|Downloadable via the Homebrew App Store|
The CHIP-8 Emulator project aims to create a virtual environment allowing software built for the CHIP-8 virtual machine in the 1970s and 1980s to be run on a Wii U console. It was developed by rw-r-r_0644 while following a tutorial here and updated to GX2 graphics + other tweaks by brienj.
Once the program has been placed on your SD Card (just like any other, in the
sd:/wiiu/apps/CHIP8 folder), simply add your ROMs to the
sd:/roms/CHIP8/ directory. The ROMs must have the
When the emulator is launched, you will need to select a ROM image. Press Load Rom and select a rom from the list.
The CHIP-8 VM used 16 keys, and each app used them in different ways. Unfortunately, the Wii U GamePad only has 13 mappable buttons, but they can be mapped to any CHIP-8 key. You can edit keys configuration by using the configure button.
At any time during a program, you can simply press the HOME button to quit the program and return to the Homebrew Launcher.
|(On ROM select menu) choose the ROM image to load|
|(On ROM select menu) launch the selected ROM image|
|Pause emulator and open keys config menu|
|Exit the emulator and return to the Homebrew Launcher|
- Switcheed to GX2 graphics
- Added key configuration saving to SD
- Switched to more common .ch8 extension
- Added Super CHIP8 support
- Added sound
- Added easier speed selecting
- Added real time speed (fixing INVADERS and other almost all games)
- Implemented the "cycle delay" feature (A.K.A. changing the emulator speed)
- Ported to Homebrew Launcher
- Implemented SD Card loading, instead of web-based downloading
- Initial release