zxsp 0.7.4.pre1 – Sinclair ZX Simulator

What if you had a desire to run some software or games created for the early Sinclair ZX computers, such as the ZX80 or ZX81 and you don’t have one of those computers, but you do have a Mac running OS X 10.7 Lion? You’re in luck, zxsp, a simulator for Sinclair ZX computers, has been updated to support Lion.

It had been almost four years since the author released 0.7.3.pre5, but zxsp 0.7.4.pre1 was released today, with this comment from the developer:

I really got some requests to update zxsp to Lion. Today i finished the main step and made it compile again. There is a lot of work due to discontinued APIs in Mac OS X. Version 0.7.4 requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion). It is not very stable yet but it runs again on Lion.

There you have it. Mac gamers running 10.7 and wanting to simulate/emulate the old Sinclairs from the early 1980s are in luck.

Official Site of zxsp for OS X
Sinclair ZX80 at OldComputers.net