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Turbo 250

Turbo 250 Released by :
Mr. Z

Type :
C64 Tool

User rating:**********  9.9/10 (18 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  10/10 (9 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Mr. Z of Triad

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/8549/mr_z_-_turbo_250.d64.gz (downloads: 2121)

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User Comment
Submitted by Factor6 on 22 January 2015
Instead of this, I and all I knew around here used this one V3 Turbo Tape
User Comment
Submitted by Comos on 7 June 2011
One of the most used Turbo in our country.I use it a lot,but I was tired to load it every time before loading a proggy,but lucky the Turbo in FC3 was compatible :)
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Submitted by Mace on 20 April 2010
Is it compatible with ABC-Turbo V1.0 (and/or ABC-Turbo V2.0) too?
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Submitted by Inge on 20 April 2010
Talking of effects; I used to put INC $D020 where those three NOP's are, and a second place as well. Very helpful - with the colours, it was very easy to find out where the files started. And it was possible to see if a file was normal tape or turbo tape ;-)
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Submitted by enthusi on 20 April 2010
Yeah, Turbo250 was pretty darn short.
It lacked the screen-wide credits-message quite some others had, and it makes some nice usage of ROM-calls. (totally worth to check out what Mr.Z did there :)
It aint the first TurboTape compatible loader by far though (which apparently some people still believe?)...

DataBecker (german publisher) even provided a fully documented source for his FastTape (TT compatible) in:
"Das Cassetten Buch zu Commodore 64 und VC-20", 1984.

Mr.Z's TT is what I examined (not ripped :) for Turbo Tape Kernal Rom
User Comment
Submitted by tnu on 20 April 2010
..that is correct...and it took 5 rounds before the file was found...:-)
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Submitted by Flex on 20 April 2010
If I remember it right, Turbo 250 took only 13 rounds in the counter, as most of the tape-turbos were 20.
User Comment
Submitted by tnu on 20 April 2010
Quote:
No fancy loading effects whatsoever.

..and thank god for that...
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 20 April 2010
@Flex: No fancy loading effects whatsoever. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 19 April 2010
@Mace: Muhahahah..
User Comment
Submitted by Flex on 19 April 2010
I used to use "Special Tape" (Antisoft?) which was very popular in my hood back in 1985 or something. Turbo 250 was its competitor and it was a matter of taste which one you used.. Did Turbo 250 have any load-effect (such as rastercolors on screen) ??
User Comment
Submitted by Mace on 19 April 2010
Quote:
Turbo 250 @ Codebase
Aargh... I was just doing that (to 64TASS, but the idea is identical)!
Well, nothing lost, I did it during some boring course here at the office... ;-)
Acutally, I will continue and upload my version with more labels and explanation.
User Comment
Submitted by tnu on 19 April 2010
..the best program ever made....and the cursor should be moved one step further as it was how it occured when the program started,after pressing space when file was found.....
User Comment
Submitted by enthusi on 19 April 2010
Yes, see here:
http://codebase64.org/doku.php?id=base:turbo250_disassembled
User Comment
Submitted by Mace on 19 April 2010
There's a rather cumbersome EOR encoding scheme in this file to make the initial routine unreadable.
User Comment
Submitted by Tao on 22 April 2007
@Zyron: heh, OK, point taken. Then again, warp*25 sucks bigtime...
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 22 April 2007
lol, explaining tape turbos to zyron omg... :)
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 22 April 2007
The similarity I was referring to is that all turbos shorten the loading time.
And if we involve Warp*25 your argument is completely incorrect. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Tao on 22 April 2007
@Zyron: no, tape turbos do not work in the same way a disk turbo does =) A disk turbo speeds up loading by using more efficient transfer routines...

A tape turbo doesn't really speed up loading per se; the tape still rolls at the same rate. You need to save a program using the turbo to able to load it at "turbo" speed; what it does is that it stores data with higher density, thus reducing loadtimes. As a bonus you also fit more wares on each tape.
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 22 April 2007
A binary gadget.
User Comment
Submitted by Jailbird on 22 April 2007
What is a disk turbo?
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 22 April 2007
next ignorant question please.
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 22 April 2007
Similar to any disk turbo.
User Comment
Submitted by Style on 21 April 2007
considering I threw my datasette out after 5 minutes, how is that?
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 21 April 2007
More or less like any other turbo loader.
User Comment
Submitted by Style on 21 April 2007
errmm... how?
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 21 April 2007
It speeds up tape loading big time.
User Comment
Submitted by Style on 21 April 2007
what does it do?
User Comment
Submitted by TWR on 29 January 2007
That is a very good question, Inge. No Turbo 250 - no scene.
User Comment
Submitted by Inge on 26 January 2007
I wonder how the history of the C64 had been without this great tool.
User Comment
Submitted by TWR on 26 January 2007
I totally agree with Morpheus. Seeing this screenshot makes me warm inside.
User Comment
Submitted by Morpheus on 19 October 2006
This turbo was my best friend for many years, and of course, I wasn't alone. Thank you Zoltan for this superb tool! It's a definate 10!
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