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ZX Planet - Spectrum Heaven! - Multi Machine Emulator Review

MME is another great Win32 based Spectrum emulator by Paul A. Hodgson. It is capable of emulating the following models:


Spectrum 48K/128K/128K+/128K+2/128K+3

Designed for your PC and any 32-bit version of Windows (see the panel on the left) it requires a fast processor for multi-tasking (Alt-Tab) other than that it's requirements are pretty low.

P166, 16MBs of RAM and any 32-bit Windows.

Emulator Installation
Requires WinZIP to decrunch then install via Setup.exe.
Emulator Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use

The emulator is very easy to use as the graphical user interface is pretty simplistic. All you need to do is select the Spectrum model you would like to emulate then hit file and load your game.

Emulator Compatibility
This emuator is capable of running just about every game we passed through it, which makes it pretty damned compatible. It can read (SNA/TAP/DSK) files.
Emulator Graphics

The graphics are of a very high quality in both windowed mode and full screen. Scan lines are not used to attempt to enhance the display quality in full screen which is pretty surprising for a Windows based emulator, this is however a good thing as Spectrum graphics never look too great when they are over-enhanced.

Emulator Sound
The sound is very shaky in the release we used to review the emulator as it would often have a clicking noise in the background - probably caused by DirectX calls. However the sound does maintain an accurate pitch and sounds pretty much like the real thing - only with clicks every now and again.
Emulator Sound
The speed is superb but do not try to run another program while the emulator is running, MME took around 20% of the system resources when running and lowered system performance overall when I tried to multi-task to Paint Shop Pro.
Emulator Registration
The beauty of emulation is that most authors create these superb programs in their free time and therefore expect nothing in return. MME does not have a registration fee and is 100% free.
Emulator Download

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