Emulator can be used for more MZ systems, you already mentioned that in your post so I gave it a try. Created a new topic because my main interest is not MZ80 but an easy method to test all software for all MZ systems I have in my collection.mz-80a wrote: ↑Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:47 amThe best emulator I've found (for Windows) is the Japanese EmuZ-80 one, found here:
I have converted some tapes for MZ800 and MZ700 programs with Audacity (https://www.audacityteam.org/download) and MZF studio (https://www.nachthacker.de/DownloadBereich.html). Too bad there is no solution for converting WAV to MZF files for Linux but it works quite well. Seems that my tapes can sustain bad storage conditions a lot better than QD disks.
After I have gained more experience with converting and testing I can upload converted programs that might be interesting to share to archive.org.
I have also some MZ-80(A?K?) tapes, will try to test those with the emulator later.
Testing/running MZF programs with Emu-Z:
Shift - Backspace -> breaks running program (e.g. in an endless loop (basic))
Play MZF programs with CMT -> use play and then Play Button. Using Full Speed (Control Menu) to speed it up.
Save states are very useful for testing (especially for testing MZ-700/800 basic programs and you have to switch often between the two)
If a program doesn't seem to work, check the MZ-800 or MZ-700 boot setting (Device menu)
Does anyone know what the function is of "waveform shaper"? Improve readability?