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A spectrum emu?

Postby jamie_tickner » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:34 pm

Hi all, am new here so be nice!!

Anyway, I was reminiscing about my old spectrum that I got when I was 6yr old (I am now 26)

Does a spectrum emu exist for linux? Or if not is there anyway I can get a prog on linux that will let me write progs using the spectrum's Basic language? I must have been born a geek as I was making text adventures and other programs on a spectrum from age 8!!

Any suggestions will be appreciated!
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Postby johnhudson » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:06 am

Welcome - I haven't spotted a Spectrum emu for Linux; I think the nearest you would get would be the Amstrad CPC if you want to run programs from that era on Linux.
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:00 am

There are a few for Linux/UNIX -- one of the better ones is FUSE:

http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net

And there's also Spectemu. Enjoy! I have very fond memories of the Speccy days, and a few months ago I got the Zeus assembler running in an emulator for some machine code tomfoolery. (I wish the Speccy had an in-built assembler like the Acorn Electron.)

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Postby Bazza » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:38 pm

Hi Mike et al...

> I have very fond memories of the Speccy days, and a
> few months ago I got the Zeus assembler running in
> an emulator for some machine code tomfoolery. (I wish
> the Speccy had an in-built assembler like the Acorn
> Electron.)

Me too. I still have all of mine...

I actually liked the Spectrum BASIC, simple yet quite
powerful and AFAIAC idiot proof.

And with that "RANDOMISE USR <address>" command
with the M/C code inside the first REM statement; kewl...

I wrote a testcard program to set up TVs in BASIC with
extra graphics inside the border using M/C code in the
above format; sadly it only worked on the 48K versions
due to the critical timings involved.

The board itself could still have many uses today; maybe
call it the "Spectrum Dev Board"... ;o)

On board Video, Audio, I/O ports and a crude modem of
sorts plus 48K of user programmable RAM, plus........
73...

Bazza, G0LCU...

Team AMIGA...
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Postby guy » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:54 am

Bazza wrote:I actually liked the Spectrum BASIC, simple yet quite powerful and AFAIAC idiot proof.


Same here. Even better was SAM BASIC on the SAM Coupé, a later development of the Speccy from Miles Gordon Technology (MGT). SAM BASIC was a superset of Sinclair BASIC with various neat extras including procedures, more conditionals, and new graphics commands.

The best emulator on Linux is probably SimCoupé.
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