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RWAP Software - For All Your Retro Computing Needs

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"Extending Life of Technology"

Who are RWAP Software
RWAP Software (a division of RWAP Services) was set up in 1986 to help develop and improve the range of software being developed at the time for the Sinclair QL home computer.  We have continued to grow and expand our range of products and services to encompass new technologies as they have emerged, whilst keeping our roots firmly in the world of retro and vintage computers.

Sinclair ZX80 Home Computer - the first in a long line of Home ComputersRather than being just another computer museum RWAP Software offers a range of support for a range of vintage computers, games consoles and industrial equipment; extending the life of technology through sourcing and supplying replacement parts and promoting new peripherals for those machines.

We use our skills and expertise of using retro computers on an almost daily basis since 1982 to assist users and those interested in developing new software and hardware.  We also offer a broad range of second hand hardware and software for these computers and spares (including replacement keyboard membranes and solutions to replace dot matrix and inkjet printers).

Our heart remains with the Sinclair computers which formed our introduction to the world of computers and have provided a means to developing some spectacular software over time.  Over the years our range has extended to provide parts for other popular 1980s home computers and consoles, including such classic machines as the Commodore Amiga and SX-64, Intellivision and Vectrex consoles, and the Amstrad CPC.

We continue to develop and encourage developers to release new products to support these computers, bringing them to market through our trading platform SellMyRetro.

After all, ensuring that 1980s computer technology can still be used and improved, helps keep with our wish to contribute positively to the environment through recycling rather than items going to landfill.

Products for Sinclair Computer Owners

The Sinclair computers were invented by Sir Clive Marles Sinclair, well-known British entrepreneur in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

DivIDE Plus Compact Flash Interface for the Sinclair ZX SpectrumWe work with other suppliers, designers and specialists in the retro-computer community to supply a wide range of items aimed at supporting the users of the full range of Sinclair based computers, including the Cambridge Z88 and Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

We work hard to increase the development of products for these computers and also to obtain the more obscure items produced for these computers (and arrange for them to go back into production where there is sufficient interest).

We are constantly developing new products to help keep these retro computers alive, including replacement keyboard membranes for a wide range of computers (including the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum, QL and Cambridge Z88 home computers).

As part of our software development for these Sinclair computers, we have helped to develop various high profile programs for the Sinclair QL and PC, including Genealogy for Windows and QL Genealogist which can both handle GEDCOM data, Q-Route (a fast and accurate route-finder program currently only on the QL) and the first high colour game for the Sinclair QL (QWord).

We are helping to promote both the Sinclair ZX80/ZX81 and the Sinclair QL through development of new websites, including the Sinclair ZX80/ZX81 forums and the Sinclair QL Wiki which help to increase the amount of information available on the internet about these computers, and enthuse people into developing new hardware and software products.

Sinclair ZX81 ZXpand Interface - Instand Loading and SavingWe have also re-released numerous programs for the Sinclair QL, including the popular games and adventures by Talent+, as well as a wide range of programming reference utilities for the Sinclair QL, including the SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual, Q-Index and Q-Help, all of which are still available.  Some items have been re-released commercially, whereas others we have agreed with the authors to make them available as freeware (downloadable from the Sinclair QL Homepage). 

We continue to preserve commercial software written for the Sinclair QL with a view to either re-releasing it commercially, or to making it available for existing users who can no longer read the microdrive cartridges originally supplied.


Products for Other Vintage Computers and Equipment

We continue to look for new ways of supporting the burgeoning retro and vintage computer market, and have successfully launched our own dedicated trading website for retro computer users and traders - which has much lower fees than you would expect to pay on similar online auction websites.

We continue to look to purchase and recycle retro computer collections for re-sale in order to help continue the interest in these computers, and are also interested in finding new hardware projects to manufacture and sell to the existing market.  If you are interested, or can help with manufacturing or designing some of the hardware, please get in touch with us.

In recent years, we have expanded our range of products further to address much sought after replacement parts and equipment including:

  • Enterprise 64/128 Keyboard Membranes
  • Overlays for Intellivision games consoles Controllers
  • Overlays for Vectrex games consoles Controllers
  • The Retro-Printer Module - providing the means to capture and print from a wide range of vintage computers and industrial equipment
  • Amstrad CPC664 Keyboard Membranes
  • Sam Coupé Keyboard Membranes

For details of our available second hand and new items for a range of retro computers, please visit RWAP Software on SellMyRetro

We continue to actively seek other partners who can help to improve and expand this market, not only improving the rate of recycling for old computers, but also bringing skills such as programming and electronic development back once again into the reach of the masses.

This site is also listed on the Netinfomations Computer Guide

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