What's new?
 
Oct 2nd, 2011

 
Miguel A. G. Prada has developed a handy list of what's to appear in the next SPA2 update (including TZXs, DSKs, TAPs and snapshots). The list is hosted at Google Docs and linked both from the Archive! section and also from here.
 

 
 
Feb 14th, 2010

 
¡Hasta pronto!

Although SPA2 was born on Sept 15th 2002, it's been more than 8 years of continued work to reach the current state. It's been a thrilling experience, and I've been fortunate to meet very generous people along the way. SPA2 is possible thanks to the kind collaboration of hundreds of people -you-, who put their time and illusion for free into this *your* project.

During the last three years, three good friends -Josetxu Malanda, Javier Vispe and Juanje Gómez- have been welcome aboard into the SPA2 team. They are working hard into a complete site redesign. Hopefully, someday you will enjoy it as I'm doing - in fact I'm very excited about their present accomplishments.

Today, SPA2 is closing a stage - its first one. Due to strictly personal reasons, I must inform you that I am performing a Quirkafleeg, eerm, a full stop, since right now. This will imply the inexistence of updates -or any other kind of activity on my part- until the second half of 2011. It is a necessary but temporal stop, and I'd like to remark that it's not linked at all to any boredom or sense of project fulfillment. Indeed and surprisingly, not even the half of the titles (re-)released in Spain have been fully preserved. There is a very long and exciting road ahead, and I hope we'll drive it through together.

I would like to publicly express my ethernal gratitude to all the people who helped me through this first stage. Much specially, I would like to mention my dear friends José Manuel Claros and Martijn van der Heide, who have been more than fathers for this project, and also the wonderful S3P and WOS Preservation teams. Please count with my sincere and deepest admiration, respect and friendship. I would also like to mention all the people who provided files to SPA2 during this time. Please accept my apologies for the unwanted but unavoidable usual oversights:

Arturo Arenas, Adolfo, Ares, Albert "Elkoko303", Albert Valls, Alberto José "McAlby" González Pedraza, Alberto Otero Mato, Alberto Pérez Torres, Alessandro Grussu, Alexander "Biotoxin" Podzhunas, Alfonso "Borrocop" Fernández Borro, Alfredo Catalina, Ali Nya, Allan Gubbins, Álvaro Alea, Álvaro Mangado Cruz, Ana Lurati, Andrés Viedma, Andrew Barker, Ángel Ló Pérez, Ángel Ortega, Antonio Peláez Barceló, Antonio Villena, Asociación DIR Europa, Baltasar el Arquero, Bibosoft, Bitmaniatico, Black Hole, Carlos "Uto" Sánchez, Carlos Alberto Paramio Danta, Carlos Arilla, Carlos Bobed, Carlos Cuevas, Carlos Fernández Sanz, Carlos Gandarillas, Carlos Irigaray, Carlos Jiménez, Carlos Sisí, César Hernández Baño, César Nicolás González, Cesare Falco, Cesc Martínez, Chema Ordóñez, Ciano Otero, Colin Shorts, Colossus, Cristian Secara, Daniel Castrillón Otero, Daniel Clemente, "Darkminder", David "Web8bits" Novo Iglesias, David "Z80user" Gonzalo, David C. Fernández Castelao, David Edward Purcell, David Losada Gacio, David Magowan, David Muriel, David Olias "D-O-S" Suárez, David Pérez, David Sastre, Digiexp, Digital Prawn, Eduardo "EddieTheWild" Mena Nieto, Eduardo Felipe, Eduardo Meren, El Elfo Oscuro, El Pepo, Emilio "bfx" Rubio, Enrique Sanchís, Enrique Vera, Federico J. Álvarez Valero, Federico Jerez, Felipe Jensen Casado, Félix Garillete, Fernando "Leovanifer" Gallego Romero, Fernando Alonso Campillo, Fernando Sáenz, Filipe Silva, Flint, Fran "Althanis", Francesc Xavier "Skyblasc" Blasco, Francisco Javier "Mastodon" López, Francisco Javier Cames, Galo Alcolea, Georges, GreenCard, Gregorio Casco, Guy Bearman, Hernán Pablo Álvarez, Ignacio "RDisky" Prini García, Ignacio Fernández, Ignacio Soriano Albors, Isidro "Zydro" Gilabert, Iván Sánchez Jordá, Jaime "deepfb / Johnny Farragut" González Soriano, Jaime "Metalbrain" Tejedor Gómez, Jaime "RockRiver" Lapeña Del Río, Jaume Cusó, Jaume Soler, Javier "ICEKnight" Baldo, Javier "Planseldon" Martínez Aguirre, Javier "Tony Brazil / TBrazil" Ortiz, Javier "Utopian" Peña, Javier "Zyloj" Vispe, Javier Domínguez, Javier Galarreta, Javier Herrera, Javier Pérez, jcpeso, Jesús Alonso Rodríguez, Jesús Ramos, Jezumo, Joaquim Vidal Juventench, Jon Cortázar Abraído, Jorge "Forsaken" Del Llano, Jorge "TrueVideo" Persiva, Jorge Arroyo González, Jorge Grao Marín, Jorge Pérez, Jorge Rodríguez Santos, José Francisco López, José Ignacio "Astjim" Marina, José Ignacio "Kendroock" Ramos, José Juan "Sejuan" Ródenas García, José Leandro Novellón, José Luis "Karnevi" Veiga Sierra, José Luis "na_th_an" Castaño, José Luis Pérez Mateo, José Luis Soler Hidalgo, José Manuel "YeSoD" Artés, José Manuel "zxspec" Claros, José Manuel Braña, José Manuel Cuesta, José Manuel Poblador Holguín, José Martínez Bravo, Joseba Epalza, Josep Coletas Caubet, Joserana, Josetxu "Horace" Malanda Uriarte, Juan Domingo García, Juan F. Ramírez, Juan Jesús "Juanje" Gómez Hinestrosa, Juan José Samper Márquez, Juan Manuel De Castro, Juan Miguel Ordóñez, Julian Hiles, Julio "Aversi" López G., Kalle Olavi Niemitalo, Kamehouse, Krasimir Hristov, Lee Hearne, Leonardo Cocaña, Lluis "Kros", Louis Martinez, Lucia2004, Luis Babboni, Luis Eduardo Juan, Luis Espinosa, Luis Ignacio "Benway" García Ventura, Luis Pérez, Manolo Ortega, Manolo Prado Pascual, Manuel Ángel "Manuchamo" Chamorro Díaz, Manuel Domínguez Zaragoza, Manuel Gómez Amate, Marco Antonio Romero García, Marcos Jourón Berzosa, Mariano Chiaverano, Marino Arribas Muñoz, Martín Tosas, Matt Craven, Maxi De Sokar, MD.forever (aka MDman, MDcid), Michael Bruhn, Míchel "Mikhail Canyon", Miguel "USA-SOFTware" Mazuecos, Miguel A. "devil_net" García Prada, Miguel Ángel "McLeod/Ideafix" Rodríguez Jodar, Miguel Ángel "Radastan" Montejo, Miguel Ángel Juan, Miguel Ángel Miguélez, Miguel Ángel Villas, Miguel Barrio Orsikowsky, Miguel Herrera, mike_myers, Milan Hozda, Miquel "Moxonite/Moxon" Coma, Mónica, Morlan, Nacho "Nach" Valo, Nicolás Wolovick, Nigel Brooks, Orlando Aníbal Filadelfi, Oscar "Koloraro" Mira Vázquez, Óscar David "Chernobil" González Fernández, Pablo "Siew" Suau, Paco Lafuente, Paco Pastor, Paul E. Collins, pedr0n, Pedro "Rockersuke Moroboshi" Fernández López, Pedro André, Pedro Carpintero García, Pedro J. "Pedrete" De Celis Benito, Pedro Luis Rodríguez, Pedro M., Phantis, Phantomas, Pichuneke, Player 1, Quique Berlanga, Rafa, Rafa "Zael", Rafa "Zitror", Rafael Vico Costa, Ralphy, Raúl Llamas, Raúl Pelayo Díez-Andino, Robert Perelegre Orteu, Roberto Granado Samaniego, Roberto Paciello, Roberto Valverde, Roger Moraga, Rubén Jiménez, Sabreman, Samuli Turkkila, Santiago "NoP / Compiler" Romero Iglesias, Santo Varón, Scoutfree, Secun, Sergio "Beyker" Vaquer Montes, Simon "Obo" Owen, Skarpo, Steve Brown, Tommy Pereira, Ton Kompier, Tony "ADJB" Barnett, Udirnel, Vicente "Vnomis" Simón, Vicente Torres Stockman, Víctor Morilla Padial, Viktor Drozd, Wayne Marsh, Wilko Schroter, Yoxxxoy, ZiKiTrake, zx_fresh, ZX128

SPA2 *is* you.

This is a temporal goodbye, but nonetheless, one with a strong project continuity commitment. Thus let me strongly encourage you to keep sending your contributions, be it either through the upload form of World of Spectrum or through the usual e-mail address:

Every contribution will be carefully archived so that they can be processed once the project is back, hopefully during the second semester of 2011. In the meanwhile, they will be seeing the light of day through the usual publication paths - the scans will be available on World of Spectrum, and the relevant TZXs through the frequent updates of El Trastero del Spectrum.

Let me finish expressing my gratitude to all of you for your patience and support, as well as for keeping your hopes up during the forthcoming months.

See you soon!

Warmest regards,
Juan


Today's update is due to (at least) the following kind colleagues. Kudos to all of you!:

Albert Valls, Alberto Otero Mato, Alessandro Grussu, Alexander "Biotoxin" Podzhunas, Alfredo Catalina, Andrew Barker, Arturo Arenas, "Baltasar, el Arquero", Bitmaniatico, César Nicolás González, Colin Shorts, Cristian Secara, Daniel Clemente, "Darkminder", David "Web8bits" Novo Iglesias, David "Z80user" Gonzalo, David Edward Purcell, David Losada Gacio, David Magowan, David Olias "D-O-S" Suárez, David Pérez, Digital Prawn, El Elfo Oscuro, Emilio "bfx" Rubio, Félix Garillete, Fernando "Leovanifer" Gallego Romero, Fernando Alonso Campillo, Francisco Javier "Mastodon" López, Francisco Javier Cames, Guy Bearman, Ignacio "RDisky" Prini García, Jaime "deepfb / Johnny Farragut" González Soriano, Jaime "Metalbrain" Tejedor Gómez, Javier "ICEKnight" Baldo, Javier "TBrazil" Ortiz, Javier "Utopian" Peña, Javier "Zyloj" Vispe, Javier Herrera, Jon Cortázar Abraído, Jorge Arroyo González, José Juan "Sejuan" Ródenas García, José Leandro Novellón, José Luis Pérez Mateo, José Luis Soler Hidalgo, José Manuel "zxspec" Claros, Josep Coletas Caubet, Juan F. Ramírez, Juan Pablo López Grao, Krasimir Hristov, Luis Espinosa M., Luis Miguel Pabón, Luis Pérez, Manuel Ángel "Manuchamo" Chamorro Díaz, Marco Antonio Romero García, Míchel "Mikhail Canyon", Miguel "USA-SOFTware" Mazuecos, Miguel A. "devil_net" García Prada, Miquel "Moxonite/Moxon" Coma, Morlan, Nacho "Nach" Valo, Nigel Brooks, Oscar "Koloraro" Mira Vázquez, Pedro J. "Pedrete" De Celis Benito, Pedro M., Phantomas, Rafael Vico Costa, Ralphy, Raúl Llamas, Raúl Pelayo Díez-Andino, Roberto Granado Samaniego, Sergio "Beyker" Vaquer Montes, Simon "Obo" Owen, Tomaz Kac, Ton Kompier, Tony "ADJB" Barnett"

Here is the list of contents of the update: Update20100214.txt.
 

 
 
Feb 1st, 2010

 
Fixed a smallish bug in the lists generator.
 

 
 
Nov 30th, 2008

 
As part of the celebrations for our partner site's birthday ("The World of Spectrum"), and taking into account the long wait since our last update, we have decided to issue a new update. This will work as a bridge or transition before the release of the new SPA2. By doing so, we prove that the project keeps alive. Also, we take the opportunity to happily announce that the wait will come to an end sometime soon... :-)

Here is the list of contents of the update: Update20081130.txt.

