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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: Applications
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Quick Save v1.3 (1984)(Individual Software Service)
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 6 of 8)
Non Compos Mentis II - Pleasure Beyond Pain (1992)(Your Sinclair)[a]
Caves of Mines (1986)(Special Playgames)(it)[aka Life of Harry, The]
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 3 of 8)
Space Fighter (1984)(Special Playgames)(it)[aka Astronut]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
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Living Shit, The (19xx)(Kassoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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Space 7 (1992)(Scope Designs - Your Sinclair)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Quinquagesima (1989)(The Lords)[a][128K]
Bunpernbs (1984)(Special Playgames)(it)[16K][aka Starclash]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Don't Pull It Too Much George (19xx)(Sygma Press)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Mix Demo, The (1990)(Rafii Soft)(pl)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Drink 'Em (1994)(RST7)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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Seven Parchments of Kandos, The (1989)(Sinclair User)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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In Concert (1989)(Dennis van Berkel)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Moozik 2 (1990)(Anthraxx Developments)[128K]
Caves of Mines (1986)(Special Playgames)(it)[a][aka Life of Harry, The]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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For N Loop (1985)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Crazy Sample II (1989)(The Lords)
Mango Jones (1990)(Psychaedelic Hedgehog Software - Crash)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Signal Part 1 (1989)(Mikropol)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
District Line (1985)(16-48 Tape Magazine)[a]
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 8 of 8)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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comment 0
Missile Defence (1985)(16-48 Tape Magazine)[16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Exclamation (1992)(Pansoft)(Part 1 of 2)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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RTL Demo Volume 2 (1990)(Anthraxx Developments)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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comment 0
Podpersons from Mars (1990)(The Lords)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Piggy Punks (1990)(Hellenic Software - Sinclair User)[a]
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 7 of 8)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Little Demo (19xx)(Dynamite Duo)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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comment 0
Little Joke (1989)(The Lords)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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comment 0
Crazy Sample II (1989)(The Lords)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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comment 0
Ink9 (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
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Spec Term v2.03 (1991)(Raats)[128K]
Brat Attack (1988)(Players Software - Sinclair User)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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comment 0
RTL Demo Volume 4 (1990)(Anthraxx Developments)[128K]
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 2 of 8)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Ballpoint Adventure System (19xx)(Ballpoint)[a]
Hot Speed Championship (1989)(Special Playgames)(it)[a][aka 3D Stock Car Championship]
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 1 of 8)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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favorite 0
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Shuriken - Part 2 - Final Sequence (1989)(Crash)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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comment 0
Silly Demo I (1989)(The Lords)
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 4 of 8)
Herbert's Dummy Run Competition (1985)(16-48 Tape Magazine)
Long Way Home Volume 1 (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)(Part 5 of 8)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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Averno (1986)(Load 'n' Run)(es)[a][aka Go to Hell]
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Morsezeichengenerator (19xx)(-)(de)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Enjoy with PC-System (1989)(Br0mba)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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CIR-Demo 1 (1991)(CIR)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Silly Demo I (1989)(The Lords)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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Shuriken - Part 2 - Final Sequence (1989)(Crash)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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No Insight View (19xx)(The Lords)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
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Klaver (19xx)(-)(de)[a]
Street Cred (1992)(Mainstream Software - Sinclair User)[a]
Bobby Burgers - La Hamburguesa (1985)(Load 'n' Run)(es)[a][aka Barmy Burgers]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
If Then Loop (1985)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
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Linkword Spanish (1984)(Silversoft)(Part 06 of 10)
Computer Know How (1984)(Express Marketing)(Part 4 of 4)
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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Pool (1989)(Special Playgames)(it)[aka On Cue]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Sir Clive's Nightmare (1990)(Killer Klowns)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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Countdown to the Death (1990)(Crash)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Arrowfall (1995)(Vaxalon)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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Darts Lord (1989)(The Lords)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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favorite 0
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Shuriken - Part 1 (1989)(Crash)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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comment 0
Ballista (1983)(16-48 Tape Magazine)[a][16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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Mivisis (1989)(Special Program)(it)[aka Dominator]
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
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comment 0
Note Invaders - Staff 2 (1983)(Chalksoft)
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
eye 47
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comment 0
Fill (19xx)(-)(de)
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
eye 47
favorite 0
comment 0
MC Tutor (1985)(Hansoft)(Part 4 of 5)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Orange Demo (19xx)(Dennis van Berkel)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Applications
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Spec Term v1.03 (1991)(Raats)
Assassin (1990)(Psychaedelic Hedgehog Software - Crash)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Exclamation (1992)(Pansoft)(Part 2 of 2)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Demos
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Pyldro (1990)(Tornado)(pl)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Covertapes
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Ponlas en Raya (1986)(Load 'n' Run)(es)