David Pescovitz at 3:23 pm Wed, Nov 19, 2008
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Glad you reminded me; now I can get hotel reservations!
The Commodore 64 Lives! SID & VIC Forever!!!
This video is cute, but, it would likely never play on an actual 4-color CGA IBM monitor.
The biggest problem of old school graphics editing was the lack of good tools. We didn’t have vectorized object-oriented editors, object grouping, free resize, free scale, free skew, etc etc. Most of the time it was paint one dot at a time, using some imprecise and difficult to manipulate input control like a joystick.
This video’s awesomeness is heavily dependent on the multilayer sky/ground side-scrolling — for which support was nonexistent in the early days.
This would have to be done full-frame for CGA, so next it’s a question of whether all these frames could even fit into 620k of an IBM PC.
But, nice video anyway.
I wanna go. But I live about 600 miles away… :c
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