Can we control TZX playback from Pi?

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AbstractCure
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Can we control TZX playback from Pi?

Postby AbstractCure » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:33 am

I stumbled upon a few games that ask to stop the audio tape playback for a while. I was wondering if there is a way to tell Pi Zero to pause a playback and then let it play again. Does anybody know? :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Can we control TZX playback from Pi?

Postby mitja_i » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:11 am

No, (not yet?)
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Re: Can we control TZX playback from Pi?

Postby AndyCalling » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:33 pm

That's a shame, so no Gauntlet or Gauntlet Deeper Dungeons then? Another reason why I wish someone made a decent new mono cassette deck.

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Re: Can we control TZX playback from Pi?

Postby Ped7g » Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:32 am

not yet.. it is on the wishlist quite high, so maybe one day.

If you or somebody skilled in developing is reading this, I think there may be kind of cheap hack possible, there's proof of concept xbox controller driver (connected to the micro USB of Pi0), so all it takes is "just" to extend the tzxplayer to read the controller too and use the xbox controller to control the playback.

Meanwhile I would personally just play other games... there's like 5k+ of them I have never seen and probably like 50-100+ I would actually like to check one day (but I'm more busy with developing things for Next, not exactly in mood/energy to play games). Or you can check if there's some TRD/TAP versions of those multi-load games and run them without Pi0 tzxplayer.

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Re: Can we control TZX playback from Pi?

Postby mitja_i » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:07 am

You can use playTZX app on your phone or TZX Arduino player.
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Re: Can we control TZX playback from Pi?

Postby Alcoholics Anonymous » Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:23 pm

There aren't that many games not available as tap. Both Gauntlet and Gauntlet Deeper Dungeons can be downloaded as tap from the usual sites, eg. But yes, tzx controls are on the to-do as mentioned.


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