Fujitsu FM-7 emulators

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Fujitsu FM-7
FM-New7, May 2013 B.jpg
Developer Fujitsu
Type Home computer
Release date 1982
Discontinued 1984
Predecessor FM-8
Successor FM Towns

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.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
XM7 TypeR
Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD * 3.4L77SX+z09 (XM7)
3.4L77SX+z09 (XM7 TypeR)
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git artifacts[N 1]
libretro core
77AVEMU Windows Linux macOS git TBD

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

  • Lists:
- Official website of Takeda consisting of Takeda Toshiya's emulators for many old Japanese computer systems (See Source Code & Binary Archives under the Download section here)
- Takeda Common Binaries (An archive of all Takeda emulators for Japanese systems including the FM-7 at Smaller file size than at the official website.)

ROM dumps

- Fujitsu FM-7 Tape Dumps at Gaming Alexandria (December 4, 2020. Synopsis of the FM-7; and ROM & image download links for 13 Japanese FM-7 games, many not found in the Neo Kobe pack at TIA.)

External links