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
Firstly, connect up the cassette recorder or when using the emulator follow the help pages on saving to a wav file.
Let's assume that you have a program in the computer memory which you wish to save for future use. Type LIST to have a quick check at the program in memory to see that there are no unwanted fragments of a program. Adjust the recorder's volume control to an appropriate setting. Setting the volume to mid-level will usually work. Now, proceed to do the following:
- Insert a blank cassette tape into your recorder and rewind the tape. (If your recorder is provided with a tape position counter, set it to zero. Recording on used tape will of course erase information previously recorded.)
- Start recording on the tape by pressing both "PLAY" and "RECORD" down.
- Type PSAVE for "program save" transferring the program onto tape. and press CR to start
- When (3) is finished, the message "Ready" reappears.
Remember to note the tape position corresponding to the end of the recorded program for future reference. When PSAVE is keyed in followed by CR, the cursor should disappear, and a long high-pitch note marking the beginning of the program (called the program header) can be heard.
We should start the cassette recorder first to ensure that the blank "leader" tape will not be recorded on. This leader tape, used in most commercial tapes will not record any signals and thus part of your program or data could be lost if we started to recorder right from the start.