#chip8 #emulator #core

no-std chip8_core

A CHIP-8 emulator core library

8 unstable releases (3 breaking)

0.4.0 Dec 23, 2023
0.3.0 Nov 21, 2023
0.2.0 Jun 25, 2023
0.1.4 Jun 24, 2023

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MIT license

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A Chip8 interpreter library.


I have several project ideas that involve the Chip8 interpreter, since it is such a simple system to build for, so I wanted to create a library that I could use for several different targets. Thus, the aim for this library is to create a simple, accurate and very portable library that I can build different UIs to attach to.


  • Desktop
  • Browser (via WASM)
  • Embedded


  • via cargo: cargo add chip8_core
  • via npm (WASM module): npm install @deanrumsby/chip8_core


There is an example application for each runtime environment in the examples folder. You will need to clone this repo and then look to the specific example's README for instructions on how to run it.