The latest version of ADF Opus is 1.2

An aesthetically pleasing logo by James Thomas

The ADF Opus Homepage


Coming up as sections in the page:

Screen Shot

ADF Opus screenshot


26 February 2003

Say hello to ADF Opus Version 1.2. New in this version is a text viewer for viewing simple text files. The viewer allows viewing of files that are not associated with an application under Windows, such as startup-sequences. The viewer is available through the toolbar and the main and context menus.

Additional improvements:

Thanks to all those who continue to send suggestions and bug reports. Would all users direct correspondence through the SourceForge facilities i.e. via the following links:

as appropriate, please. This allows everyone to benefit from others' experiences, avoids repetition and makes things much easier for me to manage. It won't take much longer to use these facilities than it does to write a standard email. All facilities are available from the project page. Thanks.

21 February 2003

ADF Opus Version 1.1 is released. This version includes several improvements and fixes including menu icons and file undeletion. The addition of file undeletion adds another new and useful function to Opus.

18 October 2002

ADF Opus Version 1 sees the light of day. This version finally drags Opus firmly into the land of the living. It contains forty-odd changes including fixes for all known and several previously unknown bugs, implementation of almost all the outstanding features I had thought of, numerous user interface enhancements and several updates. Installer packages are now provided for both source and release versions. See the release notes or the History page in Help for a complete list of changes visible in the release version and those only affecting the source.

Version 1 is the culmination of several years' work by a number of people, especially Laurent Clévy, without whose Amiga File system encapsulation none of this would be possible and Dan Sutherland, who did all the leg work and brought his initial inspiration to life. It's also much more complete and functional than previous versions. I have tested it as much as I can on Windows 98. Any feedback on your mileage on different systems, things that work well, or not so well, will be appreciated. I still have one or two more ideas for improvements, such as implementing the undelete functions of ADFLib within Opus but the bulk is now done.

At this auspicious milestone in ADF Opus' development, I would like to thank Dan, Laurent and all those who supported and encouraged me over the years of development. A special thanks, also, to those users who provided feedback and assistance and to all who use ADF Opus and have made it a worthwhile project.

So, where to from here? I will continue to maintain this site and provide fixes and improvements as they come to hand. Dan has expressed a passing interest in the concept of a wxWindows port and that would certainly make an interesting project and open up new doors to Opus' future. Only time will tell.

Best wishes,


30 September 2002

Welcome to the new SourceForge-based ADF Opus web page. This will be the ultimate resting place for Opus, excepting unforeseen circumstances.

Browse the Project page and have a look at the range of facilities available. They include mailing lists, forums, news, bug tracking and task management, feature requesting, CVS and release management. The latest code version will always be available via CVS and is likely to contain changes not yet available in a release version. If you are new to CVS, check out the CVS home and the CvsGui project right here on SourceForge. Older versions of ADF Opus are available from the Project Files page.

It would be nice to see some participation by other developers making improvements or submitting changes already made to the code. Updates will have to be submitted to me for uploading into the CVS tree. Ports to other platforms or a cross-platform framework such as wxWindows come to mind. All of the ADF management code is portable, only the OS-specific GUI code would need to be changed. If anyone is interested in assisting with such things, please let me know.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the new facilities and continue to find ADF Opus useful.


ADF Opus is a file management tool for ADF files and hardfiles. It allows you to perform most common tasks (like copying, renaming, deleting, etc.) with your ADFs without having to go anywhere near an emulator. Features include support for all filesystems (including directory-caching) high speed file copying, ability to access real Amiga harddisks and a powerful MDI interface.

ADF Opus may be used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence, either version 2 of the license or (at your option) any later version.


Most people will just want the binary archive, which contains the ADF Opus executable and documentation:

ADFOpus1_2.exe (574KB)

You can also download the source code if you're into that sort of thing:

ADFOpusSrc1_2.exe (1.90MB)

You'll need Visual C++ 6 or later to compile it. You can probably talk it into compiling with the Borland/Inprise compiler if you know what you're doing. The Help requires the MS Help Workshop for compilation and the installers, Ghost Installer. The source for required libraries ADFlib, xDMS and zLib are all included in the source archive.

See the Project/Files page for earlier versions.


  • Concept, design and code:
Dan Sutherland.
  • Amiga filesystem code (ADFLib) and lots of help and advice:
Laurent Clevy.
  • Help file, testing and suggestions for improvement and more code:
Gary Harris.
  • DMS->ADF conversion code (xDMS):
Andre R. de la Rocha.
  • The ADF Opus logo:
James Thomas (maintainer of Jambo).
The SourceForge Project Page.
Portable Amiga filesystem library (used in ADF Opus).
The UAE Amiga Emulator (*nix version, with links to other ports).
Win32 port of UAE.
Windows port of Fellow.
Cloanto's official A.Inc.-endorsed emulation package.
Ready-rolled Workbench setup for UAE.
Well established Amiga emulation site with comprehensive links section and great design.
The FAQ for the alt.emulators.amiga newsgroup. Contains details on using and setting up Amiga emulators and answers to many related questions.