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Starting Emulator Development

Starting Emulator Development

Writing an emulator for a CPU or entire system is a great programming project. Some of the old 8-bit CPU’s can be emulated fairly easily and running them at a decent speed isn’t a problem for modern PC’s. In addition to the CPU, code will be needed to emulate any graphics and sound hardware too. Here are some notes on where to start. CHIP-8 Chip 8 is usually the first place to start – its actually an interpreted programming language…

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Emulation for Retro Gaming

Emulation for Retro Gaming

Emulation is hardware or software that allows one computer system to behave like another. In the world of retro gaming this means that a newer more powerful system can pretend to be an older console or computer and old software can be loaded. Emulators for various old games platforms are available to run on different systems – Windows, macOS, even in web browsers. Alternatively, full retro gaming setups containing multiple emulators can be used, such as Batocera for PC’s, or…

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ZX Spectrum Emulator on macOS

ZX Spectrum Emulator on macOS

The best ZX Spectrum emulator that I found for macs is Fuse for macOS. The latest version of Fuse for macOS is 1.5.6 which was released in August 2019. Even though this is a little old, it seems to work fine in 64-bit only macOS Catalina. All of the main ZX spectrum versions are available, from 16K, 48K, 128K, +2, +3, together with some more unusual versions. (Pentagon 1024K anyone?)