C64 ASM: Skull Tumbler (Gif2C64)

This is my most recent output from my GIF2C64 conversion utility. I made an image in photoshop, that would appear seemless when scrolled. 4 colour gif, converted to a custom multi-colour font, basically dividing the character into quadrants with each possible combination of patterns. The output software also handles font compression, to strip out excess unused patterns, which is how the Letters have been retained in the fontmap. Gif2C64 also can take animated gifs, which with more frames in the video the less space is available for letters. I’ll try to post an example of video later..

The ASM to scrolling code could use some work, this is my first experience with multiple raster calling. At certain points the music starts to kaak, due it fighting with the drawing routines. I’ll get there 🙂

 

C128X Graphic

C128X

At some point everyone thinks about making their own computer, I’ve always wanted to make one. The C128X was supposed to be used for a commodore themed website, never got down to making it. As my electronics skills are mediocre at best, I doubt that I could make a computer on my own — but I can at least design the look of one. I always liked the the 128D’s design, the pull out keyboard and the built in floppy. The A2000 as well I always liked especially for the front facing joystick and keyboard ports. The A2000 was a barn though, you could hide an entire other computer in there with room to spare (if you had the AT addon then you did have two).

The file for this is here:  C128X

Commodore 1571 Graphic

Commodore_1571

Another PSD, this time of a Commodore 1571 disk drive. You can get the file here: Commodore 1571. I remember getting a C128, which replaced the first C64 we had. My father managed to talk to Jim Butterfield, who arranged the original C64 purchase — first generation hardware coupled with a white 1541. It’s funny, as that original C64 was never traded away.. unlike that C128 which somehow I got an A500 for. Weird.

CBM 8050 Graphic

cbm8050

This is the image of the 8050, which I made in Photoshop. All the layers are there, to edit the details. If you want a copy of the file go here: CBM 8050 PSD

My BBS in the day had one of these, an 8250 and a SFD1001 attached to a BUS Card with a pile of 1541’s. The grade school I was in, had 4 pets sharing an 8050. That was the first network I noticed, then a pair of ICON’s showed up.

Amiga and Commodore Disk Icons for SD Cards

clogo8 kick icon source

A link to the Photoshop sources are here: Photoshop Files

A link to the actual .ICO Files are here : Windows ICO

I’ve also included with the ICO files the config file that you can use to make these a disk icon. These are nice to replace the SD cards default disk icon, great for people with MMC replays or Turbo Chameleon 64’s. Note: The Commodore PSD uses Adobe Photoshop CC’s 3D capabilities, the other file is a flat bitmap.

KickAss IDE: The Best C64 Cross Development Platform

KickAss IDE, is a great setup. On my Win7 machine, I really enjoy using it. After years of mixed tools for c64 dev, having a full IDE is amazing. If you are into doing some c64 coding on a windows machine, pick it up!

It’s too bad there isn’t a OSX port, I ended up using the Kick Assembler with UltraEdit on OSX.

The installer is at CDSB: http://csdb.dk/release/?id=116290