Re: [stella] Star Fire: Advice on radar needed

Subject: Re: [stella] Star Fire: Advice on radar needed
From: Chris Wilkson <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 13:51:39 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Manuel Polik wrote:

> I'm currently doing the radar screen and have some
> positive results, as you can see in the attached BIN.

wow.  I like it!

> Now my idea was, to reduce the radar to 50% of the
> current size and to make it part of a 6-char display.
> An advantage of this would be, that it'd be completely
> without any flicker.

I actually like the flicker!
It adds to the "electronic instrument" feel of the radar.

> What do you think?

I like it a lot.

But are you displaying the starfield too?  I've shot all the ships, but
there are many objects left in the radar display.  These are very
distracting for me....

I think I'd like the radar above the viewport.  Could be just my Defender
brainwashing coming back to haunt me though. :)  How are you doing the
radar?  Is it a 6-digit routine?  Is there time to draw other things with
the playfield?  Fuel guages, damage indicators, other instuments in general.
I don't know exactly what you're going for, so these might be useless...


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