Re: .D64 to Disk

From: Per Olofsson <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 13:55:10 +0200
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On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Scott <> wrote:
> I thought that could be a problem but I wasn't as aware if it as I should
> have been. I had set Vice to NTSC-M Though.
> I went back and tried the 3 copy of Giana I had. The first one was a Pal
> version. The second was corrupt maybe because all I saw was clouds. The
> third was a NTSC version so I copied it to disk and loaded it on the 1541. I
> got the crack screen then the display went black.

If the D64 works in NTSC mode in VICE, it sounds like your C64 is
acting up. If you're using a fastloader, try disabling that - they're
often more lax when it comes to error checking and can mask load
errors. I'd also verify the transferred D64 by reading it back on the
PC, and testing again there. A marginal C64 PSU can also cause
instability, try a second one.

> I reloaded it in Vice and it worked in PAL-G, NTSC-M and Old NTSC modes. Is
> there a good way to tell if a program is PAL or NTSC.

Not apart from trial and error, no.

PS: please trim your messages when quoting.

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