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Tandy Color Computer (XROAR) - how to load cassettes?



  • Does anybody know how to load cassette files (.cas) in the Tandy Color Computer emulator (XROAR)? On my Windows PC, XROAR has the shortcut "ctrl+shift+L" and then you just navigate and select the game you want and it auto-loads. How does this work in Retropie? It lists the .cas extension in the docs page, but there are no details on how to load .cas files.

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  • @groviar not sure where you're at with this but assuming you've copied your .cas files to the Tandy ROMs folder (/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/coco/) then restarted EmulationStation...The games would then show up under Tandy so you can launch them directly. If I want to run another game from within the emulator I just quit back to EmulationStation by pressing CTRL-c and launch another....which is not great but is quick enough.

    Does that help?

    Edit: Looking at your other posts you're obviously more experienced with this stuff than I thought so apologies if I dumbed it down too much!



  • Thanks for the reply. I'm actually very new to retropie and still trying to get everything in order, so I can use all the help I can get. I didn't know opening a .cas file was that easy - I was thinking it was more complicated than the .ccc cartridge files. Does that also work for .dsk games? The PC version of XROAR won't run .dsk files for me, even when using ctrl+shift+L.



  • @groviar .dsk files are listed so they should work.



  • Well I know they should work because they are listed. But in my experience disk files are not as easy as clicking on the title to play the game, like roms. They usually involve typing in commands to get the cassette or disk to load.

    For instance, I learned yesterday that to get a disk to load in XROAR on Windows, you need to load the .dsk file using ctrl+shift+l, then type :

    DIR

    to get a directory listing of the disk. You will see the filename of the game. Then you type:

    LOADM"GAME.BIN":EXEC

    "GAME" being whatever the name is that comes up in the directory.

    So it stands to reason that it's more complicated than simply selecting the game (rom) to play. So my question was, will the retropie support this functionality? How would I go abut loading the file and then typing in the command? If I select a .dsk file to open, will it load into XROAR so all I need to do is type the DIR and LOAD commands? Or is it more complicated?



  • @groviar you should test it out. Generally Rom loading is far more straight forward on retropie than windows emulators.


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