Sep 192016

TFM just released a new version of FutureOS and some other tools and applications. There is a huge changelog, so have a look at it by yourself. You can download the latest software from the FutureOS homepage.


  • 6128 Plus version: ROM D optimized.
  • Bugfix in |FDESK command
  • Extra E-RAM of X-MEM (64 KB internal) can be used now (640 KB! Not 576KB) with X-MEM via &7EC4-7
  • MultiPlay support added
  • Installer updated
  • Bug in OS function GET_DIR corrected
  • ROM applications can now be called using the RUN icon
  • FutureOS eXpansion ROM Mangement enhanced
  • API expanded: External ROMs can now call OS functions directly from Exp.ROM to FutureOS ROMs A-D
  • Albireo detection added (scans for both main chips)
  • Time and Date can now be shown optional as characters at bottom of screen instead of icons (nice in SPARtan mode imho)
  • Hotkey “B” / Fire 2 (not 0 or 1!) added: Moves mouse arrow to next file, but without tagging (problems with Plus)
  • Switch SPARtan mode on by default
  • The “Show picture” function now starts in MODE 0 and 80 x 25 character mode
  • Hotkey “J” added to Jump to file section in Desktop
  • OS/API entry KLICK will now reset SP to &BFF8, stability improved
  • ROM C compacted
  • Efficient PlayCity autodetection added
  • Documentation updated: printer management, E-RAM management
Aug 282015

TFM just released a new version of FutureOS and some other tools and applications. There is a huge changelog, so have a look at it by yourself. You can download the latest software from the FutureOS homepage.

  • Update of the Documentation
  • New expanded automatic installer created:
    • supports choice of number system (hexadecimal or decimal)
    • Allows to select a ROM number for the Dobbertin / dxs RTC
  • New OS functions:  RBB_8, RBB_16, ZEIBI, ZEIBJ, GET_DIR, R_RTC RB_8, RB_16, B8DIN, B16DIN, E2XRAM, FER7F added
  • Enhancements for Monitor TV and LCD TV
  • Bit 0 of config variable KF_CPC decides if UI works in HEX or DEZ
  • IDE Icon disappears in SPARtan mode (when not used)
  • Hot keys for the Desktop added
  • FDC error tolerance increased
  • Expanded TYPE Icon functionality:
    • Added ability to show regular 17 KB and compressed OCP screens
  • Enhanced management of the CPC Mini-Booster and the MultiPlay card
  • Spanish and French language interface improved
  • Some Bugs in format function cured
  • Error message for File-Copy added
  • OS function LADE_N expanded: Set 8. bit of drive number to ignore file header and load according to user data
  • OS functions ICON6ON and ICON3ON expanded
    • They now work with all (MODE 2: 6-104) values for columns
  • RRB0 corrected, generates free E-RAM instead of Short-Time-Memory
  • REName corrected, will save lower RAM
  • Read DIR related bugs fixed
  • Better VN96 support
  • Some more bugs fixed
  • Automatic display of OK Icon in SPARtan mode added
  • Added a second disc with just a few but nice Wallpapers
CBM – Application Shell
  • Devices can be selected (A-M) and their DIRectories can be read without the need to return to the Desktop. This file overworked Restart restaurates SP save. File selector ESC makes warm start
  • Hot keys added
  • X-Menue added, more functionality
ROManager 2.14
  • Function added to ReRead DIRectories
  • Static display of time and day at menu entry
  • Bugs fixed
  • Support for CP/M Graduate software E-ROMs enhanced
  • “Little Help” / “Kl.Info-Sys” updated
  • Update of “Konfig OS” / “Config OS”
CP/M Plus ROMs
  • ROMs and documentation on FutureOS homepage now
May 032015

TFM released a new development version of his Future OS. The new version features the user interface translation intro spanish. You can also choose between the regular icon set or the icon set by MacDeath and there were also some smaller improvements for mainly TotO’s latest hardware developments. You can get the latest version of Future OS from the Future OS homepage.

Aug 302014

TFM released a new version of his ROManager for FutureOS which currently supports all available Flash-ROM devices for the CPC (X-MEM (TotO), FlashGordon (PulkoMandy) or MegaFlash). You can download it from the FutureOS homepage.
This are the features of the new version:

  • an overworked GUI based on the new CBM interface
  • Enhanced error checking
  • Functions to display really all RSX of a ROM and their start address
  • Hotkeys
  • SDP constantly activated
  • Plug & Play support for the new X-MEM (Winbond or SST), MegaFlash and FlashGordon
  • and a nice Icon 😉


Apr 272014

TFM released the game Space Chicken for FutureOS for free. Addtitional to the commercial version of “Cyber Chicken” it features a new intro and additional graphics in level 4 of the game. You can get the latest version from the FutureOS download page.


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