opense-basic - Free software ROM for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: opense-basic
Package version: 3.1.2
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 303 B
Download size: 237.09 KB
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OpenSE BASIC is a replacement ROM for the ZX Spectrum for use with emulators or real machines. Some of the highlights include a faster and better version of Sinclair BASIC, an enhanced editor, AY support, ULAplus support, improved SCREEN$ handling for UDGs and 8-bit character sets and a faster and more accurate floating-point library. OpenSE BASIC remains compatible with the majority of Spectrum software and hardware. It can replace the original ROM in 16K/48K models out of the box. It's also possible to run it in 128K models, but note that it does not include many functionalities present in the original ROMs of those machines, such as the 128K menu, editor and +3DOS.



    Source package: opense-basic

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install opense-basic deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install opense-basic


    • /usr/share/doc-base/opense-basic
    • /usr/share/doc/opense-basic/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/opense-basic/SEBASIC.pdf.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/opense-basic/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/opense-basic/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/opense-basic/copyright
    • /usr/share/spectrum-roms/opense-stub.rom
    • /usr/share/spectrum-roms/opense.rom


    2012-06-26 - Alberto Garcia <> opense-basic (1:3.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Add epoch due to the new version numbering scheme (x.yz => x.y.z). * debian/copyright: update download info. * Upstream now distributes the documentation as SEBASIC.pdf, so let's keep that file name in the Debian package. - debian/rules: no need to touch the file anymore. - debian/{docs,doc-base}: update file name.

    2012-05-02 - Alberto Garcia <> opense-basic (3.07-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * debian/control: update Standards-Version to 3.9.3. * debian/copyright: update copyright years and download info. * debian/copyright: remove upstream's e-mail address, it's no longer valid. * debian/rules: update build and clean targets to work with the new release.

    2011-06-02 - Alberto Garcia <> opense-basic (3.03-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #628746)