[stella] Lode Runner, number of levels
Subject: [stella] Lode Runner, number of levels|
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 22:07:31 -0800
As for the number of levels, the XEGS Lode Runner cart (which I highly
recommend by the way) has 99 levels built in. It being all on the
cartridge, it's really convenient, vs. the disk version. There is
something to be said of the benefits of banked ROM vs. load times, whether
it be disk or supercharger ;)
Another cool thing about the Lode Runner cart is that it lets you
read/write your custom levels to disk without even having to first boot up
the machine in AtariDOS. Pretty slick.
There were other carts that Atari converted over from diskbased
games. Flight Simulator II was one, and Ace of Aces. They were using
higher capacity banked ROMs for these, I'm sure. I have Ace of Aces on
disk and that game goes to the floppy every time you shift
perspectives. I'm sure it plays a lot better on cartridge. Atari must
have done a fair bit of recoding to make the games work that way.
Just thought it might be relevant to the discussion of how to store levels...
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