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    I like it even if the utility is fairly limited.

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    Waiting for the wire-recorder version...

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    Well, I suspect that the floppy disc version might be a possibility...

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    Used a custom boot rom. I'd be more impressed if they'd keyed in a program in Cassette BASIC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixter View Post
    Used a custom boot rom. I'd be more impressed if they'd keyed in a program in Cassette BASIC.
    Or just “load”-ed one. I mean, yeah, you have BASIC, use it.
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    LOL, yeah
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    Ye dang fools, ah was bootin' mah IBM PC offa telegraph befer ye's were in diapers!

    B.. but you're only 30 years ol--

    SHADDAP!

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    Retrohun did the boot into a game loaded via the cassette port almost 3 years ago. J.R. Bogin did it though a ROM design but nothing really precludes someone who wanted to from taking the two projects and merging them to make a cassette loaded program that in turn loads a DOS from cassette into what is effectively a RAM disk and then boots that DOS. The design does seem to need a very substantially upgraded 5150; this is not going to turn into a viable solution for a 64K 5150.

    I don't understand why each variation on the theme uses a different audio device attached to the erstwhile cassette port. Is there some contest going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Well, I suspect that the floppy disc version might be a possibility...
    I even didn't know that such a thing existed! Nice to know. Thank you for showing it to us.
    With kind regards / met vriendelijke groet, Ruud Baltissen

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