Originally these disks were found as loot, such as in dungeon chests. But for many versions the only way to obtain these floppy disks has been to craft them. You can craft any loot disk by placing a Scrench and any loot disk in a crafting table and cycle to the next. Repeat the process to craft the next loot disk. The order is unspecified.
Showcased here is the OpenOS loot disk. The other loot disks look similar; they have different coloring and have their loot disk name printed on the disk image.
When floppy disks are inserted into computers their filesystems are automounted and the user can browse the files at will.
However, it is anticipated that a user will want to run the programs provided by loot disks as a natural part of their systems, i.e. they will want to install them. Thus in the explanation of these loot disks, it is omitted and assumed the user runs
install after inserting a disk into their computer.
A robot program for automated building following a plan file.
A software package for data cards. It contains a set of helpful and advanced data manipulating tools, including
inflate for compression, and
A robot program for digging holes.
A robot program for keeping it powered.
A software package for internet cards. It includes
A minimalistic irc client.
A robot program to build random mazes.
A software package for network cards. It includes various in-game LAN tools, including
A simple bootloader that gives power to choose which system to boot.
Craftable item. It provides a bootable medium and comes with an installer you can invoke by running
install. This is OpenComputer's standard operating system, which is to say that when you are reading the documentation, conversing in the forums or irc channel, or posting issues on github (unless otherwise stated) it is assumed the user is running OpenOS. Here is a more detailed explanation of its install process.
An alternative operating system by Magik6k.
|Items||Components||Debug Card - Data Card - Graphics Card - Internet Card - Linked Card - Network Card - Redstone Card - Wireless Network Card|
|Storage Devices||Floppy Disk - EEPROM - Hard Disk Drive - Memory|
|Upgrades||Angel Upgrade - Battery Upgrade - Chunkloader Upgrade - Crafting Upgrade - Database Upgrade - Experience Upgrade - Generator Upgrade - Hover Upgrade - Inventory Controller Upgrade - Inventory Upgrade - Leash Upgrade - Navigation Upgrade - Piston Upgrade - Sign I/O Upgrade - Solar Generator Upgrade - Tank Upgrade - Tank Controller Upgrade - Tractor Beam Upgrade - World Sensor Upgrade|
|Containers||Card Container - Upgrade Container - Disk Drive|
|Others||Analyzer - Texture Picker - Component Bus - CPU - APU - Drone Case - Manual - Microcontroller Case - Nanomachines - Remote Terminal - Terminal Server - Server - Tablet Case - Tablet - Crafting Materials - Ink Cartridge - Scrench - Hover Boots - Grog - Loot Disks|