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by mz-80a
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MZ-80K tape drive problems
Replies: 0
Views: 744

MZ-80K tape drive problems

Hi, My MZ-80K has stopped being able to fast-forward or rewind cassettes (makes a lot of noise when it tries) and barely plays a tape, it will play but not load anything. I opened the MZ-80K's case and can see the belt turning when pressing the buttons, despite the noise. Do I just need a new belt a...
by mz-80a
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: BASIC
Topic: Token converter
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Token converter

Maybe we should write our own utility to convert programs between the different BASICs :)
by mz-80a
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: BASIC
Topic: Token converter
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Token converter

Has anyone got a way of converting from MZ-1200 BASIC to MZ-80A? The 1200 one is SP-5030 I think and MZ-80A's one is SA-5510.
by mz-80a
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Emulation
Topic: idea: custom keyboard for MZ emulation
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: idea: custom keyboard for MZ emulation

Can anyone explain why the emulators make it so hard to work with your PC/laptop keyboard? It is frustrating that the symbols aren't where they usually are on the keys. I guess they're trying to emulate the exact positions of the MZ keys perhaps? But, for instance on EmuZ-80, that's not true of the ...
by mz-80a
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sharpworks Fast Loader
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Sharpworks Fast Loader

However, the EmuZ-80A emulator seemed to read it all quite well too when I last tested! This is why I feel like it's the superior emulator, it reads WAVs natively.
by mz-80a
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Sharpworks Fast Loader
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Sharpworks Fast Loader

Yep. And it worked :) Although I would usually use one of those for transferring from laptop to Sharp. When I'm transferring from Sharp to laptop I usually use a hi-fi separates tape deck with USB soundcard. MZF Studio is capable of reading the fast WAVs as long as it's set to MZ-80B import mode :) ...
by mz-80a
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Demoscene
Topic: MZ-80A demo
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: MZ-80A demo

Maybe we should have a separate section for MZ artwork !
by mz-80a
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Demoscene
Topic: MZ-80A demo
Replies: 15
Views: 4030

Re: MZ-80A demo

Here's a little more artwork made by Datadoor using the MZ character set. Nice big images :)
by mz-80a
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Sharpworks Fast Loader
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Sharpworks Fast Loader

Hi, One of Sharpworks' current projects is to produce a fast loader program to enable tapes to be loaded and saved much more quickly than the Monitor usually does but also to keep reliability. We're nearing completion of it in fact. I've just uploaded a video showing a 'trial run' of the program whe...
by mz-80a
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Emulation
Topic: EmuZ-80
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

EmuZ-80

The best emulator I've found (for Windows) is the Japanese EmuZ-80 one, found here: http://takeda-toshiya.my.coocan.jp/mz80k/index.html it seems to emulate the sound really well for the MZ-80 machines (not tried MZ-700). Like most of the MZ emulators the timing is not perfect though. For instance my...