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The history of the Arcadia 2001 emulators is very foggy and hasn't been documented clearly before.
 
The history of the Arcadia 2001 emulators is very foggy and hasn't been documented clearly before.
  
In 1998, Emerson Arcadia 2001 Emulator by Paul Robson was the first Arcadia 2001 emulator<ref>https://www.gamefaqs.com/a2k1/916364-arcadia-2001/faqs/2628</ref>.
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In 1998, '''Emerson Arcadia 2001 Emulator''' by Paul Robson was the first Arcadia 2001 emulator<ref>https://www.gamefaqs.com/a2k1/916364-arcadia-2001/faqs/2628</ref>.
  
Emulator2001 seems to have been developed by Gavin Turner about 2005<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20051026150459/http://www.gstsoftware.co.nz/</ref>.
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'''Emulator2001''' seems to have been developed by Gavin Turner about 2005<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20051026150459/http://www.gstsoftware.co.nz/</ref>.
  
WinArcadia (based on Emulator2001<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20130801182925/http://www.gstsoftware.co.nz/</ref>, and seems to not credit the original author) probably started in 2007<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/</ref> (The official website of the emulator was started in that year), but it is not known whether the emulator was capable of emulating the Arcadia 2001 system upon release or that feature was added later.
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'''WinArcadia''' probably started in 2006/2007.<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/</ref> It is the Windows backport of AmiArcadia, which is the enhanced official Amiga port of Emulator2001<ref>https://web.archive.org/web/20130801182925/http://www.gstsoftware.co.nz/</ref>. It was written by James Jacobs and Gavin Turner, but the original author (Turner) is no more credited.
  
WinArcadia and [[MESS]] are multi-emulators, which means that the Arcadia 2001 wasn't their major goal, but simply just a system upon a hundred other system these emulators are capable of emulating, and at very good accuracy. The emulator  
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WinArcadia emulates the Emerson Arcadia 2001 family of consoles (Bandai, Emerson, Grandstand, Hanimex, Intervision, Leisure-Vision, Leonardo, MPT-03, Ormatu, Palladium, Poppy, Robdajet, Rowtron, Tele-Fever, Tempest, Tryom, Tunix, etc.).
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WinArcadia and [[MESS]] are multi-emulators, which means that the Arcadia 2001 wasn't their major goal, but simply just a system upon a hundred other system these emulators are capable of emulating, and at very good accuracy. The emulator
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==

Revision as of 13:51, 23 March 2017

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Emerson Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio in 1982 following the release of ColecoVision. It was discontinued only 18 months later, with a total of 35 games having been released. Emerson licensed the Arcadia 2001 to Bandai, which released it in Japan. Over 30 Arcadia 2001 clones exist.

Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Accuracy Recommended
Arcadia 2001 Emulator DOS 1998/07/30
Emulator2001 Windows 2014/09/20
Tunix2001 Windows 26.8.06
MAME Multi-platform 0.213
WinArcadia Multi-platform 24.35

History

The history of the Arcadia 2001 emulators is very foggy and hasn't been documented clearly before.

In 1998, Emerson Arcadia 2001 Emulator by Paul Robson was the first Arcadia 2001 emulator[1].

Emulator2001 seems to have been developed by Gavin Turner about 2005[2].

WinArcadia probably started in 2006/2007.[3] It is the Windows backport of AmiArcadia, which is the enhanced official Amiga port of Emulator2001[4]. It was written by James Jacobs and Gavin Turner, but the original author (Turner) is no more credited.

WinArcadia emulates the Emerson Arcadia 2001 family of consoles (Bandai, Emerson, Grandstand, Hanimex, Intervision, Leisure-Vision, Leonardo, MPT-03, Ormatu, Palladium, Poppy, Robdajet, Rowtron, Tele-Fever, Tempest, Tryom, Tunix, etc.).

WinArcadia and MESS are multi-emulators, which means that the Arcadia 2001 wasn't their major goal, but simply just a system upon a hundred other system these emulators are capable of emulating, and at very good accuracy. The emulator

Issues

Probably the biggest issue is that this system didn't grab attention because of the very limited games it has and that it was discontinued only 18 months after it was released in 1982, so developers aren't giving it any significant attention.

References