If this is what rivalry can produce let’s have some more fighting and arguing! What an amazing C64 demo!
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!
I’ve only watched twenty minutes of this presentation but I’m blown away already. Up to about 15 minutes and a bit I was familiar with what he was talking about but then he got to the part about abusing the stack (neat way of saving cycles), and the jitter counter. That counter is insanely clever. I used to add small loops to wait for the right cycle or raster point in my demos.
I’m looking forward to watching the rest!
Edit (November 2017): Updated the Youtube link as the original channel was deleted!
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.
I knew this song was familiar when I first heard it. It’s the theme tune to the game Uplink which I haven’t actually played at all but I had the OST from some game bundle.
Anyone else have fond memories of the MOD scene? The top favourites on modarchives.org will help!
“Turn the lights off, stand in the middle of the room and wave your arms about frantically….”
Watch it fullscreen, but not if you’re averse to flashing lights..
Smiley’s People, a BBC podcast I listened to recently inspired me to look up this old Ash & Dave C64 demo. Unfortunately the podcast is not available any more.
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