Licence: Open Source
Category: Education (& Games)
Description: BeebEm is a BBC Micro and Master 128 emulator. The BBC Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, was a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by Acorn Computers for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation in the 1980s. Designed with an emphasis on education, it was notable for its ruggedness, expandability and the quality of its operating system.
By default BeebEm will start the BASIC programming language ROM. From here you can load and run disc and tape images, type in commands or write a BASIC program! BeebEm has many features and options available via the menus and keyboard shortcuts. For example, you can use PC joysticks with BeebEm, capture screen shots and videos, run BeebEm full screen and vary the speed of emulation. See the Menu Options section and other help sections for more details. And, even more importantly (!), there is a wealth of Games Disc Images available for download, which makes retro-gaming great fun. - Check out the Repton series and Elite. Plus, you can find a wide variety of ROM image software if you're of a more serious mind.
And the challenge was: What could you achieve with 32k of memory (that's just 16k RAM and 16k ROM)? - And all for just £399 (GBP), with software loaded from cassette tapes; and later on 360k floppy discs if you could afford an extra £200 for a disk filing system (DFS) ROM and disc drive. Makes MS look positively philanthropic!
Download BeebEm Portable 4.13 Development Test 3 [ 3.01MB download / 32.3MB installed]
Development Test 3 (2011-04-18):
- PA.c Format 2.0 compliance improved following testing with the PA.c Development Kit.
Development Test 2 (2011-03-25):
- General tidy-up for PA.c Format compliance.
Development Test 1 (2011-03-11): Initial release