Re: [stella] Thanks for the enlightenment

Subject: Re: [stella] Thanks for the enlightenment
From: Piero Cavina <p.cavina@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 13:57:46 +0100
At 20:37 +0200 1-10-1997, Eckhard Stolberg wrote:

>>Oh yeah, I've done so much mucking about since the last demo that I've
>>kind of lost count of my scanlines. Could a PAL user let me know if it's
>>in colour or black and white?
>Sorry, but it still looses colour on PAL. And if it would display colours,
>they would be quite different from NTSC. Therefore it would be nice, if
>you could design your program in a way, that lets you add a PAL/NTSC
>switch with differnt colour lookup tables, when you have more time.

I had originally designed Oystron to be 90% PAL/NTSC switchable: that is
tables for colours, video sync, timing and even fractional increments so
that objects could go at the same speed in both versions. Then everything
but the sync has been dropped to favour more gameplay features... :-)

It would be nice to see a real multi-standard program and Chris' v-pet
game, not being supposedly very complex, could be a good candidate.


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