Q-emuLator v1.1 Mac OS X | 2.2 MB
Q-emuLator is a software emulator of the QL. The QL was a personal computer introduced by Sinclair Research in 1984. QL stands for Quantum Leap, as in the intentions of Sinclair it would have been a major leap in computer technology, offering tremendous power for a relatively small amount of money (399 pounds). The machine was based on the M68008, the lowest price representative of the Motorola's 68000 32-bit microprocessors' family, and it had a second processor to handle the hardware. The compact and futuristic black plastic box hosted the keyboard, two RS232 serial ports, TV and monitor ports, two QLAN (local area network) ports, two joystick ports, AC plug, a 16KB ROM expansion port, the expansion bus socket, and two Microdrives. Q-emuLator has an interpreter of the 68008's instructions, and emulates the basic QL's hardware, redirecting input and output to the Mac's or PC's video, keyboard, mouse, disks, sound hardware and serial ports.