Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Beta DOS'

Rating:5 User: programandala.net

Beta DOS is a great enhancement of the original G+DOS, especially the implementation of random access data files, what G+DOS lacks.

This disk includes a program that fixes all known Beta DOS bugs, and a copy of a fixed system file. But it's better to create our own system file using the original unfixed Beta DOS 1.3:

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0014011

It will modify our G+DOS system file to create the new "+sys Beta" file. Then we can fix it.

This fixer program was published in May 1996 in the Format magazine (issue 9-9):

ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/magazines/Format/

The Beta DOS manual is needed in order to learn the new commands:

ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/hardware-info/MGTPlusD_BetaDosManual.pdf