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How to Make a C64 Game in Basic

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Programming was something most 80s kids had - if they owned a home computer at least. It was the default landing space when you turned on your machine, and so learning it was almost mandatory, and obviously pretty exciting. With the layers of GUI and hidden code we have now, it's harder for the average [...]

What are Loading Bands For?

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Watch the Video Loading Screens, and loading bars; it's a question which plagued my mind for many years. Why, when loading games from audio tape or cassette software do many home computers display horizontal raster bars on screen in varying colours? Why don't we have a picture of a little guy landing on the moon? [...]

Soft Aid – The Video Game Bandaid

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Watch the Video Do They Know it's Christmas? Do they Frickin' know it's Christmas?! I certainly do, I've heard the song enough bloody times. Softaid (Soft Aid) on the other hand is something not many people have heard of. It was the computer industry's response to the mid 80's Ethiopian food crisis and included Band [...]

Paint Programs Though the Ages

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Watch the Video A retrospective from Etch-a-sketch up to Paintbrush for Windows 3.1.. a look at how we started with one and ended up with the latter. Featured: Deluxe Paint 3 (Amiga), Tyco Magic Copier, Mario Paint (SNES), The Image System (C64), Lights Alive (Tomy), vTech Video Painter and of course, the etch-a-sketch. Painting! Everyone [...]

The Commodore 64

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The Commodore 64 was the much awaited follow up to the Vic-20, which itself superseded the Commodore PET. Initially unveiled in January 1982 by Commodore International, the machine was designed in 2 days after Jack Tramiel realised the gap in the market Commodore could fill with their recently designed new video and sound chips - [...]

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