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Loadstar archive on-line

RobertB

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Dave Moorman, last editor of Loadstar - the monthly Commodore disk magazine, has made available a number of issues on-line, ready to download as .D81's. Each .D81 is packed with commentary, graphics, and programs. The disks start from issue 170 and continue through the Dave Moorman years with issues 200 to the last issue 250. That's from 1998 to 2008. Go to

http://loadstargallery.webs.com/

FCUG celebrating 34 years this month,
Robert Bernardo
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EagleTG

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This is awesome, I loved LoadStar!!

One quick note, if anyone has any contact information for the parties responsible for the website, disk image 208.D81 is missing (the link points to 209-1.D81 which is the same as 209.D81 according to a binary comparison).

Thanks for sharing this!!
 

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I bet this has come up before, but is there a place to download Loadstar 001, 002, etc.? A complete set? Just curious. I don't need personally, but unless there are commercial interests preventing it, this should be available from a historic perspective, eh? Would I get in trouble if I posted this?
Bill
 

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Fender Tucker issued a whole CD of back Loadstar issues under "Ramble House" called Loadstar Compleat. It came within a fake 5.25" floppy in an original Loadstar Tyvek disk sleeve, and covered Loadstar 64 1-199 and 128 1-42 plus a whole mess of the special issues. I suspect he still has the rights to them. The package even included an old 1993 Softdisk catalogue, just for giggles.

I've got the CD here and it's quite nice (I bought it in 2004). I even found some of the stuff I got published in Loadstar back in the day. Hopefully he still sells copies.
 

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I bet this has come up before, but is there a place to download Loadstar 001, 002, etc.? A complete set?
Issues 1-199 plus other Loadstar extras (Loadstar 128, Loadstar Newsletter, and much more) are still being sold on CD-ROM by first LS editor, Fender Tucker. To buy the Loadstar Compleat CD, go to

http://www.ramblehouse.com/loadstarcompleat.htm
Would I get in trouble if I posted this?
Not from me. ;)

Now what did I do with my LS Compleat?
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
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I have had the first 32 or so on disk in a binder. Precious few originals, a couple magazines. I think Load Star is a great into to Commodore in the heyday
 
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geneb

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It's actually a real 5.25" disk. He just pulled the cookie out of it and dropped in a CD. Very clever. :)

g.
 

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I have had the first 32 or so on disk in a binder. Precious few originals, a couple magazines. I think Load Star is a great into to Commodore in the heyday

In this case, the Commodore magazine as well. I think some of the early Loadstars had type-ins from Commodore magazine (and Power/Play?).
 
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