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The Russian Spectrum models use the TR-DOS disk operating system. As more and more emulators support this, it is time to convert your disks to emulator files.
Lots of utilities to work with Betadisk/TR-DOS images are available on the net, and this is just a small selection of them.
Erik Kunze wrote some of these (EMPTYTRD, HOB2TRD and TRD2HOB) for the Unix environment and they are included in the XZX distribution.
- Russian Font Driver
Load this driver to be able to display the Russian characters in these utilities. [01/04/99]
- ANADISK and Teledisk v2.23
Handle real TR-DOS floppy disks on a PC, just as an MS-DOS floppy! It can also copy files across.
- Plug-ins for FAR manager v1.5x and up, all by HalfElf:
xTRD v0.9b allows you to open .TRD, .FDI and .TD0 images. [27/03/00]
xSCL v0.1b allows you to open .SCL images. [27/03/00]
xZXZIP v0.11b allows you to open Spectrum ZXZIP images. [27/03/00]
xCreate v0.2b allows you to create .TRD, .FDI and .SCL images. [27/03/00]
TDO decoder fix, which fixes some bugs and accelerates work woth packed TD0 images. [22/06/00]
XiSD, adds support for the IS-DOS disk format, as well as the .FDI and .IMG formats. [18/07/00]
- HOBETA v2.15 by SP-Cube Co.
Handle real Betadisk floppy disks on a PC, with a Norton Commander-like shell.
- EMPTYTRD by Igor Eged
Creates an empty .TRD disk image file.
- DISK2TRD by Igor Eged
Dump a real TR-DOS floppy disk to a .TRD image file.
- TRD2DISK by Igor Eged
Dump a .TRD image back onto real TR-DOS floppy disk.
- WRITETRD by Igor Eged
Copy .TAP or raw binary files to a .TRD disk image file.
Copy Hobeta files to and from .TRD disk images files.
- HOB2TRD by Igor Eged
Copy Hobeta files to a .TRD image file.
- TRD2TAP by Igor Eged
Copy files from a .TRD image file to a .TAP file
- TDCVT v0.10 by Sergey Erokhin
Converts .TD0 (teledisk) to .TRD/.FDI formats. [01/08/99]
- AMD Copier v0.1 by Paul Pavlov
Converts physical disks to .TRD/.SCL formats. [01/04/99]
- ZX Spectrum Navigator v1.13 by RomanRoms Software Co.
Superb GUI to deal with the filetypes .TRD, .FDI, .FDD, .SCL, .TAP and .SCR files [22/06/00]
- Floppy Disk Analyser v6.1 by MTC Medincom
Excellent tool to deal with physical disks (fully cracked). [25/09/99]
- SpecDOS v0.01 by Evgeny Barsky
A TR-DOS disk formatter. [31/12/99]
- SCL2TRD by Evgeny Barsky
Converts .SCL and .$b (hobeta) images to cut-off .TRD images and creates a boot loader. [27/03/00]
- TRDCUT 1.1 by Jaime Tejedor Gómez
Trim trailing zeroes from TRD images to (often drastically) reduce the image size. [10/08/01]
- Real Commander v2.0 by Real Software
A TR-DOS file manager [08/09/01]
- WinTRD v1.0 by Alexandr Medvedev
A TR-DOS disk managing utility for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 [21/11/05]
- ZX DOS
A set of utilities to work with TRD images, copy to real disks, etc. [25/09/99]
- The emulator Fuse, for Unix and Mac OS X, has “scl2trd” in the ‘additional utilities’ package.
- BetaDisk Dump Extractor v1.7e from Hansoft.
Available are versions for MS DOS, Windows and Linux. [30/06/02]
- HOB2SCL v1.0.0 by Matthew Westcott.
A perl script that converts Hobeta files to SCL format. [18/01/04]
- TRD2SCL v1.0.0 by Matthew Westcott.
A perl script that converts Hobeta files to SCL format. [19/01/04]
- TXDOS v1.0 by Flavio M. Matsumoto.
A Ruby script to perform operations (cat, format, save, load, erase, copy, new) on Beta/TRDOS disk images (.TRD files) and Hobeta files. [04/07/12]