15659Re: [midatlanticretro] Isepik (Icepick)
- Dec 14, 2009Ray Sills <raysills@...> writes:
>Isepik is a combination of software and a hardware gadget that plugsOK. That makes sense. An autonomous device/CPU outside of the system
>into the cartridge port. It has a ROM on board (IIRC) that can be
>switched on after the target program is running in the C64. I suspect
>it makes the switch after a video interrupt, or something like that.
>Anyway, once the gadget is in control of the machine, you can dump the
>RAM contents on to a floppy disk, using a standard 1541 drive. And,
>you'd be able to then load -that- disk directly with the drive. And
>(again IIRC) you would not need the Isepik to run that disk.
>The company asserted that it was not a tool for piracy, but making
>legitimate archival copies of software you own. Right.
itself. But, like I said, that would work on simple machines but I'd
bet that implementing such a device for today's hardware would be quite
I'll have to remember to ask to see this when I make a visit to Evans.
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