Subject: [stella] [Stella] Help on emulators needed|
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 09:56:38 +0200
I want to get into VCS programming a little bit, too. ("Look, another ME TOO programmer!") - I know, but I'm sure there have been far more ME TOO 2600 progammers out 14-15 years ago who even SOLD their cartridges at dumping prices! One difficulty I have is to determine which emulator I should use to test my programs. I've got three ones on my harddisk: -A26.com which is only 22 kb long, but doesn't seem to emulate very faithful. -PC Atari 1.2 which has got a VERY DARK display, but seems to emulate pretty faithful. -STELLA which has got a good palette like A26.com, but doesn't seem to emulate the HMOVE blanks very faithful. Some of you wrote earlier, that if a VCS program ran on Stella, it would probably also run on a real Atari. However, I tried to assemble some demo sources out of your mailing list with DASM, and they didn't work. Stella always tells me about some illegal operation the 6507 has encountered. I also disassembled a few BIN images of real 2600 carts and reassembled them with DASM, and they worked with Stella. Oystron also works, like some of your demo BIN's, while others don't. So, does anybody of you know what I have to do in my code or with STELLA itself in order to have it going? Or should I forget STELLA and turn to another emulator? I know that the question has been out yet, but the guy there used a 2K image, and you adviced him to turn to a 4K one. I already stick to 4K, but it still doesn't work. I've also tried to download PCAE 2.0 from http://classicgaming.com/pcae/, but the downloading process always stops after having loaded about 32K of the ZIP file. Can anybody help me here? (I've also got a real 2600 at home, but no Supercharger, also no soundcard for my PC.) Kurt Woloch (from Austria) -- Archives (includes files) at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/archives/ Unsub & more at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/stella.html Don't post pirate BINs to Stellalist. Be a programmer, not a pirate. Write the best game, win framed autographs of famous Atari alumni!!