I'm fooling around with Matthew Reed's TRS-80 Model 1/III/4 emulator for Windows (TRS32) and am have trouble using virtual cassettes. I am using it to emulate a Model III with Level II BASIC.
I have used the menu to insert the virtual cassette, and the emulator (as expected) creates a new, blank
.CAS file. Then I "press" REC+PLAY on the virtual recorder and type
CSAVE "FOO". I see the counter advance and the
CSAVE completes without error.
(Semi off-topic note -- I had forgotten that
CLOAD only pay attention to the first character of the filename you give it.)
Next, I rewound back to the beginning of the "tape", "pressed" PLAY, and typed
CLOAD. I see the counter start moving and it advances through to the where it was at the end of the recorded program, but the
CLOAD doesn't find anything and just sits there (like it would do on a real system back in the day when it couldn't find a program on the tape).
What's going wrong?