Emulators

We have the new emulators section working. The old link now sends you to the new list.

live.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek/emulators

Although this is just a list at the moment, we are working on the idea that each emu can have it's own page on WoS, with instructions, details, screenshots, etc.. The pages are set up to allow this, but for the time being it's there.

The list is still being populated so might have your favourite missing at the moment...
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  • Looks good thank you for the update! :D

    I wonder: There's a release date and this appears correctly to refer to the initial / first release, how practical it would be to have another column with the latest release date in it ? This way you can very quickly look to see if there's an update or not and/or if there ever was one etc etc.

    This might not be practical (for time reasons if nothing else) though I can see why.

    Just a random one for you to ponder.
  • spider wrote: »
    Looks good thank you for the update! :D

    I wonder: There's a release date and this appears correctly to refer to the initial / first release, how practical it would be to have another column with the latest release date in it ? This way you can very quickly look to see if there's an update or not and/or if there ever was one etc etc.

    This might not be practical (for time reasons if nothing else) though I can see why.

    Just a random one for you to ponder.

    We can put in whatever details are provided to us - I'm not sure we need an initial release & update dates though? The date shown is supposed to be latest version date.

    These have all been done from scratch and there's over 200 in total, so it's possible some details will be inaccurate.
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  • edited August 2019
    Thanks.

    Twas only a random idea that's all. :)

    No harm.
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  • The date should be the latest release date as per the file and hopefully should be correct.If you spot any eorror let me know and I'll correct them.
    When I compiled the original list I thought there'd be 40 or 50 emulators, currently it looks like there'll be around 240!!! Thats just ZX Spectrum ones, I plan to add ZX81 / ZX80 / QL / Jupiter ACE and any other Sinclair related emulators I can find later on.
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  • Good work, early days I know but noticed a couple of things while I was opening links for Windows emulators to check features

    You could add https://www.mamedev.org/ for Mame/Mess

    The Unreal Speccy portable link for Windows doesn't work - 404
    VBSpec also

    And also the following links
    http://kassiopeia.juls.savba.sk/~garabik/old/zx.html; https://korpus.sk/~garabik/old/zx.html
    http://ww38.jbacteria.retrolandia.net/

    Filter on Windows and you get some MS Dos (maybe intended) and some Unix (probably not intended) and even Amiga

    Are you planning to add columns for Emulator features - what machines it emulates, does it have a disassembler, assembler ...



  • Good work, early days I know but noticed a couple of things while I was opening links for Windows emulators to check features

    You could add https://www.mamedev.org/ for Mame/Mess

    The Unreal Speccy portable link for Windows doesn't work - 404
    VBSpec also

    And also the following links
    http://kassiopeia.juls.savba.sk/~garabik/old/zx.html; https://korpus.sk/~garabik/old/zx.html
    http://ww38.jbacteria.retrolandia.net/

    Filter on Windows and you get some MS Dos (maybe intended) and some Unix (probably not intended) and even Amiga

    Are you planning to add columns for Emulator features - what machines it emulates, does it have a disassembler, assembler ...


    I'll check the links, they've been sitting in my files for well over a year waiting for Lee.

    The filter stuff may be me not entering correctly, I did go into "auto mode" after a while.

    Yep, probably for the more popular emulators 1st, there are 240 so it'll take some time. If anyone want to write some stuff for a few of the emulators then I'm happy to paste them in, especially if it's your emulator. I really don't fancy write 240 description and feature lists. Also I can't try them all because some are for some very old and/or exotic hardware.
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  • The filter is a bug which Lee is currently in the process of fixing. Wasn't me, my data entering skills are clearly up to scratch.
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  • Some of the links issue is a db bug, I'll get Lee to fix it. The Unreal Speccy Portable link does work. It looks like any entry which has more than 1 link has the links merged together but separated by ; so they get screwed up
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  • I've now given Lee a list of bugs to fix...
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  • I see a bug!!!

    To reproduce:

    Go to the emulator site
    Enter "Spud" in the Emulator textbox
    See the result, definitely buggy

    :p




    /me runs
    So far, so meh :)
  • SpectREM (for macOS) shows the version as 0.8. The linked version is actually 0.9.
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  • Very good interface.

