Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

A spectrum emu?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Other OS
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jamie_tickner



Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:15 pm
Posts: 67
Location: north west England

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: A spectrum emu? Reply with quote

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!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
johnhudson
LXF regular


Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:37 pm
Posts: 870

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
M-Saunders
LXF regular


Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:14 pm
Posts: 2893

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.)

M
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Bazza
LXF regular


Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:16 am
Posts: 1473
Location: Loughborough

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
guy
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:07 pm
Posts: 1070
Location: Worcestershire

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
_________________
Cheers,
Guy
The eternal help vampire
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Other OS All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast