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The Commodore C64 was, and is still, the biggest selling computer model ever made. Massively popular all over the world due to having an absolutely massive library of games and software. Many other models were released in the 8bit era, the C16/Plus 4, C128 and previously the Vic20. Later in the decade the Amiga was king, but commodore could not get back into the console market after the failings of both the C64GS and the amiga CD32.

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 Epyx Fast Load Cartridge    
  Category: Commodore > C64 Cartridge Games
  Seller: Flashback Games
Epyx Fast Load Cartridge.

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Epyx Fast Load allowed programs to load from the Commodore 1541 disk drive approximately five times faster than the normal speed. Since it was stored on a cartridge, and thus provided 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.

In addition to disk acceleration, the cartridge also provided a built-in version of the Commodore DOS Wedge. This dramatically reduced the number of keystrokes needed to load or save files or perform disk operations, and made the cartridge even more convenient.

Epyx Fast Load incorporated a machine language monitor. Although it did not include an assembler, as most "standard" C64 ML monitors did, it included a wide array of powerful debugging tools. These included disassembly, single-stepping, and an automatic machine code relocator.

A crude disk editor was also included with the cartridge, which displayed raw data from floppy disks in classical hex+ASCII split screen mode. Among other things, the disk editor was used to enter cheat codes and do the home computer variant of ROM hacking.

In the unusual case of software that wouldn't work with the Fast Load, the cartridge could be disabled via a menu command, thus avoiding the need to physically remove and reinsert it.

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