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{{Infobox console
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|title = Fujitsu FM-7
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|emulated = Yes
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[[File:FM-New7,_May_2013_B.jpg|thumb|320px|The FM-New7, a revision of the FM-7]]
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The '''FM-7''' was a home computer created by Fujitsu, first released in 1982 and sold only in Japan. It was a stripped down version of the earlier FM-8, which was aimed primarily at businesses.
  
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The FM-7 is 6809-based, similarly to the TRS-80 Color Computer by Radio Shack; some software is compatible with both systems. However, the FM-7 featured two 6809 chips, dedicating one solely to the graphics.
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It also features an enhanced version of Microsoft's Color BASIC called "F-BASIC".  F-BASIC's additions to the standard Microsoft CoCo BASIC include the Japanese character set (katakana, and a few kanji), block graphics, three-voice music and the ability to have graphics appear on the default text screen.
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Throughout the 80s, several models of the FM-7 were released, featuring slight improvements, with the most recent being released in 1988.
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==Emulators==
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
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! scope="col"|Name
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! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
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! scope="col"|Latest Version
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! scope="col"|Active
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! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
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|-
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|XM7
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|Multi-platform*
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|[http://xm7.la.coocan.jp/xm7/xm7.html V3.4L77SX]
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✓}}
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|-
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|[[MAME]]
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|Multi-platform
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|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✗}}
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|}
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<nowiki>*</nowiki> The latest version is only available for Windows, but earlier versions are available for other platforms.
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===Comparisons===
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* Lists:
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:- [http://fm-7.com/emulator/emulators.html Collection of five FM-7 emulators for various systems] (PC DOS, Windows, FM Towns and more)
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:- [http://takeda-toshiya.my.coocan.jp/ Official website of Takeda] consisting of Takeda Toshiya's emulators for many old Japanese computer systems (See Source Code & Binary Archives under the Download sector [http://takeda-toshiya.my.coocan.jp/common/index.html here])
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::- [http://www.emu-france.com/emulateurs/10-ordinateurs/282-takeda-emulation/ Takeda Common Binaries] (An archive of all Takeda emulators for Japanese systems including the FM-7 at Emu-France.com. Smaller file size than at the official website.)
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==External links==
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* [http://www.nausicaa.net/~lgreenf/fm7page.htm Page with info on the FM-7]
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* [http://www.jcec.co.uk/fm7emu.html System files necessary for XM7]
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* [http://fm-7.com/ Website dedicated to the system (in Japanese)]
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* [http://retropc.net/apollo/ Information on FM-7 emulation (in Japanese)]
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[[Category:Computers]]
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[[Category:Fujitsu FM-7 emulators|*]]

Revision as of 02:24, 17 March 2019

Fujitsu FM-7
Emulated Yes
The FM-New7, a revision of the FM-7

The FM-7 was a home computer created by Fujitsu, first released in 1982 and sold only in Japan. It was a stripped down version of the earlier FM-8, which was aimed primarily at businesses.

The FM-7 is 6809-based, similarly to the TRS-80 Color Computer by Radio Shack; some software is compatible with both systems. However, the FM-7 featured two 6809 chips, dedicating one solely to the graphics.

It also features an enhanced version of Microsoft's Color BASIC called "F-BASIC". F-BASIC's additions to the standard Microsoft CoCo BASIC include the Japanese character set (katakana, and a few kanji), block graphics, three-voice music and the ability to have graphics appear on the default text screen.

Throughout the 80s, several models of the FM-7 were released, featuring slight improvements, with the most recent being released in 1988.

Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
XM7 Multi-platform* V3.4L77SX
MAME Multi-platform 0.215

* The latest version is only available for Windows, but earlier versions are available for other platforms.

Comparisons

  • Lists:
- Collection of five FM-7 emulators for various systems (PC DOS, Windows, FM Towns and more)
- Official website of Takeda consisting of Takeda Toshiya's emulators for many old Japanese computer systems (See Source Code & Binary Archives under the Download sector here)
- Takeda Common Binaries (An archive of all Takeda emulators for Japanese systems including the FM-7 at Emu-France.com. Smaller file size than at the official website.)

External links