M4FE - A front-end for M4
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
|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|
|1.7.1||Fixed bug in search|
|1.8||Added DSK to Disc transfering|
|1.9||Improved navigation. Compatibility with 472 and 664. New text fonts|
|1.9.1||Added "format","verify" and drive selection options to DSK2Disc|
|1.9.2||Added compatibility with PCW discs to DSK2Disc|
|1.9.3||Improved compatibility with PCW discs to DSK2Disc|
|1.9.4||Some optimizations and minor bug fixing|
|1.9.5||Added DSK2Disc compatibility for non-standard formats|
|1.9.6||Improved speed for DSK2Disc feature|
|1.9.7||Minor bug fixing|
|1.9.8||Long name shown at the bottom when selecting a file|
|1.9.9||Bug in directory change fixed||File:M4FEv199.zip|
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: