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  1. #11
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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    spectemu is quite a nice 48K Speccy emulator. It doesn't emulate the 128K machines though. I use Fuse (the Free Unix Spectrum Emulator)
    which emulates just about everything, including a black and white TV
    (yes, really).

    This is the main Fuse site where you can download the source code:
    http://fuse-emulator.sourceforge.net/

    I installed the Debian binaries available at

    http://www.youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk/progs.etch.html


    though rather than compiling from source. Works fine here on Gutsy.

    Here it is running one of the best Spectrum games ever.
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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    Oh, talking of Head Over Heels (which is what the screenshot is of) you may want to download Retrospec's remake of the game for your nice snazzy Linux box. Check that out here:
    http://retrospec.sgn.net/game-overview.php?link=hoh

    Here's a screenshot of that in action.
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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    Ah. If I add the -bgr option to my Head Over Heels launcher in the menu I get the correct colours. That'll teach me to read the docs.
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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    Hehe! Cheers for that spec-chum, I'll definitely be giving those a shot.

    Head Over Heels is a classic. One of my favourite Speccy titles is Underwurlde from Ultimate. It always surprises me when I talk to old Spectrum fans who have never even heard of it. It's a classic dammit!

    EDIT: Just installed your updated Head Over Heels. How cool is that? Fantastic. Cheers for the nod on that one.
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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    I never could get on with Underwurlde. I always ended up bouncing uncontrollably around the place. I did complete Sabre Wulf and Knight Lore though.

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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    It definitely required a delicate hand. I've always enjoyed platform games more than any other genre though. It's the one style of game I generally have no problems with, though I have to admit I never completed Underwurlde. I got very close though...

    BTW, I installed that Fuse you mentioned. I got the xfuse-sdl packages. How do I get it to go full screen? When I open it, it comes up in a tiny window. I really like the look of it, so if you have any handy hints about using it, they'd be much appreciated.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSilly View Post
    BTW, I installed that Fuse you mentioned. I got the xfuse-sdl packages. How do I get it to go full screen? When I open it, it comes up in a tiny window. I really like the look of it, so if you have any handy hints about using it, they'd be much appreciated.

    Many thanks.
    I've installed the xfuse-gtk package rather than the sdl as it's a nicer interface. With that you can't go full screen, but you can expand the window to three times normal size which is plenty big enough.

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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    Oh right. Can I not make this screen bigger on the sdl version then? Should I just install the gtk version?

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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    You can call the SDL version with
    Code:
    xfuse-sdl --full-screen
    to get it to go full screen (as I've just found). Seems to not play nice with avant window navigator when coming out of it though so I'm gonna stick to the GTK version.

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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    The sdl version crashed my computer earlier, so I thought I'd install the gtk version and give it a bash. However, I'm getting this error when I try to launch it with xfuse-gtk in the terminal -

    Code:
    xfuse-gtk: error: Unknown display size/image size 0/1
    What does that mean?

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