T2Tools 0.1

T2Tools package contains some Python scripts to convert between file formats used to store information.
T2Tools package contains some Python scripts to convert between file formats used to store information natively on the Acorn 8 bit machines and those used by emulators.

The basic Acorn Electron was supplied with only a cassette interface for data storage but, thanks to the expansion interface at the back of the machine, a number of peripherals were available to provide disc-based storage.

To facilitate the transfer of users' data from cassette to disc, Slogger, a peripheral manufacturer, produced a number of ROMs for a variety of disc interfaces. Each program, instead of transferring files individually, places them all together in a tape image not unlike those used for games on ROM cartridge.

I have written various utilities to convert between the tape images produced by the various ROMs and other file formats used by emulators. Currently, images produced by T2Peg400 and T2P3 have been read and files successfully extracted.

In addition, I have written some utilities for converting between other popular file formats, such as ADFS disc images, the "standard archiving format" (INF) and UEF tape files.

The latest versions of some of these utilities now use my CMDSyntax library to provide an optional graphical form interface for users who wish to avoid using the command line. The library is included in the archive, so you do not need to download it separately.

last updated on:
May 18th, 2008, 7:09 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
David Boddie
homepage:
www.boddie.org.uk
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Utilities
T2Tools
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