View Poll Results: Which ZX Spectrum Emulator do you prefer on iOS
Spectaculator 22 70.97%
ZX Spectrum Elite Collection 9 29.03%
iSpeecy(web app) 0 0%
ZX Nostaliga 1-5 0 0%
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App description: In April 1982, Sir Clive Sinclair launched what was to become one of the most popular home computers ever made - the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

Spectaculator takes you back to the 1980s - to the golden era of 8-bit gaming!

Play the following 22 officially licensed classic ZX Spectrum games:
- 3D Starstrike by Realtime Games Software
- Auf Wiedersehen Monty by Gremlin Graphics
- Avenger by Gremlin Graphics
- Bounder by Gremlin Graphics
- Cyclone by Vortex Software
- Dark Star by Design Design
- Dynamite Dan by Rod Bowkett/Mirrorsoft
- Forbidden Planet by Design Design
- Halls of the Things by Design Design
- Highway Encounter by Vortex Software
- Jack The Nipper by Gremlin Graphics
- Krackout by Gremlin Graphics
- Jekyll & Hyde by Zenobi Software
- Metabolis by Gremlin Graphics
- Monty On The Run by Gremlin Graphics
- On The Run by Design Design
- Revolution by Vortex Software
- Tau Ceti by Pete Cooke/CRL
- The Way Of The Tiger by Gremlin Graphics
- Albatrossity by Jonathan Cauldwell
- Battery's Not Precluded by Jonathan Cauldwell
- The Fantastic Mister Fruity by Jonathan Cauldwell

... with more available from the in-app shop.

Spectaculator gives you the most authentic ZX Spectrum experience available on your iPhone, iPod and iPad, and comes with lots of additional features:

Universal App - runs on iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Supports iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation screen.
Play in portrait or landscape orientations
Save your game progress (four saved game slots + one iCloud saved game slot per game).
Save your progress to iCloud from one device (e.g. iPod) and load to continue playing on another (e.g. iPad).
Enter pokes (cheats) for infinite lives, shields etc.
Lookup game hints, tips and maps
Play in black and white with TV screen simulation for the ultimate 1980s experience!
Battle to the top of the (Game Center) leaderboards!
Type on a virtual ZX Spectrum keyboard
Use an external Bluetooth keyboard for playing adventure games
Choose authentic cassette loading or fast play
Program in Sinclair BASIC
Enjoy high resolution graphics on Retina screens
Play using an external arcade controller (iCade or iControlPad)

Additional Game Packs
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The following games packs are available from the in-app shop:

Design Design Games Pack
- 5 Games. Includes Halls of the Things, Dark Star, Forbidden Planet

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 1
- 6 games. Includes Wanted! Monty Mole, Skate Crazy, Thing Bounces Back

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 2
- 6 games. Includes Jack The Nipper II: In Coconut Capers, North Star, Grumpy Gumphrey, Supersleuth

Gremlin Graphics Vol. 3
- 6 games. Includes Switchblade, Trailblazer, Super Scramble Simulator, Percy The Potty Pigeon

Odin Computer Graphics Anthology
- 9 games. Includes Nodes Of Yesod, Robin Of The Wood, Heartland

Realtime Games Pack
- Starstrike II
- 3D Tank Duel

Stephen Crow Anthology (Free!)
1983-2013 Stephen Crow. All rights reserved.
- 5 games. Includes Firelord, Starquake, Wizard's Lair

Vortex Anthology
- 6 games. Includes Alien Highway, Deflektor, T.L.L. (Tornado Low Level)

Zenobi Adventure Pack Vol. 1
- 6 games. Includes Aura-Scope, The Gods of War, Leopold The Minstrel

Zenobi Adventure Pack Vol. 2
- 6 games. Includes The Khangrin Plans, The Krazy Kartoonist Kaper, A Murder Mystery Weekend

Zenobi Adventures Vol. 3
- 5 games. Includes The Apprentice, The Bardic Rite, Jester Quest, Knight Life, Mutiny!

