> So the demo will appear to "crash" some time after the "bug description" > scrolltext comes around for the second time. Unless you pressed spacebar > to view the bug description, the "crash" will never occur! Very detailed. The only thing not mentioned is, that the hoax will be revealed after the "VIC too hot" messages beeps xx-times (Forgot the value, but it was way too large :)). > Furthermore, the actual 26-line (which is rather 25 1/2 line) effect is > done through a "simple" $D011 YSCROLL/RSEL trick as someone already To be very precise, it is a 25 7/8 line, but it can be done as a full 26th line. This trick is pretty straightforward, start displaying a pic at rasterline $30 and you will be able to do a badline on the very last line of the pic, which gives you some additional lines. Of course, the badline must restart the internal VIC-counters, so it has to be a few cycles before you'd change $d011 for displaying FLI. I developed the idea while doing the 64Hz-IFLI-viewer for the C128, cause I had some GFX-garbage in the lower border. As I hadn't seen such a part till then, but just a 26th line alone may be boring, I added the weirdest text my mind could come up with. Well, it may also have been a late revenge for all these people who fooled me with such texts ;) I never realized some people would actually open their commies and try! I feel kind of sorry for them, I hope you don't mind. Of course, I was not the first to do that, I was at least 12 years too late, but hey, I found it all on my own. And this kind of coding makes the C64 RULE! :))) Ciao Ninja/The Dreams Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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