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Tand-Em -- The PCjr and Tandy 1000 Emulator

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Welcome to the home page of the Tand-Em Project! Tand-Em is a Tandy 1000 and IBM PCjr emulator for 80386 (or higher)-based PCs. The PCjr and Tandy 1000 were PCs that had enhanced graphics and sound well before EGA or Adlib came out, and due to the Tandy's popularity in the states, many games were programmed to take advantage of those enhanced graphics and sound.

For more complete information on the PCjr and Tandy 1000, visit The Oldskool Shrine to The IBM PCjr and Tandy 1000.

You are encouraged to read Tand-Em's current documentation before downloading. Many important concepts and procedures are explained in the documentation, so be sure you are aware of any surprises before you run Tand-Em.


Tand-Em is currently at evaluation release 0.55. Our new distribution package contains the Tand-Em emulator, documentation, utilities, and some new demonstration diskette images that you can use to test the emulator.

Note: Read the README.1ST file contained in the DSKIMAGE directory for an explanation of what the sample diskette images do.

New! You can now download JRipCart, a small utility to dump PCjr cartridges. The JRC format is not yet supported by Tand-Em, though.

Contributions and Contact Info

Join the Tand-Em Project! If you can help contribute to Tand-Em, either to the source code base or the disk image archive, we'd love to hear from you! For contributions to the Tand-Em emulator itself, such as suggestions, hardware information, etc., contact Vincent Joguin. For any other contributions, such as example programs or disk images that use the PCjr/Tandy enhanced graphics and sound, contact Jim Leonard

More Information

For more information on programming for the PCjr and Tandy 1000, try looking at TVdog's excellent website. Most of the information needed to program your own emulator can be found there.

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