What is SPA2?
 

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Objective
 
SPA2 is the main site of a project aimed at the collection, storage and preservation of every program ever released for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in Spain.
 

 
Archive contents
 
We accept:
  • Commercial titles edited and distributed in Spain or Spanish-speaking countries (be Spanish the message language or not).
  • Amateur titles developed in Spain or Spanish-speaking countries.
We don't accept:
  • Hacked or cracked versions.
  • Type-ins from magazines or books.
For commercial titles directly imported to Spain or Spanish-speaking countries (i.e., no edition of the tape or inlay), we only store the instructions in Spanish, in case they exist.
 

 
File formats
 
[Tapes] - Perfect TZXs, got from the original tape or an exact copy of it. Attaching an inlay scan of the tape will definitely grant the quality of the recording. Otherwise, the quality of the submitted TZX file will be analyzed. Note that it's strongly recommended to follow the transfer rules explained in our collaborate page. We also accept TAPs or snapshots, though TZXs are preferred.

[Disks] - Perfect DSKs, got from the original disk or an exact copy of it. Attaching an inlay scan of the disk will definitely grant the quality of the recording. Otherwise, the quality of the submitted DSK file will be analyzed. Note that it's strongly recommended to follow the transfer rules explained in our collaborate page.

[Inlays] - JPG format. Preferably, we want them in 300dpi resolution. Please note that we will adapt them for the web by following Andrew Barker's rules. We also need to know the inlay size (in cm, if possible).

[Instructions] - There's certainly NOT a predefined standard format, although Adobe PDF is the preferred one. Anyway, we also accept instructions scans in JPG/GIF format, or plain text files (TXT). If submitted, other text formats (DOC, RTF) will be automatically converted to PDF format by the maintainer of the site.
 

 
Copyrights
 
Any existing program with denied distribution permission will be shown in the lists, although access to these files won't be allowed. This applies to those titles this concrete site is not allowed to make available (explicitly expressed by copyright holders) as well as to those ones which were already denied for one of our associated sites (implicit assumption), unless stated the opposite.

Meanwhile, we're trying to get in touch with the authors / copyright holders of every program in our site (particularly, Spanish ones) in order to ask them permission to keep their software freely downloadable from our site. If you're one of them, would you be so kind as to contact us?
 

 

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