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C64: Scanlines map for characters rows

I am developing a horizontal-scrolling game, and at a certain point I needed the exact map of the scanlines irqs according to the start of the 25 rows of characters in the screen. Since I didn’t find anything on the web I wrote myself the code to show 25 scanlines 8 pixels tall and I fine-tuned the values to obtain the right sequence. Here some … Continua a leggere C64: Scanlines map for characters rows

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Zzap! di Natale scaricabile gratis!

Per questo Natale, l’Associazione Culturale Airons di Vigevano ha voluto regalare anche ai non associati il numero speciale di Zzap! , con preghiera di diffusione. Cosa che faccio molto volentieri, essendone socio e lettore, e conoscendo la qualità e la professionalità che da sempre accompagna questa iniziativa. Di seguito copio incollo il testo della lettera che è pervenuta a noi associati, nella quale trovate anche … Continua a leggere Zzap! di Natale scaricabile gratis!

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Big Mecha C64 2023 Calendar

Here you are, for a 2023 without alien menaces, the Big Mecha C64 calendar app!  Every month a big robot from our childhood will defend us, and you can image to be the pilot or the mecha itself, like back in the days when you were a boy / girl!  Download the disk and launch it on your preferred emulator or – better – on your … Continua a leggere Big Mecha C64 2023 Calendar

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Christmas Star Challenge: a simple approach in Javascript

If you are into groups or pages whose topic is programming, in these days you have probably stumbled upon several Christmas Stars plotted in some programming languages. All this started from Logiker’s “Christmas Star” challenge ( http://logiker.com/Vintage-Computing-Christmas-Challenge-2022 ) , where also I am partecipating (but not with this code, it’s against the rules to publish your work before the end of the challenge) and where … Continua a leggere Christmas Star Challenge: a simple approach in Javascript

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Zelda (The legend of) 2023 C64 Calendar READY

“Hey listen! “ Here you are my brand new 2023 calendar for your beloved Commodore 64, with pics from The Legend of Zelda and a funny “Hey listen” spoken at the opening!  The bundle contains also a A4 pdf ready to be printed and cutted, for your naked nerd walls! Don’t exitate and download it ! Download links:https://back2the8bit.itch.io/zelda-the-legend-of-2023-calendar https://csdb.dk/release/?id=225350 Continua a leggere Zelda (The legend of) 2023 C64 Calendar READY

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The Konia Project – a cellphone games emulator for C64

The Konia project is a game for C64 where you can play 3 games “inside” a Nok… ehm, an old “Konia” cellphone, while funny text messages entertain you.  Hitting spacebar in-game makes you warp in the “crazy mode”, where a game switches to another game suddenly.  Hitting spacebar during the menu choice picks a random chat to show. Can you reach 255 points and break … Continua a leggere The Konia Project – a cellphone games emulator for C64

A usb floppy reader for a TheVic20

No so much time ago I stumbled upon this article about connecting and prepping a usb floppy reader to a TheC64. My “don’t tell me anymore” come instantly and I started my trials with a usb floppy reader that I already owned. Sadly, that one didn’t seem to work with TheVic20 and formatting in Fat12 not always succeded, so I bought this on Amazon and … Continua a leggere A usb floppy reader for a TheVic20

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May the 4th be with you 2022 tribute

A short petscii movie about Star Wars. The “movie” was made starting from some gifs taken from the web and converted in petscii animations. Download the prg from my Itchio page: https://back2the8bit.itch.io/may-the-4th-be-with-you-2022-tribute Credits: Darth Vader petscii taken from https://csdb.dk/release/index.php?id=183474 Continua a leggere May the 4th be with you 2022 tribute

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Daleks: a “Dalek attack” C64 clone in basic

For the Dalek Attach Challenge on Retro Programmers Inside Facebook group, here you are my implementation, written in basic and with source code available. It’s more an educational thing than a AAA game, but Basic fits great for this kind of games, so you can have fun with it, and by reading the source code you can learn something if you are getting in touch … Continua a leggere Daleks: a “Dalek attack” C64 clone in basic

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Spider Climber: a C64 downloadable game

My spinoff of Spiderman’s game for C64, wrote for the “Crazy Climber Challenge” into the Retro Programmers Inside facebook group. You can grab it from my Itchio page here: https://back2the8bit.itch.io/spider-climber Or from csdb here: https://csdb.dk/release/index.php?id=215230 Check the gameplay video here: Continua a leggere Spider Climber: a C64 downloadable game

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C64 Customizable Bitmap 2022 Calendar

