If you own a Sega Megadrive with a Super Magic Drive and an Atari ST
it is possible to connect the Super Magic Drive to the ST and use this
cheap copy-station as a development system. However there was no transfer
utility available on the ST, maybe because this combination was a bit
Since the Cyclone owned all these machines and he wanted to start
coding on the Megadrive he coded this little utility, which can actually
transfer *.SMD files from the ST to the Megadrive via parallelport.
This is the web version of the complete manual for SMDsend. It is also
enclosed in the download package.
What is SMD_SEND.TOS?
It's a transfer-utility, that can transfer Megadrive games in SMD-format
from the ST to a Super Magic Drive copy station. That means if you have
stored your MD-Games on a Harddisk, you can simply send them to your SMD
via the included cable. All you need to do is to connect the cable to your
SMD and to the STs parallel port. The SMD-unit will automatically run your
games after transferring them, so you can play them without putting them
on a disk.
Can I use SMD_SEND.TOS?
SMDsend is a useful utility for all those, who own a SEGA-Megadrive
with a Super-Magic-Drive-Copy-Station and a computer of the ATARI
How do I install SMD_TOS?
Simply start it by clicking on a *.SMD-file, before you can do this,
to install it as an application on your desktop. Select select
SMD_SEND.TOS and choose Options / Install Application... from your desktop
menu afterwards. You should now see the following dialog on your screen.
Enter "SMD" as document type and klick on the button install
afterwards. You should be able to transfer *.SMD files to the Super Magic
What do I need further?
You need a centronics cable for the connecting your SMD to the ST, you
can also use the floppy-cable of the floppy which is supplied with any SMD.
If you have no cable you can simple build one by connecting all pins 1:1.
Please note that the specifications of later SMDs or the supplied cables
might have changed, so you better check the cables for a correct pinout.
Refer to your Atari or SMD manual for more information.
SMDsend is freeware, it may not be sold, neither alone or as a part of
a compilation without the written permission of the author. If you bought
this you have been cheated.
Feel free to use SMD-SEND as often as you want. Any changes made to
either the program or this manual are not allowed to be spread in any way.
If you need any information or the sourcecode just contact me!
SMDsend has been tested for a very long time and it worked very well,
anyway it's always possible that some bugs are still left in the code. The
author is not responsible for any damages caused by the use of this
program or the mentioned hardware.
USING SMDsend IS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
And please, don't use this tool to transfer pirated modules, it is only
allowed to transfer backups of your own originals or of code you've done
on your own.
© 1989 X-Troll 1991 Heinz Rudolf (aka Cyclone / X-Troll)