Disk Dump by Eurico Covas - Dumps the entire
contents of a +3 disk to a series of tape files, or reads such files
back from tape and writes back to disk. Originally intended to be used
as a disk backup tool, this is now very handy for transferring disk
images between an emulated +3 and a real physical +3. I was sent a tape version of this program, but this was
obviously originally intended to be run from disk as it doesn't work
properly when loaded from tape. It is perhaps also worth noting that
this utility does not have to be used with Spectrum disks. It also
works with disks for other Amstrad machines that use the same disk
format, including the CPC range and some members of the PCW range.
Wye Valley Compiler - A BASIC
Compiler for 16k and 48k spectra (TAP file, contains both 16k and 48k
Minuetz - A Mozartian music generator for 48k
spectrum. (TAP file, only works in 48k mode on 128)
Minuetz Version 2 by Ian Collier - A
3-channel 128k version of the original Minuetz program! Brilliant!
Minuetz Version 3 for Spectrum Next, by Simon N Goodwin. Simon has also provided a couple of screenshots which look excellent!
FILE2TAP Version 0.3 - MS-DOS utility to
convert any PC file into a Spectrum-loadable "Bytes:" block. Outputs a
TAP file. I originally produced this as part of my AY player project, but it is
useful as a stand-alone utility to load any kind of file into the
XZX2TAP Version 1 - Simple utility to convert
XZX format Tape files (sometimes called XZF1 format) into the much more
widely-supported TAP format. Mainly written for my own personal ends,
so it's not very "pretty", but it works.
The Fuller Box
contained an AY-3-8912 sound chip, but sadly it was controlled by
different i/o ports from the chip built into the Spectrum 128 machines.
Very few commercial programs supported the Fuller Box, and the supplied
demo program was, to be polite, awful. However, here is...
Bubble Bobble with Fuller Box Music
- a hacked version of Bubble Bobble that plays that ridiculously catchy
in-game music via the Fuller Box!
Xenophobe Music for the Fuller Box
- an AY file that plays the music from the Xenophobe game via the
Fuller Box. (Play it using SpecAY).
Multiface 128 ROM version 87.12
- The ROM from my original Multiface 128. This particular version of
the ROM did not seem to be available anywhere else. (Thanks to the
folks on the WoS
Forums for assistance with extracting this!)
Spectrum +2 Service Manual
- The Service Manual for the original (grey-cased) Sinclair ZX Spectrum