Guitar Hero C64

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Nov 28, 2007

Guitar Hero C64 by Hadrian at 10:18 AM (2,431 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Hadrian
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    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    From Shredz64

    "Shredz64 is (will be if successful!) a game for the Commodore 64 that makes use the playstation guitar controller hooked through the PSX64 interface. It is in the beginning stages right now, with only button testing and some graphics routines done, but is on a steady track. There is a good chance Shredz64 will make use of SID and/or MID files for its music, though with channel constraints, SID files are more likely than MIDI files off the bat.

    Some obstacles to be worked through include presentation of music given the 3 voice nature of the 6581 and 8580. Calculation, whether static or dynamic, of fret button mappings to notes as well. Also, efficiency needed for quick polling of the guitar controller.

    Below is a screenshot of the beginnings of the game. I'm keeping the graphics very simple, confined to PETSCII and sprites during the early phases, since I want to save all the processing power I can for the music and response. If I have some extra cycles left over at the end, I'll tweak and polish up the graphics. Anyway, you can see the (very) beginnings of how the main screen will look."
    [​IMG]


    I love the fact that people still program for the C64 and beyond. [​IMG]
     
  2. adgloride

    Member adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Its amazing after 23 years they are still making stuff that works on the c64. Its hard to believe you can also fit a harddrive, get it to read SD cards, go onto the internet, use an accelerator and play 3 players on IK+ and 4 players on some games.
     
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    I wanna see or hear it in action [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Awesome!

    C64 Guitar Hero! I'm still wondering about the quality of the music. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
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    simple answer (for this kind of question):
    because it is possible...
     
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    Will we get the full dolby digital on this one or only the mono? (damn activision [​IMG] ) XD
     
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    There is sidtracker available for windows so yuo can easily make more tracks or covers [​IMG]
     
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    This is completely amazing. It's great that a games premise can be retained and used for previous consoles. I just wish this was used in reverse, games premises are used for future consoles. I'd love to see a reworked Alex Kidd or something. Call me crazy, I know!
     
  10. Hadrian
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    I'm still praying that Activision will go back to making great games like they did with Pitfall, H.E.R.O. & River Raid.
     
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    a reworked Alex Kidd? I too would love seeing that. Though Id love to see SEGA bring back the dead mascot.
    Though a VC port should be a given.
    I dont think Id enjoy a C64 version of it like I did the SMS one.

    Guitar Hero on the C64? Total awsome.
    Throw in some Guiter-ish sid tunes and your good.

    Now how about a Rockband clone? xD
     
  12. Joey Ravn

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    This reminds me of that nifty phrase:
    -'Why do dogs lick their balls?'
    -'Because they can'
    [​IMG]

    Anyway, awesome news. But 'awesome' as in 'un-freaking-believable'. I'm amazed people still dev for such an 'ancient' console nowadays [​IMG]
    Really top notch.
     
  13. Hit

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    Yea to bad of the display
     
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    as i see "64" in the end of title of topic, i KNEW it is my hadrian ...
     
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    Woo, Star Power!
     
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    Awesome [​IMG] I wish my C64 was still alive... RIP
     
  17. adgloride

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    You can get video leads to connect it up to the TV to give a better picture. Or you could connect it up to a monitor.
     

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