VORTEX-CAT-HD

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VORTEX-CAT-HD is the first Catalog program on the Commodore 64 to allow 65,000 entries.

I have 3,000 x 5.25" (1541) disks full of games, so after cataloging all of these disks, I have about 10,500 Games in total.

In the past, All Commodore 64 Catalog programs have been limited to 64K which is about 2100 entires Maximum, I needed 10, 500 minimum. So this drove me to make a Larger than normal catalog program.

I have created a Catalog program that can hold 65,000+ entires provided you have a CMD Hard Drive or CMD Ramlink with a partition big enough to handle this. VORTEX-CAT stores all information using a single REL file. This means the c64 only has to look at one entry at a time so memory is not an issue. All you need is an empty 16MB partition.

If you have a Super CPU and your CMD HD is connected to the Ramlink with a parallel cable, you will find all functions, including searching by name, is lightening fast. But you do not need to have a SuperCPU or RAMLink.

Minimum Requirements:

A CMD HARD DRIVE

FEATURES:

(1) Can import Lists of games stored in Microsoft Excel.

(2) Can import Lists of games stored in Microsoft Word.

(3) Can import Lists of games stored in DISK CATALOG MANAGER/REPORTER (By Ray Martin). on C64

(4) Can Create a NEW Catalog on a stock C64 with CMD Hard Drive.

(5) Can Create a NEW Catalog with 65,000 Entries.

(5) Each Entry can have :

(1) a 20 character File Name,

(2) a Game Category identifier like "AA" = Arcade Adventure,

(3) Disk number 5-digits long , eg- 54321

Although this program works 100% as-is, it is is still a long way from finished. The search function still needs a lot of work to add in a few more options.

If you would like to try it, Create a NEW 16MB partition on a CMD Hard Drive or CMD Ramlink and copy VORTEX-CAT to the partition and Create a new Catalog or Import if you want.

This page was last Updated : 01-01-2013

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