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A tool collection for processing tzx files

Project description

tzxtools

This is a collection of command line tools for processing TZX files. TZX is a common file format for preserving computer tapes of the ZX Spectrum, but also Amstrad CPC and C64. All the tzxtools are written in Python 3.

Features

  • Convert your old ZX Spectrum tape recordings into TZX files.
  • List, split, merge, and divide the blocks inside TZX files.
  • Extract binary content from TZX blocks.
  • Read hex dumps, disassembled Z80 machine code, or BASIC code.
  • Convert ZX Spectrum screens to PNG files.
  • Generate TAP files for ZX Spectrum Next and some emulators.
  • Disassembler also supports all undocumented Z80 instructions and ZX Spectrum Next instructions.

Installation

pip install tzxtools

Tools

  • tzxcat - Extracts data from a TZX file. Optionally disassembles, hex dumps or converts blocks to PNG.
  • tzxcleanup - Removes all clutter blocks and leaves a clean TZX file.
  • tzxcut - Cuts blocks from a TZX file.
  • tzxls - Lists the contents of a TZX file.
  • tzxmerge - Concatenates multiple TZX files into one file.
  • tzxsplit - Splits a TZX file into separate programs.
  • tzxtap - Converts a TZX file to TAP file format.
  • tzxwav - Converts WAV file tape recordings to TZX files.

See the documentation for how the tools are used.

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License

tzxtools is open source software. The source code is distributed under the terms of GNU General Public License (GPLv3).

Acknowledgements

  • I would like to thank all the people who keep the retro computing scene alive.

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