1:10 p.m.–1:40 p.m.
ApplePy: An Apple ][ emulator in Python
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ApplePy is an Apple ][ emulator written in Python. It combines emulation of the 6502 microprocessor with emulation of the keyboard, display (including graphics mode), speaker, cassette and disk drive. This talk will provide a background to Apple ][ internals then dive into the Python code and the challenges of emulating hardware.
- a brief overview of the Apple ][
- the 6502 microprocessor
- operations and addressing modes
- emulating the 6502 in Python
- memory: RAM, ROM and softswitches
- text mode
- graphics modes
- emulating the speaker
- emulating cassette I/O
- emulating floppy drives