xspect, vgaspect - ZX Spectrum emulator
xspect [options] [[filetype] filename]
vgaspect [options] [[filetype] filename]
Spectemu is a 48k Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator for Linux and other
UNIX operating systems.
The program xspect can be started in X11, and opens up a window to
display the screen of the Spectrum. Do not start xspect in the
background, because it uses the terminal to read filenames, and to
print information on the state of the emulator.
The vgaspect program can only be started on a Linux console, and uses
the SVGALIB library. On non linux systems this program is not
For both xspect and vgaspect a snapshot file or a tape file can be
specified on the command line. The file can have the extension .z80 ,
.sna , .tap or .tzx (the extension can be ommitted).
The option -help displays a list of available options. For a more
complete list, and description see the file README.
For xspect The following options also have meaning:
Open the window on DISPLAYNAME instead of the default
Change the title of the window to WINDOWNAME
You can press Ctrl-H to get help on what keys to use.
For more information on the features available in Spectemu see the file
README distributed with the emulator.
I try to keep nasty bugs like "Segmentation Fault" out of Spectemu, so
if you notice one, STEP ON IT! There are some cuter and gentler bugs,
which are kept in Spectemu to amuse the user (see TODO).
Miklos Szeredi (EMAIL: email@example.com)
Spectemu is copyright (C) 1996-1998 Miklos Szeredi
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version. See the file COPYING.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.