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Re: Programs on tape

Post by Power 3000 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:21 pm

The one in plastic i never use, because it like new, it had only been used few hours, and it is from 1984.

i dont now what is inside the machines, one of them will not startup, but the rest is fine.

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:57 pm

The Sinclair ZX Printer and the Alphacom 32 printer are common printers for the ZX81 but the Seikosha GP-50S is more rare. These printers are not regular RS232 or Centronics printers, but made specially for the ZX81 expansion port.
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:02 pm

Are the Lambda 83 RAM Packs all 32k?
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by Power 3000 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:11 pm

Hi, the memory pack is all 16k, and the printer is working fine with the Lambda, i have a speciel connector for that, it is not home made, but a real connection. The only thing is that the ink is dry, so i need to fill more ink in the inktape, idont know the English name Farvebånd.

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:14 pm

Ink ribbon
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:18 pm

The ZX Printer is a spark printer, where the silver coating is burned off when printing. The Alphacom 32 (that I have) is a thermal printer like a fax. So here you have the third technology: A regular matrix printer.

The great thing about the thermal printers is they never run out of ink. But they need special thermal printer. The worst printer is the ZX Printer, as it is easily broken and almost impossible to repair; and it's paper is getting more rare.
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by Power 3000 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:24 pm

I still think that the zx printer is interesting, my friend had one in 1985, and you are right, he always had problems, but the paper and small size of printer was so cool.

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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:27 pm

I have a broken ZX Printer. The internal rubber band breaks with age. It's difficult to recreate. Some are working on 3D printing a new rubber band and they seem to be close to a solution.
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by XavSnap » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:54 am

Hi,
the program#8 was corrupt...
And the 'p' files wont work correctly !
prg8_JP.p
(3.47 KiB) Downloaded 38 times
We had to debug it and rebuild the file using a text to 'p' converter...

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5 CLS 
10 PRINT AT 1,3;"J0RGEN PETER J0RGENSEN"
20 PRINT AT 3,0"--------------------------"
30 PRINT AT 19,0;"---------------------------"
40 PRINT AT 21,6;"VAELG PROGRAM"
45 PRINT AT 8,8;"0. STOP"
50 PRINT AT 10,8;"1. JOYPLOT"
60 PRINT AT 12,8;"2. EL-ORGEL"
70 PRINT AT 14,8;"3. GRAFIK"
80 INPUT A
85 IF A>3 OR A<0 THEN GOTO 80
90 IF A=0 THEN STOP 
100 GOTO A*2000
2000 CLS 
2005 PRINT AT 0,8;"joyplot"
2010 PRINT AT 3,2;"DU KAN NU TEGNE PAA SKAERMEN"
2020 PRINT AT 5,2;"MED DIT JOYSTICK"
2030 PRINT AT B,2;"HVIS DU IKKE HAR JOYSTICK"
2040 PRINT AT 9,2;"BRUGER FU F0LGENDE TASTER"
2050 PRINT AT 11,4;" C B*N OG U TIL SLET V"
2060 PRINT AT 15,5;"K=COPY\:: , S=STOP"
2065 PRINT AT 19,0;"--------------------------------"
2070 PRINT AT 20,1;"TRYK VILKAARLIG TAST TIL START"
2080 PRINT AT 21,0;"--------------------------------"
2090 IF INKEY$="" THEN GOTO 2090
2100 CLS 
2110 X=31
2120 Y=21
2130 LET A$= INKEY$
2140 IF A$="F" OR A$="N" THEN IF X<63 THEN X=X+1
2150 IF A$="7" OR A$="B" THEN IF X>0 THEN X=X-1
2160 IF A$="4" OR A$="C" THEN IF Y<43 THEN Y=Y+1
2170 IF A$="R" OR A$="V" THEN IF Y>0 THEN Y=Y-1
2180 IF A$="U" THEN CLS 
2190 IF A$="K" THEN COPY 
2200 IF A$="S" THEN RUN 
2210 PLOT X,Y
2220 GOTO 2130
4000 CLS 
4005 PRINT AT 3,7;"elektriskorgel"
4007 PRINT AT 7,1;"DU SPILLER PAA F0LGENDE TASTER"
4010 PRINT AT 11,7;"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Q W E R T Y U I"
4020 PRINT AT 16,8;"OG s TIL(STOP"
4030 PRINT AT 19,1;"TRYK VILKAARLIG TAST TIL START"
4040 IF INKEY$="" THEN GOTO 4040
4050 CLS 
4101 A$= INKEY$
4366 TEMPO 20
4120 IF A$="1" THEN MUSIC "C<2"
4130 IF A$="2" THEN MUSIC "D<2"
4140 IF A$="3" THEN MUSIC "E<2"
4150 IF A$="4" THEN MUSIC "F<2"
4160 IF A$="5" THEN MUSIC "G<2"
4170 IF A$="6" THEN MUSIC "A<2"
4180 IF A$="7" THEN MUSIC "J<2"
4185 IF A$="8" THEN MUSIC "C2"
4190 IF A$="Q" THEN MUSIC "C2"
4200 IF A$="W" THEN MUSIC "D2"
4210 IF A$="E THEN MUSIC "E2"
4220 IF A$="R" THEN MUSIC "F2"
4230 IF A$="T" THEN MUSIC "G2"
4240 IF A$="Y" THEN MUSIC "A2"
4250 IF A$="U" THEN MUSIC "B2"
4300 IF A$="I" THEN MUSIC "C>2"
4310 IF A$="S" THEN RUN 
4340 LIST 
6000 CLS 
6010 PRINT AT 2,7;"grafik"
6030 PRINT AT 7,0;"NAAR DU HAR INDTASTET 4 TAL"
6040 PRINT AT 9,0;"KOMMER DER EN FIGUR PAA SKAERMEN"
6050 PRINT AT 12,2;"C=COPY S=STOP A=START"
6060 PRINT AT 19,0;"TRYK VILKAARLIG TAST TIL START"
6070 IF INKEY$="" THEN GOTO 6070
6075 CLS 
6080 PRINT AT 10,11;"INPUT A"
6090 INPUT A
6095 CLS 
6100 PRINT AT 10,11;"INPUT B"
6110 INPUT B
6120 CLS 
6130 PRINT AT 10,11;"INPUT C"
6140 INPUT C
6150 CLS 
6160 PRINT AT 10,11;"INPUT D"
6170 INPUT D
6180 CLS 
6190 FAST 
6200 FOR =0 TO 2 STEP .01
6210 PLOT INT(.5+31*SIN ((A*T+B/6)*PI)+32)<>(.5+21*SIN ((C*T+D/6)*PI))+22
6220 NEXT T
6225 SLOW 
6230 IF ="C" THEN COPY 
6240 IF INKEY$="U" THEN STOP 
6250 IF INKEY$="A" THEN GOTO 6000
6260 GOTO 6230
8000 SAVE "A1"
8010 RUN 
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Re: Programs on tape

Post by mrtinb » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:30 am

XavSnap wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:54 am
the program#8 was corrupt...
And the 'p' files wont work correctly !

prg8_JP.p

We had to debug it and rebuild the file using a text to 'p' converter...
That looks extremely like Program 1, which I have translated already.
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