Software

Microdrive Emulator

A version of the Microdrive Emulator ROM cartridge is available explicitly for use with the SPECTRA interface. It utilises the shadow ROM facility provided by the SPECTRA interface and therefore does not need to include a patched version of the Spectrum ROM. This frees up additional space for the virtual microdrive cartridge, increasing its capacity from 75K to 90K (which is 5K more than the minimum advertised for a real microdrive cartridge).

The SPECTRA version of the Microdrive Emulator has a number of advantages over the standard Interface 2 version:

Note that configuration switch 3 of the SPECTRA interface must be set to the 'ON' position to enable the shadow ROM facility in order to use this version of the Microdrive Emulator.

Two versions of the Microdrive Emulator for use with the SPECTRA interface are available and these emulate the edition 1 and edition 2 ROMs of the ZX Interface 1. Both can be downloaded from the Microdrive Emulator ROM cartridge page.


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