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Hi, my name is Nadia, and I am so happy to be making my first post here. I am new to the world of retro computing, I am only 22 so the 8bit computers were long fazed out by the time I was born, However I have a love for computers and computer Hardware. I discovered many retro YTubers and learned so much from them about the systems of Yesteryear. This new found passion has me excited for the new X16 and learning to code for it...(This will be my first coding experience :)  ) I hope to meet many new people on here as I begin my journey in the world of 8bit computing.

Here is some fun facts about me if you care to read:

Likes: Synth Music, Paint Programs, and Video Games that dont require 100 hours to beat

Dislikes: Modern Game Industry, Boring Business Design, Any windows OS above 2000

Favorite Movie: Hackers (1995)

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Hi Nadia and welcome 🙂

If the X16 is indeed going to be your first ever coding experience, I suggest that you start out with BASIC and work your way up.

As the Commander X16 is using the same BASICv2 as the Commodore 64, there are plenty of resources online to help you get startet.

I suggest starting here: https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/BASIC and specifically the list of commands https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/BASIC#Overview_of_BASIC_Version_2.0_.28second_release.29_Commands

When you want to go X16 specific, the Commander X16 Programmers Reference Guide is an excellent resource and of course the VERA Programmers Reference when you want to get very graphics specific.

@DusanStrakl has some very nice tutorials on both BASIC and assembler programming for the Commander X16 here: https://www.8bitcoding.com/p/commander-x16.html

If/when you want to start doing assembler, @SlithyMatt is creating great content on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/slithymatt/playlists

There are probably other good resources that I have forgotten or have not yet found, but generally I find this forum to be very friendly and helpful so go ahead and ask away if you have any questions.

Happy coding

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7 minutes ago, JimmyDansbo said:

Hi Nadia and welcome 🙂

If the X16 is indeed going to be your first ever coding experience, I suggest that you start out with BASIC and work your way up.

As the Commander X16 is using the same BASICv2 as the Commodore 64, there are plenty of resources online to help you get startet.

I suggest starting here: https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/BASIC and specifically the list of commands https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/BASIC#Overview_of_BASIC_Version_2.0_.28second_release.29_Commands

When you want to go X16 specific, the Commander X16 Programmers Reference Guide is an excellent resource and of course the VERA Programmers Reference when you want to get very graphics specific.

@DusanStrakl has some very nice tutorials on both BASIC and assembler programming for the Commander X16 here: https://www.8bitcoding.com/p/commander-x16.html

If/when you want to start doing assembler, @SlithyMatt is creating great content on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/slithymatt/playlists

There are probably other good resources that I have forgotten or have not yet found, but generally I find this forum to be very friendly and helpful so go ahead and ask away if you have any questions.

Happy coding

Thank you so much for the resources. I got the emulator setup and have figured out how to make that work. Tomorrow morning I'll start doing my first basic program using the "Snake" guide as well as start working on a concept for an original code I can make. 

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On 5/20/2021 at 1:21 PM, Nadia said:

...Likes: ... and Video Games that dont require 100 hours to beat

Oh, standing ovation for that one!!!

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On 5/20/2021 at 12:21 AM, Nadia said:

Likes: Synth Music, Paint Programs, and Video Games that dont require 100 hours to beat

Dislikes: Modern Game Industry, Boring Business Design, Any windows OS above 2000

Welcome, Nadia!  I'm with you 100% on both of these!  More specifically, the Boring Business Design and Windows OSs beyond 2000.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with on the X16!

 

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