> I'm thinking of start playing with a 6502 emu in actionscript (Flash). I don't
> plan on actually starting until I complete my Chip8 emulator and come up with a
> better/faster display mode (getting there), but I'm starting to wonder about the
> best way to go.
> I'd like to program an Apple II emu since I still own the actual machine (so mad
> nostalgia bonus), but I think it may be still a little outside of my league.
> I'm thinking that maybe an Atari emu would be a good stepping stone, since its
> processor is apparently a simpler version of the 6502. Granted, I'd have to
> emulate the VCS which has nothing to do with the Apple II, so there would be
> some specific development anyway.
> I'm not worried about sound, because there is not (so far) any way to precisely
> control sound in Flash. Graphics would be the biggest issue but I think, in the
> worst case, I can pull off text mode for the Apple II and a monochrome display
> (useless for most games) in the Atari. The next version of Flash may have pixel
> manipulation, so if I have the code ready it would be an easy switch.
> The other consideration is if I should port somebody's core or just write from
> scratch. The latter would take more time, be poorly optimized at first, but
> would be ultimately more gratifying and fun. I guess the 6502 is documented
> enough to allow me to write my own stuff.
> Well, so there it is... what do you think?
> I know the world doesn't need another Atari or Apple emu, and that Flash is
> really not a language for emus (yet), but it's just for fun :-)
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Which is easier, Apple II or C64? (Or even NES?)
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