Re: [stella] Linking 2600 consoles?

Subject: Re: [stella] Linking 2600 consoles?
From: Songbird <forhan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 15:50:55 -0500 (CDT)
On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Chris Wilkson - MCD wrote:

> Ya know, I was thinking about this a couple of years ago.  Maybe even
> before doom came out.  I was thinking that if you used one machine
> to do the kernal, a second machine could do game logic, etc. They would
> both have 1 controller port for a total of 2, and the only data you'd need
> to send back and forth would be one set of joystick data, certain registers
> (collision detection for example), and you'd need to send tia info to the
> kernal machine.  Knowing what I know now, which still isn't much, I think
> this particular setup would be difficult at best.

This sounds like a nightmare to manage.  I'd much rather have both games
run the exact same piece of code, and just use the network for
transmitting joystick information.  This is the same as most Lynx games,
and even Jag Doom uses this same, simple algorithm.

You'll really bog down if you try to transmit game logic, etc., across a

> But I still like the idea, and I think that with some thought, some of the
> people on this list could get some type of network to work.

That's what I'm hoping (Jim, are you listening? ;-) ).

Carl Forhan    <><
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