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.
The Star Commander, a DOS-based transfer and conversion software for Commodore files
Star LFN, a long file name driver for plain DOS (development currently suspended)
Drive Letter Manipulator, changes drive letters under DOS (including the DOS mode of Windows 95/98/ME)
File Comparer & Browser for DOS, compares binary files in an interactive interface
C64 utilities, a collection of useful Commodore software, some of them written by me
PC utilities, a collection of DOS/Windows/MS-SQL software written by me
The X1541-series interfaces, the cables supported by The Star Commander and other software
Cables and adaptors, the complete list of all cables and adaptors discussed on this site
The X1541 Shop, an online shop to buy all kinds of cables and adaptors in
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.
In general, all pages on this site are available in English only. On some pages, you may find links to unofficial translations, created by others. If you need translations in other languages (including but not limited to German and Hungarian) or translations of other pages, please, don't ask the author of this site as he won't be able to provide them. Instead, if you find some information on this site useful enough, it would be nice if you translated them to your favorite language yourself and sent the author of this site a link to the translation. Thank you in advance.
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