Emulators - Macintosh

Several entries previously listed have been archived and will not be actively maintained in future. See the archive page for details. There are 5 emulators currently listed for the MacOS and Mac OS X:

MacOS:

  • Mac Spectacle v1.9.7

    Emulates: 48K / 128K / +2 ZX Spectrums.
    Tape/Disk Formats: Loads .tap, .sna, .z80 (to version 3), .rom and .scr files. Saves .z80, .sna, .rom, .scr and .pict files.
    Requirements: 68020 or PowerPC, System 7.0 or above.
    Created by: GŁnter Woigk.
    Last updated: February 23rd, 2002

    Comments: Variable emulation speeds, up to 'unlimited' are available. Also includes a virtual tape-recorder that allows cassette images to copied between two 'tapes'. Multiple versions are available, including a binary distribution, a v1.9.2 source package (with or without debugging code), and a modified version developed by Alain G. Delannoy that includes ZX Printer emulation.

  • PowerSpectrum v1.0

    Emulates: 48K ZX Spectrums.
    Tape/Disk Formats: Loads and Saves .sna files (see comments)
    Requirements: PowerPC.
    Created by: Bo Lindbergh.
    Last updated: 1997 or before.

    Comments: Can load and save via the Macintosh audio connectors. Using MacOS 9, it is possible to load directly from an audio CD via the CD-ROM drive, or to sample from CD using Speech System III.

  • ZXSP Mac v0.2.2 Alpha

    Emulates: 16K / 48K / 128K / +2 ZX Spectrums.
    Tape/Disk Formats: Loads .tap, .sna, .z80 (to version 3), .rom and .scr files. Saves .z80, .sna, .rom, .scr and .pict files.
    Requirements: 68020/30/40 PowerPC.
    Created by: GŁnter Woigk.
    Last updated: February 23rd, 2002

    Comments: Currently emulates all original Sinclair hardware up to the +2, with support for several "clones", the Jupiter Ace, ZX80 and ZX81 planned in future versions; ZXSP Mac is already ZX Spectrum SE 'aware'. This version runs at 'exact speed' only and includes a virtual tape-recorder that allows cassette images to copied between two 'tapes' A non-alpha version (v0.1.8) is also available, as is a Linux port.

Mac OS X:

  • Fuse v0.7.0

    Emulates: 16K / 48K / 128K / +2 / +2A / +3 / +3e / SE ZX Spectrums, Timex TC2048 and TC2068, Pentagon 128 and Scorpion ZS 256.
    Tape/Disk Formats: Loads almost all available tape images (including .tzx), disk images and snapshots (including .szx and .z80). Saves .tzx, .tap, .szx, .z80, .sna, .trd, .dsk and .hdf files.
    Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther).
    Created by: Fredrick Meunier, Philip Kendall, and others.
    Last updated: July 16th, 2004

    Comments: Originally developed for Unix; see the comments listed there.

  • ZXSP OSX v0.5.40a Alpha

    Emulates: 16K / 48K / 128K / +2 ZX Spectrums.
    Tape/Disk Formats: Loads .tap, .sna, .z80 (to version 3), .rom and .scr files. Saves .z80, .sna, .rom, .scr and .pict files.
    Requirements: Mac OS X.
    Created by: GŁnter Woigk.
    Last updated: February 25th, 2002

    Comments: Currently emulates all original Sinclair hardware up to the +2, with support for several "clones", the Jupiter Ace, ZX80 and ZX81 planned in future versions; ZXSP Mac is already ZX Spectrum SE 'aware'. This version runs at 'exact speed' only and includes a virtual tape-recorder that allows cassette images to copied between two 'tapes'