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YOCTOTRO

FormatCommodore 64 Demo
ProgrammingT.M.R
GraphicsT.M.R
 
Release date27th December 2019
Released forIntro Creation Competition 2019
 
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Yoctotro
Yoctotro
Commodore 64

Carrying on from T.M.R's previous coding experiments with making ridiculously small intros, Yoctotro pares everything down to the point that both code and data are squished down to take a miniscule 288 ($120) bytes of the C64's memory. In fact the memory use is tight enough that the file's length actually increases by a couple of hundred bytes after it's been compressed!

There is some room to reduce things further by removing the classic intro "hum" or setting both the logo and scroller to a single colour but, after mulling it over at some length, T.M.R eventually decided that he preferred it with those features present rather than pushing things further.

Trivia: the two characters on screen above the logo are left behind by Exomizer; originally the plan was to instead use Pucruncher which didn't leave visible artefacts, but it didn't like dealing with such a small file.

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