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Discussion Starter · #122 ·
Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.1.14, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator on Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This new release improves file system navigation in both File Selector and the AndroidTV file browser. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


See below for all the changes in this release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed AndroidTV file browser getting stuck on unavailable folders.
  • Fixed File Selector getting stuck on unavailable folders.
  • Fixed File Selector toolbar to launch paid app versions if available.
  • AndroidTV browser will point to "Folders" row after changing folder.
  • Added a message dialog when directing users to Google Play.


PS: In related news, VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, GB, NES, and Famicom emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:


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Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.2, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator on Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This release adds menu options to change floppy disks at runtime. Look for them in the "Disks" menu when running the emulation. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.2.1, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator on Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This release fixes World Of Spectrum integration, so your WoS browser should work once again. Let me know if you are still seeing problems.

For people with SD cards, USB drives, and other storage devices, I added a list of available storage devices to the File Selector "Change Folder" dialog. This way, you only need to click on the desired storage device there, rather than typing its path. Similar storage options can be found in the top row of the AndroidTV user interface.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed World Of Spectrum integration, browser works again.
  • Added list of available storage devices to "Change Folder" dialog.
  • Added available storage devices to the top row in AndroidTV UI.
  • Changed message indicating that Android denied a directory listing.

Enjoy!

PS: VGBAnext, my universal GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, NES, and Famicom emulator, is on $2.99 sale this week:

 

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Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.2.2, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator on Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

Since World Of Spectrum website keeps changing, the new Speccy release will take you directly to the website if it fails to parse HTML contents. I am planning to fix the WoS Browser feature once the new World Of Spectrum design stabilizes. I have also fixed a stray crash affecting people with AndroidTV devices.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • World Of Spectrum website format changed again, breaking WoS Browser. Sorry for this, working to bring the browser back.
  • As of now, WoS Browser will go directly to the website if it is unable to parse its contents.
  • Fixed a crash when getting list of storage locations on some AndroidTVs.

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Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.2.3, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator on Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version (on sale this week)

This version fixes Spectrum 48k virtual keyboard that has gone missing in the previous release. I have also fixed State Exchange, Network Play, and Box Art Downloader features which were broken due to some server-side changes. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


The complete version of Speccy, Speccy Deluxe, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week. See below for all the changes in this week's release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed missing Spectrum 48kB virtual keyboard.
  • Fixed State Exchange feature.
  • Fixed Network Play feature.
  • Fixed box art downloader.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.2.5, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator for Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version (on sale this week)

This version is based on the latest Speccy for Windows and Linux, released last week. It contains multiple improvements to Box Art Downloader, adding URL redirection support and other things. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


The complete version of Speccy, Speccy Deluxe, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week. See below for all the changes in this week's release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest Speccy 5.2 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • When parent folder not available, showing storage devices instead.
  • Made multiple fixes to Box Art Downloader.
  • Fixed Box Art Downloader to use alternative storage location.
  • Fixed Box Art Downloader to follow redirects.
  • Added HTTPS support to Box Art Downloader.

Have fun!
 

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Discussion Starter · #128 ·
The free Speccy 5.3 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

Speccy: Portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy53-Windows-bin.zip -- Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy53-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This version fixes window resizing and positioning on Windows and improves special effects and scaling infrastructure, especially on large screens. On Windows, there is now a separate "linear interpolation" scaling option and a menu action to clear all settings. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Refactored scaling and special effects framework.
  • Optimized scaling for large screens and windows.
  • Fixed Speccy-Windows behavior with multiple displays.
  • Added "Video | Interpolate Video | Linear Scaling" option to Speccy-Windows.
  • Enabled "Video | Stretch Full Screen" option with effects enabled.
  • Enabled "Video | Force 4:3 Screen" option with effects enabled.
  • Added "File | Clear Settings and Quit" option to Speccy-Windows.
  • Fixed small windows behavior in Speccy-Windows.
  • Fixed window position behavior in Speccy-Windows.

Have fun!

PS: My complete MSX and MSX2 emulator for Android is currently on $2.99 sale at Google Play:

 

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Discussion Starter · #129 ·
Hello, All!

