9Feb/151

ZEsarUX v2.0 Released

posted by TecSoft

ZEsarUX is a Sinclair ZX Machines Emulator for Unix (Mac OS X Yosemite, Linux), including:
— ZX80
— ZX81
— ZX Spectrum
— Z88.

Changes are:

Added Cambridge Z88 emulation
Added Real audio tape loading on ZX Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81 (.rwa, .smp, .wav, .tzx, .tap, .p, .o formats). It handles loading of turbo load tapes or any type of tape loading for standard/non standard loading routines
Added Support for Chroma81 - Colour mode on ZX81
Added interlace and scanlines mode
Added Gigascreen mode
Added option to autoenable AY Chip when it is needed
Added option to change View Waveform Shape
Added option to find bytes, useful to discover POKEs
Added option to emulate RAM refresh
Added option to enable CPU transaction log
Added option to View Basic
Added loading support for ZX80 snapshot .z81
Changed .ZX snapshot to version 5 to support Z88 snapshots
Improved Beeper sound on all machines: Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81, Z88
Improved Inves Spectrum+ emulation
Fixed idle bus port value on +2A machines and memory paging enabled
Fixed timing with CALL opcodes, better ZX80/81/Spectrum hi-res video effects. No more need to use Video t_states offset on ZX81
Fixed MEMPTR value on some opcodes
Fixed cpu initializing registers and magic RANDOMIZE USR 46578. See http://foro.speccy.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2319
Fixed cpu opcode OUT(N),A
Fixed WRX mode on ZX81 and last column
Fixed ZX80/81 display bug and linecntr counter
Some other minor bugfixes and improvements

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28May/140

ZEsarUX v1.1 Released

posted by TecSoft

Fixed bug with AY Chip and channels with both tone & noise enabled. It's a bit annoying so these sounds are played louder.

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28May/140

ZEsarUX v1.0 Released

posted by TecSoft

ZEsarUX is a ZX Machines Emulator for Unix, that emulates 16k, 48k, Inves Spectrum +, Spectrum 128k (English and Spanish), Spectrum +2 (English, Spanish and French), Spectrum +2A (English and Spanish), Microdigital TK90X (Portuguese and Spanish), TK95, ZX80, ZX81.

Version 1.0. May, 26th 2014 - Rainbow edition

Contended memory and real timing for Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81
Improved real video display (rainbow) for Spectrum and ZX80/81 (non standard & hi-res modes)
Speeded up Z80 core using 16 bit operations for HL, DE, BC
Added interlace mode
Added hotswap machine option
Added emulation of some other oddities of the Inves Spectrum +: no contended memory, snow in border, colour ula delay, interrupt starts at video display (not at the top of the border)
Added RAM pack emulation of 32 KB and 48 KB to ZX80/81
Added idle bus port emulation
Added option to load and save binary data
Added option to view CPU & ULA registers
Added option to save video file
Improved User Interface: added confirmation to saving operations on menu, showing error messages on menu
Fixed some bugs with AY Chip (high envelope frequency, tone&noise behavior)

24Apr/140

ZEsarUX v0.6

posted by TecSoft

ZEsarUX is a ZX Machines Emulator for Unix, that emulates 16k, 48k, Inves Spectrum +, Spectrum 128k (English and Spanish), Spectrum +2 (English, Spanish and French), Spectrum +2A (English and Spanish), Microdigital TK90X (Portuguese and Spanish), TK95, ZX80, ZX81.

Version 0.6. April, 22th 2014:
Added ZX Spectrum smp tape loading (raw audio)
Added Image stabilization for hi-res modes on ZX80/81
Added real video display for curses and stdout for ZX80/81
Added Pulse Audio driver
Added experimental support for MEMPTR register - not enabled by default on configure
Changed border size for curses
Improved HRG Support: no more need to enable HRG option. To use HRG you must load HRG-driver.p and then LOAD "" the hrg program selected
Improved ZX81 tape routine: now you can load a ZX81 tape with LOAD "NAME" (it will load "NAME.P" file). It is used in multipart games
Improved ZX81 hi-res modes (WRX and others) - better handling of image width
Speeded up a bit some Z80 opcodes
Fixed bug with alsa driver and non-pthreads version
Fixed bug with CHR$128 and characters from 64th.

26Jul/132

Monochrome Issue 4 Is Out

posted by TecSoft

monochrome4MONOCHROME magazine is a Sinclair ZX81 fanzine produced by Yerzmyey. The magazine is 12 pages long, printed in high quality using a special ZX font, in an A5 booklet.

Excellent quality with news for ZX80, ZX81 users, and their clones, packed with news and reviews of software and hardware.

You can buy it right now on www.sellmyretro.com. Price: £0.75 (+shipping).

Also you can read previous issues of the magazine:
Read Issue 1 of MonoChrome;
Read Issue 2 of MonoChrome;
Read Issue 3 of MonoChrome.

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8Sep/120

Sinclair ZX Days: Exclusive Design Collection

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Rick Dickinson, British industrial designer of Sinclair Research Ltd published a collection of some of the industrial designs he produced at Sinclair Research including development drawings, models, and also ideas that never became finished products.

Here you'll find ZX80, ZX81, SPECTRUM, QL, FLAT SCREEN POCKET TV, Z88, PANDORA, LOKI, TOP SECRET PROJECTS.