Sinclair Wiki talk:What Needs Doing

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Migrate Tech Wiki

Some info has been copied from the Tech Info Wiki, but there's still more to do.

I recently updated the tech info wiki after it was pointed out that it a page on there was in need of updating, but completely forgot about this Wiki. I suppose we should clear pages on the tech wiki pages after migration? It'd be helpful to provide a link from the tech wiki to here, but I'm not sure how that fits in with Wikia's policies. —Zub 01:23, 3 April 2014 (BST)


We need articles on Sinclair related software, both for Sinclair machines and for running on other architectures. Guesser 20:19, 24 October 2010 (BST)

File formats

Snapshot formats

  • Implemented in libspectrum:
    • SNA 48K/128K (mention origin of Mirage Microdriver)
    • SP, SNP, ZXS (not SZX/ZX-State)
    • ZX82
    • SLT
    • +D-based '.plusd' using 22-byte header
  • Implemented in spconv:
    • SIT
    • SNX
    • ZX
  • Implemented in ASCD (SimCoupé fork):
    • SCS (48K/128K/Coupé)
  • Native formats:
    • +D and DISCiPLE (with register dump in directory entry and corruption in GDOS but not G+DOS)
    • Mirage Microdriver (include tape block info)
    • Multiface formats
  • Spectrum emulation under SAM Coupé:
    • +D/DISCiPLE snapshots as above
    • SC_Speclone CODE file with +D-style footer
    • 64K Messenger snapshots
    • FUXoft '.FUX' format.
  • Formats on old FAQ[1] believed to be undocumented:
    • ACH
    • PRG
    • SEM


Special:WantedPages shows current Red Links that need pages creating

Special:ShortPages shows pages sorted by length starting with the smallest. This helps you find pages with little or no info that need work. Guesser 21:39, 24 October 2010 (BST)


Incomprehensible walls of text get tagged with {{Copyedit}}; this causes them to appear in Category:Articles in need of copyediting. Have a knack for explaining things? Help out.

Style guide

We have a style guide but would prefer things get done that worry too much about strong adherence to this guide at present.