This is impressive. The demo needs 4 C64s to run but you get a high res 640*400 display and 12 channel SID music!
I wonder if I can run 4 Vice windows side by side to watch this? Getting them synced might be a problem..
Edit: I found this video on this episode of the excellent Commodore / Amiga Users Ireland podcast.
Even the venerable C64 can be infected!
(via Dustlayer but this imgur album might be the original location of the photo.)
This is a good explanation of how old computer systems generated their graphics.
I remember drawing sprites in the same way until I found programs to make that process much simpler!
If you ever owned a Commodore 64 and remember playing games on it in the 80s or very early 90s be prepared to be blown away by this demo released in 2016.
CSS3 C64 is an old school C64 intro created completely in CSS, the technology that is normally used to style web pages. You can read more about it here, and the source code is available in your browser, but also on Github. No need for an Action Replay cartridge to peek under the hood this time!
Thanks Commodore is Awesome for the link.
When people talk about how great Mr Robot is I agree but I suspect we’re not talking about the same thing.
I honestly don’t remember this at all. The C64 was just a prop, but it’s still nice to see the breadbox there! It’s a pity they used the arcade version of Paperboy and not the C64 conversion however.
I noticed a Commodore 64 screen last night in the game Saints Row 4. The keyboard is definitely not a C64 one, neither is it a C128 but I’ll forgive that oversight.
There are various retro parts of the game, like a 2D side scrolling beat-em-up to rescue one of the characters but this was in a fairly mundane mission where you have to shoot lights, that’s all I’ll say. Watch out for it!
The Dinosaurs episode of This Developer’s Life struck a chord with me. Not because of Fortran or Dataflex although hearing about developers dealing with small memory constraints or attempts to convert an archaic piece of code into something shiny did make me grin stupidly.
No, there’s a bit about the Commodore 64 in there and some great SID chip music throughout the podcast. That sealed the deal for me! 🙂