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#1 npturton OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 7:17 PM

Is there a definative list of all the 8 bit file extensions, what package was made to use them and how they are used (SIO2SD/SIO2PC/Emulators/SDrive) etc

I see there are at least these

.CAS
.XEX
.BIN
.COM

Native extensions

.BAS
Ian K ?
Rob C ?
Multiboot ?


File extensions to identify what version of OS/DOS is the file in

Im sure this would be absolutely brilliant if we could set up a full list of file extensions showing what hardward/firmware utilises them. Better to word the explanations as simply as possible so all new members can get a full grip of the multitude of file types

Maybe set the topic as a sticky?

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 7:28 PM

Emulation there's also .ROM .A8S .ATZ and a whole bunch more.

Some extensions are in common with other Win based programs so think twice before allowing certain file associations to take place.

Native machine, for the most part extensions are optional. Some applications use their own extensions.
Doses have some that are expected such as .SYS .COM

For the most part, language and binary files are validated not by extension but by sequences of byte/s at the start of the file.

#3 npturton OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 11:24 AM

no one going to step up and make this list to help us all?

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 11:38 AM

no one going to step up and make this list to help us all?


There simply is no official list.

It's common to use EXE for executable's, BAS for basic files and COM for command files and that's pretty much it.

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 11:38 AM

A topic should be sticky when it answers users frequently asked questions.

It's the first time in many years that a similar question is asked so I don't think I similar topic should be sticky at all.

In Atari 8-bit computers FAQ there is this part:
9.2) What file formats for entire disks/tapes/cartridges are there?

However, a complete list of extensions could be nice.

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 11:42 AM

I'll be compiling a list of extensions for use in the forthcoming A8 GUI at some point.

This is probably a good starting point: ATADIM

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 12:05 PM

See http://fail.sourceforge.net for picture formats, http://asap.sourceforge.net for some music formats.

#8 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 12:22 PM

See http://fail.sourceforge.net for picture formats, http://asap.sourceforge.net for some music formats.


Thanks for that one. I knew I had seen another PC app that had a list like that, but I was thinking it was AIS. FAIL's a nice app btw, appreciate that as well.

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 4:47 AM

ATR -> Disk Images
PRO -> Pro format disk images
ATX -> VAPI format disk images.

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 8:35 AM

The ATX file format and PRO format work with APE only, correct?

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 9:04 AM

There is work going on to do more with these formats. Atx will work with emulators now. I think that PRO still is APE ONLY.

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 9:06 AM

I don't know about PRO, but Altirra can open ATX. There's also a hacked version of Atari800Win PLus that can read ATX.

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 2:50 PM

Well,

some file-extensions can be found in the A8FAQ:

ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq

in sections 8.05 and 9.2. I once wrote an article for Abbuc magazine with an even bigger list, sorted by genre (pgming, gfx, snds, archiver/packer, etc. etc.), but alas I do not have the DOC or RTF file anymore...

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 3:51 PM

Here you have a list of file types for Atari800Win PLus (in spanish, but with the option to translate it)

http://atariteca.blo...soporta-el.html

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#15 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 4:02 PM

Here you have a list of file types for Atari800Win PLus (in spanish, but with the option to translate it)

http://atariteca.blo...soporta-el.html


For that matter, you have a list of file types for Atari800Win PLus in Atari800Win PLus:

File Associations.png

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012 12:01 AM

Altirra can handle pro images. The mac version of a800 can handle atx and pro images. The coder for the mac version let me use his atx and pro code in atarixlbox.




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