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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
405,134
VIEWS
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eye 405,134
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
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115,361
VIEWS
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eye 115,361
"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
ITEMS
85,096
VIEWS
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eye 85,096
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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38,694
VIEWS
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eye 38,694
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 12,706
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,879
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 2 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,749
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,457
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 3 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,456
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,427
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 1 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,259
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,180
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,132
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 10,780
favorite 4
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,412
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,181
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 10,049
favorite 9
comment 0
Jetpac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)[16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,541
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Software Projects
software
eye 9,426
favorite 6
comment 0
Manic Miner (1983)(Software Projects)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,407
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,983
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,854
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,708
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,562
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,432
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,354
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,238
favorite 2
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mikro-Gen
software
eye 8,204
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1983)(Mikro-Gen)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,203
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,157
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,131
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,100
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,052
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,872
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,845
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Coyote Software
software
eye 7,842
favorite 0
comment 0
100 km Race (19xx)(Coyote Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,821
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[lightgun]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,792
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cascade Games
software
eye 7,785
favorite 0
comment 0
19 Part 1 - Boot Camp (1988)(Cascade Games)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 7,737
favorite 6
comment 0
Atic Atac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,725
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Psion Software
software
eye 7,678
favorite 0
comment 0
3D Chess (1986)(Psion Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,430
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by R'n'H Microtec
software
eye 7,329
favorite 0
comment 0
Fantasy - An Adult Game (1987)(R'n'H Microtec)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Infogrames
software
eye 7,296
favorite 6
comment 0
Sim City (1989)(Infogrames)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,283
favorite 2
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,280
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 7,209
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,161
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,130
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,097
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,084
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,078
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 7,056
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Design Design Software
software
eye 7,048
favorite 0
comment 0
2112 AD (1985)(Design Design Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,032
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,025
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 6,929
favorite 1
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by DK'Tronics
software
eye 6,908
favorite 0
comment 0
2003 - A Space Oddity (1984)(DK'Tronics)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 6,880
favorite 0
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,873
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,864
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,856
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,811
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,784
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,772
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS Betu Puzzle (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,733
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[t]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,703
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 6,700
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,696
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cult Games
software
eye 6,684
favorite 0
comment 0
2 Player Soccer Squad (1991)(Cult Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 6,672
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 6,561
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Design Design Software
software
eye 6,531
favorite 0
comment 0
2112 AD (1985)(Design Design Software)[a2]