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EmuCR: ZEsarUXZEsarUX v8.1 is released. ZEsarUX is a ZX Machines Emulator for Unix, including: ZX Spectrum ; ZX-Uno ; ZX80 ; ZX81 ; Z88 ; Jupiter Ace ; Chloe 140 SE, Chloe 280 SE ; Prism ; Timex TS 2068 ; Amstrad CPC 464. ZEsarUX is Open-Source and runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

ZEsarUX Features:
* Runs on any Unix system and Windows: tested on Linux x86, Linux x86_64, Linux Raspbian, Mac OS X, Windows native, Windows + Cygwin
Emulates:
* Science of Cambridge MK14
* Sinclair ZX80
* Sinclair ZX81
* Spectrum models: 16k, 48k (English and Spanish), Inves Spectrum +, Spectrum 128k (English and Spanish), Spectrum +2 (English, Spanish and French), Spectrum +2A (English and Spanish), Spectrum +3 (English and Spanish), Microdigital TK90X (Portuguese and Spanish), TK95
* Sinclair QL
* Cambridge Z88
* Timex TS 2068
* Sam Coupe
Pentagon
* Chloe 140 SE, 280 SE
Chrome
Prism
ZX-Uno
* ZX-Evolution BaseConf
* ZX-Evolution TS-Conf
* TBBlue/ZX Spectrum Next
* Jupiter Ace
* Amstrad CPC 464
* Is the only emulator for machines: ZX-Uno, Chloe 140/280, Prism, TBBlue and Chrome
* Almost perfect emulation of timing of all Spectrum machines
* Supports undocumented Z80 flags, features, and MEMPTR register
* Supports idle bus port, contended memory, ULA early/late timings
* Supports Motorola CPU 68008 (Sinclair QL)
* Supports SC/MP CPU - INS8060 (MK14)
* Supports Pentagon timing
* Supports perfect ZX Spectrum 16k/48k colour palette
* Supports ULAplus: Standard 64 colour palette, linear modes with 16 colours per pixel: Radastan Mode: 128x96, ZEsarUX modes: 256x96, 128x192, 256x192
* Supports Chroma81 ZX81 Colour mode
* Supports Spectra Video Modes
* Supports Timex Video modes (Mode 0 standard, 1 dual screen, 2 hires colour 8x1, 6 512x192 monochrome)
* Supports All Video modes from Prism machine
* Supports ZGX Sprite Chip
* Supports snow effect on Spectrum models
* Supports interlaced, scanlines and Gigascreen effects
* Supports hi-res modes on ZX Spectrum (rainbow effects and others) and ZX80/ZX81 (UDG, CHR$128, WRX, HRG and some other hi-res modes)
* Supports reducing the screen to 192x144 (0.75 scale)
* Can be used with joystick and environments without keyboard, like Raspiboy / Retropie
* Emulates all the oddities of the Inves Spectrum +: 64 KB RAM, RAM initialization with FF00H pattern, OUT ula AND RAM, EAR and MIC XOR, no contended memory, snow in border, colour ula delay, interrupt starts at end of top border (not at the beginning of the border), corrupt memory on every interrupt, no idle bus
* Uses Video drivers: X-Windows, SDL, Cocoa (Mac OS X), Framebuffer, ncurses, aalib, cacalib, stdout(console), simpletext(console)
* Uses Audio Drivers: PulseAudio, Alsa, SDL, DSP(OSS), CoreAudio (Mac OS X).
* Supports dumping audio & video to file
* Supports real tape loading of file formats: RWA, SMP, WAV, TZX, CDT, TAP, P, O. It handles loading of turbo load tapes or any type of tape loading for standard/non standard loading routines
* Handles binary tape format files (TAP, TZX, O, P, CDT) on standard BASIC ROM routines for ZX Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81, Jupiter Ace
* Handles real audio loading (RWA, SMP, WAV) on standard BASIC ROM routines for ZX Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, Jupiter Ace
* Simulates real tape loading on standard BASIC ROM routines for ZX Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81
* Handles snapshot format: ZSF, ZX, Z80, SP, SPG, SNA (loading only), P, O, Z81 (loading only), ACE
* Handles RZX playback
* Emulates Multiface One, 128 and Three
* Handles DCK Timex dock cartridges
* Emulates +3 Disk
* Emulates Betadisk/TR-DOS
* Emulates ZX Spectrum MMC Interfaces: ZXMMC, DivMMC
* Emulates ZX Spectrum IDE Interface: DivIDE, 8-bit simple
* Emulates Sam Coupe IDE Interface: Atom Lite
* Emulates ZXPand MMC Interface on ZX80 and ZX81
* Emulates ZX Dandanator! Mini
* Emulates Speccy Superupgrade
* Emulates Kartusho
* Handles RAM, EPROM, Intel Flash and Hybrid (RAM+EPROM) cards on Z88
* Handles compressed formats zip, tar, rar, gz through external utilities
* Supports AY Chip, Turbosound (2 AY Channels), 3 AY Channels, different DAC: Specdrum, Covox
* Supports Quicksilva, ZON-X81, and VSYNC-based sound on ZX80/81
* Supports Speaker and Soundbox sound on Jupiter Ace
* Experimental simulation of the Sam Coupe Audio Chip (SAA1099)
* Supports RAM packs on ZX80/81 up to 56 KB
* Supports RAM packs on Jupiter Ace up to 35 KB
* Joystick emulation with real joystick (on Linux) and keyboard cursors: Kempston, Sinclair 1&2, Cursor Joystick, Cursor & Shift, OPQA, Fuller, Zebra, Mikro-Gen, ZXPand. Autofire function also
* On Screen keyboard useful when playing with joystick
* Emulates Spectrum keyboard ghosting error feature
* ZX Spectrum Recreated keyboard support
* Supports native turbo modes on ZX-Uno, Chloe, Prism and TBBlue and manual for other machines
* ZX Printer emulation
* Lightgun emulation: Almost perfect emulation of Gunstick from MHT Ingenieros S.L and experimental emulation of Magnum Light Phaser
* Kempston mouse emulation
* Supports Input spool text file to simulate keyboard press
* Supports reading Pokes from .POK files
* Supports playing .AY sound files
* Supports ZEsarUX remote command protocol (ZRCP). You can do enhanced debugging on ZEsarUX by using a telnet client.
* Can use a reduced Spectrum core, with some features disables, useful on slow devices, like Raspberry Pi 1/Zero
* Powerful debug features: Registers, Dissassemble, Conditional Breakpoints using text expressions, Watches, Step-to-step, Step-over, Runto, Show TV electron position, Load source code, Hexadecimal Dump, View Sprites, Find byte (useful to find POKEs), CPU Transaction log, View BASIC, verbose messages on console
* Accessibility support: Print char traps allows to capture generated text from almost any program or game, using standard ROM calls (RST 10H) or even non standard print character rutines. Can send generated text from a game to a text-to-speech program. It's ready for text to speech support for blind or visually impaired people. Menu emulator can be also read by a text-to-speech program.
* Simulates upper RAM memory refresh on Spectrum 48Kb, losing its contents when changing R register very quickly
* Supports command line settings, configuration file settings and per-game configuration settings
* Other features: Visualmem menu, CPU Statistics
* Includes three easter eggs: Can you find them? :)

ZEsarUX changelog:
Added ZEsarUX Network Gaming protocol (ZENG), which allows you to play to any emulated game, using two ZEsarUX instances,
located each one on any part of the world or in a local network. Games doesn't have to be modified, you can use any existing game
Added Spectrum and ZX81 online game browser. You can search & play almost any game for these machines!
Added real joystick support on Windows
Added Pentagon 16C colour mode emulation
Added 1024 KB RAM emulation for Spectrum & Pentagon
Added ZIP files support: no more need to use external unzip program
Added SCL files support: can be converted from file selector menu pressing space
Added SNA saving support
Added PZX tape file support
Added SCR to TAP file converter
Added total run time statistics
Added checking for updates
Added sending anonymous statistics use
Added setting --disablemenuandexit: it closes the emulator when the menu is going to be opened.
It's the same behaviour as previous --disablemenu. Now --disablemenu only disables the menu but does not close the emulator
Added setting to disable looking for alternate character sets from sysvar 23606/7 on ocr functions
Added DataDrive HiLow emulation (beta)
Added Borland Gui Style
Added setting to reset configuration file to default values
Added setting to choose cpu type
Added ZRCP commands:
-cpu-code-coverage: working with code coverage
-cpu-history: working with cpu history
-extended-stack: having an internal stack for debugging stack value types
-get-ui-io-ports: to get keyboard state and joystick
-get-snapshot: get a ZSF snapshot from ZRCP
-print-footer: print message on footer
-put-snapshot: put a ZSF snapshot from ZRCP
-send-keys-event: simulates key press/release
-set-ui-io-ports: to change keyboard state and joystick
-write-port: write value to a port
Improved TBBlue emulation:
-New Wizard to automatically download and configure TBBlue official SD images
-optimized ula,lores render routines: 2% less cpu
-added scroll x,y on ula layer
-added 1-bit tile mode
-added tbblue register 63H: copper 16 bit write
-added tbblue register 69H: display control 1 register
-added tbblue registers 0x35-0x39, 0x75-0x79
-added copper opcodes NOOP, HALT
-increased tbblue.mmc MMC bundled image size to 64 MB
-updated to the latest tbblue SD distribution.
