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Tutorial: Transfer to Casio Classpad games and programs

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Tutorial: Transfer to Casio Classpad games and programs

Postby helder7 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:29 pm

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There are 2 different ways to transfer content (games, programs, educational) between your computer and casio classpad, according to the model of the calculator.

Method 1 (classpad 300, 300 plus, 330)
Computer (with fa-cp1 software) <-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

This method requires the use of a specific software called fa-cp1. You can download it here:
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https://edu.casio.com/dl/

Right now this software only works on Windows.

Method 2 (classpad 330 plus)
Computer (without any extra software)<-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

Native Supported File Extensions
.vcp
.xcp
.fls
.mcs
.lng (langauge add-in, there is no such file released)
.cpa (classpad 300, 300 plus, 330)
.c1a (classpad 330 plus)

File Extensions that require extra add-in
none (yet)

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Posts: 369
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Transfer .vcp files

Postby helder7 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:55 am

Transfer .vcp files

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This type of files (known as virtual classpad file) can contain basic programs/games, lua programs/games and eActivities.

Using method 1 (classpad 300, 300 plus, 330):
Computer (with fa-cp1 software) <-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Download and install fa-cp1 in your PC.
2) Connect your casio classpad to the computer (via USB) and open fa-cp1.
3) To start a link between calc <-> pc:
First you should open "Communication" menu
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After, you should click the second button Image in Classpad UI Area:

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You will see a popup (on the classpad) with the following content

Communicating...

Classpad

Press [Clear] key to
terminate.


4) On Computer (fa-cp1), you should to click with the right mouse button in the "FA-CP1" folder, and choose "Import":

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Now you can browse your .VCP file. Your vcp file will appear below the folder "Fa-CP1":

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You can simple drag your vcp file for the classpad (for a full import) or alternatively you can explore the contents and import only the desired content (see image above).

5) Finally to finish the connection, you should press the button [Clear] on the Classpad.
After that, you can disconnect the USB cable.

Using method 2 (classpad 330 plus only):
Computer (without any extra software)<-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Connect you Casio Classpad 330 Plus with the computer using the USB cable

2) Now you should select "USB Flash" as connection Mode

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3) Classpad will appear in My Computer as a Storage Disk. You should open it and copy your file to the folder "AutoImport"

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4) Now you should "Remove hardware safety"
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The VCP file will be Auto Imported!
SiO2 + CaCO3 ----------> CaSiO3 + CO2

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Posts: 369
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Transfer .xcp files

Postby helder7 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:08 pm

Transfer .xcp files

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This type of files (known as exported classpad data file) can contain a eActivitie or a variable/mcs inside.

Using method 1 (classpad 300, 300 plus, 330):
Computer (with fa-cp1 software) <-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Download and install fa-cp1 in your PC.
2) Connect your casio classpad to the computer (via USB) and open fa-cp1.
3) To start a link between calc <-> pc:
First you should open "Communication" menu
Image

After, you should click the second button Image in Classpad UI Area:

Image

You will see a popup (on the classpad) with the following content

Communicating...

Classpad

Press [Clear] key to
terminate.


4) On Computer (fa-cp1), you should to click in the "handheld import" menu, and choose "Import to Classpads...":

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Now you can browse your .XCP file, and it will be immediately imported to the calculator.


5) Finally to finish the connection, you should press the button [Clear] on the Classpad (if necessary).
After that, you can disconnect the USB cable.

Using method 2 (classpad 330 plus only):
Computer (without any extra software)<-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Connect you Casio Classpad 330 Plus with the computer using the USB cable

2) Now you should select "USB Flash" as connection Mode

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3) Classpad will appear in My Computer as a Storage Disk. You should open it and copy your file to the usb root

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4) Now you should "Remove hardware safety"
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SiO2 + CaCO3 ----------> CaSiO3 + CO2

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Posts: 369
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:24 pm
Calculators: Casio Afx 1.0, Casio fx-9860 GII SD, Casio Classpad 330, Casio fx-CG 20, Casio Classpad fx-cp400

Transfer .fls files

Postby helder7 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Transfer .fls files

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This type of files (known as classpad manager flash image) can contain multiple eActivities.

