Larry Nelson was kind enough to send me a CD of the Apple I Owner's Club software library. On the CD were MP3 and WAV versions of several porgrams. I promised to test them and give a report on my results.
First, I deicded to just try the WAV files because I han no success so far with the MP3's I'd tried (I figure MP3 should work just fine, but so far I haven't got one to work yet). Also, I decided that dumping them out to cassette to load into my Apple I was going to be time consuming, so I added a new peripheral to my Apple I, a Titanium PowerBook G4 Mac. It looks real cute sitting on tom of the sanyo monitor I simply double clicked on one of the files and when it opened in the Quicktime player, I loaded it into the Apple I from the headphone jack of the PowerBook. Works like a champ! The first program I tried to load was Lunar Lander. It's not a Basic program, so it's the easiest to test. It loaded fine and runs perfectly, except I keep creaming the 29 megabuck lander ::)
Then I tried to load BASIC. Several attempts didn't result in a good load. Each time the cursor failed to came back after the load was supposedly complete. There was something loading because I could enter at $E000 and get the BASIC prompt. The Auto command yould give me line numbers, but if I wrote a simple program and tried to list it, it would only list the first line and hang up. There was a program titled "Super BASIC", so I decided to try to load it. Eureka! It works! It loads OK, and gives a cursor back at the end. You can write programs and they list OK and run fine! With a working BASIC loaded, I tried the other games: Blackjack, Gomoko and Hamurabi. None of them load properly. The cursor doesn't come back after any of them. I will have to do some investigation into the problems with these files. I'll give the MP3 versions a try and if they don't work, I'll look at the waveforms to see if there's some distortion anywhere.
I haven't tried the Dis-Assembler or "New Monitor" yet, that will be my next project. Now at least, with a working BASIC I can at least re-enter some of the old programs. I think I can find some of the listings on the Internet.