Fairchild Channel F emulators

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Fairchild Channel F
Developer Fairchild Semiconductor
Type Home video game console
Generation Second generation
Release date 1976
Discontinued 1983
For emulators that run on the Fairchild Channel F, see Emulators on Channel F.

The Fairchild Channel F is a second-generation home video game console released by Fairchild Semiconductor in November 1976 across North America and it retailed for $169.95. It had a Fairchild F8 CPU at 1.7897725 MHz with 2KB of RAM. It was also released in Japan in October the following year. It has the distinction of being the first programmable ROM cartridge–based video game console, and the first console to use a microprocessor.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
MAME         git artifacts[N 1]
libretro core[N 2]
FreeChaF         libretro
FinalBurn Neo         WIP builds
libretro core
NC ~
Mobile / ARM
FreeChaF     libretro core
FinalBurn Neo     libretro core NC ~
FreeChaF   libretro core
FinalBurn Neo   libretro core NC ~
  1. CI-Windows CI-Linux CI-Macos
  2. As 0.251, 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003), 0.37b5 (2000)

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