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saving file as .p

Post by zx81user » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:10 am

I wonder how I can save a file as .p in the EightyOne emulator. It seems I can only save to a "tape" file (tzx) but i'd like to load it as a .p into ZX-IDE and then transfer to the zeddy.

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by Paul » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:55 am

This depends on which version you are running.
If it is the latest with zxpand support you can activate this support. You need to specify. Directory that zxpand uses. Then SAVE"TEST" creates test.p in this directory.
Otherwise clear the tape in the tapemanager so it's empty. Then SAVE"TEST" will create a entry in the tapemanager.
In the tapemanager you can save the tape to disk. If it has only one file, this is a .P file.
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Re: saving file as .p

Post by Andy Rea » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:14 am

in the tape manager you need to delete all but the file you wish to save as a .P then on the save dialog in the dropdown box select .P

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by zx81user » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:03 am

Thanks! I knew it had to be something simple ;)

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by angus » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:48 pm

I'm still struggling to get a program from Eighty One into the .P format

Could someone further explain the steps mentioned above? I can't find a version of Eighty One later than 1.0a and it doesn't have any ZXPand support.

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by RWAP » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:00 pm

EightyOne with ZXpand support appears in the first post of:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=477

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by angus » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:15 pm

Many thanks for the link. I am still having trouble taking as a .p could someone explain it more clearly?

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by karingal » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:25 pm

I've been trying to add saving .p files to Spud81. Whilst I can quite easily patch the ROM, type SAVE "file" which will then bring up a dialog box and then successfully save a file which will LOAD back into Spud81 I'd like to be able to click on a menu item (Save File) and automagically save to a .p file.
All attempts to far have proved fruitless, to save more wasted time, is this possible or should I give up now and just add snapshot support for other less used formats (i.e. .Z81, .D81 etc).

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by dr beep » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:54 pm

AFAIK .P is the save state. So when giving SAVE the program will resume with NXTLIN and a piece of BASIC.
Suppose you want to save my running 1K hires. It can not be saved as .P since the BASIC-loader (and most likely also NCTLIN) will be overwritten for other use.

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Re: saving file as .p

Post by 1024MAK » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:24 pm

Maybe this link will help a little.

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