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by randolph.pickle
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: WIP - Serpent Caves
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: WIP - Serpent Caves

This is going to be awesome! The unexpanded VIC needs more roguelikes and mini-RPGs. The only feedback I can offer is that it is hard to tell where I've already explored since the unexplored characters look exactly like the explored open characters. Maybe you could make the explored open characters ...
by randolph.pickle
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website

i would just go there and give them the pdf.... if they dont know what it is, they'll likely just do it. Well I did it with success. I found a whole in the wall near by that was willing to do the printing for me for a pretty decent price. I was apprehensive about asking as I thought I would get tur...
by randolph.pickle
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website

Honestly it doesn't hurt to ask. Some treat it like developing film, none of my business what you want copied. Now if you wanted to print 100 of them that would certain raise an eyebrow. Are you near a university or college? Print shops there are used to printing think volumes and also might not ba...
by randolph.pickle
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website

pretty much anything retrocomputer related that you can download (books, games, roms - homebrew stuff excluded obviously) is illegal technically - its just that noone gives a damn That's what I was afraid of... I would imagine any professional copy shop would be reluctant to print the PDF of a scan...
by randolph.pickle
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Printing PDFs from bombjack's Website

Hi everyone. There are some really great books on bombjack's website I'd love to have hard copies of at my VIC (like "Compute's Programming the VIC"), but I can't find original copies of them for sale online. I was wondering if anybody here in the U.S. has had any luck having bombjack's PD...
by randolph.pickle
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: My first Game! (Drone X)
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: My first Game!

Congratulations on releasing your first game! Presentation-wise, I think the game is awesome. I like the all PETSCII graphics, the title screen music, and the game over animation. Gameplay-wise, I think the game is simple yet fun. Though, I had to play on hard to get a good challenge out of the game...
by randolph.pickle
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Animations in Machine Language
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Animations in Machine Language

Wow. Thank you very much for taking the time to explain it Mike. Also, thanks for pointing out Pitfall!, as I didn't know about it.
by randolph.pickle
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Animations in Machine Language
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Animations in Machine Language

After digging into several games, I found that there are many ways to slow down a ML loop. Everything from the classic busy loop using the index registers, to reading $A2 until the jiffy clock is updated, to polling $9004 until the value there sets the negative flag. However, I'm still curious about...
by randolph.pickle
Sun May 31, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: VICMON's destroying BASIC!
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: VICMON's destroying BASIC!

After doing some sleuthing, I've come up with the following facts: - The reason my BASIC programs are getting clobbered is because VICMON makes use of memory location 43 ($2B). For instance, it is altered when scrolling down through a disassembly. - The .E command does copy zero page out of the way....
by randolph.pickle
Thu May 28, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: VICMON's destroying BASIC!
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: VICMON's destroying BASIC!

Thanks for the suggestion eslapion, but what I'm experiencing is on the unexpanded VIC. The LISTing of my program is garbage and can't be run. Also, I noticed that memory location $00 is set to an RTS instruction as opposed to the usual JMP (which breaks the USR() function). Of course, using the .E ...
by randolph.pickle
Thu May 28, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: VICMON's destroying BASIC!
Replies: 3
Views: 789

VICMON's destroying BASIC!

Hi guys. I'm having a bit of a problem I hoped y'all could help with. When I have a BASIC program in memory, then run VICMON and exit from it, my BASIC program is destroyed! I know that VICMON uses several spots in zero page, and I've tried using the .E command (.E1D00 at start, .E0000 before I use ...
by randolph.pickle
Wed May 06, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Animations in Machine Language
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Animations in Machine Language

Thanks Mike. The explanation as to why it is a bad idea was very clear, but I'm having some trouble digesting the solution. I'll keep at it though and post any future questions I might have.
by randolph.pickle
Wed May 06, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Animations in Machine Language
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Re: Animations in Machine Language

Thanks for the replies guys. I've been doing more research into this and am at the very least aware of what I should be searching around for :) . Would I need to check bit 7 of $9003 pixel, in addition to $9004. I would assume if I didn't I could lose one raster line initially? Also, I assume when t...
by randolph.pickle
Tue May 05, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Animations in Machine Language
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

Animations in Machine Language

Hi everyone, I'm in the middle of learning machine language and I would like to start programming some simple animations. For example, I want to clear the screen and have a character move back and forth horizontally from one edge of the screen to the next. The problem is that (as you might imagine) ...
by randolph.pickle
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Running Unexpanded Games with 16k
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Running Unexpanded Games with 16k

Awesome! Thanks for the information guys. :D

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