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by oswald
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 graphics - any hires games?
Replies: 51
Views: 2569

the 'trick' is that it uses sprites over a picture which has new attribute memory selected each 2 lines. that means you can use 2 colors in each 8x2 'cells' plus one color coming from sprites. the sprites are only in the 160x resolution, but its hidden by turning them under the '1' bits. furthermore...
by oswald
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Speaking of shumps - C64 + CMD SuperCPU = Metal Dust!
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Reminds me of what I thought when I first saw the demos: technically, this looks amazing, but the level design looks dreadful. well, sadly its not even technically THAT ammazing. the game could run on a multicolor bitmap screen easily, instead it uses charmode and wastes most of the cpu time on pla...
by oswald
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 graphics - any hires games?
Replies: 51
Views: 2569

Havantgottaclue wrote:I'm sure it's been mentioned before many times on this forum, but some clever C64 programmers can break the two colours per 8x8 block restriction.
yeah, and it can look like this in the hands of a hardcore gfxman 8)

Image
by oswald
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Things Games Developers Should Avoid
Replies: 90
Views: 4443

what I hate is when you are forced to do unnessesary repetitive keypresses to start a game/new round, or having to rewatch the same cutscene or effect before you are let into the playing part until you want to chew down your own leg. fex. need for speed most wanted: when you want to go to the next r...
by oswald
Tue May 20, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157429

I dunno why the C64 is so resource hungry when it comes to emulation, maybe it's the SID? Speccy was good though like you say. 1. the c64 disk drive is basically a standalone computer, and custom loaders upload a program into the drive to fasten up loading. so multiload games has to emulate even th...
by oswald
Wed May 14, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: C64 machine code tutors
Replies: 8
Views: 579

http://codebase64.com/doku.php?id=links:start

check the tutorial section. also the whole codebase64 site itself is dedicated to show how to code the c64.
by oswald
Thu May 08, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157429

tho the c64 version is next to impossible to finish, or you have to be a semi god to do so without trainers. I have struggled once for like an hour to play it through with savestates (!!!)
by oswald
Wed May 07, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Great SIDs
Replies: 23
Views: 1034

of course neither of those lists should be taken too seriously, they just show a rough direction. both of them were done through freewill voters on the net which obviously does not represent anything seriously. and I'm pretty sure a list of 200-400 tunes could be filled with each one being a masterp...
by oswald
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Last Ninja On Virtual Console
Replies: 16
Views: 906

I dont think anyone here is writing to the forum using a wii -> they all have a pc -> you can download c64 emulator & games & sidplay & music.

edit: nitpickers: c64 emulators and sidplay exist for linux, mac, but even for cellphones, psp, etc, etc etc.
by oswald
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Last Ninja On Virtual Console
Replies: 16
Views: 906

people, you can download a c64 emulator and last ninja, or any of the other 10000's c64 games for free. why collect points, why wii, why ?

edit: also you can download and listen to c64 music free, hvsc sports about 35000 sid titles, and that doesnt count the sub tunes....
by oswald
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157429

I have discovered something ammazing: c64 had two different versions of r-types. anyone care to write a c64 vs c64 rtype review ? :lol: you can read the whole story, and check the screenshot of tune unreleased version, and also download 5 playable unfinished levels! :D here is the link to it (you ca...
by oswald
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Little Gaming Things That Annoy You
Replies: 109
Views: 4905

rather funny than annoying, but definitely makes you feel you're in a game and not in the real world: - in COD2 when one died from your squad you got an instant replacement with no limits. - you had to approach enemy first and then your squad followed you this boiled down playing the game with this ...
by oswald
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157429

yeah he also wears blue shoes and handshoes. thats the new fashion :)
by oswald
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 8-bit GAME COMPARISON Thread
Replies: 1111
Views: 157429

The opponents don't look the same or as cool as the original version.
yeah, blue faces and legs, are cool ;) its the new fashion like emo didnt u know? :lol: