Cascade Cassette 50

Who remembers this?

Well I certainly do, and I have had the opportunity to acquire all but 2 of the versions that were released.

So far I have;

BBC Model A/B
ZX Spectrum
ZX 81
Dragon 32
Oric 1
Oric Atmos
Amstrad CPC 464
Commodore 64
Vic-20
Apple II
Atari 8-Bit
Acorn Electron

I am missing only 2, these being Atari 8Bit and Acorn Electron.

Update: 26/10/19 – I have finally acquired the Atari 8Bit Cassette 50, so only 1 to go! – I know where to get it, just can’t quite reach it!!! 🙁

Update: 05/11/19 – Now I have sourced a really cheap copy of the Electron version.. – My life is complete. Watch out for a youtube review of the cassette boxes and inlays – I will not be doing a game review, as there are 600 individual games in the whole set, and they all sort of the same.

 

I am constantly on the look out for these, and better quality versions of the ones I already have. The Amstrad CPC version has a busted cassette sleeve (It looks like its been through the washer, after its been through the dog!!!)

Retro Goodness

So, its been a while since I updated these pages.

I have been busy with work and life!

Recently, I acquired another external SCSI hard drive unit. This time for an apple MAC, but an older style.

Supposedly it has an HDD in it (It does – Its a 9GB LVD Drive), and LVD/SE SCSI connectors. This is of no use to me, so I also ordered a SCSI to Centronics 50 pin cable, that is an exact fit in the case. This should allow me to connect it up to my Atari STE and use it as an additional storage case for my yet to be installed SCSI ZIP drive. Once this has been completed, I will be able to copy loads of good stuff from my PC/usb drive to the Atari HDD.

The ZIP drive needs a parity generator attaching between the drive and the atari scsi adapter, but I have the schematics for this, and with enough will power, I will get the thing up and running. The parity generator chip is so small, I may need to use a needle instead of the soldering iron tip!!!!

Success or failure results will be posted here, as and when I get round to doing the mod!!!