Welcome to 1977...

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Welcome to 1977...

Was looking to let off some "steam" from all the chores I was doing today...

Woz's original Integer Basic breakout on cassette sounded good... (BTW: Runs so much faster than the Microsoft derived AppleSoft version called Little Brick Out).

and it was loaded from cassette in less than a minute on my trusty panasonic RQ2102 on my newest toy, the Rev-0 Apple II with a 1976 Sony Trinitron Color TV.

I'm also getting together a nice portfolio of my Rev-4 restoration, I just could't spend any time downstairs in the basement where I keep it setup (I tried to set it up in the guest room, that idea got squashed).

Cheers,
Corey

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Re: Welcome to 1977...

Awesome!!!! And Quite Retro!!

I think I tried saving/loading with a Cassette on my Original Apple ][e, back in 1984-5, with the Cassette Player that I use with my Sinclair ZX-81... I still have all my Sinclair stuff, plus a whole bunch more from my Uncle....

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Loading on cassette is easy. The Apple II cassette is quite fast for its day. Actually the Apple-1 and Apple II cassette interfaces running at 1200 baud spoiled me. I was trying to keep my MITS Altair 8800 all early MITS cards/parts, but the 300 baud speed of their modem card is very painful. At 1200, the Apple's isn't so bad if you find the right "volume" level and use a cheap tape deck. The fancy ones with tone and all that don't seem to work very well with it.

If you haven't loaded by cassette recently try it, then you can really say you are into vintage computing...

Cheers,
Corey

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One of my favorite games from that era was Dragon Maze - if you can't find a copy somewhere, there is a slightly buggy listing in the "Red Book". Type it in manually, like I did in 1978.

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