I came across something that took me back in time, straight to the ’80s. Remember the good old ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX-1, SG-1000, and Sega Master System machines?
Yes, these marvels of technology marked our youth!! And for most of us, they decided our professional future in IT. Well, I came across an emulator that brings these machines to life on our modern platforms, and it’s called Retro Virtual Machine. You can try it on all platforms since it will work equally well on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Version 2.1 is fully optimized for Apple Silicon and offers faster and more accurate emulations. It’s like traveling back in time and reliving those moments of pure nostalgia. And that’s not all—this new version also supports large. ZIP files, which means you can load your favorite games and software directly from these archives. No need to unzip anything; it’s plug-and-play, my friends!
But wait, there’s more. The user interface has also been improved for a more intuitive and user-friendly experience. Everything is just a click away, including customizing the display down to the smallest detail (with CRT imitation if you like), making using this emulator super easy. I played a little bit of Alex Kid on the Sega Master System, and the rendering is top-notch, including the sound rendering. It’s a real pleasure to play with RVM emulators.
And speaking of “new” old machines, the ColecoVision console has also been added to the list. You heard right; you can now play your favorite ColecoVision games on your computer.
For those of you using Retina and 4K displays, a new version that supports all of this (RVM v2.2) is in development and should be released this summer.
To get this wonderful software, just go to their website here. And don’t forget, to use it, you also need an OpenGL v2.1 graphics card.
And if you want to stay updated with their latest news, be sure to visit their new blog.
In conclusion, whether you are nostalgic for classic games or simply curious to see what video games were like back in the day, Retro Virtual Machine is a great way to explore these classic machines. So get out the tapes; it’s nostalgia time!