Project Dasher for the Commodore 64

I’ve been having soooo much fun with my Floppy Fridays that I couldn’t resist trying my hand at developing some code for the Commodore 64. It meant dusting off my BASIC skills – and even dipping into some Assembler for some of the more advanced effects – but I think the results are worth it.

After some months of behind-the-scenes effort, I can proudly unveil my (and Autodesk Research’s) first project for the C64. Although I found out last week that John Walker – Autodesk’s founder and former CEO – also developed a number of programs for the C64 back when he was exploring its capabilities in the late 1980s. Ah well, we were only about 30 years late to the party. 😛

Anyway, without further ado, here it is. I give you… Project Dasher for the Commodore 64!

This preview video probably raises a bunch of questions about the project. The current Project Dasher is clearly highly dependent on connectivity to allow it to access 3D models and sensor data. While it’s…

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