The RCA COSMAC VIP Group
A Yahoo Group dedicated to preserving the history of the COSMAC VIP.
My GitHub account hosts a collection of CHIP-8 programs and documentation I’ve written over the years.
CHIP-8 Technical Reference
This document aims to serve as a technical reference for a version of CHIP-8 that remains as closely compatible with Joseph Weisbecker’s original implementation on the COSMAC VIP.
I wrote this tutorial for the CHIP-8 language several years ago. It’s somewhat outdated, but will remain here for reference purposes.
CHIP-8 Extensions Reference
This document briefly describes the various extensions and derivative programming languages related to CHIP-8.
Programs for the COSMAC ELF was a series of booklets written and sold by Paul C. Moews in the ’70s and ’80s. Big thanks to Paul for the booklet scans!
IMPORTANT: These scans are for noncommercial use only!
VIPER was a newsletter published between 1978 and 1984 targeted toward hobbyists interested in RCA’s COSMAC VIP computer. Founded by Aresco, its early editors included Terry Laudereau, Rick Simpson, and Tom Swan. In 1981, the newsletter’s publication was continued by the VIP Hobby Computer Association (VIPHCA) under editor Ray Sills. VIPHCA ceased publishing VIPER in September of 1984.
|Issue 1||June 1978|
|Issue 2||August 1978|
|Issue 3||September 1978|
|Issue 4||October 1978|
|Issue 5||November 1978|
|Issue 6||January 1979|
|Issue 7||February 1979|
|Issue 8||March 1979|
|Issue 9||April 1979|
|Issue 10||May 1979|
|Issue 1||July 1979|
|Issue 2||August 1979|
|Issue 3||September 1979|
|Issue 4||October 1979|
|Issue 5||November 1979|
|Issue 6||January 1980|
|Issue 7||February 1980|
|Issue 8/9||March/April 1980|
|Issue 10||June 1980|
|Issue 1||April/May 1981|
|Issue 2||June/July 1981|
|Issue 3||August/September 1981|
|Issue 4||October/November 1981|
|Issue 5||December 1981/January 1982|
|Issue 6||February/March 1982|
|Issue 1||April/May 1982|
|Issue 2||June/July 1982|
|Issue 3||August/September 1982|
|Issue 4||October/November 1982|
|Issue 5||December 1982/January 1983|
|Issue 6||February/March 1983|
|Issue 1||April/May/June 1983|
|Issue 2||July/August 1983|
|Issue 3||September/October 1983|
|Issue 4||November/December 1983|
|Issue 5||January/February 1984|
|Issue 6||March/April 1984|
|Issue 1||September 1984|
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