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Fastest tape based loaders ever

Post by nwosteve » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:21 pm

Any ideas?

Fastest i can remember was Sheer Panic on the speccy loaded in 20 seconds and wasn't half bad.
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Post by necronom » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:23 pm

I had Boulder Dash on the C64 that loaded in 11 seconds! It wasn't an original though.

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Post by nwosteve » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:26 pm

necronom wrote:I had Boulder Dash on the C64 that loaded in 11 seconds! It wasn't an original though.
11 secs? jesus, thats fast
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:22 pm

Snooker on Speccy took about 20 seconds from memory

Jimmy White Snooker on Amiga took about 2 seconds :shock: -never could understand how it loaded so fast
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Post by woody.cool » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:28 pm

Any Speccy tape that uses the SpeedLock Loader - a fast loader & copy protection system for Speccy games!

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Post by OriginalJax » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:36 pm

I had some dodgy tape from a mate - the first thing on each side was a tiny loader that added a special load/save system. Following that on the tape there were loads of games, and they were loaded using <-L "gamename" (that was an attempt at a 'left arrow').

Anybody else have those tapes? The loading colours were always red and black I think - nothing else.
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Post by K-J N. » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:56 pm

OriginalJax wrote:I had some dodgy tape from a mate - the first thing on each side was a tiny loader that added a special load/save system. Following that on the tape there were loads of games, and they were loaded using <-L "gamename" (that was an attempt at a 'left arrow').

Anybody else have those tapes?
Anybody that didn't? Every C64 owner I knew had at least one or two turbo tapes. The most popular turbo loader for these tapes in Sweden was Turbo 250 by Mr Z.
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Post by OriginalJax » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:25 pm

K-J N. wrote:Anybody that didn't? Every C64 owner I knew had at least one or two turbo tapes. The most popular turbo loader for these tapes in Sweden was Turbo 250 by Mr Z.
You know, I might even have had that tape! They were great (well, not really great for the companies...)

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Post by necronom » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:23 pm

I had loads of CCS turbos; 80 on one of my tapes!

Those turbo loaders could also find the games on the tape by fast-forwarding through the tape and stopping at the right place. You used a menu that was loaded at the beginning of the tape, then you held FF & Play down, and it went to it on the tape :)

Boulder Dash didn't use that though; it was 11 seconds on its own.

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Post by Dudley » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:07 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Snooker on Speccy took about 20 seconds from memory

Jimmy White Snooker on Amiga took about 2 seconds :shock: -never could understand how it loaded so fast
Archer writes very tight code. The GBA ports of the pool version of that game and International Karate Plus are the two smallest games on the entire console for size and both have tremendously more "game" than some of the big ones.

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Post by OriginalJax » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:37 pm

Dudley wrote: Archer writes very tight code. The GBA ports of the pool version of that game and International Karate Plus are the two smallest games on the entire console for size and both have tremendously more "game" than some of the big ones.
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Post by merman » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:33 am

Crazy Comets on the C64 was VERY fast - approximately 20 on the tape counter, so about 20-30 seconds.
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Post by OriginalJax » Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:33 pm

merman wrote:Crazy Comets on the C64 was VERY fast - approximately 20 on the tape counter, so about 20-30 seconds.
Ah, there wasn't a great deal to the game, though... :)

(Mind you, there wasn't much to Manic Miner when you think about it, and that took like 20 mins!)

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Post by forestville » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:40 pm

skool daze and back to skool on speccy loaded very quickly from tape
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Post by Sabreman » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:14 am

Fastest I had was Eric and the Floaters on the Speccy. Loaded in 26 seconds from the first tone (I always remembered this because I timed it, being so surprised by how fast it loaded).

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