John Elliott's PCW emulator for MS Dos: JOYCE. The best available, supporting LocoScript (v3) plus CP/M, (virtual) hard disks, limited use of actual disc-drives, parallel Centronics port, CF2DD format (CF2 also possible but not supported in the standard version). Requires bootable disk-image(s).
M.E.S.S.. Multi Emulator Super System. Emulator for various computer systems (runs on DOS), among others the PCW series, including the PCW 16 (latest beta version). Note that I have not been able to get it working properly.
Software downloads (CP/M or CP/M related DOS/Unix/Mac):
The SymbOS operating system for the PCW downloadable on http://www.symbos.de/. Look for the Downloads section and the PCW package (there are also versions for the MSX and CPC). You will need to extract the files from disk images and transfer them to the PCW, unless you use them in an emulator.
Their mission statement reads: "SD Microsystems Ltd, who took over LocoScript Software in 1999, are dedicated to the profesional support of the Amstrad PCW in general and all LocoScript products in particular. We offer probably the most comprehensive range of software and supplies for this market and can be contacted by phone on 08700 736427, by mail at PO Box 99 Thetford UK IP24 1NA, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our web site at http://www.locoScript.com".
Ansible http://www.ansible.co.uk/ai/index.html web page: AILink (excellent LocoScript converison software), PCW16 (for converting documents made on the PcW 16 Anne) and AnsibleIndex (freeware).
Luxsoft of Luxulyan PCW Help & FAQ's, Spares & repairs, Conversions from LocoScript, Masterfile 8000, Protext etc to MS Word, Excel etc.
Computer museums & Clubs:
Dutch Computer Collectors: Computer Verzamelaars Mailing List, een mailinglijst voor mensen die oude computers sparen of geinteresseerd zijn in oude computers en alles wat daar mee te maken heeft. Zie: CVML Yahoo! Groups.