By HCL/Booze Design
Here is a small program that doubles one char-line. If you run it from the basic screen you should see the “64k ram system…” text-line being doubled. The trick can of course be used several times, and by changing char-bank or video-bank at each repetition, large areas of graphics can be moved by just storing one char-line.
*= $0900 sei loop lda #$51 ; Wait for a line cmp $d012 bne *-3 ldx #10 ; Wait one more line.. dex bne *-1 nop cmp $d012 ; ..and make a bit more stabel raster bne *+5 bit $ea nop ldx #5 ; Wait for the perfect moment.. dex bne *-1 nop nop nop inc $d021 ; Display on screen dec $d021 lda #$1a ; Do repeat char-line sta $d011 lda #$54 ; Wait a bit more.. cmp $d012 bne *-3 lda #$1b ; ..before setting $d011 back to original value. sta $d011 nop ldx #0 ; Make raster unstable again :) inc *-1 inx bne *-1 jmp loop