1581 Disk Drive - Tools

For CBM-1581, CMD-FD2000, CMD-FD4000

Updated: 3-10-2018

CPU: 6502 @ 2MHz
Disk-Ctrl: WD177X
ROM: 32 kB
RAM: 8 kB
Formats: GCR , MFM
Disk type: 1MB

Blocks free: 3160

Usage: 800K

CMD FD-4000 , 800K, 1.6MB, 3.2MB.

CMD FD-2000 , 800K, 1.6MB

FILENAME DECRIPTION

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

FD-TOOLS

CMD FD-TOOLS Disks (Test Demo Disk)

Contains Tools to :

Format Disks to : 800K, 1.6MB or 3.2MB.

Set the RTC Real Time Clock .

GEOS Related Tools/Drivers.

 

FD2000 or FD4000

FD

FD

 

FD2000 or FD4000

 

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PC BASED - 1581 TOOLS
FILENAME DECRIPTION

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1581COPY.EXE

1581 COPY.EXE is the best program around. It lets you use your PC Floppy Drive to READ (Create a .D81 image) or WRITE (Copy an .D81 Image onto a real 3.5" Disk)

This fantastic Tool works on any PC, (using Windows 98,XP, Vista, Win7.), with a 3.5" Disk Drive.

You will need to run it from your Command Prompt, (Usually located in C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe)

It uses a standed 3.5" PC Floppy Drive to Write D81 images onto 800K Disks, as used with the 1581 Disk Drive. (It is not recommended to use 1.44MB Disks, but if you do, you will need to cover the HD hole on both sides with a single piece of sticky Tape.)

You must have a 1581 Disk Drive or CMD FD2000 or FD4000, as these can read 3.5" Disks.

NOTE: Don't forget, you will also need to install "fdrawcmd.sys" for 1581copy to work.

NONE
C64 BASED - 1581 TOOLS
FILENAME DECRIPTION

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1581 TEST DEMO DISK - C64

The original TEST DEMO Disk as supplied by Commodore with this drive when new. NONE

1581 TEST DEMO DISK - C64

The original TEST DEMO Disk as supplied by Commodore with this drive when new. Version-2 NONE

BIG BLUE READER C64

BIG BLUE READER C64

Tiny Yellow Brother (C64 equivalent). It reads files from a disk formatted in MS-DOS format and transfers them to a disk formatted in Commodore format.

NONE

DFILER

Restore a 1541 disk image ".D64", from a 1571/1581 disk drive (large enough to hold .d64 file) to 1541 formatted disk . The .D64 file must be PRG type. Takes 17 minutes. NONE

GUNZIP D81-1581

Restore 1581 Disk image(.D81), from a Large drive , eg- HD or REU, to a 1581 Drive. NONE

DOS-1581.....

Read from MS-DOS Formatted disks in a 1571 or 1581 Drive, so as to be able to directly transfer Data, Text, etc, files to and from a PC and a C64. NONE

IBM-D64............

Copy 1541 disk images from an MFM capable drive (1571, 1581 or CMD FD-2000) to a 1541. (25 minutes, 6 passes). NONE

D64 - CP 1581.......

Restores a .D64 (disk-image) onto a 1541 disk from any Larger drive: 1581 or HD. NONE

D64 IMAGE CREATOR

Create .D64 disk-images from a 1541 disk to any Larger drive: 1581 or HD, restore D64 images to a 1541 Drive. NONE

DISK2FILE

Converts a D64 image to an ordinary file, Requires a C64 drive capable of reading DOS disks, e.g. the 1581. NONE

FILE2DISK

Converts a file to a D64 disk image, Requires a C64 drive capable of reading DOS disks, e.g. the 1581. NONE

MSDOS-COPY

Copy files from a 3.5" Disk formated on a PC with MSDOS, using a 1581, (set as Device 9)

NONE

DISC WIZARD v2

A General purpose Directory & File editing Tool. NONE

1581 DIAGNOSTICS

DIAGNOSTICS for 3.5" Disk formated using a 1581. NONE

MISC-TOOLS

MISC TOOLS for the 1581 drive. NONE

MAV1581-COPIER-SCPU+2MB

 

MAVERICK 1581 COPIER-Modified to use SCPU - Requires a SCPU +2MB RAMCARD

SCPU + 2MB RAM

1581COPY-SCPU+2MB

1581COPY- Requires a SCPU +2MB RAMCARD

SCPU + 2MB RAM

ULTIMATE LYNX

LYNX Tool - Works with 1581

SCPU + 2MB RAM

C128 BASED - 1581 TOOLS

1581 TEST DEMO DISK - C128

The original TEST DEMO Disk as supplied by Commodore with this drive when new, also includes a C128 based Picture viewer & Pics.  

1581 TEST DEMO DISK - C128

The original TEST DEMO Disk as supplied by Commodore with this drive when new, also includes a C128 based Picture viewer & Pics. Version-2  

BIG BLUE READER

BIG BLUE READER C128

Tiny Yellow Brother (C64 equivalent). It reads files from a disk formatted in MS-DOS format and transfers them to a disk formatted in Commodore format.

 

LITTLE RED READER C64

LITTLE RED READER C128

Tiny Yellow Brother (C64 equivalent). It reads files from a disk formatted in MS-DOS format and transfers them to a disk formatted in Commodore format.

 

SUPER 81 UTILITES

A complete utilites package that does almost everything: Format, Create Directory, Rename, etc.

 

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