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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133  \subsection{\label{ref:Chip8emulator}Chip{}-8 Emulator} Chip8 is a kind of assembly language for a long-gone architecture. This plugin runs games written using the chip8 instructions. To start a game open a \fname{.ch8} file in the \setting{File Browser} There are lots of tiny Chip8 games (usually only about 256 bytes to a couple of KB) which were made popular by the HP48 calculator's emulator for them. The original Chip8 had 64x32 pixel graphics, and the new superchip emulator supports 128x64 graphics. The only problem is that they are based on a 4x4 keyboard, but since most games do not use all of the buttons, this can easily be worked around. To do this, one may put a \fname{.c8k} file with the same name as the original program which contains new key mappings (for \fname{BLINKY.ch8}, one writes a \fname{BLINKY.c8k} file). That \fname{.c8k} file contains 16 characters describing the mapping from the Chip8 keyboard to the default key mapping (that way, several Chip8 keys can be pressed using only one Rockbox key). For example, a file containing the single line: \begin{code} 0122458469ABCDEF \end{code} would correspond to the following non-default mappings: 3 $\rightarrow$ 2, 6 $\rightarrow$ 8, 7 $\rightarrow$4, 8 $\rightarrow$ 6. The default keymappings are: \begin{table} \begin{center} \begin{tabularx}{.9\textwidth}{c|ccccccccccccccccc} \toprule Chip8 & Off & 0 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 & A & B & C & D & E & F\\ \midrule \begin{sideways}Key\end{sideways} & % key "off" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD,ONDIO_PAD,IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD}{\ButtonOff} \opt{IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD}{\ButtonMenu} \opt{IAUDIO_X5_PAD,IRIVER_H10_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD,GIGABEAT_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonPower} \end{sideways} & % Key "0" & % "Key "1" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD}{\ButtonFOne} \opt{ONDIO_PAD}{\ButtonUp} \opt{GIGABEAT_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonMenu} \end{sideways} & % Key "2" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD,ONDIO_PAD}{\ButtonUp} \opt{IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD}{\ButtonScrollBack} \opt{IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD,IAUDIO_X5_PAD,GIGABEAT_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonUp} \opt{IRIVER_H10_PAD}{\ButtonScrollUp} \end{sideways} & % Key "3" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD}{\ButtonFThree} \opt{MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonPlay} \opt{GIGABEAT_PAD}{\ButtonVolDown} \end{sideways} % Key "4" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD,ONDIO_PAD,IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD,IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD,IAUDIO_X5_PAD,IRIVER_H10_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD}{\ButtonLeft} \end{sideways} & % Key "5" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD}{\ButtonPlay} \opt{ONDIO_PAD}{\ButtonMenu} \opt{IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD,IAUDIO_X5_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD,GIGABEAT_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonSelect} \opt{IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD,IRIVER_H10_PAD}{\ButtonPlay} \end{sideways} & % Key "6" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD,ONDIO_PAD,IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD,IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD,IAUDIO_X5_PAD,IRIVER_H10_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD,GIGABEAT_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonRight} \end{sideways} & % Key "7" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD}{\ButtonFTwo} \opt{MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonDisplay} \opt{GIGABEAT_PAD}{\ButtonVolUp} \end{sideways} & % Key "8" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD,ONDIO_PAD,IRIVER_H100_PAD,IRIVER_H300_PAD,GIGABEAT_PAD,MROBE100_PAD}{\ButtonDown} \opt{IPOD_4G_PAD,IPOD_3G_PAD,SANSA_E200_PAD}{\ButtonScrollFwd} \opt{IAUDIO_X5_PAD}{\ButtonDown} \opt{IRIVER_H10_PAD}{\ButtonScrollDown} \end{sideways} & % Key "9" \begin{sideways} \opt{RECORDER_PAD}{\ButtonOn} \end{sideways} & % Key "A" & % Key "B" & % Key "C" & % Key "D" & % Key "E" & % Key "F" & \\\bottomrule \end{tabularx} \end{center} \end{table} Some places where can you can find \fname{.ch8} files: \begin{itemize} \item The PluginChip8 page on www.rockbox.org has several attached: \wikilink{PluginChip8} \item Check out the HP48 chip games section: \url{http://www.hpcalc.org/hp48/games/chip/} \item PC emulator by the guy who wrote the HP48 emulator: \url{http://www.pdc.kth.se/~lfo/chip8/CHIP8.htm} \item Links to other chip8 emulators: \url{http://www.zophar.net/chip8.html} \end{itemize}