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This page last updated on 11 Aug 2000
- Lee Friend's 100% ZX Spectrum: some history and a couple of downloads.
- Karl O'Brien's 48K Heaven - Speccy Spectacular: some games and a copy of Z80.
- 8-bit computers: some retro-computing stuff for sale (including Speccy games).
- The Acorn Emulation Page: reviews of some Speccy emulators for RISC OS.
- Adrian Petford's Home Page: a few Speccy resources on it.
- Tony Austin's [Alt] - [Tab]: claims to be 'a different kind of Speccy Web site', but looks like the standard games/emulators/links to me :-)
- The Alternative Rubber Infested Sinclair Archive: some stuff, but not updated since July 1996.
- The Arctic Computer & Console Museum: pictures of various machines, including the Speccy.
- BrandNew has some games for download.
- Bruno Rino's Links Page: a few Speccy links at the bottom.
- BUBL Link: a rather small collection of links.
- Cheesy Wizards: another emulators, games and links site.
- The Chuckie Egg Appreciation Society believe that Chuckie Egg is the highest quality game ever released. Rather out of date page, though...
- The Console Museum has a very limited amount of Speccy stuff.
- Crash: issue 1 at least, from Robert Hazelby. Not updated since November 1996.
- Dave's Classics has a slightly odd selection of emulators available.
- The Digital Century Encyclopedia: a rather inaccurate entry on Sir Clive.
- Dr Zork's Retro Computing Site: just a few games.
- dunSpectrum: bog standard emulators/games/links.
- Eidolon's Inn: the Speccy section isn't much more than a couple of links.
- Emuladores de computadoras: a large Spanish list of emulators, with some Speccy ones listed.
- Emulation Overload: just some games in one 500Kb .ZIP file.
- Emulators for the Atari ST series lists two Speccy emulators for the Atari XL.
- Emulatory: an old list of Speccy emulators, all described in Polish.
- Emunation! has some Speccy emulators on it.
- Execute Spectrum Programs via the Web: a fairly silly way of playing Speccy games :-).
- Stephen L. Judd's The Fridge: "lots of C64/Spectrum related text files from the great spring 1997 Flamefest".
- The GO Network have a small collection of Sinclair-related links.
- Zdenek Svoboda's Golden Archive: his favourite games and a selection of emulators and utilities.
- Golden Reviews:
aimed to do a game review every day, but has so far managed a grand total of ... one :-(.
- The Spectrum section of the HAL 9000 Emulation Zone: a couple of out-of-date emulators, some programs and some pokes; all in Spanish.
- Doug Coward's Hall of Personal Computers contains a very brief entry on Sinclair Research.
- Hat's Off to Mr Spectrum: a brief look back at the Speccy, written for, Digitiser, Channel 4's Teletext service.
- Homage to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum: an eloquent homage to the ol' Speccy from a true fan!
- Gojira's Homage to the ZX Spectrum: the answers to a few simple Speccy questions. To find it, click on the 'Documentation' link, and then 'Homage to the ZX Spectrum' [I hate frames - Phil]
- There are a few Speccy emulators hidden right down at the bottom of IEP.
- Ixtab's Homepage: just some moderately out-of-date links to emulators and a few other sites.
- Jontydog's Spectrum Emulation Station: another emulators/games/links page.
- Kevan's Computer Bits: a list of the Sinclair machines which he has collected.
- The Machine Room: pictures of computers.
- Marat Fayzullin's Home Page: a brief mention of the Speccy. Not updated for a long time.
- Miodrag Stancevic has put Sinclair User's cover tape from March 1992 on his Home Page.
- El museo de los 8 bits: some pictures of the Spectrum, as well as other 8-bit machines.
- The Netscape Open Directory has a large collection of Sinclair links, but they don't appear very well sorted or up to date.
- La página del Spectrum: some out of date links.
- The OS/2 e-Zine
had a feature on Thomas Ahn Kolbeck Kjær's x128 for OS/2.
- Pel's ZX Spectrum Page: a copy of JPP and 4 games.
- The Sinclair section of Phill's Computer Museum: basically just the tech specs of various Sinclair machines.
(also available in Spanish): a few games available for download; click on the 'Spectrum' link.
- Retro Classix magazine has some Sinclair-related stuff it in occasionally.
- Special Reserve's Retro Corner: a quick explanation of what a Speccy is and some links.
- The Spectrum section of retro gaming: a couple of emulator links and a brief history of the Speccy.
- Retro Trauma: some reviews of Speccy games.
- Retrospectrum: an article written by David McCandless for the Daily Telegraph of 17 Sep 1998; the link here is to the Telegraph main page as that's what the Telegraph webmasters like... the easiest way to get to the article is to use the search engine to search the "features" section for "retrospectrum".
- Rob Learner has a not particularly large collection of Speccy stuff for sale or trade.
- The Screwy Review has the normal selection of downloads.
- Gerard Laures' Sinclair Computers: another one with pictures of the Speccy and its friends.
- Christian Champion's Sinclair Emulation Roms and Emulators: another page of out-of-date links.
