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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 and Amstrad Plus range of computers. It's available as a ROM.


  • 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


Version Changes File
1.0 Initial Version
1.1 Added support for SNA files
1.2 Added text file viewer
1.3 Fixed compatibility problems
1.4 Fixed bug with file index/count display
1.5 Added support for 16 char directory names and fixed bug with empty directories
1.6 Removed directory cache and RAM footprint lowered to 0 bytes while in background
1.7 Added search
1.7.1 Fixed bug in search
1.8 Added DSK to Disc transfering

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: