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Q-emuLator for Windows

This is the support page for the Windows version of Q-emuLator (a Sinclair QL emulator).

Q-emuLator 3.1 for Windows now available!

January 29th, 2012. Version 3.1 of Q-emuLator for Windows has been released, adding support for compressed floppy disk images and improving the accuracy of 'QL Speed' emulation.

What's new in version 3:

  • Resizable main window.
  • Compatibility improvements.
  • Precise QL speed emulation.
  • Dot matrix printer emulation.
  • Mount .ZIP files as disks.
  • Use .QLPAK single-file QL software archives.
  • Smart full screen upscaling.
  • Access microdrive images and floppy images.
  • QL Sampled Sound System.
  • Improved display emulation when running on Windows 7.

More details...


[ICON] Download Q-emuLator 3.1 for Windows! (1.8 MB)


ApprovedTo register Q-emuLator, go to the order web page.


The QL startup screen in Q-emuLator.

Q-emuLator emulates the following QL hardware:

  • 68008 processor
  • keyboard
  • display (512x256x4, 256x256x8)
  • Q40/Q60 video card (512x256x65536, 1024x512x65536, 1024x768x65536)
  • Aurora video card (512x256x4, 1024x768x4, 512x480x256)
  • interrupts
  • file system (access to Windows files, QDOS floppy disks, QXL.WIN files, .ZIP and .QLPAK packages, microdrive and floppy images)
  • sound
  • QL Sampled Sound System
  • serial ports
  • parallel ports
  • dot matrix printer emulation
  • built-in ram disk
  • mouse support
  • joystick
  • TCP/IP driver
  • built-in machine code debugger
  • partial Gold Card emulation (to allow SMSQ/E to run)


Q-emuLator is shareware

Q-emuLator is a shareware product. You can use the basic version of Q-emuLator for free for personal, non-commercial use. The free version emulates a standard, unexpanded QL (plus access to the Windows file system and QL floppy disks). CPU emulation speed is limited to approximately match the speed of a real QL.
If you like Q-emuLator, you may want to support it by buying a registration code through the order web page.
Registration unlocks many extra features like faster CPU emulation, quick loading of SuperBASIC programs, a more advanced file system supporting subdirectories, access to QXL.WIN files, .ZIP files, Aurora and Q60 video cards, TCP/IP driver, etc.

The code you get when you register will also be valid for unlocking (automatically, no re-registration needed) future bug fixes and minor improvements (any future Q-emuLator for Windows releases with version number 3.x).

This page © 2012 Daniele Terdina. All rights reserved.

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