Sinclair ZX Spectrum software reverse engineering & development tools

Tony at Zuzebox’s Blog provides a list of software development tools for vintage Sinclair ZX Spectrum machines.

…today, even over 40-years after in was released in 1982 the Speccy still has an amazing following.

As well as making new video games for the Speccy, there is a lot of activity reversing old titles. Seeing what slick programming tricks the games programmers used to make their 8-bit wonders never gets old.

So here are a few sites I’ve found that I think are useful. If you know of any more please leave me a comment and I’ll add them.

Software development tools (& reverse engineering)

SkoolKit – SkoolKit is a collection of utilities that can be used to disassemble a Spectrum game
https://skoolkit.ca/
https://github.com/skoolkid/skoolkit

Spectrum Analyser – a tool (combination of an emulator, debugger and interactive disassembler) designed to help reverse engineer Spectrum games
https://colourclash.co.uk/spectrum-analyser/
https://github.com/dpt/8BitAnalysers

Spectrum Graphics Editor
https://retrospec.sgn.net/info.htm?id=sge&t=u

Examples:
Chase H.Q. disassembly project
https://www.davespace.co.uk/blog/20230524-chase-hq-disassembly.html

The complete Manic Miner disassembly
https://skoolkit.ca/disassemblies/manic_miner/

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