Last Update: March 29th 2001
Various utilities of all kinds for the C64 / C128 and other platforms.
(sorted by file extension)
- 1!file, 2!file, 3!file, 4!file
- These are Zipcode archives. There are both tools for DOS and for the C64 to unpack them:
- zip2d64.exe [DOS]
Syntax: zip2d64 <sourcefile> <destinationfile>
(Note: <sourcefile> is the name after 1!, 2!, 3!, 4! and
<destinationfile> doesn't need the .D64 extension)
- zipcode.prg [C64]
Just LOAD and RUN it. (Hmm... this program doesn't work for me, but it does
- Use arkive.prg [C64] to extract it.
- 1541 disk image. Star Commander [DOS] is good choice
for handling .d64 files. The D64 format was introduced by the C64 emulators.
- GNU zip. Use 'gzip -d file.gz' to uncompress it.
- Lynx archive. Again there are binaries for DOS and CBM:
- lynx.prg [C64]. RUN it and choose DISSOLVE, then answer 'Y' for
each file you want to extract.
- Star Lynx [DOS], external utility of the Star Commander.
- RAR. For DOS, use RAR.EXE. For Linux, OS/2 and Windows-RAR, look here.
- Self Dissolving Archive. Just copy it to your C-64, then LOAD and RUN it.
- Selfextracting archive. Just copy it to your C-64, then LOAD and RUN it.
- Cassette image. Star Commander [DOS] is good choice
for handling .t64 files.
- TAR (Tape ARchive). Run 'tar xfv file.tar' to dissolve it.
- TAR (Tape ARchive), zipped with GNU zip. Run 'tar xfvz file.tgz' to dissolve it or if you
don't have GNU tar, type 'gzip -d file.tgz' and then 'tar xfv file.tar'.
- uue (usually not a separate file, but part of an email)
- Unix-to-Unix-Encoded (uuencoded). Supposed you saved the file as file.uue you can uudecode it
with different programs depending on the platform:
- PKzip or Unix zip archive.
- C64: Get Unzip64 - unzips 2.04 archives only! (BETA release)
- Unix: Run 'unzip -L file.zip'
- DOS: Run 'pkunzip -d file.zip'
- Converts PETSCII into ASCII. [DOS]
- C64toBMP Graphic Converter
- Converts C64 graphic files to BMP format. [WIN]
- 1581Copy [DOS]
- For transferring 1581 disk images to a 1581 disk and vice versa.
- FCOPY III
- The famous parallel copier by Thomas Tempelmann. Needs
parallel cable. SpeedDOS and
DolphinDOS 2.0 use this cable.
- Copy all blocks
- Start copy
- Show directory
- Start multiple copy
- Repair: No
- Toggles between 1 and 5 read tries
- Copy used blocks only
- Repair: Yes
When copying, [SPACE] continues.
- TurboTrans Tool Disk
- I *THINK* this is the original ToolDisk for the TurboTrans.
Will extract the copy programs, etc. later.
- 64LAN [DOS]
- Use PC's harddisk as 1541. Requires a small program to be loaded on the C64 first. Above that,
it requires a special cable (description in the documentation). Untested.
- 64NET/2 [DOS] - now freely available!
- Connect PC to C64 and let your C64 access your PC's harddisk just like a 1541. There is also
a software development kit available.
Other sites: Finland
- C64-Connect [DOS]
- According to the documentation, this is the fastest program to transfer files from the PC to
the C64 (using a special cable which is described in the documentation). Untested.
- CBM Tape Tools [DOS]
- Transfers Commodore tapes (no Turbo Tape yet) to PC and back. Needs C64S cable adapter. Untested.
- cbm4linux [Linux]
- Tool for transferring files from a 1541 to a Linux box and back. Needs XM1541 cable. Untested.
- cbmpr [DOS]
- Program for connecting a CBM serial printer to a PC (parallel port).
Needs X1541 cable. Untested.
- Copy1581 [Amiga]
- Reads 1581 disks on the Amiga drive, but doesn't work for everyone. Untested.
- Easy 1541 [Amiga]
- This program lets you access the 1541 as IEC:. Untested.
Other sites: Finland
- J-Net [Amiga]
- Connect C64 to Amiga and let your C64 access your Amiga's harddisk just like a 1541. Untested.
- Over 5 [Amiga]
- Uses a standard nullmodem cable to transfer up to 38400 baud to either the VC20 or the
- PData [Amiga]
- Connect C64 to Amiga parallel port via PData cable (description in Textfile) and transfer
both binary and text files (the latter with PETSCII<->ASCII translation). This program
is discontinued and (according to the documentation) will be superseeded by XData. Untested.
- Ser64 [DOS]
- Emulates a 1541 on your PC via either the X1541 or the
Disk64E/Trans64 cable. Note that this program only accepts LOADing programs, floppy
commands won't work. Untested.
- Star Commander [DOS]
- Best program at all. A Norton Commander clone with support for both the
XP1541 cable. Also displays CBM
graphic characters. Very fast.
- Trans64 [DOS]
- X1541 like program with TurboVision interface.
- VC 1541 [DOS]
- Lets your PC emulate a 1541. Untested.
- Xfer64 [Amiga]
- Amiga parallel port to C64 user port transfer program, Amiga -> C64 only. Simple, but fast. Untested.
- Turbo-Tape [C64,C16,Plus/4,PC]
Updated: September 14th, 2000
Created: September 6th, 1996
Status : NOT VERIFIED!
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