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tapDancer Virtual Datasette for PC

Published by  Kicaco
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tapDancer TAP/T64/PRG/P00 / TZX / CDT / UEF / CAS to Audio (WAV) Converter ( C64 / 128 / VIC20 / SINCLAIR / AMSTRAD ACORN / BBC / MSX / ATARI)

*** Features ***

Convert .TAP / T64 / PRG / P00 / TZX / CDT / UEF / CAS to audio-out * Pause, stop and re-start playback * Remembers previously-set volume level * High-precision render * Auto-pause functionality * TurboTape compression (Commodore 64/128).

tapDancer converts archives of vintage games and other software into audio waveforms that your classic 1980's-era computer(s) can understand and plays them back, allowing you to once again use these programs on your cherished system(s) using your mobile Android device, and a tape-interface cable or CD-to-cassette adaptor (depending on the computer.)

Currently, tapDancer supports Commodore (TAP / T64 / PRG formats), Sinclair ZX Spectrum (TZX / TAP), Amstrad CPC (CDT), Acorn Electron / BBC (UEF), MSX (CAS) and Atari (CAS).

tapDancer sports a fully-featured playback interface to assist you in reliving those beloved memories of the past. Other features include the ability to auto-pause on tape silences for ease of loading programs, and TurboTape compression of Commodore T64 / PRG / P00 to let you reminisce sooner!

Simply copy your archived software files (of programs you own!) to the SDCard storage of your Android device, then run tapDancer. Press the 'Eject' button, and then navigate to your files. (If your device has multiple SDCard directories, you can switch between them in the Settings menu -- see the documentation for more details.) Select your desired archive and tapDancer will then render the audio. tapDancer even supports extracting files from inside .ZIP and .T64 on-the-fly!

After the audio renders (anywhere up to two minutes, or longer on slower devices), press the 'Play' button after commanding your classic computer to LOAD. Adjust your volume to around 10 (for starters). With luck, in a few moments your computer will recognise the file, press SPACE on your Commodore 64 (for example) as soon as it says 'FOUND *GAME*'. (This step will vary depending on your computer system. See documentation for further details.) If it doesn't, try adjusting the volume up or down, press 'Stop' in tapDancer to reset the audio playback, reset your computer, and try again.

Placing your device into 'Airplane' mode is a good idea, as mobile 'chatter' can disrupt the playback. Also, be wary of magnetism -- keep your datasette / mobile device away from any CRT monitors!

For more detailed usage information and a user forum, tap the Help (?!) icon on the main tapDancer interface screen, or visit the tapDancer website at or by tapping the WWW icon on the main tapDancer interface screen.

*** Highlights ***

* TAP / T64 / PRG / P00 / TZX / CDT / UEF / CAS support (Commodore 64 / 128 / VIC20 / etc., Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX-compatibles, Acorn Electron / BBC Micro, Atari 400/800/XL/XE)

* Configurable TurboTape compression of T64 / PRG / P00 (Commodore)!

* Intuitive user-interface.

* Auto-pausing functionality (for ease of loading.)

* Ability to extract files from .ZIP and .T64 on-the-fly.

tapDancer is a product of, copyright 2014 by April and Melody Ayres-Griffiths.

How to Install tapDancer Virtual Datasette for Windows PC or MAC:

tapDancer Virtual Datasette is an Android Entertainment app developed by Kicaco and published on the Google play store. It has gained around 10000 installs so far, with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 in the play store.

tapDancer Virtual Datasette requires Android with an OS version of 2.3.3 and up. In addition, the app has a content rating of Everyone, from which you can decide if it is suitable to install for family, kids, or adult users. tapDancer Virtual Datasette is an Android app and cannot be installed on Windows PC or MAC directly.

Android Emulator is a software application that enables you to run Android apps and games on a PC by emulating Android OS. There are many free Android emulators available on the internet. However, emulators consume many system resources to emulate an OS and run apps on it. So it is advised that you check the minimum and required system requirements of an Android emulator before you download and install it on your PC.

Below you will find how to install and run tapDancer Virtual Datasette on PC:

  • Firstly, download and install an Android emulator to your PC
  • Download tapDancer Virtual Datasette APK to your PC
  • Open tapDancer Virtual Datasette APK using the emulator or drag and drop the APK file into the emulator to install the app.
  • If you do not want to download the APK file, you can install tapDancer Virtual Datasette PC by connecting your Google account with the emulator and downloading the app from the play store directly.

If you follow the above steps correctly, you should have the tapDancer Virtual Datasette ready to run on your Windows PC or MAC. In addition, you can check the minimum system requirements of the emulator on the official website before installing it. This way, you can avoid any system-related technical issues.

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