Tag Archives: RCA 1802

Chip-8 on the COSMAC VIP: Branch and Call Instructions

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: Machine Code Integration

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 Call Routine (Fetch and Decode)

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: Initialisation

This post is part of a series on the Chip-8 interpreter. In this post I will look at how the Chip-8 interpreter is launched and initialised on the COSMAC VIP. If you are unfamiliar with the RCA CDP1802 processor, you … Continue reading

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Chip 8 RAM (or memory management with Chip 8)

As part of my research into Chip 8, I’ve been looking at how memory is configured in the RCA COSMAC VIP. In an earlier post, I mentioned that the RCA 1802 processor has a maximum addressable range of 64K in … Continue reading

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1802 Overture

I am currently working on a Chip-8 interpreter for Mac OS X. As part of my preparation for this project I wanted to analyse the original Chip-8 interpreter created for the COSMAC VIP computer. To do this work I needed to … Continue reading

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Chip-8 Man

Something that’s taking a fair bit of my time at the moment is work on Chip-8 interpreter for Mac OS X. Chip-8 is an interpreted language for creating computer graphics and games applications. It was invented by Joseph Weisbecker in … Continue reading

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