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|SPECCY RESOURCES - REFERENCE MATERIAL
This page last updated on 2 May 2000
- There is a large collection of info available at Planet Sinclair II;
for more info, see the Essential Sites section.
- Pete Robinson has a Sinclair section on his Classic 8-bit Computers Page;
see the Essential Sites section for
- If you're a German newcomer to the Spectrum, you may well find the
introduction to Spectrum BASIC at Anleitung en
is Piotr Slawinski's site, and has some technical information on
various bits of Sinclair hardware.
- Geoff Wearmouth's Incomplete Spectrum ROM Assembly
is an attempt to create a documented copy of the 48K machine's ROM.
- Dan Crow's Lil Old Sinclair Computer Technical Information Repository
has the service manual, circuit diagrams, component layouts and part lists for
all the variants of the 48K Speccy, as well as stuff on the ZX81.
have some very good technical info on the Disciple available, as well
as utilities like MakeTZX and their emulator, RealSpectrum.
- The Russian Spectrum Machines FAQ
has technical information on some of the Russian clones of the Spectrum.
- The Sinclair Tech Info Web Page
- Paul Jenkinson's Spectrum Hardware
site. A list of all the various Speccy peripherals, with many
pictures, and even a Speccy Heroes screensaver for Windows 95 - well
- Spectrum history,
due to Mike Redrobe, has a few things, including scanned versions of
the White Lightning manuals.
- Damien Burke's Speccy Nostalgia Trip
contains a copy of the 128K Spectrum manual, and information on the Sinclair
Radio Watch and the ED FB level loader trap, amongst other things.
- John Garner's Spectrum Pages
have moved and are now on Demon; there's also a fair amount of
technical information available here, as well as a list of groups
still coding on the Speccy.
- There is a very full description of the WD1793 (the FDC
used by the Betadisk interface) as part of the Unofficial Spectravideo Homepage.
- Ian Collier's xz80 homepage - home of xz80, believe it or not, and also a listing of the bugs, etc which can be found in the +2A/+3 ROM.
- Thomas Scherrer-Tangen's Z80 CPU Official Support Page
has a large amount of technical information on the Z80.
- Sean Young's Z80 Undocumented Features
is certainly worth a read if you want to know about the dark corners of the
- Pera Putnik's ZX Spectrum Hardware DIY
site contains a couple of hardware projects, and the article he wrote about
Port 254 and Issue 2 and 3 Spectrums for the Technical Information section.
- The ZX Zone
by Cristian Secara is one of the few +3 specific sites out there, and
has some interesting information on that machine.
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