6502 ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE NONSENSE
I can't quite remember the name of the 6502 symbolic assembler I was using, but I remember it came in a small brown vinyl "leather" binder on 5.25" floppy diskette (UPDATE: it was
A grade school student spending 1/8th of his annual earnings on an assembler? Madness!
I do recall this winning contest entry as having some ridiculously small number of bytes, like 256 or 512. And that's a fair amount of code in 8-bit assembly. I did not understand the relationship between frequency and tuning a major scale, so the notes in the nonsense musical synthesizer got progressively sour as the register went up.
Although the contest results were published in 1985, I seem to recall actually testing the program on the Apple ][+ in Louise Robbins' science classroom. I never could afford an Apple ][+ series machine.
This was my bible:
6502 Assembly Language Programming by Lance A. Leventhal A comprehensive and classic book.
Labels: 1985, 6502, Apple ][+, apple2, assembly, creative computing