Copy-Q (1984)

Copy-Q claimed to be the fastest, most reliable and easy to use copy program. Contained an intelligent nibbler. Seems pretty basic from the screen shot. Can anyone report how well did this program work?

I have scanned the manual and it’s on the blog here:

copy-q-b CopyQ (1984) Copyq-2

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7 thoughts on “Copy-Q (1984)

  1. It worked fantasticly well. You culd buy an original and he copied it perfectly during one year or more after copy-q release.

    There were many versions of this program.

    It was a favourite of mine with Fast Hack’em, Orange Copy, Turbo nibbler, Turbo copy and Kwik Load.

  2. I used this exclusively until Copy II was released, and moved to Fast Hack ‘Em after that. As I recall, it had a dynamic track/sector screen which showed progress and errors for each sector during a copy.

    I grew up in Minneapolis, looks like these guys were local.

    • Beach Head II used PirateBusters protection. Checks track 35 for $D7, $D7, then “$AA, $55”. This track has no sync signal. Copy II had parameters to copy it, Fast Hackem also.

  3. Copy-Q worked well, but it was just part of my arsenal in the days. I often found it could copy disks that Fast Hack’em couldn’t handle. Fast Hack’em was always my first go at a disk, but Copy-Q handled most everything else.

  4. copyQ and copyQ v2 differed quite a bit visually. the original was superior, imo, though not as fast. both were nibblers, but v1 detected unused sectors and didn’t store them unless they had errors. several protected titles could be copied in a single pass because of this. the visual display for v1 was a complete sector map (taking up the entire screen), and you got feedback about where it was, where and what had been read, and how much was left, all from the sector map.

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