C64 Customizable Bitmap 2022 Calendar + C64 Koala tutorial + tool to print the calendar in pdf Hallo people, I’m bringing to you your personal retro 2022 calendar, both as C64 virtual floppy disk and printable pdf. The program I assume you can drag drop a .d64 file on Vice or you are able to open it with Dirmaster (or, better, to create your real … Continua a leggere C64 Customizable Bitmap 2022 Calendar

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A fast “Pong” coding for the Pong anniversary

On November 29th we celebrate the release of Pong day, so here you are my 10cents contribute: a simple basic pong game wrote from scratch while recording my desktop (rendered to you in fast motion). Some details not so clear in the video. yb,xb are the “ball” x and y in a Cartesian system where the origin (zero) is in the upper left corner, and … Continua a leggere A fast “Pong” coding for the Pong anniversary

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A simple tutorial for a simple Kung Fury game

Are you working for the Kung Fury challenge, do you want to win (for free) a beautiful gadget? If you are a noob don’t worry, the challenge is open to any language, also basic (and you can eventually compile it in order to get speed). So, in this tutorial I show you how to convert a pic taken from the web in a petscii art, … Continua a leggere A simple tutorial for a simple Kung Fury game

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Ranatan – a Frogger clone. Download and video gameplay

Ranatan “Demetan is a young frog from a poor family (he lives with his parents, his father is a toymaker), to the point that he cannot even afford to go to school, and for this reason he is automatically an outcast within the community . However, he makes friends with a lovely little frog, popular and very sweet, from a rich family named Ranatan; this … Continua a leggere Ranatan – a Frogger clone. Download and video gameplay

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Ranatan – a Frogger clone. Adding levels

[ENG] My Frogger clone, called “Ranatan”, is ended, just have to add levels, but it’s as simple as writing : “put a beetle here, a turtle there”, as you can see in the picture. It will be sent to Retro Programmers Inside on April 18th, 2021, and after a live with all the other frogger games of the challenge it will be distributed on my … Continua a leggere Ranatan – a Frogger clone. Adding levels

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My last 2 submissions for homeputerium 10 liner contest

Too much time spent for the beloved basic, and I have frogger to start from scratch!So, these are my last 2 submissions for the 10liner contest, that sum with the two “schau” petsciis already sent. Mas-10 Mind Category: PUR120 Platform: C64 Emulator: Vice A master mind game for c64, category PUR120 ——————– HISTORY ——————– driiiiiiiin…tum tum tu-tun tuntum – tu-tun tuntum tu-tun tuntum – tu-tun … Continua a leggere My last 2 submissions for homeputerium 10 liner contest

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My first 2 entries in 10th Homeputerium 10 Liner contest/2021

Hello there,here my first and second entry for the 10th Homeputerium 10 Liners contest / 2021. I have joined the competition not only on my own but also as member of retro programmers inside https://www.facebook.com/groups/RetroProgrammersInside/?ref=share . They are both basically PETSCII-ART plus effects, the hard part is to fit an entire screen memory and screen colour memory in 10 rows / 256 bytes. To acheive … Continua a leggere My first 2 entries in 10th Homeputerium 10 Liner contest/2021

Tiny Invaders – work in progress

Happy to announce that my Tiny Invaders is at a good point of development. This is my first real asm game, I hope to not give life to too much bugs, only to tiny aliens! Scheduled completion for the end of 2020, hoping that it’s not also the end of the world, otherwise all this work will be unusefull, lol. The game is developed inside … Continua a leggere Tiny Invaders – work in progress

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Skyrim C64 demo READY

 “I used to be and adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.” is the well known quote from Skyrim (The Elder Scrolls V). Well, probably you know that this quote is intended to mean that somebody got married, and this is also for me, from 2004. So, much time has been passed from when I published in this blog the intention to make this … Continua a leggere Skyrim C64 demo READY

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Homeputerium 10 liners contest second place! twice!

As the title suggests, I’m very glad to announce that my two games “Tendrive” and “Azten Challenge” got the second place both, in PUR-120 category!! And the poor Ten-Rex? as a dinosaur, it has become extinct, sadly! You can read all the documentation in github, below the picture of the games here. It was not simple to make these games in only 10 lines and … Continua a leggere Homeputerium 10 liners contest second place! twice!

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My Homeputerium 10 liners!

My 10 liners for the Homputerium 10liners contest. You can find their code in these repositories: Azten Challenge: https://github.com/ArturoDente/azten-challenge TenDrive: https://github.com/ArturoDente/tendrive120 TenRex: https://github.com/ArturoDente/tenrex Please, vote me giving hearts to your favorites, on BASIC 10Liners twitter account @Basic10L (search my games, author: Arturo Dente) Thanks! Continua a leggere My Homeputerium 10 liners!