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Category: Emulators

Added: 27th of September 2019

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Install Fuse ZX Spectrum Emulator in Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions

The 1980's saw the birth of home computers. The most successful and popular computer in the UK at the time was the ZX Spectrum 48k. What made this computer different was the famous rubber keys. It was also competitively priced and also had a better selection of games over computers like the Commodore 64.

If you miss classics Manic Miner, Jetpack, Jet Set Willy, this tutorial will show how to install Fuse, the ZX Spectrum Emulator for Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions.

To install fuse open your terminal and enter the following command.

sudo apt-get install fuse-emulator-gtk

When you first start fuse, a warning message will be display about missing roms.

To install the missing the roms enter the following command in the terminal
sudo apt-get install spectrum-roms

Roms are installed the following directory

Once installed launch fuse again from the terminal or your main menu.

Loading a tape

You can pick up game roms from the following website World of Spectrum

Once you have downloaded the rom file, we need load it in to Fuse.

From the top menu go to Media >> Tape >> Open select the downloaded .rom file and click Open.
You may need to extract the file first. Tapes come in .tzx format.

Next we need to issue the LOAD command. On your keyboard press the J key (LOAD) followed by CTRL + pp ("") and hit enter.

Your game or demo will then load

The emulator is set up for fast loading of tapes. If you want the famous ZX Spectrum loading screens do the following.

At the top menu go to Options >> Media

Then deselect Fast loading, Use tape traps and Accelerate loaders and reload the game.