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๐Ÿ’ฟ BD-J port of Commadore 64 emulator Frodo released.

Developer Sleirsgoevy, who also ported Doom to Blu-Ray Java, is at it again. This time he's ported an Commadore 64 emulator called Frodo to the platform!  

For those who don't what the Commadore 64 is, it's an old brand of 8-bit home computers introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International. It has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent estimates placing the number sold between 12.5 and 17 million units. 

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 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 emulator to have glitches and bugs when ported to a new platform for the very first time. It can be improved and updated over time just like other emulators. 

But Frodo is 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)

These are one of the few examples of how amazing the Blu-ray Java Platform is.
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?


Updated: 7/23/22

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