EWM Update: Parsing the original Character ROM

So far I’ve been using the Apple2Forever TrueType Font to render text modes. These look nice but are not really original for an emulator.

So I wrote some code to parse the original Apple ][+ Character ROM and turn those characters into SDL compatible bitmaps. The ROM format is very simple, one line of the character bitmap per byte. Seven bytes per character.

Later I will add color variation, scanlines and maybe a blurr effect to make it look more like a classic CRT.

TrueType Fonts Character ROM

If you are interested in playing around with my emulator, you can find the project at github.com/st3fan/ewm.

Most of my professional and personal work is Open Source. You can find many projects at github.com/st3fan - feel free to leave a bug report or open a feature request.