T H E   T Y P E   F A N T A S T I C
( T T F n )
The Sinclair magazine type-in programs archive

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ZX80/81Spectrum, QL, SAM Coupé
Big KBig K
(none in Computer Choice)Computer Choice
(none in Computer Gamer)Computer Gamer
Computer & Video GamesComputer & Video Games
(none in Games Computing)Games Computing
Home Computing WeeklyHome Computing Weekly
Micro AdventurerMicro Adventurer
Personal Computer GamesPersonal Computer Games
Personal Computer NewsPersonal Computer News
Popular Computing WeeklyPopular Computing Weekly
(none in Sinclair Answers)Sinclair Answers
Sinclair ProgramsSinclair Programs
Sinclair ProjectsSinclair Projects
Sinclair UserSinclair User
SyncSync
Your ComputerYour Computer
(none in Your Spectrum)Your Spectrum
(none in Your Sinclair)Your Sinclair
ZX ComputingZX Computing
Odds & EndsOdds & Ends
The above links are to pages with the programs listed in alphabetical order by title;
a separate Chronological Lists page links to pages with the programs listed in magazine issue order.
Julian Goodchild's
 Hall of Fame 
EXCELLENT EXAMPLES
Jason Grimblood's
 Hall of Mystery 
SPOOKY SPECIMENS
MISSION
This site is an index and archive of the type-in programming articles and readers' programs for the Sinclair Research range of computers published during the 1980s-early 1990s in those magazines listed above. Thanks to Michael Bruhn for organising the original version of this archive at Desert Island Disks.
This site currently lists 4,639 programs, 1,862 of which are available here. At the top of each index page there's some issue statistics, and a note on which issues of the title are covered and any missing issues for which information is still needed.

The last TTFn update was on 24th June 2013

(see the "What's Typed In, Doc?" page for details)
THIS SITE NEEDS YOU!
Well, enjoy checking through these lists and trying out these programs. If you have any of the programs in the lists which are not yet archived here, then please send them to me: jg27paw4 at domain globalnet.co.uk . Previous contributors are listed in the Hall of Good Eggs.

REQUESTS:

If there's any particular type-ins not on file which you'd like to see - and they're in a magazine which is on the Available Issues List - then send me a request and I'll probably type them up sometime.

NOTES:

  • Highlighted entries in the listings are: Excellent Examples in Shining White; Interesting Items in Bright Blue; Spooky Specimens in Ghostly Gray.
  • Main titles listed in strikethrough have a listing in the magazine which is either incomplete, partly illegible or garbled; so it's impractical to get a working version.
  • Main titles listed in italics indicate a reprinted listing (either a correction or a duplicate) which is not counted in the totals.
  • Most programs are consolidated into monthly archives, so selecting any particular program will usually retrieve an archive containing all the available programs from that month's issue (or issues, in the case of the weekly magazines) of the respective publication.
  • You'll need an emulator to run the programs in these files. Check my Links page for some suggestions, or the Emulators page at World of Spectrum.
FORMAT OF THE INDEX LISTS
Each list consists of these columns:
  • Program Title (with a separate Article Title underneath if it was different)
  • Author
  • Issue Date (character string)
  • Page Number
  • File Type: (eg.) SNA, TAP, Z80 for Spectrum (TAP preferred); P for ZX81; MDV for QL
  • Computer Type: 80=ZX80, 81=ZX81, SP=Spectrum, QL=QL, SC=SAM Coupé
  • Program Type: A=Adventure, B=Business, D=Domestic, E=Educational, G=Game, U=Utility
  • Language: B=Basic, C=machine code, D=Basic+m/code, F=Forth
  • Information? N=no, P=yes, in program file, Y=yes, in separate text file; indicates if instructions are included.
  • Issue Date (reverse numeric YYMM - for sorting)
The Author, Issue Date, Page Number, File & Computer Type fields may contain multiple values.

NOTE:

The column data in each row are each terminated with a TAB character, so the rows can be copied from any of the tables, the HTML tags stripped off, and the data loaded easily into a spreadsheet or database program, if so desired. (The Program Title and Article Title columns are separately delimited, so there's eleven columns in all.)
PLUGS!
The Type Fantastic (TTFn)
is a SPOT Enterprises * Production from: Jim Grimwood, Weardale, England
See my YrUA? and SPOT*On sites for loads of other Spectrum-related stuff.
These pages were prepared with the FlexED HTML editor from Infoflex Pty Ltd. (Spanderific!)
Have a look in Spot's Pourri for some Spectrum programs which you probably won't find anywhere else - and some which you might not want to find anyway ...
* (SPOT Enterprises has no existence beyond the author's imagination. "Hey, I made it up!")