This is the first time I’ve worked on an emulator and oh boy do I regret taking this long to get around to it. This has been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve worked on. Not only do I feel like I’m truly gaining a more fundamental understanding of the internals of a machine (which is sort of the point), but it is SO exciting suddenly seeing someone else’s software pop up on the screen.
See details in the blog post including resources and source on GitLab (MIT license).
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