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SMS - A concurrent Sega Master System emulator

SMS is a free and open-source (MIT licensed) Sega Master System emulator written in Go. I think it's the first Sega Master System emulator written in this language.

Alex Kidd

Quick start

Installing and starting SMS with Go is simple:

go get -v github.com/remogatto/sms/
./sms roms/blockhead.sms

Description

SMS is based on a concurrent architecture very similar to GoSpeccy, another emulator written in Go.

The primary source of inspiration for SMS was Miracle, a cool Javascript SMS emulator.

If you like this project, please star it on GitHub! Bug reports and testing are also appreciated! And don't forget to fork and send patches, of course.

Features

  • Complete Zilog Z80 emulation
  • Concurrent architecture
  • SDL backend
  • 2x scaler and fullscreen

Todo

  • Sound support
  • Write more tests

Key bindings

Host computer   Sega Master System
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Arrows          Joypad directions
X               Fire 1
Z               Fire 2

For more info about key bindings see file input.go

Proprietary games

Generally, SMS games are protected by copyright so none of them is included with the emulator. However, it is possible to find tons of games for the Sega Master System on the Internet.

Credits

  • Thanks to for his work on GoSpeccy which served as inspiration for the SMS architecture.
  • Thanks to Matt Godbolt for his SMS Javascript emulator.

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License

Copyright (c) 2012 Andrea Fazzi

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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