Xbeeb 0.4.1 is now released!
Xbeeb is a BBC Model B Micro Emulator for UNIX and the X Window system. At the moment (release 0.4.1) it implements a significant amount of the functionality of the original machine, but is not complete. Things I have done are :
Things which I know are missing but which I'm not currently working on are :
I've got a few questions I need answering before I can progress with some of these. If you can answer anything, I'd like to hear from you.
If you're a Beeb user, you know what it looks like, but here are a few screenshots from some games.
Sources for version 0.4.1 are available from our archive site : ftp://ftp.cloud9.co.uk/pub/Micros/BBC/Emulators/Xbeeb/xbeeb-0.4.1.tar.gz.
One of the things that people always seem to ask about is how fast the emulator is. On my no-name PIII-733 running Linux Xbeeb v0.4.1 will run up to 20 times faster than a real Beeb. Unfortunately this performance isn't maintained when there are lots of MODE2 screen updates do to or when the emulator has to play a lot of sounds.
Mark Cooke used to keep some Beeb related archives at http://blue.bad.bris.ac.uk/students/ee2015/Welcome.html, but that seems to have disappeared. I have a patchy mirror of what was available there that I'm presently trying to reconstruct.