Re: Cursor mag and archiving tapes

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:36:06 -0600
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On 2/13/2012 5:52 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> 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.  :-(
> -ethan
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Arndt M. has been working on ZoomTape, which will work with ZoomFloppy 
to copy tapes, but I am not sure of the userland util options.


Jim Brain

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