-enable real video by default
-added zsf snapshot support
-supports setting Core ID to ZX Dos
-supports changing Core version
Improved Debugging:
-added setting to dump .zsf snapshot when a cpu panic is fired
-debug CPU window: can now resize height and have more debug lines, legend keys expand as width increases, registers located at the most right position
-cpu transaction log: faster when opening transaction log file
-added key 'n' for "run" on debug cpu. Does the same as closing all menus and returning back to emulation
-debug CPU window: show interrupt routine pointer on im2 mode
Improved Hex editor:
-can now copy to a different memory zone
-shows the memory pointer when editing memory
Improved menu:
-added more cyrillic characters support
-can now use PgUp,PgDn to jump menu pages
-added setting to disable File Utilities menu
-Splitted source code repository: now extras folder has been moved to another repository. See:
https://github.com/chernandezba/zesarux-extras
Improved assembler: added defs command
Improved AY Sheet: now you can select which AY Chip to show
Improved Waveform: new scroll type
Improved file selector: when asking for a directory, only shows directories, not files
Improved curses driver: symbol @ simulates ESC on menu
Improved snapshot loading: now setting "--sna-no-change-machine" becomes "--snap-no-change-machine" and applies to .sna and .z80
Improved curses driver: now can use utf "blocky" characters and have 64x48 resolution
Improved accurate Z80 timing: IM mode 0 is 1 t-state shorter than IM mode 1
Improved real tape loading: acceleration is disabled by default, added setting to save configuration
Improved cpu speed change: now it's a lot faster
Improved accesibility:
-disabled menu items (the ones in red) are now called as "unavailable" instead of "disabled"
-selected item menu is called now "Selected item" (was called "Active item" before)
-say when a selected menu item is not available
-pressing F4 key on a window menu, it will read that window again
-Mac OS speech filter doesn't fail anymore when message has "-"
-when an error is generated on stdout driver, the message is sent to text-to-speech
Fixed Pentagon border: now ukflag demo is perfect
Fixed Spectrum 128k machines border: now ula128, scroll2017 demos are perfect
Fixed segfault error when using breakpoints like peek/opcode in config file
Fixed segfault error when trying to open a directory with no permissions
Fixed error when trying to open user files on MacOS Catalina
Fixed bug on zxuno changing video ram 5/7 when paging was disabled by bit DI7FFD
Fixed average cpu statistics when footer is not enabled
Fixed kempston mouse emulation on Next machine: wheel bits always return 0
Fixed bug extracting PAWS words when a word is a pronoun
Fixed undocumented opcode ED76: I had IM0 but it's IM1
Fixed RETI behaviour
Fixed Real Joystick support: buttons to event table is not set to defaults automatically anymore
Fixed loading and saving +3 .z80 snapshots
Fixed placing menu windows when using zx desktop and machines TSConf, TBBlue, CPC and QL
Fixed bug loading .sna files when rom 1 paged in
Fixed bug on return flags from tape load trap. It only affected Rocman game and enabling "any flag loading" setting
Fixed setting a configured memory breakpoint like this "--set-mem-breakpoint 0000H 2" which was fired on startup
Fixed f_seek call on esxdos handler
Fixed showing memory banks on debug cpu for Z88 machine
Fixed menu issues:
-fixed generic message splash: wait until key is released (if any pressed)
-fixed opening the menu on stdout driver on the first start of ZEsarUX
-fixed bug closing menu on Z88 machine and Real Video disabled
Fixed tbblue emulation:
-fixed clipping in 80x32 mode
-fixed error when paging rom in ram, on case pages 0,1,2,3
-fixed "bit 7 = Disable ULA output (soft reset = 0)" on register 0x68
-fixed turbosound and dac activation when tbblue fast boot mode
-added turbo mode x8 (28 MHz)
-fixed reading register 7
-fixed RTC emulation
-fixed autoload tape
Fixed Accessibility bugs:
-now menu settings (anything between square brackets []) are played at the end of the menu line
-now menu settings ([ ] and [X]) are played as "enabled"/"disabled"
Some other minor bugfixes and improvements

Download: ZEsarUX v8.1
Source: Here

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