in slot 1.
> Update, I was able to save "WILLIAM" out to disk, but none of my other files which were "supposed" to be Orchestra 90 files will work.

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