Hi! On 2012-04-19 21:43, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote: > Hello, >... >> Yes... That still annoys me... The C64 had all the great >> capabilities but no BASIC support for it, not even a monitor >> (something like TIM from the CBM series would have been enough for >> me) while the 264 series had the great BASIC 3.5 but lacked the >> sound and video capabilities. > > In fact, I always considered this to be an advantage of the C64. > > Why? Everyone trying to do sound and/or video was forced to learn about > peek, poke, and the like. From there, it was not very far to learn > assembly. > > With many other machines with their fancy BASIC, people got stuck with > the BASIC. Thus, they never considered really learning about the inner > parts of their machine. Well... I'd say, in practice, this hasn't really been an issue... at least not amongst people I knew. Actually, even though 3.5 has been a very handy environment to use, we still had a very inspiring experience, and that was how much better even low end games looked / acted like, than what we could ever achieve in Basic on the very same machine... ;-) This usually inspired people to move forth and start asking questions, even though they could already code (sometimes pretty nice) programs in 3.5. Best regards, Levente Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-04-20 20:00:28
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