Edit: Now also contains the visual 2A03's core - see posts below for more info.
I originally intended to modify the Visual 2C02's code to improve its performance and add a few features, but after a day of trying to optimize every single detail of the JS code, I realized it wasn't going to be fast no matter what I tried.
So here I am, 2 days later with a C++/C# port that runs ~20 times faster than the original JS version does in Chrome (on my computer at least).
On my old i5, it simulates the chip at 6000-9000hz, while tracing a bunch of stuff. (A full frame takes about 30 seconds)
In comparison, I usually got to about 400hz on the JS version with similar tracing (~10 minutes for a frame).
Obviously, this is all based on Quietust's work, which is based on the Visual 6502 - so all credits to him and the folks behind the Visual 6502.
I simply converted the JS code to C++, with relatively few modifications (aside a few optimizations).
This version adds a few features: log the trace to a file, select nodes to trace from a list, load/save state to files, load/save ram content
It also emulates the full $0000-$2FFF memory range for the PPU.
It's still missing some things, though - most notably, I did not port the code that draws/animates the actual chip yet.
Windows binary: http://www.mesen.ca/VisualNes.zip
Linux: There is a makefile included, it seems to run fine on Mono from the few tests I did.
Hopefully this is useful for someone else!
Let me know if you find any issues.
EDIT: Replaced download link with a statically linked version (no longer requires the VC2015 runtime to be installed to run)
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