Mar 142014
 

Mochilote released another update of the great CPCDiskXP utility. With CPCDiskXP you can transfer disk images to real floppy disks and vice versa on the Windows OSs. You can download it from the CPCMania website and at the end of this news.

Changes:

  • DSK to Floppy – Now you can choose between two methods of writing to disk: “Low Level Driver” and “USB Floppy Drive”. The option “USB Floppy Drive” will be only enabled when the format is compatible with the USB floppy writing method.
  • GENERAL – Now the program is able to format the disk when writing on USB floppy drives. Now that the program format and write, is no longer necessary to preformat the disk from windows.
  • GENERAL – Eliminated warnings that the Low Level Driver is not installed at starting the program. Now that you can write to USB floppy is not necessary to show the warning every time.
  • DSKEditor – New feature/button to “Add Files From Another Dsk” (or zip containing Dsk’s) to easily add files that are in other Dsk without extracting them. As you can add files from one Dsk format to another Dsk format, this is also a format converter.
  • DSKEditor – Support for creating/editing two new IBM formats: Single Side, 42 Tracks, 168K (162K Free) and 65 Tracks, 260K (254K Free) [3.5″ only, hack for AMSDOS]. Both can be written on USB floppy drives and both can be used / read in standard Amstrad CPCs.
  • DSKEditor – Support for creating/editing a new PCW/+3DOS format: Single Side, 42 Tracks, 189K (182K Free). It can be written on USB floppy drives and it can be used / read in standard PCW or ZX Spectrum +3.
  • DSKEditor – Support for creating/editing a new ROMDOS D1 format: Double Side, 80 Tracks, 720K (716K Free). It can be written on USB floppy drives.
  • DSKEditor – Support for creating/editing a new CPC DATA format: Single Side, 57 Tracks, 256K (254K Free) [3.5″ only, hack for AMSDOS]. It can be used / read in standard Amstrad CPCs.
  • DSKEditor – Support for creating/editing a new CPC SYSTEM format: Single Side, 59 Tracks, 265K (254K Free) [3.5″ only, hack for AMSDOS]. It can be used / read in standard Amstrad CPCs.
  • DSKEditor – Now when creating a new Dsk you can filter the list of formats to choose from. There are 5 filters: “All Formats”, “Amstrad CPC Standard Formats”, “Amstrad CPC With Modified ROM Formats”, “USB Floppy Drive Compatible Formats” and “Amstrad PCW / ZX Spectrum Formats”. With these filters is very clear on which platform each format works.
CPCDiskXP V2.5.1
CPCDiskXP V2.5.1
CPCDiskXP v2.5.1.zip
Version: 2.5.1
1.2 MiB
403 Downloads
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Mar 062014
 

Mochilote released a new version of the great CPCDiskXP utility. With CPCDiskXP you can transfer disk images to real floppy disks and vice versa on the Windows OSs. You can download it from the CPCMania website and at the end of this news.

Changes:

  • DSKEditor – Support for creating/editing IBM Dsk’s (Single Side, 40 Tracks, 160K) in Editor and command line.
  • DSKEditor – Support for writing IBM Dsk’s on USB floppy drives with Windows/FAT preformated floppy disk. This format can be read on a standard Amstrad CPC.

 

 

CPCDiskXP V2.5
CPCDiskXP V2.5
CPCDiskXP v2.5.zip
1.2 MiB
230 Downloads
Details
Aug 262013
 

Norecess released a new and fully rewritten version of his HxC Floppy Emulator Manager. It contains a new user interface, better support for the HxC floppy emulator, some critical bug fixes and the possibility to exit to BASIC. If you already own a HxC floppy emulator, this tool is a must have for you. You can download it from Norecess homepage.

Changes:

  • completely rewritten using Phactory IDE
  • compiled against latest SDCC 3.X (was 2.X)
  • new user interface (thanks Ced!)
  • added better support of HxC device (detection, release..)
  • returns to BASIC instead of resetting the machine

HxCFloppyEmulatorManagerV3

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
Jul 042013
 

Mochilote released a new version of the great CPCDiskXP utility. With CPCDiskXP you can transfer disk images to real floppy disks and vice versa on the Windows OSs. You can download it from the CPCMania website and at the end of this news.

Changes:

  • DSKEditor – Small changes to fix problems with PCW. Single side dsk’s seem to work perfectly in the editor and the emulator.
  • GENERAL – Sometimes the main interface buttons are cut off and can not be pressed (as shown in the image above), usually in Vista and W7 if you increase the default font size, is finally solved.Thanks to everyone who wrote to me to tell me the problem.

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