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The Software Library: ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced /ˈzɛdˌɛks/ "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. The machine was launched as the ZX Spectrum by Sinclair to highlight the machine's colour display, compared with the black-and-white of its predecessor, the ZX81. The Spectrum was ultimately released as eight different models; together they sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide (not counting numerous clones). The Spectrum was among the first mainstream audience home computers in the UK, similar in significance to the Commodore 64 in the USA. The introduction of the ZX Spectrum led to a boom in companies producing software and hardware for the machine, the effects of which are still seen; some credit it as the machine which launched the UK IT industry. Licensing deals and clones followed, and earned Clive Sinclair a knighthood for "services to British industry".

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ZX Spectrum Library: Games
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Games and entertainment software for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
collection
1,247
ITEMS
272,148
VIEWS
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eye 272,148
Applications for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
collection
760
ITEMS
64,801
VIEWS
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eye 64,801
"Cover Tapes" for the ZX Spectrum, consisting of the images of cassette tapes that would be attached to the front of magazines or sold individually as the monthly package of new shareware and demonstration programs associated with a publication. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot...
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
collection
475
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50,004
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eye 50,004
Graphics, sound and programming demonstration programs for the ZX Spectrum. Most are of "Demoscene" artworks, with a small amount of commercial packages providing reduced-function examples of the full products. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title...
ZX Spectrum Library: Educational
collection
149
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22,447
VIEWS
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eye 22,447
Educational and learning programs for the ZX Spectrum. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,560
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,231
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,844
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 2 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,724
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,479
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 3 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,464
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,456
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 1 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,404
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,221
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,200
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,174
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,877
favorite 4
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,648
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 7,951
favorite 9
comment 0
Jetpac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)[16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,580
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Software Projects
software
eye 7,458
favorite 6
comment 0
Manic Miner (1983)(Software Projects)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,198
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,171
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Coyote Software
software
eye 7,111
favorite 0
comment 0
100 km Race (19xx)(Coyote Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,071
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[lightgun]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,059
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 6,921
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,781
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,646
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,598
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mikro-Gen
software
eye 6,482
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1983)(Mikro-Gen)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Infogrames
software
eye 6,479
favorite 6
comment 0
Sim City (1989)(Infogrames)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,472
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,454
favorite 2
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,428
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,395
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,340
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 6,287
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 6,149
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,127
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,095
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,077
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cascade Games
software
eye 6,075
favorite 0
comment 0
19 Part 1 - Boot Camp (1988)(Cascade Games)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,068
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 6,044
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,038
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS Betu Puzzle (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 5,985
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,963
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,963
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Psion Software
software
eye 5,920
favorite 0
comment 0
3D Chess (1986)(Psion Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,907
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,903
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 5,766
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 5,696
favorite 6
comment 0
Atic Atac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by R'n'H Microtec
software
eye 5,642
favorite 0
comment 0
Fantasy - An Adult Game (1987)(R'n'H Microtec)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 5,594
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 5,588
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 5,571
favorite 2
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Martech Games
software
eye 5,482
favorite 2
comment 0
Samantha Fox Strip Poker (1986)(Martech Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 5,466
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 5,433
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 5,390
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Design Design Software
software
eye 5,354
favorite 0
comment 0
2112 AD (1985)(Design Design Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,351
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 5,286
favorite 0
comment 0
1D Tetris (1998)(CSSCGC)
Topic: CSSCGC 1998
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 5,244
favorite 1
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by DK'Tronics
software
eye 5,209
favorite 0
comment 0
2003 - A Space Oddity (1984)(DK'Tronics)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 5,185
favorite 0
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,178
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,128
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,095
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,060
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[t]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 5,021
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cult Games
software
eye 4,998
favorite 0
comment 0
2 Player Soccer Squad (1991)(Cult Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 4,976
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)[128K]