The following is 8 bit computing related. For many, it appears to be now useless. Feel free to consider it the way you want.

Note: for this section and its associated pages, I assume the reader knows what a ZX Spectrum / ZX Spectrum +3 is and knows its basic functions. When speaking about “Computer”, I am referring to the ZX Spectrum, except if otherwise clearly stated.

Any information that may be found in these pages is related to my Spectrum experience over the past 25 years (and counting; the first Spectrum I saw was sometimes during 1987 (an original 48K+), then I build my first Spectrum in 1988 (a 48K clone)).

In spite of the general hate for the +3 version, I personally find this machine a very good one. Well, with a little help from my part...

Are you speaking +3 ?

  • The +3 hardware section: find out how to fix some known issues, or improve your real +3
  • The +3ROMs: it may be assumed that the default +3 operating system is the +3BASIC. Good or bad, it is stored in two non volatile read-only memory chips.
    Take a look to find out my opinion about the +3ROMs
  • The +3 software: unique features implemented on well known programs  (always disk related)
  • Some games are not working on the +3.
    One reason is the missing IN#FF port (see the hardware section for this one)
    Other reason is the... well, the project for this page has just been started !

Generic tape files: a few tape version files that I believe I have in a better shape than the ones found elsewhere.

Do you like to cheat ?
I love it !
(On ZX Spectrum games, I mean :)

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