Dec 312016
 

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.

Version 3.8.9 (2016-12-18):

  • fixed clipping extent of non-error sectors
  • fixed raw .2d file reading (thanks Tatsuyuki Sato)
  • fixed HD track error during 2DD to 2HD promotion (thanks Tatsuyuki Sato)
  • fixed use of scanning data rates not supported by FDC
  • fixed –offsets crash if 2 stored copies were present
  • changed gap indicator from g to +, added – for short sectors
  • added support for double-density MB-02+ disks (thanks Jan Kucera)
  • added –step-rate speed option (0=slow, 15=fast, 10=default)
Mar 162014
 

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.

Changes Version 3.8.1 (2014-03-11):

  • Fixed data extent bug reading from stream images (SCP/RAW/DFI)
  • SBT images now auto-execute under SAM DOS, even if not natively bootable

Changes Version 3.8 (2014-03-09):

  • Added support for SuperCard Pro .scp flux disk images (MFM+FM)
  • Added –pll option to control PLL method with flux image scanning
  • Fixed –head giving ambiguous option error due to typo
  • Fixed KBI-19 format slightly overhanging track wrap
  • Improved EOT handling of flux images containing just one revolution
  • Changed –slow-step to –old-drive to better match usage
Jul 062013
 

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.

Changes:

  • Added support for KryoFlux and DiscFerret stream images (MFM+FM)
  • Added preliminary support for D4M (FD-4000) disk images
  • Added hex output with –hex or -x, with limited hex using –hex-ish
  • Added –no-gap4b to ignore gap data after the final sector
  • Added –abs-offsets to show absolute rather than relative sector offsets
  • Fixed ‘extra byte’ EDSK extension being used unnecessarily on CRC errors
  • Fixed crash during CPC weak sector sniffing due to no-data 4th sector
  • Fixed regular image reading reporting transient disk errors
  • Improved support for ED images, including 2.88M raw images
  • Improved gap reading support for IPF images
  • Changed raw track parsing to ignore headers with ID CRC errors
  • Changed raw image writing to use only first cyl to determine format
  • Relaxed D2M sniffing by removing system partition type (0xff) check
  • Reduced gap sync requirement to remove more unwanted gaps
Apr 272013
 

Augusto Ruiz created a command line program, which you can use to create RAW data DSK files. Those disks are normally intended to be read directly with the FDC and is a good choice if you want to do cross-development for the Amstrad CPC.
It is written in .NET, so you need at least .NET 2.0… or Mono – so you can use the program under Linux, too. You can download it from the tools website or at the end of this news..

DSKgen v1.0.0.0
DSKgen v1.0.0.0
DSKGen.1.0.0.0.7z
Version: v1.0.0.0
8.3 KiB
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Jan 282013
 

Jonathan Cauldwell informed me (thanks!), that he is currently porting his Arcade Game Designer to the Amstrad CPC. With the AGD you can design your own small arcade games. It features an own simplistic language, a sprite editor, a screen editor, etc. It will also be possible to port games between the different platforms, so porting back Spectrum games to the CPC Zwinkerndes Smiley? If you want to get more information about the AGD then have a look at the AGD forums.

Here are some preview screenshots:

Blocks

InGame

Menu

Palette

Screens

Sprites

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