Re: Vic 20 Datacassette

From: Olaf Seibert (
Date: 1998-08-21 14:48:03

Ethan Dicks <> wrote:
> Does anyone remember the "Rabbit" PET tape format?  I have a Rabbit ROM,
> a Rabbit tape (it loaded at $7800), and a box of Rabbit-ized PET software.

I recall seeing the ads in Compute! (with or without !, I'm not
completely certain) but at that time nobody really believed it could
work. In any case, the copied thing we tried didn't work very well.

> I used to use it exclusively when I was 13.  Unfortunately, I do not have
> a description of the format and may have to reverse engineer it from the
> object code.  Not impossible, but a right royal pain in the arse and very
> time consuming.

The Turbo Tape format wasn't quite so difficult to decypher, precisely
because it's much simpler than Commodore's format.

> AFAIK, it was faster because of a different bit pattern/frequency and no
> redundant blocks.

> -ethan
___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert  rhialto(at)   "I would be dead in
\X/ a week if I didn't do /something/. I'd be splattered all over the walls."
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