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* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/java/JSpeccy.jar JSpeccy]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/java/JSpeccy.jar JSpeccy]
 
=== Windows ===
 
=== Windows ===
'''ZX Spin''' by Paul Dunn.  A popular choice which supports a wide range of hardware including addons such as the [[ZX Spectrum 64 Colour Mode|ULAplus]].
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'''[[ZX Spin]]''' by Paul Dunn.  A popular choice which supports a wide range of hardware including addons such as the [[ZX Spectrum 64 Colour Mode|ULAplus]].
 
* Runs on anything from 95 onwards.
 
* Runs on anything from 95 onwards.
 
* No longer under active development.
 
* No longer under active development.
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/zxspin0.666.zip Last stable version]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/zxspin0.666.zip Last stable version]
 
* [http://sites.google.com/site/ulaplus/home/zx-spin-and-basin Experimental version with ULAplus support]
 
* [http://sites.google.com/site/ulaplus/home/zx-spin-and-basin Experimental version with ULAplus support]
'''BASin''' by Paul Dunn.  Not strictly an emulator, but a Spectrum BASIC Development environment.
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'''[[BASin]]''' by Paul Dunn.  Not strictly an emulator, but a Spectrum BASIC Development environment.
 
* No longer under active development.
 
* No longer under active development.
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/BASin_r14c.exe Last stable version]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/BASin_r14c.exe Last stable version]
 
* [http://sites.google.com/site/ulaplus/home/zx-spin-and-basin Experimental version with ULAplus support]
 
* [http://sites.google.com/site/ulaplus/home/zx-spin-and-basin Experimental version with ULAplus support]
'''Spectaculator''' by Jonathan Needle.  Distributed as a shareware trial version; the full version costs 20GBP.  Reputedly very accurate and complete.
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'''[[Spectaculator]]''' by Jonathan Needle.  Distributed as a shareware trial version; the full version costs 20GBP.  Reputedly very accurate and complete.
 
* Runs on XP and up (older versions for 9x onwards exist).
 
* Runs on XP and up (older versions for 9x onwards exist).
 
* [http://spectaculator.com/ Spectaculator home page]
 
* [http://spectaculator.com/ Spectaculator home page]
'''Spud''' by Richard Chandler.
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'''[[Spud]]''' by Richard Chandler.
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/Spud0.204.zip Spud for Windows]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/Spud0.204.zip Spud for Windows]
'''RealSpectrum''' by Ramsoft.  Claimed to have complete accuracy, but we now know that was wishful thinking at best.
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'''[[RealSpectrum]]''' by Ramsoft.  Claimed to have complete accuracy, but we now know that was wishful thinking at best.
 
* Originally DOS-based, runs on XP and older.
 
* Originally DOS-based, runs on XP and older.
 
* No longer under active development.
 
* No longer under active development.
 
* Disappeared from the web when Ramsoft left the scene in a huff; copies are still floating around...
 
* Disappeared from the web when Ramsoft left the scene in a huff; copies are still floating around...

Revision as of 10:32, 25 March 2011

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 FTP archive.

Multiplatform

Fuse (Free Unix Spectrum Emulator) by Philip Kendall. Very accurate.

JSpeccy by José Luis Sánchez. Written in Java.

Windows

ZX Spin by Paul Dunn. A popular choice which supports a wide range of hardware including addons such as the ULAplus.

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

Spectaculator by Jonathan Needle. Distributed as a shareware trial version; the full version costs 20GBP. Reputedly very accurate and complete.

Spud by Richard Chandler.

RealSpectrum by Ramsoft. Claimed to have complete accuracy, but we now know that was wishful thinking at best.

  • Originally DOS-based, runs on XP and older.
  • No longer under active development.
  • Disappeared from the web when Ramsoft left the scene in a huff; copies are still floating around...