Emulation 101:
Classic Gaming
on the PC

   - Keita Iida


Atari 2600

Atari 5200 /

8-Bit Computers


GCE Vectrex


Multi Platform


Emulation Links


Formerly known as Colem97, Virtual ColecoVision is a Windows-based emulator for the ColecoVision. It has sound, and runs the majority of Coleco games. This is a must download for people who like Windows emulators, as this is the best Windows Coleco emulator that is around today.

Fans of the Colecovision can expect quite a treat when playing their favorite games with ColEm, another in a fine line of emulators by Marat Fayzullin. The emulator performs well on almost all systems, due to Marat's refined Z80 (CPU) emulation code. ColEm offers full sound and joystick support, and ports are available for DOS, Windows, OS/2, Macintosh and Unix/X.

ADAMEm, available for DOS, Linux/SVGAlib and Unix/X, is a port of Marat's ColEm done by Marcel de Kogel, but is now far from being just a port. Formerly known as ColEmDOS, the name change reflects the ability to emulate Coleco's ADAM computer as well. Although a touch slower than ColEm, ADAMEm should run decently on most systems, and has sound and joystick support in all systems to boot. If you have a computer that is compatible with ADAMEm, this is the one to use.

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