I don’t have a cassette cable to store/load programs how do I get one?
- Build one
- Buy one here:
Can I use any cassette drive/audio source?
- In short Yes you can. As long as the volume is loud enough.
There is an official TI program recorder but it is a standard audio cassette player, any player with the proper connections (mono audio out, mic in and remote) will work with the TI. Good tips on that link for setting up your recorder with the correct volume etc..
I have had success with a stereo to mono splitter on my PC and playing WAV files out using VLC to my TI
Cassette Software resources:
- WAV files are here: http://ftp.whtech.com/Cassettes/
- Cassettes are also available on arcadeshopper.com
How do I load a cassette program?
in TI BASIC and EXTENDED BASIC you type OLD CS1 and hit enter. You will be prompted to rewind the tape then hit PLAY etc..
How do I save a cassette program?
in TI BASIC and EXTENDED BASIC you type SAVE CS1 and hit enter. You will be prompted to rewind the tape then hit RECORD etc..
Programs such as Tunnels of Doom, Adventure, Video Chess etc let you load and save from cassette. They will prompt you the same as Basic does.
Man this is slow and unwieldly!
That’s what we all said when we went and got a disk system for our TI’s 🙂 If you are tired of cassette unreliability and slowness Get a Expansion Box, TIPI or Nanopeb and use disks instead..