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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
Nov 10, 2017 IMS Software
software
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Adventure Game written by IMS Software in 1984 using a modified version of the Quill.
Topics: Adventure, Quill, graphics, Ghoulies, Quill games, Quill games, Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
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Zaphod Beeblebrox Intro 2 (1990)(The Mad Guys)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Zaphod Beeblebrox Intro 1 (1990)(The Mad Guys)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Yazz - Stand Up for Your Love Rights (19xx)(Alfa Soft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 255
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comment 0
Wix 3 (1989)(Hacker Chris)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
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Wix 3 (1989)(Hacker Chris)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 157
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comment 0
Wix 1 (1989)(Hacker Chris)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 278
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comment 0
Without a Name 2 (19xx)(Kassoft)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Without a Name 2 (19xx)(Kassoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Without a Name 1 (1989)(Kassoft)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
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comment 0
Without a Name 1 (1989)(Kassoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Without Sense (1990)(Primitive Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 92
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comment 0
With Out Flash (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
With Flash (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Wild Cat Part 3 (1990)(Sean Adams)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 124
favorite 0
comment 0
Wild Cat Part 2 (1990)(Sean Adams)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 118
favorite 0
comment 0
Wild Cat Part 1 (1990)(Sean Adams)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Wicked (1991)(Cat-Man)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 148
favorite 0
comment 0
What Demo (1991)(Snow Man)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 367
favorite 0
comment 0
Weird Science Megademo I (1992)(Weird Science Software)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 108
favorite 0
comment 0
Waiter, Waiter (1988)(Coolguys)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 362
favorite 0
comment 0
Voodoo Music Pack (19xx)(VooDoo)(cs)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Virus-Maker (1992)(Jacek Michalak)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 143
favorite 0
comment 0
Verisimilitude (1995)(Zack)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 100
favorite 0
comment 0
Vector (19xx)(Jacek Michalak)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
VGA Demo Volume 4 (1993)(Theo Devil)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
VGA Demo Volume 3 (1993)(Theo Devil)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 173
favorite 0
comment 0
User (1998)(Anestis Koutsoudis)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 78
favorite 0
comment 0
Ursa Major (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 191
favorite 0
comment 0
Unused Demo (1994)(Omega Software Graphics)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 328
favorite 0
comment 0
Unreal Demo (19xx)(Hacker Chris)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 212
favorite 0
comment 0
Unlimited Spirits Demo (1992)(ATMS)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 205
favorite 0
comment 0
Unlimited Spirits Demo (1992)(ATMS)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 120
favorite 0
comment 0
Union Jack (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Under Line (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Ultima II (1988)(TUC)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Ugly Scroll Routines (19xx)(AC)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 257
favorite 0
comment 0
Ugly Blaster (1997)(Stupidius)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 479
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comment 0
Turrican II - The Final Fight - Music Demo (1993)(Rainbow Arts)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Turbo Pascal (1989)(Szafran Soft)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 84
favorite 0
comment 0
Tune (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 88
favorite 0
comment 0
Trinitrotoluene 4 (19xx)(-)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 109
favorite 0
comment 0
Trinitrotoluene 3 (19xx)(-)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 191
favorite 0
comment 0
Trinitrotoluene 2 (19xx)(-)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 97
favorite 0
comment 0
Trinitrotoluene 1 (19xx)(-)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 93
favorite 0
comment 0
Triasun 2 (1985)(Mirage)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 105
favorite 0
comment 0
Triangle (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 258
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comment 0
Toxic Elephant (1992)(Total Eclipse - Your Sinclair)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 93
favorite 0
comment 0
Touch Me (19xx)(The Lords)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 81
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comment 0
Thieves Like Us (1989)(Coolguys)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Thieves Like Us (1989)(Coolguys)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 107
favorite 0
comment 0
Theo's Music Demo 2 (1992)(Sinclair User)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 58
favorite 0
comment 0
Tenner (1989)(D.V.B.)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 6 (1989)(TFF Team)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 5 (1989)(TFF Team)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 62
favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 4 (1989)(TFF Team)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 76
favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 4 (1989)(TFF Team)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 78
favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 3 (1989)(TFF Team)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 73
favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 3 (1989)(TFF Team)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 2 (1989)(TFF Team)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Mastertronic
software
eye 897
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzzz (1986)(Mastertronic)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 60
favorite 0
comment 0
TFF 1 (1989)(TFF Team)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Mastertronic
software
eye 264
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzzz (1986)(Mastertronic)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 139
favorite 0
comment 0
TDL (1988)(The Dark Lords)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Imagine Software
software
eye 338
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzoom (1983)(Imagine Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 76
favorite 0
comment 0
Super Sound 128 Part II (1989)(Jack Davis)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Imagine Software
software
eye 299
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzoom (1983)(Imagine Software)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 75
favorite 0
comment 0
Super Sound 128 I (1989)(Jack Davis)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Imagine Software
software
eye 253
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzoom (1983)(Imagine Software)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 87
favorite 0
comment 0
Strong Demo (1991)(Intruders)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Imagine Software
software
eye 263
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzoom (1983)(Imagine Software)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
eye 372
favorite 0
comment 0
Strip, The (1989)(Busy Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Imagine Software
software
eye 288
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzoom (1983)(Imagine Software)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
Jun 23, 2014
software
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comment 0
Strip Poker Demo (1992)(Talisman)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
Jun 23, 2014 Imagine Software
software
eye 286
favorite 0
comment 0
Zzoom (1983)(Imagine Software)[a2]