Subject: Re: [stella] Your homebrew|
From: Dan Iacovelli <Dan-AVC@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 17:27:35 -0500
At 11:21 PM 9/25/2001 -0400, you wrote:
making little progress but i got longs ways to go . but i hope to have enough info my Xmas to start on my HomeBrew ( sometimes i wonder if i just did this in
You have to be patient. Most 2600 games took about six months to complete, and that was by experienced assembly programmers working full-time. Homebrews here typically take a lot longer because we're only working on it on and off during our spare time.
Going from BASIC to assembly is a big transition. It requires a very different way of thinking about code. That combined with the strict timing of the 2600 makes it very demanding. It's impossible to program the 2600 in a casual manner. You have to be very aware of everything you are doing while you debug.
I agree with Glenn on that porting a program from basic to 2600 code is hard. that's why my own projects are taking me so long to do. plus like Glenn said I'm also doing my projects on my free time after work. Dan Iacovelli
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