Last Updated on: 26th April 2022, 03:05 pm
Web site: fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows, AmigaOS, MorphOS
License: GNU GPL
First release: 1999
Fuse (the Free Unix Spectrum Emulator) was originally, and somewhat unsurprisingly, a ZX Spectrum emulator for Unix. However, it has now also been ported to Mac OS X, which may or may not count as a Unix variant depending on your advocacy position. It has also been ported to Windows, the Wii, AmigaOS and MorphOS, which are definitely not Unix variants.
The project was started in 1999 and is still under development as of 2019. It has been recognised as one of the most full-featured and accurate Spectrum emulators available for Linux.
– Accurate 16K, 48K (including the NTSC variant), 128K, +2, +2A and +3 emulation.
– Working +3e, SE, TC2048, TC2068, TS2068, Pentagon 128, Pentagon “512” (Pentagon 128 modified for extra memory), Pentagon 1024 and Scorpion ZS 256 emulation.
– Runs at true Speccy speed on any computer you’re likely to try it on.
– Support for loading from .tzx files, including accelerated loading.
– Sound (on Windows and Mac OS X, and on systems supporting ALSA, the Open Sound System, SDL, PulseAudio or OpenBSD/Solaris’s /dev/audio).
– Kempston joystick emulation.
– Emulation of the various printers you could attach to the Spectrum.
– Support for the RZX input recording file format, including ‘competition mode’.
– Emulation of the Currah μSource, DivIDE, DivMMC, Interface 1, Kempston mouse, Multiface One/128/3, Spectrum +3e, ZXATASP, ZXCF and ZXMMC interfaces.
– Emulation of the Covox, Fuller audio box, Melodik and SpecDrum audio interfaces.
– Emulation of the Beta 128, +D, Didaktik 80/40, DISCiPLE and Opus Discovery disk interfaces.
– Emulation of the Spectranet and SpeccyBoot network interfaces.
Emulation of the TTX2000S teletext interface.
– Support for the Recreated ZX Spectrum Bluetooth keyboard.