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Old 27 October 2010, 21:27   #1
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.FLR extension?

I got some very old files that I found on some disks I got when I bought my first A1200, and they have the .FLR extension. It seems they are some kind of database or spreadsheet data, from what I have inspected.

Anybody knows which software these are for?

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Old 27 October 2010, 21:39   #2
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Maybe this info will help; .FLR extension,
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Old 27 October 2010, 22:13   #3
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Uhm, this is an AMiga forum, right?
I am looking for an Amiga file format. And FLOOR TEXTURE has nothing to do with spreadsheets and databases.
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Old 27 October 2010, 22:31   #4
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According to what I can see, regarding the Amiga this time .FLR was a Folder (File Name Extension)

http://amiga.serveftp.net/acronyms.html It's about a third of the way down.
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Old 28 October 2010, 05:09   #5
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I'm quite sure it's neither of those suggestions.
Post one of these in the Zone and I will have a look and see what I can ascertain.
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Old 29 October 2010, 02:35   #6
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Thank you Minuous, I'll post one as soon as possible. It includes a list of games of someone so I am interested to see if there's anything rare within.
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Old 29 October 2010, 02:38   #7
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OK I attach this file here!
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File Type: zip AMIGASOFT.zip (20.2 KB, 116 views)
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Mega necrobump to this, which never was solved.
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Old 06 November 2017, 19:33   #9
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It appears to be some kind of database file. I have no idea which database program it was generated with and the entries are in a foreign language (looks vaguely Spanish to me, which might be accurate, since you're Argentinian, IIRC ).

The entries seem to describe Amiga software programs (AMIGA SOFTWARE POR PROGRAMA) by the entries Title (TITULO), Unknown (TIPO), Description (DESCRIPCION), (Number of) Disk(s)? (DISK) and Date (DATE).

I'm sorry if this is already obvious to you, but since you've had no replies in a while...
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Yeah it's a software list, that makes perfect sense! (Yes it is in Spanish

I really wish I could open this one up
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Old 06 November 2017, 19:36   #11
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I think we might just need to identify a Database program for AmigaOS.

BTW, what's the translation for TIPO?
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Old 06 November 2017, 19:41   #12
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"Tipo" means type. I am guessing this means type of game? It could also be "kind of like", for example, I see a reference to a game "like Kick Off".
Did you go at it with an hex viewer? Why did I not do that? :P Still pretty unreadable.
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Old 06 November 2017, 19:46   #13
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"Tipo" means type. I am guessing this means type of game? It could also be "kind of like", for example, I see a reference to a game "like Kick Off".
Yes, that makes perfect sense.

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Did you go at it with an hex viewer? Why did I not do that? :P Still pretty unreadable.
Yep, Cygnus FREE EDITION

A great little utility.
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Akira: There was a AmigaSOFT company in New Zealand selling pirated disks for about $2.50USD. Does this database mention anything about New Zealand?

I remember seeing using the Database viewer to view the game list before they swapped to a .txt format and using MuchMore.
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Old 06 November 2017, 20:09   #15
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Yeah I used to have that one, now I use a Notepad++ extension instead.
Anyway, hoping someone out there what kind of freaking spreadsheet format this is and what to use to open it! Maybe it isn't an AMiga format?

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Akira: There was a AmigaSOFT company in New Zealand selling pirated disks for about $2.50USD.
This is an Argentine list, not from New Zealand.
The archive name has nothing to do with the name of where this was sourced from or anything, it just means "amiga software" :P
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Old 06 November 2017, 20:12   #16
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i found something on Utility Vault 1b:
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Pen_Pal/Pen_Pal_v1.3.14/Databases" on Thursday 12-Jun-97 at 17:03:42
 Listings.FLR               10002    20 ----rwed 10-Jul-89 14:36:06
#1) tested with Pen Pal 1.3.4: file --> open database will open the amigasoft.flr file
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Old 06 November 2017, 20:14   #17
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NICE one emufan! I'll test.
PenPal was indeed a popular program back then.
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Old 06 November 2017, 20:19   #18
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Thanks, emufan.

I'm guessing that Pen Pal v1.3.14 is the name of a Database program designed for Penfriend lists, which might lend itself equally to compiling a software list.

Edit: Obviously, I missed emufan's test and your post, Akira.
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Did you go at it with an hex viewer? Why did I not do that? :P Still pretty unreadable.
Dude... even if you open the archive in WinRAR (and then "View" the file from within) or also open with "Notepad" you will see all the information prowler has provided
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Old 06 November 2017, 21:17   #20
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Regardless, thanks to emufan for nailing this one!

I opened the file up and can now inspect it

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