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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
collection
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
VIEWS
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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 10,587
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,258
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,870
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 2 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,749
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,505
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 3 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,491
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,481
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 1 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,430
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,246
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,225
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,199
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,900
favorite 4
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,672
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 7,978
favorite 9
comment 0
Jetpac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)[16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,603
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Software Projects
software
eye 7,484
favorite 6
comment 0
Manic Miner (1983)(Software Projects)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,222
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,194
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Coyote Software
software
eye 7,135
favorite 0
comment 0
100 km Race (19xx)(Coyote Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,093
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[lightgun]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,082
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 6,943
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,803
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,670
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,620
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mikro-Gen
software
eye 6,504
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1983)(Mikro-Gen)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Infogrames
software
eye 6,501
favorite 6
comment 0
Sim City (1989)(Infogrames)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,494
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,477
favorite 2
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,450
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 6,417
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,364
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 6,309
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 6,171
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,149
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,118
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,099
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cascade Games
software
eye 6,097
favorite 0
comment 0
19 Part 1 - Boot Camp (1988)(Cascade Games)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,090
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 6,066
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,060
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS Betu Puzzle (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 6,007
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,985
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,985
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Psion Software
software
eye 5,943
favorite 0
comment 0
3D Chess (1986)(Psion Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,929
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 5,925
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 5,788
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 5,719
favorite 6
comment 0
Atic Atac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by R'n'H Microtec
software
eye 5,664
favorite 0
comment 0
Fantasy - An Adult Game (1987)(R'n'H Microtec)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 5,616
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 5,610
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 5,593
favorite 2
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Martech Games
software
eye 5,505
favorite 2
comment 0
Samantha Fox Strip Poker (1986)(Martech Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 5,488
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 5,455
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 5,412
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Design Design Software
software
eye 5,375
favorite 0
comment 0
2112 AD (1985)(Design Design Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,372
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
software
eye 5,308
favorite 0
comment 0
1D Tetris (1998)(CSSCGC)
Topic: CSSCGC 1998
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 5,266
favorite 1
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by DK'Tronics
software
eye 5,230
favorite 0
comment 0
2003 - A Space Oddity (1984)(DK'Tronics)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 5,207
favorite 0
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,199
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,150
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,116
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 5,081
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[t]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 5,042
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cult Games
software
eye 5,019
favorite 0
comment 0
2 Player Soccer Squad (1991)(Cult Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 4,998
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)[128K]