Closed Beta Discussion: RAM extension

RAM extension
Oct. 3, 2016, 4:37 p.m.

Would it be possible to expand the amount of RAM a host has, or is your 6502 emulation unable to handle more RAM? If it is, would swap space be feasible?

RAM extension
kveroneau(Game Creator)
Oct. 3, 2016, 5:53 p.m.

Swap space is entirely possible, the 6502 doesn't have an MMU so it doesn't support a virtual address space, so swapping memory will need to be manually done by the OS, such as storing blocks of memory to the block device and loading in another chunk On-Demand.

In the block device post, I did mention that I do plan on eventually supporting more architectures in-game as the game itself naturally grows and evolves. So eventually an MMU capable CPU will be available.