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Sinclair ZX Interface 2
« on: July 13, 2014, 16:04:53 PM »
The ZX Interface 2 was a peripheral from Sinclair Research for its ZX Spectrum home computer released in September 1983. It had two joystick ports and a ROM cartridge slot, which offered instant loading times. The joystick ports were not compatible with the popular Kempston interface, and thus did not work with most Spectrum games released prior to the launch of the ZX Interface 2. In addition, the pass-through expansion bus provided was stripped, only allowing a ZX Printer to be attached.

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Re: Sinclair ZX Interface 2
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 16:07:45 PM »
Was this designed to enhance the gaming experience for the computer?

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Re: Sinclair ZX Interface 2
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 16:19:21 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
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Was this designed to enhance the gaming experience for the computer?

All it really did was add joystick ports (the original Spectrum didn't have them) as well as the ability to use ROM cartridges instead of slow loading tapes. But it wasn't successful so these are now very rare!

And they must be quite pricey to get!

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Re: Sinclair ZX Interface 2
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 10:24:29 AM »
I still have 2 of these and 9 cartridges - I really like this interface - always worked flawless.

Any idea what the value would be these days?


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Re: Sinclair ZX Interface 2
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Re: Sinclair ZX Interface 2
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 21:30:09 PM »
I did get 2 interfaces although one isn't an official one. Both work, and I had 8 cartridges come with it. All for free to a good home right here. Since I fixed the Spectrum Plus which came with it all is working well too :-)
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