On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Luke Crook <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I have a Rabbit turbo tape cartridge for the C64 from Eastern House. A wire > runs from the cartridge that is meant to be jammed into the cassette port, > connecting to (I think) the Cassette Read pin. * *Are there any particular > advantages to this kind of tape fast loader? If you do a lot of loading and saving of program data from tape, or you need to read old Rabbit tapes, it can be useful. I've never worked with the C-64 version of Rabbit, but I do have a 4K ROM Rabbit for my PET 2001-32N (3032) and I just found the original manual (though it's water-damaged and needs to be scanned). I personally have a shoebox-full of PET Rabbit tapes of stuff I wrote c. 1979-1981 and of backups of commercials stuff (so I wasn't reading the originals and so they would load faster). One of my goals this year is to fix my 2001N (it has unreliable IEEE operations and I suspect bad 40-pin sockets), then rescue the contents of these tapes. I have some good stuff on there, like a Scott Adams game run-time engine I wrote as my first Machine Language program (without a disk-based assembler). I'd hate to lose all that stuff. So unless you have a specific need to read/write Rabbit tapes, it's mostly of intellectual curiosity (I wouldn't mind a ROM dump, though). I don't think it was as popular on the C-64 as other tape fast loaders, but it was the only one I knew about for the PET. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-06-03 21:28:41
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