Unofficial RISC OS Filetypes List

This version of the file was generated on 2018-12-18 at 17:57:41 UTC and lists only those filetypes officially registered and made public by RISCOS Ltd.

Updates

The latest version of this list is available from http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/acorn/doc/filetypes.

Filetype (and module) registrations are now handled by RISCOS Ltd.

Sadly, nobody has time to edit the official filetype list for public consumption. They would have to remove allocations for products which have not been announced to the public yet, hence this list.

Overview

000-0FFPersonal usage (non-distributed)
100-3FFNon-commercial distributed software
400-9FFCommercial Software
A00-AFFAcornsoft and other commercial software
B00-DFFCommercial software
E00-FFFAcorn

The minimum requirement for a valid allocation is that double-clicking the file loads an application and does something meaningful with it. Use existing file formats (not just within the Acorn world), and make data interchange as painless as possible. If your software is going to be distributed, get an allocated filetype to avoid clashes.

Key

The list has one line for each different use of a filetype. Each line has the format:

HEX S NAME DESCRIPTION; APP (ORIGIN); APP (ORIGIN).. EXTENSION

The list

TypeCodeType NameDescriptionOriginFile Extensions/Mime-types
FFFDTestTesttesttest
100R1stsheet1st
101RCalcsprdCalc spreadsheet
102RPerlPerl script (Also A06).pl
103RUniModeVIDC regs and ModeVariables for !UniMode2 screen modes!UniMode2
107ROreDBaseOregan Database Archivist Pro
108RDataVoxSysBeep sound file with internal chunk structure
118RAngbandAngband saved game file
11ARZ-CodeInfocom game file (a Z-Code program from old 8/16-bit machines new games can be compiled using Inform and played with Zip 2000) [.z1 - .z8]
11DRTAP!Tapes !Z80Em compressed 1-bit sound for emulators!Tapes, !Z80Em.tap
122RGeneticGenetic Algorithm data!MakeCreat, !Path, !GAAsm, !ViewCreat, !GALoader
127RMOPAC!RasMol
128RMOL!RasMol
129RAlchemy!RasMol
12ARPDB!RasMol
12BRRasMolSc!RasMol
138RMapprMap!Mapper_O 2D map with overlays!Mapper
152RPolyDataPolyhedron definitions for !PolyDraw, !PolyNet!PolyDraw, !PolyNet
153RCabri!Cabriolet (dynamic geometry)!Cabriolet.sna
156RPsiWordPsion Series 5
157RPsiSheetPsion Series 5
158RPsionPsion Series 5
159RPsiRecrdPsion Series 5
15ARPsiOPLPsion Series 5
15BRPsiDataPsion Series 5
15CRPsiAgndaPsion Series 5
16DROrganizer!Organizer
187Rawkawk scrip
18CRLualua script or compiled object file for !lua!Lua
18DRTaskLualua script or compiled object file to run in a task window.
1a1RLocateHolds search definitions and/or search results for the Locate file-finder.
1B5RDirSyncUsed by DirSync
1CARCashBookFiletype for the CashBook personal accounts package
3E2RVistTuneVistamusic Tune
695RGIFGraphics Interchange Format !Translatr, ChangeFSI, FYEO2, ImageMaster, ProArtisan24, Spr_2_Gif, WebGif2.gif image/gif
9F8RHD_BackJ!HD_Backup
A9ERChartDrwChartDraw application
A9FRGraphDrwGraphDraw application
AA0RMultiPltMultiPlot application
AAARRiscOS3(Acorn)
AC9RVFTeX virtual font [.vf]
ACARLaTeXLaTeX source (industry standard).tex application/x-latex; occasonally .ltx .latex
AD8RPsiMBMPsion Series 5
ADFRPDFPortable Document Format (Adobe).pdf application/pdf
AEDRSheetMacSchema configureSchema
AEERSheetWSSchema macroSchema
AEFRSheetSchema
AF0RARCWriteArcWriter
AF1RMusic!Maestro music!Maestro
AF2RPostTrayEconet mail in-tray
AF3RPostBoxEconet mail postbox
AF4RPostFileEconet mail filed
AF5RPostDataEconet mail setup
AF6RSimTraceASim trace
AFFRDrawFile!Draw/Draw Plus
B02RMetaMidiWorks Meta EventMidiWorks
B11RTTXscrptTeletext+ script fileTeletext+
B12RTTXpageTeletext+ pageTeletext+
B22RDFSImage!ImageDFS Image filing system for 5.25" DFS Disc Images!ImageDFS
B30RFuzzySheet
B31RFuzzySheet
