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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
427,550
VIEWS
collection
eye 427,550
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
120,487
VIEWS
collection
eye 120,487
"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
88,430
VIEWS
collection
eye 88,430
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
ITEMS
40,314
VIEWS
collection
eye 40,314
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 12,925
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 12,064
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 2 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,934
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,595
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 3 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,589
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,572
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - A View to a Kill (1985)(Domark)(Part 1 of 3)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,392
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,316
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Live and Let Die (1988)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 11,266
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Licence to Kill (1989)(Domark)[a][128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 11,010
favorite 4
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,554
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 10,435
favorite 9
comment 0
Jetpac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)[16K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 10,304
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Lord Bromley's Estate (1990)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,656
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Software Projects
software
eye 9,648
favorite 6
comment 0
Manic Miner (1983)(Software Projects)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,509
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 9,066
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,930
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,786
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,648
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,536
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,427
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,356
favorite 2
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,284
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mikro-Gen
software
eye 8,270
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1983)(Mikro-Gen)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,231
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 8,225
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by U.S. Gold
software
eye 8,209
favorite 0
comment 0
10th Frame (1986)(U.S. Gold)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 8,123
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - Q's Armoury (1990)(Domark)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Ultimate Play The Game
software
eye 8,012
favorite 6
comment 0
Atic Atac (1983)(Ultimate Play The Game)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,959
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,940
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Domark
software
eye 7,910
favorite 0
comment 0
007 - The Living Daylights (1987)(Domark)[lightgun]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Coyote Software
software
eye 7,902
favorite 0
comment 0
100 km Race (19xx)(Coyote Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,894
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cascade Games
software
eye 7,877
favorite 0
comment 0
19 Part 1 - Boot Camp (1988)(Cascade Games)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Elite Systems
software
eye 7,846
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 (1986)(Elite Systems)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Psion Software
software
eye 7,785
favorite 0
comment 0
3D Chess (1986)(Psion Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,511
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a4]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Infogrames
software
eye 7,445
favorite 6
comment 0
Sim City (1989)(Infogrames)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by R'n'H Microtec
software
eye 7,410
favorite 0
comment 0
Fantasy - An Adult Game (1987)(R'n'H Microtec)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,360
favorite 2
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,338
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 7,303
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,225
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,199
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,174
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Incentive Software
software
eye 7,151
favorite 1
comment 0
1984 - The Game of Economic Survival (1983)(Incentive Software)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,150
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 7,130
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Design Design Software
software
eye 7,121
favorite 0
comment 0
2112 AD (1985)(Design Design Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,099
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a6]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic Added Dimension
software
eye 7,095
favorite 0
comment 0
180 (1986)(Mastertronic Added Dimension)[a5]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 6,997
favorite 1
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by DK'Tronics
software
eye 6,996
favorite 0
comment 0
2003 - A Space Oddity (1984)(DK'Tronics)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Alternative Software
software
eye 6,955
favorite 0
comment 0
1999 (1987)(Alternative Software)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,949
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,932
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,924
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,880
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,861
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[a3]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Laszlo Nyitrai
software
eye 6,825
favorite 0
comment 0
15 OS Betu Puzzle (1998)(Laszlo Nyitrai)(hu)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Mastertronic
software
eye 6,801
favorite 0
comment 0
1985 - The Day After (1985)(Mastertronic)[t]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 6,764
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,764
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Tartan Software
software
eye 6,757
favorite 0
comment 0
1942 Mission (1985)(Tartan Software)[a2]
Topic: Text adventures
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Cult Games
software
eye 6,756
favorite 0
comment 0
2 Player Soccer Squad (1991)(Cult Games)
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Codemasters
software
eye 6,741
favorite 0
comment 0
1st Division Manager (1991)(Codemasters)[128K]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Visions Software Factory
software
eye 6,621
favorite 0
comment 0
1994 - Ten Years After (1983)(Visions Software Factory)[a2]
ZX Spectrum Library: Games
by Design Design Software
software
eye 6,605
favorite 0
comment 0
2112 AD (1985)(Design Design Software)[a2]