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Nine models were produced with the BBC brand, the phrase "BBC Micro" usually referring to the first six ('''Model A''', '''B''', '''B+64''', '''B+128''', '''Master 128''', and '''Master Compact'''), the latter three being referred to under the name Acorn Archimedes. Some of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Master other model variants] that followed after include '''Master Turbo''' and '''Master 512'''. The system was primarily used in schools across the United Kingdom, but also found success in the home computer markets in the UK, the US, and West Germany.
 
Nine models were produced with the BBC brand, the phrase "BBC Micro" usually referring to the first six ('''Model A''', '''B''', '''B+64''', '''B+128''', '''Master 128''', and '''Master Compact'''), the latter three being referred to under the name Acorn Archimedes. Some of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Master other model variants] that followed after include '''Master Turbo''' and '''Master 512'''. The system was primarily used in schools across the United Kingdom, but also found success in the home computer markets in the UK, the US, and West Germany.
  
The '''Acorn Electron''' is a budget version of the BBC Micro; it uses the same processor and is software compatible (albeit slower) for programs that use the hardware abstractions and video modes provided by Acorn's OS, but uses incompatible hardware. As a result it has a largely distinct set of emulators.
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The '''Acorn Electron''' is a budget version of the BBC Micro; it uses the same processor and is software compatible (albeit slower) for programs that use the hardware abstractions and video modes provided by Acorn's OS, but uses incompatible hardware. As a result, it has a largely distinct set of emulators.
  
 
==Emulators==
 
==Emulators==
While the BBC Micro had fewer games than its contemporary systems like the [[ZX Spectrum|ZX Spectrum]], [[Amstrad CPC|Amstrad CPC]], or [[Commodore 64 emulators|Commodore 64]], it was a powerful machine and several notable titles were created for it, including Elite and Starship Command.
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While the BBC Micro had fewer games than its contemporary systems like the [[ZX Spectrum emulators|ZX Spectrum]], [[Amstrad CPC emulators|Amstrad CPC]], or [[Commodore 64 emulators|Commodore 64]], it was a powerful machine and several notable titles were created for it, including Elite and Starship Command.
  
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
 
|+ BBC Micro
 
|+ BBC Micro
 
! scope="col"|Name
 
! scope="col"|Name
! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
+
! scope="col"|Platform(s)
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|BBC Micro
 
! scope="col"|BBC Micro
 +
! scope="col"|BBC Master
 
! scope="col"|Active
 
! scope="col"|Active
! scope="col"|[[Recommended emulators|Recommended]]
+
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 +
|-
 +
!colspan="7"|PC / x86
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[http://www.mkw.me.uk/beebem/index.html BeebEM]
 
|[http://www.mkw.me.uk/beebem/index.html BeebEM]
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
|[https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/releases 4.15b1]
+
|[https://github.com/stardot/beebem-windows/releases 4.15b4]
 
|B, B+, M128
 
|B, B+, M128
 +
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[https://github.com/stardot/b-em B-em]
 
|[https://github.com/stardot/b-em B-em]
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
|[http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/ 2.2]
+
|[http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/ 2.2], [https://github.com/stardot/b-em Git]
|A, B, B+, M128, M512, MT, MC
+
|A, B, B+, M128, MC
 +
|MT, M512
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Model B
 
|Model B
|Windows
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
 
|[http://modelb.bbcmicro.com/ 10-04-04]
 
|[http://modelb.bbcmicro.com/ 10-04-04]
 
|B, B+
 
|B, B+
 +
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[https://xania.org/Emulation jsbeeb]
 
|[https://xania.org/Emulation jsbeeb]
|Internet browsers
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Web}}
 
|[https://bbc.godbolt.org/ Web], [https://github.com/mattgodbolt/jsbeeb Git]
 