The contributors are (in alphabetical order): Albert "Elkoko303", Albert Valls, Alberto José "McAlby" González Pedraza, Alberto Otero Mato, Alberto Pérez Torres, Alessandro Grussu, Alexander "Biotoxin" Podzhunas, Alfonso "Borrocop" Fernández Borro, Ali Nya, Allan Gubbins, Álvaro Mangado Cruz, Ana Lurati, Andrés Viedma, Ángel Ló Pérez, Antonio Peláez Barceló, Arturo Arenas, Bibosoft, Black Hole, Carlos "Uto" Sánchez, Carlos Alberto Paramio Danta, Carlos Arilla, Carlos Bobed, Carlos Fernández Sanz, Carlos Gandarillas, Carlos Jiménez, Carlos Sisí, César Hernández Baño, César Nicolás González, Cesc Martínez, Colossus, Daniel Castrillón Otero, Daniel Clemente, David "Web8bits" Novo Iglesias, David "Z80user" Gonzalo, David C. Fernández Castelao, David Muriel, David Olias "D-O-S" Suárez, Emilio "bfx" Rubio, Enrique Vera, Federico J. Álvarez Valero, Federico Jerez, Felipe Jensen Casado, Félix Garillete, Fernando "Leovanifer" Gallego Romero, Fernando Alonso Campillo, Fernando Sáenz, Filipe Silva, Flint, Fran "Althanis", Francisco Javier Cames, Galo Alcolea, GreenCard, Hernán Pablo Álvarez, Ignacio "RDisky" Prini García, Ignacio Soriano Albors, Isidro "Zydro" Gilabert, Iván Sánchez Jordá, Jaime "deepfb" González Soriano, Jaime "Metalbrain" Tejedor Gómez, Jaime "RockRiver" Lapeña Del Río, Jaume Cusó, Javier "Planseldon" Martínez Aguirre, Javier "Tony Brazil" Ortiz, Javier "Utopian" Peña, Javier "Zyloj" Vispe, Javier Galarreta, Javier Herrera, Javier Pérez, jcpeso, Jesús Alonso Rodríuez, Jesús Ramos, Joaquim Vidal Juventench, Jorge "Forsaken" Del Llano, Jorge "TrueVideo" Persiva, Jorge Grao Marín, Jorge Rodríguez Santos, José Ignacio "Astjim" Marina, José Ignacio "Kendroock" Ramos, José Juan "Sejuan" Ródenas García, José Leandro Novellón, José Luis "Karnevi" Veiga Sierra, José Luis "na_th_an" Castaño, José Manuel "zxspec" Claros, José Manuel Braña, José Manuel Poblador Holguín, Joseba Epalza, Josep Coletas Caubet, Josetxu "Horace" Malanda Uriarte, Juan F. Ramírez, Juan José Samper Márquez, Juan Miguel Ordóñez, Juan Pablo López Grao, Julian Hilles, Kalle Olavi Niemitalo, Kamehouse, Krasimir Hristov, Lee Hearne, Leonardo Cocaña, Lluis "Kros", Louis Martinez, Lucia2004, Luis Babboni, Luis Espinosa, Luis Ignacio "Benway" García Ventura, Manolo Ortega, Manolo Prado Pascual, Manuel A. "Manuchamo" Chamorro, Manuel Gómez Amate, Marco A. "Capzo" Romero, Mariano Arribas, Mariano Chiaverano, Martín Tosas, Miguel "USA-SOFTware" Mazuecos, Miguel A. "devil_net" García Prada, Miguel Ángel "McLeod/Ideafix" Rodríguez Jodar, Miguel Ángel "Radastan" Montejo, Miguel Ángel Miguélez, Miguel Ángel Villas, mike_myers, Milan Hozda, Miquel "Moxon" Coma, Nicolás Wolovick, Orlando Aníbal Filadelfi, Óscar David "Chernobil" González Fernández, Pablo "Siew" Suau, Paco Lafuente, Paul E. Collins, Pedro "Rockersuke Moroboshi" Fernández López, Pedro Carpintero García, Pichuneke, Player 1, Rafa, Rafa "Zael", Rafa "Zitror", Rafael Vico Costa, Ralphy, Roberto Granado Samaniego, Roberto Valverde, Rubén Jiménez, Santiago "NoP / Compiler" Romero Iglesias, Secun, Skarpo, Tommy Pereira, Tony "ADJB" Barnett, Vicente Torres Stockman, Wayne Marsh, Wilko Schroter and zx_fresh.

A big thank you to everyone involved!

Our special gratitude to Javier Vispe, Miguel A. García Prada and José Manuel Claros, who also helped a lot in dumping tapes and disks, as well as scanning, resizing and cropping inlays and instructions.

This update is dedicated in memory of Javier Vispe's father.

We hope you enjoy the update, and we thank you all for making this possible through your strong commitment and patience with our/your project.

See you soon,
The SPA2 Team
 

 
 
Sep 15th, 2007

 
SPA2 celebrates fifth birthday!

