RISC OS 3.1x FTP space

Files here are suitable for RISC OS 3.10/3.11


Acorn Computers FTP

This page contains free of charge downloads suitable for RISC OS 3.10 or 3.11. If you are using a different version of RISC OS then please return to the main FTP index page and select the correct version of RISC OS. If you install items designed for a different version of RISC OS then you may encounter problems and have to rebuild your !Boot sequence.

Software Licence & Disclaimer

The software downloads available here are free of charge and with no guarantee. Please read this disclaimer before downloading any files. 3QD Developments Ltd grants to each person ("User") who downloads software from this server a personal non-transferable non-exclusive limited license to the User to use the software solely for their own purpose on an Acorn computer or emulator running the appropriate version of RISC OS. To read the full licence please click here.

It is a condition of downloading software from this server that you comply with the Software licence conditions. By the act of downloading any item of software you are deemed to have read and accepted both the licence conditions and disclaimer.

FREE of charge downloads for RISC OS 3.10/3.11


Self Extracting SparkFS
All of the downloads from this site are compressed inside archives. You will need a way of decompressing these archives under RISC OS. If you don't already have a suitable de-archiving tool for RISC OS then we recommend using the read only version of SparkFS. Please click here for installation instructions.


Universal !Boot Sequence
The Universal !Boot sequence is suitable for RISC OS 3.10 to RISC OS 3.70 either installed on an Acorn computer or an emulator. It contains all the files needed to boot RISC OS into the desktop. This includes !System, !Scrap, !Fonts etc. It also contains the RISC OS 3.7 style configure system and more besides. Please click here for installation instructions.

The archive linked to on the left is a special version modified for RISC OS 3.1 which has many of the parts which are only sutable for the RiscPC or A7000 removed. As a result it is much smaller and more efficient than the full version. If you fo want the complete version that is available here

Printers 1.53

Printers 1.53
Printers 1.53 is suitable for RISC OS 3.10 to RISC OS 3.70. It can also be used on later versions of RISC OS if needed.

Printers 1.53 Fix

Printers 1.53 Fix
This update kit for !Printers 1.53 tackles two problems that have affected some users.
Firstly established applications, that printed reliably with !Printers 1.28, sometimes encounter errors and fail to complete a print.
Secondly Newer Hewlett Packard printers cannot be used because output to them from the Acorn parallel port is extremely slow (most common on A5000)

The downloads below provide a copy of the original RISC OS 3.10 disc build. They are only suitable for an original Acorn Computers with RISC OS 3.10 or 3.11 in ROM.

Apps Disc 1

Apps Disc 1
This contains the contents of RISC OS 3.10 Apps Disc 1. !FontPrint, !Fonts, !PrintEdit, !Printers, !Scrap, !SetIcons, !Squash, !System, DrawDemo, PaintDemo and ReadMe. Note that some of these components are superceded by the Universal !Boot Sequence.

Apps Disc 2

Apps Disc 2
This contains the contents of RISC OS 3.10 Apps Disc 2. !65Host, !65Tube, !AlarmConv, !Clock, !Hform, !Madness, !Maestro, !Magnifier, !Patience, !Puzzle, !SciCalc, !Tinydirs, !TVTest, !Usage, Printers, Tunes and Tutorials.


!NetUtils is a patch utility to load the NetUtils, FilerUtil and BorderUtil modules. The NetUtils module is only required for machines using a Level 4 network (Econet or Ethernet) network with NetFS 5.78 (as supplied in the RISC OS 3 Version 3.10 and 3.11 ROM).


Serial - RISC OS 3.10 **only**
Two modules designed to run under RISC OS 3.10, and improve integrity of serial communications (particularly receiving) at speeds of 9600 baud and above. They were included in the ROM distribution of RISC OS 3.11.


The Support disc contains patches to allow some RISC OS 2 software to run on RISC OS 3. Also included are some extra utilities such as !ChangeFSI and !T1toFont.

FREE of charge updates/patches for RISC OS 3.1x


This program provides a 'new look' for computers fitted with RISC OS 3.10 (or later). It adds support for 3D appearance of windows, and for a 'textured' background to the desktop. The use of !NewLook replaces the use of !SetIcons from the applications suite.


This archive holds a set of updated applications designed to work correctly with the NewLook "3D" graphics style. Apps included are !Alarm, !Calc, !ChangeFSI, !Chars, !PrintEdit, !T1ToFont and a pair of simple BASIC programs to switch between 2D and 3D.


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