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sxgo is my C++-based, soon-to-be open source SX28 emulator.

I'm developing this emulator for my private purposes (mainly testing complex SX assembly projects before doing a burn-and-watch-the-leds-blink-cycle). The emulator is limited in it's functions and certainly not as versatile as the already existing and excellent sxsim for windows. In its simplicity, it's got two advantages though:

  • It is portable (I develop on Windows and Ubuntu Linux and have it running on both)
  • It is fast. On my 2.66 Ghz machine it runs at about 70 MIPS. Close to real time for most SX projects.


Ah. There's one catch: No guarantees. I could drop this project tomorrow. My dabbling in SXes is pure hobby-work and although I'm a professional programmer, this particular program is just an exercise on the side.

The sources

I will release the sources to this program, I promise. It's just that I need things cleaned up a little (mainly adding license information and big fat disclaimers to all the source-files). I intend to release the whole source under the boost license, which is a 'BSD-like' non-viral open source license. See also this explanation.

But I have to warn anybody that is interested in the sources beforehand: If you think that C++ templates are evil, you won't like reading the sources. Even I think that the current implementation of the instruction dispatcher is convoluted and requires unhealthy amounts of caffeine to comprehend, and since I originally intended this program for my personal use only, the source code documentation (comments) are only there to get me started on the project again after a month of real work.