sz81 - Sinclair ZX80/ZX81 emulator

PPA description

sz81 is a Sinclair ZX80/ZX81 emulator very much based upon the work of Ian Collier’s xz80 and Russell Marks’s z81 but employing the highly portable SDL and including additional functionality and features for desktop computers and portable devices.


* Virtual keyboard with several adjustable properties
* Control bar with icons for regularly used features
* Load anytime file dialog (no need to use LOAD)
* Save state system with 9 slots for each program
* Runtime options including a joystick configurator
* RAM configurations of 1 to 4, 16, 32, 48 and 56K
* Quicksilva, BI-PAK ZON X-81 and VSYNC-based sound
* Screenshot saving using the bitmap image format
* Joystick control remapping within the emulator
* Full keyboard, mouse and joystick support throughout
* 3x runtime switchable scaling on supported platforms
* Window and fullscreen toggling on supported platforms
* Portrait orientated resolutions such as 240x320
* The ability to run centred within any resolution
* Source code support for *nix, AmigaOS4 and Win32
* Maximum porting potential since it only requires SDL

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:alex-p/sz81 to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/sz81
sudo apt update
Technical details about this PPA

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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Alexander Pozdnyakov.

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sz81 2.1.7+svn203-5ppa1~xenial1 Alexander Pozdnyakov ()
sz81 2.1.7+svn203-5ppa1~trusty1 Alexander Pozdnyakov ()
sz81 2.1.7+svn203-5ppa1~focal1 Alexander Pozdnyakov ()
sz81 2.1.7+svn203-5ppa1~eoan1 Alexander Pozdnyakov ()
sz81 2.1.7+svn203-5ppa1~disco1 Alexander Pozdnyakov ()
sz81 2.1.7+svn203-5ppa1~bionic1 Alexander Pozdnyakov ()
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