C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

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C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby sbadger » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:41 am

Does anyone have any experience on these things?

I'm trying to get a JiffyDOS eprom but they all seem to be in the states with crazy postage. I gather it speeds up loadtimes etc (there was a bug in the original DOS) but is it 100% compatible?

And the sd2iec also seem very expensive, overly so tbh.

anyone played with any of this?

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby Zarchos » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:32 am

I think on Amibay you'll get better offers and much help.
I must have one of these boards somewhere bought cheaper on AB than on EBay ; haven't had time to play with it, though.
FB channels dedicated to retro could be a good source too.

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby paradroid90 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:58 pm

Not sure if I should mention, but my main passion is the 64 :-) Reference Jiffy Dos it does speed up greatly the loadtimes via SD2IEC. As storage solutions go, the SD2IEC's is the cheapest route and if you trawl through the other bay's, Amibay or Lemon you can pick them up from between £30-£60 depending whether it is cased etc.

SD2IEC is great for loading single load prg files, D81 images or anything which does not require banging the hardware in the disk drive whilst loading.

The more complete solution, for 64 at least, is the 1541 Ultimate 2 which provides full 1541 drive emulation, runs most of the cartridge roms and Easy Flash Hacks and in the 2 plus has a nice network adaptor built in.

As for SD2IEC and JiffyDOS I think there are some resellers in the UK if you look hard enough.

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby Zarchos » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:01 pm

I've just received today 2 MP3 2 C64 boards and to me this is also a great and cheap product (around GBP15).

I too am fond of the C64 (lavish colours but demoscene is just fabulous, and the SID chip is great, awesome I should say. Project of having an add on for the Archie to use a real SID is on my 'to fund list').

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby danielj » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:10 pm

I have both working fine in my c64. £35-40 is what you'd expect for sd2iec. I got mine from TheCorfiot. Jiffydos speeds load times quite considerably with sd2iec and I've not had any compatibility issues that I've noticed...
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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby iainjh » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:06 pm

Hi

I concur, pm thecorfiot on here- he added a licensed jiffydos to one of my c64's, it works perfectly and is switchable. I've got a spare 1541iec if he hasn't, hat works really well

Ps I've also got a 1541u2. The iec is very very good

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby paradroid90 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:56 pm

Snap :-) TC upgraded my 64c with JiffyDOS and installed my SD2IEC internally into my C128 :-)
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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby danielj » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:50 pm

You can buy a license for the image for $8, burning that to a ROM alongside the C64 kernel and fitting a switch is how I did it. I can pop the lid on my c64 and do you some pictures if you're interested, but it'll be some time next week. I also fitted a reset button at the same time.

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby sbadger » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:32 pm

Managed to pick up a secondhand switchless (and officially licensed) jiffydos for about £7 delivered on ebay- it's awesome.
I can't believe how much difference it makes to the load times....
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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby Lardo Boffin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:39 pm

I just went the easy route and bought an EPYX fastloader cartridge. The speed increase is just amazing!
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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby topcat96 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:09 am

When it comes to JiffyDOS, there are so many options, you should open the case of your commie and look to see if the chips is socketed or not. Most breadbin C64's had all their chips in sockets where-as most C64c's had chips directly soldered to the board.

Once that is ascertained, simply match the JiffyDOS setup to your circumstances. If you wish not to do any soldering then Lardo's option of using a fastloader cartridge such as the Epyx is the way to go as it negates the need for JiffyDOS.

Epyx cartridges and SD2IEC's can be purchased from https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/eflr.html

I personally went with the external SD2IEC 1541 look-a-like (crap solder skills) and a Final Cartridge III+ although my C64c does have JiffyDOS (socketed) fitted.

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby Commodore » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:46 pm

I have an SD2iec that I use with my C64 and VIC 20. It has Jiffy Dos on it (I downloaded it from somewhere I think), and as others have said it does speed things up. It is a great device and easy to use. I even got a miniature C= Disk Drive case for it, complete with rainbow sticker.
It has never caused a problem on either machine.
For my VIC 20 I also have a Mega Cart, which features a file browser and SJ Loader, so that is a great combo for that machine.

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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby trixster » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:49 pm

Sd2IEC and an Epyx cart here on a breadbin C64, both working well.

The SD2IEC is pretty good so long as you're not trying lots of multi-disc games - multidisc does kind of work but it's a bit hit and miss. Some games require the 1541 (like Lancelot) so on those occasions I make do with the disk drive.
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Re: C64 jiffyDOS & SD2IEC

Postby Commie_User » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:24 am

If I recall, the fastload in the Action Replay is by far the fastest, generally the most compatible and easily patchable at any point in a multiload and requires no soldering or switch system.

6 seconds to load the largest program is quicker than anything else I played with.

Though be prepared to pay stupid money these days. I'm shocked how the price has risen. Glad I got all mine years ago: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-64 ... SwZapZwmRs


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