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Why break new ground when you can dig up the past?
Remember the days when keys stuck down, the kettle boiled quicker then loading one game and at times it didn't load at all "R Tape Loading Error", When you sat for hours typing in code from a magazine for a DIY game (cheap skate) ... yet it never ran!... hundreds of lines of code with an unknown typo (somewhere)... priceless.
Well it never really went away and just for your pleasure we are proudly and somewhat sadly ready to release a .net windows emulator for you to relive it all over again, who needs super fast computers, amazing graphics, games in gigabytes when kilobytes could provide enough space to draw a stick man ( and we used our imagination to build the rest ) who needs Microsoft Windows and 8086 processing power when... Well... actually we do - without it this isn't going to work... anyhow download play, moan, and help out don't be shy, We need funding, and Your old spectrum tapes to preserve get them from the loft and don't bin them, kind caring homes waiting! So if you have something we are missing please help out.
Other ZX Spectrum related projects
Along with building the emulator we started a few other Spectrum related projects and when ready will be released here at ZX Spectrum 4 .net for public use - we are working hard... time and money permitting.
One of these off shoot projects is a portable tape database of ZX Spectrum cassettes, there's been some great work over the past hmm couple of decades, with new initiative ways of storing the "sound waves" on a tape and turning them in to digital files, thus allowing greater storage and flexibility manipulating the tape data, Some guys have worked hard to try and preserve and find all possible Spectrum cassettes to mention a few sites worldofspectrum.org - tzxvault.org - among others (if you want to be added to the links, contact us), each is not just the administrator or webmaster it takes many people sending in tapes and tzx / tape files and research in order to create such detailed databases and collections
well done guys keep up the good work.
ZX Spectrum cassette database
We have decided to attempt to consolidate the know cassette's (via their data) in an aim to help find the missing and unknown ones, but we also found many existing spectrum tools a bit difficult to use none we saw had any record of known cassettes, We felt anyone should be able to just plug in a cassette player into their PC and with a click of a button the image could be created and then checked against the latest known list / database of all cassettes ... sounds pretty straight forward ..? well its a little more technically complicated than that and still needs a lot of work, but first impressions of what we have so far shows some promising results we now have a local database application which will detect over 8000+ game cassettes and growing ... and hope to release parts / betas and other tools too... book mark us and check back.
Since embarking on the development of the ZX Spectrum Emulator we have created few tests in-order to get a deeper understanding of the ZX Spectrum Hardware ... more info here... If you have a real spectrum please check it out here
Thanks for reading, please if you can help out do so - Enjoy ZXSpectrum4.net Team.
Thanks to EVERYONE for showing their support by registering, recommending, praise, and helping it gain this great popularity..
Added extra Joystick compatibility
Bug fixed previous release!
More tapes added online
Added Interface for
Elite's Recreated ZX Spectrum Keyboard
New Twitter account
.szx file format added
+ Zlib Compression
Bug fix - [removing introduced bug]
Optimizing Code -[introducing bug]
Added ZX Printer
Added Full Screen
Added Help Documentaion
Added Kempston Mouse
Fixed Border timing
Fixed controller menu bug
Record .wav see Saving
+3 Model Added
Loads .DSK Disk Images
Thanks to Simon Owen ..
Check out his site simonowen.com
Jupiter Ace Emulator
New project, Released under microemulator.net
Please check it out, more to follow...
+2 Model Added
128k Model Added
ZX Spectrum Emulator for Microsoft Windows, developed under Microsoft .net framework.
It emulates all known ZX Spectrum behaviours, timing and models 16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +3 (including 3 inch floppy disk drive and tape deck emulation), Sound, Border, Basic, Snapshot saving and more... supported file formats include .wav .tzx .sna .z80 .tap .dsk
We've now included a couple of games in different formats to help those non technical get started, for more help please visit the help section
Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
( XP requires microsoft .net framework )
Latest Version 1.0.6313 Build: 35929 (32483)
If automatic setup fails use
manual download above
Setup click and choose 'RUN '
we need your help!
ZX Spectrum Cassette Database
In order to maximise the database we need to find as many cassettes as possible, from unknown ones to ones known but we are unable to locate.
If you can help us with any old cassettes you may have in the loft you no longer want or know someone that has then please contact us and give them to a good home, If we can't get there in person we can get them collected by courier - please don't throw them!
Don't worry if you have no old cassettes please register your copy of the emulator by doing so helps us obtain further hardware and software for the project, and plus gives you full functionality of the emulator.
Help by donating or registering
A big "THANK YOU!" to everyone the has donated, time, money, knowledge, tapes and hardware we are truly grateful - ZXSpectrum4.net Team.