Requires Windows PC
Written in X86 using FASM Source Code Z80 Core
29-June-2014: Updated Memory Map Dialog Descriptions.
11-July-2014: Fixed incorrect timing of LD (HL),r Group of instructions.
26-July-2014: Disabled unauthorised re-distributed installers, added install path option.
About The VZ200 Computer
The VZ200 was very popular in Australia , New Zealand and Germany from 1982 to 1989 many user groups where formed supporting this computer. Programs could be typed in from magazines or write your own then saved on cassette tapes. The joysticks are hard wired to the joystick interface. Larger programs require the pluggin 16K RAM pack. For VZ200 users loading and saving was entirely audio cassette tape based.
The VZ300 was an upgraded VZ200 that introduced floppy disk drive and full travel keyboard, 16K extra RAM and DOS ROM. Two other changes are the CPU is clocked slightly faster and two extra display rows per frame due to the changes in the video timing circuit.
VZ300 Hardware differences effect split screen demo.
Emulator Real VZ200
Emulator Real VZ300
(note: Video Capture Hardware effects colours)
I have tried splitting the screen after one additional line of text on a real VZ200 and this proved to be impossible. It was however a very interesting experiment and I learned that the screen can be hardware scrolled vertically (even if crudely), and some other interesting effects, and worked out some simple code that can produce some really wild screen displays never seen before, my plan is to work some of this into the emulator at a later date and upload side by side demonstrations to Utube, you may not believe what you will see ! and other software "black magic" that has never been discovered on the VZ200 before.
256 Characters include Inverse font and block graphics characters in 8 colours for mixing simple block graphics
The VZ300 adds VZ DOS BASIC ROM to the cartridge memory area giving the VZ300 a full set of DOS commands avaliable on power up, including Format.
Saving programs and Running programs on floppy disk images with easy commands like SAVE, RUN, LOAD, DIR
A VZ200 Cassette Tape based game of Circus
ROM Cartridge based word processing and Printing
Floppy disk based word processing and Printing
EDASM by Dubois and McNamara
A BASIC to Machine Language Compiler
Several Language Extensions where written
The Emerson Arcadia 2001 game console was sold across many continents from 1982, It was also known as the Tunix, MPT-03, HMG-2650, UVI Compu Game,Schmid TVG-2000 etc.
There was a limited number of around 56 cartridge based games released for this console.
This emulator features Cartridge Selection Frontend for quick access to the full cartridge library.
Dick Smith VZ200 & VZ300
Z80 CPU Guide.pdf
VZ200 Technical Manual.pdf
VZ300 Technical Manual.pdf
VZ300 Main Unit Manual.pdf
Giant Book of Games.pdf
Extending VZ200 Basic.pdf
Image Format Documentation
.DVZ image format.doc
VZ200 Circuit Diagram
Expansion Port Pinouts
Floppy Disk Motor Control
Floppy Disk Connector