Re: Cursor mag and archiving tapes

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:52:41 -0500
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On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 6:36 PM, MikeS <> wrote:
> Apologies if this is a little OT for this group:
> A couple of people have asked me about a disk archive of the Cursor magazine
> tapes; I have all the tapes and I also have a set of 6 .D64 files from
> somewhere containing most of them, but unfortunately many if not most of the
> programs in the images appear to be corrupted.
> So,
> Does anyone know if there is another archive of these magazines-on-tape
> anywhere that might be OK?

I got a set from the Benelux PET software archive - several Cursor
tapes per disk image.  When I loaded them a week or two ago, they were
all intact.  Don't know if that's your source as well.

> Failing that, is there a program out there somewhere that will batch-copy an
> entire cassette (as data files, not audio, assuming they're still readable)
> to a CBM disk or PC file(s) without having to copy one program at a time?

I would like to know about such a program.  I manually snarfed my old
tapes years ago via a PC parallel-port C2N interface and DOS software,
but I would like to check over the tapes one more time to ensure I got
everything.  I wish I'd spent a few bytes back in the day to at least
put my name and date on some stuff - I didn't start doing that until
1981 or 1982.  :-(


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