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Old 07-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default ZX Spectrum - quick question

Hello.

Is there a ZX spectrum that works programs and not just games?

Also, there is about 50 emulators here, can you recommend me the best of them.

Thanks, and any help is appreciated.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:21 PM   #2
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I've never emulated the ZX Spectum, so I can't speak from experience, but barring suggestions from someone who actually knows what they're talking about, I would suggest trying MESS. It's a popular multi-system emulator, so I presume the interface and such are at least decent, and it has support for the ZD Spectrum. Alternatively, I'd suggest trying any of the emulators listed on EmuWiki's Sinclair Spectrum page as having been updated in 2010.

As far as running programs goes... Again, I have no experience with the Spectrum but I would assume that any emulator that can run games will be able to run other applications as well. As far as I can tell, the Spectrum runs it's games off the same discs as other applications, thus games are really just a particular type of program (as opposed to some systems, like the MSX, that had a separate cartridge drive for games.)
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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As far as running programs goes... Again, I have no experience with the Spectrum but I would assume that any emulator that can run games will be able to run other applications as well. As far as I can tell, the Spectrum runs it's games off the same discs as other applications, thus games are really just a particular type of program (as opposed to some systems, like the MSX, that had a separate cartridge drive for games.)
Wow, thanks. I tried ZXSpectrum4 by datadevelopment.co.uk. and it only worked with some games(actually one game that it came with).

There is a ZX spectrum variant that used Magnetic tapes, but I don't remember the name of the variant.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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SpecEmu, Speecy are both fine emulators.

Using mess for ZX Spectrum emulation is like using a 18 wheeler to push a bike. (stupid analogy)
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