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Fast Load Cartridge Ver.1

Commodore C64 cart. published 36 years ago by Epyx, Inc.

Listed and emulated in MAME !

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Fast Load Cartridge Ver.1 © 1984 Epyx, Inc.


The Epyx Fast Load is a floppy disk fast loader cartridge. It allows programs to load from the Commodore 1541 disk drive at 2500 bytes per second, approximately five times faster than the normal speed.

In addition to disk acceleration, the cartridge also provides a built-in version of the Commodore DOS Wedge. This dramatically reduces the number of keystrokes needed to load or save files or perform disk operations, and makes the cartridge even more convenient.
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TRIVIA
Since it is stored on a cartridge, and thus provides instant access without requiring any hardware modification of the C64 or disk drive, the Fast Load quickly became a very popular peripheral among C64 users.

While the original 1984 version of the Fast Load will not work with the SD2IEC floppy drive emulation system, newer variants of the cartridge do support it; "Fast Load Cartridge Ver.2".
STAFF
Programmed by: Scott Nelson
SOURCES
Game's ROMs.