Cromemco software question

From: Richard A. Cini <>
Date: Fri Oct 8 18:40:51 2004


        Thanks. I actually examined the manual a bit more closely this time and
found that it included a small loader. Dunno why I missed it the first time.
Bit rot no doubt...


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[]On Behalf Of Tom Jennings
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2004 2:44 PM
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Subject: Re: Cromemco software question

On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Cini, Richard wrote:

> Can anyone with Cromemco experience tell me what loader should be
> used to load this software into a machine? I don't recall seeing anything
> the manual that revealed this secret.

Have you examined the data on the tape? Hex/ascii formats are easy to
decode, and binary ones are usually pretty trivial. They are almost always
something dumb like:

leader leader leader...

flag character or sequence
record type (1=data, 2=start addr, 0=stop, that sort of thing)
load address (2 bytes)
byte count (1, 2)

more records...

ASCII vs. binary, even, would narrow your choices.
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