I'm new here and I'd like to know how to break the copy protection of my Montezuma's Revenge Apple II original disk, to make a copy of it.
I've already done that using Locksmith 7.0, but now I'm intrigued how people did it back in 1984, without using a bit copier program.
I'm reading all the Computist magazines available online, all the archives about the subject at www.textfiles.com (http://www.textfiles.com/apple/CRACKING/), but I'm still puzzled how to break the copy protection of this particular game, Montezuma's Revenge.
I have an Apple IIe Platinum, obviously having the AutoStart ROM installed. According to this article http://www.textfiles.com/apple/CRACKING/crackin.app I'll need an old Monitor ROM, that could be recorded on an Apple ][ language card. I'd like to know if it is possible to have a language card on slot 0 of my Apple IIe Platinum. If so, where do I put the flat ribbon cable on the motherboard?
I'm also reading the books Beneath Apple DOS, Beneath Apple ProDOS, 6502 Assembly Language Programming to learn as much as I can (just FYI I'm currently an Apple developer for a living...).
I already have the ROM F8 image from here: http://code.google.com/p/openemulator/source/browse/trunk/roms/Apple+II/?r=401
How to record this on an Apple language card, to use with my Apple IIe Platinum?
Can I use a card like this one: http://www.blujay.com/item/Apple-II-Language-Card-16K-9010400-3620693&keywords=language+card
I know I have many questions... and thanks for your patience and time, trying to help me out.
Am I in the right direction? I wonder how many of you guys have this great knowledge today or even back in 1984... This subject always amazed me an now I have a little bit more time to dig deeper and learn more about it.
Please, any advice will be very much welcomed! I'd feel a lot better knowing that I'm not alone in my quest for knowledge on our beloved Apple II vintage world!
Thanks in advance.