This page is still a Work in progress
Like C/64, there is still an active community around Nes and Super Nes programming nowadays.
After some trial and error, we found a project called 8Bit Workshop which offers an online and offline editor.
We chose it because:
- Require no installation
- A good number of examples are porvided
- You can share your code on github easily
- Can run offline too
- You can code in C language, simpler for no 6502-assemply lovers
8bitworkshop's author, Steven Hugg, wrote some books on NES and Atari 2600 programming.
Be sure to read the NES Chapter, in particular the hardware overview.
First example: Initialization
The following code is used to initialize the NES. It is composed of a set of macro, like NES_HEADER, which simply fill in the cartridge at $7ff0 with some header description. The floowing screenshot show you on the left the disassembly, on the center the code and on the right the NES emulator:
Feel free to click on the image to enlarge it.