John Madden Code Wheel

madden1 John Madden Football from Electronic Arts in 1989.

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The game used a codewheel for it copy protection. Electronics Art used many different copy protection forms in the 1980s for it’s Commodore 64 games from Error checking to FAT Tracks on 34/35, to Pirateslayer and then to Codewheels and manual look ups.

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After the boot screen and you select

Start Game you get this screen that

ask for your Madden Season Ticket

 

There was already a print out of the codewheel, BUT it’s pretty confusing look at this:  John Madden Football

SO I found a code wheel on Ebay and bought it to scan for my blog, here it is in PDF and PNG. Hope this helps someone. MaddenScan.PDF and MaddenScanPNG.zip

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Disc Disector

disc-disect-uk-85Disc Disector v3.0
This ad was from a UK magazine in 1985

I have seen versions: V3, V4 and V5
Copies all DOS errors automatically, plus non standard errors like Half tracks, extra tracks, non standard sync, renumbered tracks, etc. Copies a disk in only 8 minutes,

The disk also had many utilities like a fast format, menu maker, scratch and unscratch, fast copy, rename, fastload, disk to tape, diskmon and much more. Here check out V5 menu screen here:

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Megabyte

Megabyte-info1984MEGABYTE

Released in 1984
Was a 4-minute Copy Program.
Claims it will not lock-up or crash on errors
Locate and ID errors
Error Maker, Sector Test, Sector Copy
Disk Name and ID changer

I do not have a copy of this program and can not find one right now to post a screen shot.
If anyone has one, can you send it my way.

Disk Utilities CRT

This is a CRT file I made for my Easy Flash 3 cartridge.
This crt contains over 25 Commodore 64 utilities which are mostly disk related programs

Below is the file menu and you can DOWNLOAD the File HERE

Then use the ‘P’ EasyProg built in function in your Easy Flash 3 to install this to your cartridge.

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