Pocket Tools for SHARP Pocket Computers
Pocket Tools are a set of programs with which you can convert between audio
records of all Sharp Pocket computers (from PC-1100 up to PC-G850VS) and binary
or text files of a Personal computer.
You can also connect your Pocket computer directly to any Personal computer with a CE-126P, CE-150, CE-1600P or other audio interface and transfer programs and data.
This way the communications between Personal computers with all Sharp Pocket computers should be possible for many years.
This package also contains the latest versions of Wav2bin, Bin2wav and Bas2img.
and writes all Pocket cassette file types, such as:
1. BASIC source and image from CSAVE
2. BASIC/C/Assembler source from Text editor Menu Cmt
or SAVE “CAS:file”,A (ascii)
3. ASCII data from OPEN CAS: or PRINT#n
4. Binary variable data from PRINT#
5. Binary code from CSAVE M
6. ReSerVe mode data from CSAVE
7. Database data of PC-11x0
You can edit these files with any editor on your Personal computer and convert them back to audio files for the Pocket computer.
You need any sound adaptor or sound card with a microphone input and headphone output. If the Mic input of your adaptor is very insensitive, then you should use a mic preamps.
the Pocket computer you need an audio interface, usually a cassette interface,
that suits your Pocket computer.
Download gamma version: PocketTools 2.1.1 c1d1 (zip) or PocketTools 2.1.1 c1d1 update (exe)
Date: 09.11.2021, recommended, stable, for public tests to release 2.1 RC
Included in the package: Revised English and German manual (pdf, quality for view), ReadMe (txt),
Portable menu for
Windows (English, German, French),
Windows 32-bit executables and many cmd scripts,
Sources (ANSI C,
tested with Linux 32- and 64-bit, Linux scripts, compiles with GCC for Mac OS X
or Android Clang 10 )
Sample files and Reserve Data of PCs, SuperTape for PC-1500,
Codepoint files for Kanji i.a. characters and keyword files for hardware extensions, PSPad syntax and context files for Sharp BASIC
First Installation: Copy
it to a USB stick or anywhere and go to the menu PStart.exe,
see the ReadMe.txt and Installation_for_Windows.txt
But you should
really read the manual because the "Pocket Tools" are a toolbox that
has to be configured
and NOT a plug-and-play app. You must be able to enter commands in a terminal window or if necessary,
to adapt paths in a BAT file and to remove comments.
Please contact me if you want to program an installation program or a more detailed user interface.
Please report bugs and hints by e-mail to Sharp-PCifhe.de. replace  with @
Pocket Tools is a
non-commercial private project. However, to make contact, you can also call peil
& partner ingenieure in Berlin during office hours.
In order to provide support, we always need parameters with which the tool was called exactly (copy text or screenshot) , the Sharp PC type and the file to be converted (packed with 7zip, if necessary).
Development state: prev. release current
Gamma c1c, stable PocketTools
Bas2img 6.0.9 c2d(1) 6.1.1 c1d(1) 6.1.1 c1d (1) 31.10.2021: PC-E500 double precision tokenized value with total number of digits 10
Bin2wav 2.0.9 c2d 2.1.1 c1d -
Wav2bin 2.0.9 c2d(1) 2.1.1 c1d -
Copy the download of a beta version into the POCKTOOL directory of the gamma version
News October 2021: Conversion of source texts with hiragana and
full-width katakana to half-width katakana using SJIS.cfg, Update
Utf8 <-> Kanji for PC-1360K, PC-1600K, PC-1500J, bin2wav --waveform=6 (96 kHz)
Support for Dsave-30U new Ver1.6 khx files, as with wav and tap files
Improved Wav2bin calculation of the begin of each start bit of the PC-1100-1500, less errors for signal sync
Improved folder structure, documentation and debug traces, Quick-Tape1 for PC-1500 included
Improved Bin2wav, sample frequency 48 kHz, more shutdown forms, louder devices, options for end of wav file
Wav2bin Parameter --start time (of sync), automatic Fast Forward to it
Bas2img beta 6.1.1 c1 Full image for the PC-E500(S) series with no need to go through TEXT mode
News November 2020: Version c2c(4): PC-1100, PC-1150 Memos, Tables
(image only), PC-14xx CASL, CAP-X, more compilers
All special character processing redesigned and significantly improved,
Codepoint files for G850, E220, E500M2, SJIS Japanese Utf8-characters,
more line formats, automatic line numbers and support for the transfer of assembler source code included.
for PC-1600, compilation with Linux corrected, device=CAS/CS refactored
I would like to thank the international user
community and all the people who made it possible to develop
this software in order to enable all users to continue using these pocket computers with their cassette interfaces.
Torsten Mücker, Berlin, developer of the versions from 2013 to now (2021)
Development: Login disabled due to pointless
hackers, is only enabled on request if required.
ftp://ftp.ifhe.de/public/SHARP_PC/BIGPC/ Manuals in print quality, actual versions, archive, news
(Users of a new Internet Explorer have to copy this address to the Windows Explorers - Do not click!)
Development history (up to beta 1.99 only): Pocket Tools History (German only)
Other informations: ftp://ftp.ifhe.de/public/SHARP_PC/
(only enabled on request)
Interpreting Assemblers for PC-1400 series
Extended BASIC for PC-1401/02, also with real, stable and fast RENUM,
Many ROM routines for PC-1401/02 (German Docs only)
Serial Driver vor PC-1421 with this USB cable http://www.sharp-cables.de/
BASic Software for ROM dumps and more helpful informations (e.g. for PokecomGO)