- Steve Cooper's Sinclair Page: a few pictures of the machines buried in here.
- Sinclair Spectrum Hall of Fame: screenshots of classic games; not updated for some time.
- The Sinclair Spectrum Users Club
and Sinclair Spectrum Cyber Hippies:
two Speccy-related message boards, hosted by Yahoo!.
- Sinclair Spectrum: two Spectrum emulators and that's all.
- Sinclair Spectrum: a very brief introduction to the Spectrum (in Spanish).
- Sinclair Spectrum casette reading using PC: a very brief bit of code to read a tape into your DOS/Windows machine.
- Steve Jones' Sinclair Spectrum Page: a snapshots requests page, but not updated since it started a long time ago.
- Andrew Rea's Sinclair ZX Spectrum: just a few links at the moment.
- Camelot Web's Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128: a collection of not particularly up-to-date links.
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum Flyer: some old advertising bumph.
- Damian Audley's Speccy Page: mostly links for Mac emulators etc.
- Marco Vaquier's Speccy Page: just a few links.
- The mysteriously named 'Carcoma2099' has created SpeccyWorld. It's in Spanish, so I can't tell you any more about it...
- Manuel Millán's Spectrumania!: info, links and snapshot requests in English and Spanish.
- The Spectrum And ZX81 Technical Information Board.
- Spectrum Appreciation Society: a Windows version of Advanced Lawnmower Simulator and a selection of sound samples from Speccy games.
- Spectrum Emulation: just links.
- Doug Ealey's Spectrum Games Archive has 500 games in it, but nothing that can't be found on World of Spectrum.
- Mark Timberlake's Spectrum Heaven: a couple of emulators and a small collection of games.
- Spectrum Magic: a pretty standard games/emulators/links site, with the small addition of a high scores section.
- The SpectrumOS Tech Page: a new Spectrum operating system being worked on by Phoenix and Namco.
- Filipe Silva's Spectrum Page: just links.
- Brent Cartwright's Spectrum Page: his favourite games, some emulators and some links.
- Tero Juhani Jyrinki's Spectrum Page: a small collection of links.
- Matthew Hambleton's Spectrum Review Daily: Started out with the ambitious idea of reviewing one game every day. Managed to keep it up for four days...
- Ben Baylis' Spectrum Stuff: requested snapshots and YS Smash Tips! Not updated for
a long time.
- Tayles' ZX Spectrum Page: a pretty standard emulators/games/links site.
- Timex Computer World: brief descriptions of the Timex machines and peripherals, as well as pictures of them all.
- The Timex Sinclair 2068: a brief history of that machine.
- Tomasz's Sinclair ZX-Spectrum Page: a pretty out-of-date list of links and a couple of screenshots.
- Tony Brown's Computer Collection: pictures of the various Spectrum machines.
- The .TZX vault: some games in .TZX format. Nothing that can't be found on World of Spectrum.
- The UK Classic Collectors Database: a listing of people interested in retro-computing.
- The Updated Spectrum: an attempt to make a improved Spectrum.
- The Usagi Yojimbo: Samurai Warrior Video Game Website: part of a general Usagi Yojimbo site; some brief information on the Speccy and Firebird's game.
- The World Centre of Palaeo Computing: a list of the old machines collected by a couple of French guys.
- Zak Jenning's page: screen shots, games, a Speccy history page and stuff about his impressive collection of Sinclair gear.
- Yahoo's Sinclair page: a few links, many out of date. Spectrum links now on a further page.
- ZX: nicely presented, but no really unique content.
- Conor McCarthy's ZX Spectrum Page: the Miner Willy Museum (tours of Manic Miner etc.) and an unfinished Ultimate history.
- Pavel Riha's ZX Spectrum page: No real idea, as it's in Czech.
- Søren Tjørnov's ZX Spectrum: all in Danish (apart from a mirror of this FAQ), so I can't tell you much about it.
- Vladimír Weinzettl's ZX Spectrum a Didaktik: More Czech, so no comments - sorry!
- Graham Hopkins' ZX Spectrum Collection: just games (uncompressed for some reason) and links.
- Viking's ZX Spectrum Corner: just a brief description of his Spectrum history and five links.
- Lex Klassen's ZX Spectrum Page: just links.
- ZX Spectrum, by Cowl Innovations: a few games and emulators.
- Zx-Spectrum: Spanish site with just some emulators and games.
- The Zx Spectrum Interest Site is yet another emulators, games and links page.
- Marco Fichera's ZX Spectrum Pages: a fairly standard emulators/games/links set (in Italian).
- The ZX Spectrum Realm: a standard emulators, games and links site.
- Richard Jeffery's ZX Spectrum Rulez OK?: some links and promises of things to come.
Just to finish up, the 'name and shame' section: people who think its OK to steal information from this FAQ:
- Bob's Linkz World.
- Gamezone Latvia.
- The Manic Spectrum Mine, by Nick Wittering.
- Sinclair Spectrum Emulation, by Paul Andrews. (Also stole a lot from World of Spectrum).
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