Hello world! For the past three weeks I’ve been working on this new exciting project – a NES emulator. The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) or Famicom (as it’s called in Japan) is a third generation video console from the 80s. It uses a CPU based on the famous 8-bit 6502 and it runs at about 1.7 MHz. It addresses up to 64Kb of RAM. The games have a resolution of 256×240 pixels (with up to different 25 colors on the screen at the same time) and the platform outputs a composite video signal. This signal is generated by the Picture Processing Pnit (PPU).
This version of my emulator is still very unstable and only few games work with it. Only some of the games that do not use memory mappers work fine, like for instance Pacman, Mario Bros and Donkey Kong. Super Mario Bros (one of my favorite games of all time) is playable but it’s kinda buggy! No sound emulation yet!
At this moment, you can only play with one control, the keys are Up, Down, Right, Left, Z, X, S, Enter (Return).
You are free to download and test it out! But remember: it’s still an alpha version, so don’t expect too much.