Emulators

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An emulator is a program which reproduces the behaviour of one computing platform while running on another.

There are a wide variety of emulators for Sinclair machines.

List of emulators

A more complete list can be found at WoS; many of the links here point to the WoS archive.

Multiplatform

Fuse (Free Unix Spectrum Emulator) by Philip Kendall.

JSpeccy by José Luis Sánchez. Written in Java.

Spiffy by Edward Cree.

  • Spiffy repository
  • Available as source, and binaries for Linux and Windows, and can be compiled for Mac OS X.
    • Windows binaries are built by Guesser.

Windows

SpecEmu by Mark Woodmass. Freeware.

  • Runs on anything from 95 onwards.
  • No longer under active development.
  • Latest version

Zero by Arjun Nair. Freeware.

  • Requires Windows XP and above.
  • Homepage

ZX Spin by Paul Dunn. Freeware.

BASin by Paul Dunn. Not strictly an emulator, but a Spectrum BASIC Development environment.

Spectaculator by Jonathan Needle. Shareware.

Spud by Richard Chandler. Freeware

RealSpectrum by Ramsoft.

  • Originally DOS-based, runs on XP and older.
  • No longer officially available.