Command-line tool to read/write SAM-format floppy disks on a Windows PC . Written around the time of Windows95/98 because I couldn't seem to get any of the existing tools to work on my PC. Uses djgpp . Entirely possible that this tool will not work on modern PCs at all and has probably never been used by anybody other than me :-)
(from the included readme.txt)
SAM-DSK (c) 1998 dave @ spc
SAM-format floppy disk <-> .dsk file convertor
This utility creates .dsk files from 3.5" floppy disks that have been formatted for the SAM Coupe machine. It can also store onto a suitably formatted disk the contents of an already existing .dsk file, thus enabling the use of .dsk files on actual SAM Coupe hardware.
A single .dsk file contains all the information stored on a single floppy disk, in one easily-exchangeable form. Through the use of this utility, entire floppy disks can be effectively communicated by electronic means by converting them to/from .dsk files. Dsk files are also the means by which the SimCoupe emulator provides emulated floppy disk support.
DISCLAIMER : do NOT use this utility in a safety-critical environment, or if you particularly value your files, since there is a (small) chance you might lose data. However, I accept absolutely no responsibility for any damage this utility may cause, and you therefore agree to use this utility at your own risk.
NOTES: screwy stuff will probably happen if you try to convert a SAM-format floppy disk into a .dsk file stored on a floppy, unless you have more than one floppy drive. I don't know (as I only have one floppy drive so I can't test it) but, just to be safe, create the .dsk file on hard-drive instead. Same goes for converting a .dsk file into a SAM-format floppy disk. Please note that this utility will not actually FORMAT the floppy disk for you! You may only convert a .dsk file into a SAM-format floppy disk if you already have to hand a floppy disk that has been formatted to SAM format. This utility will merely store the .dsk data onto the floppy disk.
16 Sep 1998