Tag Archives: 6502

BSave and BLoad for the Commodore 64

I wrote this little subroutine package for the Commodore 64 in 2002. You can likely still find a cached Usenet post to comp.sys.cbm referring to it. I thought that I would add in an open-source license header and would present … Continue reading

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An Interview with the Author of the French Silk Assembler

Speaking with Don French : The Man Behind the French Silk Assembler Tools Originally posted 5-21-2004.  In the early days of 8-bit computing, a programmer’s most often-used tool was the assembler. Due to memory constraints, many of the early 8-bit … Continue reading

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An Interview with Game Developer James Hague

This post was originally published in 1999. It was formerly hosted at http://www.radiks.net/~jimbo/art/int5.htm Being a bit of a video-game and classic computer enthusiast, I recently purchased the electronic book Halcyon Days – Interviews with Classic Computer and Video Game Programmers. … Continue reading

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Jim Butterfield : The Commodore Guru

Originally published on: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:35:16 +0000 Jim Butterfield passed away on June 29th, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. I grieve with the family and the legions of techies who looked upon Jim as a mentor … Continue reading

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Extending Commodore 64 BASIC

Back in the day, I used to write machine-language subroutines for the Commodore 64 that I would then call from a main program written in BASIC. I found it easier to use BASIC as the higher-order controller over a set … Continue reading

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My First C64 Interrupt Program

In late 1983, I began learning 6502 assembly-language by hand-assembling 6502 code on an Apple II computer at school. I had also been toying with a Commodore 64. I had been reading some C64 articles that pertained to inserting interrupt-driven … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday, Commodore 64

30 years ago today, the venerable Commodore 64 home computer was released. While it wasn’t my first microcomputer, I was most fond of this little computer. The C64 and Me I had been using a C64 in a classroom environment in … Continue reading

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Ancient Devtools

When I first began using microcomputers in the late 1970’s, development tools for 8-bit machines were precious and mysterious commodities.  Most of these sorts of tools that looked to be useful were very expensive.  My usage of most of these … Continue reading

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