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1.1.0 / 04-03-2024





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Gearcoleco is a very accurate cross-platform ColecoVision emulator written in C++ that runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, Raspberry Pi and RetroArch. It has an accurate Z80 core, including undocumented opcodes and behavior like R and MEMPTR registers. Also supports TMS9918 emulation, sound emulation using SDL Audio and Sms_Snd_Emu library, save states, advanced debugger, modern game controllers and much more..!


Windows: 32-bit & 64-bit (Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable may be required)

Linux: nothing in particualr mentionned

Mac: nothing in particualr mentionned

Most Recent Changes


  • Support for Super Game Module (SGM) and AY8910 sound chip

  • Support for Super Action Controller (SAC), Wheel Controller and Roller Controller

  • Support for MegaCart

  • Support for Activision cart

  • Improved input keypad accuracy

  • Native file dialogs

  • Drag and drop rom files to open

  • Debugger improvements

  • Custom folders for saves and savestates

  • Scaling improvements like fit to window size or fit to window height

  • Hide cursor when hovering output window or when main menu is disabled

  • Load symbol files from command line

  • Support for WLA symbol files

  • Improve input response time

  • Save screenshots

  • Support for WSL

  • Automatic builds in GitHub Actions

  • Several bug fixes

  • add retrofw target by @Poligraf in #12

  • add Miyoo target by @salvacam in #17

  • libretro: Refactor the input handling method to keep track of current… by @msheehan79 in #28

  • libretro: Add no sprite limit core option by @msheehan79 in #30


All platforms

  • Full Colecovision catalog compatibility.
    Accurate Z80 emulation.
    Accurate TMS9918 video emulation.
    Save states.

Windows , Linux and Mac (desktop)

  • Full debugger.
    Portable mode.
    Gamepad controllers.
    Scanlines and ghosting.
    Custom palettes.

RetroArch (libretro)

  • Windows, Linux, macOS, Raspberry Pi, Android, iOS, tvOS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo WiiU, Nintendo Switch, Emscripten, Classic Mini systems (NES, SNES, C64, ...), OpenDingux and QNX.
    Soft Patching

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This emulator is fresh out of the coven. Tasty!!!

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