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by randolph.pickle
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Running Unexpanded Games with 16k
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Running Unexpanded Games with 16k

Assuming I have a 16k RAM cartridge plugged into my VIC, is there a way I can rearrange memory so that I can run games made for the unexpanded VIC without removing the cartridge. I know that the start of BASIC, screen, and color memory get moved when the VIC is expanded to 16k. I was wondering thoug...
by randolph.pickle
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: My Vic's alive!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: My Vic's alive!!!

Congratulations on your hard won victory! I can tell you as someone who has recently gotten into the VIC, that programming and gaming on the real hardware is absolutely amazing. I hope you have a blast.
by randolph.pickle
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Custom Character Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Custom Character Questions

Thanks for the reply. which will delete all variables and therefore set 52/53 (the bottom of strings) to the top of free memory. I had a hunch that was what was going on. Thanks for clearing it up. On a side note, when I started doing research on custom characters, I noticed that 52 is setup in the ...
by randolph.pickle
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Custom Character Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Custom Character Questions

Hi everyone. I have a few questions about setting up custom characters that I was hoping you guys could clear up. In the old books and magazines, most folks setup 52 and 56, and then CLR to protect the memory used by their characters. From what I've read on the forums, setting 52 is not necessary, a...
by randolph.pickle
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Recommend a Game
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Recommend a Game

Awesome! Thanks guys. All I need now is the free time to dig into 'em :).
by randolph.pickle
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Recommend a Game
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Recommend a Game

I was wondering if you good folks here could recommend some fun games that: 1. Are for the unexpanded VIC 2. Are written entirely in BASIC 3. Can be played without a joystick Part of my learning BASIC project has been typing in games and then figuring out how they work. So far I've been through the ...
by randolph.pickle
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Wrong Colors
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Wrong Colors

That's what I figured :(. No problem though. I just wanted to make sure. I'll just hook her up with the RCA cables to the other TV for now.

Thanks :).
by randolph.pickle
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Wrong Colors
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Wrong Colors

Hi everyone. I just had a chance to test out a VIC-20 I received in the mail that is in great shape. However, when I plug it into a CRT TV I have using the RF modulator that came with it, I have some issues. At first, the picture is snowy. Then the picture comes in clear, but the border is red, the ...
by randolph.pickle
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Datasette Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Datasette Questions

Thanks for the info guys. I plan to use my VIC more for programming then gaming, so a setup that caters to just loading programs would be insufficient. I'm still pretty tempted though to use just a datasette for a more authentic experience... but, I suppose I need to think it over some more. The way...
by randolph.pickle
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Datasette Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Datasette Questions

Hi everyone. This is my first post here. I just won my new (to me) VIC-20 off of Ebay recently and can't wait to get into to it. However, I'm still not sure whether I'm going to use a datasette and cassette tapes, or an SD2IEC for storage. Supposing that I did decide to get a datasette, I'd like to ...

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