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X-Troll Products - SMDsend

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 rare. 

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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.

SMDsend Manual

This is the web version of the complete manual for SMDsend. It is also enclosed in the download package.


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.


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 ST-family.

How do I install SMD_TOS?

Simply start it by clicking on a *.SMD-file, before you can do this, you have
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 Drive now.

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.

DATA 0  <-->  Data 0
DATA 1  <-->  Data 1
DATA 2  <-->  Data 2
DATA 3  <-->  Data 3
DATA 4  <-->  Data 4
DATA 5  <-->  Data 5
DATA 6  <-->  Data 6
DATA 7  <-->  Data 7
BUSY  <-->  BUSY
GND  <-->  GND

Refer to your Atari or SMD manual for more information.

Copyright Notice

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!

Terms of Use

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.


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)


X-Troll a demo crew on Atari ST, Atari STE and Mega ST 16 bit computers was founded in 1988 and consisted of Sunnyboy, Nexus 6 and the Cyclone. Their releases were: Acid-Intro, Sprite Magic, The final Swobbler, The Longscreen, The Cyclones New Year Demo, AudioPac Demo, Digidrum Demo and the best Atari game ever Lethal Xcess, the follow up to Wings of Death.

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This page has been updated 04.05.2008