View Full Version : Modplayer for the Vic20 needed!
01-02-2005, 07:09 AM
Now that I have your attention, it's actually been done;-)
Through my surfing I happened upon the Vic20 demo scene of all things. Check out Back in the Day (http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=13716) demo. There is a LINK (http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=%2Fparties%2F2004%2Fassembly04%2Fold skool%2Fdemo%2Fvideo_conversions%2Fback_in_the_goo d_old_days_by_ca.avi&fileinfo) to download and watch an AVI of the demo. Really shocking to say the least, I can't believe they made this for an unexpanded Vic20, in 5k. At the end is even a Modplayer.
01-02-2005, 08:52 AM
The Vic I chipset wasn't a piece of garbage.. It had a tone generator (though not a SID chip) and you could get a lot of performance out of it's display if you bothered to go to assembly language. I still remember it beating the crap out of my old atari console games for graphics. The only thing bad about it was that 22 column display which someone even fixed with an 40/80 column adapter add on which kinda turned it into a commodore Pet computer. I remember using it with a vicmodem at 300 baud to access compuserve and getting trashed by all the Apple ][ owners and TRS-80 owners who didn't believe the thing could get online at all. The vic modem plugged into the user port on the computer (rs 232 edge connector) and I rememeber my parents killing me because my first telecom bill from them was $300 because I stayed on for too long..
01-02-2005, 09:11 AM
I had that 40/80 column adapter, later I had a bus expansion sticking out the back of the Vic so that I could have multiple cartridges plugged in at the same time, such as the vic Super Expander which added another 3k (8k?) and enhanced Basic, a few other 8k expansions, and I think there was a Machine Language monitor cartridge plugged in there as well.
This configuration was actually more functional than the C64 for a long time. I used this even after I had te 64 and didn't give it up untill getting the c128 that also had 40/80 capability and even went further--- it could display a 40 column display on one monitor, and an 80 column display on another monitor at THE SAME TIME! Dual displays baby!
At that time the poor vic was retired and became the hardware controller for an EProm burner used to copy 4k Atari 2600 cartridges. :)
I dont think I recall ever having any kind of music player on the Vic, I remember having "I feel fine" playing on it, but I think it was an actual basic program that generated the music.
@the avi'd demo:
01-02-2005, 10:33 AM
That is just sooooo cool! :-o
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