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Spectacular Copy - Turbo to Disk   [2010]

Spectacular Copy - Turbo to Disk Released by :
Triad [web]

Release Date :
17 May 2010

Type :
C64 Tool


User rating:awaiting 8 votes (6 left)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Sailor of Triad
  Stephan Senz

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/89033/SCT2D_TRIAD.ZIP (downloads: 1455)

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User Comment
Submitted by sailor on 3 March 2014
Added source code on request.
User Comment
Submitted by wacek on 19 February 2013
Thank you for this awesome tool!
Works splendidly with my 1541U-II with AR image onboard!
User Comment
Submitted by sailor on 19 May 2010
> Missing an option to auto-save or skip on error, or am I wrong?

Started a discussion on the forum how to accomplish this with a quickfix (i assume this discussion does not belong in the comments)

User Comment
Submitted by Mace on 19 May 2010
Vedos: Renaming (more than once there are nameless files on tape) and disk-full feature are the most important differences.
Also, ATTAC fucks up directories when using FC3, which I discussed with Iopop. Didn't test with this one.

With regards to TAP files: it sucks to use those tools, as often I had problems converting TAP files, while the tape worked perfectly with just a turbo copier.

And aahh... yet another reason to get me a 1541U!
User Comment
Submitted by The MeatBall on 19 May 2010
I found this tool handy, as I don't currently have a .tap setup (anyone code me a mtap version that supports ethernet?!), end just putting the tape in there and let it save to my 1541u was a breeze.
It does seem like I need to clean my datasette tho :)

Missing an option to auto-save or skip on error, or am I wrong?
User Comment
Submitted by enthusi on 19 May 2010
The first thing I did was to try it out on some TAP dumps I had around in vice ;-)
At least it preserves filenames (unlike tapclean ;-) and provides filled up d64-files (unlike tapclean), but in general it is no replacement of THAT of course :)
Just fun, neat and handy...
User Comment
Submitted by sailor on 18 May 2010

perhaps my post below was a bit malformed...

..what i tried to say was something like "consider making .tap;s of your tapes for preservation purposes. (...then lets skip the part about using _this_ tool, and i agree on what j0x says.. and continue...) Also, it will be possible for others to xfer your turbo-.tap(s) if needed (...with tapclean etc)."

This tool was not meant to be the ultimate solution, i had it lying on my disk(s) for years and i thought it might do better purpose in the public than hidden on my disks.
Perhaps someone gets use for it? Perhaps everyone does not have the possibility to make .tap;s themselves?

Turbotapes are truly a pretty much risky media as its error-rate tends to be high (who hasn't seen some worn out musictape being reused for turbotape).

no offence :)
User Comment
Submitted by j0x on 18 May 2010
I don't mean to rag on this tool, but if you've got a .tap file, you might as well use something like tapclean to extract the files. I extracted my own turbotapes by converting them to .tap and using a homemade matlab script to convert the taps to program files. This approach is much more error tolerant than trying to load crusty old tapes using, say, ABC turbo. That being said, I don't know if this tool includes some error tolerant method of distinguishing between short and long pulses... Sailor?
User Comment
Submitted by sailor on 18 May 2010
Hello all,
This might sound a bit of a strange idea but here comes...

If you have a well aligned datasette, consider making a .tap of your turbotape(you need to chew through the tape atleast once anyway).

Then use this tool with VICE, attach a .d81, turn true drive emulation OFF and enable warpspeed. It will not take many minutes to xfer a turbo-.tap this way :).. You will then also have a digital copy of your (precious?) turbotape.

Also, it will be possible for others to xfer your turbo-.tap(s) if needed.

User Comment
Submitted by vedos on 18 May 2010
Mace: What features did you miss in A.T.T.A.C V1.0 that's available in this tool? I have shitloads of tapes (also some Finnish cracks which are not are in CSDb) I should transfer so this might be the tool I just need. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Tom-Cat on 18 May 2010
Nice one ! :) Altough it doesn't work with JiffyDos (cause Jiffy is lacking tape routines) while ATTAC does... not either (I thought it did work). Oh well...
User Comment
Submitted by The MeatBall on 18 May 2010
Nice one, I'm going to have a go at transferring my old turbo tapes to my 1541u with this!
User Comment
Submitted by Mace on 18 May 2010
Ah, finally!
It has the features I missed in A.T.T.A.C V1.0.
Now all we need is a tape copier that handles auto-run files.
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