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2016
April
13
RetroPie is a great emulation machine based on the Raspberry Pi. It has full VICE support, but was missing labels for the Commodore VIC20, C16 and C128. So I made some. Feel free to download them.

2016
April
07
In a rush of nostalgia, I aquired the domain www.kingsoft.de and now I've put Ghost Town on it for now. I want to put more stuff there soon, let's see how that goes...

2016
March
01
I finally officially released Ghost Town JS today and I've been given the opportunity to write a "making of" story (in german language). Please visit Videospielgeschichten.de and check it out.

2016
February
28
After some heavy drinking at the BCC#10 demo party, I've now become a new member of demo group Mayday! Looking forward to be part of an awesome team.

2016
February
27
Two new screens got released at the BCC#10 demo party in Berlin, "Moon" (3rd place) and "Love" (4th place). You can find them in the C64 section below.

2016
February
03
Two new vector illustrations are up now, a SM124 display and a vintage TV set. Download them for free in the bonus stuff section below.

2016
January
21
New page online: My retro computer collection, showing off some lovely vintage computers that fill up my apartment.



GHOST TOWN JS

A JavaScript remake of the Commodore C16 game.



Visit the mysterious Ghost Town, a place full of unexpected dangers and hidden treasures!
Ghost Town JS is a JavaScript remake of the fantastic game written by Udo Gertz and released in 1985 for the Commodore C16, C116 & Plus/4. This remake is pixel perfect as it reads in the binary screen data from the original game. For more information and additional links, scroll down the page after launching the game. Have fun!


Launch game



MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF SINUS!

A C64 retro demo made in JavaScript.



awsm's biggest production yet, featuring 10 different screens with code & art made exclusively for this demo. Works best (and probably only) in a Chrome browser. If you can't get it to run on your machine, you can watch the video on youtube. The demo is listed on pouët.net.


Launch demo

C64 cracktro remakes made in JavaScript

You can do a lot of cool stuff in the browser with the canvas element and some JavaScript. I recreated some iconic C64 cracktros as an exercise, using a library called CODEF.

Real Commodore C64 demos

After the positive feedback on "Full Of Sinus!" I was encouraged to give real 6502 assembler a try. These are the results. Click on the images to download the .prg file or visit the releases on csdb.dk.

Scored 4th place at BCC#10, 2016. Another screen I started a long time ago, but only finished it in a rush just before the compo started. Some rasters in the border and top and border sprites to extend the lady to full beauty.

Love BCC on csdb.dk

Released at BCC#10 on Feb 27, 2016, this screen scored 3rd in the graphics compo. I made it almost a year ago and never finished it to the level I intended.

Moon on csdb.dk

Just a small PETSCII screen that plays around with the fantastic tune from Eddie. I decided to release it as is, knowing that it would never become 100% as I wanted it to be. Some raster bars and sprites involved.

Schaltkreis on csdb.dk

A conversion of the original screen from the Full Of Sinus demo. The picture got more colorful to compensate for the lack of a proper DYCP scroller and the zoom effect. I had a hard fight to get the raster bars stable.

Positive Karma on csdb.dk

My second PETSCII attempt. If you look long enough, you might notice that it resembles a postcard, with mountains in the back, the beach in the front and the logo being the hotels.

Vision Logo on csdb.dk

My first PETSCII logo. The main screen area is pure charset, but I opened the top and bottom borders and put some sprites in it to extend the image.

Nyanpetscii on csdb.dk

My first conversion of a screen from the Full Of Sinus demo. Minor tweaks on the image and a color wash effect on the logo and scroller to compensate for the lack of a custom font.

Look Mom, I'm an Eagle! on csdb.dk

My second C64 program, serving as request to get accepted as a member on csdb.dk. You can see that it is still pretty much the same code that I used for the first demo.

Can I Haz Member? on csdb.dk

My first demo on the C64 after about 25 years. Nothing special by any standards, but very important for me to get back into demo development.

No csdb.dk entry

Bonus stuff

Some graphics I created along the way. Feel free to download and use them for your personal pleasure. How about a cool MOS logo tee? Or, create your own browser demo and put a stylish Commodore 1984S monitor around it. Do it. And send me link so I can check it out.

RetroPie is a great emulation machine based on the Raspberry Pi. It has full VICE support, but was missing labels for the Commodore VIC20, C16 and C128. So I made some. Feel free to use them.

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I wanted to have a nice shirt with the MOS TECHNOLOGY logo on it and couldn't find any high resolution or vector versions of it, so I made one. Feel free to use it. File contains PNG and SVG versions.

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I needed a 1084S image for my demo and couldn't find any on the web, so I made one. It is completely vector based and you can download and use it for free. Go ahead!

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Here's something for the Atari fans: vector versions of the famous Atari SM124 and SC1224 monitors. The zip file contains a vector file, a Photoshop file with layers and a ready-to-use png images to integrate with your browser demo.

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For my Ghost Town remake I decided to create a nice retro looking tv and I'm quite pleased how it turned out. You can grab the zip file containing vector and png files right here.

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