ZX SPECTRUM EMULATION SOFTWARE SECTION
   
 

R80 V0.30

AUTHOR

RAUL GOMEZ SANCHEZ

HARDWARE EMULATED

16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, Pentagon, Scorpion (up to 512 KB), Multiface 128, Kempston mouse, Betadisk.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Pentium 90+, SoundBlaster, AdLib, Gravis Ultrasound.

FILE FORMATS SUPPORTED

SNA, Z80, SLT, SP, SIT, TRD, SCL, FDI, TAP, TZX, VOICE, ZIP (compressed), RAR (compressed).

COMPATIBILITY

R80 runs under DOS, Windows 95/98 DOS box and has been reported to work under OS/2.

HOME PAGE

http://www.chaosite.com/r80

Very good emulator with excellent emulation of hi-res colour effects. It doesn't  emulate border effects however. The problems experienced with Soundblaster cards in earlier versions seems to have been eliminated with this release. One other nice feature is that it supports the execution of ZIP and RAR compressed files. The only drawback of this otherwise excellent emulator is the lack of support for the +3.

X128 V0.93 SB

AUTHOR

James McKay

HARDWARE EMULATED

48k, 128k, +2A, +3, Pentagon, Scorpion 256, Multiface 128, Multiface 3, Disciple, PlusD, Kempston mouse, Betadisk (TR-DOS).

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

A 486DX+ is recommended.

FILE FORMATS SUPPORTED

SNA, Z80, SLT, TAP, TZX, VOC, DSK, TRD.

COMPATIBILITY

X128 runs under DOS, but can run under Windows 95 & 98 just fine. The SB version will not work under Windows NT.

HOME PAGE

http://www.worldofspectrum/

X128 is without a doubt one of the best emulators for MS DOS. It Emulates all the official Sinclair machines from the 48K to the +3 and also includes support for the "Pentagon" and "Scorpion". One of its better qualities is the sound, it emulates the AY chip and the beeper perfectly, both through the soundcard. Hardware emulation is also of a high standard with almost all the "tricks" that can be done on a real Spectrum working on this emulator such as hi-res colour effects. As a result practically all commercially released games work perfectly. The emulator also takes advantage of the power of your PC in order to load TZX files extremly quickly.

YASE V0.8a

AUTHOR

Christian Hackbart

HARDWARE EMULATED

48k, 128k, Pentagon 128, Scorpion 256, Kempston joystick via joystick or keyboard.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

PC with at least a 386 processor (486 DX4/100 strongly recommended).

FILE FORMATS SUPPORTED

Z80, SNA, TAP, TRD

COMPATIBILITY

YaSE runs under Win9X very well.
Attention:
The current version will not run under WIN 2K / NT.

HOME PAGE

http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/~hackbart

New in version 0.8a
 
128k/256k Snp-format.

Better frame skipping on slow machines.

Percentage display.

New AY8910-Emulation for the speaker.

Source restructured.

Added Scorpion, Plus 3 and Didaktik ROM.

Assembler emulation of add,adc,sbc,cp,sub- functions is now optional.

MF128/MF3 emulation.

Z80 STEALTH v0.452

AUTHOR

Kirill Kolpakov

HARDWARE EMULATED

48K,128, Pentagon 128/512, Scorpion ZS 256, Profi 1024, KAY 1024, Betadisk (TRDOS)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

P133+ is required. P166MMX+ is recommended. Any VGA compatible card. Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound card. Memory: At least 16 megs, 32megs is recommended under Windows. OS: DOS, Win95, Win98, Win Millenium Edition.

FILE FORMATS SUPPORTED

Z80, SNA, SLT, SP, PRG, ACH, SIT, TAP, TRD, SCL.

COMPATIBILITY

DOS but it works OK under Win95/98/Millenium Edition.

HOME PAGE

http://z80stealth.emuunlim.com

New in version 0.452

Ability to synch with video (synch with vertical retrace) in no sound mode.
Smooth video output but emu's speed depends on
vertical retrace frequency.
SB0SYNC=VIDEO in cfg 

General Sound works in dummy mode if no sound mode selected

Bugfix: fixed bug in MOD player, now General Sound plays if SB_OUT=1

SPECCYAL V0.75WIP

AUTHOR

Stephane Schmitz

HARDWARE EMULATED

Speccyyal is exclusively a Spectrum 48k emulator.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Everything should run fine from a 266 mhz processor A good DirectX compatible graphics cards A DirectSound compatible soundcard.

FILE FORMATS SUPPORTED

SNA, Z80, TAP, SCR

COMPATIBILITY

Exclusively written for Windows, uses DirectX (DirectDraw, DirectSound and DirectInput).

HOME PAGE

http://speccyal.vintagegaming.com

New in version 0.75WIP

Support for MZ80 CPU core.

Added AY-3-8910 sound directly taken from MAME.

Beeper sound code has been recoded.

Added a sound preferences dialog box.

Speccyal has now been tested successfully on a NT 2000 box in 15,16,24 and 32 bits as well as fullscreen mode.

 

 

 

 



Content, Coding And Design 2001 ZX SPECTICLE - D.J.MCCOWAN