The free Speccy 5.4 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

Speccy: Portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy54-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy54-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This version adds support for Sam Coupe state files (.STS) and disk image files (.SAD). I have also fixed color palette when switching between Spectrum and Sam Coupe modes and added drag'n'drop support on Windows. Snapshot and disk loading code has been completely refactored. Since .STS/.SAD functionality is very new, I would greatly appreciate if you could email me about any issues with these files. Also let me know if you encounter any problems with .Z80/.SNA files. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Added support for loading and saving Sam Coupe Snapshot (.SCS) files.
  • Added support for loading Sam Coupe Disk (.SAD) files.
  • Added separate functions for loading and saving in default state format.
  • Refactored code, moving snapshot loaders into separate source files.
  • Refactored generic disk image library, adding .SAD loading and saving.
  • Fixed palette changes between Sam Coupe and ZX Spectrum modes.
  • Fixed autoplay starting when loading a palette on ZX128.
  • Added .SCS save option to Speccy built-in menu.
  • Added "File | Save .SCS Snapshot" option to Speccy-Windows.
  • Added drag'n'drop files functionality to Speccy-Windows.
  • Graying out irrelevant save options in Speccy-Windows.

Have fun!

PS: The Android version of Speccy is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

 

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Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.4 for Android today, a new version of my universal Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version (on sale this week)

This version is based on the latest Speccy 5.4 for Windows and Linux, released earlier this week, but adds a few more changes not found in the desktop version. It comes with many improvements and fixes to the Sam Coupe emulation, including support for .SCS and .SAD files, fixed SAA1099 PSG emulation, fixed palette transitions, and more. I have also majorly refactored snapshot and disk image loader code. If you encounter any new problems with the new Speccy, please, let me know ASAP.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


The complete version of Speccy, Speccy Deluxe, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week. See below for all the changes in this week's release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest Speccy 5.4 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • Added support for loading and saving Sam Coupe Snapshot (.SCS) files.
  • Added support for loading Sam Coupe Disk (.SAD) files.
  • Added .SCS save option to Speccy built-in menu.
  • Added separate functions for loading and saving in default state format.
  • Fixed palette changes between Sam Coupe and ZX Spectrum modes.
  • Fixed palette updates when rewinding in Sam Coupe mode.
  • Fixed Sam Coupe light pen port, assuming no light pen for now.
  • Fixed SAA1099 PSG sound.
  • Fixed autoplay starting when loading a palette on ZX128.
  • Somewhat improved Sam Coupe screen mode #3 rendering.
  • Refactored code, moving snapshot loaders into separate source files.
  • Refactored generic disk image library, adding .SAD loading and saving.
  • Refactored scaling and special effects framework.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.5 for Android today, a new version of my universal Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This version is based on the latest Speccy 5.5 for Windows and Linux, released earlier this week. It adds proper support for Sam Coupe's 512x192 MODE3 screen, more disk formats, and internal menu options to work with these formats. There are also multiple emulation fixes for Spectrum +3 and Sam Coupe modes.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


See below for all the changes in this week's release.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest Speccy 5.5 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • Added proper Sam Coupe screen mode #3 display.
  • Added support for more raw disk image formats.
  • Added handling of cases where .SAD disk image has .DSK extension.
  • Added internal menu options for saving .SAD disk images.
  • Added simple CPU-based linear scaling algorithm.
  • Fixed reset when replacing disk image with LoadFile().
  • Now disabling all trapdoor-based devices in Sam Coupe mode.
  • Fixed auto-loading disk images in Spectrum +3 mode.

PS: AlmostTI, my Texas Instruments graphing calcs emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

 

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The free Speccy 5.6 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

Speccy: Portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe Emulator -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy56-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy56-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This version adds the "Hardware | Paste Clipboard" menu option to paste contents of Windows clipboard and fixes clearing file associations. As of this release, the Windows version of Speccy will no longer show "Open File" dialog on startup, as requested by many users. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • No longer showing "Open File" dialog when Speccy-Windows starts.
  • Added "Hardware | Paste Clipboard" option to Speccy-Windows.
  • Fixed clearing file associations in Speccy-Windows.
  • Command line options should now be accessible in Speccy-Windows.

In related news, Speccy Deluxe, the complete Android version of the emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until the end of this week:


Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.6, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator for Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This release is based on the latest Speccy 5.6 for Windows and Linux, published last week. It fixes issues with loading some .TRD and .Z80 files.

Since Google no longer allows apps to access file system on Android10+ devices, the new Speccy will now access files via "content providers" on these devices. You may have to give the app permission to access your storage. Please, report any found problems to the support group or email me directly about them:


As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest Speccy 5.6 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • Fixed some .Z80 files not loading due to missing Interface I ROM.
  • Fixed problem loading truncated .TRD files.
  • Refactored app to comply with Google's latest ban on file I/O.
  • On Android 10+, all file access is now done via content providers.
  • Content is copied to a temporary folder for use, changes moved back on exit.
  • You may have to give app separate permission to read each storage location.
  • Fixed several crash sources that popped up after refactoring.
  • Fixed handling of spaces and parentheses in "content://" URIs.
  • Fixed list of volumes in "Change Folder" dialog.
  • Fixed "Change Folder" functionality.

