Get a MB02 for free!

‘It’s real’ they said:

Yes, RealSpectrum is one of the best ZX Spectrum emulators out there, though some of its features only work on a older machine with a 16 or 32 bit version of Windows98/XP.

But, it made it possible to get to use the MB02 interface for free!

Read the full story here!

 

Spectranet! The one and only Ethernet interface for the ZX Spectrum

In case you missed it: Spectranet is coming up (again)!

This is the only Ethernet interface for the ZX Spectrum with an awesome amount of software support:
– Great BASIC extensions: connect to a server without the need of loading additional software
– Browse through filesystems with very easy to use commands!
– Load games and other software directly from the internet!
– Set up a public or personal server with the available tools!

Dylan Smith developed this interface years ago, but the community is finally ready for it!
Join the brand new Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/317751018885010/

 

 

Using a ZX Spectrum 48K ROM on a Harlequin 128

If you want to build and use a Harlequin 128 kit, but can’t find a ZX Spectrum 128K ROM (such as the Toast Rack one), you can just use a ZX Spectrum 48K ROM instead.

This will run any game without any problem, as shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g-s2ZOStOs.

48K ROMs are way more easy to obtain (though we sometimes offer a couple of original Toast Rack ROMs in the webshop).

Underneath some photos of the small modification needed for using a 48K ROM in a Harlequin 128 board.
So you will need to solder a wire from pin 14 to pin 27, and bend pin 27 outside so it won’t go into the ROM socket on the Harlequin board: