Yes, yes, another C64 demo. This is Scrollwars, released in 2013. How, just how?
So, apparently this is the first demo by this developer and it’s amazing. Hell of a fire effect.
I discovered this while testing the SD2IEC on my C64. Assembly64 has a “One File Top 200” directory that I was working on because the disk images have characters the filebrowser has trouble with. This small bit of bash shell script will sanitise it before viewing on a C64:
for i in * do mv -v "$i" "
echo $i|cut -c13-|tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'|
tr -cd ' a-z0-9'" done
It changes the filenames to lowercase and then removes anything but a-z, 0-9 and space and also cuts out the first 13 characters . There are still a few shortened filenames but it looks much better now.
Edit on July 8th, 2019: The SD2IEC is slow when there are lots of files in a directory, plus the directory contained other directories so I decided to move everything into directories named after the first letter of each directory with this code:
for i in * do new_dir=
echo "$i"|cut -b 1mkdir -p ../1/$new_dir cp -v "$i"/* ../1/$new_dir/ done
Everything’s in sub directories of a new directory called “1”. There are multiple demos in each directory but not enough that it’s too slow. 🙂
This is just amazing. All done on a lowly C64 by Censor Design and Fairlight. Grab the demo from csdb. Unfortunately it doesn’t work in the SD2IEC because it has a fastloader. I should buy an Ultimate II+ or Ultimate 64 shouldn’t I?
Road of Excess by Triangle is a Commodore 64 demo released in 1990 that totally blew me away when I saw it.
Yes, you could play Breakout in one of the parts if you had a joystick plugged into the computer. This demo had quite a few interactive parts.
Follow along from “I Go To Rio” to “Ritmo De La Noche” to “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” by Coldplay. I had no idea Ritmo De La Noche had such a history!
Of course there’s a C64 version! Maduplec of BUDS/NATO/Crest fame created a SID version of Ritmo De La Noche for his 1992 Glober demo. Every time I hear that song I think of that demo. I couldn’t find it on Youtube so you’ll just have to fire up an emulator to watch the spinning globe but here’s the SID tune!
Unboxed, a Commodore 64 demo by Bonzai takes scrolling messages to the next level, and it’s even GDPR compliant!
Absolutely amazing stuff.
Listening to it in a Youtube video doesn’t have quite the same impact. It cuts off a bit too early as well. Perhaps rose tinted glasses and all that? It does bring back memories of typing “left arrow” L to load games from a tape and “Turbo Tape by Jeff”, the tape loader used to pack more games on to one cassette. Piracy was rife on the C64, but I still have a box of (original) game cassettes and disks in the attic.
Want to hear the original “Wanderer”? It was originally recorded in 1961 and reached no 2 in the US charts!
Super Snake Simulator itself was a lot of fun too. It’s still worth checking out!
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.