Following on from the ZX Vega+’s “Roll of Honour” & updated website news from earlier in the week, earlier today Retro Computers Ltd. (RCL) released even more news on their upcoming handheld continuation towards the legacy of the ZX Spectrum; this time it’s in relation to the software that will be running all the games.
RCL have announced that they will be using the highly-praised FUSE emulation software, that a huge portion of the Retrogaming community use to emulate ZX Spectrum games, when not loading them up on their classic machines.
Created by Phil Kendall – back in 1999 – this is completely open source software and will be running under Linux, as the Vega+ developers have crammed it [Fuse] onto the Freescale SOC (system on a chip), which is at the heart of the ZX Vega+.
Pointed out on the latest update for those of us not up-to-date on Freescale SOC’s:
“For the less tech-oriented (and that’s most of us), what the FUSE emulator does is make the Freescale SOC behave just like the original Spectrum hardware, so games and other software written for the Spectrum will run beautifully on our hardware.”
With thanks given out to Philip Kendall and the team at FUSE – from RCL – it appears that the ZX Vega+ is getting even closer to release.
To keep up-to-date on the latest ZX Vega+ information visit their new website here.