An Apple II utility for converting software on disk images back to physical media. Based on Eric 'Sheppy' Shepherd's DiskMaker, DiskMaker 8 brings the ease of use and functionality of Sheppy's Apple IIgs program to the 8-bit Apple II world.
Version 1.1 - Released 25 January 2006
- Quick formatting 5.25" disks.
- You can now boot your new disk if you created it in drive 1.
- Full support for DOS 3.3 volume numbers.
- A couple of minor bug fixes.
- GSOS File Manager like user interface allowing user to easily navigate through volumes/directories.
- Optional Apple mouse support for instant ease of use.
- Multiple image format conversion capability including:
- DOS Order (.dsk)
- ProDOS Order (.po, .hdv)
- Universal Disk Image (.2mg)
- DiskCopy 4.2
- DiskCopy 6
- Supports AppleShare volumes for retrieving image files.
- Fully supports Disk ][ and SmartPort block devices for writing images.
- Automatically tells you which devices attached to your system matches the size of the disk image you selected.
- The ability to override the size matching destination feature allowing you to use mismatching volume sizes such as slot based RAM disks.
- Automatically formats the destination disk if required.
- Supports DOS 3.3 volume numbers.
- Optionally boots directly to your new disk.
- A 128K Enhanced Apple IIe, Apple IIc, Apple IIc plus or Apple IIgs.
- ProDOS 8 v 1.9 or later.
- At least two ProDOS 8 compatible storage devices for source and target. The source needs to be large enough to contain the disk image for target.
Making a disk is now as easy as 1-2-3
This software is Shareware. If you find it useful, please pay the US $5 shareware fee. Paying the shareware fee helps ensure that similar software will continue to be produced and supported in the future. Money raised will be put back into other Apple II products. It stays in the community!
Satisfaction Guaranteed If you are not satisfied with the quality and/or performance of DiskMaker 8, your shareware fee will be refunded.
Paying the shareware fee can be done via PayPal from your non-credit card source of funds.
If you prefer to pay by cash and don't mind dropping $5 in the mail, send me an e-mail for my home address. Sorry, but due to bank service charges here in Canada, I can't accept personal checks or money orders.
DiskMaker 8 Download Center Shrinkit Archive DM8v1.1.bxy BinSCII File DM8v1.1.bsq 5.25" Disk Image DM8v1.1.dsk
DiskMaker 8 is also available on either 5.25" or 3.5" diskette. Send me an e-mail for additional information.
Why DiskMaker 8?
I've always been frustrated by 8-bit Apple II programs that have a great idea combined with a terrible user interface. Equally frustrating is that often similar 16-bit Apple IIgs programs have very nice interfaces. Current 8-bit Apple II disk image utilities require you to memorize a prefix, file names and destination while being absolutely unforgiving if you make a mistake. After seeing the ease of use of Sheppy's Apple IIgs disk image utility, DiskMaker, I figured that there was no reason a similar program couldn't be done for the 8-bit Apple II's. Armed with my copy of ORCA/M I decided to do it.
DiskMaker 8 is the result of a 17 month spare time project. Written in 65c02 assembly and comprising 13,686 lines of code, it is my first fairly large program of this nature. It has been a lot of hard work but at the same time a lot of fun. I've learned a lot in the process. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I have had bringing it to you.
Apple II Forever!
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