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Geek Culture / Embrace the Stupid

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Virtual Nomad
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Posted: 17th Dec 2021 15:06 Edited at: 17th Dec 2021 15:06
"Game Development in Eight Bits"; an insightful history lesson with a message that i can embrace:


i can't believe it's nearly 40 minutes long where it felt like 10; it kept my attention and may be worth yours.

the only let-down was that he doesn't elaborate on saving large amounts of data other than saving it to disk. is it "so stupid" as to simply write variables and values?

anyway, enjoy.
pavel_sv_1982
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Posted: 19th Dec 2021 13:42
How do I enable subtitles?
I had a spectrum and a dandy in the 90s.
programming is a hobby, not a job.
Virtual Nomad
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Posted: 19th Dec 2021 18:46
Quote: "How do I enable subtitles?"

hit the [CC] icon on the bottom of the vid
Kevin Picone
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Posted: 20th Dec 2021 13:25
8 bit was the a combination of most fun and equally the mos frustrating era

PlayBASIC To HTML5/WEB - Convert PlayBASIC To Machine Code
Virtual Nomad
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Posted: 20th Dec 2021 15:24 Edited at: 20th Dec 2021 15:25
Quote: "most fun and equally the mos frustrating"

i don't remember RAGE QUITTING being a thing back then.

so, with few exceptions, it was "just right"

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