B3ARSpellFrqWords which have been looked up in !Spellbank!Spellbank
B3BRSpellBnk!Spellbank user dictionary!Spellbank
B4FRAlphabetPicture Book 2 AlphabetPicture Book 2
B50RRGSCOptsChoices for Picture Book 2 etcPicture Book 2
B6ARIllusionIllusions Disk Magazine
B6FRWTModuleWacky-Talky module
B72RCompo
B78RMIDIWrksMidiWorks scoreMidiWorks
B7BRLifeMacroLife Life plane
B7CRLifeFormMacroLife Lifeform
B8CRSplitPart of a multi-part file.spt
B95RWimpBasicWimpBasic design files
BA0RZ80!Z80Em ZX Spectrum emulator snapshot!Z80Em.z80
BA1RSNA!Z80Em ZX Spectrum emulator snapshot!Z80Em.sna
BB0RBibleNts!HolyBible
BC5RImpDocImpression single file documentImpression
BD6RAudiowrkSound sample (registered as "Soundwrk" why?)
C24RArchitech
C35RCorlDrawCorel Draw
C46RUnixTarUnix tape archiveTar, Spark, SparkFS,SparkPlug.tar application/x-tar
C7BRPhoneNum!Grapevine phone number database including terminal type & key definitions!Grapevine
C85RJPEGJPEG image, (industry standard)ChangeFSI, FYEO2, ProArtisan24, RapidJPEG, SwiftJPEG, Translator.jpg .jpeg image/jpeg
CA0RMetafontMetafont source.mf
CA1RTFMTeX font metrics.tfm
CA2RGFTeX font bitmaps (uncompressed).gf
CA3RPKTeX font bitmaps (compressed).pk
CB5RSTSample!Tracker/!STracker SoundTracker sample
CB6RSTModuleSound Tracker music sequence and samplesAMFTracker,(freeware); BASTracker,(freeware); Digital Symphony,(commercial); Harmony,(freeware); !JukeBox; Mplayer,(freeware); ProTrack,(freeware); ProTracker,(freeware); S/Tracker,(freeware); !Tracker.mod
CD5RTabs
CE5RTeXTeX source, (industry standard).tex application/x-tex
D93RDDFImpression Document Description Format
F89RGZipGzip, (GNU Zip).gz application/x-gzip
F95RCodeA parallel of Data
F9DRDiscCDAcorn Access, (peer-to-peer networking)
F9ERDiscDPAcorn Access
F9FRDiscDAcorn Access
FB0RAllocateAllocate
FB2RMovieFSMovieFS, MSVideo for windows, Waveform, Quicktime for WindowsAnimator PRO, MovieFS, CineWorks [.avi video/x-msvideo, .wav, .mov video/quicktime, .fli, .flc]
FB4RDiscRAcorn Access
FB5RNoDiscAcorn Access
FBCRPBAbacusPocketFS
FBDRPBWritePocketFS
FBERPBCardsPocketFS
FC2RAIFFAudio IFF also used by {SGI} and professional audio packages [.aif .aiff .aifc audio/x-aiff]
FC9RWiniUtil
FD0RPCConfigPC Emulator configuration
FD3RDDEDebugDDE Debug file
FD4RMIDIMusical Instrument Digital Interface, (industry standard)Rhaposdy, (commercial); !Inspiration, (commercial); MIDIWorks, (commercial); ESPSynth, (commercial); MelIDI, (commercial); ReMidi, (shareware); Timidity, (freeware).mid, .midi audio/x-midi
FD5RRiscOS3RiscOS3
FD7RTaskObeyTaskObey
FDDRMasterUtBBC Master utilities
FDERVTSetupTCP/IP
FDFRVTScriptTCP/IP
FE0RAccessryArthur desktop accessory
FE1RMakefileDDE Make Makefile
FEARDesktopDesktop setup
FEBRObeyCLI commands, (Obey)
FECRTemplateWindow templates
FEDRPaletteDesktop palette
FEERNotePadArthur desktop notepad
FEFRDiaryArthur desktop diary
FF0RTIFFTagged Image File Format, (industry standard)ChangeFSI,Tiffin, (freeware); Translator, (shareware).tif .tiff image/tiff
FF1RRawDataRaw unprocessed data, eg terminal streams
FF2RConfig240 byte CMOS RAM configuration
FF3RLaserJetHP LaserJet print data
FF4RPrintoutDot-matrix printout
FF5RPoScriptPostScriptAiEps-Drw, (careware); GhostScript, (freeware); RiScript, (freeware).ps .eps application/postscript
FF6RFontFancy anti-aliased font, 4bpp bitmap
FF7RBBCFontBBC font, (VDU code sequence)
FF8RAbsoluteAbsolute ARM code, (loaded at &8000)
FF9RSprite!Paint/!Translatr sprite or saved screen
FFARModuleRelocatable code module
FFBRBASICTokenised BASIC program.bas
FFCRUtilityTransient program
FFDRDataOutput dataapplication/octet-stream
FFERCommandCLI Commands, (Exec)
FFFRTextASCII textChangeTxt, (shareware); Edit; StrongEd, (shareware); Uemacs, (freeware); Zap, (freeware.).txt text/plain

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