BeebEm for UNIX
Development of BeebEm started in 1994 by David Gilbert on UNIX, and has since been ported to many other platforms, most notably Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X.
There are many versions of BeebEm floating around the Net, and each version has a different set of features. This version of BeebEm for UNIX is an SDL port of the Windows version of BeebEm.
While I'm specifically targeting UNIX-like platforms, I'll try to keep this a basic SDL application with no additional dependencies. So hopefully, this program should be quite easy to port to other platforms.
Like the Windows version it's based on, BeebEm for UNIX will run most BBC Micro software including Elite, Exile and Revs. It will also run most BBC Micro ROM software (e.g. Wordwise).
I'll admit that the porting process is progressing very slowly, but please bare in mind that I'm porting BeebEm in my spare time, and I do have other projects to work on too! So progress although slow, is progressing!
Although all of the Windows source code is included in this port, it is not currently all active. As of the latest release, the following features are available to you (in various states of completion and testing):
I decided to change the version numbering to something that will differentiate it from the Windows version numbering. When all the code has been ported over, the user interface finished, and the final result considered stable enough for production builds, I'll increase the version numbers to something similar to the Windows and OS X versions.
Until then, I'll use a simple incrementing version number prefixed with "0.0.".
The source code:
I try to keep the source code synchronised with the very latest Windows version (currently version 3.5). So although not all of the Windows features are enabled yet, the source code is up to date.