This is a CHIP-8 interpreter, written in Go. Since I’m very interested in old hardware and how it works, I created this project to get a little bit familiar with emulator programming.
Start the application by passing a ROM file as first argument. ROM files can be found all over the internet.
chip8 <ROM file>
The original CHIP-8 keypad looks like:
1 2 3 C 4 5 6 D 7 8 9 E A 0 B F
The keys are mapped as following:
1 2 3 4 Q W E R A S D F Z X C V
For German users the A is also mapped to Y.
Besides that there are special operations which can be triggered with the following keys:
|P||Pause the interpreter|
- Install the latest SDL2 development library
- Within the project directory run: