Lecture: How I ported Space Invaders to a video game console from 1978, 2021-07-10, 19:00

Anke Stüber stueberahoo at yahoo.de
Wed Jul 7 01:24:14 CDT 2021

Hi all,

you're invited to the Update computer club[0] public lecture series
"Updateringar"[1]! Update is a Swedish computer club founded in 1983
whose members tinker with all kinds of computers, from Raspberry Pi to
PDP-12. The club has a big collection of historic computers. In this
lecture series we'll talk about everything related to computers:
Historic and modern computers, operating systems, programming, hardware
projects, creating art with computers, building a computer museum, and

When:  2021-07-10, 19:00 CEST
Where: https://bbb.cryptoparty.se/b/upd-0mo-m2u-aq8

How I ported Space Invaders to a video game console from 1978
Bjarni walks us through his recent port of the arcade classic to the
Philips Videopac, a second-generation video game console. He explains
the hardware limitations and shows tricks used to get around them —
unlike in the arcade machine there is no frame buffer, and the
functionality of the hardware sprites is severely constrained on the
Videopac. The development of the port was done on real hardware with a
home-made USB-connected game cartridge.
Bjarni Juliusson (Update)

The lecture is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming: 2021-08-14, 19:00: The Whirlwind I. Angelo Papenhoff (Humboldt
University of Berlin)

Hope to see you there,

[0] http://www.update.uu.se/index_eng.html
[1] https://www.update.uu.se/wiki/doku.php/projekt:updateringar

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