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[[File:ZXSpectrum48k.jpg|270px|thumb|The original [[ZX Spectrum 16K/48K|16K/48K ZX Spectrum]]]]
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<div style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 20pt; text-align: center; font-style: italic;">Sinclair FAQ Wiki</div>
 
<div style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 20pt; text-align: center; font-style: italic;">Sinclair FAQ Wiki</div>
 
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This wiki is an attempt at rebooting the Sinclair FAQ
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The aim of this wiki is to provide an up to date repository for Sinclair related information on the internet.
  
At the moment it is simply an experiment to see whether the Sinclair community think it is a suitable way to take the FAQ forwards, and whether it will encourage participation and hopefully avoid the pitfalls that have plagued the original FAQ and the Tech Wiki.
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If you would like to contribute to articles please [[Special:UserLogin|register/log in]].
  
If this experiment is successful the aim is for it to replace the existing Sinclair FAQs and Tech Wiki as a central repository for Sinclair related information on the internet.
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==Current Status==
 
==Current Status==
The wiki is slowly growing, there are several full articles now but it still needs contributions. Please take a look at [[SinclairFAQ_talk:What Needs Doing]] to see what parts of the wiki you can help with.
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The wiki is slowly growing, there are several full articles now but it still needs contributions. Please take a look at [[SinclairFAQ talk:What Needs Doing]] to see what parts of the wiki you can help with.
  
 
==Index==
 
==Index==
  
'''[[Frequently asked questions]] - start here!'''
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'''[[Frequently asked questions]]—start here!'''
  
 
'''[[ZX Spectrum|Spectrum systems]]:'''
 
'''[[ZX Spectrum|Spectrum systems]]:'''
* Original models: [[ZX Spectrum 16k/48k]] | [[ZX Spectrum+ 128K]] | [[ZX Spectrum +2]] | [[ZX Spectrum +3/2A/2B]] | [[Timex 2000 series]] | [[ZX Printer]]
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* Original models: [[ZX Spectrum 16K/48K]] | [[ZX Spectrum 128]] | [[ZX Spectrum +2]] | [[ZX Spectrum +2A/2B, +3/3B]] | [[Timex 2000 series]]
* New developments: [[Speccy2010]] | [[ZX Spectrum SE]]
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* Compatible systems and clones: [[T34VG1]] | [[SAM Coupé]] | [[Speccy2010]] | [[ZX Spectrum SE]] | [[Sparrow]]
  
 
'''Spectrum internals:'''
 
'''Spectrum internals:'''
* Components: [[Schematics]] | [[AY-3-8912]] | [[The Spectrum ULA]] | [[Z80]] | [[ZX Spectrum 16k/48k Edge Connector|16/48k edge connector]] | [[ZX Spectrum 128K Edge Connector|128k edge connector]] | [[ZX Spectrum +3/2A/2B Edge Connector|+3/2A/2B edge connector]]
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* Components: [[Schematics]] | [[AY-3-8912]] | [[ZX Spectrum ULA]] | [[Z80]] | [[ZX Spectrum edge connector]]
* Behaviour: [[Contended memory]] | [[Contended IO]] | [[Floating bus]] | [[Spectrum Video Modes]]
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* Behaviour: [[Contended memory]] | [[Contended I/O]] | [[Floating bus]] | [[Spectrum Video Modes]]
  
'''Hardware maintenance:''' [[Replacement Components]] | [[3.5" external floppy drive on a Spectrum +3]]
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'''Hardware maintenance:''' [[Replacement Components]]
  
'''Hardware expansions:''' [[DivIDE]] | [[Spectranet]]
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'''Hardware addons'''
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* Floppy drives: [[External floppy drives on the Spectrum +3]] | [[Beta Disk]] | [[+D]] | [[DISCiPLE]] | [[Didaktik 80]] | [[MB-02+]] | [[Opus Discovery]]
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* Other storage: [[DivIDE]] | [[ZX Interface 1]] (Microdrive and ZX Network)  | [[MB03+ Ultimate|MB03+]] | [[Messenger]] | [[Mirage Microdriver]] | [[Multiface]] One/128/3 | [[Rotronics Wafadrive]]
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* Mouse/joystick: [[AMX Mouse]] | [[Kempston Joystick Interface|Kempston]] | [[ZX Interface 2]]
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* Printers: [[ZX Printer]]
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* Speech synthesis: [[SP0256]]
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* Networking: [[Spectranet]]
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* [[Modern hardware]]
  
 
'''Standards:''' [[IDEDOS]] | [[ULAplus]] | [[X80]] | [[ZXI standard]]
 
'''Standards:''' [[IDEDOS]] | [[ULAplus]] | [[X80]] | [[ZXI standard]]
  
'''System software:''' [[+3DOS]] | [[+3e]] | [[Open82]] | [[OpenSE]] | [[Spectrum tape interface]] | [[Channels and streams]]
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'''System software:''' [[Sinclair BASIC history]] | [[ROM images]] | [[+3DOS]] | [[+3e]] | [[Open82]] | [[OpenSE]] | [[Spectrum tape interface]] | [[Channels and streams]] | [[Loading routine "cores"]]
  
