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Fuse 1.3.5


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.


What features does it have?


  • 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 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, Fuller audio box, Interface 1, Kempston mouse, SpecDrum, Spectrum +3e, ZXATASP and ZXCF interfaces.
  • Emulation of the Beta 128, +D, Didaktik 80/40, DISCiPLE and Opus Discovery interfaces.
  • Emulation of the Spectranet and SpeccyBoot interfaces.


What is it lacking?


  • Quite a lot! However, it's a lot better than it used to be...


Fuse 1.3.5 released.

  • Emulation core improvements:
  • Disable tape traps when playing/recording RZX files (thanks, windale) (Sergio Baldoví).
  • Miscellaneous improvements:
  • Fix typo in LOG disk format (Sergio Baldoví).
  • Replace old ticket numbers from Trac to Allura (Sergio Baldoví).
  • WidgetUI: Fix memory leak in file selector (thanks, clang) (Sergio Baldoví).
  • Fix allocator sizeof operand mismatch and remove dead assignment (Sergio Baldoví).
  • Remove prototypes of old plus3 disk functions (thanks, Andre Leiradella) (Sergio Baldoví).
  • Increase allocated memory to keep GCC7 happy (Sergio Baldoví).






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