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|Siren Software - Discovery 1||Applications Deplombage|
Discovery unlike Transmat or Idle Meddler, will not allow itself to be transferred to disc. This rather disappointed me. If you write a utility to transfer programs from tape to disc that won't transfer itself. I reckon the software houses are entitled to call you a hypocritye.
That aside, Discovery is a really excellent program - that is, the most recent version If you have an earlier version (the one without the turbo option) then you can return it to Siren. who for the sum of £3 will change it for you
Discovery has two unique features. Or:e of these is a turbo copy option. Until now I've been saying how only block games can be put onto disc, but that was before Discovery came along. My hat must go off to Siren, for I really thought this impossible to do No more sleepless nights of hacking. However the turbo option has its limitations. It can't relocate code that goes on top of the program and basically it copies one particular company's games and not much else. If you have a fairly large software collection and indulge in a daily waggle of your joystick (cryptic clue) then the chances are you'll own some of these
The second unique feature is the ability to modify the basic loader program automatically in an attempt to get it to run from disc If there is a 'LOAD' in the basic loading program, then Discovery will insert the relevant filename Very neat. The system isn't foolproof but it worked on roughly 80° of the programs I tried. If it doesn't work, you can always use the non-auto mode and proceed to change the loader manually
As well as these unique features it can do everything that Transmat can , except send output to the printer or go back into basic without a hard reset (ctrl-shift-esc)
So Discovery is by far and away the best of the three programs Siren really know the ins and outs of copying programs, and Disco very lives up to their reputation. If you have a disc drive and some tape-based software then I strongly recommend Discovery.
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