What is SPA2?

Goal

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 and Latin America.

Archive scope

Accepted:

  • 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.

Non accepted (for the moment):

  • 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] - PNG / JPG format. Preferably, they are expected in resolution equal to or greater than 300 dpi, raw, with blank margins all around. If required, we will post-process the scans to get an appropriate size for download. ePlease note that we will adapt them for the web by following It is also convenient for us 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/PNG 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?