Linus Åkesson

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My name is Linus Åkesson, though some of you may know me as lft. I live in Lund, Sweden.

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Field Sort

I've discovered a new, fast technique for sorting sprites by Y-position on the Commodore 64. While it doesn't beat the fastest routine known, it strikes a good balance between speed and memory usage, and it makes use of several interesting low-level programming tricks. To see how it works, please come with me down the rabbit hole of bleeding-edge C64 programming! Read more.

Posted Sunday 24-Sep-2017 23:00, 0 comments.

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Glyptodont

Glyptodont was my contribution to the C64 music compo at Datastorm 2017 Summer Edition. It achieved a meager 5th place out of six, although that is perhaps to be expected for a pensive and melancholic tune. I hope you will enjoy it anyway! Read more.

Posted Thursday 21-Sep-2017 21:42, 0 comments.

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Stranded for the C64

Almost out of petrol, you leave the motorway at the first exit. You find your way to the local petrol station. But you soon realise that refueling your car and leaving the village will be more challenging than you thought... Read more.

Posted Thursday 21-Sep-2017 21:40, 0 comments.

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Dishwasher Groove

A beat was coming from the dishwasher in the kitchen, so I turned it into a SID tune for the C64 music compo at Gubbdata 2017, where it ended up on 3rd place. Read more.

Posted Thursday 21-Sep-2017 21:32, 0 comments.

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Toy Rocket

This little SID tune ended up on 3rd place in the Oldskool Music compo at Revision 2017. I composed it on a real C64 using my recently released tracker, Blackbird. Hope you like it! Read more.

Posted Tuesday 2-May-2017 22:37, 2 comments.

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A Mind Is Born

Making a demo in just 256 bytes would be a formidable challenge regardless of platform. A Mind Is Born is my attempt to do it on the Commodore 64. In the absence of an actual 256-byte compo, it was submitted to the Oldskool 4K Intro compo at Revision 2017, where it ended up on 1st place. Read more.

Posted Thursday 20-Apr-2017 08:13, 50 comments.

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Live at Datastorm 2017

I got the opportunity to play my Pocket Operators live at the Datastorm demoparty in Gothenburg, in front of about 200 people. The performance mainly contains my own compositions reinterpreted for the POs, but I've thrown in a couple of covers of classic C64 tunes too for good measure. Enjoy! Read more.

Posted Friday 7-Apr-2017 06:48, 4 comments.

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