Homebrew RELEASE CHIP8-NX - Chip8 Emulator for Nintendo Switch

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CHIP8-NX - v0.3 - Should work on all fw.

A working early stage CHIP8 emulator for the Nintendo Switch.
Feel free to help and improve the code!

Screenshot:
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* All possible joycon buttons mapped to 1-15
* Exit to HBmenu using PLUS button

Changes in v0.3:
* Has rom selection menu now.
* Now uses the full screen of the Nintendo Switch.
* Supports held down key presses now.
* Minor tweaks.

Install:
Just extract the release .zip to the root of your SD-card.
Roms go in: /switch/roms/chip8 (some public domain roms are included)

Known bugs:
*Sometimes takes a second try to load a rom.

Improvements:
*Need a better solution for the button layout.


- Ported to the Switch from this source: https://github.com/floorislava/SDL2_Chip8_Emulator

Source:
https://github.com/Marice/CHIP8-NX

Download:
https://github.com/Marice/CHIP8-NX/releases/tag/0.1
 
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What does that emulate?
Chip-8. You can find more information about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHIP-8. It's a very common starting point to learn to emulate different systems.

The emulator works exactly as expected! Really nice job! While it won't get a lot of use from the general community, it's great that you've been able to port an emulator on a different system. Congrats man!
 
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Some ideas, that are sure already on the docket, for future updates would be:
  • Rom selection
  • Holding buttons
  • Centered and/or enlarged screen
  • Documentation on button mapping
  • Custom button mapping (if possible?)

As a first release, it's expected that most of these are missing, but I'd love to see them in future releases! Thanks!
 
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I did look it up on google but couldnt find anything clear enough. This is why I asked what that emulates.
Chip-8. You can find more information about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHIP-8. It's a very common starting point to learn to emulate different systems.

The emulator works exactly as expected! Really nice job! While it won't get a lot of use from the general community, it's great that you've been able to port an emulator on a different system. Congrats man!
Thank you, That clarifies it!
 

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New version up, see first post for download.

Changes:

* Has rom selection menu now.
* Now uses the full screen of the Nintendo Switch.
* Supports held down key presses now.
* Minor tweaks.
* Contains a selection of public domain roms.

Known bugs:
*Sometimes takes a second try to load a rom.
 
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