|[https://bbc.godbolt.org/ Web], [https://github.com/mattgodbolt/jsbeeb Git]
|B, M128, M Turbo
+
|B, M128
 +
|MT
 +
|{{✓}}
 +
|{{✓}}
 +
|-
 +
|[https://web.archive.org/web/20181130010333/homepages.paradise.net.nz/mjfoot/bbc.htm BeebIt]
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|RiscOS}}
 +
|[https://web.archive.org/web/20181130010333/homepages.paradise.net.nz/mjfoot/bbc.htm 0.65]
 +
|B, B+, M128
 +
|{{✗}}
 +
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 +
|-
 +
|[https://web.archive.org/web/20181130010333/homepages.paradise.net.nz/mjfoot/bbc.htm BeebItJ]
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|RiscOS}}
 +
|[https://web.archive.org/web/20181130010333/homepages.paradise.net.nz/mjfoot/bbc.htm 1.03]
 +
|B, B+, M128
 +
|{{✗}}
 +
|{{✗}}
 +
|{{~}}
 +
|-
 +
|[https://www.bannister.org/software/horizon.htm Horizon]
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|macOS}}
 +
|[http://www.stairwaytohell.com/emulators/homepage.html 1.4.0]
 +
|B
 +
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 +
|{{~}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[https://github.com/tom-seddon/b2 B2]
 
|[https://github.com/tom-seddon/b2 B2]
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
|[https://github.com/tom-seddon/b2/releases b2-20180424]
+
|[https://github.com/tom-seddon/b2/releases/tag/b2-20190804-012555-9198f33 b2-20190804]
 
|B, B+, M128
 
|B, B+, M128
 +
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 +
|-
 +
!colspan="7"|Mobile / ARM
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/littlefluffytoys/Beebdroid Beebdroid]<br/><small>(B-em based)</small>
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|Android}}
 +
|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.littlefluffytoys.beebdroid&hl=en 2.0]
 +
|A, B, B+, M128, MC
 +
|MT, M512
 +
|{{✗}}
 +
|{{✓}}
 +
|-
 +
!colspan="7"|Console
 +
|-
 +
|PSPBEEB
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|PSP}}
 +
|[http://www.qj.net/psp/homebrew-emulators/pspbeeb-v110-bbc-micro-emulator-for-psp.html 1.10]
 +
|B
 +
|{{✗}}
 +
|{{✗}}
 +
|{{✓}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|+ Acorn Electron
 
|+ Acorn Electron
 
! scope="col"|Name
 
! scope="col"|Name
! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
+
! scope="col"|Platform(s)
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|Active
 
! scope="col"|Active
! scope="col"|[[Recommended emulators|Recommended]]
+
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 +
|-
 +
!colspan="5"|PC / x86
 +
|-
 +
|[[MAME]]
 +
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 +
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
 +
|{{✓}}
 +
|{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Clock Signal|CLK]]
 
|[[Clock Signal|CLK]]
|macOS and UNIXalikes
+
|align=left|{{Icon|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[https://github.com/TomHarte/CLK/releases {{clkver}}]
 
|[https://github.com/TomHarte/CLK/releases {{clkver}}]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|eek
 
|eek
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[https://github.com/bpeel/eek Git]
 
|[https://github.com/bpeel/eek Git]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|[http://electrem.emuunlim.com/ ElectrEm]
 
|[http://electrem.emuunlim.com/ ElectrEm]
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[http://electrem.emuunlim.com/Downloads.html 0.6c]
 
|[http://electrem.emuunlim.com/Downloads.html 0.6c]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|ElkJS
 
|ElkJS
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[https://github.com/dmcoles/elkjs Git]
 
|[https://github.com/dmcoles/elkjs Git]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|[http://elkulator.acornelectron.co.uk/ Elkulator]
 
|[http://elkulator.acornelectron.co.uk/ Elkulator]
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[https://github.com/rcook/elkulator 1.1]
 
|[https://github.com/rcook/elkulator 1.1]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
|-
 
|[[MAME]]
 
|Multi-platform
 
|{{MAMEVer}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|+ Multi
 
|+ Multi
 
! scope="col"|Name
 
! scope="col"|Name
! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
+
! scope="col"|Platform(s)
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|Atom
 
