APF M-1000
APF M-1000



Setname:  apfm1000   
Year: 1978
Manufacturer: APF Electronics Inc.
Status: good  works
Type: Game Console
Clones: APF Imagination Machine
Emulation info
Overall emulation:  good   
Color emulation:  good  
Sound emulation:  good  
Graphics emulation:  good  
Savestates:  unsupported   

Tech info
M6800 ("maincpu")cpu 894886 Hz
Speaker ("mono")audio
Filtered 1-bit DAC ("speaker")audio
Screen ("screen")raster horizontal 320 x 240 @ 60.000000
Media devices
cartridge ("cartslot") cartridge cart bin
BIOS options
0 Standard
trash Trash II
mod Mod Bios
Software lists

Show detailed info about 'Configurations' of this system

Artifacting Off

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
apf_4000.rom2048 cc6ac8401110a234bcad99bd0894ad44c591389d16376ca4good0
mod_bios.bin4096 f320aba69442349fca8b001a5765e2fe8b84db4ece7886c1goodmod
trash-ii.bin4096 3bd8640ada4cd8163990adbc5acd3eab604b41e1066bb832goodtrash


* CPU: Motorola 6800 (8 bit) 3.579 MHz
* Co-Processor: Motorola MC-6847P video display generator
* RAM: 1K
* ROM: None (Game Rocket Patrol built-in)
* Graphic Modes: 128 x 192 (8 colours) - 256 x 192 (4 colours)
* Colors: 8
* I/O Ports: 2x Joystick, Cartridge, TV output


MESS currently supports cartridge dumps for apfm1000. The "cartridge" (cart) device supports .bin images, and you can run them using e.g.

mess apfm1000 -cart "C:\pathtogame\gamename.bin"

If you don't specify any cart, the built-in game "Rocket Patrol" will start.


Games are controlled through the non-detachables joysticks and keypads. The 12-keys keypads are placed under the joystick and have the following layout

7 8 9 0

4 5 6 Cl

1 2 3 En

Cl,En=Clear and Enter

On the back of the controller a trigger is present (labeled as "Fire").

Known issues

* The driver is still missing exact cpu/video timing (backgammon relies on exact video timing).
* It lacks support for special cartridges (basic, space destroyer)

History and Trivia

The APF M1000 was released in 1978. It's a Video game system cart based, comes with 2 non-detachables joysticks with a numeric keypad on each ones (look likes a mini-calculator with a joystick), has "Reset" & "Power" buttons on the unit. It could be played on a Color TV only. This system seems to have been the pack-in unit with Imagination Machine.

A second model, the APF MP1000, was released in 1978. This system is basically the same as the M1000 model and both systems does come with built-in game called "Rocket Patrol".

Both of these systems had the ability to be expanded to the Imagination Machine & both can play each other cartridges.


* Imagination Machine page -- http://www.nausicaa.net/~lgreenf/apfpage.htm
* APF-M1000, APF-MP1000 & Imagination Machine F.A.Q. (by Sylvain De Chantal) -- http://www.digitpress.com/faq/apf.txt

Other Emulators

* APF Imagination Machine Emulator (Enrique Collado's APF emu for DOS) -- http://www.nausicaa.net/~lgreenf/apfpage.htm
* Virtual APF (by emucompboy) -- http://www.geocities.com/emucompboy/

Edit the History info for this game.


Back to Home Page