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A more complete list can be found at [http://www.worldofspectrum.org/emulators.html WoS]; many of the links here point to the WoS FTP archive.
 
A more complete list can be found at [http://www.worldofspectrum.org/emulators.html WoS]; many of the links here point to the WoS FTP archive.
 
=== Multiplatform ===
 
=== Multiplatform ===
'''[http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/ Fuse]''' (Free Unix Spectrum Emulator) by Philip Kendall.  Very accurate.
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'''[[Fuse]]''' (Free Unix Spectrum Emulator) by Philip Kendall.  Very accurate.
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* [http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/ fuse homepage].
 
* Despite the name, has been ported to non-Unix systems including Windows and OS X.
 
* Despite the name, has been ported to non-Unix systems including Windows and OS X.
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/unix/fuse-1.0.0.1.tar.gz Fuse for Unix], [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/unix/libspectrum-1.0.0.tar.gz libspectrum], [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/unix/fuse-utils-1.0.0.tar.gz fuse-utils]; all three are required.  Your vendor/distribution may have a packaged version; the [http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/ Fuse home page] has links to some unofficial packages.
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/unix/fuse-1.0.0.1.tar.gz Fuse for Unix], [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/unix/libspectrum-1.0.0.tar.gz libspectrum], [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/unix/fuse-utils-1.0.0.tar.gz fuse-utils]; all three are required.  Your vendor/distribution may have a packaged version; the [http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/ Fuse home page] has links to some unofficial packages.
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/fuse-1.0.0.1-setup.exe Fuse for Windows]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/pc/windows/fuse-1.0.0.1-setup.exe Fuse for Windows]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/mac/osx/FuseForMacOSX-1.0.0.zip Fuse for Mac OS X]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/mac/osx/FuseForMacOSX-1.0.0.zip Fuse for Mac OS X]
'''[http://jspeccy.speccy.org/ JSpeccy]''' by José Luis Sánchez.  Written in Java.
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'''[[JSpeccy]]''' by José Luis Sánchez.  Written in Java.
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* [http://jspeccy.speccy.org/ JSpeccy Homepage]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/java/JSpeccy.jar JSpeccy]
 
* [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/emulators/java/JSpeccy.jar JSpeccy]
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=== 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]].
 
'''[[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]].

Revision as of 10:34, 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...