Chilling out after work with the latest 8-Bit Show And Tell episode, on 6502 assembly :commodore:

Robin's calm exposition and one-handed typing are so... soothing. The nerd equivalent of a knitting show ๐Ÿ˜Œ

This composer on SoundCloud sounded very familiar...

Turns out his tunes are used as soundtracks in The 8-Bit Guy's videos.

This time Robin got a mystery VIC 20 expansion box with knobs, switches, and unlabeled buttons.

The 8-Bit Guy is getting a ton of shit for being careless in restoring some weird IBM 7496 PCs found in a vintage computer warehouse...

Personally, I think all the decisions were reasonable for yet-another PC model that didn't become a success. Rarity alone doesn't automatically make things valuable.

At 2:40, the presenter casually drags an Intuition screen of a different resolution and palette over the Workbench screen, probably unaware of how unique and marvelous this was in 1985, or even 10 years later.

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The Amiga in 1985 was so ahead of its time that the presenter had to explain the concepts of windows, mouse, multitasking and digital sound.

was my first unix, btw. I used it on an Amiga 4000 with a 25MHz CPU.

I had just enough ram to start X11 and a few applications OR compile the kernel... but not both at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‚

To make things worse, building the kernel from sources would take about 2 days (or was that for the entire userland? I don't remember well)

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omg, a remake of Turrican just got announced at Gamescom 2020

The format is trivial... I think it's 2 bytes of load address followed by the raw data. No checksum. But how did people save their asm code without an emulator?

I guess I could write a BASIC program which calls OPEN and PRINT# to dump the memory into a file, but it there must be an easier way... right?

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I have a asm programming question.

A few years ago, I used VICE's monitor to write some asm code directly in memory at $C000, and then I "saved" it into a snapshot.

I was able to re-install that particular VICE version and reload the snapshot, but now... how do I save it into a proper PRG file?

Turbo Imploder is an executable cruncher for AmigaOS.

It wasn't particularly fast nor had a good compression ration, but, boy, it came an amazing soundtrack and and even VU meters with rasterbars! :amiga:

(someone should make a new video capture where compression doesn't fail, so we could hear the "save file" tune)

Did you know that Satoru Iwata (the legendary CEO of Nintendo) was an unpaid intern at Commodore Japan in Akihabara and wrote a videogame for the VIC20?

Incredible. Someone reverse-engineered the 3D renderer of Frontier: Elite II for the and wrote a player in C capable of rendering the intro on modern graphics. Looks identical to me, including the sound.

Note: this isn't an Amiga emulator, it's a rewrite of the rendering engine, similar to ScummVM, but limited to the 3D graphics and synth.

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