FBZX Changelog

New in version 2.7.0

December 7th, 2011
  • This release adds support for 320x240 mode.
  • It remembers again the last mode used (48K, 128K, etc.).

New in version 2.6.0 (December 4th, 2011)

  • This version adds ULAPlus support, fixes a little bug when loading ROMs, and allows going to submenus from the HELP menu.

New in version 2.4.2 (February 18th, 2011)

  • Fixed a bug in the ALSA sound subsystem.

New in version 2.4.1 (March 15th, 2010)

  • emulates acurately the Original spectrum (both issue 2 and issue 3), the classic 128K, the Amstrad Plus 2, the Amstrad Plus 2A and the Spanish 128K. This include screen, keyboard and sound (both speaker and AY-3-8912 chip).
  • Screen emulation is extremely acurate, so it can emulate border efects and even atribute efects.
  • Supports Z80 snapshots, both loading and saving, and loading .SNA snapshots.
  • Supports TAP (both read and write) and TZX (only read) tape files, supporting normal speed loading and fast speed loading.
  • Emulates joysticks: kempston, cursor and sinclair.
  • Emulates the Interface I and Microdrive.
  • Based in a new, fully free, Z80 emulator (Z80Free).
  • Is distributed under GPLv3 license.

New in version 2.4.0 (February 21st, 2010)

  • Fixed a bug in SNA loader (thanks to Jose Luis)
  • Added a DC filter in PulseAudio sound, to avoid losing the sound when mixing with other audio sources (thanks to Paul N)
  • Added a help message at startup

New in version 2.1b (April 29th, 2009)

  • Renamed directory roms in the TAR.BZ2 package to spectrum-roms, to allow FBZX to run from a local directory, without needing to install it globally (DEB package with version 2.1 works fine, so has not been replaced).

New in version 2.1 (December 26th, 2008)

  • This release changes the ROM format for compatibility with files in the Debian package SPECTRUM-ROMS.
  • A new icon has been added.

New in version 2.0 (November 30th, 2008)

  • The code is now completely free, thanks to a new Z80 emulator written from scratch.
  • It now emulates the Spanish 128K.
  • Either ALSA or OSS can be used for sound output.
  • The volume settings are now stored.
  • The program can be run from the local directory, without installing in /usr.
  • A bug in the sound with some soundcards was fixed.