Commodore C64: PC Tools
This page lists some of the PC tools I use to
develop or support my Commodore projects. Some may also be useful
for you. There are technical tools, as well as simple tools to let
you list the contents of disk images etc.
Useful Tools for the PC:
- CBMDISK (40kb) is a PC DOS program that displays the contents of
a D64, D71, D81 or D2M disk image to the screen (now upgraded
to use a pseudo-Commodore font). The output can also be re-directed
to a file for storage or printing. Additionally a map of the disk
error information can be produced if an error-extended disk image
is being viewed.
- CBMBASIC (34kb) is a PC DOS program that displays the contents of
a CBM BASIC file saved in raw commodore format (eg. PRG). It has
tokens definitions for BASIC 2, 3.5 and 7.0. (now upgraded to
use a pseudo-Commodore font)
- CBMCART (32kb) is a PC DOS program that displays the details of
a CRT cartridge image (used by some emulators) and allows the
file contents to be extracted as ROM files for burning into real
- IEC-CRO (38kb) is a PC DOS based program that displays /logs the
activity on a X1541 equipped LPT port. If you have a fast enough
PC you will be able to accurately observe the IEC bus signals.
Models (88kb) is a collection
of CBM related macros for the third party digital circuit simulator
called DigitalWorks. Version 2 of this simulator was freeware and a copy can
here. Version 3 is commercial. The CBM related
macros are coded for version 2 so that they are available to all
users. Once your designs have been proven in the simulator, you
can use an ExpansionPort prototyping board to evaluate them. This
evaluation board was made by cutting a double-sided strip board
to size, glueing a breadboard to the top and soldering a wiper
socket strip to each track so that your wires can be pushed in.