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by Mike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: loss of program lines
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: loss of program lines

O.K. - I had a quick peek. The program as is looks unsuspecting for sure. However, you should be wary if you go to extend it: of the long variable names, BASIC V2 only uses the first two characters to differentiate them ( CO LUMN and CO ST, for example, are the same). Any assignment to one of these ...
by Mike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Maxigrafik
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Maxigrafik

Nice! Here's my suggestion for program "1.13": 10 REM LISTING 1.13-V3 15 N=12 20 R=10 25 MULTI0:CLEAR 30 FORI=0TON-1 35 P=2*{PI}*I/N 40 X=3*R*COS(P) 45 Y=5*R*SIN(P) 50 CIRCLE1,104.5+X,128.5-Y,3*R,5*R 55 NEXT 60 SHOW This shows the drawing centered on screen at (104,128), also with correctl...
by Mike
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: loss of program lines
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: loss of program lines

That's more likely a stray POKE into zeropage, or into the address range occupied by the BASIC program, which corrupts the data structures. When the internal RAM is defective, the VIC-20 doesn't start up at all (you only get the white background with cyan border without the start-up prompt), if an e...
by Mike
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just got a VIC20, now what? :)
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Just got a VIC20, now what? :)

Grid runner shows me that this system can perform just as strong as the c64 given the right circumstances. VIC-20 and C64 use (nearly) the same CPU, (nearly) the same BASIC and can use (nearly) the same peripherals on the IEC bus and user port. That's about where the similarities end. The C64 still...
by Mike
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Maxigrafik
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Maxigrafik

If you look into the various threads here in Denial where I posted examples for MINIGRAFIK, I usually followed up "teaser" pictures with the programs that produced those screens. Unless those pictures were the result of manual work in MINIPAINT, and obviously no such program existed (I'd t...
by Mike
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just got a VIC20, now what? :)
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Just got a VIC20, now what? :)

I [...] need to be pointed in a direction for things I can do [with] 3583 bytes free. Here's a shameless plug for my Unexpanded VIC-20 Type-In Games Collection . :mrgreen: (you'll need +24K though, to read the accompanying instructions -> READ ME ... of course you always can take VICE to the rescue)
by Mike
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Maxigrafik
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Maxigrafik

15 downloads of "Maxigrafik-Screen.rar" (mine included) without any other replies thus far leave me at least with some question marks above my head. At least, Armando didn't make it *that* simple to assess what is to do with the files "d1d-scr", "gasket-scr" and "s...
by Mike
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: [WIP] International Karate VIC20 [Ultimem]
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: [WIP] International Karate VIC20 [Ultimem]

tonyrocks wrote:Which you stole from me!!! I WANT ROYALTIES! HEHE just kidding :)

@tonyrocks: PM sent
by Mike
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Utimem or Final Expansion?
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Utimem or Final Expansion?

Well, the 1581 seems incompatible with the DIRECTORY command in BASIC V4, at least when I try that the directory listing usually stops at some random place. I'm having no problem with the DIRECTORY command with a 1541-II though, or if I do LOAD"$", 8 followed by LIST with a 1581. Well, I ...
by Mike
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Games
Topic: [WIP] International Karate VIC20 [Ultimem]
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: [WIP] International Karate VIC20 [Ultimem]

GreyGhost wrote:Absolutely!

Thank you! That's a really nice and funny sprite sheet. :)

Minipaint and Minigrafik are both amazing utilities.

I'll think over another utility in the batch suite to extract the bitmap data of single sprites in a similar way I did with VicShroom.
by Mike
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC 3.5 on a VIC?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: BASIC 3.5 on a VIC?

I know of a port for the C64. Obviously, the prospects over there were much better, given the necessary (and available!) memory and also the graphics capabilities. [V]3.5 is found on the Commodore 16 and Plus/4. Even thought it's numbered lower than [V]4.0, it's more advanced. Yep. They really shoul...
by Mike
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Vic 20 Black screen
Replies: 14
Views: 240

Re: Vic 20 Black screen

i have just left it on the black screen with led on for about 20 minutes and it turned itself off?? What did you expect? That the initial damage inside your VIC-20 would repair itself? don't have a multimeter. Then buy another set of working VIC-20 and PSU on ebay. Using either a defective VIC-20 (...
by Mike
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Games
Topic: [WIP] International Karate VIC20 [Ultimem]
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: [WIP] International Karate VIC20 [Ultimem]

GreyGhost wrote:Kudos man. I had the same idea a while back but got no further than some graphics. [...]

Any chance you'd make the concept art available in its original MG format to view it in MINIPAINT? :mrgreen:

Cheers,

Michael
by Mike
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Utimem or Final Expansion?
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Utimem or Final Expansion?

plbyrd wrote:Not sure the response was worth the effort of recreating it all. Short version: A cart based drive would be great, but it would need the banking features so that people wouldn't need to swap carts.

Agreed! :mrgreen:

and: PM sent. :)
by Mike
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Utimem or Final Expansion?
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Utimem or Final Expansion?

[...] the EF3 can replace the kernal as an extra feature, however that is something none of the easyflash releases makes use of [...] My bad. I was referring to "EF" as the latest incarnation of this cartridge series as known to me. Namely the EF3 with said feature. And agreed, a KERNAL r...

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