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November 14, 09

Nostalgia in Parts

The nostalgia definitely came back. With the recent re-release of the C64 emulator for iPhone I felt that I am somehow thrown back into C64 world again – the only difference is that I am twice as old as I used to be when being active on C64 demoscene and it feels a bit tight. Some time ago I bumped into this amazing ICU64 project - realtime debugging/hacking tool by Mathfigure. Do you remember Matrix the movie?

The first part

I sooooo wanted to have all that working in AS3, that I have resurrected FC64 – low level C64 emulator written by Claus Wahlers (Codeazur) with Darron Shall. The code was moved to GitHub recently, so I just had forked it and thus give it its new life.

Let's roll with a small demo.

FC64 player

Click to activate and watch this (very buggy here but interesting) part from Parts, great demo from 1995 by Oxyron.
Red and green indicate memory write/read, grayscale map represents memory values.
Click on the map and use mouse wheel or +/- keys to zoom in and out.
(Memory debugger idea shamefully borrowed from Mathfigure.)

The demo itself doesn't play nicely with FC64 and it's quiet as there's still a lot of work to do on the emulator, but just pay attention the memory snapshot – discover how data is being populated in the memory. The image of girl's face is decompressed and overwrites BASIC area.

I am kind of quietly hoping to get other (ex-)demosceners involved to cooperate and improve FC64 as there's loads to do. The most important thing is to re-enable the SID (maybe using Ralph's TinySID alchemy port) as there are traces of early SID implementation in the FC64 source.
There's another idea for a secret project involving KickAssembler, but shhhh for now...

...and yet another part of the same story

Yes, there is more to it. I am supposed to work on the HTML/CSS templates for the new, cool (web2.0) version of Intros C64 - the biggest online C64 cracking intros repository. The design (also be me) has been approved a year ago, and I am somehow in stuck in the middle - need to work out the roadmap.

Anyway, I wrote a tiny a little bookmarklet to enable live preview of the intros, here are two example links:

Dynamic Duo 3D stars
Dynamic Duo (pictured above)

And the Bookmarklet itself - just drag the link to your toolbar and use on Intros C64 site (you have to select an intro first - get the view with the comments).

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September 24, 09

Commodore C64 SIDs live

I am very pleased to announce that I will be playing a set at Tronic @ Merchant City Festival on a real vintage Commodore C64, with live retro visuals by Russell/These Are Ideals.

I will be bringing some best sounding tunes that have ever been composed on the C64, so better be there or be square!

Saturday, 26 Sept, around 6PM @ 13TH Note (upstairs), Glasgow

Tronic Festival

UPDATE: I am posting the playlist and the short video (above) from the gig. Thanks to all authors for their brilliant compositions!

  1. Holt Hein / Scott-Land B-Side
  2. DRAX / Space between Spaces
  3. TBB / Panimo
  4. Wacek / Snake Disco
  5. Wacek / Amphetamine
  6. Linus / Cauldron II Sinus Milieu Studie (featured in the video)
  7. AMJ / Problemchild part 7
  8. Kasmo / Nekenieh
  9. Holt Hein / Bootsys Club Tonic
  10. Morton Adam / Love For Smokin Weed
  11. Jeff / 12-speed tune
  12. DRAX / Hass
  13. DRAX / Svinestig
  14. Holt Hein / Trans Form
  15. Japmaster / Model 64
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