The following single games are available from the in-app shop:
- Carrier Command
- Dynamite Dan II
- Frank N. Stein
- Laser Squad
- Lords Of Chaos
- The Lords Of Midnight
- [NEW!] Bear Bovver
- [NEW!] Doomdark's Revenge
- [NEW!] Everyone's a Wally
- [NEW!] KWAH!
- [NEW!] Redhawk
- [NEW!] Skool Daze

Sciencematthew's comments:
I have stumbled appon a ZX Spectrum emulator twice now (version 1.10 and version 1.0.0) both are easy to load coustom games with iphone explorer it has been pulled once already and I have managed to get both releases, I advise anyone with the money (2.99 US Dollars) to get it, HERE it is worth it!
12-15-2011, 04:12 PM
abit off topic

here is a thread I made when 2.x came out for the Hacking of C64 app.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=2047899

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01-08-2012, 01:56 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Gods Country - Sunny Stoke
Posts: 33
Check this out guys - http://simonowen.com/spectrum/pacemuzx/ Its an emulator that runs the proper arcade version of Pacman on the humble Speccy. Need original Pacman rom for this to work but I have got it working in Spectaculator on my Iphone perfectly - Amazing stuff
Tip - When changing Config.plist you must choose 4 as your model version as it requires +2/3 mode to work.

If anyones having probs getting this to work PM me

Last edited by niknice; 01-08-2012 at 02:43 AM.

04-05-2012, 07:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Gods Country - Sunny Stoke
Posts: 33
Does anybody know if Spectaculator supports Currah Speech compatible games?
04-05-2012, 07:47 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,222
Why dont you try one?

I've got about 200 games in Spectaculatir but no currahspeech ones because they're not the best! Just tried death star interceptor and the voice 'prepare to launch' is heard
04-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Gods Country - Sunny Stoke
Posts: 33
I have tried some, but with no luck. I was wondering whether there was something in the plist that needed changing to enable it. Death Star Intercepter speech doesn't require the use of Currah hardware.
05-30-2012, 06:40 PM
I bought Spectaculator today as I'm a little too timid to jailbreak my ipad 2.

Managed to get Imagine's 'Jumping Jack' installed and working. its good although I prefer a good old keyboard or joystick to my ipad2 screen.

is the app still under development? I wonder if they would consider adding wiimote controller support?

I know some jailbroken emulators have the option of using a wiimote as the control method.
05-30-2012, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mene View Post
I bought Spectaculator today as I'm a little too timid to jailbreak my ipad 2.

Managed to get Imagine's 'Jumping Jack' installed and working. its good although I prefer a good old keyboard or joystick to my ipad2 screen.

is the app still under development? I wonder if they would consider adding wiimote controller support?

I know some jailbroken emulators have the option of using a wiimote as the control method.
You won't get wiimote support w/out jailbreaking. Your best bet is an iCade or an iCade Mini (when they come out.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
05-31-2012, 05:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
You won't get wiimote support w/out jailbreaking. Your best bet is an iCade or an iCade Mini (when they come out.)
Thanks for that.

I think I'll just try to get the courage to jailbreak it then.
06-22-2012, 04:18 AM
May have some bad news with customising Spectaculator and the advent of iOS6. At the moment it seems I can only modify the contents of the Documents folder. I've tried altering the application folder contents and nothing takes hold. Could be a glitch but it seems like an effective way of eliminating tampering with apps.
09-10-2012, 05:53 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 968
Ugh, I have absolutely NO experience with any sort of coding and am trying to get my .tzx files into Spectaculator. All I need are the config files but I have no idea even how to begin one. Is there like a template, how-to or anything to help get these running? It seems as though without one I get no controls, is that right?

Now playing: Working my way through the best retro games recently re-relased including Sonic, Raiden Legacy, Blazing Star and more. Keep them coming! And revisiting all Orange Pixel titles...

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