The easiest way to start programming Commodore 64
Learn BASIC and 6502 Assembly with bite-sized video tutorials.
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Season 6 - Graphical modes, animation, drawing priorities
Here's what you will get
- 9 videos (50+ minutes in total)
- transcripts (13000+ words)
- source code examples (10000+ LOC)
- access to 64bitesVIP Facebook group, where you can get help
- plenty of exercises to solve on your own
- online streaming
- download with no DRM
- one time payment (no monthly/annual fees)
You WILL learn how to:
- Disable BASIC and KERNAL ROMs as well as I/O registers to get more space for your programs.
- Move the Character Generator ROM into the Address Space to read the character bitmaps.
- Design you own custom character set
- Use every built-in graphical mode
- Hi-Res Character Mode
- Multicolor Character Mode
- Extended Background Color Mode
- Hi-Res Bitmap Mode
- Multicolor Bitmap Mode
- Animating arbitrary Sprite movement.
- Use Sprite-Character drawing priorities in all graphical modes
See what others are saying!
I learned assembly the hard way, with only limited documentation. Although part of the fun is in discovering all these things yourself, I think such screencasts could have helped me in getting up to speed faster. They do contain some nice bits of information :)
64bites brings me closer to understanding a computer I learned to love long ago, and still do. More than anything, it is really fun to follow the lessons and I always look forward to the next episode with great anticipation. It is the best thing since chocolate.
I enjoyed both narration and realisation.
Actually, I was really shocked to have so much fun watching a programming screencast!
How much time did you spend playing games on your Commodore c64? 64bites is more than 8-bit childhood memories, its a way to keep your beloved C64 alive, let's make our own game with it.
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Having watched a few episodes, I reiterate my original position: sooooooo coool. And Michal have really done a top-notch job on writing, production, audio, everything.