Original post by MikeS
Golan was kind enough to tell me about this site at last night's
TPUG meeting, so here I am; Hi, guys & gals!
Considering how active the CBM community is, I'd have thought that
every PET program ever put on tape would be archived somewhere;
If I can find 'em (and if you saw my place you'd know how big that
"if" is) I should have about 100 or so somewhere, although some of
those will be duplicates; there should be the complete(?) set of
abt. 20 of the Cursor magazine on tape, with abt. 5 programs on each
and accompanying printed documentation, as well as several dozen
other tapes with various games, utilities etc.
The ones I did find and try tonight all loaded OK, so I'm hoping
that the rest are also still mostly OK after all these years.
As to converting & archiving them, that might take a while; since
most of the tapes have more than one program and many with an index
& loader at the beginning, I'd be inclined to just copy the whole
tape to a .wav or mp3 file and let someone else break them down
and archive them on the 'Web somewhere.
This would be mostly 40 column stuff, games & utilities etc. My
80 column stuff is generally more serious stuff and almost entirely
on 8050 disks.
Thought, comments, ideas?