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Richard Lang emulation explained
Monday, 27 July 2009 23:41

In this news item the Richard Lang emulation will be explained in more detail.

The opening screen says it all. The emulation contains all World Champion Emulations from Richard Lang based upon the original eproms. The emulator also can emulate the Polgar and Glasgow modules. However due to copyrights these programs are not included. If you have eprom images of these programs you can upload the rom images yourself.

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On the opening screen you can select with the cursor keys the program to start. As an example is in the next screen the Vancouver emulation shown. You see the original display and the corresponding keys.

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With the general key OFF, you switch off the module set. With SEL you can select a new program to emulate. RES, resets the current program. With SAV you can save the current state of the Vancouver alike emulations (This is not available for the Amsterdam alike, because the original module could not hold the current state.

 

After selecting the Vancouver program the emulation offers you the 'KEY' option (highlighted). When you select this you can use the Revelation keys (6, like the Vancouver layout) to control the Vancouver program directly. This also applies for the Almeria, Portorose, Lyon, Vancouver and London emulations.

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In this way you can control the Vancouver or other Vancouver alike programs. But next to these emulations, you can also opt for the Amsterdam, Dallas or Roma programs. Because the keyboard layout is different between these two types of modules sets, here the true layout is given on the oled display.

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Because now the physical keyboard layout differs from the emulated keyboards, you can use the cursor keys to go to the key you would like to press. By pressing the physical key 'ENT' you virtually press the key you selected with the cursor keys. In the example above you see the ENT key highlighted, so this is the key selected by the cursor keys. After pressing the physical key 'ENT' you really are pressing the ENT key in the virtualisation of the Richard Lang module.

 

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Above are the Polgar emulation and the Glasgow emulation...

 

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