JOYCE emulates the Amstrad PCW on Unix or Windows. Since it's written using SDL, it shouldn't be too hard to port it to other platforms such as MacOS or BeOS.

The development version of JOYCE includes ANNE, which emulates the PcW16. The stable version cannot emulate the PcW16.

Recent news

JOYCE v2.1.3 (development) released. Various bug fixes in the PcW16 acceleration code.
JOYCE v2.1.2 (development) released. The bug fixed last year in 2.0.2 is now fixed in the development version as well. This version also includes acceleration code in the PcW16 emulator, allowing slow operations such as the memory test to be skipped.
JOYCE v2.0.2 (stable) released - bug fix in MYZ80 hard drive emulation.

PCW Miscellany

These are here because I can't think of anywhere else among my pages to put them.

PCW television output

This is a circuit diagram for a PCW-to-television converter, allowing a PCW screen to be displayed on one or more television sets. I redrew it from the original, published in the Crawley PCW Club magazine.

PDF circuit diagram

Original Diagram2 file (requires Diagram2 under NeXTStep or OpenStep).

Intriguing advertisement

This advertisement is for a "Swift-286-PCW", a hideous hybrid between a 286 PC and a PCW. Has anyone ever seen one of these beasts for real?

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John Elliott 26-12-2003