[Howto] Transfer a (virtual) tape to a "real" one
The information in this article applies to the following versions of VICE:
- All versions
You have a program which you want to transfer to a real tape so it can be used with a real machine (C64, VIC, PET, ...).
This can be achieved with the following sequence:
- Go to "File/Attach tape image" and create a 'new TAP image'. Attach the new image.
- Now you can SAVE to tape like on a real machine: SAVE "HALLO"
- When you get the message 'Press Record & Play' go to File/Datasette Control and press the emulated 'Record' button.
- After detaching the TAP image you're ready to transfer it to a
real tape with the tool 'ptap', available from
You'll need to attach a C2N datasette to the parallel PC (printer) port.
This document is for information purpose only. The behaviour reported is intentional. This document applies to the VICE versions listed at the beginning of this article.
Thanks to Markus Brenner for this contribution.
- See also 10-005: [Howto] How to transfer programs from CBM to the PC (or vice versa)
- PTAP: http://arnold.c64.org/~minstrel/
- September 18, 2002: Added link to 10-005: [Howto] How to transfer programs from CBM to the PC (or vice versa)
- September 11, 2001: Original release of this document