Setname:  crvision   
Year: 1982
Manufacturer: Video Technology
Status: good  works
Type: Game Console
Clones: CreatiVision MK-II (Europe),
CreatiVision (Japan),
Rameses (Oceania),
VZ 2000 (Oceania),
Wizzard (Oceania)
Emulation info
Overall emulation:  good   
Color emulation:  good  
Sound emulation:  good  
Graphics emulation:  good  
Savestates:  unsupported   

Tech info
 Base hardware: (available in all slot configurations)
M6502 ("u2")cpu 2000000 Hz
Speaker ("mono")audio
SN76489A ("u22")audio 2000000 Hz
Wave ("wave")audio
Screen ("screen")raster horizontal 280 x 216 @ 50.158969
Media devices
cassette ("cassette") cassette cass wav
cartridge ("cartslot") cartridge cart bin, rom
RAM options
1K 1024
15K 15360
Software lists

 Optional hardware: (available with specific slot configurations)

 Configure the slot options for crvision:
 Slot Value

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Slot options

NameValueCompatible device(s)
centronics ap2000ap2000
 printer centronics_printer

Romset info
ROM NameSizeCRC32SHA1Dump StateBIOS option
crvision.u202048 c3c590c65ac620c529e4965efb5560fe824854a44c983757good


* CPU: 6502A 2 MHz
* ROM: 2 KByte
* RAM: 16K dynamic (+1K static) expandable to 64K
* Text Modes: 24 x 28
* Graphic Modes: 256 x 192
* Colors: 16 colours
* Sound: 3 channels


MESS supports both systems

* crvision [Video Technology creatiVision (NTSC)]
* fnvision [Video Technology FunVision Computer Video Games System (PAL)]

Both drivers require a cart dump (in .rom format) in the "cartridge" (cart) device to run. You can launch emulation using, at command line

mess crvision -cart "C:\pathtogame\gamename.rom"

Also, crvision supports a "cassette" (cass) device for tapes in .was format.


The crvision emulation requires full keyboard emulation to work correctly. At startup, full keyboard emulation mode is enabled by default. Whilst in full keyboard emulation mode, some key associated functionality may be disabled (like the ESC key for EXIT). The keyboard emulation mode is toggled using the "Scroll Lock" key (by default).

Known Issues

Incomplete emulation of the keyboard.

History and Trivia

The Video Technology CreatiVision was a hybrid computer and video game console introduced by VTech in 1981. It was distributed in many European countries and South Africa, as well as in Australia (as "Dick Smith Wizzard") name and in Japan. Other names for the system included the "FunVision Computer Video Games System" and "Hanimex Rameses".

The console had 2 integrated joystick/membrane keypad controllers (much like the ColecoVision) which, when set in a special compartment on top of the console, could be used as a computer keyboard. The CreatiVision had interfaces for a cassette player, an extra rubber keyboard, floppy disk drive, parallel I/O interface, modem (likely unreleased), Centronics printer and one memory expansion module for use with the Basic language cartridge.

(info based on Wikipedia)


* CreatiVEmu --
* CreatiVision at Dark Watcher's Console History --
* Wikipedia page --

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