Road Runner sprites (was: Re: [stella] Cosmic Ark stars)

Subject: Road Runner sprites (was: Re: [stella] Cosmic Ark stars)
From: Piero Cavina <p.cavina@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 11:05:55 -0400
At 18.17 10/05/97 +0200, Eckhard Stolberg wrote:

>>How did they do those nice blinking background stars in "Cosmic Ark"?

>OK, I cheated. I looked at the code, but it still took some experimentation
>to figure it out.
>Actually the answer is right in the programming manual. It says:

Uh, there were no comments on Eckhard's work... don't you think he would
deserves some applause? :)

Now, speaking of exotic programming techniques, here's another obscure thing...

How could they put three multi-color, single-scanline-resolution,
no-flickering sprites in the same vertical space in Atari's "Road Runner"?
The sprites are Road Runner, Wiley Coyote and the Truck.


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