Archives for the month July 2015 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page

Samdisk v3.8.8 by Simon Owen, Amstrad CPC disks tranfers on PC


SAMdisk v3.8.8 by Simon Owen is out since the 8th July.

The utility supports transfers between floppy disks and disk images, and is designed to work with almost any soft-sectored disk format compatible with the PC floppy controller, including some copy-protected formats.

Low-level floppy device access requires the fdrawcmd.sys driver to be installed.

  • Added D88 support for 1D and 1DD disk types
  • Added .1dd output extension for 1D/1DD in D88 container
  • Added cylinder count detection to D88 image reading
  • Added support for .2d raw format
  • Fixed destructor crash bug in gcc builds (Linux and Mac)
  • Fixed TR-DOS false-positives by requiring .trd extension

iMPdraw lite by AST/Imp4ct, a paint program for Amstrad CPC


In december 2014, a preview of iMPdraw by AST was out. iMPdraw version 1 is now called iMPdraw lite, used for example for screens released at the Reset #20 meeting (usable on CPC and CPC+).

A new version (iMPdraw v2) is in the work since January 2015 by AST and ToTO.

Other painting program : GOS (CPC+ only) and Claudia (CPC and CPC+).

Claudia Converter (special zoom edition) by Eliot


After iMPdraw (download link), here is a new version of the Claudia Converter utility by Eliot.

it can load .BMP and .SCR created with the ConvIMG CPC utility, to show and modify them with the zoom tool. It manages fullscreen and CPC+ palette.

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