Though I had several friends back in the day with a Commodore 64, I only recently acquired one after a friend gave me his old one before he moved house. As such, I'm diving in to learning about the machine that I mostly ignored 35 years ago and quickly remembering that the 1541 disk was s.....l.....o.....w.....!
I've been reading up on the disk performance issue. I knew people who had the Epyx FastLoad cartridge, but I've only really now discovered JiffyDOS. While both are interesting solutions, they both require hardware that I'd have to acquire (and in the case of JiffyDOS, replacement of ROM chips in the C64 and 1541). Getting the hardware is possible, but takes time that I don't have for the few moments a week I can possibly dedicate to my retro C64 experience.
So that being said, is there a possible type-in program that could work as a one-off to fast load a game? I'm thinking along the lines of something that I could save to a disk, run it, then load/run the game I want to boot.