Spectaculator for iPhone, iPod touch & iPad – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

NOTE: These FAQs apply to single games released on the App Store such as Dingo, Dynamite Dan II, Frank ‘N’ Stein, Starstrike II and The Rocky Horror Show.

If you cannot find the answer to your issue below, please contact our support team who will try to resolve it.

If you have any other feedback or suggestions for improvements, please contact us.

I'd like to see <insert game> on Spectaculator - can you add it?

Distribution agreements need to be arranged for all games included with Spectaculator.

If you have contact details for the copyright owner of the said game, please contact us and we'll see what we can do.

If you are the rights owner of one more ZX Spectrum games and would like to see them available on Spectaculator, please get in touch.

Why can I not add my own games to the iPhone/iPod/iPad version of Spectaculator?

This is a restriction imposed by Apple and is unlikely to ever be lifted in the future.

We are working hard to secure distribution agreements with the owners of ZX Spectrum games to make them available - hopefully we can add all the games you'd like to play in the future.

Jester Quest (part of the Zenobi Adventures Vol. 3 pack) fails to load

The game was set to run on a Spectrum +2A at the last moment and, unfortunately, the game does not work on a +2A!

Fortunately the issue was fixed within a couple of hours of the pack becoming available on the App Store.

If your copy has this problem, a fixed version can be downloaded by tapping the 'Restore/Upgrade Purchases' button in the in-app shop.

I'd like to play arcade games on my Bluetooth keyboard

Apple do not provide developers with a way of reading key up and key down events from Bluetooth keyboards. This makes it impossible to provide this feature at this time.