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Chip8/SChip8 emulator for 92/92+ released
Posted on 31 December 1998, 17:32 GMT

Noah Stein has released his Chip8/SChip8 emulator for the TI-92 (Fargo II) and TI-92 Plus. This one is like the TI-83 and TI-85 Chip8/SChip8 emulators, except it uses a library to perform the emulation. Noah will soon write a program to convert Chip8/SChip8 programs to .92p and .9xp files. Noah also plans to port the program to the TI-89 and optimize more.


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Re: Chip8/SChip8 emulator for 92/92+ released

Just wanted to post the first comment.

     31 December 1998, 17:47 GMT

Re: Chip8/SChip8 emulator for 92/92+ released

Any ideas when the 89 version will be released?

     31 December 1998, 18:27 GMT

Re: Chip8/SChip8 emulator for 92/92+ released

forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a Chip8/SChip8 and why does it need to be emulated?

     31 December 1998, 21:23 GMT

Re: What is chip8/schip8
Noah Stein

Chip8/schip8 is described in chiplib.txt in the chiplib zipfiles, but I will explain it here so people reading this will know before they download it. Chip8 was a computer system used in the 1970's to run early games such as pong. It had a 64x32 monochrome screen, and an instruction set designed for game programming. In the early 90's someone wrote a chip8 emulator for HP48. Soon after that, a few updates to the chip8 language were made and the new version was called Super chip8, or SChip8. SChip8 was a superset of the chip8 language, and featured scrolling and the option to use a 128x64 screen instead of the standard 64x32. This chip8/schip8 emulator can run all programs written for the original system and the hp48 emulator. Again, you can find more information about this in the chiplib.txt file included with the distribution zipfiles.

     31 December 1998, 21:35 GMT

Re: Re: What is chip8/schip8

ok thanks that makes sense.

     1 January 1999, 02:13 GMT

Re: Chip8/SChip8 emulator for 92/92+ released
Ben Fuhrman

Any possibility that in future versions of this prog you could create a small key redefinition program. I only suggest this after having used Chip8 on the 83, where the key pad really sucks. I see that the 92+ has a different key mapping, but come on, the calcs already have arrow keys.

     1 January 1999, 02:21 GMT

Re: Re: Chip8/SChip8 emulator for 92/92+ released
Noah Stein

I have been planning on doing that. It would be pretty easy, I coded it to allow that. I think I'm going to make an on-calc chiplib setup program with things like change speed and remap keys. Thank you for the suggestion though, and please give me any more suggestions you have.

     1 January 1999, 02:50 GMT

Re: Chip8/SChip8 emulator for 92/92+ released

I think that this is a great idea. I enjoyed the Chip8 Emulator for the TI-85. Can't wait for the 89 version...

     4 January 1999, 06:30 GMT

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