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M4FE - A front-end for M4

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M4FE is an application designed to serve as a front-end for the [[M4 Board]] for the Amstrad CPC/Plus range of computers. It's available as a ROM.

<gallery>
M4FE_main.png|M4FE main screen
M4FE_text.png|M4FE text reader
</gallery>

== Features ==
* Directory browsing using keyboard and/or joystick with support for up to 64k entries per directory.
* Application launching with support for CPC BASIC files, Binary files or SNA snapshots.
* Text file viewing. Automatic for ASCII files or manual for any other type.
* File searching
* DSK to Disc transfering

== Versions ==

{| class="wikitable" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; border: none;"
! Version
!Changes
!File
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.0 || Initial Version || [[Media:M4FEv10.zip | M4FEv10.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.1 || Added support for SNA files || [[Media:M4FEv11.zip | M4FEv11.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.2 || Added text file viewer || [[Media:M4FEv12.zip | M4FEv12.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.3 || Fixed compatibility problems || [[Media:M4FEv13.zip | M4FEv13.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.4 || Fixed bug with file index/count display || [[Media:M4FEv14.zip | M4FEv14.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.5 || Added support for 16 char directory names and fixed bug with empty directories || [[Media:M4FEv15.zip | M4FEv15.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.6 || Removed directory cache and RAM footprint lowered to 0 bytes while in background || [[Media:M4FEv16.zip | M4FEv16.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.7 || Added search || [[Media:M4FEv17.zip | M4FEv17.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.7.1 || Fixed bug in search || [[Media:M4FEv171.zip | M4FEv171.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|| 1.8 || Added DSK to Disc transfering || [[Media:M4FEv18.zip | M4FEv18.zip]]
|- style="text-align: center;"
|}

== How to install and run ==

First of all, you need an Amstrad CPC or Plus with a M4 board fitted.

This application is distributed as a ROM, which means it needs to be installed in either a software ROM slot in the M4 itself or a ROM Box attached to your system.

To run the application type the following command at the BASIC prompt:

<b>|M4FE</b>
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