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Jtterbug
September 16th, 2013, 04:27 PM
Hello again!

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to access the Cassette drive of the IBM 5150 in DOS, like a driver or other program or something. Does DISK BASIC offer support for the cassette or just the ROM Cassette BASIC at startup with no boot disk?

Thank you all very much.

Plasma
September 16th, 2013, 05:21 PM
AFAIK only ROM BASIC supports cassette. You can access the cassette drive via int 15h but it is a byte-level interface (drive on/off and read/write bytes).


Hello again!

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to access the Cassette drive of the IBM 5150 in DOS, like a driver or other program or something. Does DISK BASIC offer support for the cassette or just the ROM Cassette BASIC at startup with no boot disk?

Thank you all very much.

Chuck(G)
September 16th, 2013, 05:25 PM
The 5150 BASIC manual implies that the cassette functions are still there in both disk and advanced BASIC.

So, to load program FOOF from cassette, it would be:

LOAD "CAS1:FOOF"

In all versions of IBM BASIC. What I don't know is if the same functionality (assuming that BIOS support is present) is still there in GWBASIC.