Apple 1 Programs on Cassette

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According to this price list, Apple released several different programs on cassette for the Apple 1 computer:
http://www.applefritter.com/files/images//1977april_sm-2702_0.jpg

Has anyone recovered these files and their corresponding documentation? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Apple 1 Programs on Cassette

Yes not only are the audio files available, I actually reproduced the label and cassettes. I'm answering this on my iPhone but will post pics later of the cassettes and where you can download the audio files. I typically use them with an iPod, but do pull out the Panasonic cassette player for some authentic fun. Most of the programs are self explanatory and all you need is the load addresses. I typically make them part of the iPod album info or as apple did put them on the cassette label.

Cheers,
Corey

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Re: Apple 1 Programs on Cassette

Here is a reproduction cassette of Mini StarTrek. This is the 8k star trek that is in the Apple-1 Owners club software section here...

Another place to get cassette audio files is Apple-1 Notes- Dr W. Sander's website
The Star Trek there is the 16k version.

There are other sites too. I hope by next week to get the Apple-1 software part of my website up with copies of this and more software just as an additional archive of these files. The more places they are located the less chance they will ever be lost !!!

Cheers,
Corey

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Re: Apple 1 Programs on Cassette

If you are interested, I have ported several Apple-1 games to cassette (wave audio) for the MESS Apple-1 emulator. I think it would be very possible to transfer the audio wave files to actual cassette tapes if you wanted to use a real cassette player for a Replica-1, or even a real Apple-1 computer.

Some of my Apple-1 wave files can be found here: http://archive.org/details/Apple1Cassettes

Download the "ReadMe (revised)" file for the load address for each game.

I have several more Apple-1 audio files available at http://forums.bannister.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=1&page=1

That is the forum where I submit all my audio files for the MESS emulator. If you want a complete set of my all my audio files, just ask a person by the name of "Anna Wu". She should be able to help you.

Please note: My audio files were made for the MESS emulator. MESS Apple-1 by default has 48k of memory. With that said, some of my audio files might be too large for a standard 4 or 8k Apple-1 computer. I think the Replica-1 has 32k of available memory and should be able to handle most if not all my audio files [that's assuming the Replica-1 can use an actual cassette player or wave files].

Regards,
Anon

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Re: Apple 1 Programs on Cassette

Thank you, everyone, for your help. I did not realize that so much software was available for the Apple Cassette Interface. I will definitely download some of it.
I have one last question, Corey: Will the files on your website be the same files as those originally sold by Apple, or will they be ports of similar programs. I would like to own the most original files, if possible.

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Re: Apple 1 Programs on Cassette

I hope to have them be a mix of both. I will make sure to mark what was recovered from actual apple tapes.