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FEMTOTRO

FormatCommodore 64 Demo
ProgrammingT.M.R
GraphicsT.M.R
Music4-Mat
 
Release date8th December 2018
Released forIntro Creation Competition 2018
 
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Femtotro
Femtotro
Commodore 64

Here's a second intro for the CSDb Intro Creation Competition! Femtotro is a reworking of the Babygang intro which T.M.R wrote in 1991 - it was included in the Cosine intro anthology Backlog back in 1999 - but reduced in size even further so this release is, unsurprisingly, more about size coding than anything else; the last thing in the memory is text for the scrolling message so, if the writer isn't feeling particularly verbose, the entire intro can fit into well under 4K of memory uncompressed.

Trivia: this intro has been kept short by loading a character set and some of the sprite data into the screen memory, all of which has been arranged around the scrolling message and masked with the colour RAM. The character set is optimised to keep overheads down further, even doing little tricks such as reusing the O character as a zero!

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