|How to Play Beeb Games on the PC: Emulators|
How to Download an Emulator
An emulator is a program that can understand the programming language used by the Beeb and change it to something that can be used on the PC. Therefore you can have a Beeb running on your PC.
This page will explain how to download and install BeebEm, one of the available emulators, and then how to download and play Beeb games. As explained on the home page, I am going to assume very little computer knowlege and go through the process slowly, step by step. So, sorry to those for whom this is too basic, but I am trying to make the site available and accessible to everyone. If you have tried following the instructions and get really stuck, Please get in touch, but please have a go first, and in the email let me know at which point in the instructions you get stuck.
On this site, I am going to discuss the use of BeebEm, partly becasue it is free and mostly because that is what I use myself so I know how it works. There are lots of other emulators available and eventually I will create a list and review page for them all, but for now, if you want to know about them, have a look at The BBC lives emulators list
So lets get started....These instructions are for people using windows 98 or later. If you are still using win 95 or anything earlier, please use the same link below, and follow the instructions for version 1.05. Also the instructions are for downloads using internet explorer. If you are using anything else, cool!
You are now ready to download and play the games. Go to The Games Page to find out how to do this.
If you have problems with any of these instructions, please Get in touch with details of where in the instructions you get stuck and anything you have tried.