! scope="col"|Atom
 
! scope="col"|BBC Micro
 
! scope="col"|BBC Micro
 +
! scope="col"|BBC Master
 
! scope="col"|Electron
 
! scope="col"|Electron
! scope="col"|[[Recommended emulators|Recommended]]
+
! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 +
|-
 +
!colspan="8"|PC / x86
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[MAME]]
 
|[[MAME]]
|Multi-platform
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows|Linux|macOS|FreeBSD}}
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
|{{✓}} ||A, B, B+, M128 ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
+
|{{✓}} ||A, B, B+, M128 ||? ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
 
|-
 
|-
|Pantheon
+
|[[Pantheon]]
|Windows
+
|align=left|{{Icon|Windows}}
|[http://bostjan-grandovec.si/Content/News.htm 7.050]
+
|[http://bostjan-grandovec.si/Content/News.htm {{PantheonVer}}]
|{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
+
|{{✓}} ||{{✓}} ||?||{{✓}} ||{{✓}}
|}
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;"
 
|+Console
 
! scope="col"|Name
 
! scope="col"|Console
 
! scope="col"|Latest Version
 
! scope="col"|[[Recommended emulators|Recommended]]
 
|-
 
|PSPBEEB
 
|PSP
 
|[http://www.qj.net/psp/homebrew-emulators/pspbeeb-v110-bbc-micro-emulator-for-psp.html 1.10]
 
|{{✓}}
 
 
|}
 
|}
  

Revision as of 22:39, 8 January 2020

A Standard BBC Micro Model A

The BBC Micro, also known as the BBC Microcomputer System or the Beeb as it was affectionately called, was a series of microcomputers created by Acorn Electronics for the BBC's computer literacy project. They were designed to be rugged, stable, and easy to use.

Nine models were produced with the BBC brand, the phrase "BBC Micro" usually referring to the first six (Model A, B, B+64, B+128, Master 128, and Master Compact), the latter three being referred to under the name Acorn Archimedes. Some of the other model variants that followed after include Master Turbo and Master 512. The system was primarily used in schools across the United Kingdom, but also found success in the home computer markets in the UK, the US, and West Germany.

The Acorn Electron is a budget version of the BBC Micro; it uses the same processor and is software compatible (albeit slower) for programs that use the hardware abstractions and video modes provided by Acorn's OS, but uses incompatible hardware. As a result, it has a largely distinct set of emulators.

Emulators

While the BBC Micro had fewer games than its contemporary systems like the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, or Commodore 64, it was a powerful machine and several notable titles were created for it, including Elite and Starship Command.

BBC Micro
Name Platform(s) Latest Version BBC Micro BBC Master Active Recommended
PC / x86
BeebEM Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 4.15b4 B, B+, M128
B-em Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 2.2, Git A, B, B+, M128, MC MT, M512
Model B Windows 10-04-04 B, B+
jsbeeb Web Web, Git B, M128 MT
BeebIt RiscOS 0.65 B, B+, M128
BeebItJ RiscOS 1.03 B, B+, M128 ~
Horizon macOS 1.4.0 B ~
B2 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD b2-20190804 B, B+, M128
Mobile / ARM
Beebdroid
(B-em based)
Android 2.0 A, B, B+, M128, MC MT, M512
Console
PSPBEEB PSP 1.10 B
Acorn Electron
Name Platform(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
PC / x86
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.221
CLK macOS FreeBSD 2020-05-10
eek Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Git
ElectrEm Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.6c
ElkJS Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Git
Elkulator Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.1
Multi
Name Platform(s) Latest Version Atom BBC Micro BBC Master Electron Recommended
PC / x86
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.221 A, B, B+, M128 ?
Pantheon Windows 9.520 ?

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