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shortest loader

Post by forestville » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:29 pm

ok what is some of the shortest loaders from tape on an 8bit computer, i remember "skool daze and back to skool on the spectrum" loading times being short.

what other games loaded in a short amount of time.
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Post by LeeT » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:48 pm

There was a loading system on the C64 where games would load in thirty seconds or under. It was for games that had been hacked and pirated. So it was possible to get fifty or more games on a C90. Rather than pressing Run/Stop and shift, you had to type the back arrow key and L then Return.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:58 pm

I remember Jimmy White on Amiga taking about 3 seconds to load
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crazy comets

Post by kelp7 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:17 pm

always thought crazy comets on the c64 loaded very fast...

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Re: crazy comets

Post by merman » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:56 pm

kelp7 wrote:always thought crazy comets on the c64 loaded very fast...
Yeah, that surprised me the first time I loaded it...
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Post by pottyboy » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:35 pm

Stunt Car Racer on the Amiga.

An awesome game that loaded in about 30 seconds! :D
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Re: crazy comets

Post by TMR » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:36 pm

kelp7 wrote:always thought crazy comets on the c64 loaded very fast...
Yup, about twenty on the cassette counter depending on the deck and an incredibly high bitrate - but not particuarly reliable on a badly-aligned tape deck, has to be said...

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Post by pottyboy » Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:37 pm

Whoops! 8-bit tape games? Sorry!

Ok, it's gotta be 3D Deathchase on the Speccy.
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Post by Mayhem » Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:31 pm

Crazy Comets and Skramble (by Anirog) are the shortest tape loading games I have. Both hit about 25 on the counter.
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Post by markopoloman » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:03 pm

LeeT wrote:There was a loading system on the C64 where games would load in thirty seconds or under. It was for games that had been hacked and pirated. So it was possible to get fifty or more games on a C90. Rather than pressing Run/Stop and shift, you had to type the back arrow key and L then Return.
was that 'turbo load'????

must admit to having a few c90's packed with err .... backed up games :shock:

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Post by LeeT » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:23 am

markopoloman wrote:
LeeT wrote:There was a loading system on the C64 where games would load in thirty seconds or under. It was for games that had been hacked and pirated. So it was possible to get fifty or more games on a C90. Rather than pressing Run/Stop and shift, you had to type the back arrow key and L then Return.
was that 'turbo load'????

must admit to having a few c90's packed with err .... backed up games :shock:
Yep! :)

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Re: crazy comets

Post by VinnyM » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:11 am

merman wrote:
kelp7 wrote:always thought crazy comets on the c64 loaded very fast...
Yeah, that surprised me the first time I loaded it...
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Post by necronom » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:45 pm

I remember my "back-up" turbo loading version of Boulderdash on the C64 taking 11 seconds off tape!

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Post by sack » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:19 pm

some games seemed to take ages, but when you whack the loading tunes into SIDplay and you see the timer you realise it was mere youthful impatience.

dunno how long my copy of tau ceti took to load though, hated the game but loved the invade-a-load so the stop button got hit when it appeared :)
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Post by Paulie68000 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:58 am

@sack

Love the hex signature! It really took me back! Setting the foreground and border to black on the 64

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