DiskMaker 8

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

Program Features:

System Requirements:

Making a disk is now as easy as 1-2-3

1 - Select a Source Image
Selecting a disk image
2 - Select a Target Device
Selecting a target
3 - Make Your Disk
Writing your disk
You're Done!
Boot Your New Disk
Boot your favorite disk!

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.

Mark Percival

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