Supported by: COMX BASIC V1.00, Floating Point BASIC 2.2, Pecom 32 BASIC, Pecom 64 BASIC 1.0 and 4.0, Quest Super BASIC 3.0, Telmac SBASIC v 24.3
To transfer or load a computer program stored on a cassette tape into the computer memory, firstly, connect up the recorder or when using the emulator follow the help pages on saving to a wav file. Then proceed as follows:
- Insert the cassette tape into your recorder, and locate the beginning of the program.
- Make sure that any program and/or data now in memory is no longer wanted, or has been saved. This is because step (3) will clear the entire user memory and any program and/or data in memory will be lost.
- We assume that the computer is powered up, and the "READY" message is displayed. Now, type PLOAD, and press the PLAY button. When a high pitch note is heard, press the CR key to start loading the program. The cursor will disappear, followed by a sequence of sound.
- When the loading of the program is completed, the message "READY" will reappear.
Note that even though the PLOAD and CLOAD commands are implemented for the same function in the different BASIC versions they are NOT compatible. So it is not possible to load a saved program from a COMX-35 into the Pecom 64. In some cases loading might work but BASIC versions itself are not 100% compatible so the result will not be possible to RUN.