How do I get software onto the ZX80/ZX81 from the PC

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How do I get software onto the ZX80/ZX81 from the PC

Post by RWAP » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:53 am

Most emulators expect files to be in one of two formats for the Sinclair ZX80 / ZX81

Sinclair ZX80
- Either a .o format file or a .80 file (both are the same, just different file extensions)

Sinclair ZX81
- Either a .p format file or a .81 file (both are the same, just different file extensions)

These files can be converted to a .wav file on the PC and then played through the PC's sound card, which you can connect to your ZX80/ZX81 as though it were a tape recorder.

The program to convert the files to a .wav file is called simply:
zxp2wav.zip
File converter with C language sources
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Re: How do I get software onto the ZX80/ZX81 from the PC

Post by RWAP » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:00 pm

Of course, there is now also the option of using ZXpand which plugs into the ZX81's expansion port, and offers the ability to read/write directly from/to .p files on an SD memory card.

The ZXpand also includes a host of other features - see www.rwapsoftware.co.uk/zx812.html for details (including the manual).

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Re: How do I get software onto the ZX80/ZX81 from the PC

Post by ricardo6700 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:51 pm

Is there anything like this zx_p2wav_v0_04.zip for a Mac?

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Re: How do I get software onto the ZX80/ZX81 from the PC

Post by RWAP » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:23 pm

For a MAC - maybe try
The PlayTZX for MAC -
ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sincl ... 12b.tar.gz

There are several Windows versions, at least one of which will also play .p files, but not sure on the MAC version.

You could also try the Java based ZX81 Tape Convertor:
http://www.zx81stuff.org.uk/zx81/tapeut ... rview.html

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Re: How do I get software onto the ZX80/ZX81 from the PC

Post by Shaun_B » Sat May 13, 2017 3:32 pm

The ZIP file is corrupt and won't open on Windows.

Many thanks,

Shaun.

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Re: How do I get software onto the ZX80/ZX81 from the PC

Post by RWAP » Sat May 13, 2017 4:53 pm

Shaun_B wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 3:32 pm
The ZIP file is corrupt and won't open on Windows.

Many thanks,

Shaun.
Thanks - I have uploaded another version and attached it to the original post

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