Posted by Stiletto on February 12, 2000 at 09:18:56:
In Reply to: speak & spell emulator posted by georgina mitchell on February 11, 2000 at 08:52:33:
To my knowledge (as I followed closely when SASS came out), SASS is not an emulator.
SASS stands for Speak And Spell SIMULATOR. What they did was sample a Speak'n'Spell through the headphones jack, and then worked the machine through its paces (all buttons, obscure errors, etc.) so that they could imitate it with a generic Microsoft Visual Basic program. So, it's a sample-based simulator. (The samples are integrated into the binary, although I suppose if you asked them nicely, they might mirror the WAVs for you to download. Maybe.
As you know, simulation is not the same as emulation. To emulate the machine, one would need to know which microprocessor is used in the machine, make sure you have a CPU core for it (if not, writing one's very difficult.) and move on from there.
SASS, the only simulator for the Speak'n'Spell, is found at http://sass.retrogames.com, and the developers can be reached at [email protected]
Hope this helps!
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