Conversion of files to turbo systems and standard tape records

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Transfer games and programs from PC to your 8-bit Atari computer using just a data recorder.

Primary functionality

TURGEN SYSTEM converts files to various turbo systems and also to standard tape records.
Output of the program is a WAVE file, an electric signal on the output of the sound card, or a tape image.
Turgen System has special support for conversion of segmented binary files which includes a wizard and a set of binary loaders.

Auxiliary functionality

Support for Standard Tape Records

Standard tape records are fully supported. Tape images with baud, data, and fsk chunks can be read by the Tape image plugin.
Monolithic binary files, segmented binary files, BASIC files, and plain data files can be converted to standard tape records by the Standard plugin.

Hardware that can be used

Data recorders with or without turbo upgrades, data recorder replacement devices, compact cassettes, cassette adapters, MEGA-CD interface (CD-LINK), SIO2PC, ATART.

Transfer Speed

Data recorder with a turbo upgrade typically allows transfer speed from 2200 to 6000 bd.
With unmodified data recorder, you are limited to 600 - 800 bd and standard tape records.

Target Audience

Owners of Atari 8-bit computers who use data recorders or replacement devices.

Program characteristics

TURGEN SYSTEM is written in Java™ 2 programming language and it is a free software distributed under the terms of GNU General Public License, version 2.

System requirements

Suppored Turbo Systems

Czechoslovak or Czech

Turbo 2000, Turbo 2000 - kilobyte blocks, Super Turbo, B-TAPE (and compatible TURBO TAPE)


KSO Turbo 2000, Turbo Blizzard, Turbo ROM, Atari Super Turbo, Unerring Master Atari Turbo System, Hard Turbo, Lower Silesian Turbo 2000

United Kingdom

Rambit Turbo Tape


Omicron Turbo that provides unifying file formats and loaders compatible with large number of turbo upgrades

Supported tape image chunks

FUJI, baud, data, fsk, trXX (used by ATART and CAS COM), pwmX (used by A8CAS and a8cas-util)

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