This is a Macromedia Flash simulator for a brilliant elelctronic children's toy from 1978. It engeniously switched tracks on standard 8-track audio track tapes to create the illusion of an intelligent questioner.
NOTE TO DIALUP USERS
The audio files used here are large; you should see download progress meters on each audio track. If you experience audio problems, make sure you wait until each bar is over 1% before pushing the power button to start the tape.
"I know exactly why I made the dontation. (I've never made a donation to a site like this before; in fact, I've never seen a computer site that asked f..." Read the rest
INSTRUCTIONS: Plug in power cord (outlet in lower left);
Select a cartridge and insert it;
Turn on power switch (red button on lower right);
Push the buttons when he says you should..
please make a Donation to support work on this project
DOWNLOAD FOR OFFLINE USE?
The audio files for the simulator total several hundred megabytes in size; if you are a DonationCoder.com member, and really want the entire collection as well as the simulator for offline use, contact me to arrange for a snail-mail cd copy at no cost.
DO YOU HAVE 2-XL TAPES?
I have digitized all of the 2-XL tapes that I personally own, but there are many more! If you have other tapes and would be willing to digitize the tapes and send me the audio recordings and cartridge images, I will add them to the simulator. Read these guidelines I wrote for help on digitizing your 2-XL tapes.