Subject: [stella] The Demo Image Series #15 - 3 MARIOS (4K)|
From: "Andrew Davie" <atari2600@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 21:41:14 +1100
I'll stop one of these days, I promise. But I'm having too much fun right now. Attached NTSC and PAL binaries shows 3 Marios in action. The flicker is surprisingly not-too-bad. Well, if you stand back from the TV a bit, anyway. Another interesting finding is that if you *DON'T* do the interleaved colour frames, but instead just show a single frame and have the colours RGB on successive scanlines (that is, each scanline is always red, or green, or blue), the frame itself still looks OK. See nointerleave bin files for a demo of this. The advantage of this, of course, is that you only need 1/3 of the graphics data to have similar visuals. Cheers A PS: Congrats to Mario on his great TIA documentation and his demo. I knew he had this stuff for at lease a few months - we had a walk thru town one day and he started rattling off stuff about 1/4 cycles and such, and TOTALLY left me in his wake. I was itching for him to post to the list with his findings!
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