it's always nice to meet another 2xl fan ( hey i need to add some 2xl icons to the smiley page
quick comment about donations - there are no specific amounts we ask for regarding donations, we just ask that people consider taking the time to make a donation, as they see fit.
but let me say, that i'd much rather have a donation of your time in digitizing some more tapes than a monetary donation any day. It would be so great to get some more tapes available. see my other post on finding more 2xl tapes and 2xls himself on ebay.
if you feel like doing it, pick a tape and figure out (i see you read my guidelines) how to digitize two tracks from it and either email them (firstname.lastname@example.org) or even easier just use anonymous ftp to upload them to ftp.donationcoder.com and let me know.
then i can test them out and make sure they work ok and are in a good format before you do more.
also i'm happy to send you out via normal mail a regular cd with the full high-quality version of the 2xl emulator which uses local files on your hard drive, which would make it much easier for you to play and test your own recordings. just send me your address and i'll put it in the mail right away.
and as far as this: "I may even make a few new one for my kids if I can get the knack of it. doesn't look too hard. Well, least with the tools we have today I mean. " - it would be so unbelievablly cool to have someone really make a new homebrew 2xl tape. im not sure if you'd want to call him 3-xl, the sone of 2-xl or what