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blueDECK (tape/cassette emulation)
It's a total cassette emulator for blueMSX. New
& unique approach has been introduced with v1.3.0
tape emulation, read on to find out.
-What's so special about
The DEV team have worked really hard to bring
users, what best for tape usage. One of the key
improvement we have made is the tape save feature,
now users can enjoy ROM & CAS games which
requires saving to a tape. But hey that doesn't
make it special! Hold on, the all new blueDECK's
"Set Position" feature
is probably the most advanced gadget users can
get on MSX emulator. (at least we think that way.
The different options of the cassette
menu are explained on this page.
-What does Set Position do?
blueDECK can analyze the contents included in CAS
file. Not only can the users see what's been
saved, they also can choose the program name to 'set'
the start of a loading point! So unlike the
actual data recorder, no fast fowarding is
required to scan to desired tape position. That
why we only have the rewind option. (Cool isn't
-What format is it compatible with?
Older fMSX98/AT CAS format can be now read &
saved along with the standard fMSX-DOS CAS format.
The SVI-318/328 format is also supported.
-What's up with the position reminder?
Glad you asked! This needs quite an explanation.
blueDECK actually perform just like the real data
recorder. blueDECK tries to remember the tape
position when you eject without rewinding. Then
user can come back to its exact position of the
loading tape after changing CAS file. Most tape
emulation lack ability to remember the counter
position which force rewind when ever new cas
file is set. However position reminder will
always come to the last position where CAS file
Maybe helpful where the user needs to save
gamedata in between loading point. User obviously
need to return to the exact position after saving
and switching back to an original tape where
eject was performed in order to continue. NO
problem, blueDECK can handle such situation.
-What's up with the Rewind After
If you read the "position reminder"
above, you see that blueDECK remember the exact
position of CAS file from the last perfomance.
What if user don't want this? Well, when this
option toggled, any CAS file inserted will be
automatically rewinded. Keeps the users away from