Ziggy is a ZX Spectrum emulator written in C# on the .Net platform. It currently emulates the 48k and 128k models with a very high degree accuracy. The latest current version is 0.4.

Ziggy currently sports the following features:

* 100% accurate… oh ok then, highly accurate 48k and 128k emulation. Not kidding. ๐Ÿ˜‰
* Support for both the beeper and multi-channel AY sound.
* DirectX and GDI support. Works best with DirectX though.
* Support for snapshots (sna, szx, z80) and tapes (pzx, tzx, tap, csw)
* Save screenshots from emulator in bmp, png, gif and jpeg format.
* Debugger with stepping facility.
* Tape browser with support for accelerated loading via various (read 2) means.
* Ability to run files from command line, drag and drop. If file associations are enabled,
double-clicking from explorer will launch Ziggy.
* Supports issue 2 keyboards, late timings and a host of other speccy idiosyncracies.
* Full screen mode.
* ULA Plus support.

It’s free to use and can be downloaded from any of the following links:
1. Yantragames
2. Google Sites

8 thoughts to “Ziggy”

  1. I’d do a zipped up version that includes all binaries (including slimdx) so you don’t have to install anything.

    I really dislike installers that then ask you to download and run another installer. I don’t really want something installed which I might not use very often.

    Looks good though.

    1. While I could include the slimdx installer in a zipped version it will increase the download size quite a bit (and correspondingly the bandwidth available on my poor website! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). IAC, the only difference between including it in the zip file and having the installer download it for you is that Internet connection is not required in the former. But in terms of overall downloaded file size by the end-user it’s practically the same.

      Having said that I suppose I could have a zip file with the necessary installers in it and have it available from one of the many free file download websites. If anyone knows of any good one, do let me know.

      1. I meant just include the required .dll, .exe binary files etc; zipped up. Don’t have *any* installers in the zip file ! You’d just unzip the .zip file contents into a folder and run the zippy .exe.

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