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Episode #050 - Extended Background Mode

The last of built-in character modes that the Commodore 64 can display is an extended background color mode.

It allows us to combine high-resolution graphics with additional colors but sacrifices the amount of characters that we can choose from.

In the hands of a skilled artist it can give your game a unique look that cannot be replicated in different modes.

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