Amstrad PC1640

PC1640 with Monitor, Disk  Drive and HDD
Base Unit with Disk Drive and HDD, RTC Battery Holder visible

This page is dedicated to the Amstrad PC1640 and how to emulate it in MAME

Prerequisites

If you want to emulate the Amstrad PC1640 you will first need the Amstrad PC1640 BIOS Files

As of Mame 0.235 (probably also earlier) I found no changes in the checksums of the BIOS Files compared to the recent version Mame 0.240

File Name | Size | CRC | SHA1 

40044-1 8809.ic132 | 8192 | f1c074f3 | a055ea7e933d137623c22fe24004e870653c7952 

40043-1 8809.ic129 | 8192 | e40a1513 | 447eff2057e682e51b1c7593cb6fad0e53879fa8  
40044 8738.ic132 | 8192 | 43832ea7 | eea4a8836f966940a88c88de6c5cc14852545f7d  
40043 8738.ic129 | 8192 | 768498f9 | ac48cb892417d7998d604f3b79756140c554f476 
40044 88xx.ic132 | 8192 | 6090f782 | e21ae524d5b4d00696d293dbd4fe4d7bca22e277 
40043 88xx.ic129 | 8192 | 9219d0aa | dde1a46c8f83e413d7070f1356fc91b9f595a8b6 
40042.ic801 | 1024 | 607edaf6 | 4422c6475596c3881c11b6a6266811c336d55d19 
40100.ic913 | 32768 | d2d1f1ae | 98302006ee38a17c09bd75504cc18c0649174e33 


These files are necessary to emulate the Amstrad PC1640.

As it is policy that no Rom Files are distributed here , please use your googleFu (or whichever search engine you prefer) to find an Internet Archive of these Files.

They can be placed directly in Mame's Rompath or you can put them in .7z or .zip archives (named pc1640.zip/pc1640.7z)

System Disks

After you succeeded finding the roms, you will still need something to put into the "Disk Drive"

I am happy to provide the set of necessary disks here

File:Pc1640 flop.7z


Knowns issues =

References
Links

Amstrad PC1640 on Old-Computers.com

Museum Group. Amstrad PC1640 computer. Y2008.33.5Science Museum Group Collection Online. Accessed February 14, 2022.

Technical Manual