Notes on the Nintendo 64

A project that I’ve wanted to tackle for some time is writing an emulator for the Nintendo 64 video game console. Despite being a console from the mid-90s, this little machine was quite advanced for its time, so I’ve never had time to undertake this project.

With the unfortunate global Covid-19 crisis, however, I’ve found myself sitting at home with a whole lot more free time than I’m typically used to. As such, now seems like as good a time as any to at least start looking into building an emulator for the N64.

This post will serve as some of my research notes on the system. This is mostly for my reference, but perhaps it will prove useful to someone at some point.

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Logic Rules Cheat Sheet

When working with logic in discrete math appliations there are a plethora of rules you can use for working with the well formed formulas. Remembering them all can be a daunting task, which is why I like to have a cheat sheet available. As such, here’s a simple one that I like to use when working with these problems.

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How I Setup WSL In Windows 10 With the Windows Termainl App

I’ve had a long history of not being a fan of the Windows operating system. While Windows 7 was a decent release of the OS, version eight was an absolute dumpster fire and the early builds of Windows 10 weren’t much better. The more recent builds of Windows 10, however, have certainly started to win me over, especially when Microsoft surprised everyone by coming out with the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

The default setup for WSL is anything but perfect but it’s possible to get a really nice looking, highly functional setup with just a little bit of work. Let’s take a look at how I have everything set up.

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Creating an OpenCV 4 Project in Visual Studio 2017 & 2019

In my previous tutorial, I outlined how to build the OpenCV 4 library on Microsoft Windows 10. In that tutorial, however, I did not mention how to use that library in an actual project. This time around I will be showing you how to create an OpenCV 4 project within Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.

Please note that I am going to assume that your OpenCV install is set up in the way I outlined in my previous tutorial. That is to say that the necessary files are located within an OpenCV folder in your C:\ drive. If this is not the case you’ll have to make some minor modifications to the steps outlined here to suite your setup.

Let’s get started!

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Installing OpenCV 4 on Windows 10

I love working with the OpenCV library, but it can be a royal pain in the butt to get it installed and running on your machine. This is especially true for Microsoft Windows. Despite a Google search turning up plenty of results for articles promising to show you how to do it, they all seem to have issues or be incomplete. This results in a rather frustrating experience when you just want to get things up and running.

This purpose of this tutorial is to walk you through, step-by-step, how to install OpenCV version 4 on your Microsoft Windows 10 system. So, let’s quit talking about it and jump right in!

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