    Javascipt emulators additions / corrections :
    jsspeccy2 is javascript not j2me (as indicated) https://github.com/gasman/jsspeccy2

    jsspeccy https://github.com/metadaddy/jsspeccy
    QAOP/JS http://torinak.com/qaop
  • Might be worth making the default filter be by date (newest first) rather than alphabetical order, for people who don't know what they're looking for and just click the first thing they see.
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  • firelord wrote: »
    Very good interface.

    Javascipt emulators additions / corrections :
    jsspeccy2 is javascript not j2me (as indicated) https://github.com/gasman/jsspeccy2

    jsspeccy https://github.com/metadaddy/jsspeccy
    QAOP/JS http://torinak.com/qaop
    Yep, already on the todo list to correct, I didn't have Javascript as a system to select just J2ME, I asked Lee to add Javascript and having already made a list of the Javascript emulators I know which ones to update.

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  • polomint wrote: »
    I see a bug!!!

    To reproduce:

    Go to the emulator site
    Enter "Spud" in the Emulator textbox
    See the result, definitely buggy

    :p




    /me runs
    If you enter c**t in the emulator filter box then it brings up a picture of John Young.
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  • SpectREM (for macOS) shows the version as 0.8. The linked version is actually 0.9.

    Thanks.
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  • I have to say, I knew about most of these issues and was always going to fix them this afternoon, I didn't expect anyone would spot any of them but you guys have really taken an interest in this updated section and it justifies all the hard work that has been done behind the scenes so thanks!!!!

    Also if you have (or know of) an emulator we don't list or maybe you've just released an update to the emulator you've written them please contact me and I'll add it to the db.
    We will have a submissions page at some point but until then just send me a pm with the details and I'll do the rest

    Thanks again!!!
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  • edited August 2019
    The correct link for ZXBaremulator is http://zxmini.speccy.org and for JSpeccy is http://jspeccy.speccy.org
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  • zx81 wrote: »
    The correct link for ZXBaremulator is http://zxmini.speccy.org and for JSpeccy is http://jspeccy.speccy.org
    Updated

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  • Is there any chance of a little bit more information about the emulators say:
    Hardware zx spectrums or clones n interfaces with nmi buttons?
    Rzx file support?
    Can it record video as Avi video file?
    Monitor disassembler?
    List of supported files?
    Ula+/spectra interlaced?
  • Is there any chance of a little bit more information about the emulators say:
    Hardware zx spectrums or clones n interfaces with nmi buttons?
    Rzx file support?
    Can it record video as Avi video file?
    Monitor disassembler?
    List of supported files?
    Ula+/spectra interlaced?
    To be honest we have well over 200 emulators listed for quite a large number of platforms, I (a) haven't got the hardware to test them all and (b) do not have the time.
    Best thing you can do is download the ones that take your fancy and try them.
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  • "Best thing you can do is download the ones that take your fancy and try them." That sounds flippin' amazing. What are we talking about again?
    "I should use simulator loosely 'cos I don't think it's quite like this on the beach with helicopters and fires and the jumping beach buggy" - paulisthebest3uk 2020.
  • I know I've tried zx spin fuse rs x128 eighty1 sim coupe n a zx spectrum emulator for gba n android they just don't seem to work terribly well
  • I know I've tried zx spin fuse rs x128 eighty1 sim coupe n a zx spectrum emulator for gba n android they just don't seem to work terribly well
    I don't think it's the emulators which are the issue...
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  • If you can't get on with ZXSpin then you might as well just give up now. It's got to be one of the easiest and user-friendly emulators out there.

    Though I think it would help if there was a bit of the downloads section at the top that said "Here, these ones work, the rest are a waste of time" since it has a load of unsupported stuff going back decades.
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  • joefish wrote: »
    If you can't get on with ZXSpin then you might as well just give up now. It's got to be one of the easiest and user-friendly emulators out there.

    Though I think it would help if there was a bit of the downloads section at the top that said "Here, these ones work, the rest are a waste of time" since it has a load of unsupported stuff going back decades.
    You can always filter the entries so that the most recent releases are list 1st. At least that way you'll have a good idea of which emulators are still being updated.
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