Dedicated Serial Fast-Loaders:
- a FastLoader and X-Loader options accelerate
load times on a C64 by up to x8. The enhancement is available
without the need to upgrade your Kernal and works with the standard
X1541 or XE1541 cable you already use. If you want to load multi-file
or auto-run programs, you will need a Kernal ROM upgrade (just
as you do with Pwr-Load).
The basic FastLoader will work on most 386/486 PC
giving at least a x4 improvement. Users with a faster 486
or Pentium can select one of the faster X-Loader options
for full throttle loading.
Graphical User Interface #1 (64HDD): - a new GUI is standard and provides information during
64HDD operation and data transfers.
It shows the status of the current devices, any error info
and progress during file loads.
There is also an activity / error "LED" for each
Graphical User Interface #2 (64GUI): - another GUI module allows you to navigate when searching
to connect or activate devices or set-up partition tables and
The tool also lets you assign common names to short-cuts
and to configure multi-disk programs.
To help you move to commonly used file locations there's
even a "Favorites" list that you can customise.
Graphical User Interface #3 (64GUI -
FileManager) - included is a FileManager to make it easy to rename, copy,
move or delete files on your system.
Graphical User Interface #4 (64CONFIG) - your 64HDD configuration is made easier with a new config
tool which lets you easily select the features to enable.
More features for Gamers: - enhancements to the way partitions and short-cuts work
mean you can now assign common names to these and can also search
by these names. You can also configure multi-disk games to be
automatically recognised and assigned to the Disk-Flip table.
More features for geoUsers: - serious GEOS users can take advantage of the larger D81
(800kb) disk format that is now supported.
GEOS XP is exclusive to Professional users offering
a high compatibility kernal, special ShortCut-Plus and PreConfig
utilities and a driver style structure for each device protocol,
so you can save disk space by only keeping the drivers you
want to use.
For the speed hungry the 64GEOS drivers have now been revised
to include a FastSaver and PwrLoad option for those using
the Pwr-Cable. Imagine, GEOS booting and running faster than
Windows on a Pentium!
Print Spooling and Emulation: - output to devices #4 and #5 can now be spooled to 64HDD.
The print jobs can then be re-routed through Print Engines.
Already there is a PC text and HTML engine, stay tuned for
more... or write your own!
The print facilities can be managed through the command
channel or through the PrintManager built-in to 64GUI.
Too many more to mention: -
Improved CMD features, incl. partition commands, and loadable
FD2000 and CMDHD ROMs (dummy ROMs include, user must supply
real ones if they want them)
More device numbers, 0-30 can be activated
Built-in routines to transfer to / from 1541 disks (for
backup and running games that are not compatible)
Device "swap" for swapping #8 to a 64HDD source, and back
Screen saver, delay configurable by the user
Sound output control, clicks and beeps can be user tweaked
Pwr-Loader driver for the Vic20
More file formats such as ZIP, P00 and N64
Many more enhancements are being developed as time goes
on... Stay tuned!
Additional 64HDD Professional
C128 Professional gives users all the above
features, plus these exclusive features:
Z-Loader - a serial fastloader for the native C128
Pwr-Loader Support - the fastest 64HDD loading
system is now available for the C128
GEOS128 Kernal - including the new Xtra Performance
Native mode BOOTing - use the C128 BOOT feature
to automatically LOAD/RUN applications
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64HDD Professional retails for US$59.95 including
Worldwide Postage, Installer Disk, CD with tools, demos and
utilities, and free upgrades for the life of v1.xx. Packaged
in a protective DVD case.
64HDD Professional for the C128 retails for US$64.95
including all the features of the standard version, plus extra
drivers and plug-ins for the C128 mode.
For a limited time, Order 64HDD Professional and for just US$5 more choose from either a
Turbo/XE or Pwr/Cart 64HDD Speed-Up Cartridge worth over US$19.95.
(please list which cart you want in the notes section)
For a limited time, Order 64HDD Professional for the C128 and for just US$5 more choose from either a
Turbo/XE or Pwr/Cart 64HDD Speed-Up Cartridge worth over US$19.95. (please list which cart you want in the notes section)
Notice: All projects are available
on a user beware basis. Though I have successfully got these
projects to work, old Commodore equipment can easily be damaged
and so I can only offer my commiserations if you blow things
up! The unique project ideas, software and hardware described
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