zxspeccy.com
ZXSpeccy.com is a dedication to the most popular computer during the 80's. Its appeal -even today- is a testament to its creator & genius: Sir Clive Sinclair.

 

zx hardware

zx81

This is one of my beloved speccys placed preciously alongside my PC.
Emulators are great for a 'quick fix' but get your ol' Speccy out once in a while, blow the dust off and power it up (if its still working!)

 

ZXSpin [v:0.6]
Speccy [v:4.3]
REALSpec
Spectaculator
Emulator..or the real thing?

There's nothing quite like that retro feel that simply cannot be replaced by an emulator. However, the convenience of emulators make for super-quick and instant game play!

The following Emulators are available from their respective owners and are distributed exactly as requested by the authors.

This website is not responsible for any damages arising out of the use of any of the emulators or links that are available on this site.

 

 
License:
Freeware
Author/s:
Mark Dunn & Mark Woodmass
Scope:
ZX Spectrum & Pentagon
Size:
2mb (37 x files)
Compatibility:
WIN (vista,xp,7,10)
Command Finder
Full Keyboard
QBasic Help Syntax
Impressive Debugger
Z80 Assembler
Tape & Disk Options
Speed Control
Video/Sound recording
Loads more..

 

ZXSpin
Download ZXSpin

This emulator has been around for some time - and it still works great! This is my favourite for performance, reliability and speed and has a ton of other features - only some of which are listed here.

The emulator has a small footprint and full colour palette control. Recordings are easily created and RZX record/playback is available.

Tape control is also stable and the emulator can handle multiple formats such as:

.Z80
.SNA
.TAP
.SP
.szx
Zipped Archives.

 

 

 
License:
Pay
Author/s:
Johnathan Needle
Scope:
ZX Spectrum. Android & OS
Compatibility:
WIN (vista,xp,7,8)
Also available for Android
Available for IOS

 

Spectaculator
Spectaculator Website

Spectaculator is available for PCs running Microsoft® Windows® 7/8, XP & Vista. Earlier versions of Windows are no longer supported.

Note that this is a paid version unlike many other emulators, however there appears to be a 30-day trial persiod after download.

 

 

 
License:
Free
Author/s:
Marat Fayzullin
Scope:
ZX Spectrum. Android
Compatibility:
WIN (vista,xp,7,8)
Also available for Android

 

Speccy
Speccy Website

Speccy emulates 16kB, 48kB, and 128kB versions of Sinclair ZX Spectrum, as well as Spectrum +2, +2A, and +3, and Timex Sinclair models..

Speccy will load files in .Z80, .SNA, .TAP, .TZX, .FDI, .TRD, and .SCL formats

 

 

 
License:
Free
Author/s:
RAMSOFT
Scope:
ZX Spectrum 16K, 48K, 128K, +2, +2A, +3, Didaktik Kompakt, Pentagon 128K/512K and Scorpion 256K.
Compatibility:
Windows (check website)
Also available for Android

 

Real Spectrum
Website

The website does not appear to have been update since 2006! However the links still appear to be active.

Formats: Snapshots: Z80 and SNA (all versions, both read/write). Tapes: TAP, WAV, CSW, TZX, and more (see website)