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Old 12 March 2009, 18:45   #1
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Which speccy emulator do you use?

Hi all,

Just wondering what Spectrum emulator you guys use (if you use one)? I've tried a few, and wasnt impressed to be be honest.
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Old 12 March 2009, 18:52   #2
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The best one that I ever used was Spectaculator but it isn't free.
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Old 12 March 2009, 19:03   #3
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UnrealSpeccy ftw!
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Old 12 March 2009, 19:06   #4
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An Amstrad CPC 6128

*boom boom*
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Old 12 March 2009, 20:51   #5
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for the PC ZXSpin and for the Miggy ZXam and Spectrum 1.7 (I think it was). My fave though is Zxds, despite being on lcd demos run and sync great!
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Old 12 March 2009, 22:00   #6
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Spectaculator is very impressive.
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Old 13 March 2009, 00:19   #7
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Hey.

Just checked out ZXSpin - its pretty cool, although I had a problem with the mouse doing odd things with emulation turned on.

I was searching around yesterday and noticed alot of emulators had not been updated for a long time. One even required me to reduce my desktop colours to 256 lol.

£16.50 seems a bit too much for an emulator tho (Spectaculator).
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Old 13 March 2009, 00:43   #8
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but, is there an emulator for the Sinclair QL? I never had one of these but I was saving the money for one when I met this girl, yep you can guess the rest.
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but, is there an emulator for the Sinclair QL? I never had one of these but I was saving the money for one when I met this girl, yep you can guess the rest.
Let me guess : Milkshakes, the movies and some candles?
Here you go mate : http://www.kilgus.net/qpc/index.html
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Let me guess : Milkshakes, the movies and some candles?
Here you go mate : http://www.kilgus.net/qpc/index.html
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You only guessed 3 out of 4 mate! Now what do you suppose I got up to at the back of the movies before I had some candles
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You only guessed 3 out of 4 mate! Now what do you suppose I got up to at the back of the movies before I had some candles
Nothing you had to pay for I presume Anyway have fun with the missed machine matey

Edit : The answer is popcorn Damn, sometimes I just could kick myself
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I'll try mate! I'm a bit busy at the moment, you can guess why, but I'll hopefully have a look this weekend or early next week at the QL emulator
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but, is there an emulator for the Sinclair QL?
This one is very good, too:
http://www.terdina.net/ql/q-emulator.html
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A good while ago I downloaded several Spectrum emulators for Windows, because I had got hold of a copy of HiSoft Basic for the Spectrum which I wanted to try out.

I managed to get both them and HiSoft Basic working, but I never made any real progress with the application because I couldn't figure out which Windows key was mapped to produce an equals sign (=).

I've never had another go at it since, although I still have the files I collected. Has anyone else come across this problem, or managed to solve it / knows the solution?

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I managed to get both them and HiSoft Basic working, but I never made any real progress with the application because I couldn't figure out which Windows key was mapped to produce an equals sign (=).
Perhaps you know it, but the ZX Spectrum has tokens printed on its keys. Some characters can only be obtained by pressing some keys' combinations, and there are different "modes": CAPS, EXTENDED, etc.
The equal sign can be obtained by pressing (on the real Spectrum) the "SYMBOL SHIFT" key (keeping it pressed) and the "L" key.

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Perhaps you know it, but the ZX Spectrum has tokens printed on its keys. Some characters can only be obtained by pressing some keys' combinations, and there are different "modes": CAPS, EXTENDED, etc.
The equal sign can be obtained by pressing (on the real Spectrum) the "SYMBOL SHIFT" key and the "L" key.
Yes, I downloaded some hi-res pictures of the Spectrum keyboard and realized that it was obtained by a double or triple key press on the emulated machine, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to do it on the Windows keyboard, and eventually I gave up.

I've now got HiSoft Basic 1 and 2 for the Amiga, so there's really no need to revisit the Spectrum emulation, but I was just wondering whether anyone else had problems with the keyboard emulation or whether it was just me not RTFMing (but I'm not usually like that ).
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Hi prowler, so you didn't own a real Spectrum (I had it when it came out, and the C64 too). You lost a great machine! I mean, very nice software was made for it.
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Amiga68k - aspemu (zx-live is very good too)
Linux - fuse
Windows - spectaculator, emuzwin

My fave are aspemu and zx-live. Aspemu needs ahi4sound, runs very well (68040 25 no mmu.library). ZX-live has problems with tzx format.
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Amiga - ZXAM (although still looking for better, and i see there is a new version of ZX-Live on aminet)
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