Aug 142011

Devilmarkus released a heavily improved version of his Java CPC emulator. It now behaves like a desktop, where you have multiple programs to choose from. E.g. you can now record and play YM tunes, capture real CPC cassettes and convert them to CDT images, paint and convert images with the integrated graphics program… and much more. Unfortunately it now relies on Windows, because some of the integrated programs are Windows binaries and its license was changed in this release: it is now donationware.

This is the desktop, you will get with JavaCPC Desktop:


You can download the emulator and get more information about the license switch on Devilmarkus’ website.


  • Integrated Z80 Assembler: Feel free to create your own programs in Z80 Assembler. Compile them directly into the CPC’s ram.
  • Improved Debugger
  • Virtual Keyboard: You cannot find your key you need? Use the virtual Keyboard then.
  • Alarm Clock: A simple alarm clock, which reminds you when you have something else to do.
  • YM-Control: Record and playback your own YM files.
  • Manage DSK (Windows only!): Copy files from your PC on a DSK or vice versa.
  • Audio Capture: Record your favourite CPC sound as WAV file.
  • TapeDrive: A fully controllable virtual tape drive. Supports CSW, CDT, WAV and MP3
  • JavaCPC Paint: Paint your own screens in normal mode or also as Overscan pictures. Convert existing images to CPC format. (Supported import-Formats: PCX, TGA, BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, SNA)
  • Mandelbrot: A simple app to paint Mandelbrot fractals directly on the CPC screen.
  • Tiled Mapeditor: You can use it to create game maps etc…
  • Poke Finder: A simple tool to find PEEKS and POKES to cheat in games.
  • Calculator: A scientific calculator which understands string input with brackets etc…
  • WebBrowser: A webbrowser
  • GameBrowser: Don’t waste your time by downloading hundreds of CPC games without checking them! Just load them directly into the emulator and play them.
  • Virtual Floppy: A little thingie to see what your virtual disc drive does.
  • SubPopRadio: Listen to the best CPC-tunes available in WWW!
  • JavaCPC Chat: Chat with other JavaCPC users all over the world. (Experimental)
  • Favourites: Add and load your favourite DSK, CDT or SNA files with a few mouseclicks only!
  • DSK2CDT: Simple filetransfer to copy files from an existing DSK file on a new CDT file (Windows only!)
  • And much more!!!

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