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Old 08-06-2019, 12:32 PM
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How to get “under the hood” of an old C64 game?


One of my dirty secrets is that I still love to play Commodore 64 games from my youth. I have a good emulator program, and the experience is just like the original except for the hardware.

One of my favorites is Dino Eggs. I’ve become curious about how it was actually programmed. I’d like to find out how certain variables and timed events in the game are determined and executed.

I haven’t delved into computer programming since... well, since doing BASIC on the C64 when I was a kid. So I have no idea what I’m getting into here. Even if I could somehow expose the code, it would probably mean nothing to me. How can I gain an understanding of how the game was programmed and what’s happening when I play?
 

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