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BDJ port of C64 emulator Frodo in the works!


Developer Sleirsgoevy, who recently ported Doom to Blu-Ray Java, is at it again. This time he's porting the C64 emulator Frodo to the platform!  

There's already a first beta available for download to check out.

Sleirsgoevy has also provided the source code on Github.
According to BD Expert MisthaLu (and a C64/Amtrad fan) he said "It Doesn't look as impressive as [BDJ] Doom, I must admit. Framerate is somewhat low. At least compared to Doom."

It's normal for any emulators to have glitches/bugs when ported to a new platform for the very first time. It can be improved /updated over time just like other emulators. 





But it's not the first emulator for BDJ, There's also a NES emulator for BD-J and a Gameboy emulator too. They don't have sound implemented, but works fine apart from that. This emulator was made WAY back in 2008. 

Bu-nyan has coded the first Nintendo emulator in BD-J format for the PlayStation 3, dubbed "PS3Filer Ver 0.0.3". Forums 

This java application has basic key input through the SixAxis controller. There isn't sound yet, but this is a good start.

This application also displays PNG, JPEG, and GIF files.

Download (PS3Filer Ver 0.0.3)

Check the video where it shows the Super Mario Bros. ROM running at a decent speed. 

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To quote: I found out earlier today that this an NES emulator! Here is how to get it running.

1. Download the file 

2. Extract the folder in the compressed file to the main root of a USB device or memory stick

3. Place the ROMs you would like to play into the main folder you have just extracted to the root
4. Go to the Video section in the XMB on your PS3

5. You will need to click the USB or memory stick you have chosen

6. Select the BD-J homebrew game

7. Next, you will be brought to a file viewer in which, you may choose ROMs

8. Now the game will start. Press the triangle button then go to the numeric pad

9. The 1 on the pad stands for select and the 2 acts as start

10. You may now press triangle and enjoy the game


These are one of the few examples of how amazing the full potential of the Blu-ray Java Platform.
Next thing you'll know we would have emulators for SNES, GBA, Genesis. People would go bananas!
Sleirsgoevy is an amazing talented programmer that has done a wonderful job with Doom and Frodo. We wonder, what he will do next?

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