SD2IEC DIRPLUS V4.1

-- For Commodore 64, Plus/4 and Vic-20 --


DIRPLUS is a SD2IEC file browser, program starter and file manager solution for your Commodore 8 bit home computer. My goal with the file management functionality has been that you never should have to put your SD card in a modern computer for file managing.

You can copy and paste files between folders, rename files etc. You can view some file formats and even extract files from disk images. You can also set 16 global tools that you can reach from any folder or disk image. For example, start an outside word processor inside of a disk image that only contains text files.


C64

The versions for the different computers are part of the same installation and the correct program is loaded when starting the program "D". This way, you can use the same SD card for all of your Commodore 8 bit home computers.


Download

SD2IEC DIR PLUS V4.1
(manual NOT included):
dirplus410.zip

Instructions manual
dirplus.pdf

Computer model support chart

ComputerDirPlus functionalitySoft Jiffy disk turbo included
C64FullNo. (Most C64 users have a fast loader cartridge anyway).
Plus/4 (or expanded C16)FullYes, but possible to turn off permanently.
Unexpanded C16Partial. (It's slower and lacks the most recent functions).Yes, but possible to turn off permanently.
Vic-20Partial. More functionality with ram expansion than without. Also includes special Vic-20 features. Yes. Selectable at startup.
C128 in 128 modeNo (cbm file browser 128 is started instead).Yes

News in V4.1 (October 2020)

    * The C64 and Plus/4 versions now have some Pi1541 support. If you have both a SD2IEC and a Pi1541 connected, then start DirPlus from the SD2IEC and everything will work inside disk images on the Pi1541. In browse mode however, not everything will work. Remember to NOT use any spaces in file names in browse mode. You can browse around, rename files, delete files, create disk swap lists, enter disk images, start programs, create new d64s but that’s about it.

    If you only have a Pi1541 connected, then the program to start is “64” for the C64. (You will find it in the dirplus folder). For the Plus/4 it’s the file “DP”. Put these two wherever you like on your Pi1541 SD card, for example in FB.D64.

    Please note that many features of DirPlus are dependent upon external files or the sd2iec file structure. None of these functions will work with Pi1541 only, for example the text reader, image viewer, copying files between folders, global tools and links.

    I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get around the incompatibility of the Pi1541 but unfortunately it still locks occasionally. You will probably not experience this though, but if you do, then just press runstop+restore and then run.

    * C64/Plus4: You can now press Commodore + N to format the drive. (Don’t worry, there will be security questions for you). On Pi1541 this will create an empty d64 image. That’s why I added it.

    * C64/Plus4: The free number of blocks will now be shown, but only if it’s less than 300.

    * C64/Plus4: Device not present error check.

    * Includes a C64 Bonus Tune called “Drive 8”. Two versions for different SID chip versions are included. The 8580 version is mainly for late C64s while the 6581 version is for early C64s and most C128s. If your C64 has the graphical symbols on the top of the keys, then it’s the 8580.

    To upgrade Dirplus to V4.1, just copy everything from the downloaded DIRPLUS folder to your SD card's DIRPLUS folder. Also replace the D starter in the root directory.


(Old) videos

Video from 2020: The new features of V3.0


Video from 2018: Dir Plus V1.0


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