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shortest loader

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:29 pm
by forestville
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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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:48 pm
by LeeT
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.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:58 pm
by paranoid marvin
I remember Jimmy White on Amiga taking about 3 seconds to load

crazy comets

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:17 pm
by kelp7
always thought crazy comets on the c64 loaded very fast...

Re: crazy comets

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:56 pm
by merman
kelp7 wrote:always thought crazy comets on the c64 loaded very fast...
Yeah, that surprised me the first time I loaded it...

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:35 pm
by pottyboy
Stunt Car Racer on the Amiga.

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

Re: crazy comets

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:36 pm
by TMR
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...

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:37 pm
by pottyboy
Whoops! 8-bit tape games? Sorry!

Ok, it's gotta be 3D Deathchase on the Speccy.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:31 pm
by Mayhem
Crazy Comets and Skramble (by Anirog) are the shortest tape loading games I have. Both hit about 25 on the counter.

Re:

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:03 pm
by markopoloman
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:

Re:

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:23 am
by LeeT
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! :)

Re: crazy comets

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:11 am
by VinnyM
merman wrote:
kelp7 wrote:always thought crazy comets on the c64 loaded very fast...
Yeah, that surprised me the first time I loaded it...
I'm with you guys :)

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:45 pm
by necronom
I remember my "back-up" turbo loading version of Boulderdash on the C64 taking 11 seconds off tape!

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:19 pm
by sack
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 :)

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:58 am
by Paulie68000
@sack

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

LDA #0
STA $D020
STA $D021
RTS

I can't believe I still remember the 6502 op-codes!

Made me chuckle in a very nerdy way :o)

- Paulie.