PSPectrum v0.22 Update!
Just thought i'd let everyone know that their has been an update the the ZX Spectrum Emulator on the PSP.
You'll need to install version v0.2, in which the ZX bios roms *are* included legally, and then install the eboot from the update version over the top.
Some research on World Of Spectrum will reveal to you all this interesting background info with regards to Speccy emulation;
This of course does not include games "roms" - In the case of the Spectrum these are snapshots or Spectrum "Tape" files (TZX or TAPs) - although World of Spectrum have gone to very good lengths to find permission for a lot of games to be freely distributed. Notable "denied" games include some movie tie-in games, some arcade conversions and those games by Ultimate - Play the Game (now known as "Rare Ltd")Amstrad, the current owners of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, allow free distribution of the ZX Spectrum ROMs.
(See the message from Amstrad as posted in comp.sys.sinclair for the details)
Therefore, emulation of the machine is not illegal (as opposed to nearly all other computers that are emulated these days).
Most games are now distributed legally in TAP or TZX format which are unsupported by PsPectrum, which currently only supports the .SNA or .Z80 snapshot formats. To convert a game downloaded in TAP or TZX format for use in PsPectrum i suggest you load the file into a PC spectrum Emulator (such as Spin or EmuZwin) and re-save the game, once loaded, as a snapshot in .SNA or .Z80 format. Those games which are "multi-load" - i.e ones which access the tape *during* the playing of a game (to load levels etc) are currently not supported by PsPectrum.
This is an excellent emulator, which has had a few refinements in the z80 core to improve performance.
New Additions in v0.22 are all with regards to speed / compatibility issues.
Download PSPectrum V0.2 here
Download PSPectrum V0.22 update here