|For a noble cause.|
|I'm talking about one of these thingies. Interface 2 required, but not pictured.|
|ZX Spectrum 48k simplified memory map.|
I've explained a little bit about using the TS-Conf and Wild Commander here. The Wild Commander is renamed as boot.$c and placed at the card root. Also, a WC folder at the root contains all the plug-ins and the INI file that lists them. Selecting a .ROM file activates the ROM WRITER plug-in, if it is correctly installed.
|The version number 0.1 tells that we are doing this on our own responsibility...|
Symbol Shift+F12 returns to the TS Conf frontend. Here, adjust the "Reset to:" into ROM #04 and use the bank SYS. After that, a plain RESET (F12) will activate the ROM.
|ZX Evolution transformed into a chess computer.|
Edit 2015: The new version of the ROM WRITER makes it possible to write the ROM files into RAM. When the ROM WRITER v0.2 activates, select the last option, RAM #F8.
Then, In the TS-BIOS Setup-utility use parameters Reset To: RAM #F8 and bank:SYS, then reset to run the ROM. Soft reset will not destroy the contents. This is very handy for testing ROMs.
This here page describes efforts to build new ROM cartridges for the Spectrum, plus also the games mentioned above and some prototypes. There are also zx80, zx81 and the Forth-based Jupiter Ace emulators, which all run on the Sinclair Spectrum as ROM cartridges. The 128k versions can be burned on the ZXEvo and they work. They are not 100% compatible with the original computers but it is neat work nevertheless.
|"Jupiter Ace" on a ZX Evolution. Ok, so I'm not very good at Forth.|