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Zed Ex

Zed Ex

Zed Ex is an emulator for the Sinclair ZX81, a hugely popular home computer that was a low-cost introduction to computing for the mass public.

See the amazing ZX-81, perfectly preserved in software since prehistoric times, brought to you for your entertainment and exhilaration.

Zed Ex is based on z81, a Sinclair ZX81/ZX80 emulator with versions for the Linux console and X.

Zed Ex in action

Features:

  • Full ZX81 transparent keyboard
  • Choose gamepad key mapping
  • Custom gamepad layouts
  • Physical keyboard remapping
  • Invert screen
  • Emulate VSYNC visuals
  • GL optimizations
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Claudio Matsuoka

Verdict:

Zed Ex is the perfect emulator to reminisce. The truly remarkable thing was that even the unexpanded ZX81 (with its miniscule 1K of RAM) could produce gaming gems such as 1K ZX Chess which managed to squeese in an albeit incomplete implementation of chess in a mere 672 bytes of RAM. Whilst the demands placed on Android hardware by emulating the ZX81 are very low, Zed Ex is a robust implementation.

7/10

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