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ZX Spectrum Next Ordered

ZX Spectrum Next Ordered

I’ve just ordered a ZX Spectrum Next (issue 2) on Kickstarter. This is a newly-designed machine that is backwards compatible to the original ZX Spectrum 48, 128, +2 and +3 models. It has updated hardware, with 1Mb RAM, and a Z80 processor able to run in 3.5MHz, 7MHz, 14MHz and 28MHz turbo modes. The hardware logic is built using a Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) which means the CPU, ULA etc. can be re-created within this one chip. Storage is via…

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Installing ZX Spectrum Emulator on RG350

Installing ZX Spectrum Emulator on RG350

Its quite easy to install a ZX Spectrum emulator on the Anbernic RG350. Here’s what I did: – Download the “Unreal Speccy” emulator from here: unreal_speccy_portable.opk Remove the external Micro SD card from your RG350 Copy this file into the /apps folder of your external Micro SD card Copy your Spectrum games into /roms/zxspectrum After you’ve re-inserted your Micro SD card, boot up your RG350 and it should be there in the “Emulators” tab You can bring up an on-screen…

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ZX Spectrum Emulator on macOS

ZX Spectrum Emulator on macOS

The best ZX Spectrum emulator that I found for macs is Fuse for macOS. The latest version of Fuse for macOS is 1.5.6 which was released in August 2019. Even though this is a little old, it seems to work fine in 64-bit only macOS Catalina. All of the main ZX spectrum versions are available, from 16K, 48K, 128K, +2, +3, together with some more unusual versions. (Pentagon 1024K anyone?)