'''Software development:''' [[Z80 Programming]] | [[:Category:Specbas|SpecBAS]] | [[18x18 icon format]]
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'''Software development:''' [[Z80 Programming]] | [[:Category:Specbas|SpecBAS]] | [[18×18 icon format]] | [[BIFROST* Engine]] | [[BIFROST*2 Engine]] | [[NIRVANA Engine]] | [[NIRVANA+ Engine]]
  
 
'''[[Emulators]]'''
 
'''[[Emulators]]'''
  
'''[[:Category:File_Formats|File formats]]:''' [[FZX format|FZX]] | [[HDF format|HDF]] | [[PZX format|PZX]] | [[TAP format|TAP]] | [[TZX format|TZX]] | [[Z80 format|Z80]]
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'''[[:Category:File Formats|File formats]]:'''
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* [[:Category:Native file formats|Native]]: [[FZX format|FZX]] | [[Spectrum tape interface]]
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* [[:Category:Emulator Disk Image Formats|Disk]]: [[DSK format|DSK/EDSK]] | [[UDI format|UDI]] | [[TRD format|TRD]] | [[SCL format|SCL]] | [[MGT format|MGT/IMG]] | [[OPD format|OPD/OPU]] | [[D80 format|D40/D80]] | [[HDF format|HDF]]
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* [[:Category:Emulator Tape Image Formats|Tape]]: [[PZX format|PZX]] | [[TAP format|TAP]] | [[TZX format|TZX]]
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* [[:Category:Emulator Snapshot File Formats|Snapshot]]: [[SNA format|SNA]] | [[Z80 format|Z80]] | [[ZX-State format|ZX-State (SZX)]]
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'''[[:Category:Filesystems|Filesystems]]:'''
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* [[MGT filesystem]] | [[TR-DOS filesystem]]
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'''[[:Category:Companies|Companies]]:''' [[Sinclair Research Ltd|Sinclair Research]] | [[Miles Gordon Technology]] | [[SAM Computers Ltd|SAM Computers]]
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'''[[Timeline of events]]'''
  
'''Spectrum culture:''' [[Harry S Price]] | [[Matthew Smith]] | [[Where Are They Now?]]
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'''Spectrum culture:''' [[Harry S Price]] | [[Matthew Smith]] | [[Where Are They Now?]] | [[comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition]]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
[http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/ZX_Spectrum_technical_information The Tech Wiki] which contains corrections to some of the material in the c.s.s faq reference section, and details of new projects such as the ULAplus, and the "128Ke" idealised Spectrum 128K specification.
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* [https://scratchpad.fandom.com/wiki/ZX_Spectrum_technical_information The Tech Wiki] which contains older versions of much of this material, and details of the "128Ke" idealised Spectrum 128K specification.
  
[http://www.sinclairfaq.org/cssfaq/index.html The comp.sys.sinclair FAQ] which contains the majority of the technical information about the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81, and Spectrum range of computers
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* [https://www.worldofspectrum.org/faq/ The comp.sys.sinclair FAQ] which contains the majority of the technical information about the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81, and Spectrum range of computers
  
[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/WoSFAQ.html The WoS FAQ]
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* [https://www.worldofspectrum.org/WoSFAQ.html The World of Spectrum FAQ]

Latest revision as of 16:29, 20 June 2020

The original 16K/48K ZX Spectrum
Sinclair FAQ Wiki


The aim of this wiki is to provide an up to date repository for Sinclair related information on the internet.

If you would like to contribute to articles please register/log in.

If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering please check your spam folder.
If you have any issues creating an account please contact faqwiki@zxnet.co.uk

Current Status

The wiki is slowly growing, there are several full articles now but it still needs contributions. Please take a look at SinclairFAQ talk:What Needs Doing to see what parts of the wiki you can help with.

Index

Frequently asked questions—start here!

Spectrum systems:

Spectrum internals:

Hardware maintenance: Replacement Components

Hardware addons

Standards: IDEDOS | ULAplus | X80 | ZXI standard

System software: Sinclair BASIC history | ROM images | +3DOS | +3e | Open82 | OpenSE | Spectrum tape interface | Channels and streams | Loading routine "cores"

Software development: Z80 Programming | SpecBAS | 18×18 icon format | BIFROST* Engine | BIFROST*2 Engine | NIRVANA Engine | NIRVANA+ Engine

Emulators

File formats:

Filesystems:

Companies: Sinclair Research | Miles Gordon Technology | SAM Computers

Timeline of events

Spectrum culture: Harry S Price | Matthew Smith | Where Are They Now? | comp.sys.sinclair Crap Games Competition

External Links

  • The Tech Wiki which contains older versions of much of this material, and details of the "128Ke" idealised Spectrum 128K specification.
  • The comp.sys.sinclair FAQ which contains the majority of the technical information about the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81, and Spectrum range of computers