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2021-02-16 22:15

Registered: Jan 2019
Posts: 26
Sizecoding tips at www.sizecoding.org

Since I complained that the sizecoding page that is linked at http://www.lovebyte.party/ was missing info about the C64 system, I sat down and added my humble knowledge to the article.

If somebody has additional ideas and is motivated, pls. contribute to the Wiki at the following address:

Feel also free to correct my mistakes and inaccuracies :-)
2021-02-17 10:05

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1776
That's pretty comprehensive for a start. :)

One thing that came up while skimming over it is using a little BASIC program before SYS to machine code part, which would generate a sine curve or other data in quite a compact way.

Will add some stuff here and there, but the article should in some way or other also go to Codebase64.org. =)
2021-02-17 13:55

Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 53
Not that I would be doing any size coding anytime soon, but still some useful tips for a beginner like me, written in a very clear and easy-to-read style. Thanks!
2021-02-18 04:51

Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 12
Cool write up wil.

I learned a whole bunch about auto-start methods that I didn't know before.
2021-02-19 10:03

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 25
Great start!
I found a little typo
"Therefore, the VIC uses register at $D011 and the highest bit of register $D012 to represent the current raster line"

This should be the other way around: The high bit of the rasterline is in $d011 and normal rasterline in $d012
2021-02-19 11:02

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1776
You can register an account and edit stuff. :)
2021-02-19 17:00

Registered: Jan 2019
Posts: 26
Quote: You can register an account and edit stuff. :)

as Krill already did - thanks for your contribution and the nifty improvements!
2021-02-19 17:17

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 25
Quote: You can register an account and edit stuff. :)

I just tried several times now and the captcha always failed....sorry, i was willing to help and correct those 2 values.
2021-02-19 19:01

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1776
The captchas are quite hard, admittedly, and very PC scene centered.

I got the 1996 Statix airplane question and didn't know the answer right away, but a bit of web-searching revealed the answer ("paper").

Just click reload on the create-account page until that question appears.
2021-02-19 19:52

Registered: Jan 2019
Posts: 26
I also had to google to find the answer for each capture. But I like reading scene-related stuff, even if it is PC :-)
2021-02-19 20:19

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1776
Well, until you stumble upon "What is your favorite assembler for sizecoding?" and wonder whether any of the accepted answers would work for 6502 assembly. =)
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