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This is an emulator of the "SAM Coupe" computer for Xbox. It is a port of the "Simcoupe" emulator.

The SAM Coupe was an 8-bit computer that was first released in late 1989.

User Guide:

Games must be copied UNCOMPRESSED in the "roms" folder. Then, simply run the emulator and select the desired game in the rom list with the "A" button. And that's all!

The emulator will automatically mount that game in the floppy unit and reset the virtual SAM Coupe for you, and the game will start.


Although the SAM Coupe is a computer and it uses a keyboard, I have mapped the most common keys in all the games to the buttons of our joypads, so we will be able to play several games with the d-pad and the normal buttons. Mouse is not still emulated.

Here is the default mapping of the buttons (anyways, you will be able to redefine the A,B,X,Y buttons in the main menu, if you need different mappings):

A button: ENTER key
B button: ESC key
X button: SPACE key
Y button: It is mapped to the "0" key. 

As far as the D-pad is related, we have several configurations available: mapped to the keypad, mapped to the numpad, mapped to the OPQA keys, and mapped to everything. By default, the D-pad is mapped to "everything"; that means that if you press for example RIGHT in your d-pad, it would be the same than pressing both the numpad, the keypad and the P key in the original simcoupe emulator. This is an easy way to make the default configuration useful for a wide range of games.

The D-pad mapping can be changed in the Main Menu too, under the "Redefine Keys" section.

LEFT and RIGHT ANALOG STICKS: If you press them simultaneously, you will enter into the typing mode, to be able to press any key.

START: Opens the Main Menu (see "Main Menu" section for more info)





Q: How can I launch games with multiple floppy disk images?
A: At the moment it is not possible. This will be hopefully fixed in the future.

Q: Can this emulator play ZX Spectrum games?
A: No, it won't work. This emulator is intended as a SAM Coupe emulator, so if you want to play ZX Spectrum games, you will need to use another emulator or use some of the available spectrum emulator disks.


I want to say thanks to all the people that helped me in my projects: Neobomb, Hyper_Eye, Madmab, Freakdave, weinerschnitzel, XtecuterX73, SPPV, darknoir, the Surreal64 CE team... Besides, big thanks to all the people that make possible the Xbox scene and the emuxtras project, Neobomb (again!), Wimpy, Waal, Bigby, Madmab, Perr, Mega Man, SPPV... Thank you very much for your work!

Thank you very much to the creator of the Simcoupe emulator, and to ZX-81.

Thanks to darknior for his beta testing help.

The sources of the emulator are in the same package, so if anyone wants to see them and try to improve them, it will be very welcome. You can contact me if you want to do it and want some help.

Thank you for reading this! 🙂





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