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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000450fileGeneralpublic2023-05-21 17:08
ReporterAmbie Assigned Tochristos  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version5.44 
Fixed in Version5.45 
Summary0000450: SIMH emulated tape files (".tap") mis-identified as ATARI Degas
DescriptionEmulated tape files for SIMH emulated tape drives are mis-identified as ATARI Degas Elite bitmap 640 x 400 x 2, color palette 0000 d08f 0000 0700 5dc1 ...

SIMH is a well-known computer hardware emulator. (it will be the 0000001 result of a Google search for SIMH).

Computers that have tape drives usually have simulated/emulated support on SIMH. There is a file format which (probably) will never change because a change in the format would cause widespread breakage to software which is distributed as SIMH tape files.

Numerous SIMH tape files are distributed in the Internet Archive, The Unix Historical Society, SourceForge, GitHub, etc.

Steps To ReproduceInstall file. I tested this on Arch Linux 2023-05-20 and Ubuntu 23.04.
Download a SIMH *.tap file.

$ unxz tape1.tap.xz
$ file tape1.tap
tape1.tap: Atari DEGAS Elite bitmap 640 x 400 x 2, color palette 0000 d08f 0000 0700 5dc1 ...
Additional InformationThanks for everything you do!
Tagsbug, magic



2023-05-21 17:08

manager   ~0003933

Fixed, thanks!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-05-20 19:04 Ambie New Issue
2023-05-20 19:04 Ambie Tag Attached: bug
2023-05-20 19:04 Ambie Tag Attached: magic
2023-05-21 17:08 christos Assigned To => christos
2023-05-21 17:08 christos Status new => assigned
2023-05-21 17:08 christos Status assigned => resolved
2023-05-21 17:08 christos Resolution open => fixed
2023-05-21 17:08 christos Fixed in Version => 5.45
2023-05-21 17:08 christos Note Added: 0003933