Re: CSG 4510 and 4567 and Dmagic reverse engineering

From: Mark McDougall <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 12:38:23 +1000
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Stingray wrote:

> I would bet that the engineers working on some of these IC's
> (specially the VIC ic out of the C65) kept their documents & notes, If
> you were the engineer that had worked on the design of the VIC III, I
> bet you would hold onto your notes and documents after the project was
> scraped.  

You might be surprised. I'm always amazed when I hear of 80's programmers
who reveal in interviews that the source code from some 'classic' game has
been long lost...

I think the problem is that for people that were working on this stuff, at
the time it was just another design, part of their normal job, and the
significance was lost on them. I mean, who would realistically have imagined
back then that we'd be discussing the C64 on a mailing list almost 30 years 


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