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Old 22nd May, 2013, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TrevorS View Post
That's probably before the developments of compilers for Z80 and x86 processors. Back in the days when code was hand written in assembly, an imaginative fellow could accomplish amazing things with small amounts of memory.
For me Elite was a mind boggling game on my ZX Spectrum with 48K of RAM!

Eight galaxies, each galaxy containing 256 planets. How do you fit that in to 48K? Done using procedural generation rather than data.

Seemed like magic to me at the time.
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