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Neil79 01 May 2013 02:54

Can the Amiga 1200 run spectrum/amstrad games?
Is the Amiga 1200 fast enough to run emulated Amstrad and Spectrum games if so, can you? :D:D

The ultimate retro system lol

DH 01 May 2013 02:57

Well, if there was a C64 emulator for the A1200, I don't see why not, but I have no idea of what spec you would have needed for it, also I have no idea if there were any Spectrum or Amstrad emulators made for it anyway.

EDIT: Amiga Spectum emulator discussion & links >> http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=57674
Aminet Amstrad emulator for Amiga >> http://aminet.net/package/misc/emu/Ami-CPC

Neil79 01 May 2013 03:16

great thankyou :)

Amigan123 01 May 2013 07:08

There was definately good Spectrum emulators that worked fine and as far as I can remember it ran well on my A1200, many years ago.

I think it was ZXAM or Speculator I used to play Zynaps on!

Although ASP is supposed to be the best one http://www.lasernet.plus.com/asp.html


fitzsteve 01 May 2013 14:50

ZXAM Spectrum & ASP both great Spectrum Emulators will run very well on your new ACA1232/25

You can also try CoolNES, AmiMasterGear(MasterSystem/GG Emulator) and AmiGameBoy.

All work fine on my ACA1232/33 :great

Nes is a little slow & not the best compatibility.

I don't know any Amstrad Emulators but must be out there.

Zak 01 May 2013 15:29

I have a complete Speccy CD for Amiga 1200 somewhere and there is also a C64 Emulator on it, but only trial version. Speccy emulator is full version. I would have to search for it if you want it and you would have to guide me where to upload it and how, since I am not very fit with all that modern whereabouts and certainly I would have to look where I have the time for it, so bear with me.

sneeker 01 May 2013 19:10

I remember having a disk from a pd library years ago that had quite a few speccy games and an emulator on it, jet set willy ran fine on a 1mb a500 so a 1200 wouldnt struggle at all.

Zak 03 May 2013 19:11

Found the CD. There is like 100 or more Speccy games on it, also some C64 stuff, several Amiga Spectrum Emulators. It also seems to be equipped for PC usage (1998). If anybody wants it leave a message on this channel. :nervous

Sandro 03 May 2013 22:32


Originally Posted by Neil79 (Post 885125)
Is the Amiga 1200 fast enough to run emulated Amstrad and Spectrum games if so, can you? :D:D

The ultimate retro system lol

the best spectrum emulator is ASP but it requires at least a 040/25mhz for full speed
if you have a 020 or 030 try zxam which is fantastic

for amstrad the best one is emucpc07 on aminet...but you need a 030/50mhz for full speed

Neil79 03 May 2013 22:37

thankyou :)

Neil79 09 May 2013 21:31

Here's a question!

Can the emulator/software be run directly from a PCMCIA through the Amiga?

fitzsteve 09 May 2013 22:10


Originally Posted by Neil79 (Post 887092)
Here's a question!

Can the emulator/software be run directly from a PCMCIA through the Amiga?

Yep :)

I've uploaded a new Video on Youtube showing some 3D Games and Master System Emulator running on the ACA1232

You can see it in this thread:


Neil79 09 May 2013 22:39

Oh awesome Thanks! I want to be able to play Amstrad games through the PCMCIA :D

Looks like I need to save up a little then, might as well keep the internal 4GB as is :)

By the way Fitz, you missed out on Pirates CD32 and kept pirates standard, they look almost completely different ;)

fitzsteve 09 May 2013 22:45

Yeah there just isn't space for the whole pack on a 4gb CF card so most CD32 were removed to make space, you can always add the odd ones that you like, you can download them pre-installed and transfer them with the PCMCIA Kit, you can even run them direct from PCMCIA like your Emulators, etc :)

Neil79 09 May 2013 23:17


EDIT : Now I know what to do with my 2GB Amstrad games :P

Neil79 09 May 2013 23:25


Looks like a good deal?

fitzsteve 09 May 2013 23:36

Not really you can buy the CF card for <£10 and the adapter for about £2-£3, you already have the drivers installed on your HDD (they're included with Classic Workbench) ;)

CF Card = £6 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sandisk-co...item338205755c
PCMCIA adapter = £3.89 (UK) can get cheaper from Hong Kong, but I know you like your stuff fast...

Or I should have spare here you can have for £2.50 :)

My spare CF's sadly don't work in PCMCIA

Neil79 09 May 2013 23:46



Seems like there are many different types of Sandisk's :/

Neil79 09 May 2013 23:49

If you have a spare PCMCIA that works I can buy I'll pay you right now, for fast delivery :p

So all I need then is a sandisk, why doesn't your spare ones work btw?

Neil79 09 May 2013 23:56

Right, I've purchased this for the 4GB Sandisk :D :D


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