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"Sipsi" is Finnish for a potato chip.
python3 sipsi-8.py path/to/chip-8/file [instructions-per-second]
1 2 3 4 Q W E R A S D F Z X C V
which maps to
1 2 3 C 4 5 6 D 7 8 9 E A 0 B F
Instructions are run 500 times a second by default. This can be changed by passing in a second argument to sipsi-8.
To reduce sprite flicker, sipsi-8 can run upto two ticks' worth of cycles after a draw call. This is since chip-8 often does drawing in pairs, where the first in the pair erases the old sprite and the next one draws it back. If they happen on different frames, this results in very back flickering.
To avoid an issue of pairing one sprite's draw to other's erase, a sprint is invalidated if it hits a jump, call, or a return.
Games improved by draw sprint:
- Brix and its descendants
Games unaffected by draw sprint:
- Pong and Pong2 (Draws are too far from each other)
- Tetris (Does jumps inbetween)
- Blitz (Does jumps inbetween. If invalidation upon jump is disabled, ends up pairing wrong draw calls)
- Keyboard can't be changed
- FPS can't be changed
- Window size can't be changed
- No error handing on opening a file
- pyglet (
pip3 install pyglet)
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