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RobertB
September 21st, 2014, 08:08 PM
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Subject: Cassiopei supports C128 in C128 mode
From: Jan Derogee
Date: Sun, September 21, 2014 11:26 am
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Hereby, I let you know that the Cassiopei now fully supports the C128. Meaning that the Cassiopei now works with the C128 in C128 mode!

The Cassiopei is a device that uses the cassette port to connect to the computer, it uses a fastloader to speed up its data transfer to 2850 bytes/sec. [See http://jderogee.tripod.com/projects/Cassiopei/Cassiopei.htm ]

Now normally you would need to type in load and wait to load the fastloader, but on the C128 that is not required if you make a bootdisk. And the Cassiopei can do that with a single press of a button. So now, just switch on your C128 with the bootdisk installed and select the program/game you want to use/play. Even if you want to start a C64 game from C128 mode, that is no problem. See the video below that demonstrates how easy this is and how to make the bootdisk. For the C128s that do not have a disk drive, the Cassiopei still works but starts just a bit slower.

"the C128 and bootdisk functionality"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT4w8sUSiLw

The firmware/manual and PC software can be found on my website:
http://jderogee.tripod.com/projects/Cassiopei/Cassiopei.htm#Downloads

For those who are not familiar with upgrading the Cassiopei, the video below will show you how to do this.

"how to upgrade the firmware"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsnFnv1Q930

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Kind regards,
Jan Derogee