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 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git artifacts[N 1]
libretro core[N 2]
FreeChaF Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD libretro
FinalBurn Neo Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD WIP builds
libretro core
NC ~
Mobile / ARM
FreeChaF Android iOS libretro core
FinalBurn Neo Android iOS libretro core NC ~
FreeChaF PSP libretro core
FinalBurn Neo PSP 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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