Free Software to Download
Most of the programs in this section are written in BBC BASIC for either the NC100/NC150 or the NC200. And you can download them for free! Take one of the links below to discover the programs...
If you have any of your own programs to contribute, please email them to me at and I will place them on these pages! Also email me if you have a problem downloading one of the programs or if you find a bug.
1 : Downloading a program onto your PC using Internet Explorer
1 : Downloading a program onto your PC using Netscape
Some files that can be downloaded from this site are resource files for the programs (eg., PRINTER.CCP). These will not be shown correctly when clicked as they are not ASCII text, but they should still save in their original format (you can right-click their link in most browsers and select Save Target As...)
2 : Copying the program to an Amstrad Notebook
Copying files to the Notebook Notebook is easy using the disk drive. If you have trouble using the disk drive, you can also try transferring the program va the serial port as described in the next section.
2 : Copying the program to an Amstrad Notepad
Since the Amstrad Notepad has no disk drive, you have two options:
3 : Running a program
Once the program listing file is in the Notepad/Notebook memory, you can view the listing using the word processor if you wish.
To run the program, enter BBC BASIC using FUNCTION-B, and type...
...where filename.txt is the name of the program listing file, and press ENTER. Once the program has finished listing on the screen, type...
to save it as a BASIC program. You can choose any filename you want, and the original text program listing file can be deleted.
To run the program, type...
...and press ENTER.
To re-load and run a program next time you want to use it, enter BBC BASIC using FUNCTION-B, and type...
Do not load program resource files (such as PRINTER.CCP for Card Compiler) into the word processor as it corrupts them.