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6 emulators listed:

C64[Spectrum 48]
SAM Coupé[Spectre]


BeZX (Jens Kilian, Des Herriott and Erik Kunze)

  1. Emulates 48/128/+3, with Multiface 128, Interface 1, Microdrive, and Kempston Joystick.
  2. Loads .SNA, .Z80 (optionally with .DAT) snapshots, .MDR microdrive files and .DSK disk images.
  3. Saves to .SNA, .Z80, .MDR, and .DSK files.
  4. No real tape support.
  5. Requires?
  6. Speed?
  7. Freeware.
  8. Good points?
  9. Not a port of the current version of xzx, so lacks many of the features available under Unix. Not available for Intel BeOS.
  10. Multiface 128 ROM not included due to copyright problems. Also available for Unix and Windows. Any comments/corrections to the above welcomed.
  11. Available from Jens' Home Page.

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Spectrum 48 (Whitby Computers Ltd.)

  1. Emulates Sinclair BASIC only - no Z80 emulation, so no machine code programs work. Microdrive emulated via 1541/1571 disk drive.
  2. Loads Microdrive files from disk.
  3. Saves Microdrive files to disk.
  4. No real tape support.
  5. Requires just a basic C64.
  6. Slow - well, it is just BASIC and it is on a C64!
  7. Freeware?
  8. Allows C64 users to see some of the superiority of Sinclair's masterpiece (well you try and think of a good point!). And Sinclair BASIC is somewhat more useful than Commodore's attempt.
  9. Useless for all but the most BASIC of games (pun intended).
  10. Some information from Adam Roach's comp.emulators.misc FAQ.
  11. Available from World of Spectrum (ZIPped up .P00 file for use with the PC64 CBM 64 emulator).

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ROMU6 (Cesar Hernandez and Juan Hernandez)

  1. Emulates Spectrum 48K BASIC only.
  2. No snapshot loading, tape files loaded via normal MSX tape loading.
  3. No snapshot saving, tape files saved via normal MSX tape saving.
  4. As the above implies, apparently has real tape support through normal MSX tape loading.
  5. Requires an MSX II with 128Kb Memory mapper. Though it will run on an MSX I with a memory mapper the colours will be wrong.
  6. Speed?
  7. Freeware.
  8. Good points?
  9. Bad points?
  10. No other points.
  11. Available from World of Spectrum.

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NXSpectrum (Ian Collier and Ian Stephenson)

  1. Emulates 48K Spectrum. ZX Printer still?
  2. As xz80.
  3. As xz80.
  4. As xz80.
  5. Requirements?
  6. Speed?
  7. Freeware (GNU Public License).
  8. Good points as xz80?
  9. Bad points as xz80?
  10. This is a quick hack of xz80 to make it run under NeXTStep. And yes, this is from the same guy who does SoftPC for Insignia!
  11. Was available from ftp://pitcher.peak.org/pub/next/submissions/NXSpectrum.app.NIHS.compressed but this site no longer exists.

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SAM Coupé

Spectre v1.0 (James Gasson)

  1. 48K Spectrum emulation (via SAM Coupé hardware).
  2. Loads .SNA, Disciple/+D and Multiface tape snapshots, and from .TAP tape files.
  3. Saves .SNA, Disciple/+D and Multiface tape snapshots, and to .TAP tape files.
  4. Tape support (using the SAM ROM tape routines).
  5. Works OK with SAM DOS 2.0 and Master DOS 2.1.
  6. Runs a bit faster than a real Spectrum (due to SAM's faster CPU).
  7. Freely distributable in original form.
  8. Pull-down menu interface (kind of).
  9. Spectrum ROM not included. Some known bugs - listed in the manual.
  10. To get the program onto a SAM disk, you will need a PC disk reading progam for SAM, like KE Disk (from the PC->SAM package), or PC Suite.
  11. Available from NVG or World of Spectrum.

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[New!] Tezxas v2.0 (Samir Ribic)

  1. Emulates 48K Spectrum.
  2. Loads from own format snapshot and tape files.
  3. Saves to own format tape files.
  4. No real tape support.
  5. Nothing special.
  6. Speed?
  7. Freeware.
  8. Good points?
  9. Bad points?
  10. For those not in the know, the TI89 and TI92+ are two graphical calculators made by Texas Instruments.
  11. Available from World of Spectrum as either the TI89 version or TI92 version.

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