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The Joe Forster/STA homepage


This is the homepage of Joe Forster/STA, the author of The Star Commander and other software. No personal data here, because I don't think you would be interested; let my software speak about me instead. The main purpose of this whole site is to give you useful Commodore- and PC-related information and software, especially, related to transferring and converting data between Commodores and PC's.

Main pages

My blog

My software

Software and documentations by others

Hardware, cables and adaptors

Offline browsing

If you'd like to read the information on this site offline, download the HTML pages and pictures in a single ZIP archive (about 2.3 Megabytes). Note that no software, available on the site, is included in the package so you will get a "404 File not found" or similar error if you try to download them while browsing offline.

Browser compatibility

All pages are friendly to all browsers: no frames, no style sheets, no redundant images, no Java or Javascript, no audio or video plugins needed. Also, steps, including HTML trickery, were taken to allow text-based browsers to display tables properly. Other than these tricks, all pages have been validated against the "HTML 4.01 Transitional" standard. Photos are in 640x480 pixel, 24-bit true color JPG format; drawings are in 16 color PNG format, with a transparent background color, and, with only a few exceptions, don't exceed the size of 320x200 pixels.

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