It was a day like this, back in 2002, when SPA2 was born. It was conceived as a project to archive every Spanish TZX spread all over the Internet, as well as to be the main entrance door for these dumps into the fabulous site World of Spectrum. Five years later, we are proud to say that the total number of preserved Spanish releases is almost five times larger. The support we received from the community was simply overwhelming - even more than we could have ever dreamt.

It is also very obvious that it's been a very long time since the last update. We are perfectly aware that this could give the false impression that we have been wasting our time in real life during these two years. We haven't - and neither have you. It is fantastic that after all this time you keep sending excellent stuff to us - all this stuff will be available in the imminent new site update.

Adapt or die, says our lemma. Well, we are not very interested in dying. So we can only hope that, once the update sees the light of day, you also think that the change was worthwhile waiting.

Thanks to all the community for your cooperation, support and patience. May we celebrate many more birthdays together!

Cheers,
The SPA2 Team
 

 
 
Aug 28,2005

 
Time for a new update!: Update20050828.txt.

We sincerely wish the delay since the previous update (more than 10 months!) hasn't be much discouraging for any of you. As you see, we can offer you the most massive update ever, and the site is going through several internal changes which are very time-consuming for us but will enhance your experience visiting this site. We hope you think it was worth the wait once they see the light of day.

Since we have around 180Mb of new scans, you'll have to download them by yourself. Mind you, we can offer you all the tape and disk images and snapshots compressed in a zip, as usual:


Tapes: TZX (~11.8 Mb)

Tapes: TAP (~3.3 Mb)

Snapshots (~1.8 Mb)

+3 Disks (~4.2 Mb)

Thanks to all the people who made it through for their invaluable work:

Jaime 'deepfb' González, Alexander 'Biotoxin' Podzhunas, Miguel A. 'devil_net' García, Javier 'Zyloj' Vispe, José Manuel Claros, Miguel Ángel 'Radastan' Montejo, Ángel Ortega, Iván Sánchez, José Luis 'Karnevi' Veiga, Alberto Pérez, Manuel Domínguez, Ignacio Prini, Fernando Alonso, Jaime 'Metalbrain' Tejedor, Sergio 'Beyker' Vaquer, 'Ali Nya', Fede J. Álvarez, César Hernández, Carlos Cuevas, Josetxu 'Horace' Malanda, Javier 'zx_spectrum_plus3' Herrera, David Pérez, 'Z80User', Josep Coletas, José Manuel 'YeSoD' Artés, Santiago 'NoP' Romero, Fernando Galindo (DIR Europa), Nacho 'Nach' Valo, Álvaro Alea, Tony Brazil, José Juan 'sejuan' Ródenas, Marco A. 'capzo' Romero, Quique Berlanga, Michael Bruhn, Jorge Del Llano, 'Ralphy', José Francisco López, 'Phantis', Pedro J. 'Pedrete' de Celis, Jaume Soler, Alessandro Grussu, Cesare Falco, Eduardo Mena, Matt Craven, Roger Moraga, David C. Fernández, David Sastre, Jaume Cusó, 'pedr0n', José Luis Pérez, Elfo Oscuro, Sabreman and Colossus.
(...I hope I didn't forget anyone, which is quite likely)

Kind regards,
Juan (Webmaster of SPA2)
 

 
 
Oct 23,2004

In order to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary (was past 15th September) we're proud to introduce you the new update of SPA2, which brings some interesting novelties.

This is the content of the update: Update20041023.txt

By now you should have noticed (if looked to the textfile above) that SPA2 now supports TAP images, as well as snapshots in format Z80. This is a major change, but the goal remains the same: we strive for getting perfect images for every Speccy program released in Spain. So, whenever you find a TAP or Z80 file in this site, you'll find a small icon next to it, showing a cassette crossed out. That will most likely mean that we're still in need of a TZX image (if you can't see any identical entry, without the icon, just above or below, then that's certainly the case!).

Additionally, we have widened the scope of the project. Now we don't just look for comercially released programs, but we also store programs which were home-made or made public domain in the time they were developed. In this case, of course, we only focus on programs developed in Spain or other Spanish-speaking countries. That's one of the main reasons to accept the formats TAP, Z80 as valid, as some of these programs are very difficult to find and in some cases we may never get a perfect image for them.

Hope the news are interesting for you. These are the newest tapes, disks and snapshots (click to download):


Tapes: TZX (~13 Mb)

Tapes: TAP (~6.5 Mb)

Snapshots (~850 Kb)

+3 Disks (32 Kb)

Kind regards,
Juan (Webmaster of SPA2)
 

 

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