Last Updated on: 11th January 2024, 05:16 pm

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Category: Machine Emulators
Platform: Linux, BSD, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: 1994

z81 – a Sinclair ZX81 (aka TS1000) emulator. The ZX80 can also be emulated. There are actually two versions – z81 (for svgalib), and xz81 (for X). Also included are zx81get (a ZX81 tape reader), and saverom (a program to save the ROM from a ZX81).

The ZX81 is also known as Timex TS1000.

It supports the pseudo-hi-res mode, overscanned modes, the ZX Printer, and both VSYNC-based and AY-3-891x-based sound. It saves and loads programs in Xtender’s .P format, but should also be able to load .81 format files.

`xz81′ is a version of `z81′ for X. It should work on non-Linux systems, though it probably needs a relatively modern Unix box. xz81 should work on most displays – depths of 1/4/8/15/16/24/32-bit are supported, though 4-bit is currently untested.

In addition to the emulators, z81 comes with `zx81get’, a (Linux-specific) program to transfer programs from ZX81 tapes using a soundcard (or more precisely, via /dev/dsp). Loading from ZX81 tapes is no easier than it ever was, but it seems to work fairly well.

z81 uses the Z80 emulator from Ian Collier’s `xz80′.

Z80 emulation and much X code from `xz80′, copyright (C) 1994 Ian Collier.
ZX81/ZX80 support and svgalib front-end (C) 1995-2004 Russell Marks.

The project ended in 2004.

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