Merry Christmas!
 

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Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.6.1 tonight, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator for Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This release fixes a few remaining issues that popped up after refactoring the app for Android "Secure Access Framework" support. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed compatibility with Android 4.2/4.3.
  • Fixed leaked dialog window on app exit.
  • Added rounded corners to legacy icons.

Enjoy!

PS: MasterGear, my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play for another couple of days:

 

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Hello, All!

I have just released Speccy 5.6.2, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator for Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This release fixes opening Spectrum files from file managers and other apps and fixes user interface on newer AndroidTV devices. I have also enabled home screen shortcuts creation on more recent Android devices, As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Speccy Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week.
  • Fixed opening files from File Managers and other apps.
  • Fixed file selection UI on newer AndroidTV devices.
  • Enabled adding home screen shortcuts on newer devices.

Enjoy!

PS: Speccy Deluxe, the complete version of Speccy, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until Tuesday.
 

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The free Speccy 5.7 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

Speccy: Portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe Emulator -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy57-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy57-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This release enables punctuation keys in both Windows and Linux. Function keys should also work in Sam Coupe mode. To access emulator functions in Sam Coupe mode, press [CTRL]+[Fx] key combinations. Finally, Speccy will preserve custom colors (loaded from a .PAL file) when changing default palette setting. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Punctuation keys now work in both ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe modes.
  • Function keys now work in Sam Coupe mode.
  • In Sam Coupe mode, press [CTRL]+[Fx] for emulation functions.
  • In Sam Coupe mode, use [BACKQUOTE] for [EDIT] key.
  • In Sam Coupe mode, use [BACKSLASH] for [INV] key.
  • Preserving custom color entries when changing palette setting.
  • Preserving Sam Coupe colors when changing palette setting.
  • Added ASCII text injection functionality.

In related news, Speccy Deluxe, the complete Android version of the emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play through Tuesday:


Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

The free Speccy 5.8 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

Speccy: Portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe Emulator -- homepage
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy58-Windows-bin.zip -- Windows binary
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy58-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This release adds support for loading and saving Spectaculator snapshot files (.SZX). I have also enabled most command line options on Windows and added framerate display options to both Windows and Linux versions. The Linux version now runs at 50Hz PAL by default: that 60Hz NTSC default was an American mistake :). See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Added initial support for Spectaculator snapshot files (.SZX).
  • Added internal menu option to save .SZX snapshots.
  • Added "File | Save .SZX Snapshot" menu option to Speccy-Windows.
  • Added "Video | Show Framerate" menu option to Speccy-Windows.
  • Most command line options should now work in Speccy-Windows.
  • Increased synchronization timer precision in Speccy-Windows.
  • Speccy-Windows will start in x2 size by default.
  • Added "-fps" command line option to Speccy-Linux.
  • Changed default sync frequency to 50Hz in Speccy-Linux.

In related news, ColEm Deluxe, my ColecoVision and Coleco Adam emulator for Android, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:


Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.8, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator for Android:

Speccy - Free Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- free version
Speccy - Complete Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator - Apps on Google Play -- full version

This release is based on the latest Speccy 5.8 for Windows and Linux, published this week. It adds support for loading and saving Spectaculator .SZX snapshots. There is also a bunch of fixes to custom color palette handling.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
  • Based on latest Speccy 5.8 for Windows and Linux sources.
  • Added initial support for Spectaculator snapshot files (.SZX).
  • Added internal menu option to save .SZX snapshots.
  • Preserving custom color entries when changing palette setting.
  • Preserving Sam Coupe colors when changing palette setting.
  • Saving "Settings | Hardware | Palette" option.
 

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Hello, All!

The free Speccy 5.9 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

Speccy: Portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe Emulator -- homepage
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy59-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy59-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This release fixes automatic tape startup, loading Pentagon .Z80 snapshots, pasting text into ZX128 BASIC, sound issues in Windows, and a few other issues. I am no longer loading joystick configuration from .SZX snapshots to avoid messing up user-supplied input settings. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
  • Fixed some .Z80 snapshots not loading when IF1.ROM is missing.
  • Fixed loading Pentagon .Z80 snapshots.
  • Fixed tape startup when auto-loading tapes.
  • Fixed pasting code into BASIC by pausing after each ENTER.
  • Fixed audio randomly not working on Speccy-Windows startup.
  • Forcing Scorpion Kempston bit6 to 0 (Donkey Kong Jr works).
  • No longer reading joystick configuration from .SZX files.

If you like Speccy and want to see it being maintained, please, consider buying the complete Android version. Speccy Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:


Have fun!
 
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