Category Archives: Retro Computing

Running old BASIC computer games

If you’re a computing enthusiast who’s been around for a while, you may remember David Ahl’s classic books, BASIC Computer Games and More BASIC Computer Games, from 1978 and 1979 respectively. These two volumes contained BASIC listings for many games … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: Binary Coded Decimal

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: The Character Set

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: Indexing the Memory

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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Chip 8 on the COSMAC VIP: Instruction Index

This is a series of posts in which I analyse the Chip-8 interpreter as implemented on the RCA COSMAC VIP. They are primarily intended to be of use to anyone writing a Chip-8 interpreter for another platform. However, they will … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: Sound

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: Keyboard Input

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: The General Purpose Timer

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: Drawing Sprites

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: Generating Random Numbers

This is part of a series of posts analysing the Chip-8 interpreter on the RCA COSMAC VIP computer. These posts may be useful if you are building a Chip-8 interpreter on another platform or if you have an interest in … Continue reading

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