Re: Announcement: VIMM - VIC20 Megademo Released

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2000-12-21 14:16:54

On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, Carlsson, Anders wrote:

> I heard there was a demo party in The Netherlands last weekend, which 
> had a class for "the C64 age" or something. The winner was an Oric 
> demo I have downloaded, but not tried in an emulator yet. The Oric 
> technically is slightly better than the VIC-20, but it makes me wonder 
> how our demo had survived.

What makes you think that the Oric-1 is better than the VIC-20?  Its
hardware is more restrictive.  It is slower (a 6502 running at exactly 1
megahertz), its video output is much worse (digital RGB output only, the
video chip has a teletext-like functionality that can only be controlled
by writing to memory, there is no easy way to read the raster beam
position, except a "vertical retrace" signal with a hardware
modification), and its keyboard is much worse.  It doesn't even have a
joystick interface.  But it's better than the Spectrum, since it has a
6502 processor. :-)


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