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2020-05-23 19:48
crl

Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 15
Convert tap files stored with ABC turbo

I'm in the process of rescuing my old tapes. I have managed to convert some of them to TAP-files. My end goal is to get rid of the tap files and save my files to d64, t64 or prg.

The issue is that most of my tapes contain files saved with ABC turbo, which apparently isn't supported by FinalTAP.

Does any of you have any advice on how to convert these tap files?
2020-05-23 20:09
Zer0-X

Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 78
Make the TAPs available and 99% for sure someone will convert them.
2020-05-23 20:22
crl

Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 15
Where and how should I make it available?
2020-05-23 21:02
oldskool

Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 21
tapclean and tapex should recognize it as Turbotape 250 or compatible
2020-05-23 21:41
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 2660
What Oldskool said, FinalTAP is way too old and unmaintained, superseded by tapclean and tapex, not that they have ALL the loaders identified anyway but way more than FinalTap. =)
2020-05-24 07:12
crl

Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 15
Thanks.

Tapclean doesn't detect the files at all and both the latest versions of Tapex on csdb are infected with a Trojan, and no alternative download locations appear to be available.
2020-05-24 08:49
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1440
Before you decided to stain the later TapEx entries*, did you make really sure your snakeoil application does not report a false positive?

Searching the net for "Fugrafa false positive" yielded a few hits here.

(* This is what you get for releasing a Windows-only executable without source.)
2020-05-24 09:50
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 2660
The detection is a false positive in bitdefender.
A quick test made with a couple of tap files generated by saving with ABC Flash-Turbo-Tape V1.0 and ABC-Turbo V2.0 (Flash+Sound) produce good results as TURBOTAPE-250 with tapclean and just TURBOTAPE in tapex, also generating prgs (-doprg in tapclean) so they should work as expected with actual tape dumps.
Maybe theyy are containing some unrecoverable errors and need manual hexedit fixing or new dumps in worst cases.
2020-05-24 10:17
Rastah Bar

Registered: Oct 2012
Posts: 206
I once converted 'wavprg' to convert some tapes:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/wav-prg/files/wav-prg/
IIRC it supports a bunch of fast loaders.

You first have to convert the tapes to .wav with f.e. audacity.
2020-05-24 11:17
crl

Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 15
Quote: Before you decided to stain the later TapEx entries*, did you make really sure your snakeoil application does not report a false positive?

Searching the net for "Fugrafa false positive" yielded a few hits here.

(* This is what you get for releasing a Windows-only executable without source.)


I didn’t google that but I ran it through a brunch of scanners and more than a handful reported the infection. I think it’s fair to warn others in case it is true positive.
2020-05-24 11:31
crl

Registered: Mar 2020
Posts: 15
Quote: The detection is a false positive in bitdefender.
A quick test made with a couple of tap files generated by saving with ABC Flash-Turbo-Tape V1.0 and ABC-Turbo V2.0 (Flash+Sound) produce good results as TURBOTAPE-250 with tapclean and just TURBOTAPE in tapex, also generating prgs (-doprg in tapclean) so they should work as expected with actual tape dumps.
Maybe theyy are containing some unrecoverable errors and need manual hexedit fixing or new dumps in worst cases.


The tap files may be somewhat corrupted, but I am able to load some of the games in VICE after loading ABC turbo. I also found out that you actually can save files to disk while having ABC turbo loaded. You just have to save them to device 9 instead for some reason.
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