Clock Signal – emulates many home computers

Clock Signal (‘CLK’) is an emulator for a good range of interesting home computers.

It offers emulations of the Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Apple II/II+ and IIe, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Commodore Vic-20 (and Commodore 1540/1), MSX 1, Oric 1/Atmos, Sega Master System, and Sinclair ZX80/81.

The emulator is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Single click loading. CLK aims to automatically select and configure the appropriate machine to run any provided disk, tape or ROM; to issue any commands necessary to run the software contained on the disk, tape or ROM, and to offer accelerated loading.
  • Heavy signal processing tilt for accurate reproduction of original outputs.
  • Aims for the lowest possible latency.
  • 100% accurate emulations.
  • Provisional support for the Sega Master System and its most immediate predecessor, the SG-1000.
  • Built-in screenshot grabbing.
  • Joystick support.

Website: github.com/TomHarte/CLK
Support:
Developer: Thomas Harte
License: MIT License

Prerequisites are SDL 2, ZLib and OpenGL (or Mesa), and SCons for the provided build script. OpenGL 3.2 or higher is required at runtime.

CLK

CLK is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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