CPC-series Utilities

Below are some useful utilities that can be used in converting files, playing back sound, etc.

Tape Loading

These utilities allow you to get programs off your old audio cassettes and into your computer, or vice-versa. Naturally, this will require a cassette player, a suitably configured sound card and cabling between the two.

Title Description Download
Tape2HDD A tool to read CPC and MSX format homecomputer cassettes by using a Creative Labs Soundblaster's "Line-in" channel. The program works pretty fine with good quality tape signals (and soundcards). For worse signals it does also include some optional filtering methods.
2CDT Tape Image Creation A tool for creating 2CDT tape images.
CDT Check A tool for verifying tape images
CDT Test CDT Test suite for emulators

 

File Conversion

These utilities convert program files or BASIC program listings from one file format into another.

Title Description Download
No$Cart This DOS based tool converts CPC disk images (.DSK files) into CPC Plus/KX 4000 cartridges (.CPR files). And thus allows to play most CPC games on diskless CPC 464+ computers, and (as far as fully joystick controlled) even on the KX 4000 games console.

The program copies the CPC 6128 operating system ROMs and the disk image into a cartridge, patches the AMSDOS Read Sector function, and other than that there isn't much behind it.

Samp2CDT / SAMP2TZX Tape transfer tools
DskInfo A tool to dump information about standard and extended disk images

 

Blank Disks

Images of blank disks.

Title Description Download
Data A blank DATA format disk
Vendor A blank VENDOR/SYSTEM format disk

 

Demos

Original demonstration cassettes and disks for the Amstrad CPC range.

Title Description Download
KC compact demo A demo of the KC compact computer.

(c) 1989 VEB Mikroelektronik

 

 

Source Code

These files contain source code for several Amstrad CPC products and other third-party peripherals.

Title Description Download
CPC+ Diagnostic Cartridge Source code to the RP11 Diagnostic Cartridge. (c) 1990-2001 Amstrad, PLC. All rights reserved.

Nirvana v1.1 patch Patch to allow Nirvana v1.1 to run on a CPC6128+
CPR Cart A CPR cartridge image creation tool with source code

 

 

KC Compact Software

These files are specific to the KC Compact clone. Downloads courtesy of Ulrich Zander (http://www.sax.de/~zander).

Title Description Download
ASSMON Disassembler, debugger and editor

DEMO Patch to allow Nirvana v1.1 to run on a CPC6128+
GRAFIK1 Graphical imaging tool
KC PASCAL Pascal compiler for KC

KOMPONIST Sound editor
TEXT1 Word processor
GAMES BOX 1 SROLCH, ROESSEL, MATCH

GAMES BOX 2 ORGEL, KONZERT

GAMES BOX 3 FRUITY FRANK, MEMORY

GAMES BOX 4 MOTORRAD, LINDI

GAMES BOX 5 CUBIT, MUEHLE, PAGODE

GAMES BOX 6 KNIFFEL, NIBBLER

GAMES BOX 7 ARNI, PUZZLE

GAMES BOX 8 QUADRON, LEGO

GAMES BOX 9 OTHELLO, PACMAN

GAMES BOX 10 DIGGER, NIMM

GAMES BOX 11 GATECRAS, LOTTO

GAMES BOX 12 4GEWINNT, FELIX

GAMES BOX 13 SCHACH

GAMES BOX 15 ARKANOID

GAMES BOX 16 ROLAND1, ROLAND2

GAMES BOX 17 TENNIS, DARTS

GAMES BOX 23 WSPORT1, WSPORT2

GAMES BOX 24 WSPORT3, WSPORT4