First ever Megatape (Time Tunnel)

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First ever Megatape (Time Tunnel)

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(don't worry, I'm not requesting to put megatapes online...)

The controversial Time Tunnel Megatape (the one where Katakis should have been instead) was the first Megatape. There was a tape on issue 26, but that was called Zzap! Sampler. The first Megatape, though, did not have a number, it was just called Mega-tape or Mega Cassette. The following one was Mega-Tape 2, with a hyphen, and so on, until Megatape 6, which is the first Megatape without a hyphen.

Now a question. I have the Zzap! DVD, and there are just a T64 and 2 D64's of Time Tunnel. All other Megatapes are in TAP format. Now, it's true that a T64 or D64 is enough o play the game, but a TAP is better for preservation purposes, as it is more faithful to the original tape.

Has anyone the original tape? Can that person make a TAP dump of the tape? That's two questions, sorry
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I think I still have the original tape but have no idea how to make a TAP dump?
Wasn't there a demo of something on the other side?

I quite enjoyed Time Tunnel. It was terrible but easy to complete and great to while away an hour in an uncomplicated, brain dead way.
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Anyone bother reading the above?
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So much spam.

I have enabled admin approval for new accounts now.

It means I have to okay a new account before they post, which is a hassle for them, but there's not many brand new users on this forum anyway, so it should be okay and it saves me the big hassle of deleting 40+ spam messages.
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Good! Thanx Iain.

It is so dissapointing to see a whole bunch of new messages (yess, finally who post something!) only to find out that some stupid spambot messed up the board once again. It's sad.

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Yep I thought we may have had some news, unless the spambot is writting in code :D
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So Fiery Phoenix isn't responding to my post then?
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Post by Iain »

monkey010101 wrote:So Fiery Phoenix isn't responding to my post then?
He was actually referring to a spam message that was posted after your one, which I have since deleted. Hence the weirdness and confusion! :)
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Sorry dude! Bet you thought what a rude person!

As Iain said - was some stupid spambot posting messages - thank God they have gone!
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It was rather confusing. Glad the spambots have gone though.
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Post by Fab »

BTW, monkey10101, do you still happen to have the tape? If so, would you mind recording it to WAV and uploading to a site such as Megaupload or some other large file exchange site?

Well, admittedly the WAV method is not the best one to create TAPs, but with good-quality recordings and some Tapclean-ing the TAPs turn out to be good anyway.
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Post by relentless »

Get the .tap file from this page -

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Not sure if it's the original tape image though it seems pretty boring. Just a standard Novaload with no loading graphics or music.

Off the top of my head Frankie goes to Hollywood had one of the best loading screens/music combo I saw on the C64

Edit. I removed the link above as I realised I may be breaking the rules of this board by posting a link like that.
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Ah should be alright. If worried, you can just PM him the link I guess.
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Post by monkey010101 »

I don't have the tape anymore. I've only got my disks now. Sold all the tapes off in one of my wife wants the loft cleared moments.
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