What is SMSQmulator?

SMSQmulator is an emulator of a machine that runs SMSQ/E. SMSQ/E is an operating system initially designed for machines compatible with the Sinclair QL, a home/business computer invented in the UK in the 1980s. It has a processor of the Motorola 68000 family.

SMSQmulator emulates such a processor and, whilst not emulating a Sinclair QL, it emulates an ideal machine inspired by it..


The traditional QL desktop:


How SMSQmulator looks when it first boots up.


Something a bit more fancy....


SMSQmulator is written in Java, you thus must have a Java runtime environment. If you don't, you can get it here for free


Here you can download everything related to version 2.20 of SMSQmulator.

1 - Everything you need to run SMSQmulator:

Unsure which version is for you?
Then download and run the version for Java 8 first. If this doesn't run on your machine, download the version for java 7 and try that. (Support for java 6 has been discontinued).

These files are zip fles and need to be unzipped once downloaded.

There is a readme file (as a PDF or ODT document) in the smsqmulator directory : please read this carefully!!!!

There is also a UserGuide pdf file in that same directory.


2 - The source code if you wish to see that:

Here are the SMSQmulator versions.

Have fun!

W. Lenerz

Page last updated on 25.10.2016