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ARTtech: Paul Grenfell - Hacking Retro Games - When Is A Trainer Like A Space Rocket? (

In 1983 Sandy White released a ground breaking game called Ant Attack. It was always one of my favourite games but it is not without it's flaws. Almost 35 years after it's initial release I decided to hack the game to fix those flaws by taking a trip to the roots of the demoscene and coding a trainer - a program that hacks and adds enhancements to a game.

In this talk I will give an overview of the inner workings and limitations of early 1980's home computers and their programmers as well as discussing ways to get around these quirks when you need to hack their games.

Time and location

Saturday 17:00 - 18:00 (1 h)
Seminar area