Steven's ZX81 Computer
Welcome to my ZX81 Computer page. Yes, my first computer was this small, 4 chip wonder that I spent almost three years learning to program on. In fact, I programmed so much on it, I destroyed the original membrane keyboard! My ZX81 is now safely housed in a Timex/Sinclair 1000 case. I know, sacrilege. But at least the keyboard works now!
I recently tried to get my ZX81 working again. Sadly, I can't get it to power on any longer. I'm afraid that all the moves, sitting in hot attics, and the like have finally taken there toll on this 25 year old machine. This is a bit unfortunate as I have some programs still sitting on tapes. I really need to put in an effort to preserve the rest of my programs. The printer paper I used is slowly fading and I eventually won't be able to restore any of them.
The programs listed here are of four categories: animations, graphic games, text games, and home/office. Each program includes a synopsis, a link to an archived P file, an HTML listing, a description of the program's operation or history, pictures of the program's output using the COPY or LPRINT command, and a listing using the LLIST command.
The archive includes all pictures and HTML files as well. However, you'll probably want the ZX81 images and rules to use with the HTML. Also included is a bitmap version of the ZX81 image. Rename it's extension to .ico to use it as a Windows icon.
If you are writing your own ZX81 programs and have access to PERL, you might want to use my ZX81 to HTML converter. Although not as fast as some of the other C versions, it's relatively easy to adjust to your taste! Please, let me know if you find it useful!
I'm trying to keep these updated. Please send me an email or update my guest book if you have one to add, or if find one is no longer working.
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by Steven L. Reid|