HSP - 64KEXP - UTILITY CARTRIDGE FOR C-64 and C-128 COMMODORE - EXPANSION WITH RESIDENT PROGRAMS - 32K EPROM
The most powerful and versatile utility cartridge ever made for the C-64/128, so much so that those who own it can no longer do without it. It is made with high density integration technique, with double-sided printed circuit board with metallized holes, containing 4 micrologic and 1 or 2 32K Eproms (depending on version: 32K or 64K).
Let's examine it carefully.
When switched on, the first menu appears.
To exit the cartridge just press the RETURN, and this is disabled without taking up space in the memory and making it
completely free for normal uses. To return, simply press £ and RETURN.
The first menu includes:
2) TURBO TAPE
3) FAST DISK LOADER (reading from disk 5 times faster)
4) TURBO TAPE LOADER (with ignore-device)
5) FAST DISK FORMAT
6) LIST DIRECTORY (without memory interference and with the possibility to load the desired program positioning the cursor in correspondence of the name and pressing RETURN)
7) FILE COPY
8) DISK COPY
9) TAPE COPY (to transport the programs from disk to tape in a unique way).
There are also many other commands that can be used in Basic, very useful in various circumstances.
Pressing the letter B you go to the second menu, which includes:
1) DRIVE-64 MONITOR
2) ZOOM (monitor)
3) NIBBLER (powerful copying).
In the 64K Eprom cartridge we also find the following programs, always in menu B:
4) SECTOR EDITOR II (very powerful disk sector editor, with usefulness and possibility to analyze and / or modify the contents of the disk sectors)
5) EASY SCRIPT (the most powerful word processor ever written for C-64) - Manual in Italian available upon request with separate cost.
6) SUPER EXPANDER (expansion of the possibilities of the Basic thanks to numerous new commands added for graphics and sound)
7) FAST COPY 1.5 (copy discs also protected in 1.5 minutes).
Easy Script and Super Expander are Copyright Italian Commodore, and can be inserted into the cartridges thanks to the purchase of the originals on our part. It is almost impossible to explain one by one all the various options of the cartridge, which for those who make extensive use of the computer is an almost essential tool.
There are also 2 other versions available, one for use with SPEED-DOS, which replaces the FAST COPY 1.5 with SWISSCOPY III (very powerful and very fast copying in SPEED-DOS environment), and the other one with 32K for use with two drives, and that therefore has the program copiers sized to perform copying operations from one drive to another.
A rich instruction manual has been written in ITALIAN to give the user the possibility to make the most of the potential of the cartridge.