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!
09-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Don't waste your time trying to hack Spectaculator. iZX is a best choice for jailbroken devices (6$): http://izxemu.com.

Also lite version is available on AppStore for free (no games, no hacks): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/izx-lite/id533439937?mt=8

To see how full version looks like search for "izxemu.com" on YouTube.

Just what to warn you to prevent negative responses:
DON'T BUY IT UNTIL YOU GOT TRIAL MODE WORKING!

For any issues plz contact me using forum support or directly using mailbox provided on web page.

Artem

Last edited by developer.etc; 09-26-2012 at 03:04 PM.
09-29-2012, 03:42 AM
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I think I'll stick with Spectaculator thanks and my 300 odd games installed

12-20-2012, 11:47 AM
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So Spectaculator just received an update... has anyone found a way to add files to the Game Pack folder post iOS 6?

Looks like I may end up deleting one of my favourite apps.

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12-20-2012, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
So Spectaculator just received an update... has anyone found a way to add files to the Game Pack folder post iOS 6?

Looks like I may end up deleting one of my favourite apps.
You've kept the old IPA's right?

Did the new version nuke your games, or can you just not add new ones?

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
12-20-2012, 01:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
So Spectaculator just received an update... has anyone found a way to add files to the Game Pack folder post iOS 6?

Looks like I may end up deleting one of my favourite apps.
Yes! The same way as with the version a year ago, by sticking them in the app's
/Library/PrivateDocuments/Purchased Games
folder Worked on my new iPod touch running iOS 6.0.1. It's not like he can highlight that fact in the app's description for obvious reasons

I've only tried running three games so far (out of my 350 or so) but they worked fine.

btw I see the author seems to have added additional things to the Config.plist file. Analogue Thumbpad was the one I noticed when glancing at one of the files, and preRendered something or other; I've not had time to see if anything else is available there and have no idea what effect any of them have when used.

Also there is now a game specific Turbo Mode option you can enable or disable in the game's own in-app menu settings, which seems to do what you would expect, though seems to keep keyboard input rate (interrupts?) at the usual rate. It seems to run Lords of Midnight at around 2.5x normal speed on my iPod touch 5th gen (similar hardware to iPhone 4S).

I don't really like the new list with the dot-matrix printer paper look as it reduces the available display width for no tangible benefit.

I might spend more than a few minutes delving into the changes tomorrow or over the weekend. Either way, it is a nice early xmas present.
12-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
You've kept the old IPA's right?

Did the new version nuke your games, or can you just not add new ones?
Unfortunately no, I didn't keep the old IPA's because I hardly ever sync my iPad and accidentally hit "Update all" before realising Spectaculator was one of the updates.

It kinda nuked my games in that the new update wouldn't install (possibly due to all my games being there, I'm not sure), so I was forced to delete it and redownload.

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Originally Posted by PrinceGaz View Post
Yes! The same way as with the version a year ago, by sticking them in the app's
/Library/PrivateDocuments/Purchased Games
folder Worked on my new iPod touch running iOS 6.0.1. It's not like he can highlight that fact in the app's description for obvious reasons
Cool, thanks. I'll give that a try now. I'm not too fond of the new look either. I like how the game artwork looks a little smoother on iPad, but the Speccy/controller images on the lists are a little tacky. Still no update for retina either, so I'm stuck with fuzzy icons. Luckily the games themselves still display perfectly.
12-20-2012, 02:56 PM
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Location: London, UK
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Okay, new issue, but a minor one. Anybody know how to fix this?
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12-20-2012, 04:45 PM
Haven't been able to hit Update All for a loooong time now.

And... can't you just add extra graphics to the game's folder for high-res icons? Is that locked down in iOS6?

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
12-20-2012, 06:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
Haven't been able to hit Update All for a loooong time now.

And... can't you just add extra graphics to the game's folder for high-res icons? Is that locked down in iOS6?
You mean the game art? It might be possible for the games I've added manually but the folder containing the other games won't let you write to it. I was referring to the tab icons though, I don't think they're easily accessible... pretty much everything except the Documents and Library folders are read-only now.
12-29-2012, 09:27 PM
Just found this thread and can confirm that iPhone explorer will NOT work on an iPad running 6.0.1 so adding custom games is a no go for now unless there is an alternative. iPhone explorer won't let you add or copy files over on ios 6.0.1

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