Using method 1 (classpad 300, 300 plus, 330):
Computer (with fa-cp1 software) <-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Download and install fa-cp1 in your PC.
2) Connect your casio classpad to the computer (via USB) and open fa-cp1.
3) To start a link between calc <-> pc:
First you should open "Communication" menu
Image

After, you should click the second button Image in Classpad UI Area:

Image

You will see a popup (on the classpad) with the following content

Communicating...

Classpad

Press [Clear] key to
terminate.


4) On Computer (fa-cp1), you should to click in the "handheld import" menu, and choose "Import to Classpads...":

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Now you can browse your .FLS file, and it will be immediately imported to the calculator.


5) Finally to finish the connection, you should press the button [Clear] on the Classpad (if necessary).
After that, you can disconnect the USB cable.
SiO2 + CaCO3 ----------> CaSiO3 + CO2

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Posts: 369
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:24 pm
Calculators: Casio Afx 1.0, Casio fx-9860 GII SD, Casio Classpad 330, Casio fx-CG 20, Casio Classpad fx-cp400

Transfer .mcs files

Postby helder7 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:28 pm

Transfer .mcs files

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This type of files (known as classpad manager MCS image) can contain casio basic or CPlua programs and games.

Using method 1 (classpad 300, 300 plus, 330):
Computer (with fa-cp1 software) <-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Download and install fa-cp1 in your PC.
2) Connect your casio classpad to the computer (via USB) and open fa-cp1.
3) To start a link between calc <-> pc:
First you should open "Communication" menu
Image

After, you should click the second button Image in Classpad UI Area:

Image

You will see a popup (on the classpad) with the following content

Communicating...

Classpad

Press [Clear] key to
terminate.


4) On Computer (fa-cp1), you should to click in the "handheld import" menu, and choose "Import to Classpads...":

Image

Now you can browse your .MCS file, and it will be immediately imported to the calculator.


5) Finally to finish the connection, you should press the button [Clear] on the Classpad (if necessary).
After that, you can disconnect the USB cable.
SiO2 + CaCO3 ----------> CaSiO3 + CO2

Senior Member
Posts: 369
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:24 pm
Calculators: Casio Afx 1.0, Casio fx-9860 GII SD, Casio Classpad 330, Casio fx-CG 20, Casio Classpad fx-cp400

Transfer .cpa and .c1a files

Postby helder7 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:43 pm

Transfer .cpa and .c1a files

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This type of files (known as classpad add-ins) can contain programs and games.

Compatibility
.cpa is compatible with classpad 300, 300 plus, 330
.c1a is only compatible with classpad 330 plus

Using method 1 - for .cpa files (classpad 300, 300 plus, 330):
Computer (with fa-cp1 software) <-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Download and install fa-cp1 in your PC.
2) Connect your casio classpad to the computer (via USB) and open fa-cp1.
3) To start a link between calc <-> pc:
First you should open "Communication" menu
Image

After, you should click the second button Image in Classpad UI Area:

Image

You will see a popup (on the classpad) with the following content

Communicating...

Classpad

Press [Clear] key to
terminate.


4) On Computer (fa-cp1), you should to click in the "handheld import" menu, and choose "Install Add-in to ClassPads...":

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Now you can browse your .CPA file, and it will be immediately imported to the calculator.


5) Finally to finish the connection, you should press the button [Clear] on the Classpad (if necessary).
After that, you can disconnect the USB cable.

Using method 2 - for .c1a files (classpad 330 plus only):
Computer (without any extra software)<-> Usb Cable <-> Casio Classpad

1) Connect you Casio Classpad 330 Plus with the computer using the USB cable

2) Now you should select "USB Flash" as connection Mode

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3) Classpad will appear in My Computer as a Storage Disk. You should open it and copy your file to the usb root

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4) Now you should "Remove hardware safety"
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SiO2 + CaCO3 ----------> CaSiO3 + CO2

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