Hey there, thanks for approving my account. Just thought I'd drop in and say hello and see what the fuss is about. So I'm one of those horrible Atarians, having had an Atari ST growing up, and later an Amiga after an unfortunate soldering/RAM disaster killed the ST. My 8-bit experience consisted entirely of the CPC464 but I was pretty young so while I did do some coding on it, I can't honestly say I knew what I was doing. I've come to the C64 quite late, after getting a MiSTer FPGA box mostly for the ST and Amiga - I heard the C64 version of Nebulus was good (and it is - better collision detection than the 16-bit versions), then found myself falling in love with the early games - Bruce Lee, Boulder Dash, Jumpman, Wolfenstein, etc.
I'm a 41-year-old programmer (of course I am) and generally love all things geeky, and since getting the MiSTer box spend far too much time on retro shenanigans - just picked up a CRT TV for £40 off ebay to further that obsession. MiSTer + CRT TV is a magical combination.
I make some videos every now and then on YouTube, aiming to give a newbie perspective on C64 games - ie do they still hold up, are they still fun, if nostalgia isn't a factor (and so far the answer has been yes they do). I'm hoping that I can ask some stupid questions here and thus avoid at least some of the pitfalls of saying stupid things in my videos.
So, once again, thanks for approving, hope to have some fun chats on here. I'll do my best to not be too much of a spammy git (which is why I've not linked the YouTube for instance).
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2021 12:27:59 GMT by bitmapsretro: Missed a bit - I'm an idiot
I heard the C64 version of Nebulus was good (and it is - better collision detection than the 16-bit versions), then found myself falling in love with the early games - Bruce Lee, Boulder Dash, Jumpman, Wolfenstein, etc.
So glad to hear you're enjoying your time exploring C64 classics. Welcome!
It's not retro to me, it's just how I live. Visit my Commodore blog at: www.my64.in.nf